Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research Newsletter

The Light: March 2006

The Light: March 2006

Greetings!

Greetings!

Hello from the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific
Research! We welcome new and re-visitors to our Foundation and hope that you will take a look around our new "Virtual Center" online at our Web Site: www.alextnous.org!
On this Fifteenth Year Anniversary of the Foundation as well as Dr. Tanous' death, the Foundation celebrates what it has accomplished and what it plans
to do for the future. The Foundation has centered its activities around preserving, organizing and disseminating information about Dr. Tanous' life and work with particular reference to his interest in creativity, dreams, and healing.

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A Look Inside The Alex Tanous Foundation

A Bit of History
Dr. Alexander Tanous; A Pioneer In His Time
The Digital Library

 

Dr. Alexander Tanous; A Pioneer In His Time

"You will have a son, Kahlil Gibran counseled his father, a man of exceptional gifts, of great abilities - but also a man of great sorrows." Before he was born, even before his parents met - it was foreseen that he would have Psychic Powers.
On November 26, 1926, Alexander Scandah Tanous, the eldest of eight sons was born in Van Buren, Maine to Anne Alice Shalala Tanous and Thomas Tanous. Alex began to display unusual psychic powers at age 18 months. When he was nine, he had accurately
predicted the imminent death of an apparently healthy family friend. At thirteen, he cautioned a neighbor's son against crossing "railroad tracks; within a short time he was killed by a train." These early episodes in his life led into a lifetime of research, experiments, and study into the paranormal and related fields. Dr. Tanous graduated from the former Van Buren Boys High School in 1944; he served in the Army branch of the military and went on to complete a classical education at Boston College. From
1960 to 1965 he collected an impressive array of degrees - in Philosophy, Sacred Sciences, Education Counseling, and a Doctor of Divinity from the College of Metaphysics. He then began his career of teaching at Manhattan College, St. Johns University, Thorton
Academy and Cheverus High School. Alex worked with Dr. Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research in New York City for more than 16 years as they pioneered many scientific experiments. Dr. Tanous was also a self-taught artist and musician; in which much of his work was produced. He was a host to
many radio shows as well as a guest on television talk shows and documentaries. In the years before his passing he taught classes on Psychic Phenomena and Self-Help at the University of Southern Maine as well as lecturing and researching in Japan, China, Egypt
and Canada. Dr. Tanous died in 1990, with a lifetime of promoting education for all, young and old. From working with his younger brothers to working with mentally disabled children, Dr. Tanous' healing hands were always at work. No one who met or knew Alex
ever left with a feeling other than comfort, love, and friendship. At his bequest his Foundation will continue his work and making it accessible to all. ******************************************************Alex's specific wish was for the Foundation to conduct a definitive study of his life. The following comments were made by the two researchers who completed the extensive research into the life of Dr. Alex Tanous. "Alex was uncommonly well-loved. He was respected by his colleagues and respected and loved by his family. His legacy of deep insight and committed service to others is what will endure long after any specifics about Alex's life ways have
been examined, debated and/or dismissed." -Researcher Polly Bennell, Portland, Maine "Alex was a teacher and a healer who moved to the edges of these fields by virtue of the psychic powers that he asserted and used. Among the gratifying results of this
research has been the confirmation that Alex really was a good person, and that many people believe that his powers were genuine." -Researcher Fred Frohock, Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University In June 2002, the Alex Tanous Foundation
for Scientific Research announced the opening of the Alex Tanous Research Library located at the Rhine Research Center 2741 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, NC. (www.rhine.org) It is a visible accomplishment dedicated to fulfilling Alex's dreams and furthering the mission of the Alex Tanous Foundation. Copies of Dr. Tanous' Archives including the final report prepared by Dr. Frohock and Polly Bennell as well as the audio- video taped interviews will be digitized and a copy will be housed at the Alex Tanous Research Library.

 

The Digital Library

Take a look inside at our new "Digital Library" which is easily accessed from your own computer! Search your favorite topics that Dr. Tanous studied or do a search for a new one to read about! Some of the topics you can search for include: "dreams, healing, ghost, Alex, travel, out-of-body, ufo, genetic
memory, etc.....Most articles are in PDF format so that you can print them and read at your own convenience. And please check back often as we enter new material weekly, and be sure to visit the
"Music" and "Art Gallery" very soon, all work that was created by Dr. Alex Tanous! So come on in and explore our digital library at: www.alextanous.org/library!