Berger, Arthur Seymour (1920-)

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Berger, Arthur Seymour (1920-)

American attorney who in 1970 became active in the field of death education and the investigation and teaching of psychic phenomena. In 1978 he taught courses in death and dying and parapsychology for the Psychical Research Foundation, and a sponsored program of Duke University at Durham, North Carolina. In 1979 he became coordinator of education and a research associate for the Psychical Research Foundation, then taught parapsychology at the Institute for Retired Professionals at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1981. He established a PRF Research Center in Florida and became president of Survival Research Foundation, a scientific and educational center investigating the question of survival after death, serving as associate editor of the journal Theta.

Berger published many papers and research briefs dealing with the survival question, one of which earned him the Robert H. Ashby Award from the Academy for Religion and Psychical Research in 1985. Besides his work on survival, he has written several historical and encyclopedic works on parapsychology.


Berger, Arthur S. Aristocracy of the Dead. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1987.

. Dying and Death in Law and Medicine. New York: Praeger, 1993.

. Evidence of Life after Death: A Casebook for the Tough-Minded. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1988.

. Lives and Letters in American Parapsychology: A Biographical History, 1850-1987. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1988.

Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

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