Spiritualism: Search for a Dead Son

SPIRITUALISM

Search for a Dead Son

"Have you by now heard anything about Jesus?"

Under any circumstances, this would seem a curious question for an Episcopal bishop to ask of his 22-year-old son. The circumstance under which it was actually asked was odd indeed. The scene was the home of a Santa Barbara spiritualist, the Rev. George Daisley, in the summer of 1967. The questioner was the Right Rev. James A. Pike, the resigned Bishop of California and a staff member of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. With Daisley's help as...