ABOUT US and INTRODUCTION

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature. Michael Faraday

1. General Introduction 

Who we are and What we do

2. Fortnightly Features

Web contents

3. About the Founders

Thomas Jones of Wales and David Duffield of West Virginia

1. General Introduction 

Who We Are
SurvivalAfterDeath.info was started by Thomas Jones of Wales and David Duffield of West Virginia on April 11th 2002 with the aim of publishing articles, books and photographs relating to survival after death and psychical research. We were an independent group which regularly cooperates with several distinguished psychical researchers and parapsychologists.

SurvivalAfterDeath.info is now managed by Webmaster Kevin Williams of www.near-death.com

What We Do

1. Provide free and easy access to large quantities of material on survival after death and psychical research.

2. Keep you updated with the latest news and developments. See our News page.

3. Help and assist others with survival-related articles, books and projects.

 

2. Fortnightly Features  

From 2002-2006 we published 100 Fortnightly Features.

1: Prof. Gary Schwartz
25 April - 9 May 2002

A Call for Balanced Evidence-Based Scepticism by Gary Schwartz
Book Review of The Afterlife Experiments  by Michael Tymn
Evidence of Information Retrieval between Two Mediums: Telepathy, Network Memory Resonance, and Continuance of Consciousness by Gary Schwartz
 

2: Perspectives on Science: Oliver Lodge and J. J. Thomson
9 May - 23 May 2002
What Science Means for Man by Sir Oliver Lodge
Science and Modern Thought by Sir J. J. Thomson
Plus: The Discovered Country. A Personal View of the After-life Evidence by John Samson
 

3: Researches of Sir William Barrett FRS
23 May - 6 June 2002

Eusapia Palladino: Famous Italian Physical Medium by Sir William Barrett
Suggestions for Investigators in Conducting Psychical Experiments by Sir William Barrett
Some Reminiscences of Fifty Years' Psychical Research by Sir William Barrett
Plus: Book Review of Alfred Russel Wallace's Miracles and Modern Spiritualism by Michael Tymn
 

4: The SPR Debate: Bias or Balance?
6 June - 20 June 2002
Response to the Critics by Prof. Bernard Carr (SPR President)
From the SPR by Prof. Bernard Carr
Putting the Records Straight by Prof. David Fontana
Survival and the SPR by Montague Keen
Dr. Zammit and the SPR by Prof. John Poynton
Censorship in the SPR? by Michael Roll (currently offline)
Should the SPR be Closed-Down? by Michael Rolll (currently offline)
Reply to Michael Roll's Open Letter by John Samson
 

5: Prof. James Hyslop: An Intellectual Genius
20 June - 4 July 2002

Full 10 Chapters to Psychical Research and Survival by James Hyslop
 

6: The Hamilton Inquiry: Some Evidence for Survival
4 July - 18 July 2002

An Introduction to the Researches of Dr. T. Glen Hamilton by Margaret Lillian Hamilton
The Predictions. The Scripts of 1931 and 1932. The Trance Drawing of 1933 by Margaret Lillian Hamilton
The Henry Gratton Scripts of 1942 by Margaret Lillian Hamilton
The R.L.S. Scripts of 1942-1944 by Margaret Lillian Hamilton
The Skylark by Margaret Lillian Hamilton
The Stead Scripts of 1942-1943 by Margaret Lillian Hamilton
The T. Glen Hamilton Scripts of 1943-1944 by Margaret Lillian Hamilton
Plus: The Scole Investigation: A Study in Critical Analysis of Paranormal Physical Phenomena by Montague Keen
 

7: Introducing the Academy of Survival Physics
18 July - 1 August 2002

A New Theory on the Creation of the Universe by Rory Macquisten
 

8: G. N. M. Tyrrell on Psychical Research
1 August - 15 August 2002
Attitude to Psychical Research. Part 1: Are Men of Science Impersonal about Facts? by G. N. M. Tyrrell
Attitude to Psychical Research. Part 2: Still More Evidence on this Question. Its Fundamental Importance by G. N. M. Tyrrell
What is Psychical Research? What Psychical Research Is and what it is Not by G. N. M. Tyrrell
What is Science? The Opposition Between Science and Rationalism by G. N. M. Tyrrell
The Significance of the Whole: Is the Queer Character of Paranormal Phenomena a Legitimate Reason for Rejecting them at Sight? by G. N. M. Tyrrell
Psychical Research and Religion: Is a Future Life necessarily Religious? by G. N. M. Tyrrell
 

