Grant, Joan (Joan Marshall Kelsey)
Author of various fictional works dealing with reincarnation
that she claimed were partly biographical. Grant believed she
had inherited her mother’s psychic experiences, which allowed
Grant to sense from an object the experiences and feelings of
people who had handled it in the past. This turned her towards
writing books she claimed were part historical novels but ‘‘far
memories’’ of past times. In her first book, Winged Pharaoh
(1937), Grant describes the life and death of Sekeeta, a princess
of First Dynasty Egypt. In Return to Elysium (1947), she tells of
a Greek girl for the second century C.E. In her book Many Lifetimes
(1969), written in collaboration with her third husband,
Dr. Denys Kelsey, Grant describes claimed memories of former
existences revealed when she was hypnotized by her husband.
Grant, Joan. Eyes of Horus. London Methuen, 1942. New
York Arno Press, 1980.
———. Far Memory. Reprinted as Time Out of Mind, A Lot to
Remember. New York Arno Press, 1980.
———. Life as Carola. London Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1939;
New York & London Harper & Brothers, 1940; New York
Arno Press, 1980.
———. Lord of the Horizon. London Methuen & Co. Ltd.,
———. Return to Elysium. New York Arno Press, 1980.
———. So Moses Was Born. London Methuen, 1952; New
York Arno Press, 1980.
———. Winged Pharaoh. New York Harper & Brothers,
Kelsey, Denys, and Joan Grant. Many Lifetimes. Garden City,
N.Y. Doubleday, 1967.