Bauer, Eberhard (1944– )
Eberhard Bauer, leading German parapsychologist, is a
professor of psychology at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Bauer emerged in the period of recovery of German psychical
research after World War II and became the leading German
historian of parapsychology. In 1981 he led in the
founding of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft zur Förderung
der Parapsychologie, the first successful academic parapsychology
organization in the post-Nazi era. He also became the managing
editor of Zeitschrift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der
Parapsychologie, the leading parapsychological journal pubEncyclopedia
of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Bauer, Eberhard
lished in Germany. For Bauer’s accomplishments as a historian
and as a researcher in psychokinesis (PK), the Society for Psychical
Research in England has made him a corresponding
Bauer, Eberhard. ‘‘Criticism and Controversies in Parapsychology.’’
European Journal of Parapsychology 5 (1984) 141.