Karmu the Healer, The Holy One, The Black Christ of Cambridge


Edgar Warner.
1910 – 1989
A healer in Cambridge, Mass.

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Photo by Rameshwar Dass, courtesy of Oliver Nichelson.

Karmu died of Leukemia in 1989 after taking on the illnesses of over 20,000 people. He was 79 years old.

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How can we lose with the system we use?”

“Always look for the excuse for the other guy’s problems”

View the “Book of Karmu” in PDF format

Hear an interview with Karmu. (Recorded by Ricardo Frazer)

Karmu’s Medicines. – a short guide.

Karmu’s Obituary, The Boston Globe – June 29th, 1989

Update. – Several interviews with Karmu have been published in a recent (2011) book – LINK

Photo Gallery. you can send in your pictures of Karmu.

Site about Karmu 

Another site about Karmu 

WordPress site about Karmu

email webmaster

A group of Karmu’s friends (circa 1972) (click to enlarge)

The Karmu Guestbook.

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Website for the Film about Karmu.

Karmu: A Place in the Sun

Karmu, A Place in the Sun – Official Trailer from Karmu, A Place in the Sun on Vimeo.

Film about Karmu, 2014

Karmu, A Place in the Sun

Vimeo On Demand

Rent it from Amazon here.

Website for the film.


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Over the years, this has emerged (unofficially) as the ‘official’ portrait of Karmu.

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