Scientists & Researchers

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. 

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.

Study on mediumship by an Italian psychiatrist and psychical researcher (1852-1929), focusing in particular on Eusapia Palladino, with the emphasis on clinical and psychological aspects. 

American psychologist, parapsychologist and author (1895-1979) who made major contributions to psychology and parapsychology in a career that spanned six decades.

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.

Karlis Osis (1917-1997) was a leading figure in parapsychology in the second half of the twentieth century, noted especially for his research on deathbed visions and out-of-body experiences.

John Palmer is an American psychologist and parapsychologist who has carried out research using a variety of experimental approaches. In recent years he has drawn attention to the challenge of 'experimenter effects'.