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Davis, Andrew Jackson
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Davis, Andrew Jackson, * 11 Aug 1826 (Blooming Grove, New York), † 13 Jan 1910 (Watertown, Massachusetts)

Writer, clairvoyant, physician, lecturer, reformer, and forerunner of → New Age spirituality, Davis can rightfully be called the major theologian and philosopher of 19th-century → Spiritualism in the United States. Although most of our information concerning his early life comes from an autobiography whose veracity is questionable, it is likely that he grew up in humble circumstances in rural New York state and was deeply dissatisfi…

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Lucas, Phillip Charles, “Davis, Andrew Jackson”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 26 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_091>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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