9: G. N. M. Tyrrell on the Evidence for Survival
15 August - 29 August 2002

Alternatives to the Discarnate Theory: What the Rejection of the Discarnate Theory Implies by G. N. M. Tyrrell
Discarnate Agency: More Evidence on the Discarnate Problem by G. N. M. Tyrrell
The Case of Patience Worth: An Outstanding Product of Automatic Writingby G. N. M. Tyrrell
Mrs Willet: Communications Ostensibly Proceeding from the Dead by G. N. M. Tyrrell
The Subliminal Self and the Unconscious by G. N. M. Tyrrell
 

10: Sir William Barrett Investigates some Extraordinary Mediumship
29 August - 12 September 2002

Apparitions by Sir William Barrett
Automatic Writing: Evidence for Identity by Sir William Barrett
Proof of Supernormal Message: The Ouija Board by Sir William Barrett
Further Evidence for Survival After Death by Sir William Barrett
Evidence of Identity in the Discarnate by Sir William Barrett
Evidence from Abroad by Sir William Barrett
Human Personality and the Subliminal Self by Sir William Barrett
Psychology of Trance Phenomena by Sir William Barrett
 

11: Dr. Charles Richet on Ectoplasmic Phenomena (Currently offline)
12 September - 26 September 2002

Part I: On Fraud in Ectoplasmic Experiments
Introduction by Charles Richet
Experiments with Ectoplasm by Charles Richet
Is there such a thing as Objective Metapsychics? by Charles Richet
Process of Materialisations by Charles Richet
Peculiar Ectoplasmic Phenomena by Charles Richet
Lucidity and Survival by Charles Richet

Part II: Leading Ectoplasmic Experiments
Sir William Crookes by Charles Richet
Eusapia Palladino by Charles Richet
Marthe Beraud (Eva C) by Charles Richet
Linda Gazzera by Charles Richet
Mrs. Salmon by Charles Richet
Carancini by Charles Richet
Mme. d'Andrade and Countess Castelvitch by Charles Richet
Ofélia Corralès by Charles Richet
William Eglinton by Charles Richet
William Stainton Moses and Mme. d'Espérance by Charles Richet
Sambor by Charles Richet
Uncertain Ectoplasmic Experiments by Charles Richet
Concluding Remarks by Charles Richet
 

12: Twenty-five Remarkable Mediums
26 September - 10 October 2002

Eva C, Florence Cook, Katie Cook, Margery Crandon, Geraldine Cummins, Mrs Curran, Helen Duncan, Eileen Garrett, Kathleen Goligher, Jan Guzyk, Mrs Holland, D. D. Home, Franek Kluski, Gladys Osborne Leonard, Carlos Mirabelli, William Stainton Moses, Stephan Ossowiecki, Eusapia Palladino, Leonore Piper, John Sloan, P. Stanislawa, Emanuel Swendenborg, R. Thompson, Mlle. Tomzyk, Mrs. Verrall.
Visit our Biography Page
 

13: Frederic Myers, Science and a Future Life
10 October - 23 October 2002

Science and a Future Life by Frederic Myers
Introduction to "Human Personality" by Frederic Myers
Phantasms of the Dead by Frederic Myers
Motor Automatism by Frederic Myers
Trance, Possession and Ecstasy by Frederic Myers
 

14: Further Evidence for Survival from Gary Schwartz
23 October - 7 November 2002

Accuracy and Replicability of Anomalous Information Retrieval: Replication and Extension by Gary E. R. Schwartz, Linda G. S. Russek and Christopher Barentsen
 

15: Mesmerism, Spiritualism and the Beginnings of Psychical Research
7 November - 22 November 2002
Mesmer and his Disciples by Frank Podmore
The Second French Commission by Frank Podmore
Spiritualism in France Before 1848 by Frank Podmore
The German Somnambules by Frank Podmore
The English Mesmerists by Frank Podmore
Plus: Hypnotism by G. C. Barnard
 

16: Can the Evidence for Survival be Explained Away?
22 November - 4 December 2002
Personality and the Unconscious Mind by G. C. Barnard
Materializations by G. C. Barnard
Mediumship and its Investigation by G. C. Barnard
Cryptaesthesia by G. C. Barnard
The Survival of the Personality by G. C. Barnard
 

17: Dean Radin Answers the Critics of Psi
4 December - 19 December 2002

A Field Guide to Skepticism by Dean Radin
Radin, Rossman and Josephson write to "Nature"
 

18: Sir Oliver Lodge on the Possibility and Difficulties of Survival from a Scientific Perspective
19 December 2002 - 2 January 2003

The Possibility of Survival from a Scientific Point of View by Sir Oliver Lodge
The Mechanism of Survival by Sir Oliver Lodge
Problems Raised by the Idea of Survival by Sir Oliver Lodge
On the Asserted Difficulty of the Spiritualistic Hypothesis from a Scientific Point of View by Sir Oliver Lodge
 

