Religion: Spiritualist Heyday

The demise of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle last fortnight (TIME, July 14) provided immediate opportunity to test his and many another man's belief in a spirit-life after Death. Sir Arthur's family cheerfully buried him last week in the trim kitchen garden close to the Sussex hut where he wrote both his fiction and his documents on Spiritualism. So voluminous were those documents, so widely did he distribute them that Spiritualists called him their "St. Paul."

Although he did not promise to send any message after his passing,...

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