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Strange And Secret People Summary

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Breaking down the Victorian ideologies of the supernatural in the second chapter of “Strange and Secret Peoples- Fairies and the Victorian Consciousness”, Carole Silver separates the rationalization into three main categories: spiritual, scientific, and physic. Thus, with each sect providing substantial evidence for their theories, the Victorian population was thrown into a feuding fairy craze. After stating the variety of prominent figures who argued for the existence of fairies, Sliver begins the in-depth break down of the spiritual –and closely related psychic sect—rational of the “Victorian Spiritualists, occultist, and Theosophists.” Summarized, Silver claims that some theologians viewed fairies as spiritual, elemental beings that existed
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