E. Virgil Neal

From Kook Science

E. Virgil Neal
E Virgil Neal - 1921 passport.jpg
E. Virgil Neal in profile, 1921 passport
Alias(es) X. LaMotte Sage
Born 25 September 1868(1868-09-25) [1]
Georgetown, Missouri
Died 30 June 1949 (80) [2]
Geneva, Switzerland
Nationality American
Known for Tokalon

Ewing Virgil Neal (September 25, 1868 - June 30, 1949), also known as Xenophon LaMotte Sage, was an American stage hypnotist, publisher and author, peddler of nostrums (including "Nuxated Iron"), and, ultimately, a cosmetics magnate.


[Stubs for expansion.]

  • pre-1900, act as Dr. X. La Motte Sage, A.M., Ph.D., LL.D., hypnotism
  • 1899-1902, New York Institute of Science
  • 1904, Columbia Science Academy, palmistry
  • 1905, New York Institute of Physicians and Surgeons; shuttered Aug. 2, 1905.
  • 1906, Force of Life Chemical Company
  • American Health Products Company
  • Paris Academy of Beauty Arts
  • To-Kalon Mfg. Co., producer of cosmetics and perfumes

Selected Bibliography

as X. La Motte Sage

  • La Motte Sage, X. (1900), A Correspondence Course in Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Magnetic Healing, Suggestive Therapeutics, Psycho-Therapeutics, Etc., Rochester, N.Y.: New York Institute of Science 
  • La Motte Sage, X. (1901), A Scientific Treatise on the Uses and Possibilities of Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Suggestive Therapeutics, Magnetic Healing and Allied Phenomena: Together with a Chapter on "How to Acquire the Power.", Rochester, N.Y.: New York Institute of Science 



  1. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 June 2015), E Virgil Neal, 1909; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #2111, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 968, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm.
  2. "E. Virgil Neal Passes Away at Geneva June 30 -- Former Sedalian Amassed Fortune On Perfumes", The Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri): 7, 3 July 1949