Free Spirit; Resources for Personal and
Social Transformation (Directory)
Quarterly networking publication of New Age topics and information,
primarily for the New York metropolitan area. Similar
networking periodicals serve most major urban areas in
North America. Free Spirit covered the arts, business services,
children and childbirth, events and gatherings, healing and bodywork,
intuitive arts and sciences, movement, martial arts and
yoga, natural foods and nutrition, schools, certification and degrees,
spiritual practices, social change, therapy and counseling,
tools of life, and women’s concerns. It included ‘‘Yellow
Pages of Consciousness,’’ addresses of organizations, and a
comprehensive calendar of events. Free Spirit was distributed
free in locations in the area it served. Last known address 34
Prospect Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217.
Frei, Gebhard (1905–1967)
Roman Catholic priest and professor of philosophy and
comparative religion. He was born March 24, 1905, at Lichtensteig,
St. Gallen, Switzerland. He took his Ph.D. in 1935 at the
University of Innsbruck and then became a professor of philosophy
and comparative religion at the Theological Seminary of
SchöneckBeckenried, Switzerland, in 1933. He founded and
served as a professor at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich. He
also acted as president of the Swiss Society of Philosophy and
the Swiss Society of Catholic Psychotherapeutists.
Frei served a term as president of Imago Mundi, the international
society of Catholic parapsychologists. He wrote many
articles on parapsychological subjects and edited a series of
books titled Grenzfragen der Psychologie (Borderline Questions of
Psychology). He served as the Vatican’s consultant on parapsychology
and contributed to Konstantin Raudive’s study of
electronic voice phenomenon. Frei died October 27, 1967.
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Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
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———. ‘‘Die Heutige Situation in der Parapsychologie’’
(The Present Situation of Parapsychology). Neue Wissenchaft.
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Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Raudive, Konstantin. Breakthrough. New York Taplinger,