The Role of Spiritism in the Mexican Revolution, Part Three: Death of a Spiritist,withC. M. Mayo

Books Mentioned In This Interview

C. M. Mayo is a literary journalist, novelist, memoirist, short story writer, and noted literary translator of contemporary Mexican fiction and poetry. Her books include Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual; The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire; Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion; Miraculous Air; and Sky Over El Nido.

Here she describes the difficulties Francisco Madero faced in ruling Mexico after the 1910 Revolution. Some enemies opposed him because he was a spiritist. Others, both on the right and left, felt dissatisfied with his policies. At the end of his life, when faced with a coup d’état, he demonstrated enormous courage in the face of death. This would be consistent with his spiritist beliefs.

(Recorded on February 26, 2016)

Published on February 29, 2016


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