Lecour, Paul (1871-1954)

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Lecour, Paul (1871-1954)

French government official and writer on psychic research. Born on April 5, 1871, at Blois, France, he was a tax collector and head of the department of the French Ministry of Public Works from 1896 to 1934. In 1926 he organized the Society for Atlantean Studies at the Sorbonne, which issued the journal Atlantis beginning in 1927. He was present at sittings with the famous physical medium Eva C. (Marthe Beraud), and his own photographs of her reputed ectoplasm phenomena were reproduced in Annales des Sciences Psychique (No. 1, 1919). He died February 5, 1954.


Lecour, Paul. Hellénisme et Christianisme (Hellenism and Christianity). Bordeaux: Editions Bierre, 1943.

. Ma Vie mystique (My mystical life). N.p., n.d.

. Saint Paul et les mystères Chrétiens (St. Paul and the Christian mysteries). N.p., n.d.

. Le Septième sens (The Seventh sense). N.p., n.d.

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