The mere use of the word’spooks’ for the spirits of our beloved dead is offensive and odious. Great content Arthur Conan Doyle handwritten letter signed in which he mentions famous spiritualist and his own two books on the subject. The British writer and medical doctor and in 1887 the creator of the Sherlock Holmes series, writes to H. Of the Western Chronicle on his passion, spiritualism. The article seems to be the usual ignorant abuse. What is this gentleman’s opinion worth compared to that of Lodge, Crookes, Lambroso & Flammarion, to mention four only out of an army of expert investigators. [And] what is the use of challenging me to show [things] which I have already written two books. The New Revelation’ and the’Vital Message’ to show. The mere use of the word’spooks’ for the spirits of our beloved dead is [offen]sive and odious. In good condition, with some abrasions in the text indicated by brackets . Doyle had a longstanding interest in the mystical. He began a series of psychic investigations. These included attending around 20 seances. And sittings with mediums. Though he later wavered, he remained fascinated by the paranormal. During 1916, at the height of World War 1. A change came over Doyle’s beliefs prompted by the apparent psychic abilities of his children’s nanny, Lily Loder Symonds. This, combined with the deaths he saw around him, made him rationalize that Spiritualism was a “New Revelation”. Sent by God to bring solace to the bereaved. Was the title of his first Spiritualist work , published two years later. In the intervening years, he wrote to. Magazine about his faith and lectured frequently on the truth of Spiritualism. His second book on Spiritualism, The Vital Message. In 1920, Doyle debated the claims of Spiritualism. With the notable skeptic Joseph McCabe. At Queen’s Hall in London. McCabe later published his evidence against the claims of Doyle and Spiritualism in a booklet entitled. Is Spiritualism Based on Fraud? Which claimed Doyle had been duped into believing Spiritualism by mediumship. Doyle believed that many cases of diagnosed mental illness were the result of spirit possession. He debated the psychiatrist Harold Dearden, who was diametrically opposed to Doyle’s views. He travelled to Australia and New Zealand on spiritualist missionary work in 1920, and continued his mission all the way up to his death, speaking about his spiritualist conviction in Britain, Europe, and the United States. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork , without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED ON SPIRITUALISM” is in sale since Thursday, May 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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