The name “Shakers” comes from the practice of shaking out evil. They shook their bodies and hands to rid themselves of evil. Initially called “Shaking Quakers,” the name was shortened to “Shakers,” though their full name is United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing.
– Who were the Shakers? I had no idea they held to such strange doctrines. Ann Lee as the second appearing of Christ? These folk religious organizations are seldom as innocuous as they seem.