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Spiritualism and the General Election

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Spiritualism and the General Election is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in Light on 18 november 1922.


Spiritualism and the General Election

Light (18 november 1922, p. 728)

To The Editor of Light.

Sir, — Without presuming to interfere with the political convictions of my fellow Spiritualists, I would remind them that the present interpretation of the Witchcraft Act, so given by the Lord Chief Justice, is an intolerable one since it makes the exercise of psychic gifts which are well attested as criminal as the fraudulent imitation of such gifts. Personally I will vote for no candidate who does not pledge himself to vote for the abolition of so reactionary a law. Those who are interested in psychic matters are now a very numerous body, and if they all take a determined line they may, even at this last hour, exert considerable influence.

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Conan Doyle.

Windlesham,
Crowborough, Sussex.
November 13th, 1922.






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