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Alexandr Nikolayevich Aksakov
Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Акса́ков
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Born 27 May 1832(1832-05-27)
Repyovka, Gorodishche Uyezd, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 4 January 1903 (70)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Burial Donskoi Monastery Cemetery, Moscow
Alma mater Императорский Царскосельский лицей (Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, 1851)
Spouse(s) Sophia Alexandrovna [Shishkov] Aksakov

Alexandr Nikolayevich Aksakov (Russian Cyrillic: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Акса́ков; May 27, 1832 - January 4, 1903), also known as Alexander Aksakof or Alexandre Aksakof, was a Russian civil servant, employed by the Tsarist interior ministry, State Chancellery (as a State Councilor), and various other government departments for twenty-seven years, as well as a writer and translator (including the works of Emanuel Swedenborg) who was closely involved in Russian and European Spiritualism and the study of mediumship generally. He is credited with coining the term telekinesis (as a translation of the German word Fernwirkung).

Selected Bibliography

  • Swedenborg, Emanuel; Аксаков, A. H. (in Russian), О небесах, о мире духов и об аде  — [English: About Heaven, About the World of Spirits and About Hell; translation from the orignal Latin De Caelo et Ejus Mirabilibus et de Inferno Ex Auditis et Visis, 1758.]
  • Аксаков, А. Н. (1893) (in Russian), Анимист и Спиритизм: Критичисекое Исследование Медиумических Явлений и их Объяснение Гипотезами "Нервной Силы", "Галлюцинации" и "Бессознательного", Санкт-Петербург: Типография В. Демакова  — [English: Animist and Spiritism: A Critical Study of Medium Phenomena and Their Explanation by Hypotheses of "Nervous Power", "Hallucination" and "Unconscious"; a response to Eduard von Hartmann's Der Spiritismus (1885)]
  • Аксаков, А. Н. (1895) (in Russian), Предвестники спиритизма за последние 250 лет., СПб.: Тип. В. Демакова  — [English: Harbingers of Spiritism over the Last 250 Years]
  • Aksakov, Aleksandr; Feilgenhauer, Fritz (1898) (in German), Vorläufer des Spiritismus : hervorragende Fälle willkürlicher mediumistischer Erscheinungen aus den letzten drei Jahrhunderten, Leipzig: Oswald Mutze  — [English: Precursors of Spiritism: Outstanding Cases Arbitrary Mediumistic Appearances From The Last Three Centuries]