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Papus
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Papus, (ps. of Gérard-Anaclet-Vincent Encausse), * 13 Jul 1865 (La Corogne (Spain)), † 25 Jan 1916 (Paris)

His father Louis, a self-taught man originally from the South of France, had married a Spanish woman, Iñes Perrez-Vierra, and at the time of Gérard's birth was trying to sell a medical apparatus of his own invention to the physicians of the Basque region: the “Encausse Generator”, a bath allowing the cutaneous absorption of medicaments. A lack of success impelled Encausse Sr. to settle in Paris, near Montma…

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Laurant, Jean-Pierre, “Papus”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_273>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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