Ehrenwald, Jan (1900–1988)
Psychotherapist, psychiatrist, and author. Ehrenwald was
born March 13, 1900, in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, and studied
at the University of Prague. He moved to England and
practiced psychiatry in London. While there, an interest in
parapsychology emerged and he joined the Society for Psychical
Research. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of
Medicine and became a member of the Royal MedicoPsychological
Association. He later moved to the United States,
where he became a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine,
a member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists,
a charter member of the Parapsychological Association, and
a trustee of the research committee of the American Society
for Psychical Research.
For 25 years he served as chief of the Psychiatric Outpatient
Department of Roosevelt Hospital, New York City. After retirement
in 1975, he lectured to audiences in Florida on the psychodynamics
of creative individuals and in New York gave talks
on professional methods and patient needs at Weschester Institute
for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at
Mount Kisco. Ehrenwald took a special interest in telepathy in
relation to psychoanalysis. He contributed articles on parapsychology
to various journals and wrote several books, including
Telepathy and Medical Psychology (1948) and The ESP Experience
A Psychiatric Validation (1978). He died June 15, 1988.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Ehrenwald, Jan. Anatomy of Genius Split Brains and Global
Minds. New York Human Sciences Press, 1984.
———. ‘‘An Autobiographical Fragment.’’ In Men and
Women of Parapsychology, edited by R. Pilkington. Jefferson,
N.C. McFarland, 1987.
———. The ESP Experience A Psychiatric Validation. New
York Basic Books, 1978.
———. The History of Psychotherapy From Healing Magic to
Encounter. New York J. Aronson, 1976.
———. New Dimensions in Deep Analysis. New York Grune &
Stratton, 1955.
———. Psychotherapy, Myth and Method. New York Grune &
Stratton, 1966.
———. Telepathy and Medical Psychology. New York W. W.
Norton, 1948.