A new historian of Victorian America and Spiritualism and member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), Lisa Borja has a masters in psychology and interest that extends to the exploration of dreams, parapsychology, psychic phenomena and life after death. Intriguing studies that led to writing historical fiction include books about the SPR, the reportedly channeled writings of Patience Worth, and the lives of William James, Edmund Gurney, Leonora Piper, and Victoria Woodhull, among others.
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As The Spirit Writings are on hiatus, please see Meditative Dishwashing for my regular blog. Filed under: writing
I don’t intend for this to be dramatic, although only one thing has felt more emotional, vital, painful and soul crushing in my life. Sure, I had some fun writing my first book the past six years. I read an inspiring biography by Deborah Blum, and for the first time in my life, bam! I…
Let me start by saying I am not dying. Nevertheless, it is true that I keep this diary now of what happens to me because the life I have led thus far will soon end and another will begin. The loveliest and most musical phrase—”no more school”—has finally become a…