19: Hans Driesch on Deception in Psychical Research
2 January - 15 January 2003

The Possibility of Deception in Psychical Research by Hans Driesch
The Forms of Possible Deception in Psychical Research by Hans Driesch
Possibilities of Deception in Spontaneous Observation by Hans Driesch
Possibilities of Deception in Anticipatory Observation by Hans Driesch
Precautions in Experiment by Hans Driesch
Inadequate Precautions by Hans Driesch
Exaggerated Suspiciousness by Hans Driesch
 

20: William James on Mediumship, Psychology and Psychical Research
15 January - 2 February 2003

What Psychical Research has Accomplished? by William James
On Mediumship by William James
Hypnotism: Modes of Operating and Susceptibility by William James
The Final Impressions of a Psychical Researcher by William James
 

21: Can Super-psi explain-away the Evidence for Survival?
2 February - 20 February 2003

Survival of Super-psi? by Prof. Stephen Braude
Out-of-Body Experiences and Survival After Death by Prof. Stephen Braude

Plus: Super-psi or Survival? A Response to Prof. Stephen Braude by Montague Keen
Survival or Super-psi? A Response to Prof. Stephen Braude by Prof. Peter Wadhams
Survival or Super-psi? A Response to Montague Keen and Prof. Peter Wadhams by Prof. Stephen Braude
A Further Response to Prof. Stephen Braude by Montague Keen
A Further Response to Montague Keen by Prof. Stephen Braude
 

22: William Crookes investigates D. D. Home and Florence Cook
20 February - 3 March 2003

Spiritualism Viewed by the Light of Modern Science by Sir William Crookes
Psychic Force and Modern Spiritualism by Sir William Crookes
Independent Testimony as to the Mediumship of Florence Cook by Arthur Conan Doyle
My Spirit Child by Florence Marryat

Plus: 4 photographs of Katie King:
Katie King is examined by Dr. J. Gully of the Royal College of Surgeons
The physically solid Katie King places her arm on a sitter's shoulder
Katie King stands in full view of the flashlight camera
Crookes and King stand arm-in-arm in full view of the cameras
 

23: C. D. Broad on Philosophy and Psychical Research
3 March - 19 March 2003

The Relevance of Psychical Research to Philosophy by C. D. Broad
Henry Sidgwick and Psychical Research by C. D. Broad
Normal Cognition, Clairvoyance and Telepathy by C. D. Broad
Empirical Arguments for Human Survival by C. D. Broad
 

24: These Mysterious People by Nandor Fodor
19 March - 3 April 2003

The full 25 chapters to These Mysterious People by Nandor Fodor

Plus: What the Scole Experiment Meant to Me by Robin Foy
 

25: William Barrett on Death-Bed Visions and the Psychical Experiences of the Dying
3 April - 17 April 2003

The full 6 chapter to Death-Bed Visions by Sir William Barrett
Plus: The Experimental Study of Survival by Dr. Robert Thouless
 

26: Glen Hamilton's Intention and Survival
17 April - 1 May 2003
The full 16 chapters to Intention and Survival by Glen Hamilton
Plus
: The Doris Case of Multiple Personality by Walter Franklin Prince
 

27: Evidence for Survival? Charles Drayton Thomas on Mediumistic Communications
1 May - 16 May 2003
The full 4 chapters to An Amazing Experiment by Charles Drayton Thomas
Plus: Book Review by Stephen Braude of Trevor Hall's The Enigma of Daniel Dunglas Home
 

28: Robert Thouless on the Critics of Psi
16 May - 29 May 2003

The Problem of the Reality of ESP by Robert Thouless
The Critics of ESP by Robert Thouless
The Beginnings of Psychical Research by Robert Thouless
Anecdote and Experiment by Robert Thouless
 

29: The Borderland of Psychical Research by James Hyslop
29 May - 13 June 2003

The full 13 chapters to The Borderland of Psychical Research by James Hyslop
Plus: Science and Superstition by Frank Podmore
 

30: Sir Arthur J. Thomson on the Riddles of Telepathy, Clairvoyance and Crystal-Gazing
13 June - 27 June 2003
Is Telepathy a Fact? by J. Arthur Thomson
What Lies Behind Clairvoyance? by J. Arthur Thomson
How Explain Crystal-Gazing? by J. Arthur Thomson
Plus: The Opposition to Hypnotism and Psychical Research by Alfred Russel Wallace
 

31: Carlos Alvarado on the Concept of Survival and the Development of Parapsychology
27 June - 11 July 2003

