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Kerner, Justinus Andreas Chistian
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(Sep 18, 1786, Ludwigsburg – Feb 21, 1862, Weinsberg). Kerner studied medicine in Tübingen from 1804 to 1808; from 1810 to 1850 he worked in Württemberg as a popular Romantic physician and medical writer. Kerner's poetry, which he began publishing in 1807/1808, made him the focus of a circle of Swabian poets. He was also interested in animal magnetism, somnambulism, siderism, and occult phenomena, and tried to introduce parapsychology into his medical practice. In addition to his poetry, his novel Reiseschatten (1811) and his occultist Die Seherin von Prevorst (1829;…

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Kuhn, Thomas K., “Kerner, Justinus Andreas Chistian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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