Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - Mystic London, by Charles Maurice Davies, 1875

MYSTIC LONDON:

OR

PHASES OF OCCULT LIFE IN THE METROPOLIS.

BY

REV. CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES, D.D.   

AUTHOR "ORTHODOX" AND "UNORTHODOX LONDON" etc.   

''There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,  Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."  - Hamlet   


    INTRODUCTION.  IT is perhaps scarcely necessary to say that I use the term Mystic, as applied to the larger portion of this volume, in its technical sense to signify my  own initiation into some of the more occult phases of metropolitan existence. It is only to the Spiritualistic, or concluding portion of my work, that the word  applies in its ordinary signification.

    C. M. D.

Chapter I - London Arabs
Chapter II - East London Arabs
Chapter III - London Arabs in Canada
Chapter IV - Waifs and Strays
Chapter V - A Lunatic Ball
Chapter VI - A Baby Show
Chapter VII - A Night in a Bakehouse
Chapter VIII - A London Slave Market
Chapter IX - Tea and Experience
Chapter X - Sunday Linnet-Singing
Chapter XI - A Woman's Rights Debate
Chapter XII - An Open-Air Tichborne Meeting
Chapter XIII - Sunday in a People's Garden
Chapter XIV - Utilizing the Young Ladies
Chapter XV - Fairlop Friday
Chapter XVI - A Christmas Dip
Chapter XVII - Boxing-Day on the Streets
Chapter XVIII - The Vigil of the Derby
Chapter XIX - The Wifeslayer's "Home"
Chapter XX - Bathing in the Far East
Chapter XXI - Among the Quakers
Chapter XXII - Penny Readings
Chapter XXIII - Darwinism on the Devil
Chapter XXIV - Peculiar People
Chapter XXV - Interviewing an Astrologer
Chapter XXVI - A Barmaid Show
Chapter XXVII - A Private Execution
Chapter XXVIII - Breaking Up for the Holidays
Chapter XXIX - Psychological Ladies
Chapter XXX - Secularism in Bunyan
Chapter XXXI - Al Fresco Infidelity
Chapter XXXII - An "Indescribable Phenomenon"
Chapter XXXIII - A Lady Mesmerist
Chapter XXXIV - A Psychopathic Institution
Chapter XXXV - A Phrenological Evening
Chapter XXXVI - A Spiritual Picnic
Chapter XXXVII - A Ghostly Conference
Chapter XXXVIII
Chapter XXXIX - Spiritual Athletes
Chapter XL - "Spotting" Spirit Mediums
Chapter XLI
Chapter XLII - An Evening with the Higher Spirits
Chapter XLIII - Spirit Forms
Chapter XLIV - Sitting with a Sibyl
Chapter XLV - Spiritualists and Conjurers
Chapter XLVI - Pros and Cons of Spiritualism