Introduction; Preface; 1. The founders of modern spiritualism; 2. The Davenport brothers; 3. Daniel Dunglas Home; 4. Palladino; 5. Ann O'Delia Diss Debar; 6. Dr. Slade and his spirit slates; 7. Slate writing and other methods; 8. Spirit photography; 9. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; 10. Why ectoplasm?; 11. By-products of spiritualism; 12. Investigations - wise and otherwise; 13. How mediums obtain information; 14. What you must believe to be a spiritualist; 15. Magicians as detectors as fraud; 16. Conclusion; Appendix; Index.