Nizier Anthelme Philippe

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Nizier Anthelme Philippe (25 April 1849, Le Rubathier, Loisieux, Savoy, France – 2 August 1905, L'Arbresle, Rhône, France) was a reputed healer and miracle worker.

Nizier Anthelme Philippe (Maître Philippe de Lyon) 1849-1905


Philippe was born the son of peasants. His mother was Marie Vachod (1823–1899) and his father was Joseph Philippe (1819–1898). From the age of fourteen he stayed with his uncle Vachod, a butcher in Lyon. He gained a reputation as a healer by the age of thirteen.[1]

As a young man, he enrolled in the institution Sainte-Barbe, held by Abbot Chevalier, where he obtained a grammar certificate. In 1870, during the war between France and Prussia, Philippe relieved the sick he received in the Perrache district of Lyon. During the same period, he is said to have saved the young Jean Chapas, 7 years old and victim of meningitis, who would then become his disciple in 1883.[2]

He married Jeanne Julie Landar (1859–1939) on 6 October 1877 in L'Arbresle. He had a daughter, Jeanne Marie Victoire born on 11 November 1878. She died on 29 August 1904 aged 25, just before her seventh wedding anniversary. He refused to heal her, saying that it was Heaven's wish that she should go on ahead, and predicted the course of her illness and death. "This death," he said, "has for me been a living crucifixion."[1]


He gained a reputation as a miracle worker. He was four times on trial for illegal practice of medicine between 1887 and 1892 and was acquitted.[1] He went to St Petersburg where he was awarded his Doctor's Diploma in recognition of extraordinary feats of remote healing conducted in St Petersburg.[1]

Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna of Russia later introduced Dr. Philippe to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia in 1901, and Dr. Philippe became a close adviser to the imperial couple.[1]

In October 1884 he presented a paper (published in French) entitled "Principles of Hygiene applicable in Pregnancy, Childbirth and Infancy" at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. In recognition of this the University conferred a Doctorate of Medicine on him.[1] Many other academic and social honors were conferred on him during the 1880s and 1890s in France and Italy.[1]

Philippe died on 2 August 1905 at the age of 56, in L'Arbresle, Rhône, France where he was living. He is buried in the cemetery of Loyasse, in Lyon, France. Jean Chapas (1863–1932), the beloved disciple of Master Philippe, is also buried in the cemetery of Loyasse.[1]

At Philippe's death, his family discovered that he was paying the rents for 52 families in need.[3] His disciple, Jean Chapas, continued to pay all rents until his death in 1932.[3]

Decorations and Titles[edit]



  • Maître Philippe de Lyon, le chien du Berger (2005) (DVD); Director: Bernard Bonnamour; Production Company: Le Mercure Dauphinois.[15]
  • L’Énigme Philippe (2008) (TV); Director: Christel Chabert; Production Company: CLC Productions (Compagnie Lyonnaise de Cinéma), France 3, France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes; Broadcast on August 13, 2008 on national television France 3.[16]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Haehl, Alfred (1994). Vie et paroles du Maître Philippe. maître Philippe. Paris: Dervy. ISBN 2-85076-680-1. OCLC 37459254.
  2. ^ "Maître Philippe de Lyon". The Three Luminaries. 2020-08-18. Retrieved 2021-10-31.
  3. ^ a b c Collin-Dugerey, Philippe (2006). Vie et enseignement de Monsieur Chapas : le disciple de Maître Philippe de Lyon. Grenoble: Mercure Dauphinois. ISBN 2-913826-65-2. OCLC 636202584.
  4. ^ Caillet, Serge, ... (2013). Monsieur Philippe, l'ami de Dieu. suivi du Recueil de Papus et d'un journal de séances (Nlle éd. revue et augmentée ed.). Paris: Dervy. ISBN 978-2-84454-959-4. OCLC 859740873.
  5. ^ James, Marie-France (2008). Ésotérisme et christianisme : autour de René Guénon. Jacques-Albert Cuttat. Paris: Lanore. ISBN 978-2-85157-376-6. OCLC 494138818.
  6. ^ Association politica hermetica (2004). Esotérisme et guérison. Lausanne: Âge d'homme. ISBN 2-8251-1951-2. OCLC 60119360.
  7. ^ Laurent, Claude (2003). Mes souvenirs : guérisons et enseignement de maître Philippe. Grenoble: Le Mercure dauphinois. ISBN 2-913826-28-8. OCLC 402419462.
  8. ^ Sédir, Paul (2003). La vie inconnue de Jésus-Christ : selon l'enseignement de Maïtre Philippe. Philippe Collin. Grenoble: Le Mercure dauphinois. ISBN 2-913826-33-4. OCLC 417410974.
  9. ^ Jacquot, Auguste (2004). Les réponses de maître Philippe ; (Suivies des) Enseignements recueillis par son frère Auguste. Auguste Philippe, Philippe, ... Collin. Grenoble: Le Mercure dauphinois. ISBN 2-913826-40-7. OCLC 417662287.
  10. ^ Phaneg, G. (2004). L'esprit qui peut tout : l'action de l'Esprit sur la matière selon l'Evangile et maître Philippe de Lyon. Philippe, ... Collin. Grenoble: Le Mercure dauphinois. ISBN 2-913826-45-8. OCLC 419570755.
  11. ^ Ravier, Jean-Baptiste (2005). Confirmation de l'Evangile par les actes et paroles de Maître Philippe. Philippe, ... Collin. Grenoble: Le Mercure dauphinois. ISBN 2-913826-54-7. OCLC 419577583.
  12. ^ Collin, Philippe (2005). Monsieur Philippe de Lyon : album souvenir 1905-2005. Grenoble: Mercure dauphinois. ISBN 2-913826-55-5. OCLC 61753892.
  13. ^ Philippe, Victoire (2006). Les carnets de Victoire Philippe. Le Mercure Dauphinois. ISBN 2913826822.
  14. ^ Vandekerkhove, Christian (2009). Het paranormale is onder ons : de wonderen van Meester Philippe. Gent: Mens & Cultuur Uitgevers. ISBN 978-90-77135-19-8. OCLC 550826912.
  15. ^ Maître Philippe de Lyon, le chien du berger, available on, Films & Documentaires (November 16 2013).
  16. ^ L’Énigme Philippe, sur, France 3.