The Cult of the Ghostly
Supernaturalism, Christianity, Theosophy, Spiritualism
Praises the campaign of the Review of Reviews to collect 'Real Ghost Stories', and reports that 'we are in a fair way of establishing, on an uncontrovertible basis, as a scientific and ascertained fact, the existence of intelligences other than those which are encased in the ordinary material of human bodies. Evidence as to the facts of clairvoyance and of the reality of the Double accumulates'. However, warns that 'what with the County Council Election and the imminent approach of the General Election, I am afraid the ghosts will have to wait a bit. Others who have more leisure will, I hope, furnish me with the information which is necessary. What is wanted is to have evidence that will satisfy, say, Mr. Ray Lankester and Mr. Maskelyne, as to the reality of the phenomena in question'.
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