Sunday, 16 December 2012

Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present: Professor William A Tiller

 Professor Emeritus William A Tiller

Today we are profiling Professor Emeritus [1] William A Tiller, a ground breaking physicist and pioneer in research into psychoenergetics [2].

Professor Tiller is often maligned by the scientific community for being a scientist who thinks outside the conventional theories of the scientific community.

His work involves proving that consciousness affects energy and matter, which conventional physics tells us is impossible.

A few quotes from an interview by Celeste Adams highlights Professor Tiller's view on his work (you can read the entire interview here: )

Professor Tiller “People know the things I'm talking about deep within themselves. What I have done is to articulate those things in the language that has value today, that is, the language of science. The goal that I have taken is to try to build a reliable bridge of understanding that will join seamlessly with our conventional knowledge and our conventional paradigm. This bridge will pass all the way through the subtle domains, to the domains of emotion, mind, and spirit, so that scientists and others can cross that bridge with confidence.”

There is no place, in the formal structure of the existing paradigm, where any human qualities of consciousness, intention, emotion, mind, or spirit can enter. Yet there's abundant data showing that humans can have a significant effect on physical reality, no matter how much conventional science denies that. They either have to sweep all this data under the rug, which is really what they've done, or they have to realise that the beautiful paradigm they have isn't beautiful enough. It means that a new expansion is required.”

Professor Tiller studied at the University of Toronto and obtained his B.A.Sc.[3] In 1952 with a degree in Engineering physics. He also gained an M.A.Sc.[4] And Ph.D [5]from the Toronto University.
Prof Tiller spent 9 years in the Westinghouse Research Laboratories as an advisory physicist.
He spent 34 years in Academia. From 1964 to 1992 he was professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where he also held the position of department chairman from 1966 to 1971.
in 1970, Professor Tiller was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship grant in Natural Sciences – Engineering.
Professor Tiller is a “Physics Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science”
So as you can see from Professor Tiller's education and experience he is an incredibly intelligent gentleman, with a much standing in his field.
Dr. Tiller's fields of specialisation are crystal growth, surfaces and interfaces, physical metallurgy, semiconductor processing, thin film formation, and computer simulation.

Professor Tiller is also the author of the book “Science and Human Transformation”, a book on esoteric concepts such as subtle energies, beyond the four fundamental forces, which he believes act in concert with human consciousness.
In 1971, Professor Tiller was invited to visit Russia with Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment as a member of a seven-man investigative team. They were doing psychoenergetics experiments. He saw people moving objects with their minds and levitating things. This trip confirmed his beliefs and solidified his future path of research and investigation.
Some may question Professor Tillers inclusion in this blog series, but by now you should have an understanding that the paranormal is not just ghosts, hauntings an aliens, but also includes many scientific principles and theories that fall outside the “normal” of human experience.
People like Professor William Tiller and Dr Barry Taff are pioneers in fields that are often maligned and misunderstood by conventional science, often considered “fringe” science or “pseudo-science” a term often aimed at paranormal investigators. These are terms that have previously been applied to Dr Tiller's work even though some of his experiments have passed double-blind testing.
For paranormal investigations to be taken seriously, we need people like Dr Tiller and Dr Taff to be taken seriously and to be given the money they need to advance their studies, to further advance our own paranormal fields, whatever your interest in paranormal investigations an research might be.

Professor Tiller appeared in the 2004 film “What The Bleep Do We Know?”
Professor Tiller has published several books, over 250 conventional scientific papers and further 100 topics on psychoenergetics
. Here is a list of just a few of Professor Tiller's writings

  • The Science of Crystallization: Macroscopic Phenomena and Defect Generation, Cambridge University Press, 1991
  • The Science of Crystallization: Microscopic Interfacial Phenomena, Cambridge University Press, 1991 (reprinted 1995),
  • Psychoenergetic Science: A Second Copernican-Scale Revolution, Pavior Publishers, 2007,
  • Some Science Adventures with Real Magic, Pavior Publishers, 2005,
  • Conscious Acts of Creation: The Emergence of a New Physics, Pavior Publishers, 2001
  • Science and Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness, Pavior Publishers, 1997,
  • Foreword to Matrix Energetics: The Science and Art of Transformation, Atria Books, 2007, Richard Bartlett

Selected papers 

The effects of emotions on short-term power spectrum analysis of heart rate variability. McCraty R, Atkinson M, Tiller WA, Rein G, Watkins AD. -American Journal of Cardiology, 1996 Feb. 

Laplace-transform technique for deriving thermodynamic equations from the classical microcanonical ensemble. Eric M. Pearson, Timur Halicioglu, and William A. Tiller -Physical Review, 1985 Nov. 

Corona discharge photography. DG Boyers, WA Tiller -Journal of Applied Physics, 1973. 

What are subtle energies? WA Tiller -Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1993. 

Electronic device-mediated pH changes in water. WE Dibble Jr, WA Tiller -Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1999.

All Dr Tiller's Papers are available for download from
You can also find Dr Tiller on Facebook at

Further Reading and Links

[1] Emeritus is a post-positive adjective used to designate a retired professor, bishop, or other professional.
[2] Psychoenergetic Science involves the expansion of traditional science to include human consciousness and human intention as capable of significantly affecting both the properties of materials (non-living and living) and what we call "physical reality."
[3] B.A.Sc – Bachelor of Applied Science degree
[4] M.A. Sc. - Master of Applied Science degree
[5] Ph.D -Doctor of Philosophy

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