Müller, Karl E(ugen) (1893–1969)
Electrical engineer who took a great interest in parapsychology.
He was born on July 14, 1893, at New Orleans, Louisiana.
He studied at the Technical University of Switzerland
(B.E.E., D.Sc.Tech.), and after graduation worked for various
firms as an engineer and consultant, a major length of time
spent with the Oerlikon Engineering Co., Zürich (1930 until
retirement in 1958). During his adult life he became a Spiritualist
and after his retirement became president of the International
Spiritualist Federation. He was also a member of the
Society for Psychical Research (London), the American Society
for Psychical Research, and the Swiss Society for Parapsychology.
In addition to his many articles in technical journals, Müller
published contributions on parapsychology, and also experimented
with infrared photography in the investigation of physical
mediumship. He also published articles in Yours Fraternally,
Chimes and other magazines, some of which were translated
into Swedish, Danish, and German.
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Müller, Karl E. ‘‘Aspects of Astral Projection.’’ Introduction
for F. C. Sculthorp. Excursions to the Spirit World. London n.p.,
———. ‘‘Proofs for Reincarnation.’’ Psychic News (October
November 1960).
———. Reincarnation Based on Facts. London Psychic Press,
———. ‘‘Spiritualist Doctrine.’’ Tomorrow. (Autumn 1960).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.