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Gerhard Mayer

Location: Freiburg, Germany

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Gerhard Mayer is psychologist with a particular interest in cultural studies and interdisciplinary approaches relating to parapsychology and anomalistics. He is director of the Gesellschaft für Anomalistik, a German sister organisation of the Society for Scientific Exploration and chief editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Anomalistics / Zeitschrift für Anomalistik.

He studied psychology, sociology, philosophy, and history of art at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. Since 1996 he has been working as a research fellow at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health in Freiburg/Germany (IGPP). His research interests include media research, neoshamanism, magical practices, biographical importance and integration of extraordinary experiences, sleep paralysis, astrology, and methods of anomalistic research. He is the author of several books and co-editor of the German handbook An den Grenzen der Erkenntnis. Handbuch der wissenschaftlichen Anomalistik [At the Frontiers of Knowledge. Handbook of Scientific Anomalistics] (2015). In 2019, he edited the volume N equals 1: Single case studies in anomalistics. More information can be found at Psi Encyclopedia ( A list of his publications can be found here:

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