British scientist who carried out controversial experiments with Daniel Home and other mediums in the 1870s. His claim to have discovered a new ‘psychic force’ was contested by other scientists, but his reports continue to be widely discussed.
Scientists & Researchers
Nobel prize-winning French physicist (1859-1906) who in the years before his untimely death in a traffic accident became enthusiastic about the phenomena he witnessed in the seance room.
Moritz Dechamps is a German researcher investigating quantum effects in the context of micro-PK experiments.
British psychologist and parapsychologist who has conducted research in ESP and DMILS (direct mental interaction with living systems).
German philosopher and psychologist (1867-1947) credited with originating the term ‘parapsychology’. During his early career he experimented successfully with telepathy, but later became a vocal sceptic.
British author and psi investigator (1890-1986), noted for a robustly critical approach that often brought him into conflict with colleagues.
Rosemary Dinnage (1928-2015), a journalist and author, was named by The Observer in 2011 as one of Britain's top 300 intellectuals. Dinnage had an active in interest in parapsychology...
Oxford classics professor (1893-1979), an authority on supernatural beliefs in antiquity. His 1934 paper ‘Why I Do Not Believe in Survival’ has been frequently cited.
In later life, the creator of Sherlock Holmes became an evangelist for spiritualism.
German philosopher (1839-1899), a prominent theoretician and proponent of research into postmortem survival, psychic phenomena and the unconscious mind.