Final Seance

Final Seance This Is The Story Of An Unusual Friendship Between Two Of The Most Intriguing Characters Of The Early 20th Century Renowned Escape Artist Harry Houdini And Celebrated Mystery Writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Creator Of Sherlock Holmes Both Men Were Fascinated By The Occult Practice Of Spiritualism, Houdini As An Ardent Skeptic Who Often Publicly Exposed Fraudulent Mediums And Conan Doyle As A True Believer Who Became Convinced That The Dead Could And Did Communicate With The Living Despite Their Differing Perspectives The Two Men Not Only Respected Each Other But Became Friends The Correspondence Between Them On The Subject Provides A Fascinating Glimpse Not Only Into The Personalities Of Two Talented And Interesting Celebrities But Also Into A Psychic Phenomenon That Is The Ancestor Of Today S Channeling Craze Based On Original Correspondence, Photographs, And His Own Extensive Research, Massimo Polidoro Reconstructs This Unusual Friendship Between A Believer And A Skeptic, Which Weathered Mediums, Seances, An Apparition Of Houdini S Departed Mother, Automatic Writing By Conan Doyle S Wife, Public Debunkings, And Hurt Feelings He Also Discusses The Final Rift That Ended The Friendship Of The Two Strong Willed Men Fans Of Conan Doyle, Houdini, Magic, And The Historical Roots Of The New Age Will Be Delighted By This Amazing Story. Some friendships survive all vicissitudes, even periods of dislike Most notably the two American Revolutionary figures Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Close friends from 1776 onward, to the point that Jefferson left his daughter with John and Abigail Adams for a few years in the 1780s, the two would split when Adams became the first Vice President under the U.S Constitution, and Jefferson the first Secretary of State Adams was a Federalist, but Jefferson founded the Democratic Republican Par Some friendships survive all vicissitudes, even periods of dislike Most notably the two American Revolutionary figures Thomas Jefferson and John
Really enjoyed this book Very interesting and well written.Of course I knew about Conan Doyle s spiritual writings and beliefs but here I found out so muchas well as reading about the fascinating Harry Houdini. It is sad to see how some people could be fooled so easily A great example of misjudgement and delusional belief the great writer Arthur Conan Doyle A good read to see just how misguided and blind can one be.On the other hand this is a fascinating view into 1920s when the Spiritism movement was the Thing I would like to believe people these days have acritical mind But it might aswell just be that the methods change, but irrational people remain, who don t care about reasonable exp It is sad to see how some people could be fooled so easily A great example of misjudgement and delusional belief the great writer Arthur Conan Doyle A good read to see just how misguided and blind can one be.On the other hand this is a fascinating view into 1920s when the Spiritism movement was the Thing I would like to believe people these days have ac

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  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Final Seance
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • English
  • 26 June 2017
  • 1573928968