Rose, Ronald K(riss) H(ume) (1920– )
Australian author who has investigated parapsychology and
written extensively on the subject. He was born on March 9,
1920, at Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia. After many
years of employment in public relations for the New South
Wales Railways (1935–49) he returned to school and earned his
degree at the University of Queensland (B.A., 1953). In 1957
he became an information officer of the Department of Territories,
Commonwealth of Australia.
His special interest involved investigating parapsychology
among the original peoples of Australia, New Zealand, and
Samoa, about whom he wrote extensively. He and his wife appear
to have been the first to conduct ESP and PK tests with
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Rose, Ronald. ‘‘Australia’s Medicine Men.’’ Tomorrow
(spring 1954).
———. ‘‘Crisis Telepathy in Australia.’’ Tomorrow (winter
———. ‘‘Experiments in ESP and PK with Aboriginal Subjects.’’
Journal of Parapsychology (September 1952).
———. Living Magic. 1956. Reprint as Primitive Psychic
Power; the Realities Underlying the Psychical Practices and Beliefs of
Australian Aborigines. New York New American Library, 1968.
———. South Seas Magic. London R. Hale, 1959.