Francisco Cândido “Chico” Xavier

Francisco Cândido “Chico” Xavier (April 2, 1910 – June 30, 2002) was a popular philanthropist and medium in Spiritism. During a period of 60 years he wrote up to 450 books and several thousand letters claiming to use a process known as “psychography and after his death many dozens of books were issued based on old letters and manuscripts which gradually became public bringing the total number of books up to 496.”

The books written by Chico covered a vast range of topics from religion, philosophy, historical romances and novels, Portuguese Literature, poetry, scientific as well as thousand letters intended to inform, console and uplift the families of deceased persons during his psychographic sessions. 

Xavier called his spiritual guide Emmanuel, who according to Xavier, lived in ancient Rome as Senator Publius Lentulus, was reincarnated in Spain as Father Damien, and later as a professor at the Sorbonne.

(From Wikipedia)