Osborn, Arthur W(alter) (1891– )
British author of books on the paranormal, higher consciousness,
and mysticism. He was born March 10, 1891, in
London, England, and privately educated. He became a businessman
in the Dutch East Indies (1913–14) and later in Australia
(1920–54). His career was interrupted by service in the
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, during World War I. He received
the Military Cross. Though he lived in Australia, Isborn
was a member of the Society for Psychical Research, London.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Osborn, Arthur W. The Axis and the Rim The Quest for Reality
in a Modern Setting. London V. Stuart, 1963.
———. The Cosmic Womb An Interpretation of Man’s Relationship
to the Infinite. Wheaton, Ill. Theosophical Publishing
House, 1969.
———. The Expansion of Awareness One Man’s Search for
Meaning in Living. Wheaton, Ill. Theosophical Publishing
House, 1967.
———. The Future Is Now The Significance of Precognition.
New Hyde Park, N.Y. University Books, 1961.
———. The Meaning of Personal Existence in the Light of Paranormal
Phenomena The Doctrine of Reincarnation & Mystical States
of Consciousness. London Sidgwick and Jackson, 1966.
———. Occultism, Christian Science and Healing. 1926.
———. The Superphysical; A Review of the Evidence for Continued
Existence, Reincarnation, and Mystical States of Consciousness.
1937.
———. What Am I Living For 1974.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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