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Potet, The Baron Jules Denis Du

(1796-1881). Vice-President of the Theosophical Society (TS) in 1881. He was born in 1796, a descendant of the Dukes of Burgundy. He was well-known in France during his lifetime for his pioneering work in hypnotism, or, as it was then called, mesmerism. Henry S. Olcott, then President of the TS conferred honorary membership of the TS on him in 1880.

Publications include: Exposé des expériences publiques sur le Magnetisme faites à l’Hó-Dieu en 1820, 1821 (Paris).

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