The Concept of Survival and the Development of Parapsychology by Carlos Alvarado
Plus: General Survey of the Movement by Frank Podmore
 

32: Arthur Koestler on the Connection Between Psi and Physics
11 July - 26 August 2003
The ABC of ESP by Arthur Koestler
The Perversity of Physics by Arthur Koestler
The Country of the Blind by Arthur Koestler
Plus: ESP in the Framework of Modern Science by Henry Margenau
Survival Physics by Ronald Pearson
 

33: Raynor C. Johnson on Survival, Telepathy and other Psychic Phenomena
26 July - 7 August 2003

Telepathy and Clairvoyance by Raynor C. Johnson
Apparitions and Hauntings by Raynor C. Johnson
Experience Outside the Body by Raynor C. Johnson
Materialisation, Psycho-Kinesis and Poltergeist Phenomena by Raynor C. Johnson
The Complex Structure of Man by Raynor C. Johnson
Survival of Death: The Problem by Raynor C. Johnson
 

34: Automatic Writing, Dissociation and other Aspects of Abnormal Psychology
7 August - 21 August 2003
Idiot Savants by Dr. A. F. Tredgold
The Unconscious by Dr. Morton Prince
Automatic Writing by Dr Anita M. Muhl
Waking Hypnosis by Wesley R. Wells
Comment and Reflection by Gardner Murphy
 

35: Charles Drayton Thomas' Precognition and Human Survival
21 August - 4 September 2003
Full 6 parts to Precognition and Human Survival by Charles Drayton Thomas
Plus: Noted Witnesses to Psychic Occurrences: Scientists by Walter Franklin Prince
The Ultimate Psychic Challenge - A Challenge to James Randi by Montague Keen

 

36: J. Arthur Hill on Spiritualism, Religion and Psychical Research
4 September - 19 September 2003
A Future Life by J. Arthur Hill
Psychical Research by J. Arthur Hill
History of the Belief in Survival by J. Arthur Hill
The Nature of a Future Life by J. Arthur Hill
Popular Sentiment Regarding Immortality by J. Arthur Hill
Examples of Sentiment Regarding Survival by J. Arthur Hill

 

37: Rosalind Heywood on Psi and Survival, with discussions on the Cross Correspondences and the mediumship of Piper, Willet and Leonard
19 September - 2 October 2003
Background to Psychical Research by Rosalind Heywood
Foundation of the Society for Psychical Research by Rosalind Heywood
Does Man Survive Death by Rosalind Heywood
Mediumship - Mrs Piper by Rosalind Heywood
Cross-correspondences (1) by Rosalind Heywood
Cross-correspondences (2) by Rosalind Heywood
The Willet Scripts by Rosalind Heywood
Patience Worth by Rosalind Heywood
Mediumship - Mrs Leonard (1) by Rosalind Heywood
Mediumship - Mrs Leonard (2) by Rosalind Heywood
 

38: C. J. Ducasse on Paranormal Physical Phenomena
2 October - 16 October 2003
Physical Phenomena in Psychical Research by C. J. Ducasse
The American Society for Psychical Research by Lydia W. Allison
Plus: A Further Response to James Randi by Montague Keen
 

39: Arthur Conan Doyle Investigates some Famous Physical Mediums, including D. D. Home, Henry Slade and Eusapia Palladino
16 October - 30 October 2003
The Career of Daniel D. Home by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Career of Eusapia Palladino by Arthur Conan Doyle
Henry Slade and Dr. Monck by Arthur Conan Doyle
Great Mediums from 1870 to 1900: Charles H. Foster - Madame d'Esperance - William Eglinton - Stainton Moses by Arthur Conan Doyle
Some Great Modern Mediums by Arthur Conan Doyle
 

40: Is Telepathy Real or just Trickery? W. W. Baggally on Genuine and Fraudulent Telepathy
30 October - 13 November 2003
The full 9 chapters to Telepathy: Genuine and Fraudulent by W. W. Baggally
Plus: Mental Magic: Examples of Telepathy by Trickery by Barry Robbins
 

41: Arthur Balfour on Science, Philosophy and Psychical Research
13 November - 27 November 2003
Presidential Address to the Society for Psychical Research by Arthur Balfour
Science and Theology by Arthur Balfour
Darwin by Arthur Balfour
M. Bergson by Arthur Balfour
Plus: Physical Phenomena at the David Thompson séance of October 25th 2003 by Montague Keen

 

42: Is there Life Beyond Death? Carl Sargent and Hans Eysenck on the Evidence for Survival
27 November - 11 December 2003
Life Beyond Death? by Carl Sargent and Hans Eysenck
Psi, Science and the Future by Carl Sargent and Hans Eysenck

