THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
JOOST A(BRAHAM) M(AURITS) MEERLOO
Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author. B. March 14, 1903, The Hague, Netherlands. M.D., 1927, Leyden University; Ph.D., 1932, Utrecht University. M. 1948, Louisa Betty Duits. Psychiatric-neurologic consultant, Municipal Hospital, Voorburg and The Hague, 1934-42; chief, Psychological Department, Netherlands, Army, 1943-45; High Commissioner for Welfare in the Netherlands, 1945-46; associate in psychiatry, Columbia University, 1948-57; professor, political science, New School for Social Research, New York, N. Y., 1958 to present. Associate professor of psychiatry, New York School of Psychiatry, 1962 to present.
Fellow: Royal Society of Medicine, American Psychiatric Assn., American Academy of Psychoanalysis; secretary, Schilder Society; honorary member: Tokyo Institute for Psychoanalysis, Albany Society for Psychosomatic Medicine; member: American Board of Psychiatry, Professional Board of the Postgraduate Center for Psychotherapy, American Society for Psychical Research; corresponding member, Dutch Society for Psychical Research; member editorial staff, several professional journals.
Dr. Meerloo is the author of some 300 articles on psychological, sociological, political and literary subjects in both professional and popular magazines. His books include Conversations and Communications (1942); Total War and the Human Mind (1944); Aftermath of Peace (1946); Patterns of Panic (1950); The Two Faces of Man (1954); The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Though Control, Menticide and Brainwashing (1956); Dance Craze and the Sacred Dance (1959); That Difficult Peace (1961); Suicide and Mass Suicide (1962).
In the field of parapsychology, Dr. Meerloo's chief interest is in telepathy, particularly as it operates between psychotherapist and patient. His articles on parapsychological subjects include "Telepathy as a Form of Archaic Communication" (Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol. 23, 1949); "Telepathy and Foreknowledge" (Proceedings, First International Conference on Parapsychology, Utrecht, 1953); "The Biology of Time" (Tomorrow, Spring 1954); "The Search for Ecstatic Healing" (Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie, Vol. 27, 1959). Residence and business address: 300 Central Park West, New York 24, N.Y.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications