Randall, John L(eslie) (1933-)

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Randall, John L(eslie) (1933-)

British school teacher and parapsychologist. Randall was born on November 27, 1933, in Warwick, England. He studied at Leicester University (graduate certificate in education), Leicester College of Technology (honors degree in chemistry; minor in biology), and the University of London (B.Sc., honors). He taught at secondary schools for four years prior to his position as biology master at Leamington College, a grammar school for boys (1962-79). In 1979 he became a biology teacher at the King Henry VIII School, Coventry.

He was a member of the Society for Psychical Research, London, and served on the council from 1978 onward. He introduced psi experiments and the study of parapsychology into a General Studies course for sixth form students. He has a special interest in the philosophical implications of psi and biological theories relating to psi and is a supporter of Rupert Sheldrake 's theories concerning formative causation. He has written a number of papers and books on parapsychology.


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

Randall, John L. "Biological Aspects of Psi." In John Beloff, ed. New Directions in Parapsychology. London, 1974; Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1975.

. Childhood and Sexuality: A Radical Christian Approach. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Dorrance Publishing Company, Inc., 1992.

. "A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 51, 1981.

. Parapsychology and the Nature of Life. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.

. "Psi Phenomena and Biological Theory." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 46, 1971. Reprint in Rhea A. White's Surveys in Parapsychology. N.p., 1976.

. Psychokinesis: A Study of Paranormal Forces Through the Ages. N.p., 1982.

. Tests for Extrasensory Perception & Psychokinesis. N.p.,1980.

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