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Kerner, Justinus Andreas Christian
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Kerner, Justinus Andreas Christian, * 18 Sep 1786 (Ludwigsburg), † 21 Feb 1862 (Weinsberg)

German Romantic poet and writer, physician, and early investigator of occult phenomena. Born as the sixth and youngest child of a county commissioner and civil servant, Kerner was originally trained for a business career. At the age of twelve he was healed of a nervous ailment by the practitioner of → animal magnetism Eberhard Gmelin (1751-1809): his first contact with a method of treatment he would himself practice in his later medical career. From 1804 to 1808 he studi…

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Kerner, Justinus Andreas Christian”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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