43: Harry Price on Broadcasting, Spiritualism and the Law
11 December - 26 December 2003

'A Fit Subject of University Study and Research' by Harry Price
The First Psychic Laboratory by Harry Price
Broadcasting the Occult by Harry Price
The Law and the Medium by Harry Price
Psychic Practitioners (Regulation) Bill by Harry Price
The Story of ESP by Harry Price
The Mechanics of Spiritualism by Harry Price

44: Various Reflections on the Sixth Sense
26 December 2003 - 8 January 2004
Various Reflections on the Sixth Sense by Charles Richet
General Conclusions on the Sixth Sense by Charles Richet

45: Whately Carington on Psychology and the Problem of Survival
8 January - 22 January 2004
The Problem of Survival by Whately Carington
Psychology in General by Whately Carington

46: Reflections on the Scole Experiment
22 January - 5 February 2004
Reflections on "The Scole Experiment" by Alan and Diana Bennett
What will the Critics Accept as Evidence? by Montague Keen

47: C. J. Ducasse Critically Examines the Belief in a Life After Death
5 February - 19 February 2004
The full 26 chapters to A Critical Examination of the Belief in a Life After Death by C. J. Ducasse

48: G. N. M. Tyrrell on the Modus Operandi of Mediumistic Trance
19 February - 4 March 2004
The Modus Operandi of the Mediumistic Trance by G. N. M. Tyrrell
Sense-Imagery by G. N. M. Tyrrell
Trance-Personalities by G. N. M. Tyrrell
Nature of the Communicators - Antecedent Probability of Survival by G. N. M. Tyrrell

49: Is Psychical Research Bunkum? Sceptical Essays by Simon Newcomb, John Coover and Eric Dingwall
4 March - 18 April 2004
Metapsychics and the Incredulity of Psychologists: Psychical Research Before 1927 by John Coover
Modern Occultism by Simon Newcomb
The Need for Responsibility in Parapsychology: My Sixty Years in Psychical Research by Eric Dingwall

50: The Physical Mediumship of Minnie Harrison
18 March - 1 April 2004
Photograph 1: Ectoplasm emanating from the mouth of Middlesbrough medium, Minnie Harrison
Photograph 2: A trumpet is operated via an ectoplasmic rod
Photograph 3: Fully materialised ectoplasmic person - in this case the medium's sister, Agg
Photograph 4: A few of the hundreds of apports received by the Harrison circle
Photograph 5: Two Indian style bells apported through the mediumship of Minnie Harrison on 5th January 1954

51: Stephen Braude on Drop-in Communications and the Evidence for Survival
1 April - 15 April 2004
Drop-in Communicators by Stephen Braude
Plus: Poltergeist Mediums by Harry Price
The Most Famous Medium in History by Leslie Price

52: J. Arthur Hill on Automatic Writing and the cases of Mrs Curtis and Dr. Thornton
15 April - 29 April 2004
Automatic Writing: The Case of Mrs Curtis by J. Arthur Hill
Automatic Writing: The Case of Dr Thornton, etc by J. Arthur Hill

53: Camille Flammarion on Manifestations of the Dead
29 April - 13 May 2004
Manifestations of the Dead by Camille Flammarion
Is there Anything Besides Fraud in the Physical Séance Room? by G. N. M. Tyrrell

54: William McDougall on Trance Phenomena and Multiple Personalities
13 May - 27 May 2004
Alternating Personalities by William McDougall
Coexisting or Coconscious Personalities by William McDougall
Trance Personalities by William McDougall
Theory of Personality and of its Disintegration by William McDougall
Integration and Disintegration from the Point of View of Consciousness by William McDougall

55: The cases of Abbé Vachère and Mrs Ingeborg
27 May - 10 June 2004
The Trance Phenomena of Mrs Ingeborg by Thorstein Wereide
The Case of Abbé Vachère by Everard Feilding

56: Charles McCreery on the Basil Shackleton case
10 June - 24 June 2004
Basil Shackleton by Charles McCreery
Attempts at an Explanation of the Shackleton Experiments by Charles McCreery

57: James Hyslop on the case of Mrs Piper and Richard Hodgson
24 June - 8 July 2004
History of the Piper Case by James Hyslop
Incidents from the English Report by James Hyslop
Dr Hodgson's First Report by James Hyslop
Dr Hodgson's Second Report by James Hyslop

58: Does Mind Survive Death? J. G. Pratt answers
8 June - 22 July 2004
Does Mind Survive Death? by J. G. Pratt
Psychical Research and Human Personality by H. H. Price

