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In this section are to be found descriptions of personal experiences of psi, as
reported by members of the public. The emphasis is on the description and
analysis of naturally-occurring psi, rather than on attempts to elicit it in
experimental conditions, although descriptions of sittings with mediums and
psychics are also included. Individuals relate curious events in their day-to-day
life that are suggestive of some kind of paranormality, and sometimes add their
own speculations as to what they mean.
          The experiences listed here are not directly suggestive of survival of
death: these can be found in the first section, principally under the headings
Apparitions and Dreams and Visions. Activities include discovering lost
objects or uncovering crimes, foretelling incidents and accidents, or
demonstrating an awareness of facts the subject would not normally be
expected to know. There are also cases of psychokinesis, for instance the Polish
medium Stanislawa Tomczyk and, more recently, Uri Geller. Papers on
clairvoyance include descriptions and analysis of ‘crystal gazing’ and surveys
on ‘second sight,’ initially in Scotland but later in other parts of the world. The
power of dreams is much in evidence, in foretelling events of major
significance or helping solve personal problems. There are also examples of
telepathy in animals, clairvoyance of ‘natives’ reported by colonial soldiers and
administrators, unlikely coincidences, and even of individuals taking advantage
of premonitions to gamble, occasionally with success.
          Precognition became a major topic with the publication in the 1930s of
books by JW Dunne and others, recording coincidences between dreams and
actual events they seemed to precognise. This section also contains comments
on well-known ‘retrocognition’ episodes, such as that of the eighteenth century
court of Versailles and the Allied raid on Dieppe on the second world war.


Wyld, George. CLAIRVOYANCE, Proceedings 1, 1882-3, pp. 156-7.
Summary of a paper describing anecdotal cases of clairvoyance. PSI-
S/clairvoy

Barrett, W.F. PSEUDO THOUGHT-READING, Journal 1, 1884, pp. 10-
11. Points out that audiences of the stage performances by Stuart Cumberland
and Irving Bishop are being taken in by bogus demonstrations of ‘thought-
reading’ based on clever conjuring. PSI-S/telepath/conjur

A RARE TYPE OF TELEPATHY, Journal 1, 1884, pp. 45-6. Example of
‘waking telepathic transference’, in which a woman has a vivid dream of seeing
a friend in bed staring at the ceiling, and the friend, lying in bed awake, has a
vivid impression of the woman entering the room and looking down at her,
although the door did not appear either to open or close. PSI-S/telepath

Twain, Mark. ON THOUGHT-TRANSFERENCE, Journal 1, 1884, pp.
166-7. Typically light-hearted letter from the American writer on his telepathic
experiences. PSI-S/lit/celeb

Crookes, E. et al. REPORT ON AN ALLEGED PHYSICAL
PHENOMENON, Proceedings 3, 1885, pp. 460-3. A metal ring on an
individual’s forearm is examined to establish whether it could have got there
solely by paranormal means. The conclusion is negative. PSI-S/pk

Busk, R.H. COINCIDENTAL DREAMING, Journal 1, 1885, pp. 226-38.
Argues the case against coincidences having any supernatural significance, for
instance on the basis that incidents in dreams are bound occasionally to
coincide with real events. PSI-S/dream/coinc/scep

Lach-Szyrma, W.S. MODERN PROPHECIES, Journal 1, 1885, pp. 284-5.
Briefly lists historical prophecies which the author considers to be worthy of
examination. These include St. Malachi, Nostradamus, the Empress Josephine,
Merlin, the fall of Poland in the 17th century, the House of Brandenburg, and
the Delphic Oracle. PSI-S/precog/hist/nostrad/pol

Barrett, W. et al [TIME INTERVAL], Journal 1, 1885, pp. 460-61. Brief
report of discussion of the time interval sometimes observed in the impression
given by an agent of thought transference and its reception by the percipient.
PSI-S/telepath/dist/tim

Beatty, Octavius. THOUGHT READING WITH AND WITHOUT
CONTACT, Journal 2, 1885, pp. 34-7. Makes the case for accepting as
genuine certain instances of thought-reading where physical contact exists.
PSI-S/telepath

Myers, Frederic W.H. ON TELEPATHIC HYPNOTISM, AND ITS
RELATION TO OTHER FORMS OF HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION,
Proceedings 4, 1886, pp. 127-88. Discussion of the author’s observations of a
hypnotic subject of French psychologist Pierre Janet, which he compares to
similar cases described in Phantasms of the Living. PSI-S/hypn/fran

Myers, Frederic W.H. NOTE ON CERTAIN REPORTED CASES OF
HYPNOTIC HYPERAESTHESIA, Proceedings 4, 1886, pp. 532-9.
Describes cases where hypnotic subjects were able to gain information by
heightened use of the senses. PSI-S/CP/hypn

Sidgwick, Eleanor. [PREMONITIONS], Journal 3, 1888, pp. 290-92. Brief
report of a paper on premonitions written and read by Sidgwick, summarising
the evidence and research issues. PSI-S/precog

Sidgwick, Eleanor. ON THE EVIDENCE FOR PREMONITIONS,
Proceedings 5, 1889, pp. 288-354. Sidgwick considers a class of anecdotal
evidence gathered by the Society which is suggestive of precognition, if not in
her view as convincing as the evidence of telepathy. About two thirds of the
material is dreams and the remainder various kinds of hallucination. The
character of apparitional cases is similar to that of crisis apparitions, with the
added element that the event perceived is some hours or days in the future.
Headings include: recognized apparitions (293), unrecognized apparitions
(300), symbolic visual hallucinations (302), precognition of sounds (305),
symbolic sounds (306), general discussion of dreams (311), recognition of
dream scenery (314), dreams foreshadowing deaths (317), dreams of accidents
(332), dreams of trivial incidents (343), symbolic dreams (351). PSI-
S/crisis/halluc/surv

[‘Miss X’] RECENT EXPERIMENTS IN CRYSTAL VISION, Proceedings
5, 1889, pp. 486-521. The author (name withheld by the Society) reviews the
history of the use of crystals for foretelling future events from the classical age
to the present, with extensive descriptions from a book of the sixteenth century
practitioner John Dee, and references to other similar works in later times. The
author also gives a selection of her own experiences using this medium.
DISCUSSION, Journal 4, pp. 82-5, 156
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 4, pp. 149-50.
A RECORD OF TELEPATHIC AND OTHER EXPERIENCES, Proceedings
6, 1890, pp. 358-97. More of the author’s and friends’ experiences in telepathy,
involving impressions or apparitional hallucinations concerning events later
found to have occurred in fact.
‘Miss X’. ON THE APPARENT SOURCES OF SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES,
Proceedings 11, 1895, pp. 114-44. Describes various personal experiences of
seeming telepathy and clairvoyance. For example, on meeting a stranger the
author has a clairvoyant impression of a ‘Hindoo’ standing next to him. On his
urgings she described the figure in detail and later hears from him that a
clairvoyant servant has spontaneously described the same figure as being beside
him (126).
‘Miss X’ THE APPARENT SOURCES OF SUPERNORMAL
EXPERIENCES, Journal 6, 1894, pp. 258-61. The author describes the
subjective nature of her spontaneous experiences: ‘the impulse to deliver a
statement which seems to owe its genesis to something apart from one’s own
consciousness, to be independent of reason or memory, perhaps analogous to
the messages of clairaudience or automatic writing, but having no
corresponding sense impression;’ etc. PSI-
S/clairvoy/telepath/halluc/cryst/hist

Sidgwick, E., et al. DISCUSSION: CLAIRVOYANCE, Journal 5, 1891,
pp. 1-4. Sidgwick reads a paper on clairvoyance: other members offer
comments and experiences. PSI-S/clairvoy

Sidgwick, Eleanor. ON THE EVIDENCE FOR CLAIRVOYANCE,
Proceedings 7, 1891, pp. 30-99. Documents several cases in which subjects
become telepathically aware, through dreams or hallucinations, of accidents,
deaths and other objective facts. Includes the ‘Wilmot’ case, discussed by
commentators to the present day, in which a woman felt herself to be
transported to the side of her sleeping husband aboard a ship on a transatlantic
crossing. Independently her husband dreamed that she entered his cabin and
caressed him and, when he woke, a man sharing his cabin remarked that he was
‘a pretty fellow to have a lady come and visit you in this way.’
Reports of amateur experiments involving a hypnotized subject are also given,
in which the subject seemed to become aware of facts she could not normally
have known. Telepathy is indicated in some cases, but there are several in
which the facts were not known, or known inaccurately by other people
involved, and were given correctly by the subject.
SUPPLEMENT, pp. 356-9. PSI-S/halluc/hypn/clairvoy
Podmore, Frank. TELEPATHIC DREAMS, Journal 6, 1893, p. 52. Brief
abstract of a paper on the varying evidential value of telepathic dreams. PSI-
S/telepath/dream

Myers, F.W.H. RETROCOGNITION, Journal 6, 1894, pp. 244-7. Brief
report of Myers’s remarks on premonitions and retrocognition. PSI-
S/retrocog/precog

Myers, Frederic W.H. THE SUBLIMINAL SELF: CHAPTER 8, THE
RELATION OF SUPERNORMAL PHENOMENA TO TIME –
RETROCOGNITION, PRECOGNITION, Proceedings 11, 1895, pp. 334-
593. Six years have elapsed since Eleanor Sidgwick’s paper in Proceedings 5
‘On the evidence for Premonitions’, in which time twice as much anecdotal
material has been assembled as she had available to her. Myers offers some
reflections, followed by anecdotal cases. A priest hears the first lines of a letter
spoken to him hours before he receives it in the post (346); a woman describes
the sensation of being a child again and calling out to her sister at night, and
receives a letter from her sister saying she had been awakened the night before
by the sound of her name being called (355); a man dreams he is involved in a
train accident that causes a fatality, and later finds the details confirmed in an
actual accident that happened at the same time (370); a man in a light sleep
dreams of an accident to a diver in a harbour, which corresponds with an actual
accident (378); a dentist working on the manufacture of false teeth obeys the
command of an unseen voice to run to the window, narrowly escaping injury
when his chemical apparatus explodes (424); a man dreams he makes a
business visit and is asked to look at a number of photographic transparencies,
an event which takes place in reality unexpectedly some days later (458); etc.
SUMMARY & DISCUSSION, Journal 7, 1895, pp. 82-5.
PSI-S/precog/accid

‘Miss X’ A PROVISIONAL ACCOUNT OF AN ENQUIRY INTO
SECOND SIGHT IN THE HIGHLANDS, Journal 7, 1895, pp. 2-5, 182-6.
Results of a questionnaire on clairvoyance in Scotland are analyzed (summary
and discussion). PSI-S/clairvoy/scot/quest

THOUGHT-READING IN YOUNG CHILDREN, Journal 7, 1895, pp. 29-
30. Brief report of thought-reading by a young child published in a French
journal. The child appears to know a number of languages and to perform
arithmetic effortlessly, but is considered to be reading the thoughts of the
person asking him questions. PSI-S/child/fran/prodig

Lang, Andrew. QUEEN MARY’S DIAMONDS, Journal 7, 1895, pp. 116-
9. Lang investigates a case of retrocognition, which he says comes close to
satisfying the standards required to make an impression on common sense. PSI-
S/retrocog

[PRECOGNITIVE DREAM], Journal 8, 1897, pp. 147-8. The writer
describes how the details of a dream mentioned to him by his wife seemed
accurately to match a rail accident in which he was involved a few days later.
PSI-S/precog/dream/accid
Smith, J.G. SOME CASES RECORDED IN THE ANNALES DES
SCIENCES PSYCHIQUES, Proceedings 14, 1898, pp. 115-28. Brief
descriptions of French papers on clairvoyance under hypnosis and table-
turning. CP/PSI-S/hypn/table

Lang, Andrew. CRYSTAL VISIONS, Journal 8, 1898, pp. 201-2. Refers to
historical and personal experiences of scrying with a crystal (summary and
discussion).
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 222-4, 270-71. PSI-S/cryst/hist

PSYCHICAL HEREDITY, Journal 8, 1898, pp. 264-8. A clergyman
describes psychical episodes in the life of his father, himself and, more briefly,
his daughter. PSI-S/relig

Part, J. Shepley. A FEW NOTES ON OCCULTISM IN WEST AFRICA,
Proceedings 14, 1899, pp. 343-7. Examples of clairvoyant communication
experienced by a colonial administrator. PSI-S/afric/anthrop

EXPOSURE OF A TRICK CODE, Journal 9, 1899, pp. 61-4 (illus).
Investigation of a circus clairvoyance act reveals that the subject, retaining
some sight despite being blindfolded, is being signalled by the agent through
the use of his toes. PSI-S/clairvoy/fraud

PREMATURE GENERALISATIONS ABOUT TELEPATHY, Journal 9,
1900, pp. 169-76, 197-200. Critique of generalizations on the workings of
telepathy made by an American experimenter that are considered too flawed to
be valid. PSI-S/theor/scep/scep-r/usa

AUTOMATIC PHENOMENA IN A CASE OF HYSTERIA, Journal 9,
1900, pp. 333-9. Translation of an Italian pamphlet describing an 1853 case
containing evidence of clairvoyance and xeneglossy. PSI-S/clairvoy/xen/asia

AN UNFULFILLED PRESENTIMENT, Journal 10, 1901, p. 69. T.H.
Huxley’s biographer records an incident where the scientist hears an inner voice
warning him not to travel, ignores it, and nothing happens. PSI-
S/precog/nonsig

Wallace, Abraham. DIFFICULTIES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS IN THE
PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF PSYCHICAL RESEARCH, Journal 10,
1901, pp. 82-4. Subtitled: The case of the missing stockbroker, Mr Percy L.
Foxwell. Describes the contribution of a clairvoyant to the discovery of a dead
man. Followed by remarks by Podmore, who points out the difficulty of
accepting evidence of this nature as conclusive (summary of reading and
discussion). PSI-S/clairvoy

CASE: THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE BY MEANS OF CRYSTAL
VISION, Journal 10, 1901, pp. 115-6, 260-63. An imaginary scene stimulated
by a crystal ball is transferred telepathically to the mind of a companion. PSI-
S/telepath/cryst
Hales, F.N. A CASE OF SUPPOSED THOUGHT-READING, Journal 10,
1902, pp. 241-50. An investigator concludes that the child’s feats are the effect
of unconscious whispering by the mother. PSI-S/telepath/xen/calc

Mercier, C.A. REMINISCENCE OF A LONG-FORGOTTEN
LANGUAGE DURING DELIRIUM, Journal 10, 1902, pp. 279-83.
Describes the case of an elderly patient who during a fever reverts to speaking
Hindustani, last spoken when she was three years old. The author compares this
with the case described by the poet Coleridge, in which a women, also in a
fever, recited phrases from Greek and Hebrew, languages of which she was
ignorant apart from having heard them spoken by a previous employer.
However a correspondent (Journal 11, 1903, pp. 16-8) casts doubt on the
authenticity of this case. PSI-S/xen/lit

Piddington. A CASE OF DOUBLE MISRECOGNITION, Journal 10,
1902, pp. 303-4. A mystery that might have been claimed as an instance of
veridical hallucination is recognized to be just a mix-up. PSI-S/nonsig

NOTE ON THE ALLEGED PREDICTION OF THE SERVIAN
MURDERS, Journal 11, 1903, p. 132. Doubts are expressed about the
genuineness of a clairvoyant’s warning. PSI-S/precog/scep

APPARENT PREMONITIONS, Journal 11, 1903, pp. 141-7. Two cases: an
army officer correctly identifies the winner of the Derby, a horse named Sir
Hugo, apparently prompted by having earlier read a book by Victor Hugo (the
officer himself ascribes this to chance coincidence). And a theatre-goer, having
watched a play involving a cannonade, dreams of a ‘stupendous explosion’
which he later links with a volcanic eruption on Mount Pelée. PSI-
S/precog/hors/lit

Tuckey, C. Lloyd. AN UNFULFILLED VISION, Journal 11, 1904, pp.
179-80. A woman has a vision seemingly purporting to announce the death of
her soldier son, which proves to have no foundation in fact. PSI-
S/precog/nonsig

AUTOMATIC REVIVALS OF MEMORY, Journal 12, 1905, pp. 102-4.
The whereabouts of mislaid film negatives are revealed in a dream. PSI-
S/clairvoy/find

CASES, Journal 13, 1907, pp. 116-21, 130-35, 153-5, 153-5. Cases of
clairvoyant visions, simultaneous dreams, and thought-transference. PSI-
S/clairvoy/dream/telepath

Leaf, Walter. VIS-KNUT, Proceedings 21, 1908, pp. 136-48. Describes the
feats of a Norwegian clairvoyant, well-known throughout Scandinavia in the
late nineteenth century. PSI-S/norw

COINCIDENT DREAMS, Journal 13, 1908, pp. 282-85, 327-8. 1) A dream
is thought to coincide with the report of an accident in Rome. 2) A woman tells
her husband of a dream in which she suffers a torn finger nail; he husband
describes how during the night he attempted to close the window shutters,
tearing his finger nail. PSI-S/clairvoy/telepath/accid

REMINISCENT CRYSTAL-VISIONS, Journal 13, 1908, pp. 298-301, 333-
6. Journal 13, 1909, pp. 151-5, 321-4. Record of clairvoyance aided by a
crystal; and subsequent discussion. PSI-S/cryst/clairvoy

DREAM, Journal 14, 1909, pp. 72-4. A woman dreams of an earthquake and
wakes to find one reported in the paper has having occurred in Italy. PSI-
S/dream/precog/disast

DREAM, Journal 14, 1909, pp. 155-58. A woman dreams a friend comes to
her in distress because of something that may have happened to her husband.
He subsequently returns late at night, having had his car break down. PSI-
S/dream/clairvoy

A SITTING WITH ZENO, Journal 15, 1912, pp. 268-71. A sitter describes a
method of substitution used by an apparently fraudulent clairvoyant. PSI-
S/clairvoy/fraud

Constable, F C. PSYCHICAL RESEARCHERS AND THE WILL TO
DISBELIEVE, Journal 16, 1913, pp. 6-14. Reasoned defence of belief in the
reality of telepathy against the objections of a sceptic. PSI-
S/telepath/scep/scep-r

PROPHETIC DREAM, Journal 16, 1913, pp. 51-6. A woman dreams an
acquaintance shows her some illustrations of his poems, an event which
subsequently occurs in fact. PSI-S/clairvoy

A TELEPATHIC IMPRESSION OF THE ‘VOLTURNO’ DISASTER,
Journal 16, 1914, pp. 176-92. A passenger ship en route to New York catches
fire, causing 136 casualties through drowning and burning. At the time of the
worst of the fire, an SPR member holding an impromptu séance with friends
experiences the sound of dripping water followed by the smell of burning. One
of the company is convinced that a ship is on fire and that passengers are being
drowned and burned. News of the disaster is only published the following day,
more than 24 hours later. Detailed testimony is provided from various sources.
PSI-S/clairvoy/disast

Verrall, Helen. A SUPPOSED CASE OF CLAIRVOYANCE, Journal 17,
1915, pp. 8-14. Discusses the report of a German clairvoyant, commenting on
the investigator’s failure to adequately distinguish between clairvoyance and
telepathy, but agreeing that the case is seemingly a strong one. PSI-
S/clairvoy/telepath/germ

Feilding, Everard. NOTE ON THE ENGLISH SITTINGS WITH MISS
TOMCZYK, Journal 17, 1915, pp. 28-31. Report of a Polish medium
Stanislawa Tomczyk, who appears to have a psychokinetic power but not
related to spiritualism. The author describes experiments in which a small
object resting on a table between her hands, with a gap of up to four inches on
each side, is seen to move. When she lifts her hands at the end of the
experiment, the object is seen to rise above the table. Other phenomena in he r
presence include the production of lights, effects produced without contact on
photographic plates or on a galvanometer, sudden precipitation of chemical
substances held in a solution, and vision through an opaque screen.
The author describes a number of visits in Warsaw prior to the present series in
London, the former being far more successful than the latter. The medium
herself discounts any spiritualistic interpretation, attributing them instead to an
unknown energy emanating from her nervous system, a view possibly
influenced by the Polish investigator Ochorowicz. This is seemingly supported
by the state of nervous exhaustion which follows a manifestation. PSI-
S/pk/radiat/st

Bjarnason, A. AN ICELANDIC SEER, Journal 17, 1915, pp. 53-76. Report
by an Icelandic professor of psychology on a local clairvoyant, nicknamed
Dreaming Joe. This consists mainly of recollections by witnesses and the
subject himself of incidents in which he was seemingly able to perceive events
and objects at a distance while sleeping.
Verrall, H De G. AN ICELANDIC SEER: FURTHER COMMENTS ON
PROFESSOR BJARNASON’S REPORT, pp. 78-82. Critique of the report,
agreeing that it shows some evidence of clairvoyance, although the records are
too imprecise and lacking in detail to support this conclusively. PSI-S/clairvoy

Bayfield, SOME RECENT CASES OF PREMONITION AND
TELEPATHY, Proceedings 29, 1916, pp. 350-75. Describes accurate wartime
premonitions by a young woman, a friend of the author: foreknowledge of her
husband’s death in the Dardanelles, a Zeppelin raid, the sinking of a submarine.
PSI-S/precog/milit

Bayfield, M.A. SOME RECENT CASES OF PREMONITION AND
TELEPATHY, Journal 17, 1916, pp. 126-47. The wife of a submarine
commander demonstrates accurate knowledge of her husband’s posting to the
Dardanelles before the declaration of war against Turkey. After his departure
she is convinced she will not see him again alive. She experiences a powerful
sense of his death which proves to have occurred at the time of the premonition.
PSI-S/clairvoy/milit

Schiller, F.C.S. WAR PROPHECIES, Journal 17, 1916, pp. 185-92, 199.
Critique of various predictions relating to the First World War, mostly based on
numbers. PSI-S/precog/milit

