Amadou, Robert (1924– )
French writer and editor in the field of parapsychology.
Born February 16, 1924, at Bois-Colombes (Seine), he studied
at Sorbonne, University of Paris, where he earned his licencié
des lettres and diplôme d’études supérieures de philosophie.
From 1952 to 1955 he edited Revue métapsychique, and from
1955 to 1959 La Tour Saint-Jacques. He was a charter member
of the Parapsychological Association and attended the First International
Conference of Parapsychological Studies, Utrecht,
1953, the Conference on Philosophy and Parapsychology,
Saint Paul de Vence, France, 1954, and the International Symposium
on Psychology and Parapsychology, Asnières-sur-Oise,
France, 1956. He edited La Science et le paranormal (proceedings
of the first three International Symposia of Parapsychological
Studies), 1955.
Amadou was both ordained as a priest and consecrated as
a bishop in the Église Gnostique Universelle, an independent
French gnostic church, in 1944; he took the name Tau Jacques.
In 1988 he was elevated as archbishop and assumed the additional
role of archbishop of Europe for the Philippine Independent
Catholic Church. He contributed numerous articles on
parapsychology to various parapsychological journals and several
books, including La Parapsychologie Essai historique et critique
(1954), Les Grands Médiums (1957), and La Télépathie
Amadou, Robert. Les Grands Mediums. Paris Editions Denoel,
———. La Parapsychologie Essai historique et critique. Paris
Editions Denoel, 1954.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.