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The New Revelation

The New Revelation

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Arthur Conan Doyle received his degree in medicine from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1881 and by this time had already began investigating Spiritualism and had began attending seances, a fact that rebuffs the more common idea that he found Spiritualism after his son Kingsley died in 1918. In fact, by that time, not only had he studied Spiritualism for

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Arthur Conan Doyle received his degree in medicine from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1881 and by this time had already began investigating Spiritualism and had began attending seances, a fact that rebuffs the more common idea that he found Spiritualism after his son Kingsley died in 1918. In fact, by that time, not only had he studied Spiritualism for almost 30 years, he had even declared the fact and spoken publicly about his beliefs.

His first book on the afterlife, <i>The New Revelation</i>, was published in March 1918, some months before Kingsley’s death, so it is fair to say that Arthur’s belief in Spiritualism was not a knee-jerk reaction to his son’s death. That said, by now World War One was raging and people's thoughts were on the dead and dying, and Doyle himself is quoted as saying: 'I might have drifted on my whole life as a psychical researcher… but the war came, and it brought earnestness into all our souls and made us look more closely at our own beliefs and reassess our values.'

One year after publishing <i>The New Revelation</i>, Doyle followed it up with "The Vital Message", where he shares his thoughts on scepticism, religion, psychic phenomena, and Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013701526
Publisher:
White Crow Productions Ltd
Publication date:
01/04/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
File size:
122 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is one of Britain’s most acclaimed authors. His creation of Sherlock Holmes and the subsequent novels featuring the Victorian sleuth made him, and Holmes, household names across the globe. Of less renown, however, are his later works in which he considered and discussed what he eventually saw as his life’s true mission; to spread the message of Spiritualism.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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