Charles Cullis (1833-1892)

Charles Cullis (1833-1892) Charles Cullis (1833-1892) was a Boston homeopath who ‘… was on the Board of the Massachusetts Homœopathic Medical Society, which would establish a New England Homœopathic Hospital and eventually the New England Homœopathic College. This College is now known as the Boston University School of Medicine… (with thanks to

Cullis was a famous revivalist who specialised in working with the poor. (Anon, Transactions of the … Session of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Volume 25, (American Institute of Homeopathy., 1872). Pages 168 and 415. See also Anon, The Homeopathic Medical Directory of Great Britain and Ireland, and Annual Abstract of British and American Homeopathic Serial Literature, (1873). Page 178. See also Anon, Proceedings, Volume 2, (Massachusetts Homeopathic Medical Society, 1867). Multiple Pages). Continue reading Charles Cullis (1833-1892)

Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911)

Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911) Wayside Chapel Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911) was an American Universalist Pastor and writer, Secretary at the Woman Preachers’ Convention in Boston in May 1873, she was a colleague of Julia Ward Howethis astonishing woman fought for women’s education for many years. The Universalist Register estimated that ultimately more than 80,000 people had attended one of her services

Elizabeth M Bruce was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson, and her name is in his address book at Rock Rest, Maplewood, Malden, Massachusetts (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). Continue reading Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911)

Alexander Wilder (1823-1908)

Alexander Wilder (1823-1908) Alexander Wilder (1823-1908) was a ‘… pioneer of holistic medicine, helped Madame Blavatsky finish her classic book Isis Unveiled.  As a young man he was a member of the notorious Oneida [community]. As a politician and journalist he fought against slavery then helped kick Boss Tweed out of New York.  He lectured at the famous New England Transcendentalist Concord School of Philosophy… he somehow found the time to write, edit and translate articles on esoteric subjects like alchemy, Neoplatonism, and the dynasties of ancient Egypt, for dozens of publications over almost sixty years…’

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John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941)

Mount Rushmore John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941) ‘… was a Danish-American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents’ heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, the famous carving on Stone Mountain near Atlanta, as well as other public works of art including a head of Abraham Lincoln, exhibited in Theodore Roosevelt’s White House and held in the United States Capitol Crypt in Washington, D.C….’

Gutzon Borglum was the son of homeopath Jens Borglu (Jens changed his name to James Miller Borglum and practiced in Freemont Nebraska) (Dan Simmons, Black Hills, (Quercus, 1 Jan 2011). Page 211).  Continue reading John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941)

Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930)

Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930) Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930) (photo from was an American Physician and Coroner who converted to homeopathy (Anon, Transactions of the … Session of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Volume 53, (The Institute, 1897). Pages 796 and 821) to become Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the Homeopathic University of Michigan in 1889 (Anon, The North American Journal of Homeopathy, (American Medical Union, 1889). Page 631) and Secretary of the Homeopathic Faculty University of Michigan in 1893 (Anon, Ann Arbor city directories, (1893). Page 118), and Professor of Materia Media at the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Chicago in 1897 (Anon, The Clinique, Volume 18, (Hahnemann Hospital of the City of Chicago, Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association, Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Wisconsin, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital (Chicago, Ill.), 1897). Page 655), and a member of the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Michigan in 1903 (Anon, Transaction, Volume 34, (Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Michigan, 1903). Page 28).

Charles Samuel Mack was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed in both of his address books at La Porte Indiana, USA (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Swedenborg Archive A183r Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). (NB: Charles Samuel Mack moved from Boston to 57th street and Lake Avenue, Hyde Park, Illinois in 1889 (Anon, Southern Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 7, (Southern Journal Publishing Company, 1889). Page 156)).

Charles Samuel Mack was also a Swedenborgian Pastor (, and interest he shared with James John Garth Wilkinson and possibly also with Henry James senior (Austin Warren, The Elder Henry James, (Books for Libraries Press, 1 Jan 1970). Page 242).  Continue reading Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930)

Hiram K Jones (1818-1903)

Plato Hiram K Jones (1818-1903) was an ‘… eminent American Physiologist… of Jacksonville…’ Hiram was a family doctor, the Superintendent of the Jacksonville Hospital for the Insane, Professor of Philosophy, Illinois College, 1885-1900, donor of the Jones Library and generous benefactor of Illinois College, he was for many years President of the Alumni Association.

