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Stuart Cumberland

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Stuart Cumberland (1857-1922), born Charles Garner, astonished Europe with his performances in mindreading, drawing fame with miracles like finding hidden objects through supposed psychic power.

The art of "Contact Mind Reading" was known for a time as Cumberlandism.

Cumberland was a skilled writer and wrote several books on his life in mentalism and the techniques of phony mediums and psychics.

He also published a souvenir newspaper, Cumberland News.

Bibliography

  • A Thought Reader's Thoughts (1888)
  • People I Have Read (1905)
  • That Other World (1918)
  • Spiritualism: The Inside Truth (1919).

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