Conan Doyle and the Spirit Messages

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Conan Doyle and the Spirit Messages is an article published in the Thanet Advertiser on 16 february 1924 including a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Conan Doyle and the Spirit Messages

Thanet Advertiser (16 february 1924, p. 5)


Widespread interest has been created by the publication in the ADVERTISER of "the spirit message" received by a well-known Thanet spiritualist who has adopted the pen-name of "Psychono" to describe his experiences of psychic manifestations which have come under his notice during the past 20 years.

In a letter to "Psychono" from his home at Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the famous novelist, who has made a close study of spiritualism, writes:

Dear Sir, — Congratulations on the good work you are doing in Kent.
I was deeply interested in the "Second Coming" script, because I have had the same through the hand of my wife. The year 1925 is given, and even the day for the angelic demonstration — harvest festival of that year.
I must get the continuation.
Yours sincerely,

The second part of the communication to which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle refers is published on page 8. The message came through to "Psychono" by the method known as automatic writing on three afternoons in June, 1922.

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