Schierling, Charlotte Anna (1911– )
German archivist and evangelical Christian who conducted
research in parapsychology. She was born on January 10, 1911,
at Tiegenhof, West Prussia. She received her doctorate at the
University of Berlin. After World War II, she joined the staff of
the Danzig Library (1946) and then became the archivist of the
Federal Board for Employment Service, Frankfurt am Main,
West Germany. Schierling published a number of books and
pamphlets for children and on religious subjects. She also studied
shamanism in Asia and the United States and took special
interest in telepathy and the study of poltergeist phenomena.
She published an article ‘‘Red Indian Studies,’’ in Dakota Scout
(1960) and subsequently undertook research in shamanistic
practices among Native Americans.