QUERY – COINCIDENCE? OR WHAT? Journal 19, 1919, pp. 9-10. A
man is staying in a hotel waiting for an important letter, which never arrives. As
he is about to give up and leave, he sees what seems to be ‘the shadow of an
arm and hand’ sweep by a window in the door. He opens the door to investigate
but sees nothing. Then a piece of furniture next to the door starts to stir and
creak. He moves it to see what is causing the noises and finds the missing letter
underneath. PSI-S/pk/find

Doyle, Arthur Conan. [PIAVE], Journal 19, 1919, pp. 10-11. The writer
records an incident in which he wakes feeling that he has been given important
and consoling information in his sleep. He remembers only a single word,
‘Piave’, and communicates this fact in a sealed letter to the SPR. Subsequently,
a small victory is won by the Allies at Piave in Italy on a date that marked the
turning point of the war in the Allies’ favour. PSI-S/precog/milit

CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 19, 1919, pp. 34-5. Link Constable book.
The author comments on his use of the term ‘telergy’, coined by Myers who
defined it as: ‘The force exercised by the mind of an agent in impressing a
percipient – involving a direct influence of an extraneous spirit on the brain or
organism of the percipient.’ PSI-S/telepath

Wales, Hubert. REPORT ON A SERIES OF CASES OF APPARENT
THOUGHT-TRANSFERENCE WITHOUT CONSCIOUS AGENCY,
Proceedings 31, 1920, pp. 124-217. A young woman in London is found to
have accurate impressions of what a friend in Ireland and, subsequently, the
author, also at a distance, are doing and thinking. PSI-S/telepath/distance

Thomas, Ernest S. THE REGISTERING OF SUB-CONSCIOUS
IMPRESSIONS, Journal 19, 1920, pp. 198-201. Reports instances of seeming
clairvoyance where telepathic transmission of ideas or the subliminal
registering of impressions may more justly be suspected. PSI-S/clairvoy

A REMARKABLE CASE OF PRECOGNITION, Journal 20, 1921, pp.
119-20. Childhood incident remembered: a five-year old dreams of going for a
walk with his sister and nanny and seeing a dog kill a duck. He recounts this to
his mother and then goes for the walk, where the incident takes place in fact.
PSI-S/precog/dream

Wales, Hubert. A SERIES OF APPARENT TELEPATHIC
COMMUNICATIONS, VARIOUSLY MANIFESTED, Journal 20, 1921,
pp. 134-43. A sensitive describes telepathic impressions of people and events at
a distance, that are discovered to be accurate. PSI-S/clairvoy/dist

Barrett, W.F. A REMARKABLE PREMONITORY CRYSTAL VISION,
Journal 21, 1923, pp. 157-64. A clairvoyant, pressed to give a crystal reading
for a female client, sees a vision of a man committing suicide, having
apparently made a rendezvous with the intention of killing someone else also.
Three days later she is visited by a man who tells her he is on his way to meet
this woman’s husband. Seized with a premonition, she succeeds with difficulty
in delaying him. A little while later he phones to tell her that as he entered the
building he heard a shot and found the man dead on the floor, having shot
himself. The servant informs him that the dead man had been trying to reach
him on the phone, and the appearance is that had he not been delayed he too
would have been shot. PSI-S/cryst/precog

A CASE OF THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE, Journal 21, 1923, pp. 170-75.
Material received at a Dutch spiritualist séance is discovered to have originated
in the mind of a neighbour. PSI-S/telepath

Review, Geley, Gustave. L’ECTOPLASMIE ET LA CLAIRVOYANCE,
Journal 21, 1924, pp. 300-302. Gives the facts of the authors investigations of
clairvoyants and mediums, including Eva C and Kluski. See also Journal 24,
1927, pp. 91-2, brief announcement of English edition. PM/PSI-
S/mater/clairvoy

CONCERNING TELEPATHIC COMMUNICATION WITH ANIMALS,
Journal 22, 1925, p. 27. Brief letter urging the study of telepathy in animals
and including a description of giraffe’s moving ‘as though in obedience to some
signal.’ PSI-S/anim

A PREMONITORY HALLUCINATION, Journal 22, 1925, pp. 88-91. A
visitor to a casino sees a phantom ball on a particular number in a roulette
wheel and successfully bets on it. PSI-S/bet

TELEPATHIC DREAM, Journal 22, 1925, pp. 120-22. A woman describes
how she and her sister have dream images that relate closely to what the other
is experiencing. PSI-S/telepath/dream

TELEPATHIC IMPRESSION, Journal 22, 1925, p. 122. A middle aged
couple staying in a Swiss hotel recall in conversation the name of a friend of
their late son, wondering what became of him. The friend appears a short while
later and introduces himself to them. PSI-S/coinc

Besterman, Theodore. SAVAGE TELEPATHY, Journal 23, 1926, pp. 2-4.
Describes an incident experienced by an army officer serving in South Africa in
1878: native bearers approach the officers to inform them of a major
breakthrough against British forces by Zulus and their subsequent check at
Rorke’s Drift. The location is some 300 miles away and there is seemingly no
way the natives could have learned of these events by normal means. Official
news arrives two days later. PSI-S/clairvoy/afric/militar

Hall, A.J. A COINCIDENCE, Journal 23, 1926, pp. 10-11. A woman hears
a song over the radio containing the line ‘a green apple tree grew out of his
grave’, at the same moment that her brother is reading lines in a book that
describe a similar image. PSI-S/coinc

Dallas, H.A. A FORGOTTEN MEMORY REVIVED IN A DREAM,
Journal 23, 1926, p. 12. The whereabouts of missing Christmas cards is
revealed in a dream. PSI-S/clairvoy/dream/find

A PREMONITORY DREAM, Journal 23, 1926, pp. 102-5. A woman
dreams her husband breaks his arm and collar bone during a fall while hunting.
She warns him to take care: he does fall and break his arm but not his collar
bone, from which he surmises that the dream warning is based on the
interpretation of an image, not actual foreknowledge. PSI-
S/precog/dream/accid

TELEPATHIC IMPRESSION, Journal 24, 1927, pp. 53-7. A man dozing in
the evening dreams of a lifeboat’s crew struggling to get the vessel through the
surf, and awakes to find his wife in the next room has been listening to a radio
programme on that subject. PSI-S/dream/coinc
Doe, George M. [TELEPATHIC INCIDENT]. Journal 24, 1927, Pp. 156-7.
The writer is seized by a strong feeling about keeping bees and returns home to
find that during the day a swarm of bees had settled in his garden and been
removed. PSI-S/coinc

Solovovo, P-P. NOTE ON THE GÜNTHER-GEFFERS CASE, Journal 24,
1928, pp. 306-7. A German court twice acquits a clairvoyant, involved in
helping solve police cases, of the accusation of fraud. PSI-
S/clairvoy/polic/germ

Warcollier, René. L’ACCORD TELEPATHIQUE, Journal 24, 1928, pp.
319-23. English translation of a French paper numerating the various factors
involved in telepathy. PSI-S/telepath/theor

Solovovo, Count Perovsky-Petrovo. NOTE ON AN EARLY EXPOSURE
OF GUZIK, Journal 24, 1928, pp. 368-70. Argues that a Polish psychic, of
great interest to continental researchers, is fraudulent. PSI-S/pol/jg/scep

CASE: A TELEPATHIC DREAM, Journal 24, 1928, pp. 379-87. Details in
a dream of a train accident are found to correspond closely to an actual event
that occurred at the same time. PSI-S/clairvoy/dream/disast

Lee, Blewett. THE CHANGE OF THE LAW OF NEW YORK
RELATING TO SPIRITUALISM, Journal 25, 1929, p. 173-5. A new
statute recognizes that ‘where the prediction is made as a part of the public
service of a Spiritualistic Church, the act of prediction falls within the
protection of the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty.’ PSI-
S/precog/law/usa/relig

Woolley, V.J. THE VISIT OF M. PASCAL FORTHUNY TO THE
SOCIETY IN 1929, Proceedings 39, 1931, pp. 347-57 (partly in French).
Record of private and public sittings organized by the Society with the French
clairvoyant Pascal Forthuny. Notes of his comments in French are given of one
public sitting in which a high degree of accuracy was obtained that the author
considers due to a supernormal facility. Notes of accurate comments in private
sittings are given in English. Comments in successful psychometry experiments
are given in French. PSI-S/clairvoy/fran/pf

A PREMONITION, Journal 27, 1931, pp. 18-20. Clarissa Miles, a recently
deceased member, is said to have refused to make plans to move to another flat
on the expiry of her lease, in the certain expectation that this would not be
necessary. She did not specify her reasons, but died the day before she would
have had to leave. PSI-S/precog

Besterman, Theodore. A PROPHECY IN OLD MOORE’S ALMANACK,
Journal 27, 1931, pp. 182-3. An apparently accurate prophecy of the National
Government of 1931 prompts an analysis of the publication’s previous
attempts. However they are found to be consistently unreliable. PSI-S/precog

Brown, William. PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHICAL RESEARCH,
Proceedings 41, 1932, pp. 75-88. A psychologist describes personal
experiences of telepathy, many with patients suffering from nervous diseases
and being given suggestion treatment, who report receiving mental images that
correspond to events happening on the other side of a screen. Also describes a
poltergeist-type movement occurring in synchronicity with the death of a child,
and experiences at a Rudi Schneider sitting. PSI-S/telepath/pk/hypn/rs

Besterman, Theodore. REPORT OF AN INQUIRY INTO
PRECOGNITIVE DREAMS, Proceedings 41, 1932, pp. 186-204. An
attempt to repeat findings reported by J.W. Dunne regarding precognitive
dreams. Forty-three subjects, including Dunne himself, put forward a similar
number of dreams, of which eighteen are regarded by the author as possibly
indicating precognition, two of them quite strongly. However he does not
regard any of them as conclusive. Each coincidence is briefly described. PSI-
S/precog/dreams/dunn

Lyttelton, Mrs A. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, Proceedings 41, 1933, pp.
331-44. Reflects on the faculties of telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition
with reference to her own mediumistic abilities. Lyttelton argues that the
hypothesis that human under some conditions can penetrate ‘another field of
existence and gather information’ (343) is to be preferred to the notion of
communicating spirits. PSI-S/telepath/clairvoy/procog

Carington, W. Whately. POSITIVE IMPLICATIONS OF TELEPATHY
(MEETING), Journal 28, 1933, pp. 57-64. Argues against a physicalist
interpretation of telepathy in favour of a mystical approach that suggests ‘an
underlying community of consciousness’ (reading of paper).
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 197-200 PSI-S/telepath/theor

Solovovo, P-P. PROPHECY VERSUS PERSPICACITY, Journal 28, 1933,
pp. 67-74. Argues that a strikingly accurate prophecy of the course and
outcome of the First World War can be explained as shrewd political analysis
rather than as psychism. PSI-S/precog/milit

Review, Robertson, T. Brailsford. A NOTE BOOK, reviewed by C.D.
Broad, Journal 28, 1933, pp. 112-4. Posthumously published notebook in
which a biochemist records personal instances of telepathy and precognition.
PSI-S/telepath/clairvoy

Williams, John H. DREAM OF THE RESULT OF A RACE, Journal 28,
1934, pp. 216-8. An octogenarian, dozing in the morning, dreams he is
listening to a radio report of a Derby horse race, to be run that afternoon. He
tells friends about the dream before the event, including the name of the winner,
which happens as forecast.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 240-42. PSI-S/precog/dream/hors

Hansard, A.G. TELEPATHY AND SLEEPWALKING, Journal 28, 1934,
pp. 265-70. The writer describes how he hides the keys to his house to prevent
his wife, who suffers from episodes of sleepwalking, from going outside at
night. However he learns that she is frequently able to locate the keys, having
dreamed he told her where to find them. PSI-S/clairvoy/dream/find
Saltmarsh, H.F. REPORT ON CASES OF APPARENT
PRECOGNITION, Proceedings 42, 1934, pp. 49-103. A total of 349 cases of
ostensible precognition reported in the Society’s records are classified and
analyzed. The majority are found to be in dreams (136), followed by
hallucination (87), mediumship (62) and impression (51). A few borderland
(hypnagogic) and crystal gazing cases are also reported. Of the dream cases, 76
are reported to be highly evidential and 40 significantly so. Hallucinations are
17 and 45 respectively, mediumship 20 and 31, and impressions 14 and 25 (see
table on page 51). The most numerous of the incidents foreseen is death, mainly
natural but also accidental, followed closely by incidents classed as trivial. The
author discusses the character of the material and suggests that quantum theory
may be the key to understanding the space-time principle that makes
precognition possible.
An index of the cases is included.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 28, 1934, pp. 204-6, 219-23, 240-44, 259-61.
PSI-S/precog/halluc/hypnagog/cryst/quant/surv

A PREMONITION, Journal 29, 1935, pp. 2-3. Brief description of a dream
of someone being mauled by lions, the night before a newspaper report of a zoo
keeper mauled by lions at Whipsnade Zoo. PSI-S/precog

Tyrrell, G.N.M. NORMAL AND SUPERNORMAL PERCEPTION,
Journal 29, 1935, pp. 3-19. Argues that normal and supernormal perception
need to be understood in relation to each other. Starts by pointing out that so-
called ‘normal’ perception only seems so because it is a given: philosophical
analysis makes the process seem quite mysterious. The conception of a
material world rests on the senses of sight and touch, as is shown by analysis of
what happens when an individual sees an object such as a red post box.
    Tyrrell then embarks on a discussion of the perception of colour and the
difficulties of making sense of the process. Although we imagine we have no
hand in shaping our perceptions, philosophical analysis shows that we have, but
the fact is carefully concealed from us. Science states that a post box is not red
but that it causes red, that ice is not cold but causes cold. But this is not to
advocate any form of subjective idealism, but rather than both science and
philosophy point to the world of our senses as being an aspect of something
which lies behind it.
    Turning towards supernormal perception – classified as telepathy,
clairvoyance and precognition – Tyrrell points out the difficulties in any
physical approach involving radiation, for instance the problem of attenuation
with distance. However, if the world of perceptual consciousness is not so
much the world as our world, as previously demonstrated, the assumption
underlying such attempts at explanation are themselves false. Objects perceived
supernormally are not bedrock entities, but ‘highly specialised pictures of
something else, and it is not in the least probable that the percipient is getting in
touch with what we call ‘physical objects’ themselves. He is getting in touch
with whatever it is that lies behind physical objects…’ Tyrrell concludes that
the physical object and the clairvoyant impression are both derived from the
same source, rather than that there is some form of communication from the
object to the percipient.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 35-6, 41-2, 122-3 PSI-S/CP/theor/philos
Mace, C.A. SUPERNORMAL FACULTY AND THE STRUCTURE OF
THE MIND, Proceedings 44, 1936, pp. 279-302. A psychologist reflects on
the issues involved in accepting the existence of telepathy and formulating a
hypothesis to describe its functioning. PSI-S/telepath/theor

LOST OBJECT FOUND AS A RESULT OF A DREAM, Journal 29, 1936,
pp. 272-3. A couple go into the country for a picnic and separate while the man
does some fishing. On his return he finds a key has fallen through a hole in the
pocket. He does not think of looking for it, as he has walked for some distance
through a dense wood. That night his wife dreams she is sitting on a fallen tree
trunk and sees the key near a mossy stone. The following day she walks
through the wood, where she has not been before, finds the tree trunk, sits on it,
and within a few minutes sees the key exactly as she saw it in her dream. PSI-
S/dream/clairvoy/find

Jones, Lawrence J. A FULFILLED PREDITION, Journal 30, 1937, pp.
29-30. Claims a medium predicted the recent abdication of Edward VIII in
1902.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 123-4. PSI-S/precog/celeb

Broad, C.D. AN OSTENSIBLY PRECOGNITIVE DREAM
UNFULFILLED, Journal 30, 1937, pp. 82-3. A dream premonition of the
death of the king during or after the recent coronation is recorded as having
been unfulfilled. PSI-S/precog/dream/nonsig

Soal, S.G. A NOTE ON TESTS FOR RANDOM DISTRIBUTION,
Journal 30, 1937, pp. 83-6. Analyses the behaviour of a random number
generator to discover whether any bias exists that might distort its use for ESP
experiments.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 101-3, 123. PSI-S/mechanism

CASE OF APPARENT EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION ION THE
FORM OF EXTRA-OCULAR VISION, Journal 30, 1937, pp. 137-8. A
patient recovering from a cataract operation, her eyes bandaged beyond the
possibility of seeing anything, indicates that she is nevertheless able to ‘see’
psychically. PSI-S/blind

Norfolk, C. et al. A PRECOGNITIVE OR CLAIRVOYANT DREAM,
Journal 30, 1937, pp. 143-5. A farmer’s brother dreams that a bull is chasing
him through the streets. The next day the farmer finds that his bull has actually
escaped and is roaming around the farmyard. PSI-S/dream/coinc

AUTOMATISM IN FINDING A LOST RUBY, Journal 30, 1938, pp. 180-
82. A woman misses a ruby from her ring. Having given it up for lost she feels
herself being bodily twisted round until she could see it on the floor. PSI-
S/pk/find

A VERIDICAL RECURRENT DREAM, Journal 30, 1938, pp. 197-8. A
man has a recurrent dream of finding money to the amount of £60 pounds in his
mother’s desk. He subsequently learns that this sum was withdrawn from the
desk by his sister, following their mother’s death. PSI-S/dream/clairvoy
Calder, A.M. Fyson. A DREAM SUGGESTING PRECOGNITION,
Journal 30, 1938, pp. 198-9. A woman describes how she has dream
visualizations of houses that she later occupies. PSI-S/dream/precog

Lyttelton, Edith. SOME CASES OF PREDICTION: A STUDY, Journal
30, 1938, p. 190. Selection of precognitive episodes sent by listeners following
the author’s broadcast on television. PSI-S/precog/media

Soal, S. G. ‘PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF A VAUDEVILLE
TELEPATHIST’, Journal 30, 1938, p. 191. Paper on tests carried out o
Joseph Kraus, a stage performer known as Marion. Evidence is found of
considerable skill, not paranormal ability. PSI-S/telepath/conjur/fraud/jk

Herbert, C.V.C. INDIVIDUAL TESTS OF PARANORMAL FACULTY,
Journal 30, 1938, pp. 210-15. Record of two investigations, one of a woman
claiming an ability to predict winners of horse races by identifying any unusual
images that present themselves to her mind, and the other of a woman claiming
to be able to use a pendulum to determine the sex of the writer of a letter. No
significant results are found in either case. PSI-S/clairvoy/hors/pend

A DREAM SUGGESTING TELEPATHY, Journal 30, 1938, pp. 284-8. A
man has a dream in which he sees someone handling an adder and calls out to
them to put it down. During the previous day, he learns later, his daughter was
present at a picnic when one of the party, a teenage boy, is bitten by an adder he
has picked up. PSI-S/dream/clairvoy

Tenhaeff, W.H.C. A WELL-EVIDENCED PRECOGNITIVE DREAM,
Journal 31, 1939, pp. 2-6. Details in a dream seem to prophecy a motor
accident involving a member of the Dutch royal family. PSI-S/precog/dream

A COINCIDENCE OF DREAMS, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 14-15. Two people
independently dream about the loss of a yellow suitcase on the same night. PSI-
S/dream/coinc

A DOCTOR’S IMPRESSION SUGGESTING DISTANT TELEPATHY
FROM A PATIENT, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 34-7. A doctor travelling abroad
on holiday has a vivid impression of a patient in need of his assistance.
Returning home he discovers that on the day in question this patient had called
at his house and was later attended to by a colleague. PSI-S/telepath/medic

A DREAM ANTICIPATING FUTURE EVENT, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 47-
53. An American congressman secretly recruits a new secretary who later
reveals that before the event he had dreamed he was the secretary of a
congressman in Washington, although at the time he had no plans in this
direction. PSI-S/dream/precog/usa/pol

Jones, Lawrence. A VERIDICAL IMPRESSION OF NON-EXISTENT
WORDS IN A LETTER, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 53-4. A woman staying with
her sister receives a letter from her daughter containing the information that a
member of the household is ill with bronchitis. Although this fact turns out to
be correct, the patient denies having told the daughter, who confirms that she
did not know about it and so could not have mentioned it in the letter. The letter
is subsequently re-examined and found to contain no mention of the illness.
PSI-S/clairvoy

THE DETECTION OF A THEFT THROUGH INFORMATION GIVEN
BY A MEDIUM, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 81-3, 95-6. A maid is arrested for the
theft of jewels, but protests her innocence. A medium indicates the real thief,
who confesses and returns the jewels. PSI-S/clairvoy/polic

Richmond, Zöe. THE QUESTION OF MOTIVE IN AN APPARENTLY
PRECOGNITIVE DREAM, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 83-5. A woman dreams
she sees four charabancs occupied by foreign students visiting London, all
wearing astrakhan caps. The next day she witnesses this scene in reality, with
the single variation that the students are wearing black berets. She surmises that
this detail was supplied by her subconscious to indicate the idea ‘foreign’, using
an association that had recently been present in her mind. PSI-
S/precog/dream

Salter, W.H. MISSING PAPERS LOCATED BY AN APPARENTLY
PARANORMAL PROCESS, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 123-4. Salter describes
how he unerringly identified the place where some papers being sought in vain
by his wife and been put by accident. PSI-S/clairvoy/find

Trefusis, Dorothy M.E. COINCIDENT DREAMS, Journal 31, 1940, pp.
161-2. Woman ‘A’ and woman ‘B’ simultaneously dream that woman ‘B’ is
being murdered. PSI-S/dream/coinc

Ehrenwald, Hans. PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF
TELEPATHY Proceedings, 46, 1940, pp. 224-44 (illus). Argues that psi often
functions as a compensatory mechanism for various neuropathic disorders.
Ehrenwald considers this interpretation in the case of Ilga K., a nine-year-old
girl suffering from congenital word-blindness but capable of remarkable feats
of telepathic reading. Shows how the child’s most outstanding ‘supernormal’
performances seemed to correspond with just that order of functions which
proved to be impaired by her overriding congenital defect. Explores what this
observation implies regarding the nature of psi and its place in the biological
order of things. PsiLine PSI-S/telepath/psychoan

