Thursday, 16 May 2013

Interesting Listing of Authors from White Crow Books

You will find many authors on this site, cheek by jowl for the first time, probably. Whether they would all have got on together is open to question. Insight is not always allied to tolerance in human beings. Each is a rascal in their own way, replete with their own demons; but that doesn’t mean they can’t inspire or shock, or even entertain us into sweet truth. They are gathered here because they have a track record of making strange sense. Lone voices in the wilderness, who gathered around them grateful hearts.
Allan Kardec Allan KardecThe figurehead of the Spiritist movement, Allan Kardec, was born Hippolyte Leon Denizard Rivail on 3 October 1804 in Lyon, France. He came from a long… more
Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of Britain’s most celebrated writers, with his invention of the ultimate detective, Sherlock Holmes, completely altering… more
Carl Wickland Carl WicklandDr Carl A Wickland (1861-1945) was a member of the Chicago Medical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the chief psychiatrist… more
Casper Yost Casper YostCasper Salathiel Yost was born in Sedalia, Missouri in 1864. Yost was employed as a reporter in 1881 at the age of just 17. He stayed for some months before… more
DD Home DD HomeDaniel Dunglas Home is regarded by many as the greatest medium of all time. The term ‘psychic’ was coined as a description for his unique gifts and in… more
Dwight Goddard Dwight GoddardDwight Goddard was a pioneer in the American Zen Buddhist movement. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1861. After graduating from college… more
Edward C Randall Edward C RandallEdward C Randall (1860-1935) was a prominent New York trial lawyer from Buffalo who served on the board of directors of a number of large corporations.… more
Ellen G White Ellen G WhiteEllen G White is one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which was officially created in 1863. Although raised as a Methodist, the Adventist… more
Elsa Barker Elsa BarkerElsa Barker, American author and poet, was born in 1869 in Leicester Vermont, USA. Throughout her life, her poems and short stories were published in various… more
Emanuel Swedenborg Emanuel Swedenborg‘Voltaire said that the most extraordinary man in recorded history was Charles XII. I would disagree: the most extraordinary man – if we admit such superlatives… more
George Trevelyan George TrevelyanSir George Trevelyan Bt (1906-1996) was an educational pioneer, a founding father of the New Age movement, furniture maker and visionary – a man with a… more
GK Chesterton GK ChestertonStanding six foot, four inches tall, and weighing 21 stone, GK Chesterton was a man of striking appearance; and all the more so for his chosen uniform… more
Guy Lyon Playfair Guy Lyon PlayfairGuy Lyon Playfair was born in India and educated in England, obtaining a degree in modern languages from Cambridge University. He then spent many years… more
Helen Schucman Helen SchucmanDr Helen Schucman (July 14, 1909 to February 9, 1981) was a clinical and research psychologist. She held a tenured position of Associate Professor of Medical… more
Herman Hesse Herman HesseHe clashed with his parents when young; lived through three marriages, of which two were unhappy; became popular for his spiritual writing in the American… more
Howard Williams Howard WilliamsHoward Williams was born in 1837 in England and is best remembered for his groundbreaking book on vegetarianism, The Ethics of Diet. more
Jane Katra and Russell Targ Jane Katra and Russell TargJane Katra, PhD, has been a practicing spiritual healer for 37 years. She taught public health at the University of Oregon in the 1980s, and continues… more
Jesus of Nazareth Jesus of NazarethJesus of Nazareth – born Joshua bar Joseph – lived for 33 years in the first century AD, before he was executed by the Roman authorities on charges of… more
John E Mack John E MackJohn Edward Mack, MD (4 Oct 1929 to 27 Sept 2004) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received… more
Julian of Norwich Julian of NorwichRevelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich is the first book written in English by a woman. But the work is read now not for historical interest… more
Kahlil Gibran Kahlil GibranKahlil Gibran was born in Northern Lebanon on 6 January 1883. His mother, Kamila, came from a very religious background and he and his older half-brother… more
