Father Francois Brune
By Dr. Anabela Cardoso
Extracted from an interview ITC Journal No 47
" For the few readers who do not know it, I must tell
that Father Brune is a renowned Catholic theologian, an
author well-known in the world, albeit and unfortunately,
perhaps not so much in the English speaking countries. He
writes basically in French but knows a number of other languages,
namely German, English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
He has published, or has been translated, into some of those.
There must be something very out of the ordinary, one of
these subtle motives which we cannot pinpoint, that make
me like Father Brune in a very special way.
His book ‘Les Morts nous Parlent’ (The Dead
Speak to Us) was a great success a few years ago. I seem
to recall that this was the first book on the survival of
consciousness to physical death that I read. This happened
many years ago, long before I started my ITC experimentation.
And I was stunned by it; to me it was a kind of revelation
of things unimaginable.
His conviction and his knowledge of the evidence that points
towards the survival of consciousness hypothesis are so
convincing and encompassing that after knowing Father Brune,
I believe anybody of sensibility and intelligence will seriously
ponder on the possibility of survival of physical death,
even if he or she started on the path as a sceptic. Perhaps
it is his conviction that becomes contagious or perhaps
his aura overwhelms any resistance. He is erudite, not only
in ITC but in mysticism, mediumship and many other areas
related to the spiritual side of life. He is a fascinating
Other aspects of François Brune’s personality
that greatly strike me are his intelligence, his wisdom
and, of course, his fine sensitivity. One can discuss any
subject with him and the conversation will always be fluid,
interesting and intellectually gratifying.
Father François Brune, a theologian, a man with a
deep knowledge of what we call the ‘paranormal’,
is also a perfect example of Christianity. Although I am
deeply attached to the transcendence of life, which I feel
as an inseparable attribute of it, I follow no religion
and do not particularly like religions because I much prefer
to remain a free thinker. But I never fail to be impressed
by Father Brune’s goodness, warmth and by his eulogy
of Christ’s love. When, very intelligently and honestly,
he is critical of the Catholic Church, it is invariably
on behalf of Christ’s love, the bright guiding star
in his life.
I am sure all who can read French will agree with my words
after reading one or two of his excellent books. His inner
nature, his human and intellectual quality can also be perceived
through his work. We expect to be able to translate into
English some of his work for publication in one of the next
issues of our journal. It is an honour to know François
Brune. It is a privilege to be his friend and to be the
recipient of his kindness, knowledge and wise words whenever
we meet. An encounter with him never fails to move me.
Brune, F. (1993). Les Morts nous Parlent. Paris: Ed. du
Philippe Lebaud (1st ed. 1988).
Brune, F. (2005, 2006). Les Morts nous Parlent. (3rd. Ed.)
Tome 1 (2005), Tome 2 (2006). Paris: Oxus Editions.
Brune, F. and Chauvin, R. (2003). À L’Écoute
2nd. Ed. Paris: Oxus.
Brune, F. Mes entretiens avec les morts, Jean-Michel
Grandsire: Le temps présent, 2012.
(The books above are just a sample of his most important