The Boy Who Saw True

The Boy Who Saw True : The Time-Honoured Classic of the Paranormal

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The Boy Who Saw True is based on the diary entries of a young Victorian boy whose extraordinary supernatural talent reveals itself within these pages. By turns naive, insightful, funny and moving, it is an extremely convincing account of a precocious paranormal talent, and all the more persuasive because the young diarist never sets out to win over his readers. Born with incredible clairvoyant powers, the anonymous author could see auras and spirits, yet failed to realise that other people were not similarly gifted. This remarkable book has become a paranormal more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 20.3mm | 158.76g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Rider & Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844131505
  • 9781844131501
  • 42,176

About Cyril Scott

Born in the north of England, the author of The Boy Who Saw True chose to remain anonymous and would only allow his diary to appear several years after his death, with the stipulation that the original spellings were to remain and some of the names be changed. His editor Cyril Scott enjoyed a two-fold career as a musical composer and a writer on the occult and other related more

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'The Boy Who Saw True differs from all the hundreds of books I have read on Spiritualism and kindred subjects' writes the celebrated occultist Cyril Scott in his preface to this remarkable work. 'Not one of them has ever displayed the characteristics of this highly diverting human document, with its naïve candours, its unconscious humour, its oscillations between the ridiculous and the exalted, and its power to convince, for the very reason that the young diarist never set out with the intention of convincing. Here was a precocious young boy born with clairvoyance who could see auras and spirits, yet failed to realise that other people were not similarly gifted.' This is the Victorian diary of a boy whose extraordinary supernatural talent unfurls within these pages. A compelling read, The Boy Who Saw True is a time-honoured classic of the more

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