Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research Newsletter

The Light: July 2005

The Light: July 2005

Celebrating Our 15th Year in Remembrance of Our Founder: Dr. Alexander S. Tanous

Celebrating Our 15th Year in Remembrance of Our Founder: Dr. Alexander S. Tanous

Alex's Timeline

1926 Born, Van Buren, Maine
1929 Brother Nolan Herbert born
1929 Out-of-Body Experience, 18 months old
1930 Brother Joseph Nagel Hayheme born
1931 Brother Joseph Wakine Gregory born
1933 Brother Joseph Vernerd Randolph born
1934 Brother Charles Beshara Abdow born
1935 Brother David John Francis is born
1937 Father "Thomas" died unexpectedly
1938 Brother Thomas Jr. born
1944 Van Buren High School graduate
1945 Military service 6-7 months, medical discharge
1950 Fort Devens
1954 Stonehill Seminary (to 1957)
1956 Camp Counselor/Camp Roosevelt Boy Scout Camp
1957 Brother David died, September
B.S. history, Boston College
Mother (Alice) and brother Nagel died
1960 M.A. Philosophy, Boston College
Brother Nolan died
1961 Continued Studies
1962 Attended Ecumenical Council in Rome (1962-65) Vatican II
Stonehill College/Our Lady of Holy Cross Seminary
1963 M.A. Philosophy, Fordham University
1964 Doctoral Studies, Fordham University
1965 Taught theology at Manhattan College and St. John's University, N.Y. (to 67)
Brother Wakine buys summer camp, Alex summers with family (65-68)
Doctor of Divinity from College of Metaphysics
1967 Visited Blind School regularly Cathedral, Portland, ME Sisters of Mercy
1968 Teaching, Thornton Academy (to 1974 WT)
1973 M.S. Counseling, University of Southern Maine
1974 Bermuda Triangle expedition, Ju!y 21 to Aug. 3
1975 "Beyond Coincidence" book publishing
1978 Remote viewing project, federal government
Let go from St. Anselms because of psychic activities
Work at the Casey Institute (78-79)
Began teaching at Chevrus High School
1979 "Is Your Child Psychic?" book publishing
Plane crash, Bangor, Maine Nov. 18, 1979, 4:35 p.m.
1982 Quebec City police case, murdered girl
1984 Case work with Secret Service re: various intelligence operational mattens / (re: letters to Pres. Reagan)
1985 Trip to London
Trip to China, summer
1986 Trip to California, visit to David Viscot, psychiatrist friend, met Terry Ogisu
Trip to Egypt, summer
1987 Heart attack, Canada, ignored symptoms and went to Japan- heart damage
1989 Hospitalized with stomach pains (pancreatic cancer)
1990 Finished writing "Contact" manuscript
Died, July 7, 1990 (heart failure)


From The Foundation....

Celebrating Fifteen Years

The Alex Tanous Foundation was created by the late Dr. Alex Tanous in March, 1990. It was his hope to continue his teaching and research through the Foundation, in the areas related to physical and spiritual development including, but not limited to creativity, creativity and healing, and the teaching of creativity. The Foundation’s mission is to further the work of Dr. Tanous through increased public access to his writings and lectures through a number of different mediums and to foster interest in research in those areas of particular interest to Dr. Tanous who was a noted psychic and parapsychologist and devoted his entire life to healing, research of anomalies, writing, lecturing, and love for his fellow man….

Alex Tanous who was born in Van Buren, Maine in 1926 spent his life traveling extensively all over the world but his home was always in Portland, Maine. He had many dreams and hopes for his wondrous work and research to be carried on through the Foundation. His students, associates, friends and the world kept him constantly traveling, researching and exploring. No one who met or knew Alex Tanous ever left with a feeling other than comfort, love, and friendship.

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. The Foundation:

*sponsored creativity lectures, film series, workshops, and panel discussions locally at the University of Southern Maine where Dr. Tanous taught courses.;

*categorized by topic and filed in acid free folders all of Dr. Tanous writings; published his book Dreams and republished Understanding Your Child’s Psychic Abilities; created a data base by topic including videos and cassettes of his classes and lectures enabling the Research Assistant to forward packets of information and copies of material to people making inquires;

*maintains a Web Site where you will find a new, redesigned site with a first of its kind Digital Library where you can access research, collect data on Dr. Tanous’ life work and look up your favorite topic that he lectured to on! Please visit the library at and see what you might find!

*publishes a yearly Newsletter with information on Foundation activities;

*funded a $50,000 research project into the personal and professional life of Dr. Tanous conducted by Professor Fred Frohock, Ph.D, Syracuse University and Researcher Polly Bennell, Portland, Maine which yielded 40-50 taped interviews and a bound report of the findings and conclusions reached by the researchers;

*donated $10,000 to the Cancer Center Research Foundation in Maine for their Family Research and Caring Center;

*funded the Rhine Research Center in Durham, N C. with $75,000 to help establish the Alex Tanous Research Library at this site; this library houses an impressive collection of historic parapsychology material as well as current material in many languages in fields relating to parapsychology. The Rhine also utilizes the space for lectures, workshops, and special events.

The Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research has recently commissioned Axon Design Management of Portland, Maine to develop a Comprehensive Plan to assist the Foundation Board as it positions the Foundation for the 21st Century.

Our focus for the Alex Tanous Foundation in the coming year is to enhance the Web Site to become a virtual Foundation Center. This is where people from all over the world could see Alex’ own paintings and photography, hear the music Alex composed, hear about Alex’ life and his foundation, attend his classes, see and hear people talking about Alex and the effect he had on their lives, browse through his writings with the option of downloading for a fee, access a large library of psychic materials, and access a storefront with books, DVD’s,etc. They will also be able to read the latest information about psychic research and find out what activities are happening in their area through postings on the Bulletin Board. Serious researcher, colleagues, historians, friends, and browsers can stop at the Guest Book and share their own personal experiences or stories about Dr. Tanous.

We hope that you will share in our 15th Year Celebration of the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research by stopping by our Web Site at and sharing a story with us, shopping at the Online Store or doing a bit of research in the Digital Library! Remember to check back often as our site will grow and expand.