Alex Tanous Foundation

Formed in 1990, this organization seeks to conduct rigorous scientific research in areas related to physical and spiritual development, including, but not limited to, the development of creativity, creativity and healing, and the teaching of creativity. The foundation serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of anomalies.


Borderland Sciences Research Foundation

Founded in 1945 by Meade Layne as Borderland Sciences Research Associates, concerned with the "border-land" region between fantasy and reality, fields of parapsychology, the occult,  psychic research, hypnosis, dowsing, radiesthesia, radionics, telepathy, and other phenomena. Layne showed a special concern with flying saucers. BSRA published many mimeographed bulletins, including Flying Roll and Meade Lane's Round Robin, now known as the Journal of Borderland Research.

Around 1960, the organization evolved into Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, Inc. It explores phenomena that orthodox science cannot or will not investigate, and it offers recognition, understanding, and encouragement to individuals who are having unusual experiences of the borderland type or are conducting research in the occult.

Center for Frontier Sciences (What’s Going On At Temple University?)
The history of science has shown repeatedly that many of the most important scientific discoveries have been initially disregarded. Thus, scientists working at the forfront of knowledge face considerable obstacles. With this in mind, Temple University established the Center for Frontier Sciences in 1987.


In l988 Dr. Beverly Rubik relocated to Philadelphia to become founding director of the Center. The Center facilitated global information exchange, networking, and education on frontier issues of science and medicine. Two important foci of the Center were alternative/complementary medicine and the matter-mind-spirit interrelationship. The Center was the first of its kind in the world linked to a major university and spawned sister centers at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and the University of Milano, Italy. A journal, Frontier Perspectives, was founded in 1990 by Rubik and was published and distributed semi-annually to over 3,500 affiliates of the Center in 58 countries.

The Center hosted free public lectures, and International Roundtable Meetings and Proceedings. Luminary members and lecturers included David Bohm, Gerald Edelman, Roger Penrose, Karl Pribram, Sir John Eccles, Herbert Froehlich, Larry Dossey, and Robert Jahn.


In late 1995 Dr. Rubik left Temple University to continue her work as an independent scholar and consultant and founded the Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit corporation.

In 1998, a prominent representative of authoritarian science (scientism), Martin Gardner,  published the article What’s Going On At Temple University? in the Sept-Oct 1998 issue  of Skeptical Inquirer:

“In recent years Temple University, a distinguished coeducational institution in Philadelphia, has become a center for the promulgation of some of the wildest aspects of pseudoscience. It all began in 1986 when Richard J. Fox, chairman of Temple’s board of trustees, met with some fringe scientists in London. He became impressed by their difficulties in getting work published that went beyond ‘mainstream paradigms.’ ‘Paradigm’ is still a favorite buzzword of maverick scientists and those who write about them.”


Although Frontier Perspectives is still apparently being published under auspices of the Center for Frontier Sciences, Temple University, no mention is made of this center in the list of “Centers” at the Temple University home page:
Issues appear to be available only in archives or through collections ie;
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY STATEMENT, in courier font, with traditional contact information appears on the Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge UK website:

The Energy Medicine Institute

Esalen Institute
Founded in 1962 by Michael Murphy and Richard Price as an educational center for the exploration of unrealized human capacities.
Esalen Center For Theory & Research: “The Esalen Center for Theory & Research supports essential philosophic, academic, and research aims of the Esalen Institute. It evaluates frontier inquiry, creates networks of pioneering individuals, and works to catalyze new discoveries that promote personal and social transformation.”

Foundation for the Advancement of Energy Medicine

Foundation for Mind Being Research

Independent Researchers' Association for Anomalous Phenomena (IRAAP): founded in 1997.


International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc


Institute of Heartmath

A nonprofit 501(c)(3), is a recognized global leader in researching the critical link among emotions, heart-brain communication and cognitive function. The following scientists are associated with Heartmath; Robert Neil Boyd, Peter Gariave, Rollin McCraty, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Vladimir Poponin, Glen Rein, William Tiller.


Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin

The Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin is a private think tank in Austin, Texas, established in 1985 to explore advanced concepts in forefront scientific areas.  Its activities range from theoretical studies to publication in professional journals of such fundamental topics as gravitation, inertia, energy and cosmology. The Institute's Director, H. E. Puthoff, Ph.D., is a member and officer of several professional organizations (NY Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Society for Scientific Exploration)


Institute of Biosensory Psychology, St. Petersburg Russia.

According to their website, “The Institute is a non-commercial private educational institution providing additional professional education and training in fields of biosensory psychology, bioenergy informational studies, healing, breathwork and paranormal practices. The Institute has carried on its activity under different organizational forms since 1993. In that time period approximately 100,000 people have undergone studies.”


Institute of Noetic Sciences

Located in Northern California, IONS is a nonprofit membership organization that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness. Founded by Edgar Mitchell.


International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL)  

See Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR)




International  Institute of Biophysics  Neuss Germany

Albert Fritz Popp is an important contributor

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)
ISSSEEM Central Office
356 Goldco Circle
Golden CO 80401

An interdisiplinary organization dedicated to improving human health and welfare thriugh the advancement of education, practice, training, and research in the emerging field of subtle energies and energy medicine be (a) increasing the knowledge of the membership about the fields of subtle energies and energy medicine via meetings, educational programs, publications, and special interest groups; (b) improving applications of subtle energies and energy medicine through high standards of professional practice, peer revies, ethics, and education; (c) promoting Independent Exploration Groups; and (d) disseminating information to the public about subtle energies and energy medicine.

ISSSEEM provides two publications:
Bridges: a quarterly magazine providing a resource for those interested in the study of informational systems and energies that react with the human psyche and phsiology, either enhancing or perurbing healthy homeostasis.

Intuition Network

The purpose of the Intuition Network is to help create a world in which all people feel encouraged to cultivate and use their inner, intuitive resources.


Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR)

This program was established in 1979 for the sole purpose of rigorous scientific study of the interaction of human consciousness with random physical processes. Three types of research have been persued: anomalous human/machine interactions, remote perception, and theoretical modeling of consciousness. The experimental agenda consisted of studying the interaction of human consciousness with sensitive physical devices, systems, and processes, and developing complementary theoretical models to enable better understanding of the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality.

 The PEAR lab was closed in Feb 2007, and the PEAR program has been incorporated  into the broader venue of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL).


Rhine Research Center

“An Integrative Center for the Study of  Consciousness


Society for Scientific Exploration

Publishes Journal of Scientific Exploration


Publications only

Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Journal
A peer reviewed journal providing guidelines, scinetific background, and scinetific credibility for subtle energies applications, and to support increased dialog among clinicians, healers, and the scientific and medical communities. The Journal Advisory Board includes Robert O. Becker, Dolores Krieger, Charles Tart, and William Tiller. [1]


[1] Membership includes subscription to Bridges, and a reduced subscription rate to the SEEM Journal. For membership information, call 303-425-4625 ; fax 303-425-4685; email; Web: