Organizations related to Spiritualism and Spirituality

Parapsychology Foundation - New York City, USA
Type:Supports the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena

The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. The Foundation gives grants, publishes pamphlets, monographs, conference proceedings and the International Journal of Parapsychology, hosts the Perspectives Lecture Series, conducts the Outreach Program, maintains the Eileen J. Garrett Library with its collection of more than 12,000 volumes and 100 periodicals on parapsychology and related topics, and has resurrected its quality paperback imprint, Helix Press.

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.