Monthly Archives: November 2016

Eileen Coly Passes Away At Age 97

Eileen Coly peacefully passed away in Manhattan at the age of 97 on November 18th, 2013. She served as President of the Parapsychology Foundation from 1970 until her retirement in 2011. She continued to share the founder, her mother Eileen J. Garrett’s vision for the Foundation which is to formulate a multi-disciplinary international approach to the study of psychic phenomena with an emphasis on scientific methodology and education.Born and educated in England, traveling extensively with her mother the famed psychic and author, they were separated during World War II, during which she remained in England, surviving the London Blitz. Settling in the United States in 1947 she worked at Creative Age Press and “Tomorrow” Magazine before joining the Parapsychology Foundation in 1966. She is the recipient of the 2001 Parapsychological Association’s Outstanding Career Award “for her generous support and dedication to the science of parapsychology.”

With her French born husband, Robert R. Coly, now deceased she raised two children, Lisette and Robert Louis Coly. She is survived by her daughter, Lisette, who continues to serve as current President of the Parapsychology Foundation in Manhattan and Greenport as well as her son-in-law George E. Damalas and three grandchildren: George Robert Damalas, Anastasia Eileen Damalas and Robert Alan Coly. She has resided in Greenport since 1990. In lieu of flowers donations in her name to: The North Fork Animal Welfare League, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care and Parapsychology Foundation, Inc.

The new PFLyceum Blog, Memorial for Eileen Coly (1916-2013) has just been posted.

A new blog called “Memorial for Eileen Coly (1916-2013)” has been published on the PF Lyceum Blog page. The blog contains the eulogies delivered at the memorial service on November 30th, 2013 by Lisette Coly, Sandra Miller, Anna Damalas, George Damalas, and Jane MacLean Craig. The previous blog, “In Memory of Eileen Coly,” published in… Continue Reading

Former PF Staff and Lecturers Teaching New Courses Starting Soon

Former PF Staffers, Drs. Carlos S. Alvarado and Nancy L. Zingrone, and one of PF’s favorite lecturers, Loyd Auerbach, will be teaching two new courses for the Rhine Education Center’s Winter Semester. Both courses are eight weeks long. Alvarado and Zingrone are team-teaching Introduction to Parapsychology and Loyd Auerbach is teaching Investigating Apparitions, Hauntings and… Continue Reading

Controlled Remote Viewing Classes Coming To The Eileen J. Garrett Library

Controlled Remote Viewing Classes Coming To The Eileen J. Garrett Library May 2 -4, 2014 Parapsychology Foundation will proudly host Controlled Remote Viewing Classes at the Eileen J. Garrett Library, 308 Front Street, Greenport, New York 10944 May 2-4, 2014. This three day course from 9 -5 will be taught by Lori Williams, Executive Director… Continue Reading

Obituary of Mrs. Eileen Coly in newest issue of the Journal of Scientific Exploration

The Journal of Scientific Exploration is publishing in their latest issue, an obituary written by PF former staff members and current volunteers, Drs. Carlos S. Alvarado and Nancy L. Zingrone. The obituary charts some of the details of Mrs. Coly’s very productive life at the helm of the Parapsychology Foundation. We are all grateful to… Continue Reading

Read about PF’s own Susan MacWillam and her new art installation at the Quad Gallery in Derby open until November 23rd, 2014

The PF’s own Film Archivist, Susan MacWilliam, is showing a new art installation at the Quad Gallery in Derby in England. The installation which is centered around her new film, An Answer is Expected, includes sculpture as well, and explores the work of J. B. Rhine and the early Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University. Susan’s… Continue Reading

Lisette Coly will introduce Dr. Stanley Krippner’s Talk, “Spirits and Ghosts I Have Known and Loved’ October 28th at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn.

Lisette Coly, the President of the Parapsychology Foundation, will introduce well-known psychologist and parapsychologist, Dr. Stanley Krippner, on October 28th at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. The talk, Spirits and Ghosts I have Known and Loved is part of the Museum’s event, “Halloween: The Curious Story of America’s Most Horrible Holiday” curated by Shannon… Continue Reading