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THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY

GEORGE A(VETOOM) M(ARTERUS) ZORAB

Author, editor, parapsychologist. B. January 11, 1898, Surabaya, Java. M. 1925, Amalia Lorch.

Mr. Zorab's researchers in parapsychology date back to 1932, and include studies of spontaneous paranormal phenomena and quantitative experiments in extrasensory perception with psychotic. He is chairman of the International Committee for the Study of Spontaneous Paranomal Phenomena, The Hague; was one of the secretaries for the First International Conference on Parapsychological Studies in 1953 in Utrecht, the Netherlands; and took part in the Conference on Spontaneous Paranormal Phenomena in 1955 at Cambridge, England, and the International Conference on Psychology and Parapsychology in 1956 at Royaumont, France.

A corresponding member of the Society for Psychical Research, London, and of the Società Parapsicologia Italiana, Rome, Mr. Zorad is also honorary secretary, Netherlands Society for Psychical Research (1945-57); and former director of the Parapsychology Foundation's European Research Center at St. Paul de Vence, France. He is European review editor of the Indian Journal of Parapsychology.

Mr. Zorab compiled the Bibliography of Parapsychology (1957) published by the Parapsychology Foundation, and was a co-editor (with Dr. P. A. Dietz and Dr. K. H. E. de Jong) of the parapsychological dictionary Parapsychologische Woordentolk (1956). He has contributed numerous articles to such perodicals as Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie, the Journal of the SPR, Parapsicologia, Tomorrow magazine, and the Journal of Parapsychology.

His books include De Jacht op het Spiritistisch Bewijs (In Quest of Proof for Survival; 1940); De Opstandingsverhalen in het Licht de Parapsychologie (The Resurrection Narratives in the Light of Parapsychology; 1949); Wichelroede en Aardstralen (The Divining Rod and Earthrays; 1950); Mangnetiseurs en Wondergenezers (Magnetism and Miracle Healers; 1952); Proscopie, Het Raadsel der Tokekomst (Precognition, The Riddle of the Future; 1953); Wonderren der Parapsychologie (Wonders of Parapsychology; 1954); Parapsychologie (Parapsychology; 1958). Residence: Verdistraat 32, The Hague, Netherlands.


Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications


 
 

 

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