Gesa Dröge: Prof. Dr. Ernst Senkowski (ITK) – Prof. Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson (DBVs)


Prof. Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson

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My books

Upcoming lectures
Latest publications

List of publications

Research areas and interests - with some online articles

Kurds and Kurdistan

Interesting links:

I am indebted to the following foundations and institutions for research grants and support:

Courses that I have given at the Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences,University of Iceland

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Methodology I
  • Methodology II
  • Parapsychology (optional)
  • Altered states of consciousness (optional)
Positions held:
Assistant Professor, 1st of May 1973
Associate Professor 1st of July 1978
Professor 1st of April 1989
Professor Emeritus 1st of February 1999.
Guest Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1982-1983.
Research Professor at the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene in Freiburg 1993-1995.
Adjunct Research Faculty Member, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California

Brief curriculum vitae

Service on committees at the University of Iceland Chairman of the Promotion Committee of the Faculty of Social Science, 1986 to 1992.
Member of the grant-giving Research Fund from1985 to 1991.
Member of the committee responsible for establishing Counseling Service at the University of Iceland.

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Republished several times, last 2012. 

Erlendur Haraldsson (left) with Dr. Karlis Osis (right) and two Indian colleagues, 
Parmeshwar Dayal of Allahabad and Dr. Jamuna Prasad.
India in 1973. 
They assisted us in our survey of deathbed-visions as 
we interviewing physicians and nurses in Indian hospitals. 
See Osis & Haraldsson, 1977.   
Bildquelle: EH

Published in January 2018.
(New edition of At the Hour of Death)

More information (engl., german)

Published in January 2017.

E. H., Duminda

E. H., Purnima

Published October 2015.

Published October 2019.

Released ín July 2013.
See reviews on www.amazon.com

E. H., Sathya Sai Baba

Published October 2012. Icelandic 2005. 

The departed Among the Living - Magonia Review
Paranormalia - Ghost in Iceland

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 77.2, Nr. 910, April 2013.
Parapsykologiske Notizer. Nr. 75 / 2013.  62-64.

Published 2012.
My biography, only available in Icelandic
Reviews:Hugarás, vefrit Hugvísindasviðs HÍ: „Á vit hins ókunna“
Hjalti Hugason prófessor í kirkjusögu
HÍ fréttir: Endurminningar Erlendar Haraldssonar

Published March 2021.
My Biography, in English

Published in 1964.

Published in 1966.

Með uppreisnarmönnum í gegnum brennd þorp

Meet the Icelandic journalist who took iconic photo of Kurdish leader (2017)

Published 1978, only in Icelandic
(About this world and the other
Survey about psychic experiences of Icelanders, their religiousviews and folkbelifs)


YouTube: In Gedenken an Prof. Dr. emer. Erlendur Haraldssson

25. Januar 2018

Erlendur Haraldsson - Winter 1955/56 - London Oxford Street


In his early youth Erlendur had a transformative experience 

When I was around 15, I became like reborn to myself,
and became aware of some inner reality that was also mysteriously external,
and so immensely greater than anything I had experienced or been aware of before.
It started suddenly in heavy rain during the middle of the day,
near some banks of pebbles on the seashore that lit up
as the sun suddenly shone and reflected on them.
Then I had the experience of being filled with light
that was immensely delightful and beyond words.
After a while this faded away but a vivid trace of it remained with me
and would sometimes – especially in my youth – sweep over me again.
After that there was never a doubt that there existed a superior/supernatural reality
that was sometimes closer and sometimes further away from my normal self.


With Dr. Stevenson at the Division of Perceptual Studies
in Charlottesville in 2002 or 2003

At the deathbed of Prof. Ian Stevenson


Seltjarnarnes, Iceland


Raksha Mask, Souvenir from Sri Lanka - Erlendur Haraldsson 

Books by Erlendur


Books by Erlendur - Facebook


Prof. Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson 
Professor emeritus 

*3.11.1931     †22.11.2020


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