from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The supposed action of one mind upon another without any known physical means of communication, or its effect. See psychosis and telepathy.
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In Von Baer, as in Virchow, the course of this remarkable metapsychosis is highly instructive, and will itself afford to the thoughtful psychologist an interesting evidence of the doctrine of evolution.
Nothing more clearly shows what a complete change Virchow has undergone in his most important principles, and what an utter metapsychosis in this special province, than his famous axiom, uttered in 1855 -- "Omnis cellula e cellula."
And this estrangement has at last led to so complete a change in his fundamental views, to such a metapsychosis, that the present Virchow of 1878 is hardly in a position to understand the youthful Virchow of
Darwin's work appeared in 1859, Von Baer had too long undergone a metapsychosis to be able to understand it.
To explain this astonishing metapsychosis, we shall do well first to glance at the soul in general, and then give particular consideration to the cell-soul.