Joire, Paul (1856– )
Professor at the Psycho-physiological Institute of Paris, president
of the Societé Universelle d’Etudes Psychiques, and distinguished
psychical researcher. His studies in hypnotism and
in the obscure area of the exteriorization of sensitivity are especially
noteworthy. He invented a device named the sthenometer
to demonstrate the existence of a force that seemed to
emanate from the nervous system and was capable of acting at
a distance and causing movement of objects without contact.
His book Psychical and Supernormal Phenomena (1916) is an
important contribution to psychical literature.
Sources
Joire, Paul. Précis historique et pratique de Neuro-Hypnologie.
N.p., 1892.
———. Traité de Graphologie scientifique. N.p., 1906.
———. Traité de l’Hypnotisme expérimental et thérapeutique.
N.p., 1908.