The fascinating true story of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who created Sherlock Holmes, also came to believe in ghosts and even fairies. Tracing the development of Conan Doyle's belief in Spiritualism from his early days in Southsea in 1887 to his departure in 1920 for Australia, where he continued his work as a Spiritualist Missionary.
Hardback edition of the extraordinary story of Conan Doyle's Spiritualist beliefs, starting with his early psychic experiments in 1887, and following him through to becoming a Spiritualist missionary throughout the world, and the most famous leader of the movement.
The History of Spiritualism, The New Revelation, The Vital Message,The Wanderings of a Spiritualist, The Spiritualist's Reader, The Edge of the Unknown, Stranger Than Fiction, The Uncharted Coast…
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Arthur Conan Doyle had a longstanding interest in mystical subjects and remained fascinated by the paranormal. At the height of the Great War a change came over his beliefs. The deaths he saw around him made him rationalize that spiritualism was a "New Revelation" sent by God to bring solace to the bereaved. Doyle found solace supporting spiritualism and its attempts to find proof of existence beyond the grave. He wrote many books and papers on the subject: The New Revelation The Vital Message The Wanderings of a Spiritualist The Coming of the Fairies The History of Spiritualism Pheneas Speaks The Spiritualist's Reader The Edge of the Unknown Stranger Than Fiction Fairies Photographed The Mediumship of Florence Cook The Houdini Enigma The Uncharted Coast The Law of the Ghost A New Light on Old Crimes The Shadows on the Screen An Old Story Retold The Absolute Proof A Worker of Wonders Memories and Adventures: An Autobiography Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
High above the Amazon rainforest lies the hidden dangers of a lost world... Ed Malone, a reporter for the London Journal, is convinced by the larger-than-life Professor Challenger to join him on a scientific expedition to explore a hidden plateau in the depths of the Amazon, which remains frozen in a time when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost world holds great danger for the expedition team, as they become embroiled in a war between a tribe of Indians and brutal ape-men, and surrounded by terrifying prehistoric creatures ...
The Real World of Fairies is a privileged glimpse into a joyous, animated universe. Dora's enchanting vision of her encounters with the fairy realm delights the child in us, while it excites our grown-up imagination, rekindles our creative energy, and deepens our sense of connection with nature. This new edition features a foreword by Celtic folk expert Caitlin Matthews. Caitlin's personal experiences and deep knowledge of the fairy world resonate brilliantly with Dora's, adding a fresh perspective for contemporary readers.
Touring the Visionary Geography of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Author: Richard Leviton
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Santa Fe, the City Different, has deeply excited visitors for over a hundred years with its crystal blue skies, Blood of Christ Mountains, pure dry air, old adobe charm, and beautiful light. But this high-desert State capital and artists haven may also be a Land of Lighta premier landscape of multiple sacred sites and heightened spiritual charge. People love this place, they say, for its uplifting, spiritually leavening effect, for how it starts a process of transformation, healing, deep change, and self-reinvention. People revere this place as an axis of creativity, a hotbed of innovation, and a paramount center for recreating culture and spirituality\ capable of inspiring the world. Santa Fe Light explains why. An able travel guide, it takes you to 111 different locations and their Light temples in and around Santa Fe, numinous places usually only encountered in myths or dreams. And it proposes that the observed social qualities of Santa Fe, its livability, might be due to this fabulous visionary geography alluringly just beyond the veil of our ordinary perception.
The fifth issue of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine -- a special Holmes Fiction Issue -- features an amazing new Holmes short novel by Carla Coupe, "The Adventure of the Haunted Bagpipes," plus great Holmes stories and features by Bruce I. Kilstein, Mark Wardecker, Gary Lovisi, Paula Volsky, Marc Bilgrey, Stan Trybulski, Len Moffatt. Robert Eighteen-Bisang, Lenny Picker, Alan McCright, and M J Elliott. Our biggest issue ever, at 196 pages!
Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality
Author: Michael Saler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Many people throughout the world "inhabit" imaginary worlds communally and persistently, parsing Harry Potter and exploring online universes. These activities might seem irresponsibly escapist, but history tells another story. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, when Sherlock Holmes became the world's first "virtual reality" character, readers began to colonize imaginary worlds, debating serious issues and viewing reality in provisional, "as if" terms rather than through essentialist, "just so" perspectives. From Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and Tolkien's Middle-earth to the World of Warcraft and Second Life, As If provides a cultural history that reveals how we can remain enchanted but not deluded in an age where fantasy and reality increasingly intertwine.