The origin of this authoritative book is a three-year course on all aspects of Spiritualism that was prepared by the author for students. He spent over 40 years in its preparation. It involved studying comparative religion, science, philosophy, ethics, logic and political economy.
The result, which he rightly regarded as the crown of his life’s work, is a comprehensive study of Spiritualism in all its manifold aspects.
The author was one of London’s pioneer Spiritualists. He devoted practically all his time to writing and lecturing on Spiritualism and became one of its most knowledgeable exponents.
He read every worthwhile book dealing with psychic matters. He witnessed every phase of psychic phenomena. Moreover, being married to a brilliant medium, he had many unique opportunities of making first-hand investigations into psychic happenings, especially, when at their most intriguing and impressive occasions, they came spontaneously. The final result is a fascinating work from a man who was a brilliant thinker with the gift of lucid exposition, ably qualified to be the ‘Head’ of the University of Spiritualism.
Front cover illustration was taken at a Leonard Stott Seance. It shows a voice trumpet linked to the medium by ectoplasm.