Lloyd Kenyon Jones was a newspaper journalist, lecturer, and author who was raised in Wisconsin and became associated with the religion of Spiritualism during the early 20th century.
Jones began his working life as an assistant in a print shop or "printer's devil" in a small town in Wisconsin. He soon moved into journalism, first in Wisconsin, then in Chicago, Illinois. He studied mysticism and occultism, and while a young man he became a practitioner of hypnotism and mentalism, touring the countryside for a while giving demonstrations of these arts. He later became interested in yoga and Buddhism and studied these traditions as well as Spiritualism.
Several of Jones' books remain in print in the 21st century. In particular, The Eighteen Absent Years of Jesus Christ, which he had completed at the time of his death, and which was published posthumously, has continued to find an audience with mainstream Christians as well as Spiritualists.
God's World: A Treatise on Spiritualism Founded on Transcripts of Shorthand Notes Taken Down, Over a Period of Five Years, in the Seance-Room of the William T. Stead Memorial Center (a Religious Body Incorporated Under the Statutes of the State of Illinois), Mrs. Cecil M. Cook, Medium and Pastor. Compiled and Written by Lloyd Kenyon Jones. Chicago, Ill.: The William T. Stead Memorial Center, 1919.
Healing Forces, 1919; reprinted by Lormar Press, Chicago, 1948.
How to Turn Failure Into Success
Hunches: Dreams and their Meanings; Telepathy and Psychic Analysis, Lormar Press, Chicago, 1938.