None of the Borders in my state or the one to its west are going out of business, so unlike the vultures Sean and Charm, I have not been picking at their corpse for new books. I have gone online and picked up some books I need to go through for some background research. The second book is mostly a straight survey of New Thought and different “Mind Cure” beliefs, but the first and third are more “mile wide and inch deep” books that cover a wide array of mystics, cults, healers and con men, in other words, for my reading tastes, a tall, cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day.
The Confusion of Tongues: A Review of Modern Isms by Charles Ferguson (Doubleday, 1929)
Mind Cure in New England: From the Civil War to World War I by Gail Parker (University Press of New England, 1973)
Mystic Healers and Medicine Shows: Blazing Trails to Wellness in the Old West and Beyond edited by Gene Fowler (Ancient City Press, 1997)
-The Filled Slip