Mak, A(rie) (1914-)

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Mak, A(rie) (1914-)

Dutch school director and experimenter in the field of parapsychology. He was born November 23, 1914, at Alkmaar, Netherlands. He was an instructor and director at Sneek Technical School, Sneek, Netherlands (1939-56), and later director (1959-60). Mak was a member of the Amsterdam Parapsychologische Kring and served as research officer of the Studievereniging voor Psychical Research (Dutch Society for Psychical Research). Contributor of articles to astronomy journals, he won the Van de Bilt gold medal for the best amateur astronomical observations in 1950.

He studied telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis and took part in experiments (with Jan Kappers, A. H. de Jong, and F. v. d. Berg) to test clairvoyance quantitatively. He also studied the question of evidence for reincarnation.

Sources:

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