From Kook Science

Craniopathy is a chiropractic-inspired method for the supposed adjustment of the sutures of the skull, this being done to cause the elimination of "brain sand" and for the promotion of general well-being. The method was first devised and promoted by Nephi Cottam (1883-1966), an American chiropractic, who stated that that he learned of it from "The Monitor," described as being an inner voice.

Selected Bibliography

  • Cottam, Nephi (1936), The Story of Craniopathy: A Science of Health, Its Theory and Practice, Los Angeles, California: The Author 
  • Cottam, Nephi; Cottam, Calvin (1960), The Psychic Dangers of Shaking Hands and How to Protect Yourself: The Amazing Experiences and Theories of 'Dr. C.' As Told to His Son, Los Angeles 

Press Coverage


  • Leon DeSeblo, a.k.a. Leonid de Seblo, lectured on the subject, having likely picked it up from Cottam himself after a joint appearance in Los Angeles during April 1944.