Hill, J(ohn) Arthur (1872–1951)
British psychical researcher and author. Hill was born on
December 4, 1872, at Halifax, England. He attended Thornton
Grammar School, Bradford, and worked as a business manager
until 1898, when he suffered a heart ailment and was unable to
work full time. He then spent his time studying the literature
of psychical research and also sat with various mediums.
Hill joined the Society for Psychical Research, London,
and served on the council between 1927 and 1935. He assisted
Sir Oliver Lodge in his work but is most remembered for his
many writings. Hill wrote both books and articles on psychical
research and Spiritualism. He died March 22, 1951.
Sources
Hill, J. Arthur. Emerson and His Philosophy. 1919. Reprint,
Folcroft, PA Folcroft Library Editions, 1971.
———. From Agnosticism to Belief. London Methuen, 1924.
———. Man Is a Spirit. New York George H. Doran, 1918.
———. New Evidences in Psychical Research. London W.
Rider and Son, 1911.
Higginson, Gordon Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
726
———. Psychical Investigations. New York George H. Doran,
1917.
———. Psychical Miscellanea. New York Harcourt, Brace
and Howe, 1919.
———. Psychical Science and Religious Belief. London Rider,
1929.
———. Religion and Modern Psychology. N.p., 1911.
———. Spiritualism Its History, Phenomena and Doctrine. New
York George H. Doran, 1919.
———. Spiritualism and Psychical Research. London T. C.
and E. C. Jack; New York Dodge Publishing, 1913.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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