Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In electricity, noting a device for the production, at a distance, by electrical means, of the facsimile of a figure or object in relief.
- Noting the alleged spiritualistic phenomena of materialization, or the formation of phantasmal figures of persons and things. Also telesomatic. See the quotation.
“I am the more disposed to believe in the teleplastic theory, for the reason that I have recently had an opportunity to witness a particularly incredible thing: the materialization of a complete human form outside the cabinet and beside the psychic -- a phenomenon which has a special bearing upon the matter of identity which we are discussing.”
“I am describing this sitting to explain what I mean by the ideoplastic or teleplastic theory.”
“If the observations of scientific experimentalists are of any value, the teleplastic theory is on the point of winning acceptance. ”
“Well, there is the teleplastic theory of Albert de Rochas.”
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