Chapter 3
Spiritualism: Continuity of the Spirit
In This Chapter
• Humble beginnings in Hydesville, New York
• The clairvoyant writings of Andrew Jackson Davis
• Beyond Sherlock Holmes: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s interest in Spiritualism
• Doubters and frauds
• The role of the medium in Spiritualism
• Spiritualism’s link to the divine
Many of the world’s faith systems incorporate some concept of a soul’s continuing existence after the death of the physical body. But just one, Spiritualism, is actually founded on these concepts. Spiritualism accepts that spirit communication is a natural and common occurrence in the physical world that has been taking place throughout the history of human existence, and that much healing and good can come from it.

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