Cölman, Arthur (ca. 1880)

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Cölman, Arthur (ca. 1880)

Described by Florence Marryat as "the most wonderful materialization medium I ever met in England." As many as five fully materialized spirits were seen by Marryat at the same time in a séance. The control of the medium was a female spirit, "Aimee."

Cölman, a well-known figure in British Spiritualism in the 1880s, did not long remain before the public. Because of the drain on his strength and the adverse effect on his health, he gave up public sittings and retired. "Aimee" appears to have been inherited by the medium F. G. F. Craddock, who was exposed in fraudulent materialization phenomena in 1879.


Marryat, Florence. There Is No Death. New York: John W. Lovell, 1891. Reprint, New York: Causeway Books, 1973.