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Albert Freiherr von Schrenck-Notzing (18 May 1862 – 12 February 1929) was a German doctor who devoted much of his time to the study of séance room paranormal events, hypnotism and telepathy. He investigated spiritualist mediums such as Willi Schneider, Rudi Schneider, and Valentine Dencausse. He also did some of the early work on algolagnia, introducing the term.


Note regarding personal names: Freiherr is a title, translated as Baron, not a first or middle name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

Published worksEdit

  • Phenomena of Materialisation, 1920
  • Therapeautic Suggestion in Psychopathia Sexualis With Special Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct, 1898 (co-authored with Charles Gilbert Chaddock)


  • Dictionary of the Supernatural by Peter Underwood, hardback, 1978. ISBN 0-245-52784-2
  • Andreas Fischer, In the Darkroom of a Medium Researcher: Albert von Schrenck-Notzing. In: The Message. Art and Occultism. With an Essay by André Breton. Ed. by Claudia Dichter, Hans Günter Golinski, Michael Krajewski, Susanne Zander. Kunstmusem Bochum. Walther König: Köln 2007, p. 137-142. ISBN 978-3-86560-342-5.

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