Ernesto Bozzano 


     THE DEAN of Italian psychical researches. His attention was first directed to psychical phenomena in 1891 by Prof. Theodore Ribot who forwarded him to the first number of Annales des Sciences Psychique. In the company of Enrico Morselli and Porro he had many sittings with Eusapia Paladino and ended by accepting the survival hypothesis and by becoming a most prolific writer on psychic subjects. He wrote over two dozen books and contributed, for a period of thirty years, hundreds of articles to the Luce e Ombra and the Revne Spirite. His books disclose great erudition and a highly logical, scientific mind. His psychic library at Savona is believed to be unique. 

He summed up his position in the following words:

"Whoever, instead of losing himself in idle discussions, undertakes systematic and deep researches in metapsychical phenomena, and who perseveres in them for long years, accumulating immense material in happenings and applying to these the methods of scientific inquiry, must, without fail, end by convincing himself that metapsychical phenomena constitute an admirable assemblage of proofs, all converging as to a centre toward the rigorously scientific demonstration of the existence and of the survival of the Spirit. This is my firm conviction, and I do not doubt that time will show that I am right."

Source (with minor modifications): An Encyclopaedia of Psychic Science by Nandor Fodor (1934).


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