59: Extensive Updating of the Mediums and Researchers List
22 July - 5 Aug 2004
Researchers:
Lord Adare, Carlos Alvarado, John Beloff, Henri Bergson, Theodore Besterman, Philippe Bottazzi, Robert Boursnell, Stephen Braude, David Brewster, C. D. Broad, E. R. Dodds, Hans Driesch, John Elliotson, Arthur Ellison, Nandor Fodor, Count Agenor de Gasparin, Paul Gibier, W. E. Gladstone, Erlendur Haraldsson, Baron Lazarus de Paczolay Hellenbach, George Henslow, Lawrence Jones, Allan Kardec, Andrew Lang, Joseph Maxwell, William McDougall, T. W. Mitchell, Robert Morris, Enrico Morselli, C. W. K. Mundle, Gilbert Murray, Julien Ochorowitz, J. G. Piddington, Harry Price, Henry Habberlay Price, Morton Prince, Lord Rayleigh, J. B. Rhine, Louisa Rhine, Eugene Auguste Albert D'Aiglun Rochas, W. H. Salter, F. C. S. Schiller, Eleanor Sidgwick, S. G. Soal, Robert John Strutt, Rene Sudre, Robert Thouless, Count Cesar Baudi de Vesme, and Donald West.

Mediums: Dennis Bradley, Blanche Cooper, Ira Erastus and William Henry Davenport, Andrew Jackson Davis, Ada Emma Deane, Leon Denis, Elizabeth d'Esperance, Alexis and Adolph Didier, Horatio and William Eddy, William Eglinton, Mrs Thomas Everitt, Pascal Forthuny, Kate and Margaret Fox, Janusz Fronczek, Linda Gazzera, Ages Nichol Guppy, Frank Herne, Mr Holmes and Mrs Nelson, William Hope, Mary Marshall, Francis Ward Monck, Anna Rasmussen, Rudi and Willi Schneider, Mary Showers, Henry Slade, Mrs Smead, Hélène Smith, Minnie Meserve Soule, C Stella, George Valiantine, Charles Williams, Kate Wingfield, Etta Wriedt, and Julius Zancig.

60: Full 16 chapters to Zoar: or the Evidence of Psychical Research concerning Survival by W. H. Salter
5 Aug - 19 Aug 2004
Zoar: or the Evidence of Psychical Research concerning Survival
by W. H. Salter

61: J. B. Rhine on the start of the Duke Experiments
19 Aug - 2 Sept 2004
The Start of the Duke Experiments by J. B. Rhine
The First Serious Criticism (of the Duke Experiments) by J. B. Rhine

62: William James on Human Immortality and the theory of the Soul
2 Sept - 16 Sept 2004
On the Theory of the Soul by William James
Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine by William James

63: Donald West takes a critical look at séance-room phenomena
16 Sept - 30 Sept 2004
Séance-Room Phenomena by Donald West
The Psychology of Mediumship by Donald West

64: A Defence of Eva C by Baron von Schrenck-Notzing
30 Sept - 14 Oct 2004
The Rumination Hypothesis by Baron von Schrenck Notzing
Expert Opinion on the Fraudulent use of Certain Materials in Producing Teleplasmic Images by Baron von Schrenck Notzing
Front Page Illustrations from the Journal Le Miroir by Baron von Schrenck Notzing

65: Is certainty in a life after death good for us? by William Brown
14 Oct - 28 Oct 2004
Personality and Survival of Bodily Death by William Brown
Verbatim Report of a Sitting with Mrs. Osbourne Leonard by William Brown
Personality and Psychical Research (Part II) by William Brown

66: W. J. Crawford describes some experiments in 'contact phenomena' and direct-voice
28 Oct - 11 Nov 2004
Contact Phenomena by W. J. Crawford
Direct-Voice Phenomena by W. J. Crawford
24 Questions and Answers on Experiments in Psychical Science by W. J. Crawford

67: On the Nature of ESP: A series of collaborative articles by J. B. Rhine, J. G. Pratt, C. E. Stuart, B. M. Smith and J. A. Greenwood
11 Nov - 25 Nov 2004
Introduction: Relations and Evidence by J. B. Rhine, J. G. Pratt, C. E. Stuart, B. M. Smith and J. A. Greenwood
General Relations of ESP to the Individual Subject by J. B. Rhine, J. G. Pratt, C. E. Stuart, B. M. Smith and J. A. Greenwood
Test Conditions that Affect Performance by J. B. Rhine, J. G. Pratt, C. E. Stuart, B. M. Smith and J. A. Greenwood

68: John King and Katie King: Two Famous Spirit Controls
25 Nov - 9 Dec 2004
Biography of John King
Biography of Katie King

