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Dr Hereward Carrington

Post by zerdini on Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:30 pm

Admins Note Once again this is impossible to replicate.

You can find a lot about Carrington here. http://herewardcarrington.blogspot.com.au/
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Hereward Carrington


Hereward Carrington was by some measures, the greatest psychic investigator in the first half of the 20th century. Investigating seances - haunted houses and countless psychics / Such greats as Mrs. Piper - Eusapia Palladino - The Bang Sisters - Margery aka Mina Crandon - he knew Houdini - Blackstone and many many more of the great and famous of his day.

A limited biography of Hereward Carrington
A biography of Hereward Carrington is long overdue. He was the most famous of the American psychic researchers in the first half of the 20th century. He started serious study of psychic phenomena at age 16 and kept journals of his thoughts and experiences from then up till his death in 1958, at the age of 78. He had three failed marriages,and he struggled with health problems for decades from contracting TB. He knew most of the prominent mediums and psychics of his day. He investigated haunted houses, seances, psychics and many other things. He wrote over 100 books and several thousand articles that appeared in various newspapers and magazines.

Why should we call him an American researcher when so many call him British. Most of his life was spent in America, he moved here permanently at age 19, when he arrived in 1899. Hereward first came to America for an extended visit with his mother and sister at age 8 and was still here at age 12. Hereward became an American citizen. His mother was born in New York state. I think of Hereward as British in temperment and American by choice. The Paul Tabori mini biography on Hereward Carrington is pretty good but has a number of errors in it. Even some of the errors tells me things. Paul has the wrong college where Hereward got his PhD but he is only repeating another person's mistake. Then when he speaks of Mrs Carrington, he is unaware in about 1950 that Hereward supposedly married the 2nd Marie. There is a strange story here with a strange ending. I have not tracked down their marriage certificates which would interest me.



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William Cartheuser

Post by michaelcgregory@cox.net on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:18 am

I am William Cartheuser's grandson, and I would like to communuicate with people about my grandfather.

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Re: Dr Hereward Carrington

Post by KatyKing on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:52 am

Have you tried Lily Dale Assembly Michael? There's likely to be more info archived there on your grandad than in here England. There's passing reference to him in Carrington papers I think [Googled it] not necessarily complimentary but don't take that to heart because Carrington was a plank who could not find Spirit even if it bit him on the bottom.
Good luck with your search
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Re: Dr Hereward Carrington

Post by KatyKing on Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:06 am

Note one of Carrington' lofty 'conclusions' in zerdinis paste above.....
You could sum that up by saying....
'Yes and guess what Hereward the Pope's a Catholic and bears make a restroom of the woods' .
Some of these old order psychical 'researchers' constituted a bigger bunch of dodgy charlatans than the worst of any mediums they conducted their so called investigations upon.
'Psychoanalytic Association Tests' for goodness sake. He could has well have cast bones for replicable results.
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Re: Dr Hereward Carrington

Post by Left Behind on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:31 pm

zerdini wrote:

In 1933, however, during a visit to the American Psychical Institute by Mrs. Eileen Garrett, he subjected this medium to psychoanalytic association tests, combined with electrical recording apparatus, in order to discover whether the communicators were personalities distinct from the medium.

His conclusion was as follows: I can now say that our experiments seem to have shown the existence of mental entities independent of the control of the medium, and separate and apart from the conscious or subconscious mind of the medium.


Did he elaborate as to how he reached that conclusion, Z?

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Re: Dr Hereward Carrington

Post by Left Behind on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:33 pm

michaelcgregory@cox.net wrote:I am William Cartheuser's grandson, and I would like to communuicate with people about my grandfather.

Welcome to the Forum! Smile


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Cartheuser

Post by michaelcgregory@cox.net on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:46 pm

I have read much of the literature on my grandfather's seances. Of course I knew him in a different context, and I have heard many stories from my mother as well. She told me of her observations when she was actually in the room. He had three children, and each one has an interesting history. Does anyone know anything about his girlfriend? I think she went by "Birdie" or something like that? What about books he wrote (my mother destroyed them)?

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Re: Dr Hereward Carrington

Post by KatyKing on Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:02 pm

See if you can get to Jenny Pincock's 'Fonds' archive up in Ontario. There's links online. Notes there of your grandad who looks to have kick started spiritualism in that neck of the woods. Can't find Birdie anywhere but there was a SPR character name of Bird had dealings with him. YOYO [You're on your own] now Michael. Happy hunting.
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