Society of Metaphysicians
British organization devoted to a science of unity between
physical and psychical fields, founded by J. J. Williamson, an
electronic engineer, in 1948. Williamson experienced such psychic
abilities as astral projection, also known as out-of-thebody
travel, and clairvoyance at an early age, and in later life
attempted to find a basis for integrating such faculties with normal
physical science. An early associate of the society was ‘‘Oliver
Fox’’ (Hugh G. Callaway), pioneer of astral projection, who
prepared a mail-order course on the subject for the society.
The society commenced by experimenting in such areas as
out-of-the-body travel, aura studies, and dowsing, and later explored
biofeedback phenomena. The society concentrates
largely on postal courses in conjunction with a mail-order business
for books and such psychic appliances as aura goggles for
viewing the human aura (as described in the books of Walter
J. Kilner and Oscar Bagnall). It is headquartered at Archers
Ct., Stonestile Ln., The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex, England.