The strategy of expulsion, or rejection, was mainly used against what some perceived to be illegitimate applications of hypnosis, including those related to Spiritism and metapsychics. "Its purpose," writes Gonzalez de Pablo, "consisted in 'cleaning up' hypnosis, that is, to purge it of any type of 'impurity' that casted a shadow over its scientific validity" (p.
The last chapter in this section, "The Practice of Metapsychics: A Marquis Investigating Clairvoyance," is authored by Monica Balltondre.
Investigating the supernatural; from spiritism and occultism to psychical research and metapsychics
in France, 1853-1931.
Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism to Psychical Research and Metapsychics
in France, 18531931.
They demonstrate that magnetism, far from disappearing in the mid-century after its defeat at the hands of the medical establishment, joined with spiritualism, and then lay at the origin of the programmes of research in British psychic sciences and French metapsychics
. It is striking to observe that the psychic sciences, which claimed to study phenomena such as clairvoyance, telepathy etc., outside the usual religious presuppositions, (in other words, phenomena that the intellectuals of our own day link to archaic superstitions), were born in Britain, in the nation which at that time was the embodiment of modernity, and in France, the beacon of secularity.
A propos de l'introduction a la metapsychique humaine: Refutation du livre de ReneSudre [Regarding the introduction to human metapsychics
: Refutation of a book by Rene Sudre] Paris: Jean Meyer.
Mediumship, psychical research, dissociation, and the powers of the subconscious mind/ Medialitat, psychische forschung, dissoziation und die krafte der unterbewussten psyche/ Mediumnidad, investigacion psiquica, disociacion, y poderes de la mente subconsciente/ Mediumnite, recherche psychique, dissociation, et les pouvoirs de l'esprit subconscient
More details about French "metapsychics
" would have helped readers to understand better the brief statement that some researchers associated with the Institut Metapsychique International were not into the topic of survival of bodily death (p.
Geschichte der okkultistischen (metapsychischen) Forschung von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart (part II) [History of occultism (metapsychics
): Inquiry from antiquity to the present].
This seems to have been Charles Richet's (1905) intention (at least in part) when he introduced the term metapsychics
to refer to psychical research.
[A case of mediumship in a religious expression: "Psychic contagion" in metapsychics
and Angelina Ronza da Frignano D'Aversa] Luce e Ombra, 55, 129-159.
In 1934 Servadio presented a paper, "Psychoanalysis and Telepathy," at the Congress of Psychoanalysis at Lucerne, and in 1937 he was one of the four founders of the Italian Society of Metapsychics
Italian spiritism and metapsychics
were in a marginal position, in the extreme corner of the 'empire' formed by the French and English at the end of the 1930s and in the United States at that moment".