27 FEBRUARY 1904, Page 25

The Mark. By Aquila Kempster. (Hutchinson and Co. 6s.) —Mr.

Kempster takes us into cryptic regions known to us only by bare report. There is a wonderful seer, a scarcely less wonderful woman, magic crystals, drugs of mysterious potency, marvels of subliminal consciousness, and we know not what besides. But whether all this is meant to be real, or a freak of hypnotic suggestion, we know not. The upshot of the whole matter is that if you have a turn for medical psychology of a materialistic sort, you should go to India, and if you get into the right set—not to be done, it would seem, without some risk from daggers, poisons, and the like—you will be cured of your heresy.