International Club for Psychical Research
History [ edit ]
The club held a séance room for testing spiritualist mediums, a lecture hall, library, dining room and two kitchens. Its membership was open to any belief system but mainly consisted of occultists, spiritualists and theosophists. The International Psychic Gazette was a monthly periodical founded in 1912 as the official organ of the ICPR but ceased after a few months. It was revived as an independent publication, the Psychic Gazette by Scottish businessman and editor John Lewis. It survived for over twenty years, 1913–1935. Continental editors were Pascal Forthuny and Felicia Rudolphina Scatcherd.
The first westerner, Frank Humphreys met Ramana Maharshi in 1911 and wrote articles about him which were published in the International Psychic Gazette in 1913. According to Arvind Sharma his account "has been widely viewed as an excellent summation of Ramana Maharshi's teachings."
Contributors to the Psychic Gazette included Arthur Conan Doyle, Horace Leaf, James Martin Peebles and Lilian Whiting. In 1911, the club was reported to have had six hundred members. Known members included Lyman J. Gage, Lord Edward Gleichen, Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick, Alfred Edward Turner and Francis Younghusband.
Notable members [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
- Anonymous. (1911). A London Club For Ghosts: Accommodations for Spooks at the New Home of the International Club for Psychical Research. The Sun (New York). September 24, p. 3
- Ross, Joseph E. (1989). Krotona of Old Hollywood, 1866–1913. El Montecito Oaks Press. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-0925943118
- Anonymous. (1911). Spooks Are Encouraged: London Club Invites Messages From the Spirit World. The Washington Post. June 11, p. 3
- Gaebelein, Arno C. (1914). Current Events in the Light of the Bible. New York. pp. 104–106
- Whiting, Lilian. (1914). The Lure of London. Little, Brown and Company. pp. 166–167
- "Periodical: International Psychic Gazette". The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals.
- Osborne, Arthur. (1959). The Mind of Ramana Maharshi. Jaico Publishing House. pp. 106–111.
- Melton, J. Gordon. (2013). The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena. Visible Ink. p. 16. ISBN 978-1578592098
- Sharma, Arvind. (2006). Ramana Maharshi: The Sage of Arunachala. Penguin Books. p. 81. ISBN 978-0670058303
- Anonymous. (1911). Union Of Theosophy and Spiritualism. Secular Thought: A Monthly Journal of Rational Criticism in Politics, Science and Religion. 37 (1): 254–255.