Hiran followed the eclectic school of medicine and probably dabbled in homeopathy. (Paul R Anderson, Platonism in the Midwest, (Temple University Publications, 1963). Page 34 and multiple pages thereafter). Continue reading Hiram K Jones (1818-1903)

Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904)

Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904) Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904) ‘… was an American librarian and scholar…’ 

Willard Fiske was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and his name is in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at Villa Landor, San Dominico, Florence (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). Continue reading Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904)

Freemont Hamilton (1857-?)

Brattleboro High School 1884Freemont Hamilton (1857-?) was an American homeopathic physician who trained at the New York Homeopathic College in 1882. Freemont Hamilton practiced in Rutland in Vermont until 1893, when he relocated to Brattleboro in Vermont. He was President of the Vermont Medical Homeopathic Society, member of the Vermont State Medical Society, and the American Institute of Homeopathy, a member of the Columbia Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Davenport Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, a member of the Brattleboro Commandery Knights Templar, and a member of the Patrons of Husbandry.

Rudyard Kipling called upon homeopath Fremont Hamilton to attend his daughter Josephine, as his wife, Carrie Balestier’s family were enthusiastic supporters of homeopathy ( Kipling and Medicine: Some of Kipling’s medical acquaintances by Gillian Sheehan).
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Wesley Harrington Ketchum (1878-1968)

freespirit7.comWesley Harrington Ketchum (1878-1968) was an American homeopath who practiced in Kentucky (Anon, Journal of the American Institute of Homœopathy, Volume 3, (Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Homœopathy, 1910). Pages 1127 and 1182), and in Cleveland Ohio and Santa Clara (Anon, Directory, (1922). Pages 45 and 228).

Wesley Harrington Ketchum was introduced to Edgar Cayce by Leslie Cayse, Edgar’s father, and Wesley Harrington Ketchum was astonished at Edgar Cayce’s psychic diagnosis of his abdominal pain. The two men worked together for a while (Sidney Kirkpatrick, Edgar Cayce: an American prophet, (Riverhead Books, 1 Sep 2000). Pages 88, 144 and 161. See also Thomas Sugrue, There Is a River, (Read Books, 1 Mar 2007). Multiple pages). Wesley Harrington Ketchum described Edgar Cayce’s methods of clairvoyance (Cindy Jacobs, Deliver Us From Evil: Putting A Stop To The Occultic Influence Invading Your Home and Community, (Gospel Light Publications, 5 Nov 2001). Pages 113-114), and sent a report to the American Society of Clinical Research in Boston.

Wesley Harrington Ketchum and Leslie Cayce would receive and prepare the client before Edgar Cayce would prescribe for them in trance, and Wesley Harrington Ketchum would also receive foreign visitors and discuss Edgar Cayce‘s methods with them at great length as he conducted his studies into Edgar Cayce‘s work. Wesley Harrington Ketchum was also engaged with the phonographic recordings of Edgar Cayce‘s readings, and he wrote prescriptions for patients given by Edgar Cayce while in trance (Thomas Sugrue, There Is a River, (Read Books, 1 Mar 2007). Multiple pages).

Wesley Hartington Ketchum was active in professional homeopathic societies (Anon, The North American journal of homeopathy, Volume 52, (American Medical Union, 1904). Page 64), and he contributed various articles to homeopathic journals (Anon, Cleveland Medical and Surgical Reporter, Volume 12, (1904). Page 252), and he wrote The Discovery of Edgar Cayce,

Adele Solomons Jaffa (1868-1953)

Adele Solomons Jaffa (1868-1953)Adele Solomons Jaffa (1868-1953) ‘… was a San Francisco physician, married Myer E. Jaffa, a pioneering chemist in the food and nutrition sciences. Dr. Jaffa was a friend of Gertrude Stein [Gertrude Stein], and her siblings included women’s suffrage leader Selina Solomons [*Selina Solomons (1867-1921)] and explorer Theodore Solomons [**Theodore Solomons (1870-1947)]… (From )’ 

Adele Solomons Jaffa was a professional homeopath (Shirley Sargent, Solomons of the Sierra: the pioneer of the John Muir Trail, (Flying Spur Press, 1989). Pages 13, 24 and 83), M.D. in homeopathy 1893 (William Harvey King, History of homoeopathy and its institutions in America: their founders, benefactors, faculties, officers, hospitals, alumni, etc., with a record of achievement of its representatives in the world of medicine, Volume 3, (The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905). Page 239) from Hahnemann Medical College of the PacificAdele Solomons Jaffa was one of the first American female psychiatrists. Continue reading Adele Solomons Jaffa (1868-1953)