Title
Los prodigios del hombre encarnado : Victor Melcior y la redifinición de la mediumnidad (1901) Los prodigios del hombre encarnado : Victor Melcior y la redifinición de la mediumnidad (1901)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Ruusbroec Society
Publication type
article
Publication
Medellin ,
Subject
Religious studies
History
Source (journal)
Dynamis / Xinzhi sanlian shudian. - Medellin
Volume/pages
34(2015) :1 , p. 83-105
ISSN
0211-9536
Carrier
E
Target language
Spanish (spa)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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
Full text (open access)
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