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Mar 30, 2017

Researcher and photojournalist, Shannon Taggart, shares stories from her 16 years of photographing Spiritualism for a project called SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm. For more info visit

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In this episode:

  • Episode Teaser :00
  • Intro 1:40
  • Welcome, Shannon Taggart! 2:12
  • Shannon’s Bio 3:53
  • Her first introduction to Spiritualism 6:22
  • Spending time in the analog town known as Lily Dale 9:02
  • Shannon describes her photography in this project 13:13
  • Playing with photographic accidents and anomaly 15:08
  • The séance lighting 17:40
  • The journalistic aspect of the project, plus “paradrama”  19:37
  • Kai Muegge and the search for ectoplasm 25:42
  • Skepticism and just letting go 28:25
  • ITC (Instrumental Trans Communication) 33:30
  • Looking back at the archive of spirit photography 37:28
  • A sneak peek at some of the photos! Plus, hands and faces changing shape! 44:05
  • More about Shannon Taggart 52:27
  • Outro 1:00:45


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