Academia De Estudo Psychicos ‘‘Cesare
Cesare Lombroso Academy for Psychical Research, founded
in Sao Paolo by José de Freitas Tinoco in September 1919. The
academy investigated the mediumship of Carlos Mirabelli. In
392 sittings, Mirabelli produced what were considered to be remarkable
results as he demonstrated a wide variety of materializations,
levitation, psychokinesis, and automatic writing. The
academy proclaimed Mirabelli the greatest of all mental and
physical mediums, but its 1926 report was called into question
by Theodore Besterman, who studied Mirabelli for the American
Society for Psychical Research in 1934. The academy
continued to exist into the 1930s.
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon
House, 1991.