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About the PA | Member Index Who is Mario Varvoglis?
 
Mario VarvoglisDr. Mario Varvoglis, President of the Parapsychological Association (2001-2002), has been involved in psi research since the mid-1970s, beginning with experimental studies of remote perception and altered states of consciousness at the Maimonides Hospital Dream Laboratory (Brooklyn, New York). From 1979 to 1985, he conducted full-time research at Psychophysical Research Laboratories (PRL) in Princeton, New Jersey, where he collaborated on computer-based studies of psi phenomena and their relationship to mental and physiological factors. He was centrally involved in the design and execution of the well-known PRL ganzfeld - telepathy studies, today acknowledged as one of the most reliable sources of experimental evidence for ESP. He also contributed substantially to the now burgeoning field of micro-psychokinesis ("micro-PK"), exploring anomalous human-machine interactions with hardware Random Number Generators (RNGs) .

Besides his professional publications, Mario is author of La Rationalité de l'Irrationnel, an analysis of contemporary psi research and its social and theoretical implications. He has been invited to present his work in numerous scientific congresses in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Scotland, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

He is currently the Director of the Institut Métapsychique International (IMI) located in Paris, France and a Full Member of the Parapsychological Association--the only recognized scientific organization of scientific professionals dedicated to the study of psychic phenomena. [The Parapsychological Association has been an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 1969]. [Technically speaking, only members of the Parapsychological Association are "parapsychologists," though many people usurp this title]

Since moving to France, he has turned to the development of stand-alone educational and testing software -- applying technology to allow people to explore their own psi potentials, outside the artificial context of laboratories, and independent of religious systems or cults. His Psi Explorer CD-ROM, merging scientific methodologies with personal development techniques, expresses a deep-seated belief that the "democratization" and demystification of psychic phenomena may be our best protection against their misuse.

BOOKS:
Le Sixième sens : Science et paranormal de Mario Varvoglis, Marie-Monique Robin
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Conscious-purposive focus and PK : RNG activity in relation to awareness, task-orientation and feedback. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 1986, 80, 1-30.

Goal-Directed and Observer-Dependent PK : An Evaluation of the Conformance-Behavior Model and the Observational Theories. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 1986, 80, 137-162.

A Psychic Contest Using a Computer-RNG Task in a Non-Laboratory setting. Research In Parapsychology 1988.

Guérison Psychique : Recherches expérimentales et hypothèses théoriques. Revue Française de Psychotronique, 1989, 2, 3, 97-111.

Psi communication in the ganzfeld: Experiments with an automated testing system and a comparison with a meta-analysis of earlier studies (with others). Journal of Parapsychology, 1990, 54, 99-139.

Visages: A computer-based test of face-precognition (with others). Research In Parapsychology 1990.

La Rationalité de l'Irrationnel. InterEditions: Paris, 1992.

Anglo-Saxon vs. Latin Parapsychology: Underlying the communication barrier. European Journal of Parapsychology, May 1992.

Tribute to Charles Honorton: The later Maimonides years. Journal of Parapsychology, 1993, Vol. 57.

Nonlocality on a human scale: Psi and consciousness research. In S.Hameroff et al (Eds.) Toward a Scientific Basis of Consciousness. MIT Press: Massachussets, 1996.

Conceptual frameworks for the study of transpersonal consciousness. World Futures, 1997, Vol. 48, pp.105-113.

Psi Explorer CD-ROM : Multimedia Parapsychology. Consciousness Reframed ‘97, Proceedings of a conference at the Univ. of Wales, Newport, England, August 1997

 

 

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