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2018, Vol. 82, No. 2, 127-131

Editor-in-Chief Etzel Cardeña, Ph.D.
© Rhine Research Center


Alvarado, C. S. (2018). Eleanor M. Sidgwick (1845-1936). Journal of Parapsychology, 82, 127-131.

Eleanor M. Sidgwick (1845-1936)

Carlos S. Alvarado
Parapsychology Foundation

Abstract: Eleanor M. Sidgwick was an important figure in the early history of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). In later years she became known for her critiques of the evidence for physical mediumship, and for her systematic studies of apparitions of the dead and hauntings, premonitions, clairvoyance, and the mediumship of Leonora E. Piper. Sidgwick also made significant contributions to the study of spontaneous and experimental telepathy, the cross-correspondences, and book tests, or attempts to get spirit communicators to obtain veridical information from the content of a book.

Keywords: history of parapsychology, Sidgwick, mediumship, telepathy

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