Bishop, G.M. FOREKNOWLEDGE IN DREAMS, Journal 32, 1941, pp.
50-59. Prompted by the J.W. Dunne’s book An Experiment With Time, the
writer starts to record her dreams, which she finds frequently coincide with
letters or newspaper reports she sees the next day. PSI-S/precog/dunn

Ehrenwald, Hans. TELEPATHY IN MACBETH? Journal 32, 1941, pp.
99-102. Psychological analysis of the witches’ prophecy in Macbeth, with
reference to the origin of telepathic phenomena in indicating ‘the role of
repressed, unconscious tendencies in the mind of the potential agent.’ PSI-
S/precog/telepath/lit/psychoan
Campbell, H.R. A DREAM SUGGESTING PRECOGNITION, Journal
32, 1942, pp. 135-6. A dream in which the writer’s daughter gives the news of
a TB relapse is followed by a scene that corresponds in important details. PSI-
S/dream/precog

Price, H.H. A NOTE CONCERNING THE NATURE OF
PARANORMAL AWARENESS, Journal 33, 1943, pp. 12-13. Briefly
comments on the difficulties of understanding clairvoyance, suggesting a
Bergsonian approach. ‘We shall have to change the question, and puzzle
ourselves not about clairvoyance, but rather about normal sense-perception,
treating it not as ‘normal’, but rather as a sub-normal and biologically-
explicable limitation imposed upon an inherent and aboriginal omniscience.’
PSI-S/CP/clairvoy/theor

Broad, C.D. AN APPARENTLY PRECOGNITIVE INCIDENT IN A
DREAM SEQUENCE, Journal 33, 1944, pp. 88-90. Details in a dream
concerning a potential accident in a moving train coincide closely with an
actual incident that occurs two days later. PSI-S/dream/precog

Sassoon, Mrs Siegfried. A HALLUCINATION INCLUDING A
VERIDICAL ELEMENT, Journal 33, 1945, pp. 160. The wife of the poet
Sassoon describes a dream vision of her husband, then on wartime service in
North Africa, looking sunburnt and wearing a grey flannel suit which he was in
fact wearing at the time. PSI-S/dream/clairvoy

Collins, B. Abdy. A CASE OF PREDICTION OF ILLNESS, Journal 33,
1945, pp. 177-8. A medium foresees a serious illness suffered by the writer.
PSI-S/precog

Soal, S.G. A RADIO EXPERIMENT IN TELEPATHY, Journal 33, 1946,
pp. 216-19. Submissions for a telepathy experiment involving listeners to a
BBC programme are analyzed and found to result in a significantly negative
deviation. PSI-S/telepath/media

TELEPATHY IN DREAMS, Journal 33, 1946, pp. 230-32. 1) A dream of
sparrows caught in a box is found to relate to an incident that occurred
elsewhere at about the same time. 2) A dream of a volcano erupting in Italy
coincides with the actual eruption of Vesuvius. 3) The dreamer’s husband,
away on military manoevres, appears in a dream to be struck on the right thigh
by ‘a green fiery object’ and is later found to have been accidentally struck by a
phosphorous bomb. PSI-S/dream/coinc/accid/disast

Hodgson, Kenneth W. A CASE OF PREVISION, Journal 33, 1946, pp.
254-6. Dream visualizations of the date August 10, occurring during June 1940
and taking a form as would appear on a calendar, warn the writer that he may
be vulnerable to injury or death on that date. An air raid takes place on that date
but it is light and nothing transpires. However his fiancée cuts her leg in an air
raid shelter on that date and nearly dies of tetanus. PSI-S/precog/dream/milit
CASE: PRECOGNITIVE DREAM, Journal 34, 1947, pp. 21-2. A woman
dreams she entertains two German prisoners-of-war to tea, and the following
day the event occurs exactly as she has foreseen it. PSI-S/precog/dream

FORECASTS OF HORSE RACES, Journal 34, 1947, pp. 63-8. A man
dreams he is reading the next days racing results and is able to identify the
winners. He backs them and the horses win.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 124-5. PSI-S/precog/dream/hors/bet

A CASE OF PREMONITION, Journal 34, 1947, pp. 69-70. A woman
dreams she sees her son dead in his bath. She takes extra care, but two years
later an accident occurs in which he becomes unconscious in the bath, with
visual details corresponding to her dream (however he survives). PSI-
S/dream/precog

A CASE OF APPARENT RETROCOGNITION, Journal 34, 1947, pp. 74-
80 (illus). Detailed account of walks by a rocky coastline in Devon, in which
the author experiences on more than one occasion a heavy, oppressive
atmosphere, and sees details of the landscape that are sharply different to those
that he sees when the atmosphere returns to normal.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 95-6, 125-9. PSI-S/retrocog

THREE APPARENTLY PRECOGNITIVE DREAMS, Journal 34, 1947,
pp. 91-2. A doctor’s wife describes dreams apparently of future events,
including the winner of the Derby horse race. PSI-S/dream/precog/hors

Carrington, Hereward. A RECENT INVESTIGATION OF SOME
UNUSUAL ‘PSYCHIC PHENOMENA’, Journal 34, 1947, pp. 93-4.
Investigations into claims by an individual of being able to diminish or increase
the light emitted by a light bulb. The impressions are found to be an optical
illusion. PSI-S/elec/pk

A PREDICTION OF THE DATE OF THE END OF THE WAR, Journal
34, 1947, pp. 103-7. A French soldier, former prisoner of war in Germany,
describes how in 1940 he used a pendulum to predict the exact date of the end
of the war. PSI-S/pend/precog/militar/fran

AN UNFULFILLED PRECOGNITIVE DREAM, Journal 34, 1947, pp.
124. A horse dreamed of as a winner is backed but comes in seventh. PSI-
S/dream/precog/hors/bet/nonsig

Thomas, C. Drayton. FORECASTS AND PRECOGNITION, Proceedings
48, 1948, pp. 306-29. An examination of several accurate predictions received
through the medium Gladys Osborn Leonard. These fall into six classes which
are described and illustrated: (1) Forecasts based on plans perceived in human
minds, or on circumstances unknown to the recipients; (2) forecasts based on
plans perceived in human minds, to which communicators add plans of their
own and carry out the combined plan by influencing human action; (3)
forecasts made by communicators, for the carrying out of which they request
human cooperation; (4) forecasts made by communicators based on plans made
by themselves; (5) forecasts in the nature of experiments which discarnate
beings undertake for purposes of their own; (6) forecasts which look like pure
precognition, i.e., veridical cognition of the future obtained by some means
other than rational inference. Concludes that in such forecasts of the future we
have a body of evidence for the existence of intelligent action in minds other
than those of earth. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 34, 1948, pp. 308-9. PSI-S/precog/gl

CASE: COINCIDENCE OF PRECOGNITION? Journal 34, 1948, pp. 155-
7. The thought of a friend, not seen for two years, precedes his actual
appearance by a few moments. PSI-S/coinc

Thomas, H. Ballard. CASE: AN APPARENTLY PRECOGNITIVE
DREAM, Journal 34, 1948, pp. 157. As a group meeting takes place the
author realizes that it corresponds closely to a previous dream.
CORRESPONDENCE, p. 182. PSI-S/dream/precog

Tyrrell, G.N.M. FAMILY TELEPATHY, Journal 34, 1948, pp. 196-206.
Explores the idea that telepathy occurs most frequently between family
members, with reference to several documented cases. PSI-S

THE ESARP TRAGEDY, Journal 34, 1948, pp. 263-7. A psychometrist
accurately describes details of a woman who drowned in suspicious
circumstances. PSI-S/psychom/polic/accid

Thouless, R.H. EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH AND THE STUDY OF
SPONTANEOUS CASES, Journal 35, 1949, pp. 60-63. Argues that research
is needed both in terms of experimental quantitative studies and those of
spontaneous cases, elucidating the nature and challenges of each. PSI-S/meth

Rhine, J.B. THE VALUE OF REPORTS OF SPONTANEOUS PSI
EXPERIENCES, Journal 35, 1949, pp. 63-6. Emphasizes the importance of
research into spontaneous experiences. PSI-S

Rhine, Louisa E. THE DUKE SURVEY OF SPONTANEOUS CASE
REPORTS, Journal 35, 1949, pp. 66-7. Briefly describes key characteristics
emerging from studies at Duke University. PSI-S/duke/usa

Wilson, A.J.C. HOW DO BIRDS NAVIGATE? Journal 35, 1949, pp. 30-
36. Examines four theories to account for the ability of migrating birds to find
their way over large distances: visual, kinesthetic, electromagnetic, and psychic.
Points out difficulties with the visual explanation, rejects the kinesthetic as
impractical, and shows that experiments to test the validity of the
electromagnetic theory were inconclusive. Does not suggest any psychic
mechanism but concludes that the phenomenon is still unexplained.
Wilson, A.J.C. HOW DO BIRDS NAVIGATE? A REVIEW OF FURTHER
EXPERIMENTS, Journal 36, 1951, Journal 35, 1949, pp. 521-2. PSI-S/anim

Plesch, P.H. PSYCHICAL RESEARCH AS SEEN BY A PHYSICAL
CHEMIST, Journal 35, 1950, pp. 272-83. Argues that physics and biology are
more likely to bear fruit than psychology in understanding psychic phenomena.
With reference to Whately Carington’s Association Theory of telepathy, the
author proposes the existence of ‘psi fields’ associated with every living
organism, also structured in beings of classes or groups and as part of a whole.
PSI-S/PR/theor/phys

A PARANORMAL DREAM, Journal 35, 1950, pp. 339-41. A clergyman
reports a dream which seems to foretell a train crash. PSI-S/precog/dream

Reviews, Knight, Margaret. ‘THE THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS OF
TELEPATHY’, Journal 36, 1951, pp. 429-31. Speculations prompted by
recent successful telepathy experiments. PSI-S/telepath

TWO ‘ARRIVAL’ CASES, Journal 36, 1951, pp. 467-72. Examples of
dreams that appeared to be linked to future events. PSI-S/dream/precog

Lambert, G.W. & Gay, Kathleen. THE DIEPPE RAID CASE: A
COLLECTIVE AUDITORY HALLUCINATION, Journal 36, 1952, pp.
607-18. Two women holidaying in a hotel near Dieppe on the Normandy coast
are awakened by what sounds like an aerial and sea bombardment. The noises
are intense, continue for some time and are heard by both, but apparently not
any anyone else. The authors compare the witnesses’ statements with the actual
events of the Allied raid of 1942. They conclude that the experience ‘must be
rated a genuine psi phenomenon’, of which little or nothing was derived from
previously normally acquired knowledge.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 691-5; Journal 44, 1968, pp. 355-8.
Hastings, Robert J. AN EXAMINATION OF THE DIEPPE RAID CASE,
Journal 45, 1969, pp. 55-63. Reveals that a dredger had been at work in the
area during the night on which the ladies recorded their experiences. The
author points out that there had been a very high tide, suggesting that what they
heard may have been partly the sound of the sea, distorted perhaps by the
surrounding cliffs which are about 250 feet high. Meanwhile, their hotel being
located on an established cross-channel air route may provide a normal
explanation for the aircraft sounds heard by the percipients. The author also
argues that being visitors, they were not familiar with the normal night sounds
in the area, essential as a basis for comparison before paranormality can be
postulated. PsiLine
Lambert, G. W. COMMENTS, pp. 63-6. Asks why, if the experience was due
to ordinary noises heard in an unfamiliar environment - some of them
described as ‘very loud’ - no one else heard them? Argues that the door still
remains open for a paranormal explanation. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 144-6, 314. PSI-S/halluc/retrocog/scep/scep-
r/fran

Flew, Antony. ESP AS GUESSWORK, Journal 36, 1952, pp. 634-5. A
sceptic suggests that ESP is not a species either of cognition or perception but a
kind of guesswork.
CORRESPONDENCE, p. 695. PSI-S/scep/theor

Dalton, G.F. THE SOLUTION OF PROBLEMS IN DREAMS, Journal
36, 1952, pp. 645-74. Author’s summary: Brief accounts are given of a
number of dreams in which problems are solved, or (as a special case) lost
articles found. A general description of such dreams is given. All of them are
wish-fulfillment or anxiety dreams, and the dream-figures which appear in
some do so as a part of the wish or the anxiety. The wish-fulfillment principle is
further used to account for the fact that the lost-article dream usually shows the
article as at the time of finding, not of losing. In some cases there is a
precognitive element, although the essential information is obtained through
retrocognition; to explain these the hypothesis of a double dream is put
forward. In some cases where the dreamer is not the loser of the article … there
must be a telepathic communication; the difficulty of locating this at any
moment of ordinary time is considered, and it is concluded that communication
takes place between four-dimensional entities.
    It is shown that clairvoyance is not a necessary hypothesis, retrocognition,
telepathy, and precognition being sufficient to explain all the facts. In cases not
concerned with lost articles … the prima facie conclusion is that much
intellectual work must have taken place in sleep. The incongruity of this with
the general habits of the dreaming mind is pointed out, and it is suggested that
here too there may be a precognitive element. In conclusion, the ‘solution’
dream is compared with other psychological events, including religious
conversion. PSI-S/CP/dream/find

Lossky, N. EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOKINESIS:
AN EXPLANATION IN TERMS OF INTUIVIST EPISTEMOLOGY
AND PERSONALIST METAPHYSICS, Journal 36, 1952, pp. 702-8. A
philosophical investigation based on personalism, the theory that the world
consists of actual and potential individual centres of consciousness.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 37, 1953, pp. 75-8. PSI-S/CP/philos/theor

Heywood, Rosalind. CONDITIONS FAVOURABLE TO ESP, Journal 36,
1952, pp. 736-9. A psychic concludes from certain personal experiences that
both strong emotion between intimates and an encouraging atmosphere can be
conducive to psi. PSI-S/theor

Chesters, Denis. COSMOLOGY AND PSYCHICAL RESEARCH, Journal
37, 1953, p. 81. Briefly contests the claim that telepathic communication is
instantaneous and not impaired by distance (letter).
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 37, 1953-4, pp. 180-81, 214-6, 256-7, Journal
37, 1954, p. 297. PSI-S/telepath/dist/theor

Dalton, G.F. HUMAN TARGETS FOR ESP EXPERIMENTS, Journal 37,
1953, p. 109. Points out that spontaneous ESP differs from experiments, and
suggests that experimental methodology should be modified accordingly
(letter). PSI-S/meth

Beck, Theodore Toulon. ESP ABILITY AND HORMONE
TREATMENT, Journal 37, 1953, pp. 112-4. Infers from the fact that a
preponderance of mediums and psychics are women that hormone treatment
may be conducive to psi.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 216-7. PSI-S/medic/physiol

Parker-Rhodes, A.F. ON CAUSATION IN PSI PHENOMENA, Journal
37, 1953, pp. 85-9. Explores the links between psi and the quantum behaviour
of particles. PSI-S/quant
Blundun, Jessie. A DREAM WITH APPARENT PARANORMAL
ELEMENTS RELATING TO TWO SEPARATE BUT PARALLEL
FUTURE EVENTS, Journal 37, 1953, pp. 90-95. Precognitive dream. PSI-
S/precog/dream

Lambert, G.W. ANTOINE RICHARD’S GARDEN: A POSTSCRIPT TO
AN ADVENTURE, Journal 37, 1953-4, pp. 117, 266-79 (illus). A detailed re-
examination of the case of seeming retrocognition reported by two English
tourists at Versailles (see Books and Book Reviews below). The author points
out various inconsistencies with the historical record, but suggests that these
might accord with plans and ideas in the mind of a palace gardener of the
period. He proposes that, rather than a vision of the past, the two subjects
experienced a kind of telepathic communication from an agent, living or dead.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 219-24, 249-53, 320-22.
Lambert, G.W. ANTOINE RICHARD’S GARDEN: A POSTSCRIPT TO ‘AN
ADVENTURE’. A SUPPLEMENTARY NOTE, Journal 38, 1955, pp. 12-18.
An experience in the garden of Versailles closely similar to that experienced by
Moberly and Jourdain is described.
NEWS AND NOTES, Journal 38, 1955, pp. 155-8. Includes a reference to a
claim - dismissed as dubious - that Moberley, one of the two authors of An
Adventure, confessed on her deathbed that the story was a hoax.
Lambert, G.W. ANTOINE RICHARD’S GARDEN: SOME FURTHER
NOTES, Journal 38, 1956, pp. 365-9. New details strengthen the author’s
conviction that the visions are not the product of imagination.
Lambert, G.W. RICHARD’S GARDEN REVISTED, Journal 41, 1962, pp.
279-91 (illus). Refutes attempts of sceptics to explain the episode away as
having been due to temporary indisposition, bad memory, wishful thinking,
possible manipulation of the data after the event, etc.
See also Salter, W.H. ‘AN ADVENTURE’: A NOTE ON THE EVIDENCE,
Journal 35, 1950, pp. 178-87
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 318-9; Journal 63, 1998, p. 60.
BOOKS AND BOOK REVIEWS: Morison & Lamon [assumed names]. AN
ADVENTURE, Proceedings 25, 1911, pp. 353-60. Original book by two
Englishwomen describing their 'retrocognitive' experience in Versailles when
they seemed to be transported back to the time of Marie Antoinette. The
reviewer concludes that the evidence they present is too slight to be of interest
to the Society. In a review of the fourth edition (Journal 27, 1931, pp. 139-40),
the writer rebuts claims by the book’s authors that its adverse comments were
owing to its not having seen supporting documents.
Sturge-Whiting, J. R. THE MYSTERY OF VERSAILLES, Journal 30, 1938,
p. 260. Critical review of the retrocognition claims made in An Adventure,
arguing that the two principals ‘were gradually led into construing perfectly
normal scenes and persons of 1901 and 1902 as scenes and persons of the time
of the French Revolution’. This independent investigation reaches the same
conclusions as those stated in Proceedings 25, p. 353.
Iremonger, Lucille. THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, reviewed by G. W.
Lambert, Journal 39, 1957, pp. 83-6. Critical examination of the retrocognition
‘adventure’.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 149-50
Moberly, C. A. E., et al. LES FANTÔMES DE TRIANON, reviewed by
Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 50, 1979, pp. 187-9. French update on the
Versailles recognition case, including an account of a similar incident
experienced by a Frenchman.
Parrott, Ian. THE MUSIC OF ´AN ADVENTURE`, reviewed by Rollo Myers,
pp. 158-60. Focuses on detail of the Versailles haunting incident, the fragments
of music which one of the two women involved claimed to have heard on a
second visit.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 43, 1967, Journal 44, 1967, pp. 210-11, p. 266,
313-4.
Coleman, Michael H. THE GHOSTS OF THE TRIANON: THE COMPLETE
‘AN ADVENTURE’ BY C.A.E. MOBERLY AND E.F. JOURDAIN, reviewed
by Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 56, 1989, pp. 46-9. Comprehensive study of
the much-discussed episode of retrocognition at Versailles, including the
original reports and discussion of the subsequent criticism and analysis.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 56, 1990, pp. 186-7.
MacKenzie, Andrew. ADVENTURES IN TIME: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE
PAST, reviewed by K.M.T.Hearne, Journal 62, 1997, pp. 175-6. Discussion of
the Versailles retrocognition case and similar episodes by an SPR investigator
and author of several books on apparitions.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 62, 1998, p. 379. BR/PSI-
S/retrocog/music/fran

Dalton, G.F. SERIALISM AND THE UNCONSCIOUS, Journal 37, 1954,
pp. 225-35. Applies Dunne’s theory of Serialism to account for psychological
phenomena arising in cases of hypnosis, multiple personality, amnesia, etc.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 312-20, 358-61, 390-99; Journal 38, 1955, pp. 43-
6. PSI-S/precog/dream/theor/dunn

Humphrey, Betty M. ESP TESTS WITH MENTAL PATIENTS BEFORE
AND AFTER ELECTROSHOCK TREATMENT, Journal 37, 1954, pp.
259-66. Significant results are reported from ESP experiments with patients
suffering from schizophrenia. PSI-S/ment

Nash, Carroll. THE PK MECHANISM, Journal 38, 1955, pp. 8-11. Briefly
discusses the question of whether or not PK is a physical force. PSI-S/pk/theor

Heywood, Rosalind. AN APPARENTLY PARANORMAL DREAM,
Journal 38, 1955, pp. 195-7. A man dreams he encounters a bulldog belonging
to friends and places a penny on its head. The next day he visits the friends and
mentions the dream. It transpires that two puppies in a recent litter have a round
black mark on the top of their heads and are often referred to as the two ‘penny
on the heads.’ PSI-S/precog/dream

A CASE OF CLAIRVOYANCE?, Journal 38, 1956, pp. 244-8. The Dutch
psychic G. Croiset helps locate some missing papers. PSI-
S/clairvoy/find/neth/gcr

‘SOMETHING TOLD ME TO GO ON TO VICTORIA’, Journal 38, 1956,
pp. 248-9. A woman returning home receives a mental impression that if she
takes a certain route she will find herself sitting next to her husband on a certain
seat on a bus. The impression turns out to be accurate in every particular. PSI-
S/precog

Dalton, G.F. OPERATIVE FACTORS IN SPONTANEOUS
TELEPATHY, Journal 38, 1956, pp. 287-319. Author’s Abstract: From
Phantasms of the Living and other sources, 124 cases are selected by
elimination of (1) experimental cases, (2) those of lower evidential value, and
(3) those which are possibly precognitive. The selected cases are analyzed in
respect of : (1) the sensitivity of the percipient, (2) his state at the time, (3) and
4) the efficacy and state of the agent, (5 and 6) the orientation of each, (7) the
linkage between them, (8) the intensity of the experience, and (9) the
information conveyed. The following conclusions are reached: 1. The
fundamental process in spontaneous telepathy is the transference to the
percipient of a psychical experience of the agent. 2. In death cases, the agent’s
experience occurs after death, is of great intensity, and is connected with the
loss of the body. 3. collective cases are due to interaction between percipients
under conditions of positive feedback, resulting in a building-up of the
experience to great intensity. 4. Reciprocal cases may be due to the similar
building-up of a common drama underlying the apparently separate experiences
of the percipients.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 332-4. PSI-S/A/surv

