Green, Celia Elizabeth (1935-)

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Green, Celia Elizabeth (1935-)

Founder and director of the Institute of Psychophysical Research, Oxford, England, founded in 1961 to undertake research in the field of parapsychology and in "hitherto unexplored areas." Green was born November 26, 1935, in London. She studied at Oxford University, from which she received her B.A. (1957), M.A. (1960), and B. Litt. (1960). From 1958 to 1960 she studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, on a Perrott studentship in psychical research, and from 1957 to 1962 she was research secretary of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), London. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

During the 1950s Green participated in the SPR study of spontaneous paranormal phenomena in Britain, covering some fifteen hundred cases. She wrote several books and a number of articles and contributed to the encyclopedia Man, Myth, and Magic (1970). Green also translated the English edition of René Sudre 's book Traité de Parapsychologie, published as Treatise on Parapsychology (1960) in Britain and as Parapsychology (1960) in the United States.


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

Green, Celia. The Decline and Fall of Science. London: Hamilton, 1976.

. The Human Evasion. London: Hamilton, 1969.

. Lucid Dreams. Oxford: Institute of Psychophysical Research, 1968.

. Out-of-the-Body Experiences: Proceedings of the Institute of Psychophysical Research. London: Hamilton, 1968.

. "Report on the Spontaneous Cases Enquiry." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 53, no. 191 (November 1960).

Green, Celia, and Charles McCreely. Apparitions. London: Hamilton, 1975.

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