Hereward Carrington

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Hereward Carrington
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Eusapia Palladino and her phenomena (1909)
Born Hereward Hubert Lavington Carrington
17 October 1880(1880-10-17) [1]
Saint Helier, Jersey
Died 26 December 1958 (78) [2]
Los Angeles, California
Occupation(s) Author, Investigator
Alma mater Oskaloosa College (1918)
Affiliations Society for Psychical Research (SPR); American Psychical Institute

Hereward Hubert Lavington Carrington (October 17, 1880 - December 26, 1958) was a Jersey-born American parapsychologist and spiritualist, one of the leading figures in the field of psychical research during his lifetime.

Selected Bibliography

A prolific writer, Carrington published over one hundred books and articles in the course of his life, the majority related to his work investigating mediums and discussing psychical research and Spiritualism, with some better living through hygiene and diet books thrown in for good measure.

  • Carrington, Hereward (1907), The Physical Phenomena of Spiritualism, Fraudulent and Genuine: Being a Brief Account of the Most Important Historical Phenomena, a Criticism of Their Evidential Value, and a Complete Exposition of the Methods Employed in Fraudulently Reproducing the Same, London: Chatto & Windus 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1908), The Coming Science, London: T. Werner Laurie 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1909), Eusapia Palladino and Her Phenomena, New York: B. W. Dodge & Co 
  • Carrington, Hereward; Meader, John R. (1911), Death: Its Causes and Phenomena, with Special Reference to Immortality, London: William Rider & Son 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1912), The Natural Food of Man. Being an Attempt to Prove from Comparative Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and Hygiene, That the Original, Best and Natural Diet of Man is Fruit and Nuts, London: C. W. Daniel 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1913), Hindu Magic, London: Annals of Psychical Science 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1914), The Problems of Psychical Research, Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal, London: W. Rider and Son 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1915), True Ghost Stories, New York: J. S. Ogilvie Pub. Co. 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1918), Personal Experiences in Spiritualism: Including the Official Account and Record of the American Palladino Séances, London: T. Werner Laurie 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1918), Psychical Phenomena and the War, New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1920), Your Psychic Powers, and How to Develop Them, New York: American Universities Pub. Co. 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1923), Life: Its Origin and Nature, Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Co. 
  • Carrington, Hereward; Walsh, James J. (1925), Spiritualism, a Fact: (Can We Communicate with the Dead?), Boston, Mass: Stratford Co. 
  • Carrington, Hereward; Muldoon, Sylvan (1929), The Projection of the Astral Body 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1930), The Story of Psychic Science, London: Rider & Co. 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1933), A Primer in Psychical Research 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1946), The Invisible World, London: Rider & Co. 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1948), A Book of Rogues And Impostors: a Historical And Critical Summary of Legends, Swindles, Hoaxes and Rackets, Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1956), The Hygienic Way of Life 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1957), The Case for Psychic Survival, New York: Citadel 
  • Carrington, Hereward (1958), Essays in the Occult, New York: T. Yoseloff 

In addition to his non-fiction, Carrington also authored works of occult fiction, including The Mysteries of Myra (1916) – which was adapted into a serial by the Wharton Bros. – and Zenobia: A Dream of Ancient Egypt (1916).


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  2. "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 Feb 2014), Hereward Hubertlaving Carrington, b. 17 October 1880, d. 26 December 1958