Julian Ochorowicz’s (1850–1917) heritage in Cieszyn Silesia Cover Image

Dziedzictwo Juliana Ochorowicza (1850-1917) na Śląsku Cieszyńskim
Julian Ochorowicz’s (1850–1917) heritage in Cieszyn Silesia

Author(s): Renata Czyż
Subject(s): 19th Century Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Julian Ochorowicz; Cieszyn Silesia; cultural heritage; esoterism;

Summary/Abstract: The little known legacy of Julian Ochorowicz in Cieszyn Silesia is discussed in this article. This is the region where the controversial philosopher and psychologist spent several years. The scientist conducted his research on mediumists in Wisła, where he engaged in social and scientific activities and gathered a large collection of books. The author discusses the fate of his material legacy and the endeavours of the heirs of his scientific theories. Julian Ochorowicz’s scientific achievements and thought were propagated by the people he had met personally, such as Jan Pilch and Jan Wantuła or by those associated with the esoteric centre that developed in Wisla in the interwar years (Andrzej Podżorski, Józef Chobot, Jan Hadyna). As it turns out, Julian Ochorowicz had a significant influence on teachers of folk schools who were also publishers of magazines and esoteric books in the multi-denominational Cieszyn Silesia.

  • Issue Year: 56/2023
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-45
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish