Rosemarie Pilkington has been interested in psychic phenomena since childhood when she heard family stories of unexplained visions and happenings. As a young adult she immersed herself in articles, books, and journals on the subject and attended seminars and lectures sponsored by the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR).
Her second husband, a fellow teacher, was psychically and psychokinetically gifted and she learned a great deal about the practical functioning of a psychic’s mind from living with him. She also had many of her own psychic dreams and visions during this time. In helping him to do research for a doctorate, she contacted and became acquainted with many of the world’s leading parapsychologists, many of whom encouraged her to get her own doctoral degree in psychology.
Under the mentorship of world-renowned psychologist and parapsychologist Stanley Krippner she earned a Ph.D. in Psychology (Consciousness Studies) from Saybrook Graduate Institute doing her dissertation on children’s ESP. She presented the results of her experiment to the Parapsychology Association of which she is an associate member.
Pilkington wrote reviews of books on psychic phenomena and healing for FATE magazine, The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research and other periodicals. She was a consulting editor for the newsletter “Mind and Medicine” and taught adult education classes on Psychic Phenomena and Alternative Healing Methods. In her first book Men and Women of Parapsychology: Personal Reflections (now reissued as Esprit: Volume 1) she compiled and edited autobiographical essays and interviews from leading parapsychologists eliciting why they had entered the field, what they felt was important, and so on. The book was favorably reviewed and subsequently spawned several imitations by others.
She has since published the second volume, Men and Women of Parapsychology: Personal
Reflections: Esprit vol. 2, as well as The Sprit of Dr. Bindelof: The Enigma of Seance
Phenomena (all available from Anomalist Books or Amazon.com).