Sunday, 15 September 2013

PI:Past & Present: Loyd Auerbach - Haunted by Chocolate

Loyd Auerbach

Loyd Auerbach, a noted author and public speaker about many paranormal subjects has been involved in the paranormal community since sometime in the early 1980s. In 1978 he received a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology, and by 1986 released his first book “ ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologists Handbook”.

Mr Auerbach founded the “Office of Paranormal Investigations” in 1989, the OPI website is an interesting and detailed place for information based on Mr Auerbach's findings and methods. His team consists of paranormal investigators and consultants who are interested in “psi” related phenomena such as psychic and extrasensory perceptions but also delve into the world of ghost hunting and spiritualism.

Mr Auerbach was also a Consulting Editor and a columnist for FATE magazine from 1991 to 2004, possibly the longest running and most respected “para” magazine, with its first print run in spring of 1948.
Loyd Auerbach is also a professional mentalist and “psychic entertainer”, He performs under the pseudonym “Professor Paranormal” for private and corporate functions. He is also the on the Board of Directors for the “Psychic Entertainers Association” of which he also served as President from 2001 to 2005

More recently Mr Auerbach has created a program through the HCH Institute called “Parapsychological Studies Certification Program”, which offers on-campus and distance learning, and is registered with the State of California.
On top ODF this program Mr Auerbach is also on the faculty of Atlantic University where he teaches an online graduate course titled “Principles of Parapsychology”
Amongst his other credits is being the “Public Information and Media Consultant” to the American Society for Psychical Research”
Currently, Loyd Auerbach is on the Advisory board for the Rhine Research Center.

An unrelated fact about Mr Auerbach is that he is also a professional chocolatier, and produces chocolate under his brand name “Haunted by Chocolate”

Here is a list of Loyd Auerbach books

  • The Ghost Detectives' Guide to Haunted San Francisco (2011, ISBN 978-1-61035-007-5).
  •  A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium (2005, ISBN 978-1-933177-04-5).
  •  Hauntings & Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide (2004, ISBN 978-1-57951-072-5),
  •  Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal (2004, ISBN 978-1-57951-067-1),
  •  Mind Over Matter (1996, ISBN 978-1-57566-047-9)
  • Reincarnation, Channelling and Possession: A Parapsychologist's Handbook (1993, ISBN 978-0-446-36333-4)
  •  Psychic Dreaming: A Parapsychologist's Handbook (1991, ISBN 978-0-446-36056-2)

Loyd Auerbach's has also been involved in many television shows, as well as appearing on air in various programs. He has made appearances on paranormal-related programs for the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, A&E, the History Channel, theSci Fi Channel and TechTV.

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