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Smith, Helene

Smith, Helene (19th century) was aSwiss medium who underwent a spirit Possession and was overtaken by the discarnate Count Cagliostro. Smith, whose real name was Catherine Elise Muller, never worked as a paid medium but gave Séances to friends and admirers for entertainment. She earned a living holding a high position in a large store in Geneva, Switzerland. Smith’s Séances …

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Davenport Brothers

The Davenport Brothers were Americans who conducted one of the most successful Séance acts of the 19th century. William and Ira Davenport introduced the CABINET—a special room or enclosure—to the medium’s repertoire and produced various spirit phenomena, including ghostly hands that played musical instruments. They also developed sophisticated rope tricks and escape illusions unparalleled until the days of Harry Houdini. …

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Renier, Noreen

NoreenRenieris a psychic who helps law enforcement solve homicides and other cases. Noreen Renier uses Psychometry, the art of gleaning information about someone by holding an item belonging to that person, to provide leads that may take officers to an undisclosed location or point to suspects previously overlooked. Renier’s skeptical critics maintain, however, that her clues are no more than …

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Weaver, Kelly

Kelly Weaver (1960– ) Psychic Medium and cofounder with husband John D. Weaver of the Spirit Society of Pennsylvania. Kelly Weaver specializes in Angel readings, past-life readings, and After-Death Communications. In the field of Paranormal Investigation, she and John work with investigators at haunted sites and conduct their own investigations. In addition, Weaver has worked on crime cases with law …

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Praagh, James van

James van Praagh

James Van Praagh (1958– ) is one of the foremost Mediums in America. James Van Praagh has been aware of his gifts since he was eight years old. He has written several books on communications with the spirits and has appeared on television, radio, and in public theater performances. He has served as the co-executive producer of the hit CBS-TV program …

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Twigg, Ena

EnaTwigg (1914–1973) was one of the most famous British Mediums in the latter part of the 20th century, Twigg promoted Spiritualism through radio and television broadcasts. Her uncanny successes and plain housewifely ways caused thousands of people from all walks of life to seek her services, either in private Séances or through letters and telephone calls. Twigg was born shortly …

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Soule, Minnie Meserve

Minnie Meserve Soule (1867–1936) was an important mental Medium who worked closely with the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) and the Boston Society for Psychic Research. In the earlier reports she is called by the pseudonym Mrs. Chenoweth. Mrs. Soule, as she was known later, was born Minnie Meserve in Boston on November 12, 1867. Her mother died when …

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Smith Susy

SusySmith (1911–2001) was a Self-taught Medium and author, known for her books on Ghosts, Survival After Death, Psychical Research, and related topics. Prior to her death, Susy Smith arranged for a survival test of “afterlife codes.” Life Smith was born Ethel Elizabeth Smith on June 2, 1911, in Washington, D.C. She was the only child of Merton M. Smith and …

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Slade, Dr. Henry

Slade, Dr. Henry One of the most famous Slate-Writing mediums during the 19th century. Henry Slade (the “Dr.” apparently was adopted for effect) was so adept at producing slate phenomena that scientists, journalists, royalty and even magicians came to believe in Spiritualism. Slade’s birth and early life are not known. But following the epidemic of mediumistic discovery in the 1850s, …

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Schneider Brothers

Schneider Brothers Austrian physical Mediums, Willi (1903–1971) and Rudi (1908–1957). Rudi, the younger, was one of the most celebrated mediums of his day and was studied by most of the important psychical researchers in continental Europe, England and the United States using some of the most sophisticated instruments then available. As is the rule with great mediums, however, his career …

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