Two Worlds (Magazine)

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Two Worlds (Magazine)

Spiritualist monthly magazine, founded in 1887 as a weekly newspaper in Manchester, England, by Emma Hardinge Britten. (Another weekly paper under the same title was started in London in 1858 at the beginning of the movement in England but lasted for only a brief period.) It was, for many years, the voice of Spiritualists in the north of England (the movement being dominated at the time by the London centers). It was edited for some time by Ernest W. Oaten. Beginning in the 1930s it had as its major rival Psychic News, the newspaper edited by Maurice Barbanell in London. However, in 1960 the editorial offices of the two periodicals were united, Two Worlds was transformed into a monthly magazine, and Barbanell edited both until his death in 1981. Tony Ortzen is the current editor. Address: 7 The Leather Market, Weston St., London, SE1 3ER England. Website:


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Two Worlds. March 8, 2000.