Jasper Maskelyne, I Want To Be Converted To Spiritualism

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Jasper Maskelyne, I Want To Be Converted To Spiritualism

I want to be converted to spiritualism. The big “But” that stops me. By Jasper Maskelyne, the world-famous magician. I believe in God, but my faith does not enter into spiritualism – as yet. The fact is that spiritualism has not come my way. But I am not out to fight the spiritualists. I am out for the truth, and am honestly open to conviction. More, if the spirit world exists, I want to be convinced of it. Three generations of my family have now invited the spiritualists to come and substantiate their claims in...

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Secrets of Magic by Jasper Maskeleyne

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Secrets of Magic by Jasper Maskeleyne

My Grandfather was a young man when, in their triumphal progress through the provinces, the Davenports, the famous “mediums,” visited the Town Hall, Cheltenham. Like everyone else, he went to see the rope-tying phenomena, and – unlike most – he came away with a pretty clear idea as to how the wonders were accomplished. Chance had a little to do with this; sharp eyes and a natural aptitude the rest. The séance was held in the afternoon, but all light – fatal to so many “mediumistic” reputations –...

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