Music and Spiritualism

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 1997, 62, (848), 46-57

A substantial study of the place of music in Spiritualism was carried out with special reference to twentieth-century musical mediums.

Documentary information was sought for deceased persons' "abilities" in this field, and direct contact was made with the living via a questionnaire, letters, telephone conversations and recorded interviews. Although some mediums produced music that seemed to be beyond their "normal" capabilities, none of them provided authenticated evidence of having been contacted directly from the spirit world.

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