Women With a Past: Elspeth Buchan

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3 Dec 2012 - 14:05

Elspeth Buchan (1738–1791) was the founder of a Scottish religious sect known as the Buchanites.

"In 1784 Robert Burns had a brush with that rarest of rare things in 18th century Scotland: a female religious cult leader and her followers - who "pretends to give them the Holy Ghost by breathing on them, which she does with postures and practices that are scandalously indecent..."

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