Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light – Hardback Edition


“How the creator of Sherlock Holmes learned to believe in ghosts.”

From early in his medical career in Southsea in the 1880s, Arthur Conan Doyle maintained a keen interest in the paranormal.

Seances, telepathy, hypnosis and poltergeists all came under his investigative eye. As early as 1887 in a letter in Light – a magazine dedicated to psychic phenomena – he identified himself as a Spiritualist.

Through the pages of this book, follow Conan Doyle’s growing conviction in life after death, experience the flavour of the times and meet the people who discussed, investigated and argued with him. Find out how World War I prompted the famous writer to take his faith public and see how critics, friends, Church and scientists responded to his conversion. Discover, too, how Doyle became the de facto leader of a world movement, dedicating his life to Spiritualist missionary work.

Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light is volume one of a three part series tracing Doyle’s Spiritualism through his writing in Light to his death in 1930.

Starting in 1887 and finishing in 1920, this volume includes every article and letter Doyle wrote for Light during this period – many of which have never before been published in book form.

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