Fahler, Jarl Ingmar (1925– )
Finnish psychologist, hypnotherapist, parapsychological researcher.
Fahler was born December 27, 1925, in Mariehamn,
Finland, and studied at the University of Helsinki (B.A., 1952;
M.A., 1953). He served successively as a staff member of the
Foreign Department and the Finnish Police (1950–54); as a visiting
research fellow at the Parapsychology Laboratory, Duke
University, and the Research Laboratory, Parapsychology
Foundation (1957–58); and as a staff member of the Finnish
Ministry of Home Affairs (1960–62). He served as president of
the Society for Psychical Research, Finland (1951–62), and was
a charter member of the Parapsychological Association.
Fahler experimented with ESP and psychokinesis, psychological
aspects of ESP in hypnosis, and precognitive factors in
relation to introspective awareness. He also studied spontaneous
psi phenomena in Finland. Beginning in 1959 he concentrated
his research on the states of awareness induced by mescaline,
LSD, and psilocybin, about which he published several
articles in Finnish and Swedish journals.
Sources
Fahler, Jarl I. ‘‘ESP Card Tests With and Without Hypnosis.’’
Journal of Parapsychology 21 (1957).
Fahler, Jarl I., and R. J. Cadoret. ‘‘ESP Card Tests of College
Students With and Without Hypnosis.’’ Journal of Parapsychology
22 (1958).
Fahler, Jarl I., and H. H. J. Keil. ‘‘Nina S. Kulagina A
Strong Case for PK Involving Directly Observable Movements
of Objects Recorded on Cine Film.’’ Research in Parapsychology,
1974. Edited by J. D. Morris, William G. Roll, and R. L. Morris.
Metuchen, N.J Scarecrow Press, 1975.
Fahler, Jarl I., and Karlis Osis. ‘‘Checking for Awareness of
Hits in a Precognition Experiment with Hypnotized Subjects.’’
Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 60
(1966).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.