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Roberts, Jane
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Roberts, Dorothy Jane, * 8 May 1929 (Saratoga Springs, New York), † 5 Sep 1984 (Elmira, New York)

Jane Roberts – her first given name is never used – preferred to see herself as a poet and writer, but achieved fame by her books based upon “channeled” messages received from a “spiritual entity” called Seth. Her childhood was difficult: her parents divorced while she was still a small child, and Jane spent some years in a Roman Catholic orphanage. Having returned home, she was forced to take care of the household w…

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Roberts, Jane”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 12 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_314>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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