The New Motor- Spiritualist John Murray Spear

Communes USA by Christian Goodwillie

Episode notes

This week we have a fantastically weird-yet true-story that rivals Frankenstein. Spiritualist John Murray Spear and his followers constructed a "New Motor," or "Electrical Infant," under the direction of the spirits of Benjamin Franklin and others. It was to be animated with a charge of sexual energy with a mission of redeeming humanity. We speak with John B. Buescher, author of The Remarkable Life of John Murray Spear: Agitator for the Spirit Land

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