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Eileen J. Garrett
The Parapsychology Foundation was founded by Eileen J. Garrett and the Hon. Frances P. Bolton in 1951 to encourage and support impartial scientific inquiry into such psychical aspects of human nature as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Eileen J. Garrett was noted for her pioneering work in psychical research. A participant in some of the groundbreaking experiments of the 1920s and 1930s, she understood that psychical research was ignored by a large segment of the academic community. She knew that practical aid for scholars and scientists working in this area, now known as parapsychology, would not be available from most universities nor from other foundations. The best scientists might thus be lost to parapsychology because of a lack of essential resources. (To download a copy of an article about the history of the Foundation during its first fifty years, click here.)
Frances Payne Bolton
The Parapsychology Foundation, as envisioned by Eileen J. Garrett, would therefore provide a worldwide forum for the support of scientific exploration of psychic phenomena. Scientists and scholars from many disciplines could now bring to the laboratory, the classroom, and the public at large new concepts of psychic functioning in life.

The Foundationís varied programs have been designed to meet these goals. The Grant Program has supported and continues to support individual scientists and scholars, laboratories and other investigative units, and university departments conducting research in parapsychological and related phenomena. The Foundationís publishing program consists of the International Journal of Parapsychology, the Parapsychological Monograph Series of scholarly treatises, Proceedings of the Foundationís thematic International Conferences, the Parapsychology Pamphlet Series which includes introductory materials and in-depth examination of specific topics, and the Classic IJP CD-Rom, which contains the first 10 volumes (published from 1959 to 1968) of the International Journal of Parapsychology in a searchable format. Finally, the Foundation has reinaugurated its imprint, Helix Press, to publish trade paperbacks.

The Eileen J. Garrett Library is one of the worldís largest research libraries dedicated to parapsychology and psychical research. The library is for reference use only; books, periodicals, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials will not leave the premises. The main emphasis is on the literature of contemporary parapsychology and related topics, and especially on those publications which approach the subject from objective and analytical points of view. The library also maintains a strong collection on the history of parapsychology and the rare book collection includes books and periodicals on early psychical research. The library receives approximately 100 current journals and periodicals, maintains its own periodicals listing and has access to various parapsychological databases. The library also includes an ever-growing audio and visual collection for viewing in-house.

The Foundation is not a membership organization although we do offer the Psychic Explorers Club for individuals who are interested in learning more and sharing with others with similar interests. For more information on the Club, and on our other programs and events along with breaking news from the Parapsychology Foundation, browse this website frequently, and check out the other four Foundation websites by clicking on their logos below. And remember, being on the email subscribers list is the best way to keep abreast of whatís happening. We hope you will return often to avail yourself of our new products and insights into the science of parapsychology.


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