Whymant, (A.) Neville (John) (1894-?)

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Whymant, (A.) Neville (John) (1894-?)

Author and editor who investigated the phenomena of the medium George Valiantine. He was born on September 4, 1894, at Rothwell, England, and studied at Oxford University (Ph.D.). After World War I he served as a professor of Oriental literature and philosophy at the Universities of Tokyo and Peking. He became an editor and journalist in 1926 and eventually became editor of The Indian Nation in the 1930s. He was advisor to the embassy of the Republic of China in London from 1947 to 1950.

In addition to various books on China and the Chinese, he published Psychical Research in China (1925), dealing with sand painting and "ghost photographs," and Psychic Adventures in New York (1928). Whymant was present at séances with the medium George Valiantine, who produced messages in ancient Chinese languages. A report of the phenomena was published in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research (April 1928).


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