Scientists & Researchers

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.

Professor at the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, co-author of major works exploring the relation between psi phenomena and consciousness.

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. 

Psychologist and psi researcher focusing in particular on the effects of psychoactive substances.

Fench existentialist Roman Catholic philosopher (1889-1973) who as a young man was actively involved in psi research in France, and speculated on the ways in which psi might operate.