Item #31194 Psychic Cinerama. George E. Vandeman.
Psychic Cinerama
Psychic Cinerama

Psychic Cinerama

Washington, DC: Reach Out for Life, 1971. Single 8 1/2 x 14" sheet, folded into a four panel leaflet.

A brochure by the influentiall Seventh-Day Adventist, remarkable for the manner in which it is designed in order to look like a psychedelic advertising brochure for a film. The text begins with a promising question: "Is there some sort of psychic telephone by which you can talk with the dead?", but then devolves into an attack on ghosts, psychic phenomena, spiritualism and mediumship. Rather then specifically being about film, Vandeman appears to have considered it as a metaphor for the spectacle created by our urge to know. As he puts it in an earlier, text, Playing Dice with the Universe, "This is a generation that wants to know. It is satisfied with nothing less. It is little wonder, then, that we find ourselves surrounded by a psychic cinerama that defies description."

An Adventist tarnschrift in counterculture territory and a remarkable artifact from the spiritual wars.

A ragged example, with heavy rubbing to fold lines, with a couple small holes rubbed through one fold, one fold partially separated for half the length, a rsmall ubbertstamped number, and some faint old tidemarking and softening from prior moisture exposure, but structurally otherwise still sound and complete.

OCLC locates only a single holding. Item #31194

Price: $75.00

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