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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Tour

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Tour is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in The Two Worlds on 1 october 1920.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Tour

My Dear Editor, — Just reaching Bombay. We have had the hottest voyage on record so I am told. It certainly was very warm in the Red Sea. I gave a lecture on our truths to the first-class passengers south of Crete, and another to the second-class in the Red Sea, and there has been, as you may think, much discussion, mostly good-humoured and intelligent. I don't suppose there have ever been so many Spiritualists on one ship before, for the number convinced is many and the earnest enquirers even more. If I had no further experience, my journey is amply justified, for a big ship is like a seed pod, and the seeds scatter over all the world; also they are a picked lot of people. There is no lantern, but I show psychic photos at ten each morning, explaining the philosophy of it, and I generally have as many auditors as I can handle. The Parsees are particularly interested, and a good deal more intelligent than some of our home critics. I understand that they have all accepted our position. I have also Buddhists and Mahomedans in my little class. They have the phenomena as we have, but they are done as wonders by the fakirs, and have not been worked out scientifically or in a philosophical way.

Yours always,

A. CONAN DOYLE
September 1st.





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