Green, Celia Elizabeth (1935– )
Founder and director of the Institute of Psychophysical Research,
Oxford, England, founded in 1961 to undertake research
in the field of parapsychology and in ‘‘hitherto unexplored
areas.’’ Green was born November 26, 1935, in London.
She studied at Oxford University, from which she received her
B.A. (1957), M.A. (1960), and B. Litt. (1960). From 1958 to
1960 she studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, on a Perrott
studentship in psychical research, and from 1957 to 1962 she
was research secretary of the Society for Psychical Research
(SPR), London. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
During the 1950s Green participated in the SPR study of
spontaneous paranormal phenomena in Britain, covering
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some fifteen hundred cases. She wrote several books and a
number of articles and contributed to the encyclopedia Man,
Myth, and Magic (1970). Green also translated the English edition
of René Sudre’s book Traité de Parapsychologie, published
as Treatise on Parapsychology (1960) in Britain and as Parapsychology
(1960) in the United States.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Green, Celia. The Decline and Fall of Science. London Hamilton,
1976.
———. The Human Evasion. London Hamilton, 1969.
———. Lucid Dreams. Oxford Institute of Psychophysical
Research, 1968.
———. Out-of-the-Body Experiences Proceedings of the Institute
of Psychophysical Research. London Hamilton, 1968.
———. ‘‘Report on the Spontaneous Cases Enquiry.’’ Proceedings
of the Society for Psychical Research 53, no. 191 (November
1960).
Green, Celia, and Charles McCreely. Apparitions. London
Hamilton, 1975.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.