Parsons, Denys. CLOUD BUSTING: A CLAIM INVESTIGATED,
Journal 38, 1956, pp. 352-64. Claims by an individual that he can cause
clouds to dissolve by the power of will are tested and found to lack any basis in
fact. The author puts forward this case as a good example of an experience
common in parapsychology: ‘as soon as tests are organized on a common-sense
basis, the phenomena – commonly stated by the claimant to be 90 per cent
reliable – begin to assume a spasmodic or sporadic character, or vanish
altogether.’ PSI-S/pk

Cox, W.E. THE INFLUENCE OF ‘APPLIED PSI’ UPON THE SEX OF
OFFSPRING, Journal 39, 1957, pp. 65-78. Speculates that the yearning of
parents of four children of one sex to have a child of the opposite sex might
bring about a psi influence to that effect. The author seeks to verify this by
consulting genealogical listings. He claims to find a suggestive trend after four
girls but not after four boys. PSI-S/pk/sex

Robertson, L.C. THE LOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC IMPLICATIONS
OF PRECOGNITION, ASSUMING THIS TO BE ESTABLISHED
STATISTICALLY FROM THE WORK OF CARD-GUESSING
SUBJECTS, Journal 39, 1957, pp. 134-9. Philosophical analysis of the
conceptual problems involved in precognition.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 39, 1957, pp. 178-9. PSI-S/precog/philos

West, D.J. COMMENTS ON A NEW APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF
PARANORMAL DREAMS, Journal 39, 1957, pp. 181-6. An Italian
psychologist records details of a patient’s precognitive dreams for the benefit of
investigators prior to their being fulfilled. PSI-S/precog/dream/ital
Poortman, J. F. THE FEELING OF BEING STARED AT, Journal 40,
1959, pp. 4-12. Speculates on a phenomenon that the writer believes should be
studied by parapsychology. He gives some examples from his own
acquaintance and personal experience. Briefly discusses the involvement of
mirrors, the non-experiences of the blind, and the interest of novelists, many of
whom – Tolstoy, Galsworthy, Thomas Mann, Huxley, and others – refer the
phenomenon in their books. He describes a series of experiments with a
percipient, which approach significance. Speculates that the phenomenon, if
genuine, seems to form ‘a kind of transition between ordinary and extrasensory
perception. Compares it with a theory of telepathy formulated by Whately
Carrington. PSI-S/star/lit/celeb


Heywood, Rosalind, Journal 40, 1959, pp. 145-6 [PROPHECY], pp. 145-6.
Account of a detailed an apparently accurate vision of the First World War
from a German perspective. PSI-S/precog

Heywood, Rosalind, Journal 40, 1959, pp. 198-9. Letter commenting on the
possible relevance of the classical belief in a link between psychism and
seasonal factors. PSI-S

Heywood, Rosalind, Journal 40, 1959, pp. 271-2. Recounts the case of a
strong telepathic link between a mother and son.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 375-6. PSI-S/child

Heywood, Rosalind. CROSSWORDS AND THE M.I.5., Journal 40, 1959,
pp. 430-31. Refers to the cluster of crossword puzzle answers which happened
to correspond to code words for the D-Day landings in Normandy. PSI-S/coinc

Heywood, Rosalind. IMMEDIATE BACKGROUND TO CELIA
GREEN’S ANALYSIS OF SPONTANEOUS CASES, Proceedings 53,
1960, pp. 94-6. Analysis of new cases which, though few in number, are said to
be interesting as human experiences irrespective of whether they offer evidence
of ESP. Heywood argues that when they are analysed as a group, under as
many headings as possible, trends and patterns in the material can be found that
will help further research and theorising. PSI-S/surv

Green, Celia. ANALYSIS OF SPONTANEOUS CASES Proceedings 53,
1960, pp. 97-161. A study of some 300 spontaneous cases containing enough
detail to be worth analysis. Green describes how they were examined and the
criteria used to determine their evidential value Each is broken down into its
constituent elements, such as age of percipient and the type of ESP represented,
to determine what factors are reported most frequently. Actual cases are
provided to illustrate the kind of material analysed. Green concludes that the
study is primarily of value for its suggestiveness, and for hints about how to
conduct further studies.
    Appendices provide figures and graphs, also a summary of cases.
In one, a young office worker dreams that the sister of a co-worker appears to
be distressed and notes next to her the date on his desk calendar, set to April 1.
When that day comes, the girl concerned appears in the office, seeming to have
been crying, as represented in the dream. It transpires that her sister has
collapsed in a coma requiring a delicate operation on the brain. PsiLine PSI-
S/surv

Stephens, Ian. LINKED PRECOGNITIVE DREAMS OF A MURDER?,
Journal 40, 1960, pp. 334-42. Two friends find they have both dreamed at the
same time of bloodshed, in one case of murder, and that this has coincided with
an actual murder nearby. PSI-dream/coinc

Gay, Kathleen. A PRECOGNITIVE DREAM OF A BOMBED HOUSE,
Journal 40, 1960, pp. 359-60. A woman records a dream which occurs on May
10, 1937, in which a friend’s house has been destroyed. Four years later on
May 10 the house is destroyed in a bombing raid. PSI-S/precog/dream/milit

PRECOGNITION OF A NEAR ACCIDENT, Journal 40, 1960, pp. 419-21.
A man driving a car narrowly misses a child who has suddenly run into the
street. Returning home he finds his wife has been anxious about him, having
heard his voice saying ‘My God! That child…’ Despite many previous
instances of apparent telepathic association between the two, there is a time
disparity in this case. They later conclude that this was an instance of
precognition, about which they had not known anything at the time. PSI-
S/precog

Lambert, G.W. TWO SYNCHRONOUS DREAMS ABOUT A
SHIPWRECK, Journal 41, 1961, pp. 193-8. A dream appearing to contain
foreknowledge of a disaster at sea, and recorded by Frederic Myers in Human
Personality, is discovered to be paralleled by a second instance of the same
kind in relation to the same event. PSI-S/precog/accid

PSYCHICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOVIET UNION, Journal 41, 1961,
pp. 201-3. Note on the growing interest of Russian scientists in telepathy. PSI-
S/russ

Hellstrom, Eva. PRECOGNITION OF GIRLS DANCING, Journal 41,
1962, pp. 252-4. A woman has a dream-vision of a ballroom where a crowd of
teenagers are dancing. A few days later she is in a theatre watching a musical
and sees the vision reproduced. PSI-S/precog/dream

Lambert, G.W. & Zorab, G. THREE PRECOGNITIVE DREAMS,
Journal 42, 1963, pp. 20-24. An account of three possibly precognitive
dreams. The first, by G.W. Lambert, is the record of a dream of a subway
accident that was received by the Society the day before a similar accident
occurred. The second by G. Zorab, recounts a detailed dream of a house that
closely corresponded in appearance and situation to an actual house that the
percipient’s mother would move into some five months later. The third, also by
Zorab, concerns a statement made by a semi-comatose and mentally disturbed
woman that was apparently fulfilled the next day. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 265-7. PSI-S/dream/precog/disast

Heywood, Rosalind. CASE OF RAPPORT BETWEEN MOTHER AND
DAUGHTER, Journal 42, 1963, pp. 187-9. An account of a woman who went
into labour in Israel at the same time her mother, in England, suffered labour-
like pains which only ceased when her daughter’s baby was born. The baby was
about a month earlier than expected, so the mother had no reason to think her
daughter would be in labour at the time. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 268-9. Heywood corrects an error of timing that
tends to reduce the coincidence. PSI-S/coinc/transf

EXCERPTA, Journal 42, 1963, pp. 209-12. Relates an ESP experience of J.
Hewat McKenzie and an account of an apparition by novelist Pamela Frankau.
Also her experience of being psychic when in Ireland. PsiLine PSI-S/A

Koestler, Arthur. CHANCE COINCIDENCE? Journal 42, 1964, p. 264.
The novelist receives two letters bearing the same date, both from friends of his
father who died 24 years earlier. PSI-S/coinc/lit

Tart, Charles T. A POSSIBLE ‘PSYCHIC’ DREAM, Journal 42, 1964,
pp. 283-99. A couple who experimentally tape-recorded details of their dreams
over a period of several weeks one morning discover that the same details
seems to have occurred independently to both. The author explores possible
reasons for the parallels, including ESP, a common life experience, sleep-
talking, etc. PSI-S/dream/coinc

Heywood, Rosalind. APPARENT PRECOGNITIONS BY JULIET, LADY
RHYS-WILLIAMS, Journal 42, 1964, pp. 348-52. An economist describes
five cases of apparently precognitive experiences: ‘hearing’ a radio report of
racist disturbances a day before the event; ‘seeing’ a press report and picture
that actually appeared only the following day; etc. PSI-S/precog

Heywood, Rosalind. AN ARCHAEOLOGIST’S DREAM, Journal 42,
1964, p. 422. An archaeologist searches in vain for a published version of an
article he wishes to refer to in his own work. He dreams that he is sitting next to
the author at a dinner party, who tells him where he can find it. The next day he
successfully locates it. Years later he meets the author, who uses the same
words he heard him say in the dream. PSI-S/precog/dream/find

Eiserman, Russell. ‘CASPER’ AND THE PROFESSOR’S JACKET,
Journal 42, 1964, pp. 422-3. An academic dreams that a colleague is warned
that he may not receive the Ph.D for which he is studying. Told of this, the
colleague confirms that he has indeed received such a warning. PSI-
S/dream/precog

Pozwolski, Alexandre. TELEPATHY AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
THEORY, Journal 43, 1965, pp. 1-5. An examination of the possibility that
thoughts may be telepathically transmitted by an already known form of
energy. Suggests a number of tests that would definitely solve the problem of
the electromagnetic hypothesis in the transmission of thought at a distance.
From the evidence on hand, though, it appears that telepathy at a distance is an
extra-spatial phenomenon, not energetic in nature. PsiLine PSI-
S/telepath/radiat/theor

Lambert, G.W. A PRECOGNITIVE DREAM ABOUT A
WATERSPOUT, Journal 43, 1965, pp. 5-10. An account of a peculiar dream
which is regarded as a possible forecast of an event that happened some two
days later. None of the details of the dream could be verified as applying to
the actual happening, save for the main features of a waterspout accompanied
by torrential rain. Discusses the incident according to the criteria needed to
establish a connection between an ostensibly precognitive dream and the event
it allegedly foreshadows. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, p. 101, 157-9. PSI-S/precog

Heywood, Rosalind. AN APPARENTLY TELEPATHIC DREAM, Journal
43, 1966, pp. 252-5. An account of a possibly telepathic dream in which a
father, a sceptic regarding all things paranormal, dreamed that his eldest
daughter was gasping and choking for air. The next day he learned from press
reports that his daughter had been nearly drowned. To the investigator the
man’s experience would not be evidential, for dreams are too frequent to be
good evidence and he did not mention it before hearing of the corresponding
event. But the author cites the case as an illustration of how many sceptics
have had their attitudes modified by personal experiences which they would not
credit if reported by another person. PsiLine PSI-S/precog/dream

Zorab, G. AN INTERESTING LONG-TERMED PRECOGNITION,
Journal 43, 1966, pp. 309-17. An account of a complex prediction made by
Kitty Voorzanger, a Dutch sensitive, with regard to the affairs of a businessman
known in the report as ‘Mr. R.’ The predictions, many quite specific and
detailed, were practically all fulfilled over a period of ten years. Also includes
a number of other examples of Mrs. Voorzanger’s remarkable prognostic
powers. PsiLine PSI-S/precog/neth/kv

Klip, Willem. THE INTERPRETATION OF THE QUANTUM THEORY,
Journal 43, 1966, pp. 441-2. Suggests a method of investigation of
precognition based on quantum processes. PSI-S/quant

Haynes, Renee. ESP AND PAINS, Journal 44, 1967, pp. 49-50. Suggests
that conscious experience of ESP may be associated with a low pain threshold
and that migraine sufferers may show a particularly high ESP capacity. PsiLine
PSI-S/physiol

Heywood, Rosalind AN APPARENTLY PRECOGNITIVE DREAM,
Journal 44, 1967, pp. 163-4. Account of a precognitive dream a woman had
concerning the death of a colleague of her husband. PsiLine PSI-
S/dream/precog

Barker, J. C. PREMONITIONS OF THE ABERFAN DISASTER, Journal
44, 1967, pp. 169-81. The Aberfan disaster – in which an avalanche of coal
slid down a mountainside onto the Welsh mining village of Aberfan killing 144
persons, 128 of whom were schoolchildren – was such an unusual calamity that
the author thought it would provide an excellent opportunity to investigate
precognition. He appealed through the media for persons claiming any
foreknowledge of the event to communicate with him and describe their
experiences. Of the answers received, 35 contained sufficient detail to warrant
analysis. These ranged from vague prognostications of doom involving dead or
dying children to astonishingly accurate pictorial impressions of screaming
children buried by an avalanche of coal in a Welsh mining village.
   In 21 of the cases there is evidence that the experience occurred before the
percipient learned of the disaster normally. The author discusses the cases in
the light of the several criteria necessary to establish a connection between a
precognitive experience and a future event. Concludes that the evidence for
precognition presented in this study is prima facie only, and recommends that a
central registry for premonitions be established so that researchers will no
longer have to wait until after the event. PsiLine PSI-S/precog/disast

Heywood, Rosalind. AN APPARENTLY TELEPATHIC IMPRESSION
OF ILLNESS, Journal 44, 1968, pp. 237-9. An account of an apparently
telepathic impression of the illness of the percipient’s daughter. The subject
had no cause for alarm about the state of health of his daughter, who was on
vacation at the time, but awoke with the strong feeling that something was
wrong. The time of this attack of acute anxiety did not correspond with the
actual time his daughter had taken ill, but did correspond with the approximate
time that his wife in another country had learned of the fact. Full
documentation is provided. PsiLine PSI-S/telepath

Bayless, Raymond. COINCIDENTAL DREAM AND OBSESSIVE
THOUGHT, Journal 44, 1968, p. 267. Spontaneous case involving obsessive
thoughts on the percipient’s part which turned out to coincide with the dreams
of Cecil E. Smith involving the murder of an old woman and carrying her
head around. PsiLine PSI-S/dream/coinc

Lambert, G. W. STRANGER THINGS: SOME REFLECTIONS ON
READING ‘STRANGE THINGS’ BY JOHN L. CAMPBELL AND
TREVOR H. HALL, Journal 45, 1969, pp. 43-55. A review and discussion of
the story of Fr. Allen Mcdonald, Ada Goodrich Freer, and the SPR’s enquiry
into Scottish ‘second sight’ (1968) by John L. Campbell and Trevor H. Hall.
Argues that the evidence presented by the authors confirms the charge against
Ada Goodrich Freer originally brought by Richard Hodgson, of having made
extensive use of materials about Scottish folklore without due
acknowledgement. The information about Freer’s origin and career, though
interesting in itself, does not sustain the wholesale aspersions on her character
which the authors derive from it. The book, in short, shows too many examples
of the perils of arguing from circumstantial evidence and from negatives. Many
illustrations of this failing are provided. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 183-6. BR/PSI-S/clairvoy/scot

Zorab, G. A PRECOGNITION OF DEATH, Journal 45, 1969, pp. 141-4.
Describes an accurate prediction, in which a woman died on the exact day
specified, although she was in good health. The author suggests that whenever
specific dates are mentioned in death premonitions, and the idea of dying at that
time is accepted with calmness, the chances are that these are true precognitions
of death. PsiLine PSI-S/precog

Z[orab], G[eorge] EXCERPTUM: A PRECOGNITIVE DREAM IN
CONNECTION WITH AN EXAMINATION QUESTION, Journal 45,
1969, pp. 146-7. Precognitive dream of an examination question. The
experience was noted in the diary of the percipient, a well-known German
historian F. Gregorovius (1821-1891). PsiLine PSI-
S/dream/precog/educ/germ

MacKenzie, Andrew. OSTENSIBLE MOTHER-CHILD ESP, Journal 45,
1969, pp. 165-7. An account of a number of coincidences between a mother’s
feelings of anxiety about her daughter and the daughter’s actual situation at the
time. Finds no normal reason that would account for the coincidences.
PsiLine PSI-S/coinc/child

Esser, Aristide H., and LeShan, Lawrence. A TRANSATLANTIC ‘CHAIR
TEST’, Journal 45, 1969, pp. 167-70. An account of a so-called ‘chair test’ in
which Gerard Croiset, in Utrecht, Holland, made a number of statements about
the person who would sit in a certain chair during a meeting scheduled to be
held some days later in Orangeburg, NY. Of the thirteen items of information
provided, six applied directly to the person who happened to choose the chair.
Concludes that the probabilities of predicting such personal events, one of
which was quite specific, are astonishingly small. PsiLine PSI-
S/precog/neth/gcr

Wilkins, Aline. AN APPARENTLY PRECOGNITIVE DREAM, Journal
45, 1969, pp. 170-71. An account of an apparently precognitive dream in
which a woman seemed to have the same experiences at the dentist that a
friend would go through the following day. The dream was quite specific and
detailed, including the order of events, what was said when the tooth was
extracted, the position of the dental chair relative to the door, etc. The woman
had never been to that dentist before. PsiLine PSI-S/precog/dream/medic

Beloff, John & Bate, David. A PRECOGNITION VERIFIED, Journal 45,
1970, pp. 316-7. A Dutch psychic accurately predicts a slight injury to an
astronaut returning from a moon landing, including some specific details. The
prediction is witnessed and recorded in writing ahead of the event. PSI-
S/precog/neth

Dodds, E.R. SUPERNORMAL PHENOMENA IN CLASSICAL
ANTIQUITY, Proceedings 55, 1971, pp. 189-237. Presents examples of psi
phenomena from the records of ancient Greece and Rome. Dodds includes
instances of presumed telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, mediumship, and
PK, illustrating both the culturally-determined differences between ancient and
modern evidence and indications of an underlying identity of experience.
PsiLine PSI-S/hist

Inglis, Brian. [SMELL OR PSI?], Journal 46, 1971, pp. 207-8. Comments
on the ability of animals to contact each other that seems to transcend any
physical capability.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 255-6; Journal 46, 1972, pp. 52-3 (2). PSI-S/anim

Heywood, Rosalind. AN APPARENTLY TELEPATHIC DREAM,
Journal 46, 1971, pp. 208-9. A couple independently dream about the same
thing on the same night. PSI-S/dream/coinc
Brookes-Smith, Colin. DATA-TAPE RECORDED EXPERIMENTAL PK
PHENOMENA, Journal 47, 1973, pp. 69-89. Describes procedures used in 57
sittings between 1971-1972. These aimed to explore the technical possibilities
of using data-tape recording to measure mechanical forces and other variables
associated with psychokinetic table-levitations. Detailed descriptions of
apparatus used are given, including a data-tape that simultaneously records
forces acting on different parts of a table. Experiments on light occultation
effects, levitation forces, and finger tip traction forces are presented. Although
the experiments on occultation and pressure effects did not yield significant
results, they may encourage further attempts at utilizing experimental
apparatus and procedures to obtain empirical evidence for psychical research.
PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 277-8. PSI-S/pk/mech

Livneh, Gilad. AN OSTENSIBLE PRECOGNITION OF THE ARAB
SURPRISE ATTACK ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, Journal 47,
1973, pp. 383-6. Author’s abstract: An ostensible precognition of the Arab
surprise attack in the Suez Canal and the Golan Heights in October 1973 is
reported.
    The percipient is an English housewife who had a vision about an Arab
attack two weeks before the actual event took place, Four days before the Arab
assault the percipient sent a premonitory letter to the Israeli Prime Minister,
Golda Meir, reporting her vision. The letter, however, arrived at the Prime
Minister’s Office in Jerusalem after the outbreak of hostilities. When Golda
Meir read it she was stunned. The precognitive aspect of the vision is discussed.
PSI-S/precog/milit

Phelps, Margaret M. [PHYSICAL BASIS OF ESP], Journal 47, 1974, pp.
342-3. Briefly explores the idea that ESP evolved as a physical sense. PSI-
S/theor

Orme, J. E. PRECOGNITION AND TIME, Journal 47, 1974, pp. 351-65.
Notes that in precognitive experiences temporal distance is a major variable:
events in the next few days are more often foreseen than those more distant in
time. The author asks: Why do we tend to precognise a trivial event instead of
an important one? In order to answer this and other questions, large-scale,
cumulative fact-finding and a systematic ordering of these facts are required.
To understand precognition and hopefully other paranormal phenomena, a
drastic change may be required in our standard views of the nature of time and
more generally, the nature of behaviour and experience. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 526-31; Journal 48, 1975, pp. 55-6. PSI-S/precog

Berendt, H. C. URI GELLER PRO AND CON, Journal 47, 1974, pp. 475-
84. In this report I shall give my own interpretation using such facts as are
known to me about Uri Geller’s work as a gifted stage conjuror and as a
possible psi medium who seems to combine telepathy and psychokinetic
abilities. I suggest that two factors may account for his outstanding success:
(l) The mood of our time in general, with its search for new aspects of life
characterized by an outspoken anti-materialistic undercurrent which clings to
every form of mysticism. (2) The ‘explosion’ of the communication media
radio, TV, and the press for ever on the lookout for exciting news. Their
choice has a strong and selective influence on the general public. As Geller’s
outstanding performances lend themselves excellently to TV coverage, it is this
aspect of his experiments which has claimed, and claims the major part of the
limelight. PsiLine PSI-S/pk/telepath/metal/ug

Heywood, Rosalind. [ESP INCIDENTS], Journal 48, 1975, pp. 127-8. A
TV producer describes how a medium he was inviting to appear on a
programme about ESP began making accurate statements about his contacts
and affairs. PSI-S/media

Journal 48 Heywood, Rosalind. [UNCONSIDERED TRIFLES], Journal
48, 1975, pp. 253-4. Instances of telepathic rapport between the author and her
husband. PSI-S/telepath

Berendt, H. C. Dr. PUHARICH AND URI GELLER, Journal 48, 1976, pp.
314-21. Puharich’s book, Uri (1974), prompts speculation about the mental
state of its author. On first inspection Puharich’s reports strike the reader as
fantastic or insane, but another explanation is available. It may be that Geller
telepathically ‘picked up’ certain fantasies and ideas in Puharich’s mind, which
he then, by means of his ESP and PK gifts, made into perceived realities for
himself and the scientist. This, at any rate, is a possibility that should be
considered. PsiLine PSI-S/pk/telepath/metal/ug

