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Chemical engineer, author, editor; president, Institut Métapsychique International, Paris, 1951-62. B. April 8, 1881, Omonville-la-Rogue (Manche), France; d. May 23, 1962, Paris. Ch.E., 1903, Ecole National Supérieure de Chimie, Paris. M. 1910, Germaine Loinard: 1 s. Treasure, Institut Métapsychique, 1929-38; president, 1951 until his death. Editor, Revue Métapsychique, 1938-40.

As a chemical engineer, Mr. Warcollier was engaged in the technical aspects of the production of synthetic stones, pearls and mother-of-pearl. He patented several devices and processes in use in this field in France, Germany and the United States, and invented special movie and studio screens.

Interested in parapsychology since 1900, Mr. Warcollier specialized in the study of telepathy and collaborated at various times with Cesar de Vesme and Dr. Eugene Osty (qq.v.) in experiments and reports on investigations in telepathy and clairvoyance. He was co-author with Edmond Duchatel of Les Miracles de la Volonté (Miracles of the Will; 1912; Intalian ed., 1947); and author of the following books: La Télépathie (1921); Experimental Telepathy (edited and abridged by Dr. Gardner Murphy, q.v.; 1938); Experiments in Telepathy (1938); La Métapsychique (1940; 1946). La Télépathie appeared in the United States under the title Mind to Mind (1938; 1948) and was reprinted by Tomorrow magazine (Winter 1956).

Mr. Warcollier's many articles included, in Revue Métapsychique: "La Télépathie Experimentale" (1926, 1927); "Etude de dessins télépathiques de M. Vigneron au cours de vingt ans d'expériementation" (1951, 1952); in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research: "A Proposed Cancellation Test for Group Experiments" (Vol. 43, 1949; published by Revue Métapsychique, 1950). His last article was "Fifty Years of Telepathy" (Tomorrow magazine, Summer 1961).

Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications



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