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Hist Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;28(2):225-241. doi: 10.1177/0957154X16686904.

Cesare Lombroso on mediumship and pathology.

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1
Parapsychology Foundation, USA.
2
Centro Studi Parapsicologici, Italy.

Abstract

During the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth, students of pathology such as Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), the author of the excerpt presented here, became involved in observing, investigating and theorizing about the phenomena of Spiritualism, and mediumship in particular. The Classic Text presented here consists of an excerpt from Lombroso's writings which focus on the Italian medium Eusapia Palladino (1854-1918), who greatly influenced Lombroso's beliefs. Lombroso illustrates neglected theoretical ideas combining the interaction of pathology and what seem to be real psychic phenomena that have not received much attention in historical studies.

KEYWORDS:

Cesare Lombroso; Eusapia Palladino; Spiritualism; hysteria; mediumship

PMID:
28468549
DOI:
10.1177/0957154X16686904
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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