Research areas and interests

Psychic experiences and folk-beliefs
Apparitions, deathbed visions and alleged contacts with the dead
Icelandic mediums
Psychological tests
Experiments
Sai Baba and Indian "miracle-makers"
Children who speak of previous life
Kurds and Kurdistan

Psychic experiences and folk-beliefs

Erlendur Haraldsson (2011). Psychic experiences ľ third of a century apart. Two representative surveys in Iceland. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 75, 903, 76-90. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (1975). Results of a survey on psychic, religious and folkloric experiences and beliefs in Iceland. Mimeographed 6. 6. 1975. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1978). Ůessa heims og annars. K÷nnun ß dulrŠnni reynslu ═slendinga, tr˙arvi­horfum og ■jˇ­tr˙. ReykjavÝk: Bˇkaforlagi­ Saga.

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

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. (Full text).

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

Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop M. Houtkooper (1991). Psychic Experiences in the Multi-National Human Values Survey. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 85(2), 145-165. (Full text).

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

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

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. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1999). ═slensk ■jˇ­tr˙ og dultr˙ Ý al■jˇ­legum samanbur­i. SkÝrnir, 173, 179-186. (Full text).

Loftur Reimar Gissurarson & Erlendur Haraldsson (2001).  History of Parapsychology in Iceland.  International Journal of Parapsychology.12(1),29-50. (Full text).

 


 
 

Apparitions, lucidity and alleged contacts with the dead

Erlendur Haraldsson (2013).á Incontri dopo la morte. Milano: Armenia Editore. (Italian translation of The Departed among the Living).

Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Departed Among the Living. An Investigative Study of Afterlife Encounters. USA and UK: White Crow Books.

Michael Nahm, Bruce Greyson, Emily Williams Kelly, Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Terminal lucidity: A review and a case collection. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 55, 138ľ142. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (2010). Erscheinungen von Verstorbenen. Psychologie in Ísterreich. 30, 296-303.

Erlendur Haraldsson (2009). Experiences of Encounters with the Dead. 337 new cases. Journal of Parapsychology, 73, 91-118. (Full text).

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1977). Deathbed observations by physicians and nurses: A cross-cultural survey. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 71, 237-259.

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1977). At the hour of death. New York: Avon Books.

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. (Full text).

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

Erlendur Haraldsson (1992). Erscheinungen von und Berichte Řber Begegnungen mit Verstorbenen. Eine Analyse von 357 aktuellen Berichten. In A. Resch (Ed.) Aspekte der Paranormologie. Die Welt des Aussergew÷hnlichen. (pp. 469-484). Innsbruck: Resch Verlag.

Erlendur Haraldsson. (1994). Halluzinationen "Pl÷tzlich h÷rte ich eine Stimme".  Therapiewoche, 44(32), 1864-1868. (Full text).
 

 
 

Icelandic mediums

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

Erlendur Haraldsson (2013). Yderlige aspekter af Indridi Indridasons mediumitet, herunder ätranscendental musikô, direkte stemmer, xenoglossi og lysfŠnomener. Dansk Tidskrift for Psykisk Forskning. Nr. 2, november 2013, 11-38.

Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Further facets of Indridi Indridason┤s mediumship; including 'transcendental' music, direct speech, xenoglossy, light phenomena, etc. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 76(908), 129-149. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (2011). A Perfect Case? Emil Jensen in the mediumship of Indridi Indridason. The fire in Copenhagen on November 24th 1905 and the discovery of Jensen┤s identity. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 59 (223), 195-223. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson und Johan L. F. Gerding (2011). Brńnde in Kopenhagen und Stockholm: Indridasons und Swedenborgs Fernwahrnehmungen. Grenzgebiete der Wissenschaft. 60, 291-306. (German translation of Fire in Copenhagen and Stockholm, JSE, 2010).

Loftur R. Gissurarson & Erlendur Haraldsson (1995). Indridi Indridason. In Alexander Imich (Ed.) Incredible Tales of the Paranormal, 95-140. New York: Bramble.

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

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

Erlendur Haraldsson & 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. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson & 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. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson & Ian Stevenson (1974). An experiment with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn Bj÷rnsson. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 68, 192-202. (Full text).
 


 

Psychological tests

Erlendur Haraldsson, Jakob Smßri, Haukur Freyr Gylfason (2001). MMPI-2: Athugun ß Ýslenskri ger­  prˇfsins. SßlfrŠ­iriti­. 7, 51-65.

S÷lvÝna Konrß­s & Erlendur Haraldsson (1994). The validity of using US based interest norms of the Strong Interest Inventory for a Nordic Population. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 38(1), 65-76.

Helga Kristinsdˇttir, StefanÝa Ăgisdˇttir og Erlendur Haraldsson (1991). PrˇfkvÝ­akvar­i Spielbergers. Icelandic standardization of Speilberger┤s Test Anxiety Inventory. Published by the authors.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Sybil B. G. Eysenck (1987). A Cross-Cultural Study of Personality: Icelandic and English Children. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 31, 123-127. (Full text).

Sybil B.G. Eysenck & Erlendur Haraldsson (1983). National differences in personality: Iceland and England. Psychological Reports, 53, 999-1003. (Full text).
 

 

Various experiments

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

Erlendur Haraldsson (1978). ESP and the Defense Mechanism Test (DMT). A further validation. European Journal of Parapsychology, 2, 104-114.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Martin Johnson (1979). ESP and the Defense Mechanism Test (DMT), Icelandic study no. III. A case of experimenter effect? European Journal of Parapsychology, 3, 11-20.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Martin Johnson (1979). ESP and the Defense Mechanism Test (DMT), Icelandic study no. III. A case of experimenter effect? European Journal of Parapsychology, 3, 11-20.

