Oaten, Ernest W(alter) (ca. 1937)
Prominent British Spiritualist, and former president of the
International Federation of Spiritualists. He was president of
the Spiritualists’ National Union from 1915 and edited the
journal Two Worlds (1919–36). He was also a medium and believed
that his leading articles were inspired by the spirit of
Emma Hardinge Britten, whose work had inspired the formation
of the Union in 1890. As chairman of the Parliamentary
Committee of the Spiritualists National Union he pressed for
reform of the Fortune Telling Act, the British law relating to