Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center

Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Iceland. I first met him in the mid 1980s when he was visiting the Division of Parapsychology (now Division of Perceptual Studies) of the University of Virginia, where I used to work.

Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson

Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson

In addition to the articles listed in the links below, Erlendur has published several books. Some of them are At the Hour of Death (with Karlis Osis), Modern Miracles: Sathya Sai Baba,  and The Departed Among the Living (for more information click here). 

Haraldsson Departed

Erlendur’s page has links to articles about psychic experiences and folk beliefs, apparitions, hallucinations and alleged contacts with the dead, Icelandic mediumsexperiments, Sai Baba and Indian miracle makers, and children who speak of a previous life.

His work in parapsychology has covered many areas: experiments, surveys, individual case studies, the examination of historical cases, and has ranged from documenting the occurrence and features of phenomena to studying their relationship to other things, such as psychological variables. In addition Erlendur has distinguished himself for his study of phenomena relevant to the issue of survival of death: apparitions, mediumship, and reincarnation-type cases. His work has been a valuable contribution, and one that continues to our day.