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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 psychiques1/1, 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. The mystery remains unsolved. Prof. Dicksonn, in his La Verite sur le Spiritisme (1917), p. 112, who contributed to the journal and had been a close friend of Donato, says that the real Donato died about 1900. 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/Almanach 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.

Many of these issues courtesy of Brandon Hodge and The Mysterious Planchette.

Issues:La Vie Mysterieuse Index 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N01 Jan 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N02 Jan 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N03 Feb 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N04 Feb 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N05 Mar 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N06 Mar 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N07 Apr 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N08 Apr 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N09 May 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N10 May 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N11 Jun 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N12 Jun 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N13 Jul 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N14 Jul 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N15 Aug 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N16 Aug 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N17 Sep 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N18 Sep 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N19 Oct 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N20 Oct 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N21 Nov 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N22 Nov 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N23 Dec 10 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N24 Dec 25 1909
La Vie Mysterieuse N25 Jan 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N26 Jan 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N27 Feb 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N28 Feb 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N29 Mar 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N30 Mar 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N31 Apr 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N32 Apr 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N33 May 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N34 May 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N35 Jun 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N36 Jun 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N37 Jul 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N38 Jul 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N39 Aug 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N40 Aug 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N41 Sep 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N42 Sep 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N43 Oct 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N44 Oct 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N45 Nov 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N46 Nov 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N47 Dec 10 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N48 Dec 25 1910
La Vie Mysterieuse N49 Jan 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N50 Jan 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N51 Feb 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N53 Mar 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N54 Mar 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N55 Apr 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N56 Apr 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N56 Feb 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N57 Mar 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N58 May 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N59 Jun 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N60 Jun 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N61 Jul 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N62 Jul 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N63 Aug 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N64 Aug 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N65 Sep 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N66 Sep 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N67 Oct 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N68 Oct 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N69 Nov 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N70 Nov 25 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N71 Dec 10 1911
La Vie Mysterieuse N74 Jan 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N75 Feb 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N76 Feb 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N77 Mar 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N78 Mar 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N79 Apr 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N80 Apr 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N81 May 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N82 May 25 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N83 Jun 10 1912
La Vie Mysterieuse N84 Jun 25 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 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 Mar 25 1913
La Vie Mysterieuse N103 Apr 10 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 N121 Jan 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N122 Jan 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N123 Feb 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N124 Feb 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N125 Mar 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N126 Mar 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N127 Apr 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N128 Apr 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N129 May 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N130 May 25 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N131 Jun 10 1914
La Vie Mysterieuse N132 Jun 25 1914

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