Warcollier, René (1881–1962)
Chemical engineer, author, parapsychologist, and president
of the Institut Métapsychique International, Paris (1951–62).
He was born on April 8, 1881, at Ormonville-la-Rogue, France.
He studied at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Paris
(Ch.E., 1903).
He became interested in psychical research, especially in telepathy,
in the 1920s and collaborated with such experimenters
as Cesar de Vesme and Eugene Osty on investigations of
clairvoyance and related phenomena. He oversaw the European
end of an experiment in telepathy jointly conducted with
Gardner Murphy. He was affiliated with the Institut Métapsychique,
served as its treasurer (1929–38), and edited the Revue
Métapsychique for two years (1938–40) until the beginning of
World War II. He died May 23, 1962, in Paris, France.
Warcollier, René. Experimental Telepathy. London George
Allen & Unwin, 1939. Reprint, New York Arno Press, 1975.
———. Experiments in Telepathy. New York Harper & Brothers,
———. ‘‘Fifty Years of Telepathy.’’ Tomorrow (summer
———. Mind to Mind. New York Collier Books, 1963.
Warcollier, René, and Edmond Duchatel. Les Miracles de la
Volonté (Miracles of the Will). N.p., 1912.