From the squalid alleys of the East End to the Houses of Parliament, from church naves to dens of the occult, all of London feels the uniquely irresistable blend of fascination, revulsion, and panic that the Ripper offers. The city teeters on the brink of the twentieth century, and only the slightest prodding is necessary to plunge it into a modern age of terror.
Moore and Campbell have created a gripping, hallucinatory piece of crime fiction about Jack the Ripper. Detailing the events that led up to the Whitechapel murders and the cover-up that followed, From Hell is a modern masterpiece of crime noir and historical fiction.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to Spiritualism, Basic Ideas, Is Spiritualism a religion or a way of life?
Why are so many Christians antagonistic to/ fearful of Spiritualism?, What kinds of people are drawn towards Spiritualism?, Some say that it is only weak-minded people who are drawn to Spiritualism. Is that true?, It is said that Spiritualists invoke evil spirits: is this true?
What is the primary belief of Spiritualism?, How does a Spiritualist’s belief in God differ from that of a Christian?, Who, or what, do Spiritualists worship?, Do Spiritualists believe in Hell?, Is Spiritualism affected by Eastern religions?, Does Spiritualism have anything comparable to the Ten Commandments of Christianity?
What does ‘on the platform’ mean?, What does ‘sitting in circle’ mean?, What is a séance?, What is Reincarnation?, What is regression?, What does ‘psychic’ mean?, What is an aura? Can it be seen?
How are evil forces kept out of Spiritualist services?, Do Spiritualists all take part in séances?, Do all Spiritualists get involved in regression?, How does a Spiritualist church differ from other churches?, Does one have to be invited to join a Spiritualist church?, What is the normal format of a Spiritualist church service?
Guides and Inspirers
What is the difference between a guide and an inspirer?
What is ‘spiritual protection’, and why is it needed?, Is spiritual protection needed if one is not a Spiritualist?
What is Mediumship?
What is a medium?, What is the difference between a medium and a clairvoyant?, Are there any mediums who are not clairvoyant?, Can anyone be a medium?, Can both men and women become mediums?, Can anyone learn how to be a medium by reading a book?, Mediums talk about ‘links’: what are they?, How does a medium prepare for a demonstration?, What is the difference between ‘a message’ and ‘a reading’?
What are the Different Types of Mediumship?
How does a healing medium work?, What is a healing cure?, Inspirational speaking, Channelling, What are ‘rescue circles’?, Clearance, Precognition, Dreams, Psychometry, Special clairsentience, Aura reading, Psychic art, Musical composition, Automatic writing, Physical mediums, Table-moving, Transfiguration, Materialisation, Apports, Direct voice, Orbs and electrics, Powerhouse, Russian experiments, How are Mediums Trained?, Is it possible to learn mediumship by yourself, or do you need to engage a teacher?, What happens on a medium training course?
Are Spiritualism and Christianity mutually exclusive?, Clairvoyance and clairaudience, Healing, Inspirational speaking, Bestowing of spiritual gifts, Dreams
Organisation of Spiritualism in the UK
Is there any organisational HQ for Spiritualism, similar to the Vatican in Rome?
The Scientific Background
What is Kirlian photography?, Some Spiritualists talk of ‘chakras’? What are they?, What are ‘spiritual vibrations?’ Are they any different to ‘scientific vibrations?’, What is a dimension?, What are in the other dimensions?, Do ghosts exist, and if so what are they?, What is the difference between ‘right- and left-brain activity?’
What is meditation?