Tag: Spiritualism

JN Maskelyne, the Victorian magician who took on the fake spiritualists

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Guest writer JAREK ADAMS tells why Victorian magician John Nevil Maskelyne was the perfect subject for her new play

Why was Arthur Conan Doyle a spiritualist?

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MATT WINGETT explores the Spiritualist beliefs of Arthur Conan Doyle, relating the extraordinary account of his encounter with his deceased son, Kingsley.

Florence Marryat on Vampires and Mediums

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at Victorian novelist Florence Marryat's forays into spiritualism and vampires

Who was Susan Willis Fletcher, Convicted Spiritualist Fraud?

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ANDREW GARVEY asks: Was Susan Willis Fletcher, convicted and imprisoned in 1880 for spiritualist fraud, a con artist or a misunderstood true believer?

Sherlock Holmes and the Spirit World

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MATT WINGETT tells us how a small seaside town influenced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creation - Sherlock Holmes

Spirit photography: The history of capturing ghosts on film

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Spirit photography
Spirit photography has been at the heart of paranormal research for centuries. Guest writer PETER TOWNSEND delves into the history of taking photos of ghosts!

Barbara Lowe, Interview with a psychic medium

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We talk to a London psychic medium Barbara Lowe about the dangers of Ouija boards, Dick Turpin and how clearing ghosts can be hazardous to your heath!

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The Mezzotint 2021 TV REVIEW

The Mezzotint by M.R. James is the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas for 2021.
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The Mezzotint by M.R. James is the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas for 2021. RICHARD MARKWORTH takes a look.

Incense for the Damned 1970 REVIEW

Incense for the Damned
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Horror legend DAVID McGILLIVRAY reviews Incense for the Damned 1970