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Prof. Hans Bender, University of Freiburg, who
introduced me to the wider field of parapsychology, and with whom I wrote my
doctoral thesis. See Haraldsson, 1972.
With J. B. Rhine, Ulrich Timm and Louise Rhine
near Durham in 1970. I spent a year at their institute 1969-70. Correspondence
with Rhine in the late 50s was my first contact with the science of
parapsychology. See Haraldsson, 1970.
Conducting plethysmographic experiments at the
Institute for Parapsychology in Durham in 1970. See Haraldsson, 1972, 1980.
The astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell at the 1971
Summer Review Meeting of the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man (now
Rhine Research Center) in Durham where he presented his ESP experiment
conducted during the Apollo 14 mission to the moon. With him J. B. Rhine,
Martin Johnson, Helmut Schmidt and Dorothy Pope. See Journal of
Parapsychology, 35, 89-107.
The staff of the American Society for Psychical
Research in New York in the early 1970s during its most active period, when
Karlis Osis was Chester Carlson Director of Research.
Alex Tanous, star subject of the ASPR in the 70s.
With Karlis Osis and two Indian colleagues,
Jamuna Prasad and Parmeshwar Dayal of Allahabad, India in 1973. They assisted
us in our survey of deathbed-visions as we interviewing physicians and nurses
in Indian hospitals. See Osis & Haraldsson, 1977.
Karlis Osis after a stone embedded into a ring on
his finger disappeared at a meeting we had with Sai Baba without him touching
his hand (Sai Baba´s remark: “This was my experiment”). See Haraldsson and
Osis, 1977; Haraldsson, 1987 about our observations.
With Sai Baba in
Puttaparti in the early 70s. During several trips to India I interviewed numerous witnesses to Sai
Baba´s phenomena, his devotees, ex-devotees and critics, checked and rechecked
the interviews and tried to approach Sai Baba from all angles. The reults was
“Miracles Are My Visiting Cards” (US edition. Modern Miracles. See Haraldsson,
With Sai Baba in 1980 during one of the grandiose
festivals in his ashram Prashanti Nilayam. See Haraldsson, 1988 etc.
With Dadaji (Mr. Chowdhury) in Calcutta in 1974.
No meeting with him without an obligatory blessing! Karlis Osis and I visited
numerous ashrams, swamis and reputed psychics in the hope of finding persons
who could take part in out-of-body experiments. We found frequent claims of OBEs reported about Dadaji and Sai Baba and witnesses to their appearances in
distant places. Both refused participation in experiments. See Osis &
With N. Kasturi, Sai Baba´s official biographer,
in 1974. My book on Sai Baba, is partly biographical and has appeared in
numerous editions and many languages.
Hans Bender and Karlis Osis in an animated
discussion in Freiburg in the middle 70s.
Johannes Mische, Walter von Lucadou and Eberhard
Bauer at the University of Freiburg around 1982. Walter von Lucadou explaining
his experimental setup.
J. Gaither Pratt at the University of Virginia.
We conducted several experiments with Hafsteinn Björnsson, in Reykjavik and
New York. See Haraldsson, Pratt & Kristjansson, 1978.
With C. T. K. Chari (back to camera), a leading
figure in Indian parapsychology, investigating Gyatri Swami in Madras in the
With Joop Houtkooper investigating Gyatri Swami
in Madras in 1979. See Haraldsson & Houtkooper, 1994.
Houtkooper photographing in Madras.
One of the
many cases of vibuthi allegedly mysteriously appearing on a photograph.
Sai Baba receiving his devotees in Whitefield, his
Conducting ESP – DMT experiments at the
University of Iceland in the late 70s. A computer game written by Richard
Broughton during a visit to Iceland in 1976 was used as an ESP task.. See
Haraldsson, Houtkooper & Hoeltje, 1987 etc.
Martin Johnson visited Iceland several times to
administer the Defense Mechanism Test in our joint experiments. See
Johnson & Haraldsson, 1984 etc.
Taking the Defence
Mechanism Test at the University of Iceland.
