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Valkhoff, Marius (1905-?)

Valkhoff, Marius (1905-?)

Professor of Romance studies who investigated areas of parapsychology. He was born on January 7, 1905, at Zwolle, the Netherlands. He studied at the University of Amsterdam(D.Litt., 1931), taught at Amsterdam University for many years (1932-1950), and then moved to South Africa to become head of the Department of Romance Studies and a professor of French at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. In South Africa he became chair of the South African Society for Psychical Research and published various articles on parapsychology in Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie and various publications of the South African Society for Psychical Research. He experimented with psychokinesis and with drug-induced states related to extrasensory perception.

Sources:

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

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