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

Erlendur Haraldsson (1980, 10. August). Scoring in a precognition test as a function of the frequency of reading on psychical phenomena and belief in ESP. University of Utrecht: Research Letter, Parapsychology Laboratory, 1-8.

Martin Johnson & Erlendur Haraldsson (1984). The Defence Mechanism Test as a predictor of ESP scores. Journal of Parapsychology. 48, 185-200.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Martin Johnson (1986). The Defense Mechanism Test (DMT) as a predictor of ESP performance: Icelandic studies VI and VII. Research in Parapsychology 1985. Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 43-44.

Erlendur Haraldsson, Joop M. Houtkooper & Claudia Hoeltje (1987). The Defense Mechanism Test as a predictor of ESP performance. Icelandic study VII and meta-analysis of thirteen experiments. Journal of Parapsychology, 51, 75-90.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Loftur R. Gizzurarson (1987). Does Geomagnetic Activity Effect Extrasensory Perception? Personality and individual differences. 8, 745-747.

Joop M. Houtkooper, Loftur R. Gissurarson and Erlendur Haraldsson (1988-89). Why the ganzfeld is conducive to ESP. A study of observational theory and the percipient-order effect. European Journal of Parapsychology, 7(2-4), 169-192.

Kristinn B. Thorisson, Fridrik Skulason & Erlendur Haraldsson (1991). The effects of ESP-belief and distorted feedback on a computerized clairvoyance task. Journal of Parapsychology, 55(1), 45-58. (Full text).

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

Gudbjorg Danielsdottir, Sigrun Sigurgeirsdottir, Helma Einarsdottir & Erlendur Haraldsson (1993). Interrogative suggestibility in children and its relationship with memory and vocabulary. Personality and individual differences, 14(3), 499-502.

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. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop Houtkooper(1995). Meta-analysis of ten experiments on perceptual defensiverrness and ESP: ESP scoring patterns, experimenter and decline effects.. Journal of Parapsychology, 59(3) 251-271. (Full text).

Joop M. Houtkooper & Erlendur Haraldsson (1997). Reliabilities and psychological correlates of guessing and scoring behaviour in a forched choice ESP task. Journal of Parapsychology, 61 (June) 1-16.
 
Erlendur Haraldsson, Joop M. Houtkooper, Rainer Schneider and Martin Bńckstr÷m (2002).  Perceptual  Defensiveness  and ESP Performance: Reconstructed  DMT-Ratings  and Psychological  Correlates  in the  First  German  DMT-ESP  Experiment. Journal of Parapsychology. 66(3), 249-270.

 

 

Sai Baba and Indian "miracle-makers"

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1976). Out-of-body experiences in Indian swamis: Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Dadaji. Research in Parapsychology 1975, Metcuhen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 147-50.

Erlendur Haraldsson & 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.

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1979). Parapsychological phenomena associated with Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Christian Parapsychologist, 3, 159-163.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1987). "Miracles are my visiting cards". An investigative report on psychic phenomena associated with Sri Sathya Sai Baba. London: Century-Hutchinson, 300 pp.

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 (1988). Sai Baba: How Does He Do It? Reply to Mr. Premanand. The Indian Skeptic. No. 6, Oct. , 34-38.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1990). Sai Baba ma­ur kraftaverkanna. Gangleri, 64(1), 5-13.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1990). The Miraculous and the Sai Baba Movement. Religion Today. A Journal of Contemporary Religions. 6(1), 6-9.

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. (Full text).

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

Erlendur Haraldsson & Richard Wiseman (1995). Reactions to and assessment of a videotape on Sathya Sai Baba. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 60(839) 203-213. (Full text).

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

 
 

Children who speak of previous life

Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Persistence of ĹĹPast-Lifeĺĺ Memories in Adults Who, in Their Childhood, Claimed Memories of a Past Life. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 200, 11, 985-989.(Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson and Majd Abu-Izzedin (2004) Three randomly selected cases of Lebanese children who claim memories of a previous life. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 68.2  (875), 65-85. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (2003). Children who speak of past-life experiences: Is there a psychological explanation? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice. 76, 1, 55-67. (Full text).

Ian Stevenson and Erlendur Haraldsson (2003). The  Similarity of Features of Reincarnation Type Cases over Many Years: A Third Study.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 17, 2, 283-289. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

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

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. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

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

Erlendur Haraldsson (1995). Personality and abilities of children claiming previous-life memories. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 183(7), 445-451.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1995). Reinkarnation. In G. L. Eberlein (Ed.) Kleine Lexikon der Parawissenschaften.. MŘnchen: C. H. Beckschen Verlagsbuchhandlung, 157-164.

Antonia Mills, Erlendur Haraldsson, & H. H. Jurgen Keil (1994). Replication studies of cases suggestive of reincarnation by three independent investigators. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 88, 207-219. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1991). Children claiming past-life memories: Four cases in Sri Lanka. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 5(2), 233-262. (Full text).

 

 

Kurdistan

Erlendur Haraldsson (1967). Land im Aufstand Kurdistan. Hamburg: Matari Verlag.

    With the legendary Mulla

    Mustafa Barzani in the

    mountains above Ranya in

    Iraqi Kurdistan in October

    1964.

 

 

 

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