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The History of Spiritualism: Volumes I and II
By Arthur Conan Doyle

Originally published in 1926, Doyle's History of Spiritualism is, bar none, the finest book depicting the events which lead up to the birth of the Modern Spiritualist movement and the subsequent aftermath of March 31, 1848. Not only is the book historically correct, Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) is fair, open-minded and, where needed, critical of certain aspects of the Spiritualist movement and its workers.

The book begins with discussions on the three forerunners of the Spiritualist movement: Emanuel Swedenborg, the Shakers and Andrew Jackson Davis. It then follows what happened with the Fox family in March, 1848, and proceeds with detailed analysis of the various mediums, along with the implications behind the phenomena and the communications coming through these mediums during that period, right up to World War I.

This is a book well worth reading if you are interested in religious and spiritual history; if you are studying mediumship; or if you want to learn about the amazing work of Spirit which took place through the real pioneers who devoted their lives and even their dignity for the cause of Spirit. Nothing -- and we mean nothing -- seen today in mediumship comes anywhere close to what was witnessed during those amazing days. This, in itself, will inspire you!

This book is a must for anyone at all interested in Spiritualism, regardless of one's approach to that subject.


~ Rebirth of the Classics ~

A rebirth of some of the greatest literature dealing with Spiritualism, Mediumship, Psychic Research and Esoteric Thought. Classics from our Library that made their mark in the minds and hearts of millions, and brought hope and comfort to the world.

The History of Spiritualism, Volumes I and II, comes on a CD disk containing both volumes, along with each chapter and the sixteen original plates. This book has not been scanned from the original; rather, each page has been optically character read. This allows for much smaller PDF files, while still offering every word, picture, reference, and appendix item from the original two volumes, all nicely laid out and easily read and/or printed.


Why PDF Format and Why From Us? PDF format can be opened in many different platforms. You can read and print whatever parts of the books you desire. We know that many books are available in PDF format, free of charge, on other web sites. But, with ours, you do not have to worry about copyright issues or downloading; nor do you have to spend hours formatting and proofreading the text. Our CD books are carefully proofread, beautifully formatted for visual and printed use, and come on CD disks with attractive jackets, all for a very reasonable price.


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