by Ernst Senkowski
back to TOC
A-6.1 VOICES ON TAPE (VOT)
We are there for those who are waking up.
The first extraordinary voices on magnetic sound carriers occurred during experiments made to document the somatic utterances of mediums during séances using the unreliable magnetic steel-wire magnetophones (von SZALAY, USA, 1940-1950). On September 17th, 1952, Padre (Father) GEMELLI, in the presence of Padre ERNETTI, unintentionally recorded the spontaneous voice of his dead father in the physics laboratory of the Catholic University of Milan. An article by BAYLESS about successful recordings of ‘absolutely genuine psychic voices’ in the vicinity of von SZALAY was published in the Journal of the ASPR in 1959, but was virtually ignored by the parapsychological establishment (ROGO/BAYLESS, p. 95 and followings). After JUERGENSON († 1987), after several years of experimenting, had the courage to inform the (at first Swedish) public about his being conviced of the ‘radio communication with the dead’ , several thousand amateurs in technics in more than twenty countries have dedicated themselves with varying success, either on their own, or in groups organized on a private basis to the verifying and documenting of VOT.
 – title of Swedish original in 1964: “Roesterna från Rymden” (voices from space), German translation in 1967
Experimenters of the early times of VOT, who were particularly concerned with the recording of paranormal voices, with improving their quality and quantity, and who worked for disseminating their knowledge, were RAUDIVE († 1974), RUDOLPH († 1988), BUSCHBECK († 1984) in West Germany, Alex SCHNEIDER and Roman Catholic Priest L. SCHMID († 1976) in Switzerland, SEIDL († 1980) in Austria, Conte MANCINI-SPINUCCI and TRAJNA in Italy. The English speaking countries first learned of this voice phenomenon with the translation of RAUDIVE’s book “Unhoerbares wird hoerbar” with the English title ‘Breakthrough’ in 1971 . Despite of the engagement of the successful experimenters BONNER, CASS, SHEARGOLD, research in England came almost to a halt after the publication of a series of articles by ELLIS. Funded by a grant from circles close to the SPR, ELLIS did provide a detailed account of the then controversial situation, but, in line with the negative attitude held by his mentor CUTTEN (secretary of SPR), he sought to explain away among others in particular RAUDIVE’s results as misinterpretations and deceits stemming from wishful thinking . Interested individuals also began experimenting in the USA (LAMOREAUX, S. SMITH, WELSH) and confirmed the experiences of European researchers.
 The decision on publication was with Sir Robert MAYER. It was made after he had convinced himself of the existence of the voices and of their paranormal nature under controlled conditions in the presence of RAUDIVE; see A-8 and BANDER, WATSON, p.309.
 On this subject see BAYLESS (Voices, p. 232): ‘This argument is absolute nonesense.” SMITH in JSPR (Dec. 1972): ‘(The voices are) hearable tea-leaves” (synonym for ‘coffee-grounds’). Regarding the SPR’s dubious behaviour in the WEBSTER case, see C-17.
In the course of time larger associations and more local groups were organized (see G-39.4):
FRG: (VTF, FGT, TBSF DARMSTADT, AFJ BERLIN); AUSTRIA: (VTFOE) extinct; ITALY: (AISP, CEMM (extinct), GSAM); USA: (AAEVP); LUXEMBURG (CETL); FRANCE: (IRSP and others); ENGLAND: (TCS); BRAZIL, MEXICO.
back to TOP
Overmore, a number of individuals are working in this field in SPAIN, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, SWEDEN, FINLAND, and ISRAEL.
Regarding similar activities in other countries, we have only little reliable indications. The Russian parapsychologist Barbara IVANOVA wrote in ‘Paranormale Heilung’ (paranormal healing) about ‘A linguistic approach to the problem of the voices from the unknown’. ‘Bioplasma’: INYUSHIN. ‘Bioenergy and hypersensibility’: WLASSOW, NAUMOW, ADAMENCO. In a letter addressed to Tina LAURENT, member of the AAEVP, English parapsychologist Benson HERBERT quoted from an article by ROMEN (university of Alma Ata) entitled ‘Bioplasma: psychical and auto-regulation’:
‘Yoga and autosuggestion can radically influence the bioenergetic processes in a human system …offering the possibility of preserving the personal ego in a defined physical form under conditions of extreme stress and after death. This energy-based image retains the personal characteristics independently of space- and time factors – and constitutes a recognizable individual.’
The exchange of experiences, which is of varying intensity, is - in addition to the understable hindrences - made more difficult by dissents between individuals as a consequence of different personal motives. Small group meetings are held periodically or with irregular intervals, mainly in Italy and in France. The first big congresses dedicated exclusively to (I)TC shall be expressly mentioned: PSI-Tage (PSI days) in Basel in 1989 and in São Paulo in 1992. Further congresses were realized (according to an incomplete listing) in France in 1994 and 1995, in Buedingen (Germany) in 1995, in São Paulo in 1997, in Houffalize (Belgium) in 2000; another is planned to take place in Toluca (Mexico) in 2002, and a next in Vigo (Spain) in 2004. In addition to short representations published in literature on border sciences by
BUTLER, CARDOSO, DELAVRE, DETERMEYER, ELLIS, FOY, FULLER, MACRAE, MACY, PRESI, RINALDI, ALEX SCHNEIDER, SENKOWSKI, STEIN, TRAJNA,
more extensive reports on the experiences gained were published (with cassette (K), and recently, some CDs, too) by:
ALVISI, BACCI (K), BANDER, BAETTIG (K), BERGFELD, BIRON, BRUNE, BRUNE/CHAUVIN, CAPITANI (K), C.E.M.M., COLACIURI, DARNELL, DREISS, ESTEP, FORNOFF (K), E. FRANZ (K), FULLER, GOLDSTEIN, GRANDSIRE (K), HOLBE, JUERGENSON, KALS, KNIRSCHNIG, LOCHER/HARSCH (K), MEEK (K), NUNES, PAGNOTTA (K), RAUDIVE, REBECCHI, ROMANIUK, H. SCHAEFER (K), L. SCHMID, SEIDL, SIMONET, S. SMITH, STEUDEL (K), STREHMEL, TRAJNA, WEBSTER, WELSH,
and in Italy a rather big number of files on meetings, e.g.,
AUTORI VARI, ATTI/MANGANI, PETROLATI, C.E.M.M.
Since long is sold-out a phonographic record with examples of RAUDIVE’s recordings.
In chapter G-41 you find underlined the names of the authors of literature on ITC.
back to TOP September 2004
You are visiting our website: Wrld ITC.org To reach our homepage click here please.