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Periodical: Journal du Magnetisme

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Journal du Magnetisme.
Other titles: Journal du Magnetisme, du Massage et de la Psychologie
1845--1861 Semimonthly
Paris, France. Language: French. Publisher: A. Rene. Editor: Redige par une Societe de magnetiseurs et medecins, sous la direction de M. le Baron Dupotet de Sennevoy.
Succeeds: Journal de l’Ame (Geneva)? Succeeded by: Chaîne Magnetique; Revue de Magnetisme (1878)-->Journal du Magnetisme (1879)
Corporate author: Organe de la Societe magnetique de France / Organe de la Societe psychique internationale
1/1, 1845-1861 48-64 pp. a month. From internal evidence the journal appears to have been published in semimonthly fascicles.

Baron Jules Denis Du Potet (or Dupotet) de Sennevoy (1796-1881) founded the journal and edited the first series (until 1861). The journal was revived in 1878 by by Hector Durville as Revue Magnetique and the name changed the next year to the original, and also continued as La Chaine Magnetique by Dupotet himself. Dupotet was extraordinarily important in the development of occultism in the nineteenth century both through this journal and through his La Magie Devoilee, ou Principes de Science Occulte (1852) which forcefully identified the principles active in mesmerism with those employed in traditional magic. The journal was riven in its later years by the fight between those who insisted on the magnetic "fluid" as the cause of the then-current phenomena, and those who, at least, wanted to include the spirits of the dead as movers. The Crabtree 518. ZDB: Freiburg Inst Grenzgeb Psychol.; BL; Harvard University

Issues:Journal du Magnetisme V1-2 1845-1846
Journal du Magnetisme V3 1846
Journal du Magnetisme V4 1847
Journal du Magnetisme V5 1847
Journal du Magnetisme V6 1848
Journal du Magnetisme V7 1848
Journal du Magnetisme V8 1849
Journal du Magnetisme V9 1850
Journal du Magnetisme V10 1851
Journal du Magnetisme V11 1852
Journal du Magnetisme V12 1853
Journal du Magnetisme V13 1854
Journal du Magnetisme V14 1855
Journal du Magnetisme V15 1856
Journal du Magnetisme V16 1857
Journal du Magnetisme V17 1858
Journal du Magnetisme V18 1859
Journal du Magnetisme V19 1860
Journal du Magnetisme V20 1861

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