Hasted, J. B. AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE VALIDITY OF
METAL-BENDING PHENOMENA, Journal 48, 1976, pp. 365-83 (illus).
[NB: This pagination appears twice in this volume] During 1974-75, following
the television appearances of Uri Geller, an increasing number of subjects,
mostly children, reported the bending of metal objects by allegedly paranormal
means. Our involvement (1) with investigation of these phenomena has enabled
us to gain experience on the requirements necessary for validation of
paranormality. Metal can be bent by force produced physically (mechanically),
or can bend spontaneously by the relaxation of internal stresses. If bending can
be proved to have taken place and these causes can be precluded, then
paranormal bending is validated. Since spontaneous bending is slight,
validation might at first appear to be a simple physical problem of eliminating
physical force. It still appears to us to be reasonably simple, but the
psychological issues involved in the credibility are much more complex. In this
paper we discuss the physical and psychological issues which have been
encountered in our validation of these reports. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 49, 1977, pp. 558-9. PSI-
S/metal/pk/ug/child/phys/physiol

Bayless, Raymond. [EARLY METAL BENDING INCIDENT], Journal
48, 1976, p. 322. Apropos of Uri Geller, recalls a metal bending instance in a
nineteenth century poltergeist case.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 49, 1977, pp. 474-5. Another early example,
from an eighteenth century poltergeist episode in Bristol.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 622-3, 680-81, 848-50, 977-8. Controversy
concerning the paranormal interpretations of such incidents. PSI-
S/P/metal/ug/hist
Nisbet, Brian C. AN OSTENSIBLE CASE OF AUDITORY ESP Journal
49, 1977, pp. 440-45. On 9th June 1976 the writer was awakened by what
appeared to an SOS morse signal being tapped out from her bedside radio set.
She was disturbed and depressed by this incident and the next morning told her
brother about it. The following evening she learned that her grand-daughter
had been seriously assaulted during the time of the incident and required
hospital treatment. PsiLine PSI-S/telepath

Baines, C.C. [FRAUDULENT PSYCHICS], Journal 49, 1977, p. 469.
Attack on sea-side psychics. PSI-S/fraud/scep

Bayless, Raymond. LOW AMPLITUDE, TAPE-RECORDED
PSYCHOKINESIS, Journal 49, 1977, pp. 475-6. The author claims to have
demonstrated that paranormal ‘raps’ and other noises can be picked up by high-
amplification recordings. See also Journal 50, 1979, p. 322, where he
elaborates on his new technique. PSI-S/pk

Fraissard, Henri. [TELEPATHIC INCIDENT], Journal 49, 1977, pp. 559-
60. A Frenchwoman escaping German-occupied France through the mountains
into Spain is overcome by fear when coming close to a precipice and cries out.
Her husband, thousands of miles away in Dakar, awakes from sleep hearing her
voice and has a vision of the scene that is later found to correspond closely to
the facts. PSI-S/telepath/dist

Meulen, Henry. [ANIMALS AND PK], Journal 49, 1977, p. 566. Letter in
full: ‘Is it not interesting that there is apparently no record of cases of psycho-
kinetic or materialization phenomena in which an animal was the medium?
Since such phenomena occur when the medium is unconscious of their
production, they would appear to be purely physical, and one would expect to
find animal mediums’. PSI-S/pk/anim/mater

Costigan, Phyllis. M. [PRECOGNITION INCIDENTS], Journal 49, 1977,
p. 568. A woman describes her mother’s faculty for foreseeing future events.
PSI-S/precog

Nisbet, Brian C. AN OSTENSIBLE CASE OF PRECOGNITION, Journal
49, 1977, pp. 608-11. On 8th September 1975, Mrs. Lickiss, a qualified social
worker, aged 50, of 3 Highfield, Sutton, Hull, North Humberside, wrote to the
Society for Psychical Research describing a symbolic dream of the death of a
man, a Mr. G, whom she had not seen for about 16 years. She had this dream
on the night of 9th April 1975 and, on waking the following morning, told her
husband. That morning she drove her car to visit a friend and during her drive
was surprised to recognize the man of her dream driving another car. She told
her friend, Mrs. F (who had known Mr. G) of her dream and of having seen
Mr. G in the car. Mrs. Lickiss then continued on her calls for the day. On
returning home she found a message asking her to telephone Mrs. F. She did
so and was told that Mr. G had apparently continued in his car to the centre of
the town but, while stopping at some traffic lights, had had a heart attack and
died there and then. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, p. 686. PSI-S/precog/dream
LeShan, Lawrence. THE PURPOSE OF PSI, Journal 49, 1977, pp. 637-43.
The problem of what sort of information psi is organized to transmit best has
received little direct attention from workers in the area. Is psi, like our senses,
designed to handle similar sorts of information for everybody, or are we dealing
with a modality which communicates one sort of information best for one
person and another sort for somebody else? Unless we are clear about our
assumptions on this matter, not only shall we be unable to test them for truth,
but they will influence our behaviour as parapsychologists in ways we are not
aware of and might not approve of if we were. PsiLine PSI/theor

Mundle, C.W.K. A CASE OF ESP, Journal 49, 1977, pp. 674-5. An
amateur psychic accurately describes a recent occurrence in the life of her
client’s father. PSI/S

Wadhams, Peter. A CASE OF PRECOGNITION? Journal 49, 1978, pp.
763-4. A scientist dreams of being back on board a Canadian scientific ship,
which he worked on seven years previously, and the following day receives a
call inviting him on another expedition on the same ship. PSI-
S/dream/precog/canad

Sherrard, Carol. THE EVEREST MESSAGE: ALTERNATIVE
EXPLANATIONS AND THEIR STATUS, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 797-804.
A number of incidents that occurred during the 1975 British Everest expedition
have been seen as confirming a message, received through automatic writing,
containing predictions of what would happen during the attempt. Each of these
five predictions, while fitting the facts, is also broad enough to fit any of the
several Everest expeditions, providing the automatist knew enough about the
literature to make a few generalizations. The automatist in this case, C.J.
Williamson, was not a mountaineer, but he had followed the progress of the
various Everest expeditions with great interest. It should be possible with the
published accounts of these prior attempts to work out just such a scenario as is
contained in the list of predicted events. PsiLine PSI-S/precog/mount

Graphos. [FAKE ESP DEVICES], Journal 49, 1978, p. 844. Draws
attention to the number of electronic eavesdropping devices that could
potentially be used by entertainers or charlatans to fake ESP. PSI-
S/fraud/conjur

Beloff, John. A NOTE ON A PUTATIVELY PRECOGNITIVE
DISASTER DREAM, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 854-57. Beloff writes: The
subject in this case is a Mrs. Kathleen Preston, a retired schoolteacher and
amateur folklorist (author of Tales Of Old Kendal), who lives in Kendal,
Westmorland. This lady has corresponded with me for many years and has
often sent me accounts both of dreams which she thought might turn out to be
precognitive and of miscellaneous ESP experiences within the family circle. I
have also met her on one occasion in Edinburgh. Although her accounts were of
some parapsychological interest, they were connected for the most part with
the small change of everyday life, often with television programs viewed by the
subject on the following day, and accordingly, there was little scope for
obtaining independent confirmation of the facts even if it had been worth doing
so. The present case, however, which relates to a well publicized disaster, is
very different. PsiLine PSI-S/dreams/precog/media

Loble, Henry. [PREMONITIONS OF ACCIDENTS], Journal 49, 1978, p.
908. An American airman recalls two World War Two incidents in which pilots
had accurate premonitions of disaster. PSI-S/precog/milit

Orme, J. E. A NOTE ON THE NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECIES, Journal
50, 1979, pp. 163-6. The Nostradamus prophecies differ from the ordinary run
of apparent predictions in three ways. First, they appear to be linked with
events that are far away, rather than near, in time. Second, they largely refer to
events beyond Nostradamus’s lifetime. Third, they relate to epic, important
events rather than to personal ones. On the other hand, the circumstances of
the predictions seem to be quite typical of those reported for precognitive
experiences. In other words they occur, if not in dreams, then in other situations
of altered awareness where the mind becomes in some way removed from the
external here-and-now. This state of altered awareness (as in dreams) probably
accounts for a great deal of the vagueness, ambiguity, and double meaning.
PsiLine PSI-S/dream/hist/nostrad

Hearne, Keith M.T. & Worsley, Alan. [TELEPATHIC JEALOUSY],
Journal 50, 1980, pp. 489-90. One author observes that when he contacts a
female friend his regular girlfriend appears to know, possibly by some psychic
ability. An experiment is conducted to investigate a possible telepathic link,
with no significant results. PSI-S/telepath/nonsig

Wood-Trost, Lucille. POSSIBLE PRECOGNITIONS OF THE TETON
DAM DISASTER IN IDAHO, Journal 51, 1981, pp. 65-74. Wood-Trost
outlines an investigation into possible precognitions of the bursting of the Teton
Dam in 1976 and subsequent flooding of a large area of Eastern Idaho. After a
brief description of her method of collection, Wood-Trost summarizes 18
individual cases of varying types (dreams, intuitions, etc.), time of experience
relative to event (from a few moments to a year), and varying detail (from
vague premonition to dreams containing one or more specific and veridical
details). The author discusses the demographics of her experiencers and the
phenomenology of the cases as well as their relationship to similar cases
collected in 1967 after the Aberfan disaster in Wales by J.C. Barker and to
general characteristics of L.E. Rhine’s collection. She compares time lapses
between experiences and events to current thinking on likely clustering of
precognition relative to time of the event. In addition, she discusses possible
normal explanations, among them subliminal awareness of clues pointing to the
disaster and first or second-hand technical knowledge of the dam’s
construction and likelihood of failure. PsiLine PSI-S/dream/precog/disast

Campbell, G.D. PSI TERMINOLOGY, AND ORGANIC DISEASE
RELATIONSHIPS, Journal 51, 1981, pp. 111-3. Campbell, a physiologist,
discusses the term ‘quasisensory communication’ and offers ‘USP’
(unconventional sensory perception) as a more appropriate alternative.
Campbell also speculates at length on possible relationships between psi
experiences and a variety of organic disorders. He expresses confidence in this
line of research based on clinical insights and suggests that a detailed study of a
representative sample of psi experiences might show that such experiences are a
part of a ‘discrete complex benign neurological syndrome with predictable
linkage to a spectrum of organic disorders.’ PsiLine
Neppe, Vernon M. TERMINOLOGY, THE TEMPORAL LOBE AND
POPULATION SCREENING, pp. 179-181. Neppe concurs with Campbell’s
criticism of the terms ‘ESP’ and ‘PK’ and discusses the relative merits of
‘quasi-sensory communication’ and Neppe’s own terms, ‘quasi-afferentation’
and ‘quasi-fermentation.’ In addition, Neppe elaborates on the connection
Campbell had drawn between psi phenomena and apparent temporal lobe
epilepsy or other symptoms of anomalous temporal lobe functioning such as
gustatory hallucinations. Finally, Neppe discusses Campbell’s suggestion that
representative samples be investigated and cites some examples of this type of
investigation being carried out. PsiLine PR/PSI-S/termin/physiol

Teng, Lee C. [ESP INCIDENT IN CHINA], Journal 51, 1981, pp. 181-3.
The author outlines some impromptu investigations of a 12-year old Chinese
boy thought to have ‘exceptional faculties.’ Teng describes ‘experiments’ in
which the boy was apparently able to ‘read’ writing on crumpled paper inserted
into his ear. Teng also gives some details of the child’s performance under
different social circumstances and with varying degrees of success. PsiLine
PSI-S/china

Hearne, Keith M.T. AN OSTENSIBLE PRECOGNITION OF THE
1974 FLIXBOROUGH DISASTER, Journal 51, 1982, pp. 210-13
(author’s abstract). The case of an ostensible precognition of the 1974
Flixborough chemical plant explosion (which resulted in 28 deaths) is reported.
The woman involved thought she saw a TV newsflash about the disaster and
told two persons shortly afterwards. In fact, the event did not happen until
several hours later. The two witnesses confirmed her account. Recently, another
ostensible precognition by the same woman concerned a non-injurious
explosion in a local house. However, in this case the precognition was not
communicated to others before the event. Personality and background
information about the woman is given for use in any future scientific
comparisons with other percipients. PSI-S/precog/disast

Hearne, Keith M.T. AN OSTENSIBLE PRECOGNITION OF THE
ACCIDENTAL SINKING OF H.M. SUBMARINE ARTEMIS IN 1971,
Journal 51, 1982, pp. 283-7. Author’s abstract: An ostensible precognition of
the accidental sinking in harbour of the submarine H.M.S. Artemis in l971 is
reported. A fortnight before the incident, the female percipient (then aged 17)
had met some of the crew at a dance when the vessel visited Grimsby, and had
become friendly with one submariner. She had a dream a week before the
incident in which she saw the submarine sink, in harbour. In the dream, she
‘knew’ that three men were trapped inside, that two of them were men she had
met, and that two of the men would die. The percipient related the dream to
several persons over the next few days. On July 1, 1971 the submarine did sink
in Gosport harbour, and three men were trapped inside for 10 1/2 hours. There
were no fatalities though. The percipient knew two of the trapped men, but they
were not the two she had named. Personality and background information about
the percipient is given for use in future comparative studies. PSI-
S/dream/precog/milit/accid
Hearne, Keith M.T. THREE CASES OF OSTENSIBLE
PRECOGNITION FROM A SINGLE PERCIPIENT: 1. SADAT
ASSASSINATION. 2. REAGAN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT. 3. S.S.
ACHILLE LAURO INCIDENT, Journal 51, 1982, pp. 288-91. Author’s
abstract: Three seemingly premonitory dreams reported by a female percipient
were investigated. Two sisters and a friend provided confirmation of the dream
accounts and their occurrence before the actual events. A dream of an
assassination in a Middle East country was remarkably similar to the killing of
President Sadat of Egypt, three weeks later. Another dream described the
shooting of a ‘pockmarked actor,’ while getting out of a car, by a ‘German S.S.
man.’ President Reagan (former actor) was shot by John W. Hinckley (former
member of a neo-Nazi group) three weeks later. In another dream three weeks
before the fire on board the liner Achille Lauro, the percipient saw two coffins
on that ship. Two passengers died in the fire and another was lost overboard.
Aspects of the ostensible precognitions are discussed. Personality and
background information about the percipient is provided. PSI-
S/dream/precog/disast

Cox, W.E. AN AUDITORY PRECOGNITION WITHIN A RADIO
NEWSCAST, Journal 51, 1982, pp. 378-81. Author’s abstract: This is an
unusually well documented case of auditory precognition, where the source of
the sound was the author’s radio within a routine newscast from a major station.
It was quite as clear as any speech, and was heard three times, between four and
eight hours in advance of the time of the automobile accident which it
concerned. Name of the victim and its location were given, but there was no
remembered mention of the time. Some theoretical concepts are discussed, and
other exceptional precognitive instances are cited for comparison with this one.
PsiLine PSI-S/audit/precog/accid

Grattan Guinness, I. COINCIDENCES AS SPONTANEOUS
PSYCHICAL PHENOMENA, Journal 52, 1983, pp. 59-71. Coincidence is
normally studied in psychical research only when the appraisal of data against
chance is being considered. In this paper I suggest that coincidences in ordinary
life may be forms of spontaneous phenomena, which thus require explanation.
A few features of coincidences are described, and their relationship to certain
theories of psi is briefly discussed. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 157-8. PSI-S/coinc

Haynes, Reneé. [HALLEY’S PRECOGNITION], Journal 52, 1983, p. 153.
The 17th century Astronomer Royal describes how a dream showed him a
representation of the Island of St Helena, which he discovered to be ‘perfect’
when he later travelled there. PSI-S/dream/clairvoy

Hearne, Keith M.T. A SURVEY OF REPORTED PREMONITIONS
AND OF THOSE WHO HAVE THEM, Journal 52, 1984, pp. 261-70.
Author’s abstract: Questionnaire data, personality information, and reports of
ostensible premonitions (foreknowledge of unexpected events) were obtained
from 88 persons (of 127 selected from 450) who responded to a request
published in a national newspaper. Collations and analyses of data are
presented with a categorization of premonitions and stated examples. It was
observed particularly that (a) the overwhelming number of replies were from
females, (b) most premonitions concerned death or unpleasant happenings, and
(c) a significant negative correlation emerged between age at first premonition
and number of offspring. It is speculatively proposed that those findings in
conjunction suggest that premonitions are an evolutionary development in the
human species. Premonitions might provide functional forewarnings of
disasters, mediated principally through females and resulting in the
replenishment of numbers as quickly as possible after losses. Various ways of
inducing further premonitions in gifted subjects may be feasible. Subjects were
revealed to be more neurotic than the normal population (p < .001), but did not
differ on extraversion/introversion scores. The EPI lie-scale correlated
positively with both reported accuracy and percentage of correct premonitions.
The mean score was significantly higher than in the normal population (p <
.001). Caution is therefore expressed about the reliability of some accounts.
The results tend not to support the following explanations of premonitions:
chance coincidence, the ‘death wish’ or ‘psychobolie,’ and telepathy. PsiLine
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 52, 1984, p. 334, pp. 403-4. PSI-
S/precog/quest/surv

Playfair, Guy Lion. KOESTLER, MANN AND SCHOPENHAUER:
SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FOR A COINCIDENCE, Journal 52, 1984,
pp. 377-9. Describes an incident that began during Arthur Koestler’s
imprisonment during the Spanish Civil War. The writer is comforted when he
recalls a passage from Thomas Mann’s novel The Buddenbrookes. Following
his release he writes to Mann to thank him for the solace it gave him. Minutes
before receiving the letter, Mann feels an urge to look at the passage himself,
not having read it for 35 years. The coincidence, revealed by Mann in his reply,
made a profound impression on Koestler, but could not be confirmed, owing to
the German author’s letter having been lost during the Second World War.
Confirmation now comes with the English translation of Mann’s diaries, in
which he recalls the incident in the same terms. PSI-S/coinc/lit/milit

Roney-Dougal, Serena ‘OCCULT’ CONFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE,
Journal 52, 1984, pp. 379-82. The author reports on the results of a
questionnaire on belief in, and personal experience of, psi, which she
administered to approximately one hundred attendees at a conference of
witches and magicians convened in 1979 by the editor of the occult Journal
Quest. The author was invited to present the case for parapsychology at the
conference, creating a bridge between the scientific and magical realms of
knowledge and technique. A total of 33 persons returned the completed
questionnaire.
In spite of a nearly unanimous belief in, and personal experience of, psi, the
reactions to the scientific investigation of psi were very mixed. Thirty persons
believed in the existence of psi, but only 17 of these felt psi could be
scientifically demonstrated. Of the 27 who stated that they had had personal psi
experiences, only seven felt that they could demonstrate it in the laboratory.
The author laments the sad state of affairs in which parapsychologists are not
only unacceptable to the Western scientific community whose methods they
are using, but are also unacceptable to the occultists whose material they are
investigating. Seventeen respondents felt their psi experiences were the
result of some form of psi training, whereas 11 felt they occurred
spontaneously. Of the 17 who reported having experienced an altered state, 13
thought it was due to practicing some technique, whereas 10 felt it had
occurred spontaneously. The author proposes that parapsychologists try to
work with, and learn from, serious occultists instead of mistrusting them. She
urges that bridges be built between the two disciplines. PsiLine PSI-
S/quest/witch

Grosso, Michael. TRANSCENDENT PSI, Journal 53, 1985, pp. 1-7.
Explores the relationship between psi and religion, hypothesizing the existence
of ‘high-grade spiritual psi’, and proposing experimental prayer as a potential
means of scientific verification. PSI-S/relig

Grattan-Guinness, Ivor. IS PSI INTRINSICALLY NON-LINGUISTIC?
SOME PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS, Journal 53, 1985, pp. 8-17.
Author’s abstract: The hypothesis is proposed that psi action is intrinsically
non-linguistic: that is, that it involves parts of the mind which are distinct, in
some way, with those parts concerned with language. After presenting a
background for the hypothesis and outlining its principal features, various of its
consequences for psychical research are explored. PSI-S/PR/theor

Hearne, Keith M.T. AN OSTENSIBLE PRECOGNITION USING A
‘DREAM-MACHINE’, Journal 53, 1985, pp. 38 (illus). Author’s abstract: A
case is reported of an ostensible precognitive dream occurring to a female
subject while using a portable bedside ‘dream machine’ invented by the author.
The device was used in a mode whereby the subject was automatically woken
by an audible alarm when her respiratory rate reached a pre-set level. PSI-
S/dream/precog

McBeath, Michael K. PSI AND SEXUALITY, Journal 53, 1985, pp. 65-77.
Author’s abstract: This paper initiates an exploration into sexual factors as
relevant to the occurrence of psi. The bulk of the paper is a review of various
areas which suggest that sexual elements influence psi. These include popular
ideas. Clinical observations of mediums and poltergeist agents, and the topic of
homosexuality. This is followed by a review of relevant laboratory studies and
theoretical ideas. The major conclusion is that psi is often associated with some
aspects of sexual expression. PSI-S/sex

CORRESPONDENCE: A TRIPLE DEATH OMEN WHICH CAME
TRUE, Journal 53, 1985, pp. 120-21. A dream in which a dog is bitten to
death by a German Shepherd is fulfilled in detail. PSI-S/dream/precog

Hallson, Peter. [SPONTANEOUS CASES], Journal 53, 1986, pp. 331-2.
Compares nineteenth century reports of spontaneous psychical experiences with
those of recent times, finding that in the latter case they are reported more
quickly and that apparitions tend to be unrecognized. Also finds that the reports
are less well testified and corroborated, less clear, and less convincing. PSI-
S/surv/app

