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PF Bibliography #35:
Biographies and Autobiographies of Parapsychologists

Contemporary Researchers

Berger, A.S., & Berger, J. (1991). The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House. (Many contemporary and past researchers)

Blackmore, S.J. (2002). The question is--Who am I? Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 96, 143-151.

Braude, S. E.: biography on his web page

Grosso, M. (2002). Exceptional human experiences: An autobiographical note. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 96, 152-156.

Irwin, H.J. (2002). The genesis of a parapsychologist. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 96, 156-160.

Krippner, S.: biography on his web page

McClenon, J. (2002). Out of the ordinary. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 96, 160-164.

PA Member Index
Short biographies of over 70 members of the Parapsychological Association, the professional association of parapsychologists. Includes: Carlos. S. Alvarado, Eberhard Bauer, Dick Bierman, Richard Broughton, Kathy Dalton, Deborah Delanoy, Hoyt Edge, Bruce Greyson, Erlendur Haraldsson, Harvey J. Irwin, Walter Von Lucadou, Michaeleen C. Maher, Ed May, Robert A. McConnell, Roger D. Nelson, John Palmer, Alejandro Parra, Dean Radin, William G. Roll, Gertrude R. Schmeidler, Helmut Schmidt, Michael Thalbourne, Mario Varvoglis, Caroline A. Watt:

White, R.A.: biography on her website

Past Researchers

Alvarado, C.S. (1990). J. Ricardo Musso (1917-1989). Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 56, 189-191.

Alvarado, C.S. (1994). Emilio Servadio at ninety: A tribute. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60, 122-124.

Alvarado, C. (2005). Piero Cassoli (1918-2005): Dean of Italian parapsychologists. (an on-line obituary):

Berger, A.S. (1988). Lives and Letters in American Parapsychology: A Biographical History, 1850-1987. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. (e.g., Richard Hodgson, James H. Hyslop, Walter Franklin Prince, J.B. Rhine)

Brian, D. (1981). The Enchanted Voyager: The Life of J.B. Rhine. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice.

Carr, B. On-line obituary of Robert L. Morris:

Epperson, G. (1997). The Mind of Edmund Gurney. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Evans, J. W. (1967). William McDougall: Explorer of the mind. International Journal of Parapsychology, 9(2), 69-85.

Gauld, A. (1968). The Founders of Psychical Research. New York: Schocken Books. (e.g., Henry Sidgwick, Edmund Gurney, Frederic W.H. Myers)

Gauld, A. (1983). Andrew Lang as psychical researcher. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 52, 161-176.

Hall, T.H. (1978). Search for Harry Price. London: Duckworth.

Inglis, Brian (1988). Sir William Barrett (1844-1925). Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 55, 16-24.

Johnson, A. (1936). Mrs. Henry Sidgwick's work in psychical research. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 44, 53-93.

Jolly, W. P. (1974). Sir Oliver Lodge. London: Constable.

Murphy, L.B. (1990). Gardner Murphy: Integrating, Expanding, and Humanizing Psychology. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Pilkington, R. (Ed.). (1987). Men and Women of Parapsychology: Personal Reflections. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. (e.g., Jule Eisenbud, Montague Ullman, Jan Ehrenwald, Eileen Coly, Joseph H. Rush, Gertrude R. Schmeidler, Emilio Servadio, Renée Haynes, Hans Bender, Karlis Osis, George Zorab, Bernard Grad) (Coly, Rush, Schmeidler, Grad, and Ullman are still among us)

Ravaldini, S. (1993). Ernesto Bozzano e la Ricerca Psichica: Vita e Opere di un Pioniere della Parapsicologia [Ernesto Bozzano and psychical research: Life and work of a pioneer in parapsychology]. Rome: Mediterranee.

Rhine, L.E. (1983). Something Hidden. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. (J.B. and Louisa Rhine)

Tabori, P. (1972). Pioneers of the Unseen. New York: Taplinger. (Hereward Carrington, Camille Flammarion, Charles Richet, Albert von Schrenck-Notzing)

Vilenskaya, L. (2002). My path in parapsychology. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 96, 172-177.

© Parapsychology Foundation, January 2006. Prepared by CSA.



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