Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution:
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Después de la muerte por Léon Denis, 1906. (About 3 minutes.) This video is in Spanish but if your Spanish is rusty, no worries, you'll get the idea of the importance of this book if you know that Francisco I. Madero was the leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico 1911-1913 and, of course, the author of Manual espírita or, Spiritist Manual. The voiceover, by my godson the actor Fernando Cattori, is a reading of the inscription dated 1915 in Denis' book.

C.M. Mayo Talks About Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution and Four Exceedingly Rare Books

Jeffrey Mishlove interviews C.M. Mayo about her book, Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual for "New Thinking Allowed"

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

The Spiritist Religions of Brazil with Stanley Krippner--Jeffrey Mishove's New Thinking Allowed

Francisco I. Madero

A one minute Mexican government video which gives a very basic idea of the official version of Madero's importance in Mexico.

Roopa Pai Decodes the Bhagavad Gita (TEDx Talk)
The Hindu holy book known as the Bhagavad Gita was a crucial influence on Madero's philosophy. In this TED Talk Roopa Pai gives an excellent basic introduction to this classic text that predates organized religion.

Who was Allan Kardec?
Allan Kardec was the founder of Spiritism, author of several books and a magazine which inspired Francisco I. Madero to become an ardent Spiritist. In this brief video, a contemporary Spiritist provides a brief and straightforward explanation in English.

Annie Besant: An Unlikely Rebel
Part 1; Part 2; Part 3.
About the English feminist and freethinker-turned Theosophist, the leading protogé of Helena P. Blavatsky and, later, adoptive mother of Kirshnamurti.

Interconnected Mind and the Global Consciousness Project Feat
Video: An interview with Dr. Roger Nelson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Film clip from 1927 in which the author talks about his Sherlock Holmes detective novels and (at approximately 5:00) his psychic experiences.

Ouija: The Talking Board
An informative video starring Mitch Horowitz, author of Occult America

Possibly representative of Spiritualist and Spiritist table-tipping sessions of yore. . .

At the Bee and Thistle Inn in Lyme, Connecticut
(Gets very interesting at about 5:30)

German table tipping

At Lampne Castle, UK

Kenneth Batcheldor Table-Tipping Documentary
(Clip from the late 1970s with the psychokinesis researcher)

TV tray table

Another TV tray table

Small table gets violent with lone medium in France

Computer table, one medium plus chair

Tiny table, two girls, just thumbs

Lots of girls, big table, moving fast (at about 3:10)

Lots of people, nothing doing (apparently)

 1910: La revolución espírita
A splendid and expertly narrated film featuring historians Manuel Guerra de Luna, Alejandro Rosas, and Manuel Villalpando. Directed by Alejandro Fernandez Solsona; Screenplay by Manuel Guerra de Luna. In Spanish.

Now in English as well.

The Storm that Swept Mexico
PBS TV series about the Revolution.

El Niño Fidencio, De Roma a Espinazo

(Niño Fidencio, From Rome to Espinazo)
A film by Juan Farré, 2008

Niño Fidencio: El taumaturgo de Espinazo
(Niño Fidencio: Healer of Espinazo)
A film by Nicolás Echeverría, 1980

Through the Tunnel and Beyond
Leading Near Death Experience (NDE) researcher Dr. Raymond Moody's DVD.

Reality and the Extended Mind
Part I of the film by Adrian Nelson

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Now available in paperback, Kindle, and in Spanish, also in paperback and Kindle.

Trailers for the 2011 e-book edition of Spiritist Manual

Version 1 (approximately 2 minutes)

Version 2 (approximately 1 minute)