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Warcollier, René (1881-1962)

Warcollier, René (1881-1962)

Chemical engineer, author, parapsychologist, and president of the Institut Métapsychique International, Paris (1951-62). He was born on April 8, 1881, at Ormonville-la-Rogue, France. He studied at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Paris (Ch.E., 1903).

He became interested in psychical research, especially in telepathy, in the 1920s and collaborated with such experimenters as Cesar de Vesme and Eugene Osty on investigations of clairvoyance and related phenomena. He oversaw the European end of an experiment in telepathy jointly conducted with Gardner Murphy. He was affiliated with the Institut Métapsychique, served as its treasurer (1929-38), and edited the Revue Métapsychique for two years (1938-40) until the beginning of World War II. He died May 23, 1962, in Paris, France.

Sources:

Warcollier, René. Experimental Telepathy. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1939. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1975.

. Experiments in Telepathy. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938.

. "Fifty Years of Telepathy." Tomorrow (summer 1961).

. Mind to Mind. New York: Collier Books, 1963.

Warcollier, René, and Edmond Duchatel. Les Miracles de la Volonté (Miracles of the Will). N.p., 1912.

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