Psychical Transmissions: Freud, Spiritualism, and the Occult

  title={Psychical Transmissions: Freud, Spiritualism, and the Occult},
  author={Claudie Massicotte},
  journal={Psychoanalytic Dialogues},
  pages={102 - 88}
  • Claudie Massicotte
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Psychoanalytic Dialogues
  • This paper explores Freud’s reflection on telepathy, a reflection generally dismissed as a marginal or even slightly embarrassing aspect of his writings. Ernst Jones’s influential Life and Work of Sigmund Freud exemplifies best this marginalization as it rigorously examines Freud’s consideration of telepathy but frames it as a paradoxical feature of the latter’s character or as proof of the difficulty, even for men of genius, to overcome irrational superstitions. The paper offers a historical… CONTINUE READING
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