Australian-born psychical researcher, noted both for his strong scepticism of physical (séance) mediums, and for his more sympathetic later work with the mental (clairvoyant) medium Leonora Piper.
Scientists & Researchers
James Hervey Hyslop (1854-1920) was a professor of philosophy, a psychologist, and, during the last fifteen years of his life, a dedicated psychical researcher.
Robert Jahn was a plasma physicist who made notable contributions to the science of rocket propulsion and founded the PEAR anomalies research laboratory, specializing in the study of mind-machine interaction.
The American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842-1910) is one of the most eminent academic figures to have been involved in psi research.
CEM Joad (1891-1953) was a British philosopher and television personality with an active interest in psychical research.
Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology (1875-1961), whose work influenced contemporary spirituality, arts, and popular media. This article focuses in particular on Jung’s interest in paranormal phenomena.
American psychologist and parapsychologist, known for research in dream ESP, altered states of consciousness and shamanism.
Writer in the fields of folklore and anthropology (1844-1912) who noted parallels between psi phenomena such as poltergeists and clairvoyance with similar reports from historical times and in diverse cultures.
French physician and parapsychologist (1921-2008) noted for his study of the various altered states of consciousness that occur between life and death.
British physicist (1851-1940) remembered for his pioneering early work in electricity and radio, who became an active investigator of mental mediumship and published books endorsing a belief in survival of death.