Vett, Carl Christian (1871-1956)

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Vett, Carl Christian (1871-1956)

Danish agriculturalist and author, who played a leading part in organizing international cooperation and spread of information in the field of parapsychology. He was born September 25, 1871, in Aarhus, Denmark. Vett became a director of textile companies in Scandinavia. During World War I he was a diplomatic courier and cultural advisor to the Danish Ministry of Education on museum acquisitions. He was also a pioneer of bio-dynamic agricultural methods.

Vett was intensely interested in psychical research as a proper scientific study, and it was largely through his efforts that the First International Congress on Psychic Research was held in Copenhagen in 1921, with researchers from fifteen different countries. He became general secretary of a permanent committee for the organization of later international congresses of this kind, held at Warsaw (1923), Paris (1927), Athens (1930), and Oslo (1935). A tribute was paid to his work at the First International Conference of Parapsychological Studies held in Utrecht, Netherlands, in 1953. In the years after World War II, Vett lectured and wrote on parapsychological topics. He died February 1, 1956, in Rome, Italy.


Vett, Carl Christian. "Memoirs of Psychic Research." Tomorrow, 3, 4 (Summer 1955).