69: Frank Podmore on the case of D. D. Home
9 Dec - 23 Dec 2004
Daniel Dunglas Home by Frank Podmore
Was there Hallucination [in the D. D. Home Sittings]? by Frank Podmore

70: Is Spiritualism dangerous? Objections to Spiritualism answered by H. A. Dallas
23 Dec 2004 - 6 Jan 2005
Is Spiritualism Dangerous? by H. A. Dallas
'Wherein Lie the Dangers [of Spiritualism]'? by H. A. Dallas

71: Paul Tabori and Phyllis Raphael on Sex and the Occult
6 Jan - 20 Jan 2005
Sex and the Occult by Paul Tabori and Phyllis Raphael
Can we Explain the Poltergeist? by Harry Price

72: C. D. Broad on Human Personality and Survival After Death
20 Jan - 3 Feb 2005
Human Personality and the Question of its Survival of Bodily Death by C. D. Broad
Biography of Hamlin Garland by Michael E. Tymn

73: Harold Anson on the technique of a Séance
3 Feb - 17 Feb 2005
Technique of a Séance by Harold Anson
Physical Phenomena by Harold Anson
What is Survival? by Harold Anson

74: Gustave Geley on the Practical Study of Mediumship
17 Feb - 3 Mar 2005
Introduction to the Practical Study of Mediumship by Gustave Geley
Experimental Demonstrations by Dr. von Schrenck Notzing by Gustave Geley
Pseudo-Materialisations and Pseudo-Mediums by Gustave Geley
Similarity of Experiments at the General Institute of Psychology and those at the International Metapsychic Institute by Gustave Geley

75: Théodore Flournoy and Hélène Smith: Some Modern Analyses
3 Mar - 17 Mar 2005
Théodore Flournoy by Carl Jung
Encountering Hélène: Théodore Flournoy and the Genesis of Subliminal Psychology by Sonu Shamdasani
The Making of Martian: The Creation of an Imaginary Language by Mireille Cifali

76: Gerald Heard and Theodore Besterman on Science and Psychical Research
17 Mar - 31 Mar 2005
Science and Psychical Research by Gerald Heard
How Psychical Research is Done by Theodore Besterman

77: J. G. Pratt on the Seaford Poltergeist case
31 Mar - 14 April 2005
The Seaford Poltergeist case by J. G. Pratt
Psychokinesis in the Laboratory by J. G. Pratt

78: A Summary and Discussion of the Cross-Correspondences by H. F. Saltmarsh
14 April - 28 April 2005
A Discussion of the Cross-Correspondences by H. F. Saltmarsh
Three Simple Cross-Correspondence Experiments by H. F. Saltmarsh

79: My Personal Background by Geraldine Cummins
28 April - 12 May 2005
My Personal Background by Geraldine Cummins
The Lines of Communication by Geraldine Cummins

80: Arthur Oram on the Evidence for Survival
12 May - 26 May 2005
Studying the Evidence for Survival by Arthur Oram
A Discussion on the Evidence for Survival by Arthur Oram

81: Hornell Hart on the Doubters of Survival
26 May - 9 June 2005
Dodds and Murphy versus Drayton Thomas by Hornell Hart
Survival Versus Super-psi by Hornell Hart

82: Scott Rogo's Personal Thoughts on Survival
9 June - 23 June 2005
Some Personal Thoughts on Survival by Scott Rogo
Biographies of researchers and mediums: Gerald William Balfour, Muriel Hankey, Hornell Hart, D. Scott Rogo, Charles Drayton Thomas,
Mrs Willet

83: G. N. M. Tyrrell on The Boundary of the World of Sense
23 June - 7 July 2005
The Boundary of the World of Sense by G. N. M. Tyrrell
The Movement of Modern Spiritualism by G. N. M. Tyrrell

84: Biographies of 6 famous spirit controls by Michael E. Tymn
7 July - 21 July 2005
Biographies of Phinuit, Feda, George Pelham, Uvani, Imperator and Rector
Frederick Bligh Bond biography by Michael E. Tymn

85: Konstantin Oesterreich on Psychometry, Mrs Piper and the Cross-correspondences
21 July - 4 Aug 2005
Mrs Piper and Psychometry by Konstantin Oesterreich
Cross-Correspondences by Konstantin Oesterreich

86: Barbara McKenzie on the mediumship of Bertha Harris and "Miss Francis"
4 Aug - 18 Aug 2005
Bertha Harris: A Famous British Medium by Barbara McKenzie
Retirement of Miss Francis by Barbara McKenzie

