C. B. Braganza

From Kook Science

Prof. C. B. Braganza
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As seen in Boston Herald

Born Calvin Brazan Braganza
14 September 1889(1889-09-14) [1]
Monterey, New Mexico
Died April 1956 (66) [2]
New Jersey
Nationality American
Alma mater Central Scientific College of Indianapolis (D.M.); College of Divine Metaphysics (Ps.D.); American Occult College of Washington D.C. (Sci.D.)[R]

Calvin Brazan Braganza (September 14, 1889 - April 1956) was an American occultist and astrologer, self-described as the Prince of Mystics, active in New England, and particularly Boston, during the early twentieth century. Among other things, Braganza claimed to be a Hindu mystic hailing from Goa East India, and routinely offered newspapers his predictions of the future, including an announcement that Theodore Roosevelt's spirit had told him Al Smith would win the Presidency in 1928.


Selected Bibliography

  • Hello, My Friends on the Other Shore, 1921  (lyrics)

Press Coverage


  • "Two Fortune Tellers Are Behind Bars", New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania): 18, 25 Apr. 1917,, "Alleged ability to tell other peoples' fortunes, but failure to fore-see their own, resulted in Prof. C. Braganza and Mrs. Kelley being placed in jail last night following a hearing before Alderman Gross. Prof. Braganza claims to be a Hindoo, he says that he has made many trips here from India and has traveled practically all over the United Slates. Mrs. Kelley has been here for some time." 




  1. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 April 2016), Calvin Brazan Braganza, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).