Outstanding musical performer (1848-1927) who attributed his gifts to mediumship. In later life he won critical acclaim as an essayist under the pen name Francis Grierson.
Mediums & Psychics
Nineteenth century seance medium who was publicly accused of fraud, but who was also said to have produced striking physical phenomena in well-controlled conditions.
Swiss medium (1861-1929), the subject of a classic 1900 study by Théodore Flournoy often cited by proponents of psychological and non-survivalist interpretations of mediumship.
Alexander Tanous (1926-1990) was a noted New England psychic and parapsychologist, who contributed to out-of-body research.
Nineteenth century case of a New York jeweller who found himself spontaneously driven to produce high quality paintings in the style of a recently deceased landscape painter, despite a lack of artistic skill.
American direct-voice medium (1859-1942) of considerable power, according to observers who attended sittings in the US and Britain.
Popular Brazilian medium (1910-2002) celebrated for his prolific output of poetry, fiction and Spiritist philosophy, which he said was dictated to him by discarnate spirits.