Articles & Abstracts

In this section we are providing links to abstracts of articles published in the journals of scientific and academic parapsychology and related fields as well as abstracts of papers on parapsychology and related topics presented at academic and scientific conventions. There are also links to general articles, full-text articles and books, website libraries, encyclopedia excerpts, bibliographies and more. And, if you scroll all the way down, you’ll find a series of articles in Spanish.

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Abstracts of Articles in Parapsychology Journals and Presented in Conventions

Abstracts of papers in the International Journal of Parapsychology (Volume XI forward)

Abstracts of papers in the Journal of Parapsychology

Abstracts of papers in the Journal of Scientific Exploration

Abtracts of papers in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research

Abstracts of papers in Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Journal

Abstracts of papers presented at the 37th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, 1994

Articles and Other Resources (English)

Dean Radin (Ed.), Frequently Asked Questions about Parapsychology

Mario Varvoglis, Psi Explorer


What is Parapsychology?

Matthew Smith, An Overview of Psychical Research in Britain

Dean Radin, Chapter 1 of The Conscious Universe

Michael Dennis, Transpersonal Psychology and the Paranormal

Jeffrey Mishlove, The Roots of Consciousness

Charles T. Tart, Consciousness: A Psychological, Transpersonal and Parapsychological Approach

Jessica Utts & Brian D. Josephson, The Paranormal: The Evidence and Its Implications for Consciousness


New York Public Library, Occult Sciences and Parapsychology: A Research Guide

Nandor Fodor, Encyclopedia of Psychic Science (excerpts)

Fortean Picture Library


Eberhard Bauer, A Short History of Psychical Research and Parapsychology

J. Cooper, The Case of the Cottingley Faires

George P. Hansen, Magicians Who Endorsed Psychic Phenomena

Luce e Ombra

Peter Mulacz, History of Parapsychology in Austria

P. Roach, Wandering Between Two Worlds: Victorian England’s Search for Meaning

Society for Psychical Research


The Story of Spiritualism



North Texas Skeptics, Extra-Sensory Perception Fact Sheet

Can ESP Affect Our Lives?

Rhea A. White, A Comparison of Old and New Methods of Response to Targets in ESP Experiments

Daryl J. Bem, Ganzfeld Phenomena

Charles T. Tart, A Case of Predictive Psi, with Comments on Analytical, Associative and Theoretical Overlay

Anthony Shafton, African-Americans and Predictive Dreams




Parapsychology and Personal Survival after Death

Karlis Osis, Life Ater Death


Out of Body Experience FAQ

R. Peterson, Out-of-Body Experiences: How to Have them and What to Expect
L. Levitan & S. LaBerge, Other Worlds: Out-of-Body Experiences and Lucid Dreams



Personal Accounts of Near-Death Experiences
An Introductory Analysis of the NDE (Near-Death Experience)


K. S. Rawat, Interview with Dr. Ian Stevenson

K. S. Rawat, The case of Shanti Devi (reincarnation case)

Sweet Swarnlatta (Reincarnation case of Ian Stevenson)



Peter Mulacz, Eleonore Zugun – the Re-evaluation of a Historic RSPK Case

H. Tikkala, Finnish Poltergeists


George P. Hansen, Dowsing: A Review of the Experimental Literature


Charles Panati (ed.), The Geller Papers (1976)

John B. Hasted, The Metal Benders (1981)


John Beloff, Mind-body interactionism in the light of the parapsychological evidence

John Beloff, Parapsychology and Radical Dualism

John Beloff, Could there be a physical explanation for psi

Rhea A. White, The Limits of Experimenter Influence on Psi Test Results: Can Any Be Set?

Rhea A. White, The Influence of Persons Other Than the Experimenter on the Subject’s Scores in Psi Experiments


Jessica Utts, An Assessment of the Evidence for Psychic Functioning

Ray Hyman, Evaluation of Program on Anomalous Mental Phenomena

Jessica Utts, Response to Ray Hyman’s Report

Brian Josephson, Unfounded criticism of a parapsychology book in Nature


Robert T. Carroll, The Skeptic’s Dictionary

George P. Hansen, CSICOP and the Skeptics: An Overview

Susan J. Blackmore, The Elusive Open Mind: Ten Years of Negative Research in Parapsychology

Against Excessive Skepticism: Collected Quotes


Paul Kurtz, The New Paranatural Paradigm

Joe Nickell, Ghostly Photos

Joe Mickell, John Edward: Hustling the Bereaved

Richard Wiseman and Ciaran O’Keefe, A Critique of Schwartz et al.’s After-Death Communication Studies

Scott O. Lilienfeld, New Analyses Raise Doubts About Replicability of ESP Findings

Gary Posner, Tampa Bay’s “Weeping Icon” Fiasco

Richard Wiseman, Matthew Smith, & Jeff Wisman, Eyewitness Testimony and the Paranormal

Ray Hyman, The Evidence for Psychic Functioning: Claims vs. Reality

Susan Blackmore, What can the Paranormal Teach us about Consciousness


Rens Wezelman & Dick J. Bierman, Process Oriented Ganzfeld Research in Amsterdam

Daryl J. Bem, Does psi exist?

