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Investigating the supernatural : from spiritism and occultism to psychical research and metapsychics in France, 1853-1931

Author: Sofie Lachapelle
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France, a number of groups turned to the wondrous and occult as a means of understanding and explaining the world. This title examines these varied  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lachapelle, Sofie.
Investigating the supernatural.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010042496
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sofie Lachapelle
ISBN: 9781421401171 1421401177
OCLC Number: 794700369
Notes: OldControl:muse9781421401171.
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: From turning tables to spiritism --
Occult wisdoms, astral bodies, and human fluids --
Pathologies of the supernatural --
Witnessing and testifying to psychical phenomena --
The rise and fall of metapsychics.
Responsibility: Sofie Lachapelle.

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