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My Life as a Search for the Meaning of Mediumship

Garrett, Eileen J.

Published by Oquaga Press, Oquaga, NY, 1939
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[10], 224, [4] pages. Name of previous owner written inside book. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. From Wikipedia: "Eileen J. Garrett (March 17, 1893 September 15, 1970) was an Irish medium and parapsychologist, founder of the Parapsychology Foundation in New York City, and a leading figure in the scientific study of paranormal phenomena during the mid-20th century. She was born in County Meath, Ireland. Shortly after her birth, her parents, Anthony and Anna, as well as an uncle (Charles) committed suicide. She was then adopted by an aunt and uncle who ostracized her for her parents' deaths and for the psychic abilities she exhibited from an early age. In 1919, Garrett met a writer and social activist named Edward Carpenter who was a profound influence on her life, convincing her that she should share and study her gifts. Carpenter told her that she had been born to a state of "cosmic consciousness" that others would spend their lives searching for in vain. It was at this point in her life that she began to see her gifts not as a series of pathological hallucinations but rather as true premonitions. She realized that she was living two lives, as two women: the normal "average Irish woman" as she would later call herself, and the "medium, " whom she later described as "being outside myself, a truly spiritual being." It was around this time when she became entranced by a spirit, an fourteenth-century Arab soldier called Uvani who expressed his interest in helping her to develop her abilities. Uvani would remain at her side as her friend, companion and protector for the rest of her life and was in primary control of her mediumship. Garrett had three other trance spirits. Abdul Latif, a seventeenth-century Persian physician, dealt primarily with healing and would often cause her to speak in unknown dialects. The other two spirits, Tahotah and Ramah, very seldom contacted her and spoke only on spiritual matters. They claimed no earthy incarnations; however, several other mediums thought that they had a Native American connection. Around the time of Uvani's appearance, Garrett began receiving messages from the dead daughter of a soldier whom she had met during the war and told him about them. Her visions and messages were so accurate that he immediately reported to all of his friends in the local spiritualist movement that he had "met a medium with the truest of gifts." Shortly thereafter, she began holding regular trance sessions during which she would experience seeing the dead relatives and friends of those present. These trances would leave her physically drained and she would often vomit in an adjacent room before returning to tell her clients of her visions. Her friend, the writer Edward Carpenter, forbid her from returning to the group of local spiritualists, citing the danger to her mental, physical and emotional health. Over the following years, she consulted a number of hypnotists and the British College of Psychic Science where she met the psychic researcher James Hewat McKenzie. He and a number of more advanced mediums impressed upon her that she should develop her abilities further. Shortly after McKenzie's death in 1929, she severed her ties to the college but took with her an advanced understanding of her abilities. In 1931 she was invited to America by the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) to participate in a series of experiments under the direction of Hereward Carrington. During that period she was studied at Duke University where she was brought into a circle of mediums that had been arranged by William McDougall. He was impressed and said of her that she was "one of the finest mediums I have ever met." In 1939, she was considering ending her participation in experiments when McDougall convinced her to assist Nandor Fodor in the investigation of The Ash Manor Ghost. She was in southern France visiting friends and doing readings for clients of William McDougall in 1940 when Germany once again inv. Bookseller Inventory # 66413

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Title: My Life as a Search for the Meaning of ...

Publisher: Oquaga Press, Oquaga, NY

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: First edition. First printing [stated].

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