Sherman, Harold Morrow

Sherman, Harold Morrow (b. 1898)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Harold Morrow Sherman was born on July 13, 1898, in Traverse City, Michigan. He was educated at Traverse City High School and at the University of Michigan. In 1920, he married Martha Frances Bain.

Sherman conducted experiments in clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, precognition and various forms of mediumship. He was head of the ESP Research Associates Foundation in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1942, he wrote a book on long distance telepathy, Thoughts Through Space: A Remarkable Adventure in the Realm of the Mind. It was written in conjunction with Arctic explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins. Sherman said it was “reporting a day-to-day account of the impressions that had come to me, acting as receiver, of things that had happened to Wilkins and members of his crew while searching for lost Russian fliers near the North Pole.” The recorded impressions were mailed each night by prearrangement to Dr. Gardner Murphy, then head of the psychology department of Columbia University. The experiment was conducted over a period of five and a half months, three nights per week, and resulted in an accuracy of approximately seventy percent.

Sherman was a pioneer in Electronic Voice Phenomena. His book You Can Communicate With the Unseen World (1974) examined the use of an ordinary tape recorder to record messages from departed spirits.

Sherman’s books include: Your Key to Happiness (1938); You Live After Death (1949); Know Your Own Mind (1952); The New TNT: Miraculous Power Within You (1954); Adventures in Thinking (1955); Your Key to Happiness (1956); Your Mysterious Powers of ESP (1957); How to Use the Power of Prayer (1958); How to Turn Failure into Success (1958); Your Power to Heal (1973); How to Make ESP Work for You (1973); How to Foresee and Control Your Future (1973); How to Work With the God Power Within You to Regain Health of Body and Mind (1976); and The Dead Are Alive: They Can and Do Communicate With You (1981). His book You Can Communicate With the Unseen World (1974) contained a tribute to medium Anne Gehman and had chapters dealing with her work in Spiritualism.

Sources:

Fodor, Nandor: Encyclopedia of Psychic Science. London: Arthurs Press, 1933
Sherman, Harold: The Dead Are Alive. New York: Fawcett, 1981
Sherman, Harold: You Can Communicate With the Unseen World. New York: Fawcett, 1974
Sherman, Harold: You Live After Death. New York: Fawcett, 1972