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Finding Aid to the Jule Eisenbud collection on Ted Serios
and thoughtographic photography

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250
speccoll@umbc.edu

Jule Eisenbud collection on Ted Serios and thoughtographic photography, 1931-2001, bulk 1964-1989
Collection 23
Size of Collection: 20 linear feet
Accession numbers: 2002-13, P2008-14
Records collected by: Jule Eisenbud

Short Description of Collection:

The Jule Eisenbud collection on Ted Serios and thoughtographic photography, originating mainly from the 1960s during the years of Dr. Jule Eisenbud's experimentation on renowned psychic photographer Ted Serios, provides an introduction to the psychic phenomenon 'thoughtography'. Serios possessed an apparent ability to place images on film with his mind using psychic energy that continues to baffle researchers and critics to this day. Ample numbers of these psychic photographs, or 'thoughtographs,' produced through extensive experimentation with Eisenbud, illustrate Serios's paranormal ability. Eisenbud, whose main field was psychiatry, maintained substantial correspondence with colleagues in the field of paranormal psychiatry as well as an ongoing correspondence with Ted Serios. Although Eisenbud's work in paranormal psychology included a variety of experimentation with different subjects, his work with Ted Serios and thoughtography is the main focus of the Eisenbud Collection. The collection is arranged into 11 series: Correspondence, Medical and Legal Documents, Financial Documents, Eisenbud Writings, Non- Eisenbud Writings, Awards, Session Notes, Artwork, Multimedia, and Photographs.

Selected Search Terms:

Eisenbud, Jule.
Serios, Ted.
Cottrell, Susie.
Randi, James. (The Amazing Randi)
Kiyota, Masuaki.
Spirit photography.
Parapsychology.
Eisenbud, Jule -- Archives.



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