Einer Nielsen

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Einer Nielsen (1894-1965) was a Danish physical medium and spiritualist.[1][2]

Nielsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He travelled in Europe giving séances and claimed to be able to produce spirit materializations.[3] He was discovered to be a fraud in Oslo, 1922 and in 1932. The committee from the Kristiania University in Norway in a séance discovered that the ectoplasm of Nielsen was fake.[4] The psychical researcher Harry Price sat with Nielsen in Copenhagen with "unsatisfactory results."[5] Nielsen was also caught hiding his ectoplasm in his rectum.[6] In 1932, Johs Carstensen the leader of Nielsen's spiritualist circle wrote a pamphlet which exposed his tricks.[7] Nielsen continued to work as a medium until his death but was never considered credible again by people outside of his small circle of influence. He published the book Solid Proofs of Survival in 1950.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Einer Nielsen (1894-1965)
  2. ^ Paul Kurtz. (1985). A Skeptic's Handbook of Parapsychology. Prometheus Books. p. 475. ISBN 978-0879753009
  3. ^ Lewis Spence. (2003). Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology. Kessinger Publishing. p. 652. ISBN 978-0766128170
  4. ^ Universitetskomiteen, Mediet Einer Nielsen, kontrolundersøkelser av universitetskomiteen i Kristiania. (Kristiania 1922). ”Rapport fra den av Norsk Selskab for Psykisk Forskning nedsatte Kontrolkomité”, Norsk Tidsskrift for Psykisk Forskning 1 (1921-22).
  5. ^ Chapter The Mechanics of Mediumship in Harry Price. (1939). Fifty Years of Psychical Research. Longmans, Green & Co.
  6. ^ M. Brady Brower. (2010). Unruly Spirits: The Science of Psychic Phenomena in Modern France. University of Illinois Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-0252077517
  7. ^ Johs Carstensen. (1932). Spiritismens Princip og Fejlgreb. Specielt: Afsløring af Mediet Einer Nielsen. Brandmose's Forlag.
  8. ^ Einer Nielsen. (1950). Solid Proofs of Survival. Translated by Helmi Krohn. London: Psychic Book Club.