Lee, Ann
(1736-1784)
   Also known as Ann the Word, Mother Ann, and Mother Ann Lee. One of the founders of the Shakers, who claimed divine guidance in the form of " visions and other messages from God. Lee taught the attainment of perfect holiness by giving up all sexual relations. The spells of shaking and trembling from which she suffered (and from which the Shaker movement derived its name) were attributed by her to sin being purged from the body by the Holy Spirit. Her visions and fits, in which she allegedly "became one with the Saviour in body and spirit", have been attributed retrospectively to epilepsy.
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