Cölman, Arthur (ca. 1880)
Described by Florence Marryat as ‘‘the most wonderful materialization
medium I ever met in England.’’ As many as five
fully materialized spirits were seen by Marryat at the same time
in a séance. The control of the medium was a female spirit,
Cölman, a well-known figure in British Spiritualism in the
1880s, did not long remain before the public. Because of the
drain on his strength and the adverse effect on his health, he
gave up public sittings and retired. ‘‘Aimee’’ appears to have
been inherited by the medium F. G. F. Craddock, who was exposed
in fraudulent materialization phenomena in 1879.
Marryat, Florence. There Is No Death. New York John W.
Lovell, 1891. Reprint, New York Causeway Books, 1973.