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Approved For Release 2000/08/11 : CIA-RDP96-00792R000400330012-5 FRNM Looks Bookish but Speaks Volumes For months we wondered why Dr. Sally Ann Drucker, Bulletin editor, prowled around the FRNM library, checked through back issues of journals, and muttered to herself. We now know the reason. In December, Scarecrow Press f"rhty l pr! ,F?n?~enSl't11 Tle~rtlCP,I Research w ;M Chtif- dren: An Annotated Bibliography, coauthored by Dr. Drucker and Ms. Athena A. Drewes. The team of Drewes and Drucker began when both were affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center's Divi- sion of Parapsychology and Psychophysics. In several experiments, they tested children using m & m candies for "immediate feedback." Through this work, published in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Re- search, Research in Parapsychology, and elsewhere, they realized the need for an annotated bibliography on children's psi. Their book contains sections on Clairvoyance, Telep- athy, Precognition, Psychokinesis, Poltergeists/RSPK,' and Reincarnation, with a total of 463 entries. It also includes the full versions of papers from the "Parapsy- chology and Children" panel presented at the 1990 PA Convention. Drs. Palmer and Kanthamani are other FRNM contributors to the volume, which can be ordered directly from FRNM. Its arrival follows Ballantine's fall publication of Para- psychology: The Controversial Science, by Dr. Richard Dr. Drucker presents book to Dr. Rao for FRNM library. Broughton (see Fall 1991 Bulletin). His book was recently selected for the Quality Paperback Book Club and our phones continue to ring with requests for Dr. Broughton's media appearances. The first week of Feb- ruary, he appeared daily on Greensboro's WFMY-TV Good Morning Show. Mr. Lee Kinard, the producer/host, had filmed TV documentaries of the Rhines in the 1960s. Dr. Broughton's book can also be ordered directly from FRNM. International Visitors Put FRNM on Their Maps by Kathy Dalton FRNM's international appeal recently brought us vis- itors from Japan, the Ukraine, and Iceland. In November, the Japanese Broadcasting Company informally interviewed Dr. Richard Broughton. One of the producers, Ms. Hiroko Haruta, was researching pre- liminary sites for a program dealing with paradigm shifts, to be filmed later this year. Dr. Broughton, who recently published Parapsychology: The Controversial Science, provided Ms. Harutawith information on FRNM's current research and background material on a wide range of parapsychological topics. The producers felt that the field of parapsychology could be viewed as an example of a paradigm shift in science. In early December, another Japanese film crew vis- ited FRNM, this one eager to demonstrate to Japanese audiences how American scientists conduct parapsy- chological research, and in particular, how FRNM orients its research program. Ms. Michiyo Yamamoto, a pro- gram director with Japan Tel i "VirorksW; spent a day at FRNM with her TV crew, filming for a program on precognition to be aired in Japan in late December. Dr. Broughton demonstrated the computerized methods for testing psychokinesis as well as explained and demon- strated the computerized game, "ESPerciser." Dr. Kanthamani described FRNM's ganzfeld procedures and conducted an informal ganzfeld trial that had excellent results. Both Drs. Broughton and Kanthamani were in- terviewed concerning methodology and research at other labs in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Yuri Petushkov came to us for several days in November frdT iT eTJkraine's Biosensory Nontraditional Technologies research center. His staff includes experts in physics, biophysics, neurophysiology, biology, and psychology. They have been studying electromagnetic properties of the brain, working from the assumption that the subiect's visualization of a result creates inter- nal electromagnetic chap es that can interact with the external environment He described succe ssfuT results in changing the molecular structures of copper and blood samples. In late December, FRNM received a visit from Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland, a FRNM researcher from 1969-1970. At our weekly research meeting, Dr. Haraldsson pre- sented an update on his experiments using the Defense Mechanism Test. Dr. Haraldsson's visit gave FRNMftes the opportunity to catch up with an old friend and with research taking place at other facilities. We look forward to his next visit. Membership in the FRNM Association provides dis- counts on books, a free subscription to the Journal of Parapsychology and the FRNM Bulletin, and more. Membership dues are only $50.00 annually. For more information write to FRNM. Approved For Release 2000/08/11 : CIA-RDP96-00792R000400330012-5