Revival: The Psychology of the Future (1918): L'Avenir des Sciences Psychiques, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Revival: The Psychology of the Future (1918)

L'Avenir des Sciences Psychiques, 1st Edition

By Émile Boirac

Edited by Willie Wendt De Kerlor


336 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138567979
pub: 2019-01-28
SAVE ~$12.99
Hardback: 9781138553118
pub: 2018-01-12
SAVE ~$47.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203705407
pub: 2018-01-16
from $32.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


Material contained in this book constitute an entirely new departure in the field of psychological study and experimentation.

Table of Contents

1. How the Psychical Sciences Stand To-Day 2. The Right and the Wrong Methods 3. Observation, The First Step 4. How to Experiment 5. The Role of the Hypothesis 6. Our Latent Psychic Faculties 7. Hypnotism, or Artificial Hypnosis 8. Suggestion: A a Fact and as an Hypothesis 9. An Unknown Force: Animal Magnetism 10. The Communication of Thought, or "DIAPSYCHISM" 11. Clairvoyance, or "METAGNOMY" 12. Spiritism and Cryptopsychism

About the Author/Editor

Émile Boirac (26 August 1851 – 20 September 1917) was a French philosopher, parapsychologist, promoter of Esperanto and writer.

Boirac was born in Guelma, Algeria. He became president of the University of Grenoble in 1898, and in 1902 president of Dijon University. A notable advocate for the universal language, Esperanto, he presided over its 1st Universal Congress (Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France, 7 August to 12 August 1905) and directed the Academy of Esperanto.

He was one of the first to use the term "déjà vu", where it appeared in a letter to the editor of Revue philosophique in 1876, and subsequently in Boirac's book L'Avenir des Sciences Psychiques, where he also proposed the term "metagnomy" ("knowledge of things situated beyond those we can normally know") as a more precise description for what was, then, commonly known as clairvoyance.

He was one of a group that conducted experiments on the Italian medium Eusapia Palladino. He also investigated animal magnetism, and various hypnotic phenomena such as the induction of sleep, "transposition of senses", "magnetic rapport", "exteriorisation of sensitiveness", "exteriorisation of motor nerve force" etc.

Boirac died in Dijon in 1917.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: