About Us

CTR-PFLogoThe 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.

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.

Through Psi-Mart.com, the Foundation’s online store, Helix Press books, the Foundation’s Proceedings, Monographs, Pamphlets, the International Journal of Parapsychology CD-Rom and recent single issues, online forums, courses and conferences, as well as other products are available here. All sales support the work of the Foundation.