Healy Joan. HIPPOCAMPAL KINDLING, THETA RESONANCE AND
PSI, Journal 53, 1986, pp. 352-68. Examines the links between psi and theta
brainwaves, with particular reference to the medium Eileen Garrett and the
possibility that psi is linked to temporal lobe instability. Evidence for a link is
found to be strongest in the case of Austrian medium Rudi Schneider.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 54, 1987, pp. 90-92. PSI-S/CP/brain/eg/rs

Hearne, Keith M.T. AN ANALYSIS OF PREMONITIONS, DEPOSITED
OVER ONE YEAR, FROM AN APPARENTLY GIFTED SUBJECT,
Journal 53, 1986, pp. 376-82. Author’s abstract: A woman who had previously
exhibited an apparently unusual ability at foreknowledge of unexpected world
and local events, posted all her premonitions, on ‘reception’, to the author
throughout 1982. The 52 accounts were split between 2 judges who rated any
correspondences between the premonitions and events reported in the press
over the following 28 days – not only for the actual year but also for a different
control year. The judges were unaware of which year applied to each
premonition.
    Using a non-parametric test it was found that, using rankings from both
judges, an overall comparison between E and C data approached, but did not
reach, statistical significance at the 5 per cent level (z = 1.916, N = 51, 2-
tailed). Separate data from each judge did not attain statistical significance.
A few specific premonitions did appear to correspond very closely with later
events, particularly one concerning an attack on the Pope. In addition,
consistent latency periods (from premonition to event) noted in a previous
paper on the percipient were again demonstrated. PSI-S/precog

Rogo, D. Scott. AN ANALYSIS OF A PRECOGNITIVE DREAM, Journal
53, 1986, pp. 391-3. A parapsychologist analyses his own seemingly
precognitive dream, finding that it confirms the view of psychoanalyst and
parapsychologist Jule Eisenbud that ‘precognitive dreams are pregnant with
underlying psychodynamic meanings even when they appear to be rather
trivial.’ PSI-S/dream/precog

Alvarado, Carlos S. ESP DURING SPONTANEOUS OUT-OF-BODY
EXPERIENCES, Journal 53, 1986, pp. 393-7. Comments briefly on earlier
studies into the link between ESP and OBEs, and on methodological problems
inherent in this type of research. PSI-S/CP/obe/method

Nash, Carroll B. COMPARISON OF SUBLIMINAL AND
EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION, Journal 53, 1986, pp. 435-55. Author’s
abstract: Subliminal perception and ESP were found to be alike in most of their
characteristics which have been studied. Most of the characteristics of
subliminal perception were first discovered in ESP. The intent of this review is
to compare subliminal perception SP) and extrasensory perception (ESP) in all
possible respects in order to see what light each can throw upon the other. PSI-
S/sublim

Hallson, Peter. [SPONTANEOUS CASES], Journal 53, 1986, pp. 331-2.
Compares 30 spontaneous case reports sent to the SPR in 1984 with 27 such
cases dealt with by the Society one hundred years earlier (1883-5).
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 54, 1987, pp. 82-4. PSI-S/surv

Eeman, Werner. [GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY IN PSI], Journal 54, 1987,
pp. 287-8. Draws attention to two ‘extremely important’ papers presented to
the Parapsychological Association in 1985, that implicate geomagnetic activity
in psi and point to its biological origin. PSI-S/geo

Tart, Charles T. A CASE OF PREDICTIVE PSI, WITH COMMENTS
ON ANALYTICAL, ASSOCIATIVE AND THEORETICAL OVERLAY,
Journal 55, 1989, pp. 263-70. Author’s abstract: A case study is reported in
which the author, a psychologist, began spontaneously saying an unusual word,
coup d’etat, aloud repeatedly, and then received a letter from a Mrs Coudetat
the following day. Several psychological processes which may distort psi
impressions or bury them under noise are then discussed with respect to this
and other cases, namely analytical and associative overlay, which may add
confusing analytical and associative material and theoretical overlay, which
can bias interpretation of psychological factors. PSI-S/precog

Cassirer, Manfred. ESP IN POST-MEDIEVAL WITCHCRAFT, Journal
55, 1989, pp. 350-59. Author’s abstract: The article explores the evidence for
ESP in a period of history when ‘supernatural’ or paranormal phenomena were
readily accepted by all strata of society and when the consensus of popular
opinion in particular veered towards credulity in such matters. While orthodoxy
was being gradually eroded among the more enlightened scholars, the
rationalism of the Renaissance coincided, paradoxically, with panic waves of
paranoid fear concerning the alleged deadly enchantments wrought by the
witches. But, were all such trepidations and alarms groundless? Or, was there a
solid basis at least for the universal belief in psi under whatever name or guise?
PSI-S/witch/hist

Watt, Caroline. THE VALUE OF SPONTANEOUS CASES, Journal 56,
1990, pp. 273-87. Author’s abstract: The collection and study of spontaneous
cases has so far failed to realize the full value of these cases as a source of
information about the factors which cause people to have experiences which
they interpret as psychic. This may in part be due to an incomplete use of the
research tools of observation/description, hypothesis, prediction testing and
theory. Studies using ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ research strategies have been
informative as far as they go but could go further in exploiting the potential
informative value of spontaneous cases. It is argued that an ‘integrated
approach, making full use of the research tools, is most likely to advance our
understanding of people’s spontaneous experiences. PSI-S

Dinnage, Rosemary. PSI AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE, Journal 57,
1991, pp. 355-8. Author’s abstract: From a larger sample, 50 accounts of
religious experience that also mentioned psi were studied. Characteristics of the
accounts of the writers are described, and ways in which they felt the two
elements were related. PSI-S/relig

Milton, Julie. EFFECTS OF ‘PARANORMAL’ EXPERIENCES ON
PEOPLE’S LIVES: AN UNUSUAL SURVEY OF SPONTANEOUS
CASES, Journal 58, 1992, pp. 314-23. Author’s Abstract: Twenty-two people,
mostly SPR and Scottish SPR members, completed an unusual questionnaire
about experiences that they believed might have been paranormal and that
happened at least five years earlier. Unlike most studies of spontaneous cases,
this study was not directed at determining whether the experiences were truly
paranormal; in fact, the ‘paranormal’ experiences themselves were not the main
focus of the study. Instead, most of the questionnaire was designed to find out
about the experiences’ views of cause and effect in different types of
‘paranormal’ experience, their feelings and reactions at the time of the
experience, the social and professional support available to them, and the long-
term social, philosophical, religious and practical effects upon the experients’
lives. The small number of cases of each type (precognition, RSPK, etc,) made
most conclusions tentative, but it was clear that for some people an apparently
paranormal experience may be a very important event (and, for some, one of
the most important events) in their lives, and that the needs that they describe
for responsible guidance and reliable information are not being adequately met.
Starting points for further research on a larger sample were indicated, and some
unusual approaches to spontaneous cases are discussed. PSI-S/surv/quest

Wilkinson, H.P. and Gauld, Alan. GEOMAGNETISM AND
ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCES, 1868-1980, Proceedings 57, 1993, pp. 275-
310. Authors’ abstract: It has been proposed by M.A. Persinger that there is a
relationship between the occurrence of anomalous events of certain categories
and the prevailing levels of geomagnetic activity. In particular Persinger has
claimed, from his analyses of various case collections, that there is a tendency
for certain sorts of spontaneous cases of ostensible telepathy/clairvoyance
(especially ones involving visual hallucinations) to occur on days when
geomagnetic activity is low in relation to activity on surrounding days, and for
cases of poltergeist activity to begin on days when geomagnetic activity has
risen. The present writers attempted, but failed, to replicate Persinger’s findings
using several of the same case collections. A major difficulty was constituted
by our inability to decide on the basis of the selection criteria published by
Persinger which cases he had included in his analyses and which he had not.
We accordingly formed our own assemblage of such cases from nine different
sources and developed our own methods of analysis. Our criteria for case
inclusion were very liberal, so that the question of selection bias can hardly
arise. Furthermore we used only the most conservative statistical methods. At
first we obtained some results which suggested that Persinger is correct in
claiming that cases of spontaneous telepathy/clairvoyance tend to occur after a
period of falling geomagnetic activity. Further analysis showed that these
results were due to eccentricities in the distribution of daily readings of
geomagnetic activity levels. However in the end we were left with a residuum
of positive findings. The most interesting of these were as follows: (a) There is
a weak but persistent statistical relationship between lowish absolute levels of
geomagnetic activity and the occurrence of spontaneous cases of apparent
telepathy/clairvoyance. (b) There is a small tendency for the days of onset of
cases of poltergeists and hauntings to be days of higher-than-usual geomagnetic
activity. What underlies these observed relationships remains to be determined.
PSI-S/geo

Cohn, Shari A. A SURVEY ON SCOTTISH SECOND SIGHT, Journal
59, 1994, pp. 385. Author’s abstract: The Scottish tradition of ‘second sight’, a
special psychic ability associated with the Highlands and Western Isles, was
studied. A large-scale survey, which used a random sampling procedure, was
conducted to find out the incidence of people reporting second sight in the
Western Isles, Highland, Grampian and Lowland regions in Scotland. The
survey also looked at whether people who reported second sight differed from
people without it with regard to the following characteristics: highland descent,
gender, family members reporting second sight and knowledge of people other
than relatives reporting second sight. The frequency of reported second sight
ranged from 10% to 16% with the exception of Grampian, which reported 33%.
In general, neither highland descent nor gender seemed to be significantly
related to people's reporting second sight, though this was not true for the
Lowland region. People reporting second sight are more likely to know people
other than relatives with second sight than those who do not report second
sight, though this was not true for the Lowlands. Lastly, in all regions, people
reporting second sight are significantly more likely to report second sight in
blood-related family members. The implications of these findings for the
traditional view of second sight are discussed.
Cohn, Shari. A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY ON SECOND SIGHT,
Journal 63, 1998, pp. 129-57. Author’s Abstract: Second sight, a psychic
capacity for spontaneous prophetic visions, is reported by people from different
cultural traditions. A 65-item questionnaire on second sight and other types of
psychic experiences was sent to people living primarily in Scotland but also
throughout the British Isles, Europe, North America, and other areas of the
world. A total of 208 questionnaires were completed. The responses indicate
that second sight is experienced by people of diverse ages, occupations, and
religious and cultural traditions. Women tend to report more experiences than
men; and an important factor related to having second sight was having had a
religious experience in which there was a feeling of being at one with God or
Nature. Second sight is also reported by agnostics and atheists. Second sight
experiences are reported far less than other types of psychic experiences.
Changes in the way of life have affected the manner in which second sight is
expressed, especially those experiences closely bound up with particular local
customs. Other studies in different traditions may help to elucidate further the
possible cultural and genetic factors involved in second sight. PSI-
S/scot/clairvoy/surv

Carvalho, Andre Percia de. PURPORTED SPONTANEOUS PSI EVENTS
AND PSYCHODYNAMICS, Journal 60, 1994-5, pp. 229-39. Author’s
Abstract: Aims to present and analyze purported spontaneous psi events which
seem to have occurred in the life of a man called ‘Joe’. The author argues that
such purported events may be strongly related to Joao’s psychodynamic
patterns, and reinforces his previous published concept of ‘Psi Neurosis’ (PN)
and ‘Paranormal (or Psi) Defence Mechanism’ (PDM). Finally, the operational
model for understanding purported spontaneous psi events called ‘System of
Integrated Factors’ (SIF) will here be reinforced. PSI-S/theor

MacKenzie. PRECOGNITION OF A FATAL FIRE, Journal 60, 1995, pp.
258-60. Report of a belated investigation of an incident which occurred in
1971, when a six year old boy had a vision of the house across the street being
on fire. The boy was punished for making up stories, but a serious fire did take
place at the same house the following day, in which there were two fatalities.
PSI-S/accid

Carvalho, Andre Percia D. TRANSFERENCE AND POSSIBLE
SPONTANEOUS PSI PHENOMENA IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, Journal
61, 1996, pp. 18-25. Author’s Abstract: The reports of four psychotherapy
clients demonstrate the possible occurrence of psi phenomena, especially with
regard to ‘transference’. These accounts support the existing literature on psi
and psychotherapeutic practice. PSI-S/psychoan

Bugaj, Roman. MACRO-PK IN POLAND: AN ACCOUNT OF TWO
CASES, Journal 61, 1996, pp. 26-33. Author’s Abstract: An account is given
of two teenage girls which the author investigated whom independently,
manifested psychokinetic powers in two different towns in Poland during the
mid-1980s. Some of the phenomena described are similar to those associated
with poltergeist outbreaks, but both girls were able to gain a degree of control
over these manifestations. PSI-S/pol/pk

Gauld, Alan. NOTES ON THE CAREER OF THE SOMNAMBULE
LÉONIE, Journal 61, 1996, pp. 141-51 (illus). Author’s abstract: This article
sketches the career (of which many aspects remain obscure) of the celebrated
late-nineteenth-century French multiple-personality subject Léonie (Madame
B.). Léonie is of historical interest and importance for her apparent success in
experiments on telepathic hypnosis and clairvoyant card-guessing, for her
influence on the dissociationisms of Pierre Janet and of F.W.H. Myers, and for
the role which she played in controversies surrounding the Dreyfus case. PSI-
S/fran/lb

Romer, Chris. THE POVERTY OF THEORY: NOTES ON THE
INVESTIGATION OF SPONTANEOUS CASES, Journal 61, 1996, pp.
161-3. Author’s abstract: Since 1993 the author has become involved in
spontaneous-case investigation. He has discovered two possible approaches to
dealing with each case as it arises, and to illustrate these briefly discusses a case
he has been working on for some years. PSI-S/meth

Alvarado, Carlos S. PROOF AND PROCESS APPROACHES TO THE
STUDY OF SPONTANEOUS PARAPSYCHOLOGICAL PHENOMENA,
Journal 61, 1996-7, pp. 221-34. Author’s abstract: Traditionally, spontaneous
parapsychological phenomena have been studied following proof and process
considerations. These approaches are discussed with examples from the
literature published by the Society for Psychical Research. The issue here is not
necessarily one of competing approaches. Rather, it is shown that both
approaches coexist and can inform each other. Nonetheless, it is argues that
parapsychology needs more process research in order for the study of
spontaneous phenomena to achieve scientific progress. It is important for
psychical research to move beyond questions of evidence, and to explore more
fully the relationship of spontaneous phenomena to other variables so as to
deepen our understanding of these occurrences. PSI-S/meth

Somerville, Rona. ON THE WINGS OF A SWAN: AN ANALYSIS OF A
PRECOGNITIVE DREAM, Journal 61, 1997, pp. 319-29. The author
describes a complex dream, consisting of a series of scenes which accurately
forecast the college at Oxford at which she would study, the untimely
curtailment of her student career, a near-fatal poisoning and other events. PSI-
S/dream/precog
Imich, Alexander. JOE A NUZUM, A LITTLE-KNOWN PSYCHIC,
Journal 61, 1997, pp. 336-7 (illus). Briefly describes phenomena personally
witnessed by the author, performed by a 36-year old American psychic he
describes as being in the same class as D.D.Home. In one case Nuzum
accurately located a page in a book to a number the author had thought of, then
put the book under an inverted aquarium. The author was asked to inspect an
envelope, finding it empty, and seal and hold it. After a while, on his demand,
the author opened the envelope and found it contained a torn corner of the
chosen page, which was found to fit exactly. A number of similar feats are
listed without detail.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 62, 1997, pp. 93-6 PSI-S/usa

Radin, Dean I. & Rebman, Jannine M. SEEKING PSI IN THE CASINO,
Journal 62, 1997-8, pp. 193-219. Authors’ Abstract: Correlations and
predictive modelling tests were used to explore the possibility that some
fraction of the daily fluctuations in casino gambling payout percentages might
be due to periodic variations in average psi abilities in the general population.
The study was based on upon examination of four years of daily gaming data
from a Las Vegas casino.
    Payout percentages were predicted to be positively correlated with lunar
cycle and with gravitations tidal forces, and negatively correlated with the
planetary geomagnetic field flux. Nearly significant correlations were observed
for tidal forces.
    These results are consistent with previous research indicating that some
environmental factors may be related to predictable variations in psi
performance. Artificial neural network and abductive network techniques were
used successfully to predict casino payout percentages based on seven daily
environmental variables. PSI-S/bet/usa/geo

Dobinson, George. THE CASE FOR RETROCOGNITION, Journal 62,
1998, pp. 337-46. Author’s abstract: Several examples of apparent
retrocognition are given and significant features discussed in an attempt to
identify possible causative factors. Criticisms of the validity of the phenomenon
are summarized but the focus is mainly on the hypothesis of Morphic
Resonance as a possible modus operandi of retrocognition. Its significance as a
hypothesis unifying psychical research, physics and mysticism is alluded to.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 63, 1998, p. 60. M. Coleman agrees with the
author’s general criticisms of the weak evidential status of the Moberly and
Jourdain testimony regarding their Versailles ‘adventure’, but differs in detail.
PSI-S/vers/morph

Wright, Sylvia H. EXPERIENCES OF SPONTANEOUS
PSYCHOKINESIS AFTER BEREAVEMENT, Journal 62, 1998, pp. 385-
95. Author’s abstract: Studies from many parts of the world agree that widowed
persons frequently sense the presence of their deceased mates. For example,
90% of a sample of Japanese widows and 82% of a sample of Swedish widows
and widowers interviewed soon after bereavement had ‘hallucinations’ or
‘illusions’ of the lost spouse. Data are customarily collected about visual,
auditory and tactile experiences and about sensing the presence of the deceased
person. Little data has been collected about experiences of SPK in this context.
The author’s personal experiences of SPK after bereavement are compared with
similar accounts in the literature. PSI-S/A

Pablos, Fernando de. SPONTANEOUS PRECOGNITION DURING
DREAMS: ANALYSIS OF A ONE-YEAR NATURALISTIC STUDY,
Journal 62, 1998, pp. 423-34. Author’s abstract: The author has undertaken an
analysis of his own dreams in order to discover spontaneous precognition. The
dreams occurring during the calendar years January-December 1996 were
investigated. A total of 223 dreams were registered during that period. Out of
these, 23 dreams were considered precognitive by explicit criteria previously
determined. Brief reports of the dreams and of the precognized events are
given. Out of the 23 dreams, in 14 (60.80%) the precognized event occurred
within 24 hours after the dream, in 5 (21.74%) the precognized event occurred
within two weeks after the dream and in 4 (17.34%) the precognized event
occurred within two and a half months after the dream. An analysis of the
phenomenological characteristics of precognitive dreams allows us to classify
them into two broad categories: realistic and analogical/realistic.
A particular emphasis was made in analyzing the phenomenological and
psychological characteristics of precognized events. Most precognized events
were unexpected, sudden and anxiety-provoking events which tend to disrupt
the attentional process in the subject.
   Roughly half of precognized events were under volitional control of other
people and the other half could be explained by chance occurrence. We found
no case of a precognized event under the possible volitional control of the
subject. PSI-S/precog/dream

Randall, John L. PHYSICS, PHILOSOPHY AND PRECOGNITION,
Journal 63, 1998, pp. 1-11. Author's Abstract: The peculiar nature of time has
puzzled serious thinkers for millennia. The existence of ostensible precognition,
which the author regards as established beyond reasonable doubt, only adds to
the problem. This paper examines various time theories, including the block
universe of relativistic physics and the work of Dunne, McTaggart, Broad,
Dobbs, Lawden and Mundle. The author argues that human freedom of will
must be accepted as a datum of our experience, thereby ruling out all
deterministic theories. An open future, along the lines suggested by
Polkinghorne, seems closer to our experience and more in accord with quantum
physics and chaos theory. Alternative explanations of apparently precognitive
experiences are discussed in the light of this principle.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 63, 1998, pp. 183-6, 255-6.
Whiteman, J.H.M. PRECOGNITION AND THE ‘BASIC MATERIALIST
FANTASY’, Journal 63, 1998-9, pp. 220-22. Criticizes Randall’s insistence on
an alleged incompatibility between the Relativity and Quantum Theories, which
he argues echoes an ‘unfortunate but fundamental misconception of the
mathematics and phenomenology of the various forms taken by these theories.
Whiteman also objects to Randall’s omission of his paper of 1995, ‘in which
the various mental faculties concerned with what we call ‘time’ are shown as
compatible with the new physics, and also with there being a ‘script’ for the
later exercise of a limited ‘free will’. PSI-S/PR/precog/dunn/tim/theor/quant

Playfair, Guy Lyon. TELEPATHY AND IDENTICAL TWINS, Journal
63, 1998, pp. 86-98. Author’s Abstract: The idea of a special bond between
identical twins that enables them to share sensations at a distance has been
widespread for at least 150 years. Despite abundant anecdotal evidence for such
a bond, parapsychologists have failed to investigate it adequately, while
psychologists have generally ignored it altogether. An outline of research to
date is given, and reasons for the somewhat inconsistent results are discussed.
PSI-S/twin

Krippner, Stanley, et al. GEOMAGNETIC FACTORS IN SUBJECTIVE
PRECOGNITIVE DREAM EXPERIENCES, Journal 64, 2000, pp. 109-18.
An analysis was carried out on 61 subjective precognitive dreams collected by
one of us between 1968 and 1977. There was significantly lower geomagnetic
activity at the times of the dreams (p=0.027) when compared with 61 randomly
selected nights than would be expected by chance. PSI-S/geo/precog/dream

Sheldrake, Rupert. TELEPATHIC TELEPHONE CALLS: TWO
SURVEYS, Journal 64, 2000, pp. 224-32. Author’s abstract: Many people
claim to have thought about a particular person who then calls them on the
telephone. Through informal surveys I have found that seemingly telepathic
telephone calls are common. Two telephone surveys were carried out in
London and Bury to investigate the frequency of these experiences in a random
sample of the population. In both surveys, half the respondents said they had
felt that someone was about to telephone them just before they did.
    In Bury, 45 per cent of the respondents said they had thought about a person
they had not seen for a while who then telephoned the same day, and two thirds
of the Bury respondents said they had telephoned people who said they were
just thinking about telephoning them. In Bury, 37 per cent of respondents who
said they had know in advance who was calling without any possible clue said
this happened often. In both surveys significantly more women than men gave
positive responses, and in both surveys more pet owners than people without
pets gave positive responses. In London significantly more people claimed to
have anticipated telephone calls than to have had psychic experiences.
Telepathic telephone calls may be one of the commonest kinds of psychic
experience in the modern world, and I suggest ways in which they can be
investigated empirically. PSI-S/telepath/surv

