Anglicization of the Greek term for soul which has been
adopted in a number of ways by various parapsychological and
occult authors and organizations. Among them are
(1) A German spiritualist monthly founded in 1894 and
later, following the union in 1900 of the three largest Spiritualist
societies of Berlin, superseded by a joint organ, the Spiritistiche
Rundschau, of which Karl Obertimpfler became the editor.
(2) An English monthly magazine devoted to the philosophy
and phenomena of life, beginning in 1899.
(3) An English quarterly journal which succeeded W.
Whateley Carington’s Psychic Research Quarterly in 1921 as a
journal of general and applied psychology. It was edited by C.
K. Ogden out of London.