Nineteenth century poet, investigator and thinker, whose posthumously-published book Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death (1903) offers a theory of consciousness that encompasses psychic experience.
Scientists & Researchers
German biologist and parapsychologist, whose psi research has focused on anomalous death-related and biological phenomena such as terminal lucidity and sudden hair whitening in response to stress.
British parapsychologist (d 1989) who carried out statistical experiments in ESP and psychokinesis, often in collaboration with his wife Betty Humphrey.
Senior official in the Ministry of Defence (1923–1998) and a leading member of the Society for Psychical Research, involved in investigations of crop circles, mediumship and UFOs.
Japanese linguistics professor and parapsychologist, with interests in postmortem survival phenomena, chiefly reincarnation but also including birth memories and near-death experiences.
Arthur Oram (1916-2005), a leading member of the Society for Psychical Research, published experiments in telepathy and actively explored mediumship. His book The System in Which We...
Karlis Osis (1917-1997) was a leading figure in parapsychology in the second half of the twentieth century. He is noted especially for his research on deathbed visions and out-of-body experiences but he also conducted important experimental tests of ESP under a variety of conditions.
French medical practitioner and psi researcher (1874-1938), director of the Institut Métapsychique International in Paris, noted for an innovative investigation of the medium Rudi Schneider.
British mathematics professor and parapsychologist (1919-2003), notable for his poltergeist research and, with his wife Iris, for the landmark ‘Philip’ experiment in psychokinesis and spirit communication.