Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Arthur Dowling

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
Arthur Dowling


Arthur Dowling (fl. 1900s) was a black magician who passed himself off as an East Indian Psychic, "Prince Jovedah de Rajah."


A tall man, Howling added to his height by wearing a blue turban. He also talked in a foreign accent and remained in character offstage presenting himself as Indian royalty.

Howling was married to a white Canadian woman, who assisted in his act as "Princess Olga". They performed "mind-reading" feats and his code was exposed in book The Life and Mysteries of the Celebrated Dr. Q. (1921) under the name "Prince Joedah Dah Radja."

According to legend, he died in 1922 penniless.[1]


  1. Conjure Times : Black Magicians in America by Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson (2001)