Amadou, Robert (1924-)

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Amadou, Robert (1924-)

French writer and editor in the field of parapsychology. Born February 16, 1924, at Bois-Colombes (Seine), he studied at Sorbonne, University of Paris, where he earned his licencié des lettres and diplôme d'études supérieures de philosophie. From 1952 to 1955 he edited Revue métapsychique, and from 1955 to 1959 La Tour Saint-Jacques. He was a charter member of the Parapsychological Association and attended the First International Conference of Parapsychological Studies, Utrecht, 1953, the Conference on Philosophy and Parapsychology, Saint Paul de Vence, France, 1954, and the International Symposium on Psychology and Parapsychology, Asnières-sur-Oise, France, 1956. He edited La Science et le paranormal (proceedings of the first three International Symposia of Parapsychological Studies), 1955.

Amadou was both ordained as a priest and consecrated as a bishop in the Église Gnostique Universelle, an independent French gnostic church, in 1944; he took the name Tau Jacques. In 1988 he was elevated as archbishop and assumed the additional role of archbishop of Europe for the Philippine Independent Catholic Church. He contributed numerous articles on parapsychology to various parapsychological journals and several books, including La Parapsychologie: Essai historique et critique (1954), Les Grands Médiums (1957), and La Télépathie (1958).


Amadou, Robert. Les Grands Mediums. Paris: Editions Denoel, 1957.

. La Parapsychologie: Essai historique et critique. Paris: Editions Denoel, 1954.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.