87: Cesare Lombroso on Mediumship among Savage Tribes and Ancient Peoples
18 Aug - 1 Sept 2005
Mediums and Magicians in Savage Tribes by Cesare Lombroso
Belief in Spirits among Savages and Ancient Peoples by Cesare Lombroso

88: What is Consciousness and Does it Survive After Death? by Hornell Hart
1 Sept - 15 Sept 2005
Can Consciousness Survive Destruction of the Brain? by Hornell Hart
What is it that Survives? by Hornell Hart

89: The Methods of Fraudulent Materialisation Mediums by Hereward Carrington
15 Sept - 29 Sept 2005
The Methods of Fraudulent Materialisation Mediums - Part 1 by Hereward Carrington
The Methods of Fraudulent Materialisation Mediums - Part 2 by Hereward Carrington

90: Hester Travers Smith on the Mental Sensations of the Medium
29 Sept - 13 Oct 2005
Mediumship and the Mental Sensations of the Medium by Hester Travers Smith
The Communicator - Evidence for Survival by Hester Travers Smith

91: Enrico Morselli on Mediumship, Conjuring and Eusapia Palladino
13 Oct - 27 Oct 2005
Mediumship and Conjuring (in Connection with Eusapia Paladino) by Enrico Morselli
Biography of Hester Travers Smith by Michael E. Tymn

92: J. B. Rhine on ESP, Parapsychology and Biology
27 Oct - 10 Nov 2005
ESP from the Viewpoint of General Parapsychology by J. B. Rhine
Some General Biological Considerations by J. B. Rhine

93: William Barrett on Science, Superstition and Survival
10 Nov - 24 Nov 2005
Science and Superstition by William Barrett
The Society for Psychical Research - Human Personality by William Barrett
Automatic Writing and Survival After Death by William Barrett

94: Arthur Conan Doyle on Spiritualism and World War I
24 Nov - 8 Dec 2005
Spiritualism and the First World War by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Society for Psychical Research: A Criticism by Arthur Conan Doyle

95: C. D. Broad and the Case for Psychical Research
8 Dec - 22 Dec 2005
Summing Up the Case for Psychical Research by C. D. Broad
Do We Survive? by Oliver Lodge

96: Sittings with Christopher Chambers and Francesco Carancini
22 Dec - 5 Jan 2006
Sittings with Christopher Chambers by Everard Feilding
Sittings with Francesco Carancini by W. W. Baggally

97: Frederick Marion: the Psychic Who Solved Mysteries
5 Jan - 19 Jan 2006
A Quartette of Mysteries by Frederick Marion
On Trial in England by Frederick Marion
Experiments in Criminology by Frederick Marion

98: James Hyslop on the Theoretical Difficulties of a Future Life
19 Jan - 2 Feb 2006
Theoretical Difficulties of a Future Life by James Hyslop
General Questions and Values of a Future Life by James Hyslop

99: Harry Price on the materialisation of 'Rosalie' and the mediumship of 'Margery and Stella C
2 Feb - 16 Feb 2006
'Margery' - The Psychic Riddle of the Twentieth Century by Harry Price
Stella C by Harry Price
The Materialisation of 'Rosalie' by Harry Price

100: Carlos Alvarado on Being a Parapsychologist
16 Feb - 2 Mar 2006
Reflections on Being a Parapsychologist by Carlos Alvarado
Ernesto Bozzano on the Phenomena of Biolocation by Carlos Alvarado


3. About the Founders 

About Thomas
Born in Chester, lived in Flintshire for 20 years, moved to Kuwait and South Africa during early childhood, and now lives in Denbighshire, north Wales. Studied at Wrexham and York colleges and achieved a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design. Worked as a horticulturalist for several years before becoming a graphic designer, freelance web designer and marketeer.

He first began to develop an interest in psychical research after observing some impressive mental mediumship which seemed to offer suggestive evidence. As a sceptic, he was not entirely convinced but remained open-minded. Later he happened to chance upon an article by Oliver Lodge entitled The Mode of Future Existence which made a big impression. He then began to read works by James Hyslop, William Crookes, G. N. M. Tyrrell, William Barrett, William James, Charles Richet and many others.

Although not 100% convinced, he has gradually come to adopt survival as the most likely hypothesis.

About David
Currently lives in West Virginia, USA. His initial interest in survival developed from a study of various so-called paranormal phenomena such as materialisations, NDEs, independent direct-voice and mental mediumship. He was particularly impressed early on by the works of Arthur Findlay, Oliver Lodge and William Crookes. Like his colleague, he came to adopt survival as the most likely hypothesis over a period of several years. Since then he has continued to passionately investigate and study the evidence for survival and its associated phenomena. Recently he was invited to sit with a number of mental and direct-voice mediums in America.

 

 

 

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