Though there is no real novelty in the groundwork of this résumé, the story it unfolds being as old as the hills, and older than some of them, it will nevertheless be new to nearly all who read it - all but a very few who, scattered about the world, have received it as part of their heritage. It is a sign of the times that some incidents in the story have, as it were, been "in the air" of late, and that scientists as well as occultists have grasped at them and built upon them a structure of their own. They have, in effect, discovered part of the truth from independent sources, and to that extent has "the stretched metre of an antique song" become manifest among them.
Out of print for more than a century,
J. Herbert Slater's classic account of the fourth dimension,
spirits and other planes,
"the enchanted world" as he names it,
is at last available once more.