Erlendur Haraldsson:

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Samantha Booth
University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections

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Finding aid encoded by Samantha Booth (28 January 2016)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections

Creator:
Erlendur Haraldsson

Title:
Erlendur Haraldsson fonds

Dates:
1974-2015

Quantity:
0.13m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 459 (A15-77)

English; Icelandic

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Biography of Erlendur Haraldsson

Erlendur Haraldsson was born in Iceland in 1931. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh (1955-1956) and the University of Freiburg (1956-1958), later studying psychology at Freiburg (1963-1966) and the University of Munich (1966-1969). In 1969-1970 he spent a year with Dr. J. B. Rhine at his Institute of Parapsychology in Durham, North Carolina, and in 1970-1971, he did an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where he met Dr. Ian Stevenson, leading to a life-long association and publication of joint papers. From 1971-1973 he worked with Dr. Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research in New York. He received a doctorate in psychology from the University of Freiburg in 1972, and became a lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Iceland in psychology in 1973; in 1989 he became a full professor, and in 1999, an emeritus professor. His research and publications have covered a wide range of religious and psychological topics, including mediums, reincarnation, and deathbed phenomena.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This fonds comprises some of the English-language publications by Icelandic scholar Erlendur Haraldsson regarding parapsychological and deathbed phenomena such as mediums, reincarnation, and other experiences surrounding death, including books, article offprints, and a bibliography to 2014.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Related Materials

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Custodial History

This fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in 2015 by Erlendur Haraldsson, facilitated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen (President, Survival Research Institute of Canada (SRIC)).

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Other Finding Aids

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Erlendur Haraldsson fonds [ 1974-2015 ]

BoxFolder
11 Bibliography 1964-2014 2015
2 Article offprints re: parapsychology and spiritualism 1974-2002
  • Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1974). “An experiment with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn Björnsson.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 68: 192-202.
  • Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1975). “A communicator of the "drop in" type in Iceland: The case of Runolfur Runolfsson.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 69: 33-59.
  • Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1975). “A communicator of the "drop in" type in Iceland: The case of Gudni Magnusson.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 69: 245-261.
  • Karlis Osis and Erlendur Haraldsson (1977).” Deathbed observations by physicians and nurses: A cross-cultural survey.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 71: 237-259.
  • Erlendur Haraldsson, J.G. Pratt and Magnus Kristjansson (1978). “Further experiments with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn Bjornsson.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 72: 339-347.
  • Erlendur Haraldsson and Joop M. Houtkooper (1991). “Psychic Experiences in the Multinational Human Values Study.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 85(2): 145-165.
  • Antonia Mills, Erlendur Haraldsson, & H. H. Jurgen Keil (1994). “Replication studies of cases suggestive of reincarnation by three independent investigators.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 88: 207-219.
  • Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop Houtkooper (1996). “Traditional Christian beliefs, spiritualism and the paranormal: An Icelandic-American Comparison.” International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. 6(1): 51-64.
  • Erlendur Haraldsson and Majd Abu-Izzeddin (2002). “Development of Certainty about the Correct Deceased Person in a Case of the Reincarnation Type in Lebanon: The Case of Nazih Al-Danaf.” Journal of Scientific Exploration. 16(3): 363-380.
3 “Appendix D” from Indridi Indridason: The Icelandic Physical Medium 2015
4 “Einer Neilsen i Island” 2015
Collected Books Karlis Osis and Erlendur Haraldsson. "At the Hour of Death." Revised edition. 1986
Guy Lyon Playfair. "New Clothes for Old Souls: Worldwide Evidence for Reincarnation. With an appendix by Erlendur Haraldsson." 2006
Erlendur Haraldsson. "The Departed Among the Living: An Investigative Study of Afterlife Encounters." 2012
Erlendur Haraldsson. "Modern miracles: Sathya Sai Baba: The Story of a Modern Day Prophet." 2013
Erlendur Haraldsson and Loftur R. Gissurarson. "Indridi Indridason: The Icelandic Physical Medium." 2015

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