Religion: Transition

Denis Percy Stuart Conan Doyle, son of Sherlock Holmes's creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was a dedicated spiritualist like his father. Among other British believers in "the creed of life after death" his collection of "spirit photographs" was famous, and he maintained that he was in constant communication with his father, who died in 1930. Sir Arthur had not once "advised me wrong," he said. "The only time I did not follow his instructions, I was nearly killed." Wrote Doyle in this week's London Sunday Dispatch: "The life and teachings of our Lord showed the existence of a spiritual life and...

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