Hohenwarter, Peter (1894– )
Theologian who conducted important research into mediumistic
phenomena. He was born May 18, 1894, at Obervellach,
Austria, and studied at Graz University, Austria (Theol.D.,
1924). He worked as a professor of mathematics, physics, and
philosophy at Klagenfurt until removed by the Nazis in 1938.
After the war Hohenwarter became vice president of Imago
Mundi, the International Society of Catholic Parapsychologists,
and joined the Austrian Society for Psychical Research. He organized
a great many sittings with the Viennese medium Maria
Silbert and with the Danish medium Einer Nielsen, whose
phenomena he endorsed in lectures.
Hohenwarter, Peter. ‘‘The Experiments of Astro-Physicist
Dr. Alois Gatterer, S. J., with Maria Silbert.’’ Vergorgene Welt 2,
no. 3 (1957).
———. ‘‘Germany’s Leading Parapsychologist The 100th
Anniversary of Schrenck-Notzing’s Birth.’’ Vergorgene Welt. 3–5
———. ‘‘Hauntings at Schwarzach in the Voralberg Region.’’
Neue Wissenschaft (July 1954).
———. ‘‘Our Experiments with Maria Silbert.’’ Schweizer
Rundschau (February 1954).
———. ‘‘Should We Study Parapsychology’’ Der Seelsorger
(March 1958).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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