Carleson, Rolf Alfred Douglas (1910– )
Accountant and Spiritualist leader in Sweden. He was born
January 29, 1910, in Montreal, Canada, but moved to Sweden
during his adult life. He held posts as general secretary of the
International Spiritualist Federation, editor of Spiritualisten (a
Swedish psychic magazine), and general manager of Excelsior,
a Swedish publishing house specializing in psychic literature.
Carleson was a founder of the Stockholm Spiritualist Society
and served as its secretary for twenty years (1937–57). He then
became general secretary of the Swedish Spiritualists Union in
1958–59. During this time he was a member of a Swedish psychic
circle experimenting with materialization and direct
voice phenomena.
Carleson was also a member of the Society for Parapsychological
Research in Stockholm.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964