The parapsychology team at the University of
Iceland around 1980: E. H., Loftur R. Gissurarson, Joop Houtkooper and Haukur
Hjaltason. Joop Houtkooper made several trip to Iceland to work with me on
various projects. See e.g., Haraldsson & Houtkooper, 1991. So
did Michael Thalbourne who is not on this photo.
The great Icelandic physical medium Indriđi
Indriđason (1883-1912). Standing behind him is an unknown man. See Gissurarson
& Haraldsson, 1989.
Haraldur Nielsson (1868-1928), professor of
theology at the University of Iceland, who investigated Indriđi Indriđason.
Guđmundur Hannessonm, professor of medicine at
the University of Iceland, who made a thorough investigation of Indriđi
The Icelandic mental medium Hafsteinn Björnsson
(1914-77). See Haraldsson & Stevenson, 1973, 1974, 1975 and more.
With Nagato Azuma and Carlos Alvarado at the
University of Virginia in 1986.
Duminda Ratnayake of Sri Lanka spoke of memories of
a previous life as a monk. See Haraldsson 1991. His case became a part of a
With my interpreter Tissa Jayawardane, Jeffrey
Iverson producer at the BCC and author, and his assistant, during the filming
of a documentary about children in Sri Lankaz who claim to remember a past
My office at the Institut für Grenzgebiete der
Psychologie und Psychohygiene (IGPP) in Freiburg an der Eichhalde during an
invitation as a visiting professor 1993-95.
Continuing with the DMT-ESP experiments in
Freiburg. With Stridt Bäckström of Lund University. See Haraldsson, Houtkooper,
Schneider & Bäckström, 2002.
With Johannes Mischo, director of the institute,
Joop Houtkooper and Reiner Schneider at IGPP in 1995.
Dr. Andreas Resch, a fellow-student of psychology
at the University of Freiburg in the 1960s, and organizer of the popular Imago
Mundi congresses in Austria.
Godwin Samararatne, my associate and interpreter
in Sri Lanka. See Haraldsson & Samararatne, 1999.
In Sri Lanka with my interpreter Hector
Samararatne, psychologist Vimala Periyannanpillai and driver and guide Rohana
Kumara. See Haraldsson, Fowler & Periyannanpillai, 2000.
Poornima Ekanayake of Sri Lanka claimed memories
of how she died in an accident. Following her instructions a person was found
who corresponded to her statements. Her case featured in a documentary by the
UK Channel Four. See Haraldsson, 2000.
Poornima´s birthmarks. The post-mortem report of
the person who died in the accident revealed that Poornima´s birthmarks
corresponded to his fatal wounds.
Dilukshi Nissanka´s statements about a previous
life were amply recorded before a corresponding deceased person was traced.
This person´s life and mode of death fitted Dilukshi´s description. Her case
was filmed for two documentaries, BBC 1991, and Storyhouse Productions
(Discovery Channel) in 2002. See Haraldsson, 1991.
With Heinz Berendt and Peter Mulacz at the Imago
Mundi conference in Innsbruck in 1991.
Introducing Richard Wiseman to Indian psychic
claimants. With Minu Bhowmick and old friend Dr. Budhmal Shamsukha (right) in
Calcutta in 1993. See Haraldsson & Wiseman, 1996.
With Richard Wiseman investigating Swami
Premananda near Trichy in India in 1993. See Haraldsson & Wiseman, 1995.
Photo: E. H.
With Eberhard Bauer in 1995 investigating a
purported case of stigmata (Andreas cross) in Catholic Southern Germany.
Photo: E. H.
William Roll visiting Iceland in 1997. Photo: W.
My interpreter and associate in Lebanon, Mrs.
Majd Abu-Izzedin, with one of our subjects (middle). See Haraldsson & Abu-Izzedin,
In good company at the conference of the Bial
Foundation in Porto 2002. Martina Belz-Merk, Richard Broughton, David Marks
and E. H. Photo: Bial Foundation.
With Rupert Sheldrake at the Bial Foundation
conference in Porto in 2002. Photo: Bial Foundation.
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