Fahler, Jarl Ingmar (1925-)

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Fahler, Jarl Ingmar (1925-)

Finnish psychologist, hypnotherapist, parapsychological researcher. Fahler was born December 27, 1925, in Mariehamn, Finland, and studied at the University of Helsinki (B.A., 1952; M.A., 1953). He served successively as a staff member of the Foreign Department and the Finnish Police (1950-54); as a visiting research fellow at the Parapsychology Laboratory, Duke University, and the Research Laboratory, Parapsychology Foundation (1957-58); and as a staff member of the Finnish Ministry of Home Affairs (1960-62). He served as president of the Society for Psychical Research, Finland (1951-62), and was a charter member of the Parapsychological Association.

Fahler experimented with ESP and psychokinesis, psychological aspects of ESP in hypnosis, and precognitive factors in relation to introspective awareness. He also studied spontaneous psi phenomena in Finland. Beginning in 1959 he concentrated his research on the states of awareness induced by mescaline, LSD, and psilocybin, about which he published several articles in Finnish and Swedish journals.


Fahler, Jarl I. "ESP Card Tests With and Without Hypnosis." Journal of Parapsychology 21 (1957).

Fahler, Jarl I., and R. J. Cadoret. "ESP Card Tests of College Students With and Without Hypnosis." Journal of Parapsychology 22 (1958).

Fahler, Jarl I., and H. H. J. Keil. "Nina S. Kulagina: A Strong Case for PK Involving Directly Observable Movements of Objects Recorded on Cine Film." Research in Parapsychology, 1974. Edited by J. D. Morris, William G. Roll, and R. L. Morris. Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press, 1975.

Fahler, Jarl I., and Karlis Osis. "Checking for Awareness of Hits in a Precognition Experiment with Hypnotized Subjects." Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 60 (1966).

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.