FROM BACK COVER:
In Drum and Candle you will meet:
• An American woman- sophisticated, college-educated, professing total disbelief in spirits - attended a Candomble ritual meeting. Suddenly, in the middle of the ceremony, she jumped from her seat, ran forward, and threw herself, writhing on the bare earth, in front of the altar.
• A poor, barely literate Brazilian peasant performs miraculous surgery with no anaesthetics, no training, and no equipment except a common kitchen knife. He credits his consistent success to the spirit of a dead German doctor.
• A woman medium, who had never met the author before, used a deck of cards to identify his profession, tell him the status of his current writing projects, and even predict accurately who he would interview in the future.
. . . And these are just a few of the remarkable incidents David St. Clair reports. Could it be hypnosis? Or just coincidence? Or could these "primitive" beliefs really tell us more about man than our "advanced" science?