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Periodical: La Vie Mysterieuse

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Vie Mysterieuse, La.
Magie. Astrologie. Cartomancie. Chiromancie. Graphologie. Spiritisme. Magnetisme / Journal Populaire Illustre des Sciences Psychiques et Occultes. Etude des Forces Inconnues dans toutes leurs manifestations: Magnetisme, Hypnose, Telepathie, Science Astrale, Suggestion, Spiritisme, Psychologie, Mediumisme, Clairvoyance, Occultisme, Religion, Philosophie.
1909--1914 Bimonthly
Paris, France. Language: French. Editor: Papus and Professor Donato; Maurice de Rusnak; Fernand Girod, secretary.
Succeeds: Echo du Mystere
Corporate author: Societe internationale de recherches psychiques
1/1, January 1909-1914. 16-24 pp., 5 francs (6 abroad).

"Prof. Donato" founded this journal and edited it with Papus (Gerard Encausse). Donato was the name used by the Belgian Alfred Edouard, "Baron" d'Hont in his stage performances as a hypnotist and magnetizer in the 1870s and 1880s. He was a very famous figure and was responsible for exciting Charcot's interest in the possibilities of hypnotism. Donato was said to have been born, variously, in 1840 or 1845, and--unfortunately for his having played a hand in this journal--to have died in Paris in 1900. The story of his death was so widespread that Donato took up his pen in the journal in 1913 to deny his own death, offering to respond to correspondents who wrote to the journal about the question. Papus assisted Donato as an editor of the journal in its early days and went on to play the same role in the Almanach de la Chance/Almach de la Chance et de la Vie Mysterieuse in 1905, and later, and in 1911 contributed a preface to Donato's Cours pratique d'hypnotime, de magnetisme, et de suggestion.

The journal listed among its "principal collaborators" a who's who of the major and minor figures of the French fin-de-siecle occult world and the epigoni in the years before World War I: Papus, Hector Durville, Comte de Larmandie, Ely Star, Jules Lermina, Favius de Champville, Gabriel Delanne, Ernest Bosc, et al.--many of whom figured also in Papus's Societe Internationale de Recherches Psychiques, founded in 1908. It was a well-illustrated popular exposition of the occult arts listed in the subtitle, with short articles on magic, astrology, scrying, famous mediums, will cultivation, personal magnetism, photographing human rays and spirits, amulets,and regularly carried short occult novelettes ("Earthmen on Venus," "The Call of the Phantom," etc.). Noted in the exchanges of Mysteria, April 1913 and in World's Advance Thought the same year. BNF; BM Lyon; BL; University of Texas; Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag.

These issues courtesy of Brandon Hodge and The Mysterious Planchette.

Issues:La Vie Mysterieuse N82 May 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N83 Jun 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N85 Jul 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N86 Jul 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N87 Aug 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N88 Aug 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N90 Sep 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N91 Oct 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N91 Oct 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N92 Oct 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N93 Nov 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N94 Nov 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N95 Dec 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N96 Dec 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N97 Jan 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N98 Jan 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N99 Feb 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N100 Feb 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N101 Mar 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N102 Apr 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N102 Mar 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N104 Apr 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N105 May 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N106 May 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N107 Jun 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N108 Jun 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N109 Jul 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N110 Jul 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N111 Aug 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N112 Aug 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N113 Sep 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N114 Sep 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N115 Oct 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N116 Oct 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N117 Nov 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N118 Nov 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N119 Dec 10 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N120 Dec 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N124 Feb 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N122 Jan 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N130 May 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N121 Jan 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N126 Mar 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N125 Mar 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N127 Apr 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N123 Feb 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N129 May 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N128 Apr 25 1914

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