Ehrenwald, Jan (1900-1988)

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Ehrenwald, Jan (1900-1988)

Psychotherapist, psychiatrist, and author. Ehrenwald was born March 13, 1900, in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, and stud-ied at the University of Prague. He moved to England and practiced psychiatry in London. While there, an interest in parapsychology emerged and he joined the Society for Psychical Research. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and became a member of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association. He later moved to the United States, where he became a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists, a charter member of the Parapsychological Association, and a trustee of the research committee of the American Society for Psychical Research.

For 25 years he served as chief of the Psychiatric Outpatient Department of Roosevelt Hospital, New York City. After retirement in 1975, he lectured to audiences in Florida on the psychodynamics of creative individuals and in New York gave talks on professional methods and patient needs at Weschester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at Mount Kisco. Ehrenwald took a special interest in telepathy in relation to psychoanalysis. He contributed articles on parapsychology to various journals and wrote several books, including Telepathy and Medical Psychology (1948) and The ESP Experience: A Psychiatric Validation (1978). He died June 15, 1988.


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

Ehrenwald, Jan. Anatomy of Genius: Split Brains and Global Minds. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1984.

. "An Autobiographical Fragment." In Men and Women of Parapsychology, edited by R. Pilkington. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1987.

. The ESP Experience: A Psychiatric Validation. New York: Basic Books, 1978.

. The History of Psychotherapy: From Healing Magic to Encounter. New York: J. Aronson, 1976.

. New Dimensions in Deep Analysis. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1955.

. Psychotherapy, Myth and Method. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1966.

. Telepathy and Medical Psychology. New York: W. W. Norton, 1948.

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