Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
world-wide for his books on Sherlock Holmes, it is alleged that he left a séance
in Wales with the medium Evan Powell and declared “Tonight Sherlock Holmes
died!” as he vowed to take forward the cause of Spiritualism, which he did to
great effect until his death. He
was dubbed the St Paul of Spiritualism which may have related to the fact that
he attempted to have an eighth Principle added to the Union’s Seven relating
to the Leadership of Jesus. This
motion, however, failed at the SNU A.G.M in a democratic vote.
On his death he was elevated to Honorary President in Spirit of the SNU, which he is
to this day.
spoke at many Spiritualist meetings on his belief in the work and accompanied
great mediums such as Estelle Roberts, who was the medium at a very large
gathering in the Royal Albert Hall on 30th July 1930 when a chair was
left empty for Sir Arthur. Estelle
said she could see him in the chair and gave a message to his family.
wrote many books on the subject including the two volume History of
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