Mak, A(rie) (1914– )
Dutch school director and experimenter in the field of parapsychology.
He was born November 23, 1914, at Alkmaar,
Netherlands. He was an instructor and director at Sneek Technical
School, Sneek, Netherlands (1939–56), and later director
(1959–60). Mak was a member of the Amsterdam Parapsychologische
Kring and served as research officer of the Studievereniging
voor Psychical Research (Dutch Society for
Psychical Research). Contributor of articles to astronomy journals,
he won the Van de Bilt gold medal for the best amateur
astronomical observations in 1950.
He studied telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis and
took part in experiments (with Jan Kappers, A. H. de Jong,
and F. v. d. Berg) to test clairvoyance quantitatively. He also
studied the question of evidence for reincarnation.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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