Weiant, C(larence) W(olsey) (1897-1986)

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Weiant, C(larence) W(olsey) (1897-1986)

Anthropologist and chiropractor with interests in parapsychology. Weiant was born on November 30, 1987, at West Haverstraw, New York. He studied at the School of General Studies, Columbia University (B.S., 1937), pursued graduate work in 1937 at the Instituto de Filosofia y Letras, Mexico City, and finished a doctorate at Columbia University (1943). He lectured in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hunter College, New York (1943-51). He became a chiropractor and was associated with the Chiropractic Institute of New York. He retired as its dean in 1963.

Weiant was interested in clairvoyance, mediumship, reincarnation, and survival theories. He translated the book Lo Sagrado entre los Primitivos y la Parapsicologia (The Sacred Among Primitive Peoples, and Parapsychology), by Juan Rogers, and contributed to Tomorrow magazine. He died in October of 1986.


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

Weiant, C. W. "Parapsychology and Anthropology." Manas 13 (1960).