The History of Spiritualism by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle's very well received story of Modern Spiritualism, acting as a spokesman for the cause. One of Doyle's last literary efforts, this work traces the history of spiritualism through the early 20th century, and includes profiles of such prominent spiritualists as Emmanuel Swedenborg, Edward Irving, D. D. Home, Sir William Crookes, and Eusapia Palladino. Best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) dedicated himself to the cause of spiritualism in later life. His passion for the paranormal led Doyle to such excesses as the ill-advised endorsement of Elsie Wright's and Frances Griffith's clumsily faked photographs of the "Cottingley fairies" in 1922.

Table of Contents:

   I. The Story of Swedenborg
   II. Edward Irving: The Shakers
   III. The Prophet of the New Revelation
   IV. The Hydesville Episode
   V. The Career of the Fox Sisters
   VI. First Developments in America
   VII. The Dawn in England
   VIII. Continued Progress in England
   IX. The Career of D. D. Home
   X. The Davenport Brothers
   XI. The Researches of Sir William Crookes (1870–1874)
   XII. The Eddy Brothers and the Holmeses
   XIII. Henry Slade and Dr. Monck
   XIV. Collective Investigations of Spiritualism
   I. The Career of Eusapia Palladino
   II. Great Mediums from 1870 to 1900: Charles H. Foster-Madame d'Esperance-Eglinton-Stainton Moses
   III. The Society for Psychical Research
   IV. Ectoplasm
   V. Spirit Photography
   VI. Voice Mediumship and Moulds
   VII. French, German, and Italian Spiritualism
   VIII. Some Great Modern Mediums
   IX. Spiritualism and the War
   X. The Religious Aspect of Spiritualism
   XI. The After-Life as Seen by Spiritualists


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