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Fleming, Alice Kipling (1868-1948)

Fleming, Alice Kipling (1868-1948)

Sister of British author Rudyard Kipling who became a well-known psychic, producing automatic writing under the name "Mrs. Holland." Born June 11, 1868, Alice Kipling was privately educated. She went to India at age 16 and married British army officer John Fleming.

While in India she wrote a number of poems, and in 1893 initially experimented with automatic writing. After a long illness she returned to England in 1902 and in the following year read the classic study Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death, by F. W. H. Myers. As a result she contacted the secretary of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), London, regarding her own automatic writing.

She took part in the SPR's cross-correspondence tests, in which several automatic writers produced scripts that only became meaningful when combined. Her contribution was described in several papers by Alice Johnson in the Proceedings of the SPR (1908-09).

Sources:

Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

Johnson, Alice. "On the Automatic Writing of Mrs. Holland." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 21 (1908).

. "Second Report on Mrs. Holland's Script." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 24 (1910).

. "Supplementary Notes on Mrs. Holland's Scripts." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 22 (1909).

. "Third Report on Mrs. Holland's Scripts." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 25 (1911).

Saltmarsh, H. F. Evidence of Personal Survival from Cross Correspondences. London: G. Bell & Son, 1938.

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"Holland, Mrs." (1868-1948)

Pseudonym of Alice Kipling Fleming, who took part in famous "cross correspondence" tests of the Society for Psychical Research, London, and produced significant automatic writing scripts.

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