M. Lamar Keene was a ‘Spiritual Medium’ who started feeling guilty about his con game (sort of like the TV show, The Mentalist). People apparently made attempts to kill him, over this book about the fraudulent craft., so the Psychic Mafia is an apt name.
My fictional cult has mafia aspects and they will hold a séance, at the Spiritualist community known as Cassadaga. The séance will be different than the commonly portrayed séance, but it is comparable enough. I didn’t add an allusion to this book, but I may later. This blog partially acts as a ‘to do’ list and this is a possible ‘to do”. If something interests me, while I research–I blog about it.