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2019 Vol. 83(1) 69-78

Etzel Cardeña, Ph.D.
Parapsychology Press


Weaver, Z. (2019). Julian Ochorowicz and His Contribution to Psychical Research. Journal of Parapsychology, 83, 69-78.


Julian Ochorowicz and His Contribution
to Psychical Research

Zofia Weaver

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.


hypnotism, hypnosis, animal magnetism, mediumship, suggestion

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