From Hell

From Hell

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ISBN-13: 9780958578349
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2000
Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children, New Cover Edition
Pages: 572
Sales rank: 174,287
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Alan Moore is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include Miracleman and Watchmen, for which he won the coveted Hugo Award. Never one to limit himself in form or content, Moore has also published novels, Voice of the Fire and Jerusalem, and an epic poem, The Mirror of Love. Four of his ground-breaking graphic novels—From HellWatchmenV for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—have been adapted to the silver screen. Moore currently resides in Northampton, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Spiritualism, Basic Ideas, Is Spiritualism a religion or a way of life?

Why are so many Christians antagonistic to/ fearful of Spiritualism?, What kinds of people are drawn towards Spiritualism?, Some say that it is only weak-minded people who are drawn to Spiritualism. Is that true?, It is said that Spiritualists invoke evil spirits: is this true?

Spiritual Beliefs

What is the primary belief of Spiritualism?, How does a Spiritualist’s belief in God differ from that of a Christian?, Who, or what, do Spiritualists worship?, Do Spiritualists believe in Hell?, Is Spiritualism affected by Eastern religions?, Does Spiritualism have anything comparable to the Ten Commandments of Christianity?

Spiritualist Jargon

What does ‘on the platform’ mean?, What does ‘sitting in circle’ mean?, What is a séance?, What is Reincarnation?, What is regression?, What does ‘psychic’ mean?, What is an aura? Can it be seen?

Spiritualist Practices

How are evil forces kept out of Spiritualist services?, Do Spiritualists all take part in séances?, Do all Spiritualists get involved in regression?, How does a Spiritualist church differ from other churches?, Does one have to be invited to join a Spiritualist church?, What is the normal format of a Spiritualist church service?

Guides and Inspirers

What is the difference between a guide and an inspirer?

Spiritual Protection

What is ‘spiritual protection’, and why is it needed?, Is spiritual protection needed if one is not a Spiritualist?

What is Mediumship?

What is a medium?, What is the difference between a medium and a clairvoyant?, Are there any mediums who are not clairvoyant?, Can anyone be a medium?, Can both men and women become mediums?, Can anyone learn how to be a medium by reading a book?, Mediums talk about ‘links’: what are they?, How does a medium prepare for a demonstration?, What is the difference between ‘a message’ and ‘a reading’?

What are the Different Types of Mediumship?

How does a healing medium work?, What is a healing cure?, Inspirational speaking, Channelling, What are ‘rescue circles’?, Clearance, Precognition, Dreams, Psychometry, Special clairsentience, Aura reading, Psychic art, Musical composition, Automatic writing, Physical mediums, Table-moving, Transfiguration, Materialisation, Apports, Direct voice, Orbs and electrics, Powerhouse, Russian experiments, How are Mediums Trained?, Is it possible to learn mediumship by yourself, or do you need to engage a teacher?, What happens on a medium training course?

Biblical Justification

Are Spiritualism and Christianity mutually exclusive?, Clairvoyance and clairaudience, Healing, Inspirational speaking, Bestowing of spiritual gifts, Dreams

Organisation of Spiritualism in the UK

Is there any organisational HQ for Spiritualism, similar to the Vatican in Rome?

The Scientific Background

What is Kirlian photography?, Some Spiritualists talk of ‘chakras’? What are they?, What are ‘spiritual vibrations?’ Are they any different to ‘scientific vibrations?’, What is a dimension?, What are in the other dimensions?, Do ghosts exist, and if so what are they?, What is the difference between ‘right- and left-brain activity?’

Meditation

What is meditation?

Metaphysics

Metaphysics

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From Hell 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was intelligently written and beautifully drawn. The best graphic novel I have ever read period. All the characters are well developed and the authors let you into each one of their psyches. I just hope the movie with Johnny Depp and Heather Graham is as good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for anyone who is intrigued by the Jack the Ripper case. This book offers a very possible explanation to the awful tragedy that once befell WhiteChapel. It's very believable in that interwoven throughout the illustrated novel are actual facts from the case files. This is an absolute must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is not for the weak of stomach or the easily offended, but those who are game will find themselves greatly rewarded. Trying to sum up this monumental work in such a limited space would be foolish, so I won't try. Suffice it to say that Moore's dialogue and plotting are ingenious, Campbell's artwork is stunning, and the historical-footnotes appendix is greatly informative. Don't be put off by the fact that this is a 'funny book.' Comics can be serious, too, and this one is seriously good.
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Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
A graphic novel that is horror at its finest. There aren't any words I can muster than can match what I felt after reading this story. Absolute brilliance.
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I read this book expecting a dark and sometimes ironically humorous story. This book is well-written and a good story, but it is incredibly effed up. With a graphic sex-scene in the first six pages, and an equally graphic dismemberment scene. I can only say now that this book is as beautiful as it is disgusting. I would recommend this book to anybody who has a strong stomach and is not afraid of what lurks in the dark areas of the mind.
Irving_Washington More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Trumps Watchmen and V For Vendetta as Alan Moore's best work to date, in my opinion. Artwork is excellent, emitting the ominous, vague atmosphere to get you right in the mood of late 1800s. The story is convincingly told, and you really want to believe it's all real, that William Withey Gull, Queen Victoria's physician, was Jack The Ripper. I can't tell myself he wasn't after reading this. By the end he really was quite insane, but still a fascinating individual. Many characters draw your sympathy, from Gull's carriage driver Netley to the five prostitutes slain and mutilated. The interweaving threads of semi-factual events involving Prince Edward and his marriage to a prostitute that supposedly ignited the entire chain of events is brilliantly conveyed. The depth of Masonic information is very interesting, regardless if it's fact or fiction. Inspector Abberline is a great, human character, and his relationship with the supposed psychic of the Queen, Mr. Lees, is very real and convincing. The case of Jack The Ripper has never been more interesting or entertaining. One of my favorites.
Outlander51 More than 1 year ago
Alan Moore at his best,I also liked the movie that was made of the book. The art work is not my favorate,but the storyline is great!
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I've read From Hell three times through, and it's one of the best works I have ever read, but I see from the sample provided that it is not suited for reading and absorbing on the Nook. Do yourself a favor and read the print version instead