The New Revelation

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The spiritual movement in the early part of the twentieth century had few proponents greater than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--a medical doctor, soldier, intellect, and world-renowned author of the Sherlock Holmes series. In 1918, Doyle published The New Revelation--a firsthand account of his personal investigation into the world of Spiritualism, which embraced areas that we refer to today as ESP, New Age philosophy, metaphysics, and psychic experiences. While some may view this work as a historical footnote, the ...

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The spiritual movement in the early part of the twentieth century had few proponents greater than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--a medical doctor, soldier, intellect, and world-renowned author of the Sherlock Holmes series. In 1918, Doyle published The New Revelation--a firsthand account of his personal investigation into the world of Spiritualism, which embraced areas that we refer to today as ESP, New Age philosophy, metaphysics, and psychic experiences. While some may view this work as a historical footnote, the answers to Sir Arthur's basic questions about life and death are as relevant today as they were then.

An original Introduction to the book by George J. Lankevich provides an insightful look at Doyle's personal life, and his friendship with magician Harry Houdini is brilliantly captured in the book's original Afterword.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the world famous creator and author of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Having obtained a medical degree in 1881, Doyle practiced medicine for the next twenty years. Intertwined with his practice was his career as a writer--gaining him fame and fortune--and as an investigator of social injustice. In 1916, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle became intrigued with the psychic phenomena being explored in the spiritual movement of that time. For the remainder of his life, Doyle was a devout spiritualist, traveling throughout the world and lecturing to thousands of people on the topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781145173682
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
I. The Search
II. The Revelation
III. The Coming Life
IV. Problems And Limitations
Epilogue
Index
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