Hankey, Muriel W(inifred) Arnold(1895-1978)

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Hankey, Muriel W(inifred) Arnold(1895-1978)

Prominent British researcher and organizer in the field of psychical science. She was born May 17, 1895, in London. She became secretary to J. Hewat McKenzie, founder of the British College of Psychic Science, and for a period served as principal and secretary of the college (1952-60). Over her long life she investigated psychic phenomena and assisted in the training of mediums in Britain. She cooperated with John F. Thomas of Detroit, Michigan, by acting as a "proxy sitter" in experiments over a period of 16 years. (A proxy sitter substitutes for the individual seeking information from a medium in order to eliminate the possibility of telepathy between the medium and sitter.) Hankey died in April 1978.


Hankey, Muriel A. James Hewat McKenzie, Pioneer of Psychical Research. London: Aquarian Press, 1963.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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