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How was it possible for a man, even the world's greatest magician, to survive such a test? His friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, thought the answer might lie in spiritualism. And in The Edge of the Unknown Sir Arthur presents astounding evidence that his theory was correct!
Houdini's "supernatural" powers comprised only one area on which the noted master of detective work focused his critical attention. Here Sir Arthur describes in thrilling detail all he uncovered in several decades of psychic investigation.
Because the was convinced for many years that "psychic" occurrences could be explained by natural laws, Conan Doyle was a tough, not-to-be-bamboozled skeptic. The reader will find, then, his testimony especially persuasive encompassing mediums whose bodies produce ectoplasm; weird prophetic dreams; seances with "ghosts" of Lenin, Oscar Wilde, Dickens and other famous people.
But the most amazing and conclusive evidence here is Sir Arthur's personal experience with the psychic phenomena he had so long challenged. The fact that he did see and hear ghostly manifestations on several occasions is the best recommendation for anyone who has any remaining doubts to read this very important book!
|I||The Riddle of Houdini||11|
|II||The Shadows on the Screen||49|
|III||Notes From a Strange Mail-Bag||63|
|IV||The Ghost of the Moat||77|
|V||The Law of the Ghost||81|
|VI||Alleged Posthumous Writings of Known Authors||95|
|VII||Some Curious Personal Experiences||111|
|VIII||Dwellers on the Border||119|
|IX||A Strange Prophet||133|
|X||A London Ghost||145|
|XI||The Half-Way House of Matter||151|
|XII||A Remarkable Man||163|
|XIII||The Rift in the Veil||177|
|XIV||A New Light on Old Crimes||191|
|XV||Singular Records of a Circle||209|