2019, Vol. 83, No. 1, 69-78

Citation

Weaver, Z. (2019). Julian Ochorowicz and His Contribution to Psychical Research. Journal of Parapsychology, 83, 69-78. http://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2019.01.05


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

Julian Ochorowicz and His Contribution
to Psychical Research

Zofia Weaver

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the contribution of Julian Ochorowicz to the field of psychical research. From early youth Ochorowicz was interested in psychology, particularly in magnetism, hypnotism and mental suggestion, and his experience in these areas influenced his theoretical approach to the subject. His passionate belief that the essence of true science had to be to establish facts before forming conclusions led him to investigate a number of mediums, including Eusapia Palladino and Stanisława Tomczyk.
Keywords: hypnotism, hypnosis, animal magnetism, mediumship, suggestion