Delanne, Gabriel (1857–1926)
A leading French Spiritualist and psychical researcher. He
was born March 23, 1857, in Paris. He became an engineer,
and his experience assisted him in becoming what Theodore
Flournoy called ‘‘the most scientific of French spiritists.’’
Delanne pioneered the use of paraffin casts to obtain evidence
of materialization. He also collected evidence of reincarnation.
For many years he edited the Revue Scientifique et
De Gasparin, Count Agenor Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
Moderne de Spiritisme. He wrote several books based on his investigations
that marshall a case for life after death. Though he
gradually went blind, he continued to participate in psychical
research until shortly before his death on February 15, 1926.
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Delanne, Gabriel. L’ Ame est Immortelle. N.p., 1904.
———. Les Apparitions Materialisées des Vivants et des Morts.
N.p., 1909.
———. L’Evolution Animique. N.p., 1897.
———. Le Phenom Agene Spirite. N.p., 1894.
———. Récherches sur la Mediumnité. N.p., 1896.
———. Le Spiritisme devant la Science. N.p., 1895.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.