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Humpfner, Winfried G(oswin) (1889-1962)

Humpfner, Winfried G(oswin) (1889-1962)

German priest who was actively interested in parapsychological studies. Humpfner was born on August 4, 1889, at Aidhausen, Bavaria, Germany, and he studied at the University of Würsburg (D. Theol., 1930). He entered the Augustinian Order in 1909 and was ordained as a priest in 1914. He studied in Rome and became the order's general archivist and sub-secretary general in 1931 and was later assistant general (1936-47).

Humpfner pursued his interest in psychical research throughout his adult life. He was a life member of the Society for Psychical Research, London, and an associate member of the American Society for Psychical Research. He also joined the Societá Italiana di Parapscicologia, Association Italiana Scientifica de Metapsichica, and Imago Mundi, the international organization of Roman Catholic parapsychologists. He died on November 3, 1962.


Humpfner, Winfried G. L'Interpretazione di Fenomeni Metapsichici; ovvero, L'Anima in Metapsichica, in Psicologia, ecc. (The Interpretation of Metapsychical Phenomena; or, The Soul in Metapsychics, Psychology, etc.). N.p., 1951.

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

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