Leo Tolstoy Leo TolstoyCount Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, better known as Leo Tolstoy, is rightly regarded as one of the greatest writers in the history of literature and his masterpieces,… more
Leon Denis Leon DenisLéon Denis (January 1, 1846 to March 12, 1927) became a Spiritist after reading Allan Kardec’s magnum Opus, The Spirits Book while he was a young man.… more
Lucius Seneca Lucius SenecaLucius Annaneus Seneca was one of the great Roman Stoic thinkers and is one of only a few philosophers from that era whose work has remained popular in… more
Madam Home Madam HomeJulie de Gloumeline, also known as Madam Home, was Daniel Dunglas Home’s second wife; they were married in 1871. more
Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius‘Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the… more
Meister Eckhart Meister EckhartMeister Eckhart – theologian, psychologist, philosopher, mystic – has become more and more appreciated the longer he has been dead. In recent times, thinkers… more
Michael Cocks Michael CocksMichael Cocks introduces himself: All my forebears were early immigrants into Canterbury, New Zealand, between 1840-60, one a Scottish farmer, another… more
Michael Tymn Michael TymnA resident of Kailua, Hawaii, Michael E Tymn is vice-president of the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, Inc., and editor of the Academy’s… more
Paramahansa Yogananda Paramahansa YoganandaParamahansa Yogananda is recognized as one of the greatest emissaries to the West of India’s ancient wisdom. His life and teachings continue to be a source… more
PD Ouspensky PD OuspenskyPiotr Demianovich Ouspensky was born in Russia in 1878. He was probably the most well known pupil of early twentieth-century spiritual teacher Georgei… more
Peter Fenwick Peter FenwickDr Peter Fenwick MB BChir (Cantab) DPM FRCPsych, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a neuropsychiatrist with an international reputation.… more
Rebecca Ruter Springer Rebecca Ruter SpringerRebecca Ruter Springer was 29 when the American Civil War started in 1861. When the war ended five years later, 620,000 soldiers and countless civilians… more
Richard Maurice Bucke Richard Maurice BuckeRichard Maurice Bucke was born March 18, 1837, in Methwold, a village on the edge of the Norfolk fens, in England. When he was one year old, his father… more
Rudolf Steiner Rudolf SteinerRudolf Steiner is both a mystic and an occultist. These two natures appear in him in perfect harmony. One could not say which of the two predominates over… more
Simon Parke Simon ParkeSimon Parke was a priest in the Church of England for twenty years, before leaving for fresh adventures. He worked for three years in a supermarket, stacking… more
Sjoerd Bonting Sjoerd BontingSjoerd Bonting is a Dutch biochemist and an Anglican priest-theologian. After receiving a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam (1952), he… more
Stafford Betty Stafford BettyProfessor Stafford Betty has taught courses for over three decades at California State University on the religions of the world (especially India), death… more
Thomas à Kempis Thomas à KempisThe life of Thomas à Kempis was not outwardly remarkable. He was born in 1380 in the Lower Rhine region of Kempen, from where he gained his name. His paternal… more
Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van GoghVincent shot himself at the age of 37, probably without having sold a picture. His brother Theo said he was his own enemy, and this was true; but he also… more
Viscount Adare Viscount AdareWindham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl KP PC (1841-1926), styled Viscount Adare between 1850 and 1871, was an Irish Peer. more
William Barrett William BarrettSir William Fletcher Barrett (10 February 1844 to 26 May 1925) was one of the pioneers of psychical research. It was Barrett’s idea to form the Society… more
William Usborne Moore William Usborne MooreVice-Admiral William Usborne Moore (c.1850-1918) was a retired British naval commander when he became a devoted psychical researcher in 1904. His books… more
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAlthough Mozart is one of the most famous names in Classic musical history, his renown stretches way beyond that genre and even music itself. Even though… more
WT Stead WT SteadKnown to the general public primarily as a dedicated journalist, author, social reformer, and pacifist, William Thomas Stead was on his way to New York… more

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