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Los prodigios del hombre encarnado : Victor Melcior y la redifinición de la mediumnidad (1901)
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Abstract
Towards the end of the 19th century, new medico-psychological approaches were applied to mediumship through the scientific study of spiritualist phenomena. The spiritualist idea of the medium was replaced with the notion of the medium as an unstable human being capable of emanating psychic forces unconsciously. This paper analyses the redefinition of mediumship through the polemical articles of the Catalan physician Víctor Melcior. On one hand, this microhistory allows the local debate to be placed within the scientific international context, describing the relationships among spiritualism, medicine and psychopathology at that time. On the other hand, it permits analysis of the reactions of some spiritualists to Melcior’s
Language
Spanish
Source (journal)
Dynamis / Xinzhi sanlian shudian. - Medellin
Publication
Medellin : 2015
ISSN
0211-9536
Volume/pages
34:1(2015), p. 83-105
ISI
000356456000004
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Creation 02.02.2016
Last edited 22.09.2017