spiritualist 1852, "one who believes in the ability of the living to communicate with the dead via a medium," from SPIRITUAL (Cf. spiritual) + -IST (Cf. -ist) (also see SPIRIT (Cf. spirit)).
Every two or three years the Americans have a paroxysm of humbug -- ... at the present time it is Spiritual-ism. [J.Dix, "Transatlantic Tracings," 1853]

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