In this lavishly illustrated livestream talk, Dr Alinda Damsma will discuss the fascinating ways in which our ancient ancestors connected with their loved ones (and not so loved ones!) beyond the veil.

From the Bible, we learn that mediumship was practised in the ancient world. This livestream talk takes the intriguing biblical story about the Woman of Endor as the entry point to an in-depth exploration of mediumship throughout the ancient Near East, from Ancient Egypt to Mesopotamia.

Book now and prepare for a colourful and bewitching journey, signposted by talking skulls and coloured by letters to the dead!


This talk will be recorded. You will find the recording link in your College Account within two working days from the event - an email will alert you when it is ready. This recording will be available for replay for three months following the event. Please see our terms for more information.


Previous participants say:

"I loved it. Very informative, Alinda has really done some in depth research."

"Very well presented and interesting."

"Dr. Damsma is a wealth of informed knowledge, and her enthusiasm is contagious! I would attend anything by this wonderful presenter."

"Fabulous fantastic engaging and knowledgable speaker."

"I love the talks by Alinda Damsma. They are always super interesting."


This talk will be live in our online classroom

All you need to take part is a good internet connection and a computer with a webcam, microphone and Zoom.

On booking this talk, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to access it. Remember to check your spam folder if you don't receive this confirmation email in your inbox.

Please send us a message if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy the talk!

About Dr Alinda Damsma

Image of course leader Alinda Damsma Dr Alinda Damsma lectures on ancient Semitic languages and is the Deputy Head of the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London (UCL).
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