Hallson, Peter. [SPONTANEOUS CASE REPORTS], Journal 65, 2001, p.
223. Points out that poor case reports are offered to the Society eagerly,
whereas significant and well-attested cases are often withheld by reticent
witnesses. PSI-S

Sheldrake, Rupert. APPARENT TELEPATHY BETWEEN BABIES AND
NURSING MOTHERS: A SURVEY, Journal 66, 2002, pp. 180-84. Some
nursing mothers claim that when they are away from their baby they often
know when their baby needs them because their milk lets down. Some are
convinced that this response is telepathic. In order to find out more about this
phenomenon, 100 mothers who had recently had babies were surveyed and
asked a series of questions about their experiences when breastfeeding. 62%
had experienced milk let-down when away from their babies and 16% had
noticed that this seemed to coincide with their baby needing them. Most of
these women breastfed their babies for more than six months. In addition, 3
women said they had felt there was something wrong with their baby when they
were away from home, and found that it was indeed in distress because of a fall
or other accident, and 5 women commented that they often woke up shortly
before their baby needed them in the night. PSI-S/surv


BOOKS AND BOOK REVIEWS

Ochorowicz, J. DE LA SUGGESTION MENTALE, reviewed by Frank
Podmore, Proceedings 4, 1886, pp. 562-8. Discussion of the evidence of
thought-transference. BR/PSI-S/telepath

Tamburini, Augusto. SPRITISMO E TELEPATIA reviewed by H.
Babington Smith, Proceedings 9, 1893, pp. 225-30. Italian article on
spiritualism and telepathy, including cases of telepathic dreams and
impressions. BR/PSI-S/telepath/dream/ital

Podmore, Frank. APPARITIONS AND THOUGHT-TRANSFERENCE:
AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE FOR TELEPATHY, reviewed
by Wm Romaine Newbold, Proceedings 11, 1895, pp. 149-55. Cautious,
detailed study of telepathy based on the Society's work in Phantasms of the
Living, the Proceedings and other sources. Podmore states at the outset his
conviction that 'communication is possible between mind and mind otherwise
than through the known channels of sense,' but rests this claim on experimental
rather than anecdotal evidence. BR/A/PSI-S/telepath

Baggally, W.W. TELEPATHY, GENUINE AND FRAUDULENT,
reviewed by M.A. Bayfield, Journal 18, 1918, p. 128. Description of
telepathy cases where the investigator detected fraud and others where he did
not. BR/PSI-S/telepath/fraud

Tartaruga, Ubald. KRIMINAL-TELEPATHIE UND RETROSKOPIE &
DAS HELLSEH-MEDIUM MEGALIS IN SCHWEDEN, Journal 21, 1923,
pp. 60-61. Account of the feats of an Austrian clairvoyant, who began her
career helping with police investigations, and later toured Sweden giving stage
performances.
CORRESPONDENCE, p. 96. BR/PSI-S/clairvoy/polic/aus/swed

Besterman, Theodore. CRYSTAL-GAZING: A STUDY IN THE
HISTORY, DISTRIBUTION, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SCRYING,
Journal 21, 1924, pp. 358-9. ‘Painstaking compilation.’ BR/PSI-S/cryst

Osty, Eugène. UNE FACULTE DE CONNAISSANCE SUPRA-
NORMALE, reviewed by E.J. Dingwall Journal 24, 1927, pp. 47-8. Account
of the descriptions given by the clairvoyant ‘Pascal Forthuny’ [Georges
Cochet]. BR/PSI-S/pf/fran

Seymour, St John D. & Neligan, Harry L. TRUE IRISH GHOST
STORIES, reviewed by Helen Salter, Journal 24, 1927, p. 92. Collection of
first and second hand reports of apparitions, banshees and death warnings.
BR/A/PSI-S/precog
Sinel, Joseph. THE SIXTH SENSE: A PHYSICAL EXPLANATION OF
CLAIRVOYANCE, TELEPATHY, HYPNOTISM, DREAMS AND OTHE
RPHENOMENA USUALLY CONSIDERED OCCULT, reviewed by
F.C.S. Schiller, Journal 24, 1927, pp. 138-9. Argues that the pineal gland of
the brain is the active agent in clairvoyance and telepathy. The reviewer rejects
the thesis and expresses doubts about the author’s experimental reliability.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 24, 1928, pp. 255-6. The reviewer comments
on the controversy arising from his remarks. BR/PSI-S/theor

Richet, Charles. NOTRE SIXIEME SENS, reviewed by P.P Solovovo,
Journal 24, 1928, pp. 258-61. The veteran French researcher presents, in
popular form, evidence he has gathered in favour of telepathy, clairvoyance and
psychometry.
CORRESPONDENCE, p. 337-8. BR/PSI-S/telepath/clairvoy/psychom

Tartaruga, Ubald. AUS DEM REICHE DES ELLSEHWUNDERS,
Journal 21, 1924, p. 324. Studies on clairvoyance featuring the clairvoyant
‘Megalis’ and others. BR/PSI-S/clairvoy/eur

Pelz, von. DIE HELLSEHERIN, BETRACHTUNGEN EINES IHRER
‘GEISTIGEN FUHRER’, reviewed by P-P-. Solovovo, Journal 24, 1928,
pp. 396-8. Exposure of the Königsburg clairvoyant Frau Günther-Geffers.
BR/PSI-S/fraud/germ

Hellwig, Albert. OKKULTISMUS UND VERBRECHEN, reviewed by P-
P. Solovov, Journal 25, 1929, pp. 93-5. Detailed attack on the view that
supernormal knowledge was obtained by clairvoyants in German criminal
cases. BR/PSI-S/polic/germ

Képhren, K. LA TRANSMISSION DE PENSEE, reviewed by Theodore
Besterman, Journal 25, 1929, p. 165. Theoretical discussions of thought-
transference and kindred subjects. BR/PSI-S/telepath/theor

Villey, Pierre. THE WORLD OF THE BLIND, reviewed by Theodore
Besterman, Journal 27, 1931, pp. 8-9. The author, blind since a child, argues
that the possession by the blind of a sixth sense or supernormal faculty is a
myth. BR/PSI-S/blind/scep

Friedländer, A.A. TELEPATHIE UND HELLSEHEN, reviewed by
Theodore Besterman, Journal 27, 1931, p. 10. Argues that neither telepathy
nor clairvoyance exist, but without confronting the evidence. BR/PSI-S/scep

Richet, Charles. L’AVENIR ET LA PREMONITION, reviewed by H.F.
Saltmarsh, Journal 27, 1931-2, pp. 185-7. Collection of cases indicating the
reality of genuine premonitions. BR/PSI-S/precog

Selous, Edmund. THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE (OR WHAT?) IN
BIRDS, reviewed by W.H. Salter, Journal 27, 1931-2, pp. 190-91. Suggests
that a mental process akin to telepathy is behind the collective movement of
flocks of birds. BR/PSI-S/anim
Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC, reviewed by Everard
Feilding, p. 261. English translation of a German book on magic tricks,
including a discussion of methods used for fake clairvoyants and telepathists.
BR/PSI-S/fraud/conjur/germ

Osty, E. ‘TELEPATHIE SPONTANEE ET TRANSMISSION DE
PENSEE EXPERIMENTALE’, reviewed by S.G. Soal, Journal 28, 1933,
pp. 139-44. Article in Revue Metapsychique surveying present knowledge of
telepathy. ‘This brilliant and fascinating study by one of the leading psychical
researchers of our time should be read by all who desire to know what light the
best French experimentation in recent years has thrown upon the problem of
supernormal knowledge.’ BR/PSI-S/telepath/fran

Symns, Ann Montfort. DREAMS THAT COME TRUE: THE
SOLUTION, reviewed by W.H.Salter, Journal 28, 1934, p. 182. Personal
experiences of precognition. BR/PSI-S/precog

Salter, Mrs W.H. EVIDENCE FOR TELEPATHY: THE RESPONSE TO
A BROADCAST REQUEST FOR CASES, reviewed by E.R.D., p. 311.
Analysis of 58 stories of telepathic experiences sent in by the public. BR/PSI-
S/telepath/media

Dunne, J.W. THE SERIAL UNIVERSE, reviewed by H.F. Saltmarsh,
Journal 29, 1935, pp. 42-3. Elaborates the theory of Serialism introduced in
Dunne’s first book An Experiment With Time, applying it to concepts of
modern physics such as quantum mechanics.
Broad, C.D ‘MR DUNNE’S THEORY OF TIME IN AN EXPERIMENT
WITH TIME’ in PHILOSOPHY, reviewed by H.F. Salter, pp. 109-10. A
critique of Dunne’s theories by the Cambridge philosopher. BR/PSI-
S/precog/quant/tim/theor

Reeves, E.A. THE RECOLLECTIONS OF A GEOGRAPHER, Journal
29, 1935, pp. 139-41. The biography of a geographer, with a chapter on the
author’s precognitive visions. BR/PSI-S/precog

Cornillier, Pierre-Emile. THE PREDICTION OF THE FUTURE, Journal
29, 1936, p. 203. Spiritualistic survey of prophecies by mediums, translated
from the original French. BR/PSI-S/precog

Winterstein, Alfred Frh. V. TELEPATHIE UND HELLSEHEN, reviewed by
Hans Driesch, Journal 30, 1938, pp. 155-6. Austrian lectures on the mental
side of parapsychology: ‘an excellent introduction into the subject’. BR/PSI-
S/aus/telepath/clairvoy/gen

Saltmarsh, H. F. FOREKNOWLEDGE, reviewed by K. R., Journal 31,
1939, pp. 41-2. Analysis of selected cases of precognition. BR/PSI-S/precog

Warcollier, René. EXPERIMENTS IN TELEPATHY, reviewed by G. N.
M. Tyrrell, Journal 31, 1939, pp. 130-31. English translation of writings by a
French investigator, offering theoretical deductions as to the mode of working
of telepathy drawn from his experiments. BR/PSI-S/theor/telepath/fran
Hettinger, J. THE ULTRA-PERCEPTIVE FACULTY, reviewed by W. H.
Salter, Journal 31, 1940, pp. 187-8. Tests of two clairvoyants using sealed
envelopes and analysed statistically gives significant results. BR/PSI-
S/clairvoy

Hettinger, J. EXPLORING THE ULTRA-PERCEPTIVE FACULTY,
reviewed by W. W. Carington., Journal 32, 1941, pp. 84-6. Sequel to The
Ultra-Perceptive Faculty (Journal 31, 1940). Extends the experiments with
psychometrists by having them describe their impressions while the subjects are
reading magazines, to see if they pick up their current mental activity. Many
hits are recorded, but little statistical analysis is provided. BR/PSI-S/psycom

Dunne, J. W. NOTHING DIES, reviewed by K. R., Journal 32, 1941, pp.
87-8. The author of Experiment With Time sets out his theory of existence in
time for readers with little knowledge of science and mathematics. BR/PSI-
S/precog/tim/theor

Wilkins, Sir Hubert and Sherman, Harold. THOUGHTS THROUGH
SPACE, reviewed by W. H. Salter, Journal 32, 1942, pp. 169-70. Account of
a long-distance telepathy experiment in which Wilkins, on a rescue mission in
the Arctic Circle, successfully conveyed impressions of what he was doing and
thinking to Sherman in New York. BR/PSI-S/telepath/dist

Ehrenwald, Dr. H. J. TELEPATHY IN DREAMS. The British Journal of
Medical Psychology, Vol. XIX, Part 2, 1942; Journal 32, 1942, p.172. A
psychotherapist present two clinical cases in which telepathy is apparent.
See also Proceedings 46, p. 224, A Psychotherapist’s View Of Telepathy And
Mediumship. BR/PSI-S/telepath/therap/dream

Fodor, Nandor. TELEPATHIC DREAMS. The American Imago, Vol. 3,
No. 3, August 1942. Reviewed by K. R., Journal 32, 1942, pp. 179-80. A
psychotherapist and psychical researcher presents evidence of telepathy in his
patient’s dreams, where coincidences with his own are often noted. BR/PSI-
S/dream/coinc/therap/telepath

Payne, Phoebe and Bendit, Laurence J. THE PSYCHIC SENSE, reviewed
by G. N. M. Tyrrell, Journal 33, 1943, pp. 23-4. Describes and examines
personal psychic experiences. BR/PSI-S

Kaulback, A. M. WHAT LIES BEYOND? Reviewed by C. D. T., Journal
33, 1943, p. 24. The writer offers detailed evidence of her ability to remain
informed through psychic channels of the whereabouts and activities of her son
when engaged in exploration in remote areas of the world. BR/PSI-S/clairvoy

Bazett, Margery. BEYOND THE FIVE SENSES, reviewed by C. Drayton
Thomas, Journal 33, 1946, pp. 244-7. A psychic describes her experiences in
psychometry, clairvoyance, precognition, tracing missing people, and
mediumship, with commentary informed by her study of SPR literature.
BR/PSI-S/psychom/clairvoy/find
Roberts, Henry C. ed. THE COMPLETE PROPHECIES OF
NOSTRADAMUS, Journal 34, 1948, pp. 165-7. Contemporary
interpretations, sceptically reviewed. BR/PSI-S/precog

Ehrenwald, Jan. TELEPATHY AND MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY,
Journal 34, 1948, pp. 211-5. Theory of telepathy based on principles of
abnormal psychology.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 35, 1949, pp. 45-6. BR/PSI-S/telepath/theor

Heywood, Rosalind & Soal, S.G. TELEPATHY AND ALLIED
PHENOMENA, Journal 34, 1948, p. 215. Introductory pamphlet. BR/PSI-
S/telepath

Tenhaeff, W.H.C. OORLOGSVOORSPELLINGEN, reviewed by R.D.P.,
Journal 35, 1949, pp. 46-8. Investigation into prophecies made in the
Netherlands of the outbreak and course of the Second World War. PSI-
S/precog/milit/neth

Marion, Frederick. IN MY MIND’S EYE, Journal 35, 1950, pp. 187-95.
Autobiography of the well-known Czech vaudeville telepathist, Josef Kraus
(‘Marion’). The reviewer, S.G. Soal, takes issue with the author’s rejection of
investigations conducted by himself (Soal), describing his negative findings in
detail. This occasioned a lively correspondence – see pp. 220-22, 251-2, 316-8,
354.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 31, 1939, p. 10. Claims that Soal, despite his
claims to proper safeguards, neglected on one occasion to take account of the
polished surface of a table as a means of reflecting information in card guessing
experiments. Soal vigorously rebuts this, pp. 37-8. BR/PSI-
S/jk/telepath/czech/card

Godley, John. TELL ME THE NEXT ONE, Journal 35, 1950, p. 346.
Describes dreams that correctly identified winners of future horse races.
BR/PSI-S/precog/dream/hors/bet

Moncrieff, M.M. THE CLAIRVOYANT THEORY OF PERCEPTION,
Journal 36, 1951, pp. 523-4. A neurological theory of clairvoyance.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 602-5, 636-7. BR/PSI-S/clairvoy/theor

Sabine, W.H.W. SECOND SIGHT IN DAILY LIFE, Journal 36, 1951, pp.
524-6. Personal record and analysis of procognitive dreams. BR/PSI-
S/precog/dream

Spence, Lewis. SECOND SIGHT: ITS HISTORY AND ORIGINS,
Journal 36, 1952, pp. 571-2. Psychic experience in Scotland. BR/PSI-
S/clairvoy/hist/scot

Uttley, Alison. THE STUFF OF DREAMS, Journal 37, 1954, pp 289-290.
Personal record of dreams, some seemingly precognitive. BR/PSI-
S/precog/dream
Moberly, C.A.E. and Jourdain, E.F. AN ADVENTURE, Journal 38, 1955,
pp. 92-3. Fifth edition, including character sketches of the two authors
contributed by the editor. BR/PSI-S/retrocog/fran

MacTaggart, Malcolm. NOW – THEN! Journal 38, 1955, pp. 98-100.
Stresses the need to distinguish pre-cognition from post-cognition. BR/PSI-
S/precog/retrocog

Dunne, J.W. INTRUSIONS?, Journal 38, 1955, pp. 187-8. Restatement and
development of the author’s theory of Serialism, interrupted by his death.
BR/PSI-S/precog/dream/tim

Bouissou, Michaël. THE LIFE OF A SENSITIVE, Journal 38, 1956, pp.
224-5. Personal psychic experiences. BR/PSI-S

Leasor, James. THE MILLIONTH CHANCE, reviewed by R. H., Journal
39, 1958, pp. 246-7. Account of the crash of the airship R101, with an
appendix reporting trance sittings with Eileen Garrett, in which members of the
crew who had been killed purported to communicate information about events
immediately preceding the disaster. BR/PSI-S/precog/eg/disast

Berger, Marcel. LA VOYANCE M’A APPRIS . . . .(Clairvoyance Has
Taught Me . . . .), reviewed by E. J. Dingwall, Journal 39, 1958, pp. 248-9.
‘…to people who want to be more fully acquainted with the phenomena of
clairvoyant descriptions and psychometry in France this book can be highly
recommended.’ BR/PSI-S/clairvoy/psychom/fran

Amadou, Robert. LA TÉLÉPATHIE ( A General Guide of its Mystery),
reviewed by H. T. Bowden, Journal 39, 1958, pp. 296-7. Popular
introduction to telepathy. BR/PSI-S/telepath/introd/fran

ARTICLES AND CORRESPONDENCE ON E.S.P. IN ANIMALS. In
Country Life, reviewed by M. R. Barrington, Journal 40, 1959, pp. 315-7.
Correspondence and anecdotes from pet owners. BR/PSI-S/anim

Drage, Charles. WILLLIAM KING’S PROFESSION, reviewed by E. J.
Dingwall, Journal 40, 1959, pp. 426-7. Biography of a successful amateur
psychometrist. BR/Biog/PSI-S/psychom

Haynes, Renée. THE HIDDEN SPRINGS, AN ENQUIRY INTO EXTRA-
SENSORY PERCEPTION, reviewed by H. H. Price, Journal 41, 1961, pp.
93-7. Wide-ranging historical discussion by a Catholic psychical researcher.’
The main aim of the book is to supply a missing chapter in the History of Ideas
by giving a historical description of human beliefs and emotional attitudes
about psi from very early times to the present day.’ BR/PSI-S/esp

Rhine, Louisa E. THE HIDDEN CHANNELS OF THE MIND, reviewed
by Rosalind Heywood, Journal 41, 1962, pp. 254-7. Major study of
spontaneous experiences in America, received from individuals by the
Parapsychological Laboratory at Duke University. BR/PSI-S/gen/duk
Osborn, Arthur W. THE FUTURE IS NOW: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
PRECOGNITION, reviewed by G. F. Dalton, Journal 41, 1962, pp. 258-61.
Collection of cases of precognition, followed by an account of experiments, a
summary of theories, and the author’s own theory. BR/PSI-S/precog/theor

Laski, Marghanita. ECSTASY: A STUDY OF SOME SECULAR AND
RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES, reviewed by Margaret Eastman, Journal
41, 1962, pp. 323-6. Study drawing on individual experiences and passages
from literature. BR/PSI-S/myst

Belo, Jane. TRANCE IN BALI, reviewed by D. J. West, Journal 41, 1962,
pp. 369-70. Spontaneous trances and divination. BR/PSI-S/anthrop

Retlaw, Dr E. G. PROPHEZEIUNGEN ÜBER AUSBRUCH UND
VERLAUF DES DRITTEN WELTKRIEGS: EINE KRITISCHE
ÜBERSICHT EUROPÄISCHER VISIONEN, (Prophecies of the outbreak
and course of the Third World War) reviewed by Celia Green, Journal 41,
1962, pp. 370-72. Attempts to chart the course of a third world view based on
the prophecies of seers. BR/PSI-S/precog/milit

Hurkos, Peter. PSYCHIC. THE STORY OF PETER HURKOS, reviewed
by G. Zorab, Journal 41, 1962, pp. 429-31. Account of well-known Dutch
clairvoyant, reviewed sceptically by a countryman and leading
parapsychologist. BR/PSI-S/clairvoy/neth/scep

Prince, Walter F. NOTED WITNESSES FOR PSYCHIC
OCCURRENCES, reviewed by Sally Adams, Journal 42, 1963, pp. 78-81.
Collection of ‘occult’ incidents involving prominent people in the arts, sciences
and professions. BR/PSI-S/celeb

Vasiliev, L.L. EXPERIMENTS IN MENTAL SUGGESTION, reviewed by
H.A.C. Dobbs, Journal 42, 1964, pp. 229-48. Translation of a treatise on
telepathy by a prominent Russian scientist, professor of physiology at
Leningrad University. The reviewer discusses the book at length, attracted by
the author’s ‘resolutely physicalist’ approach to telepathy. BR/PSI-
S/telepath/theor/russ

Heywood, Rosalind. THE INFINITE HIVE, reviewed by Francis Huxley,
Journal 42, 1964, pp. 299-303. Study of ESP with reference to the author’s
personal experiences. BR/PSI-S/esp

Priestley, J. B. MAN AND TIME, Journal 43, 1965, pp. 31-9. Discussion of
precognition by a leading novelist. BR/PSI-S/precog

Christie, Kate. APPARITIONS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STUDY IN
PARAPSYCHOLOGY, reviewed by Rosalind Heywood, Journal 43, 1965,
pp. 150-53. Record of the author’s own frequent ESP-type experiences,
including apparent contacts with the newly dead, telepathy, precognition, etc.
BR/PSI-S/A/esp
Besterman, Theodore. CRYSTAL-GAZING: A STUDY IN THE
HISTORY, DISTRIBUTION, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SCRYING,
Journal 43, 1965, p. 157. ‘A standard work, first published in 1924: see
Journal 21, 1923-4, pp. 358-9’ (no review). BR/PSI-S/cryst

