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Hill, J(ohn) Arthur (1872-1951)

Hill, J(ohn) Arthur (1872-1951)

British psychical researcher and author. Hill was born on December 4, 1872, at Halifax, England. He attended Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, and worked as a business manager until 1898, when he suffered a heart ailment and was unable to work full time. He then spent his time studying the literature of psychical research and also sat with various mediums.

Hill joined the Society for Psychical Research, London, and served on the council between 1927 and 1935. He assisted Sir Oliver Lodge in his work but is most remembered for his many writings. Hill wrote both books and articles on psychical research and Spiritualism. He died March 22, 1951.

Sources:

Hill, J. Arthur. Emerson and His Philosophy. 1919. Reprint, Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library Editions, 1971.

. From Agnosticism to Belief. London: Methuen, 1924.

. Man Is a Spirit. New York: George H. Doran, 1918.

. New Evidences in Psychical Research. London: W. Rider and Son, 1911.

. Psychical Investigations. New York: George H. Doran, 1917.

. Psychical Miscellanea. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1919.

. Psychical Science and Religious Belief. London: Rider, 1929.

. Religion and Modern Psychology. N.p., 1911.

. Spiritualism: Its History, Phenomena and Doctrine. New York: George H. Doran, 1919.

. Spiritualism and Psychical Research. London: T. C. and E. C. Jack; New York: Dodge Publishing, 1913.

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

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