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Annali Dello Spiritismo

years away. Anka is a special effects designer. The Anthony spent fifteen years teaching before 

entity he channels provides some of the most becoming active in temperance. Her family had a 

technical and analytical material channeled long activist tradition that gave her a sense of 

today, according to Jon Klimo, a former Rutgers justice and moral fervor. In 1845 the family 

University professor.
moved to Rochester, New York. There they 

became very active in the anti-slavery move- 

ment, with like-minded Quakers meeting at their 
Klimo, Jon: Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Infor- 
home on a weekly basis. The year after moving to 
mation from Paranormal Sources. Los Angeles: Jeremy 
Rochester, she was appointed head of the girls’ 
P. Tarcher, 1987
department at Canajoharie Academy and taught 

there for two years, earning $110 per year. While 
at the academy, she joined the Daughters of Tem- 

see also Italy
perance and campaigned for stronger liquor laws.

The “Annals of Spiritualism,” or Annali Dello As a woman, she was not allowed to speak at 

Spiritismo, was the first major Spiritualism temperance rallies; a situation that led her, in 

journal published in Italy. It appeared in Turin in 1852, to join the women’s rights movement. She 

1863 and continued in print until 1898, under was encouraged in this by one of the leaders of 

the editorship of Signor Niceforo Filalete, a pseu- the women’s rights movement, Elizabeth Cady 

donym of Professor Vincenzo Scarpa.
Stanton. Anthony was introduced to Stanton by 

Daniel Dunglas Home had visited Italy in Amelia Bloomer. In 1853 Anthony asked, at the 

1852 and when he returned to England left a vio- state teachers’ convention, for women to have a 

lent controversy amongst the Italian journalists. voice at the convention, to take committee posi- 

Home’s enthusiasm had brought about the forma- tions, and to receive better pay. In 1856 Anthony 

tion of a large number of development circles became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery 

throughout the country. This led to the publica- Society. Despite verbal and physical abuse, she 

tion of Il amore del Vero, in Geneva, edited by Dr. made speeches, organized rallies, placed posters, 
and distributed leaflets. She became well enough 
Pietro Suth and Signor B. E. Manieri. It contained 
known that she was hung in effigy and, in Syra- 
accounts of Spiritualist activities in other parts of 
cuse, her image was dragged through the streets.
Europe and in the United States and was circulat- 

ed in Italy, despite the protests of the Church.
In 1863, together with Elizabeth Stanton, 

At the same time that Annali Dello Spiritismo Anthony organized a Women‘s National Loyal 

first appeared, a Spiritualist society was formed in League to petition for the abolition of slavery. 

Palermo, named Il Societa Spiritual di Palermo, Five years later she encouraged New York women 

with Signor J. V. Paleolozo as president and with in the sewing and printing trades to form their 

members of the caliber of Paolo Morelle, profes- own union. In 1868, with Stanton, in Rochester, 

sor of Latin and philosophy.
she started a newspaper titled The Revolution. In 

1870 she formed, and became President of, the 
Workingwomen’s Central Association, which 
Spence, Lewis: An Encyclopedia of the Occult. London: 
George Routledge & Sons, 1920
kept reports on working conditions and provided 
advancement opportunities for women.

It was in 1891 that Anthony first appeared at 
Lily Dale, the New York Spiritualist community. 
The Post Journal of Jamestown, New York, report- 

Born in Adams, Massachusetts, on February ed “Susan B. Anthony, with Elizabeth Cady 

15, 1820, to a Quaker family, Susan B.
Stanton, decided to visit Chautauqua Institution


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