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Known for her rather indefinable parties and achievements undersea. Ms. Carrera’s monthly dinner salons assembled politicians, scientists, psychics, inventors and primates. She was also the leading diver of her day, having recovered gold and jewelry from well over 40 shipwrecks. And over the course of 4 weeks in 1921, she notably transported herself into a series of alternate states of consciousness, much to the dismay of her father, a then-priest and lifelong worrywart.

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