28 DoBR: The History of Spiritualism by Arthur Conan Doyle

Whether it was my bestselling short story Human Ouija or really anything I’ve written you can see the influence this book has had on me and my writing. I’ve even described myself as a spiritualist-type of person. I never really understood what my beliefs were growing up. I knew I believed in being a good person and saw far too much pain in the world to ever want to cause more of it.

This book is one of the more influential in my library because of its subject. The great Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle wrote this very interesting and informative book on the subject of Spiritualism. He is best known for Sherlock Holmes, but he was also fascinated and ultimately became linked to Spiritualism. 

I recommend this book to religious and historical buffs alike. It gives a very good idea of why at the time this subject became so popular.


This vintage work contains a comprehensive treatise on the history of spiritualism, being a narrative which covers in a way the whole history of the Spiritualistic movement. Written in clear, concise language and full of interesting historical information, this is a text that will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in the colorful history and development of spiritualism, and it would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: ‘The Story of Swedenborg’, ‘Edward Irving: The Shakers’, ‘The Prophet of the New Revelation’, ‘The Hydesville Episode’, ‘The Career of the Fox Sister’, ‘First Developments in America’, ‘The Dawn of England’, ‘Continued Progress in England’, etcetera. We are republishing this vintage volume now complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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