Nielsen, Einer (d. 1965)

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Nielsen, Einer (d. 1965)

Danish materialization medium whose phenomena were first publicized by the report on experiments recorded by Baron Schrenck-Notzing in his book Physikalische Phaenomene des Mediumismus (1920). In 1922 in Christiania, Oslo, Nielsen was pronounced a fraud but seemed to have completely reinstated himself in 1924 in Reykjavik, in sittings for the Psychical Research Society of Iceland. The report of the novelist Einar H. Kvaran, endorsed by scientists and other people of high standing, recorded the materialization of forms, sometimes two appearing simultaneously near the medium while he himself was within view. Levitation and other telekinetic phenomena were also seen in abundance.

After his exposure in 1922, Nielsen refused to sit with researchers. However, that did not prevent further exposure. Several years later in Copenhagen, he was accused of fraud by Johs. Carstensen, the leader of his own circle, and a convinced Spiritualist. After his exposure in a pamphlet, the medium went to court but lost his case in April 1932. He continued to work but was never considered credible again by people outside of his small circle of influence. He died February 26, 1965.


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

Nielsen, Einer. Solid Proofs of Survival. Translated by Helmi Krohn. London: Psychic Book Club, 1950.

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