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Sex and the Ghost Show: The Early Ghost Lanternists

  • David J. Jones
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Abstract

Georg Schröpfer (1730–74), an ex-waiter, ex-Hussar and practising Freemason, opened his coffee-house around 1761 in the Klostergasse, Leipzig. Yet the business was not profitable and in order to make ends meet, Schröpfer branched out into providing a séance involving the summoning of ghosts. These sessions actually involved projections from a hidden lantern.

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Bare Breast Beautiful Woman Lonely Existence Engagement Ring Rose Tree 
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  • David J. Jones
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  1. 1.Open UniversityUK

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