Dr. 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
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
Le Sixième sens : Science et paranormal de Mario Varvoglis, Marie-Monique
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,
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.
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
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,
Psi Explorer CD-ROM :
Multimedia Parapsychology. Consciousness Reframed 97,
Proceedings of a conference at the Univ. of Wales, Newport, England,