Kral, Josef (1887– )
Publisher, editor, and writer on parapsychology. He was
born August 15, 1887, in Munich, Germany. During World War
II he worked with the opposition to Hitler and was eventually
awarded the Distinguished Service Cross of the German Federal
Republic. Kral published an autobiography in 1958, Auftrag
des Gewissens Documente Katholischen Widerstandes gegen das N. S.
Regime (Command of Conscience Documents of Catholic Resistance
to the National Socialist Regime).
After the war Kral became general secretary of Imago
Mundi, the International Society of Catholic Parapsychologists,
and in 1951, with Alois Wiesinger, he began publication of the
journal Vergorgene Welt (Hidden World), dealing with occult
and parapsychological subjects. He also wrote a number of
books on the paranormal.
Sources
Kral, Josef. Das Heisse Eisen Das Außersinnliche als Wissenschaft
und Glaube (The Hot Iron The Paranormal as Science
and Faith). Berlin Verlag Harmonie, 1962.
———. Die Irrelehre vom Zufall und Schicksal im Lichte der
Wissenschaften und des Glaubens (The Heresy of Coincidence and
Fate in the Light of Science and Faith). N.p., 1953.
———. Der Neue Gottesbeweis Parapsychologie, Mystik, Unsterblichkeit
(New Proof of God Parapsychology, Mysticism, Immortality).
N.p., 1956.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.