Daryl J. Bem, & Charles Honorton, Does psi exist?

Daryl J. Bem, Nonspecialist’s Guide to the Bem/Honorton Article

Daryl J. Bem, Response to Hyman

Daryl J. Bem, John Palmer, Richard S. Broughton, Updating the Ganzfeld database: A victim of its own success?

Deborah Delanoy, Experimental Evidence Suggestive of Anomalous Consciousness Interactions

Jessica Utts and others, Replication and Meta-Analysis in Parapsychology


Access by Subscription Libraries

Free to Download Libraries

Survival Research Network

Click here — — for articles written by the staff of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. The list follows:

Global Consciousness Project: An Independent Analysis of The 11 September 2001 Events, Edwin C. May; S. James P. Spottiswoode

A Search for Alpha Power Changes Associated with Anomalous Cognition, Edwin C. May; S. James P. Spottiswoode; Laura V. Faith

Anomalous Cognition Effect Size: Dependence on Sidereal Time and Solar Wind Parameters, S. James P. Spottiswoode; Edwin C. May

Apparent Association between Effect Size in Free Response Anomalous Cognition Experiments and Local Sidereal Time, S. James P. Spottiswoode

Applications of Decision Augmentation Theory,
Edwin C. May, PhD; Jessica M. Utts, PhD; Christine L. James

Decision Augmentation Theory: Toward a Model of Anomalous Mental Phenomena, Edwin C. May, PhD; Jessica M. Utts, PhD; S. James P. Spottiswoode

Decision Augmentation Theory: Applications to the Random Number Generator Database, Edwin C. May, PhD; Jessica M. Utts, PhD; S. James P. Spottiswoode

Effect of Ambient Magnetic Field Fluctuation on Performance in a Free Response Anomalous Cognition Task: A Pilot Study,
S. James P. Spottiswoode

Geomagnetic Activity and Anomalous Cognition: A Preliminary Report of New Evidence, S. James P. Spottiswoode

Geomagnetic Fluctuations and Free Response Anomalous Cognition: A New Understanding, S. James P. Spottiswoode

Managing the Target Pool Bandwidth: Noise Reduction for Anomalous Cognition Experiments Edwin C. May, PhD; S. James P. Spottiswoode; Christine L James

Shannon Entropy as an Intrinsic Target Property: Toward a Reductionist Model of Anomalist Cognition 22 April 1994, Edwin C. May, PhD; S. James P. Spottiswoode; Christine L. James


Historical Figures

Joseph Rodes Buchanan

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Steven Hume, The Career of Allan Kardec (3 parts)

Sir Oliver Lodge

J. B. & Louisa Rhine

Historical Figures

Emma Hardinge Britten

Florence Cook

Margery Crandon

Mme. D’Esperance

Eileen J. Garrett

Daniel Dunglas Home

Franek Kluski

Gladys Osborne Leonard

Stainton Moses

Eusapia Palladino

Mrs. Leonore E. Piper

Rudi Schneider

Willi Schneider


Arthur Conan Doyle The Vital Message (1919)

Joseph J. Williams, Psychic Phenomena of Jamaica (1934)


Gastone De Boni

Ernesto Bozzano

Uri Geller: A Bibliography


from Las Barreras del Lenguaje en Parapsicologia

Carlos S. Alvarado, Aspectos Ideológicos de la Parapsicología

Carlos S. Alvarado, Hacia una Parapsicología Científica en América Latina

Carlos S. Alvarado, Recientes Estudios y Tendencias en la Investigación de Experiencias Fuera del Cuerpo

John Beloff, Implicaciones Filosóficas de los Estudios Parapsicológicos

Heinz Berendt, Psi, el Hombre, y la Ciencia

Arthur Berger, Los Próximos Pasos en la Investigación de la Supervivencia

Kathy Dalton, La Transferencia Anómala de Información en Ganzfeld

José María Feola, El Caso Poltergeist de los Bell

Manuel Gómez Ruiz, Las Caras de Bélmez: Revisión Crítica de las Supuestas Pruebas Realizadas en su Investigación

Harvey Irwin, Las Creencias Paranormales y las Funciones Emocionales

Stanley Krippner, Estudios Parapsicológicos y el Cerebro Humano

Stanley Krippner, Informe de un Cuestionario acerca de las reacciones Experimentadas por un Sanador Brasilero

Robert L. Morris, La en los ’90: Parapsicología reparanodos para el Siglo 21

Brenio Onetto Bachler, Carl Gustav Jung y la Parapsicología: Un Breve Análisis Biográfico

Brenio Onetto Bachler, Centenario del Termino Parapsicología

Gertrude Schmeidler, ¿Actua la ESP y la PK en Forma Similar o Complementaria?

Gertrude R. Schmeidler, Psicología “Normal” y Psicología Paranormal: Entendiendo Nuestras Limitaciones

Helmut Schmidt, Psicokinesis: Una Interacción Directa Mente-Materia

Emilio Servadio, La Dinamica de los Suenos Llamados “Paranormales

Wellington Zangari & Fátima Regina Machado, Incidencia e Importancia Social de las Experiencias Psíquicas de los Estudiantes Universitarios Brasileros