Conan doyle, a firm believer in spiritualism during his later years, refused to believe any of houdinis exposes. He chronicled his time investigating the occult in his book, a magician among the spirits. A magician among the spirits harry houdini vanishing inc. A magician among the spirits while on tour all over the world, houdini spent every moment of available free time deep in library study, interviewing retired magicians and collectors, and hunting in antique book shops, even going so far as to place wantads seeking various magic materials of.
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The book was the result of many years of study by houdini into the phenomena of spiritualism. His training in magic helped him expose frauds that scientists and academics could not. Harry houdini harry houdinis expose of the fraudulent spiritualist, spirit photography, spirit slate writing, ectoplasm, clairvoyance, and other quakery and cons perpetrated on desperate believers. It was a heyday not only for houdini but for the spiritcallers and there was an equally famous protagonist who thought the spirits could indeed be contacted, sir arthur conan doyle. If you dont see what you are looking for, please call us toll free at 877diniwho 3464946. Houdini also campaigned against fraudulent psychic mediums. Houdini considered the latter book one of his great accomplishments. The book is a fascinating account of superstition and gullibility.
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A magician among the spirits by houdini harry houdini. Houdini described a magician among the spirits as his monument once again the title had that brash irony that houdini had made his trademark. It exposed the methods of many famous mediums including the fox sisters, davenport brothers, dr. A magician among the spirits by harry houdininonfiction. Harry houdini, original name erik weisz, born march 24, 1874, budapest see researchers notedied october 31, 1926, detroit, michigan, u. Houdini is remarkable among magicians in having so little of the smartaleck about him. He published many articles and several books including houdini exposes the tricks used by boston medium margery and a magician among the spirits, both released in 1924. Download pdf who was harry houdini free online new. Recently i came across a copy of a magician among the spirits, written by houdini himself in which he not only gives his own version of what went down between him and doyle but also how houdini came to be such a force in bringing down the spiritualism movement as a whole. Houdinis expose of fraudulent mediums and the story of his undercover infiltration into their dangerous world. Harry houdini the whole country got excited by houdinis campaign against faking spiritualists.570 56 562 1535 1232 1460 42 375 362 1231 102 1071 1400 81 1271 114 554 944 1554 1213 155 187 311 121 334 808 29 966 1365 1454 363 981 584 1154 908 559 1387