"Revealing interviews with top mediums, the different varieties of mediumship, and evidence for and against the ability to contact the dead are all detailed Roy Stemman has interviewed and witnessed the leading exponents of spirit communication. His thought-provoking and authoritative book provides a detailed examination of the developments of the last 50 years, from channeling spirit guides to the amazing popularity of today's television mediums. He details the history of spirit communication and outlines different styles of mediumship and key personalities. He gives the lowdown on spiritual healers, psychic surgeons, and their amazing claims, along with stories of how crimes have been solved with help from the spirit world. He reveals how mediums have influenced generations of royalty and world leaders, and discusses the spiritualist view of reincarnation and the afterlife."