Lillian Bense

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Lillian Bense
Born Lillian Venona Thornton
15 April 1858(1858-04-15)
Galena, Illinois
Died 30 July 1944 (86) [1]
Ventura, California
Affiliations Order of Directive Biblical Philosophy; Lemurian Fellowship
Spouse(s) Charles Bense (m. 1881)

Lillian Venona Bense (April 15, 1858 - July 30, 1944), also known as Beth Nimrai, was an American Spiritualist, founder of the Order of Directive Biblical Philosophy, and associated with the Lemurian Fellowship.

Selected Bibliography


  1. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Lillian Venona Bense, 30 Jul 1944; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.