Pollack, Jack Harrison. CROISET THE CLAIRVOYANT, reviewed by
G. Zorab, Journal 43, 1965, pp. 209-12. Discussion of the Dutch clairvoyant,
criticised for its lack of convincing description of experimental conditions.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 43, 1966, pp. 331-3. BR/PSI-S/neth/clairvoy

Sherman, Harold. HOW TO MAKE ESP WORK FOR YOU, reviewed by
Rosalind Heywood, Journal 43, 1966, p. 436. Layman’s introduction to ESP
and how to develop it. BR/PSI-S/esp

Guarino, Salvatore. I SISTEMI TELEPATICI E LA TELEVISIONE
UMANA, Journal 44, 1967, p. 43. ‘…theory of telepathic systems (agent-
percipient linkages), their possible role in stone age societies, their decline in
our own society, and their possible development and use in the future.’ (Brief
notice). BR/PSI-S

Eisenbud, Jule. THE WORLD OF TED SERIOS, reviewed by Colin
Brookes-Smith, Journal 44, 1968, pp. 260-5. An American researcher
describes the unique case of an individual who was seemingly able, with some
practice, to project mental images onto Polaroid camera film to the point that
they were visible on film. BR/PSI-S/phot/ts

Strommenburg, A.G. A PROPHECY CONCERNING THE SWEDISH
MONARCHY AS IT WAS RELATED IN 1809, Journal 44, 1968, p. 417.
‘A translation of a Latin pamphlet concerning a dream of King Eric V11 of
Sweden which allegedly led him to discover certain Tables of the Kings of
Sweden, embodying prescience of the royal succession, hidden in a tomb (no
review). BR/PSI-S/precog/swed

Campbell, John L. and Hall, Trevor H. STRANGER THINGS, reviewed
by G.W. Lambert, Journal 45, 1969, pp. 43-55. Describes the case of Fr.
Allen McDonald, Ada Goodrich Freer, and the SPR’s enquiry into Scottish
‘second sight’ in 1968. The authors agree with Richard Hodgson’s claim that
Ada Goodrich Freer made extensive use of materials about Scottish folklore
without due acknowledgement. However Lambert argues that the information
given about Freer’s background and career does not sustain the wholesale
aspersions on her character which the authors derive from it. The book, in
short, shows too many examples of the perils of arguing from circumstantial
evidence and from negatives.
CORRESPONDENCE, pp. 183-6. BR/PSI-S/clairvoy/scot

Maby, J. Cecil. CONFESSIONS OF A SENSITIVE, Reviewed by A. J.
Ellison, Journal 45, 1969, pp. 125-38. Account of personal experiences.
BR/PSI-S

Rhine, J. B. and Robert, Brier, eds. PARAPSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
NEW WRITINGS ON ESP, TELEPATHY, CLAIRVOYANCE,
PRECOGNITION, PK, MIND OVER MATTER, reviewed by G. W. Fisk,
Journal 45, 1969, pp. 179-82. Compilation of articles from the Journal of
Parapsychology and other publications. BR/PSI-S/gen

Rhine, Louisa E. ESP IN LIFE AND LAB, reviewed by D. J. West,
Journal 45, 1970, pp. 305-8. Discussion of the role played by motivation in
ESP, with reference to experimental work and spontaneous cases. BR/PSI-S

Bridge, Ann. MOMENTS OF KNOWING, reviewed by Rosalind
Heywood, Journal 45, 1970, pp. 420-22. A novelist describes personal
experiences of ESP. BR/PSI-S

Stevenson, Ian. TELEPATHIC IMPRESSIONS: A REVIEW AND
REPORT OF 35 NEW CASES, reviewed by D. J. West, Journal 46, 1971,
pp. 136-8. Analysis of 160 published cases of spontaneous ESP, and 35 new
cases collected by the author. BR/PSI-S

AN ENQUIRY INTO ESP. Twentieth Century, Vol. 179, No. 1046.
Reviewed by C. Maxwell Cade, Journal 46, 1971, pp. 191-3. Papers by
Rosalind Heywood, John Beattie, Renee Haynes, W.H.C. Tenhaeff and John
Cutten. BR/PSI-S/esp/gen

Bender, Professor Hans. UNSER SECHSTER SINN, reviewed by John H.
Cutten, Journal 46, 1971, pp. 197-9. Condensed primer of parapsychology
for the layman. BR/PSI-S/gen/germ

Dodds, Professor E. R. SUPERNORMAL PHENOMENA IN
CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY, reviewed by J. H. Crehan, Journal 46, 1971,
pp. 247-8. Collection of evidence from classical antiquity about telepathy,
clairvoyance, precognition and trance states. BR/PSI-S/hist

Schwartz, Berthold Eric. PARENT-CHILD TELEPATHY, reviewed by
Renée Haynes, Journal 46, 1972, pp. 43-5. An American psychiatrist
describes incidences of telepathic awareness in his family. BR/PSI-S/usa

Heywood, Rosalind. THE SIXTH SENSE, reviewed by Alan Gauld,
Journal 46, 1972, p. 45. New edition, with appendix. BR/PSI-S/gen

White, R.H. & Dale, L. PARAPSYCHOLOGY IN PRINT, A
SELECTIVE BUYING GUIDE, Journal 46, 1972, p. 46. New edition of
reference work. BR/TI/ref

Koestler, Arthur. THE ROOTS OF COINCIDENCE, reviewed by J. L.
Randall, 2nd section Journal 46, 1972, pp. 91-3. Study of parapsychology, by
a novelist recently converted to a belief in the reality of psi.
CORRESPONDENCE, 2nd section, pp. 216-8 BR/PSI-S/coinc

Basak, Jacob. JUDAISM AND PSYCHICAL PHENOMENA, reviewed by
John Macdonald (University of Glasgow), Journal 46, 1972, pp. 210-12.
Study of ESP in Biblical, Talmudic and Rabbinical literature. BR/PSI-S/relig
Browning, Norma Lee. THE PSYCHIC WORLD OF PETER HURKOS,
reviewed by Renée Haynes, Journal 46, 1972, pp. 213-4. A journalist
investigates the claims of Hurkos to psychism and becomes convinced his
powers are genuine. BR/PSI-S

Guarino. TELEPATIA DI IERI, DI OGGI, DI DOMANI, Journal 46,
1972, p. 215. In Italian. Collection of articles. ‘…stresses what a variety of
disciplines…is now involved in the study of ESP.’ BR/PSI-S/esp/ital/gen

Priestley, J. B.. OVER THE LONG HIGH WALL: Some Reflections and
Speculations on Life, Death and Time. Reviewed by Michael Perry,
Journal 47, 1973, pp. 53-5.The novelist bases his discussion of precognition
on letters received from the public as a result of an appeal on television.
BR/PSI-S/precog

Greenhouse, Herbert B.. PREMONITIONS: A LEAP INTO THE
FUTURE, reviewed by Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 47, 1973, pp. 58-9.
Popular account of precognition, mainly anecdotal. BR/PSI-S/precog

Harwood, H.. THE CONQUEST OF TIME, reviewed by Mostyn Gilbert,
Journal 47, 1973, p. 120. Recounts the author’s experiences with the dreaming
of winners of horse-races. BR/PSI-S/dream/hors

PSYCHICS. In-depth interviews from Psychic Magazine, reviewed by
Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 47, 1974, pp. 387-8. Interviews with sensitives,
including Arthur Ford, Eileen Garret and Peter Hurkos. BR/PSI-S/eg

Vaughan, Alan. PATTERNS OF PROPHECY, reviewed by Frank
Spedding, Journal 47, 1974, pp. 459-60. Personal account of prophecies in
dreams. BR/PSI-S/precog

Puharich, Andrija. URI, reviewed by Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 47,
1974, pp.512-5. Describes investigations into the feats of the Israeli metal
bender. BR/PSI-S/ug/isr

Brier, Bob. PRECOGNITION AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE,
reviewed by J. E. Orme, Journal 48, 1975, pp. 45-6. Reviews some
philosophical implications of precognition. Concludes there is no logical
objection to precognition in that there are no really convincing philosophical
reasons against backward causation. BR/PSI-S/precog/theor

Brown, Raymond Lamont. A CASEBOOK OF MILITARY MYSTERY,
reviewed by Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 48, 1975, pp. 52-3. Paranormal
experiences in the services. BR/PSI-S/milit

MacKenzie, Andrew. THE RIDDLE OF THE FUTURE: A Modern Study
of Precognition. Reviewed by John Beloff, Journal 48, 1975, pp. 99-101.
‘Students of spontaneous ESP can hardly do better today than to collect the
successive volumes that have come from the pen of the indefatigable Andrew
MacKenzie since his The Unexplained came out in 1966. They can count each
time upon a varied and interesting selection of case material, a straightforward
presentation of the relevant facts that avoids the common temptation to
dramatise and embellish, a cool appraisal of the evidence and adequate
discussion of alternative normal counter-explanations and, not least important,
proper references to the original sources from which the material has been
complied. The present volume which deals with spontaneous precognitions
exemplifies once again all these many virtues…’ BR/PSI-S/precog

Nestler, Dr Vincenzo. DR VINCENZO NESTLER: LA TELEPATIA,
reviewed by Emilio Servadio, Journal 48, 1975, pp. 109-12. Italian study of
psi phenomena: ‘a book which to the knowledge of this reviewer seems to be
the best monograph on telepathy nowadays available.’ BR/PSI-
S/ital/gen/telepath

Mylius, Christine. TRAUMJOURNAL- EXPERIMENT MIT DER
ZUKUNFT. (Dream Journal- Experiment with the Future.) Reviewed by
Frank Spedding, Journal 48, 1975, pp. 171-2. A German stage and film
personality describes a series of dreams with a strongly precognitive content.
BR/PSI-S/precog/dream/germ

Garotti, Tullia. ESPERIENZE NELL’ INFINITO, Reviewed by Pamela
M. Huby, Journal 48, 1975, pp. 173-4. (in Italian). The author ‘claims to
have had the whole gamut of psychical experiences, from simple precognitive
dreams to the acquisition of the ‘third eye’. BR/PSI-S/gen

Parker, Adrian. STATES OF MIND. ESP and Altered States of
Consciousness, reviewed by J. P. Dewsbery, Journal 48, 1975, pp. 236-8.
Study of the states of mind that may facilitate the emergence of ESP. BR/PSI-S

Smith, Susy. THE POWER OF THE MIND, reviewed by Andrew
MacKenzie, Journal 48, 1976, p. 281. Popular approach to ESP, with some
useful material, but characterised by the reviewer as undiscriminating. BR/PSI-
S/gen

Watson, Lyall. GIFTS OF UNKNOWN THINGS, reviewed by Rosalind
Heywood, Journal 48, 1976, pp. 407-8. Account of the author’s sojourn on an
unnamed Indonesian island and of instances of psi among the inhabitants.
BR/PSI-S/anthrop/asia

Panati, Charles. THE GELLER PAPERS, SCIENTIFIC
OBSERVATIONS ON THE PARANORMAL POWERS OF URI
GELLER, reviewed by Anita Gregory, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 537-40.
Collection of views on the metal-bending phenomenon: theoretical reflections,
magicians’ opinions (all favourable to Geller), the use of Nitinol,
dematerialisation experiments, metal-bending children, etc.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 49, 1977, p. 677. BR/PSI-
S/metal/ug/child/conjur

Tart, Charles T. LEARNING TO USE EXTRA-SENSORY
PERCEPTION, reviewed by Sue Blackmore, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 546-8.
‘In a clear and readable style Tart tackles the important question of whether
ESP can be trained’.
CORRESPONDENCE, Journal 55, 1988, pp. 107. Link blackmore on tart,
book review oct 1987 BR/PSI-S/esp

Burton, Robert. THE LANGUAGE OF SMELL, reviewed by Andrew
MacKenzie, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 548-50. Argues that animal abilities
sometimes attributed to a ‘sixth sense’, such as the homing of birds, are actually
attributable to acute senses. BR/PSI-S/anim/scep

Manning, Matthew. IN THE MINDS OF MILLIONS, reviewed by Anita
Gregory, Journal 49, 1978, p. 665. A young psychic reflects on his encounters
with ecclesiastics, TV personalities, and academics. BR/PSI-S/gen

Gattey, Charles Neilson. THEY SAW TOMORROW: SEERS AND
SORCERERS FROM DELPHI TILL TODAY, reviewed by Andrew
MacKenzie, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 756-7. ‘…well written book by a
biographer and playwright on some of the more colourful characters who have
been celebrated seers or fortune-tellers…’ BR/PSI-S

Wellman, J. Dover. A PRIEST’S PSYCHIC DIARY, reviewed by Leslie
Price, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 761-2. ‘…skilfully edited collection of psychic
experiences, mainly ESP, spirit communication and healing (including
exorcism) in the life of a Church of England minister.’ BR/PSI-S/heal/exor

Forman, Joan. THE MASK OF TIME, reviewed by Andrew MacKenzie,
Journal 49, 1978, pp. 956-8. Study of precognition, with many examples of
retrocognition and phantom scenery, apparitional encounters, and theoretical
reflections. BR/PSI-S/precog/retrocog/theor

Stuckert, Frank H. AUGUST 1999, reviewed by Andrew MacKenzie,
Journal 49, 1978, pp. 956-8. Collection of evidence that the author claims
prophesies a nuclear holocaust before the end of the twentieth century. BR/PSI-
S/precog

Goodman, Jeffrey. PSYCHIC ARCHAEOLOGY, reviewed by H.J.M.
Green, Journal 49, 1978, pp. 961-2. Claims to have discovered a Palaeolithic
site in Arizona by psychic means. BR/PSI-S/arch/usa

TOMORROW’S CHILDREN TODAY, reviewed by Julian Isaacs, Journal
50, 1980, pp. 305-7. Description of metal-bending feats by children in 12
English families during 1976-7. BR/PSI-S/metal/child

Bond, Frederick Bligh. THE GATE OF REMEMBRANCE, reviewed by
David Christie-Murray, Journal 50, 1980, p. 414. Reissue of a book
describing the search for a chapel at Glastonbury Abbey aided by automatic
scripts. BR/PSI-S/arch

Lamont, Stewart. IS ANYBODY THERE? A PERSONAL
INVESTIGATION INTO PSYCHIC PHENOMENA, reviewed by Brian
Inglis, Journal 50, 1980, p. 544. Series of six programmes including filmed
sessions of metal bending. BR/PSI-S/media/metal
Walley, Ralph. [PROPHECIES UNFULFULLED], Journal 50, 1980, p.
551. Points out that attempts at precognition made during a recent lecture have
not been proved true. BR/PSI-S/precog

Houghton-Brown, Geoffrey. BRITISH HISTORY ACCORDING TO
THE ORACLE OF NOSTRADAMUS 1549-1945, reviewed by Archie E.
Roy, Journal 51, 1981, pp. 104-5. Attempts to interpret the next 20 years in
the light of the seer’s prophecies. BR/PSI-S/precog

Hasted, John. THE METAL-BENDERS, reviewed by W. Byers Brown,
Journal 51, 1981, pp. 154-6. The author pioneered the scientific investigation
of the paranormal metal-bending phenomena, having met Uri Geller seven
years previously. The first part of the book describes his work with Geller and
teenage children who claimed to be able to bend spoons and metal. The second
part deals in less detail with a wide variety of other paranormal phenomena.,
ending with chapters on physics, quantum theory, and speculations based on the
many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. BR/PSI-
S/ug/metal/quant/child

Rhine, Louisa E.. THE INVISIBLE PICTURE: A STUDY OF PSYCHIC
EXPERIENCE, reviewed by Alan Gauld, Journal 51, 1981, pp. 160-62.
Large collection of accounts of spontaneous experiences in America gathered
by the Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory. BR/A/PSI-S/duke/usa

Uphoff, Walter and Uphoff, Mary Jo. MIND OVER MATTER:
IMPLICATIONS OF MASUAKI KIYOTA’S PK FEATS WITH METAL
AND FILM, reviewed by J. L. Randall, Journal 51, 1982, pp. 253-4.
Describes the alleged PK abilities of two Japanese youths, with brief references
to other psychics such as Croiset, Manning and Geller. BR/PSI-S/pk/asia

McKee, Alexander. INTO THE BLUE: GREAT MYSTERIES OF
AVIATION, reviewed by Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 51, 1982, pp. 256-7.
Describes psychical episodes relating to aviation. BR/PSI-S/milit

Dunne, J. W. AN EXPERIMENT WITH TIME, reviewed by Andrew
MacKenzie, Journal 51, 1982, p.257. Paperback edition of the classic study of
precognition in dreams. BR/PSI-S/precog/dream

Eisenbud, Jule. PARANORMAL FOREKNOWLEDGE, reviewed by
James F. McHarg, Journal 51, 1982, pp. 386-7. The author of a study of Ted
Serious’s ‘thoughtography’ proposes a theoretical framework for precognition.
BR/PSI-S/phot/ts/theor/precog

Zohar, Danah. THROUGH THE TIME BARRIER, reviewed by Bob
Brier, Journal 52, 1983, pp. 200-203 (published in association with the SPR).
Study of precognition in three parts: myths and legends, and contemporary
experimental work; summaries of research on animal precognition and
psychological studies of precognition, and Jung’s theory of synchronicity;
speculations regarding precognition and modern physics. BR/PSI-S/anim
Berendt, H.C. SPRUNG UBER DIE ZEIT [A LEAP ACROSS TIME],
reviewed by Manfred Cassirer, Journal 53, 1985, pp. 193-4. Study of
precognition by a German-born Israeli, discussing the nature of time and
drawing on historical and recent reports. BR/PSI-S/precog/isr/germ

White, Rhea A. ON BEING PSYCHIC: A READING GUIDE, reviewed
by Robert L. Morris, Journal 55, 1988, pp. 160-62. Bibliography: psychic
experiences in every day life; individual experients, healers, mediums, psychics
and subjects; the psychology of being psychic; training techniques for
enhancing imagery; etc. BR/PSI-S/adv/gen

White, Rhea A. PARAPSYCHOLOGY FOR PARENTS: A
BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE, reviewed by Robert L. Morris, Journal 55,
1988, pp. 160-62. Publications (239) aimed both at parents whose children
have had psychic or other unusual experiences and at older children interested
in learning more for themselves. BR/PSI-S/adv

Gattey, Charles Neilson. PROPHECY AND PREDICTION IN THE 20TH
CENTURY, reviewed by Andrew MacKenzie, Journal 56, 1990, pp. 305-6.
Contains many examples of predictions compiled from many sources, not all of
them acknowledged. BR/PSI-S/precog

Lyons, Arthur & Truzzi, Marcello. THE BLUE SENSE, reviewed by
Colin Wilson, Journal 58, 1991, pp. 104-6. Reviews the evidence for psychic
detection, with a number of case studies. Also interesting for the non-committal
stance of the authors, which the reviewer criticises as curious given the
inclusion of many convincing episodes, and illustrative of the wider problem
faced by writers on parapsychological subjects. BR/PSI-S/polic

Nickell, Joe, ed. PSYCHIC SLEUTHS: ESP AND SENSATIONAL
CASES, reviewed by Brian Davies, Journal 60, 1995, pp. 282-5. Members of
an investigative 'task force', including magicians, private detectives, paranormal
investigators and writers of pseudo-science, each contribute to an in-depth
sceptical look at the phenomenon of psychic detection. BR/PSI-S/polic/scep

Royne, Torstein, T. LODVAR KAARSTAD, reviewed by Kirsten Pauss,
Journal 60, 1995, pp. 332-3. Documentary collection of evidence concerning
the feats of a Norwegian clairvoyant. BR/PSI-S/norw

Aguilar, Ramón de. LAS CASAS QUE SE INCENDIAN SOLAS:
PSICOPIROSIS EN PANAMA, reviewed by Guy Lyon Playfair, Journal
61, 1997, pp. 340-43. A Panamanian psychiatrist and university professor
documents four Latin American episodes, in which he was personally involved.
Urges the acceptance of 'psi-neurosis', in which 'discharge reactions' take place
through psi, a view which the reviewer finds usefully descriptive but a poor
explanation, although he welcomes the contribution as a whole. BR/PSI-
S/latamer

Margolis, Jonathan. URI GELLER: MAGICIAN OR MYSTIC? ,
reviewed by Tony Utting, Journal 63, 1999, pp. 234-6. Sympathetic
biography of the Israeli metal-bender. BR/Biog/PSI-S/metal/ug/isr
Sheldrake, Rupert. DOGS THAT KNOW WHEN THEIR OWNERS ARE
COMING HOME and OTHER UNEXPLAINED POWERS OF
ANIMALS, reviewed by John L. Randall, Journal 64, 2000, pp. 122-4.
Describes psi experiments with animals, from the German horse ‘Clever Hans’,
circus dogs, work by René Peoch (some reported in the journal), to the author’s
own experiments with a mongrel dog named Jaytee. Includes some theoretical
discussion, including links to the author’s theory of morphic fields. BR/PSI-
S/anim/telepath

Landau, Lucian. NORMAL, I SUPPOSE, reviewed by Mary Rose
Barrington, Journal 64, 2000, p. 250. Memoir of an industrialist and business
with psychic interests and gifts. The book includes several descriptions of
paranormal activity – page references are supplied by the reviewer. ‘The title
refers to a laconic comment made in his diary, when a rose suddenly levitated
from a vase – a very minor event by the household standards.’ BR/PSI-S

McConnell, R.A. JOYRIDE TO INFINITY: A SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF
THE DOOMSDAY LITERATURE, Journal 65, 2001, p. 280. ‘Despite his
gloomy predictions for the future of the world, readers may find interest in the
recollections and thoughts of an academic who has devoted himself to
parapsychology for so many years.’ BR/PSI-S/precog

MacLellan, A.W. THE PHENOMENA OF PREDICTION, REMOTE
VIEWING, OUT-OF-THE-BODY EXPERIENCES AND INSANITY,
reviewed by Peter Hallson, Journal 66, 2002, p. 123. Theory of ESP as an
effect of electro-magnetic radiation, in which the brain acts as a transmitter and
receiver of radio waves. The review argues this fails to take account of the
selectivity of ESP, nor the lack of any scientific observation of electromagnetic
radiation in the human brain. BR/PSI-S/radiat/theor/esp

				
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