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Dr. Leland Wyman

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Dr. Leland Wyman
BornLeland Clifton Wyman
Livermore Falls, Maine
DiedJanurary 13, 1988

Dr. Leland Wyman (1897-1988), a professor of Boston University, served as president of the SAM Boston Assembly No. 9 in the late 1920s and early 1930s.[1][2]


He got his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in 1918 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1922. He taught experimental and theoretical physiology, sociology, anthropology, American Indian art, and Asiatic art at the Boston College of Liberal Arts.

Wyman learned the Center Tear from mediums sometime before 1927 and taught it to J. T. Garrus.

Starting in the 1930s, Dr. Wyman spent his summers among the Indians of Arizona and Mexico observing their customs, in particular the relationship between magic and the Navajo religion.[3] He would spend 40 summers conducting research in the American southwest establishing him as one of the leaders on Navajo research.

From 1942 to 1946 he served as chairman of the Division of Medical Sciences at Boston University. As part of his research and personal interests he traveled to Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Europe. [4]


  1. Sphinx, June 1933
  3. Sphinx, January 1940
  4. New York Times Obit