is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and was recently
appointed to the faculty of Atlantic University, where he’s
involved in developing an online MA program in Parapsychology for
launch in the Fall of 2011/Winter 2012. He is the author A PARANORMAL CASEBOOK: Ghost
Hunting in the New Millennium (Atriad
His next book is co-authored with renowned psychic Annette Martin: The
Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco (Quill
Driver Books, April 1, 2011).
His 2004 releases are GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate
the Paranormal and HAUNTINGS
& POLTERGEISTS: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide (Ronin Publishing). His first book, ESP, HAUNTINGS AND
POLTERGEISTS: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (1986, Warner
Books) was named the “Sacred Text”` on ghosts by NEWSWEEK
(in August, 1996). PSYCHIC DREAMING (1991, Warner
Books; 1999 Barnes & Noble Books), deals with the current
understanding of dreams in general and psychic dreams in
particular. His third book,
REINCARNATION, CHANNELING AND POSSESSION, was published by Warner
Books in April, 1993. MIND OVER MATTER
(Kensington Books, 1996) focused on the limits human beings set for
themselves and on psychokinesis.
In 1999, he released the first video on "The Haunting of
the USS Hornet" (a haunted WWII era aircraft carrier in Alameda, CA).
Later in 2011, another book will have him jump
topics & genres to Chocolate
(just call him the “Chocolate Maven”). Look for Haunted by Chocolate: How to Go from
Chocoholic to Chocolate Gourmet in mid 2011. In 2009, he finished a
Professional Chocolatier course and began
selling his own unique chocolate products (“Ghost Drops”)
in late 2010, with more to come, including his chocolate fortune
system, The Cocoa Oracle. Information about the book, chocolate tasting
sessions and his own chocolates can be found at www.hauntedbychocolate.com.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC,
and was a featured speaker at their May 2006 conference “After Death: What Do We Know?”
at Duke University. He is
on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Forever Family
Foundation and the Windbridge Institute. He was a Consulting
Editor & columnist for FATE Magazine, a 50+ year old national
publication dealing with the “unexplained,” from 1991 to
the creator and principal instructor of the Certificate Program in
Parapsychological Studies at HCH Institute in
Lafayette, CA. This California
state-registered program started in 2005, and has been available for
Distance Learning since 2006. For more information, visit www.hypnotherapytraining.com/parapsych.cfm
has been an Adjunct Professor in Integral Studies at JFK University since 1983. The university, formerly in Orinda, CA, now
resides in Pleasant Hill,
CA. He also served on the faculty of
Graduate School for Integrative Psychology 1996-1998. He holds a BA in Cultural
Anthropology from Northwestern
University (1978), and an MS
in Parapsychology from JFK
(1981). In January, 2011, he began teaching
Parapsychology (online) through Atlantic
University of Virginia Beach, VA and is helping develop their
MA in Parapsychology program, to launch Fall 2011 or Winter 2012.
He has lectured for 20 years on the college speaking
circuit and continues to do so. He is also
available for appearances at Ghost Hunting, and Paranormal,
Metaphysical and Science
Fiction and Comic Book Conventions, Conferences and
events. Contact him at email@example.com
for booking information.
A married resident of Martinez, California, Prof.
Auerbach has been teaching Parapsychology and related topics in the San
Francisco Bay Area and in New York for three decades. He has taught
courses in Parapsychology, Anthropology, Altered
States of Consciousness, Science Fiction, Magic, and Media. He lectures to colleges and on
occasion to corporate audiences around the United States.
His first job in the field was as Public Information
and Media Consultant to the American Society for Psychical Research in
New York from 1982 through mid-1983. While there, he acted as a
spokesperson and as an intermediary to facilitate communication between
the media and the parapsychological community. Auerbach is an associate member
of the Parapsychological
Association, and a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration.
For over three decades, he has been investigating
cases of reported paranormal phenomena, helping people understand what
may (or may not) be going on in their lives. In 1989, he founded the Office
of Paranormal Investigations (OPI),
an outgrowth of the JFK
graduate program, which is a group for people to call when they believe
they have a psychic or paranormal disturbance, and a resource center
for Media, businesspeople, scientists, law enforcement agencies, and
attorneys. While OPI’s main investigations are in the
Bay Area, the group has affiliated investigators in many other areas of
the country through its own network. In addition, he is currently
working with several others to establish an organization to help
connect parapsychologists and the growing paranormal community (amateur
and hobbyist paranormal investigators and ghost hunters).
President of the Psychic Entertainers
Association (PEA) from 2001-2005, and again for a short time in
2006. The PEA is an
international organization of psychic entertainers (performers of
including mentalism, bizarre magick, hypnotism, cold reading, and allied arts).
He currently serves on their Board of Directors. He
has been one of the very few parapsychologists active in both psychical
research and mentalist/magicians' organizations.
Loyd Auerbach is an
accomplished Mentalist and Psychic Entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal for
private parties, corporations, at colleges and restaurants. His knowledge and interest in
magic began while he was a graduate student,
through a course he took intended to introduce the would-be researchers
to the methods of phony psychics.
He has since taught that same course a number of times. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, has served on the
Occult Investigations Committee of the Society of American Magicians,
and was 1989 President of Assembly 112 of the Society of American
Magicians. He received a
credit as a “Creative Consultant” to the Magic of David Copperfield X: The Bermuda Triangle (CBS 1988).
His work as a magician
shifted to Mentalist in late 1991 with his main focus is performing for
small, intimate groups (dinner parties, and the like) and his one-man
show for the corporate, association and college markets, "Professor Paranormal's Psychic Mind
Theater!" And he
loves to weave his love and knowledge of chocolate into it all (yes, it
can be done).
Loyd Auerbach is very interested and concerned
with media portrayals of the phenomena and the science of
Parapsychology. He has been a consultant to various television
producers and writers in the United States, Japan, and Great Britain,
providing both scientific and creative input, as well as help in
Loyd’s media exposure includes many
prominent appearances on television, including THE VIEW, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Stories, Criss
Angel: MindFreak, Larry King Live, the Today
Show, Unsolved Mysteries, Oprah, Popular Mechanics
for Kids, Mediums: We See Dead People,The New
Edge, Dead Famous, The Joan Rivers Show, Hard Copy, Evening Magazine,
The Late Show, PM Magazine, Hour Magazine, Strange Universe, Late Night with David Letterman, Voodoo Secrets, Vampire
Secrets, Science of the Impossible, and frequent appearances on Sightings. He’s often seen on
paranormal programs for the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, The
Learning Channel, A&E, the History Channel, the Sci
Fi Channel and TechTV.
His appearances on radio, podcasts and in print have numbered in the
Loyd Auerbach, M.S., is available as a consultant
and lecturer, for interviews, and of course, as Professor Paranormal. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by
phone through the Office of Paranormal Investigations at (415)
249-9275, or through his chocolate website, www.hauntedbychocolate.com
and email@example.com .