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Erlendur Haraldsson

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

About Me

Erlendur Haraldsson is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Iceland. Studied philosophy at the universities of Iceland, Edinburg and Freiburg 1955-58. Writer and journalist 1959-63. Studied psychology at the University of Freiburg and University of Munich where he obtained the Dipl. Psych. in 1969. Research fellow at the Institute of Parapsychology in Durham, N. C. 1969-70, internship in clinical psychology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia in Charlottesville 1970-71. Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Freiburg in 1972. Research associate at the American Society for Psychical Research 1972-74. After that in the Department of Psychology at the University of Iceland. Visiting professor at the University of Virginia, 1982-83, and at the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene in Freiburg 1993-95. Dr. Haraldsson has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and is the author of  seven books, four of which have appeared in English, At the Hour of Death (with Karlis Osis), Modern Miracles, Sathya Sai Baba. The Story of a Modern Day Prophet,The Departed Among the Living,and Indridi Indridason, the Icelandic Physical Medium (with Loftur R. Gissurarson).

Dr. Haraldsson has provided a large collection of photographs, mostly dating from the 1970s. Also includes rare photos from the 19th century. SeeHaraldsson Photo Archive

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Spontaneous psychic phenomena and folk-beliefs: National surveys and national differences
Erlendur Haraldsson (1985). Representative national surveys of psychic phenomena: Iceland, Great Britain, Sweden, USA and Gallups multinational survey. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 53, 145-158.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Joop M. Houtkooper (1991). Psychic Experiences in the Multinational Human Values Study.Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 85(2), 145-165.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop Houtkooper (1996). Traditional Christian beliefs, spiritualism and the paranormal: An Icelandic-American Comparison.International Journal for the Psychology of Religion., 6(1), 51-64.

Apparitions of the dead, deathbed-visions and hallucinatory experiences
Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). The Departed Among the Living. An Investigative Study of Afterlife Encounters. USA and UK: White Crow Books.

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1997). At the Hour of Death. (Third Edition). Norwalk, CT: Hastings House

Erlendur Haraldsson (1987). The Iyengar-Kirti case. An apparitional case of the by-stander type.Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 54, 64-67.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1988-89). Survey of claimed encounters with the dead. Omega, theJournal of Death and Dying, 19(2), 103-113.

Children who speak of memories of a previous life, case studies and psychological characteristics
Erlendur Haraldsson (1991). Children claiming past-life memories: Four cases in Sri Lanka.Journal of Scientific Exploration, 5(2), 233-262.

Erlendur Haraldsson. (1997). Psychological comparison between ordinary children and those who claim previous-life memories.Journal of Scientific Exploration, 11, 323-335.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Godwin Samararatne (1999). Children who speak of memories of a previous life as a Buddhist monk: Three new cases.Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 63(857), 268-291.

Erlendur Haraldsson (2000). Birthmarks and claims of previous life memories I. The case of Purnima Ekanayake.Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 64(858), 16-25.

Erlendur Haraldsson (2000). Birthmarks and claims of previous life memories II. The case of Chatura Karunaratne. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 64 (859), 82-92.

Erlendur Haraldsson, Patrick Fowler & Vimala Periyannanpillai (2000). Psychological Characteristics of Children Who Speak of a Previous Life: A Further Field Study in Sri LankaTranscultural Psychiatry, 37, 525-544.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Majd Abu-Izzeddin (2002). Development of Certainty about the Correct Deceased Person in a Case of the Reincarnation Type: The Case of Nazih Al-Danaf.Journal of Scientific Exploration. 16(3), 363-380.

Erlendur Haraldsson (in press). Children who speak of past-life experiences: Is there a psychological explanation? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice.

Mediums and mediumship
Erlendur Haraldsson and Loftur R. Gissurarson (2015). Indridi Indridason the Icelandic Physical Medium. UK and USA: White Crow Books.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1974). An experiment with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn Björnsson.Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 68, 192-202.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1975). A communicator of the "drop in" type in Iceland: The case of Runolfur Runolfsson.Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69, 33-59.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1975). A communicator of the "drop in" type in Iceland: The case of Gudni Magnusson.Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69, 245-261.

Erlendur Haraldsson, J.G. Pratt and Magnus Kristjansson (1978). Further experiments with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn Bjornsson.Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 72, 339-347.

Loftur R. Gissurarson and Erlendur Haraldsson (1989). The Icelandic Physical Medium Indridi Indridason.Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 57, 53-148.

Psychic healing
Erlendur Haraldsson and Orn Olafsson (1980). A survey of psychic healing in Iceland.The Christian Parapsychologist, 3, 276-79.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1994). Research on alternative therapies in Iceland. In H. Johannessen, L. Launsö, S. G. Olesen & F. Staugård (Eds.), Studies in alternative therapy 1 (pp. 46-50) Gylling, Denmark: Odense University Press.

Erlendur Haraldsson. (1994). Spiritual healing in Iceland - results of a survey. In H. Johannessen, L. Launsö, S. G. Olesen & F. Staugård (Eds.),Studies in alternative therapy 1 (pp. 103-113) Gylling, Denmark: Odense University Press.

Indian miraclemakers; Sai Baba and others
Erlendur Haraldsson (2013). Modern miracles. Sathya Sai Baba. The story of a modern day prophet. Guilford: White Crow Books.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Karlis Osis (1977). The appearance and disappearance of objects in the presence of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 71, 33-43.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1988). Modern Miracles. An investigative report on psychic phenomena associated with Sri Sathya Sai Baba. New York: Ballantine Books, 304 pp. (USA edition of "Miracles are my visiting cards".)

Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop M. Houtkooper (1994). Report of an Indian swami claiming to materialize objects: The value and limitations of field observations.Journal of Scientific Exploration, 8(3), 381-397.

Wiseman, R. & Haraldsson E. (1995) Investigating Macro-PK in India: Swami Premananda.Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60(839) 193-202.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Richard Wiseman (1995). Reactions to and assessment of a videotape on Sathya Sai Baba.Journal of the Society for Psychical Research60(839) 203-213.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Richard Wiseman (1996). Two investigations of ostensible macro-PK in India.Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 61(843) 109-113.

Psychological characteristics of belief/disbelief in psi and psi-performance
Michael A. Thalbourne and Erlendur Haraldsson (1980). Personality characteristics of sheep and goats.Personality and individual differences, 1, 180-185.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1981). Some determinants of belief in psychical phenomena.Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 75, 297-309.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Joop M. Houtkooper (1992). The effects of perceptual defensiveness, personality and belief on extrasensory perception tasks.Personality and individual differences, 13(10), 1085-1096.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1993). Are religiosity and belief in an afterlife better predictors of ESP performance than belief in psychic phenomena?Journal of Parapsychology. 57, 259-273.

Further experiments
Erlendur Haraldsson (1970). Subject selection in a machine precognition test. Journal of Parapsychology, 34, 182-191.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1980). Confirmation of the percipient-order effect in a plethysmographic study of ESP.Journal of Parapsychology, 44, 105-124.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Loftur Reimar Gissurarson (1985). Perceptual defensivenes, ganzfeld and the percipient-order effect.European Journal of Parapsychology, 6, 1-17.

Further details and full bibliography on my personal website 

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