Théodore Flournoy Reviewed

Parapsychology

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center

Théodore Flournoy Théodore Flournoy

One of the most interesting early figures in the psychological study of mediumship and other phenomena was Swiss psychologist Théodore Flournoy (1854-1920). In my last published paper, with several colleagues, we reviewed his main psychical research-related work: Carlos S. Alvarado, Everton de Oliveira Maraldi, Fatima Regina Machado, and Wellington Zangari, “Théodore Flournoy’s Contributions to Psychical Research” (Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 2014, 78, 149-168; available from the first author: carlos@theazire.org).

Everton de Oliveira Maraldi Everton de Oliveira Maraldi

 

Fatima Regina Machado Fatima Regina Machado

Wellington Zangari Wellington Zangari

Here is the abstract:

“In this paper we review the main contributions of Swiss psychologist Théodore Flournoy (1854–1920) to psychical research. Flournoy always advocated the scientific study of psychic phenomena as an important area that should not be ignored. After a short discussion of Flournoy’s attitudes to psychic phenomena we focus on his main…

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