Rose, Ronald K(riss) H(ume) (1920-)

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Rose, Ronald K(riss) H(ume) (1920-)

Australian author who has investigated parapsychology and written extensively on the subject. He was born on March 9, 1920, at Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia. After many years of employment in public relations for the New South Wales Railways (1935-49) he returned to school and earned his degree at the University of Queensland (B.A., 1953). In 1957 he became an information officer of the Department of Territories, Commonwealth of Australia.

His special interest involved investigating parapsychology among the original peoples of Australia, New Zealand, and Samoa, about whom he wrote extensively. He and his wife appear to have been the first to conduct ESP and PK tests with them.


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

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

Rose, Ronald. "Australia's Medicine Men." Tomorrow (spring 1954).

. "Crisis Telepathy in Australia." Tomorrow (winter 1957).

. "Experiments in ESP and PK with Aboriginal Subjects." Journal of Parapsychology (September 1952).

. Living Magic. 1956. Reprint as Primitive Psychic Power; the Realities Underlying the Psychical Practices and Beliefs of Australian Aborigines. New York: New American Library, 1968.

. South Seas Magic. London: R. Hale, 1959.