A specific wish of Dr. Tanous was for the Foundation to conduct a definitive study of his life. The Foundation sponsored a research project to document and preserve the details of his life and work. The researchers have complied over 70 hours of audio/video taped interviews in addition to written reports, photos, surveys and other related documents.

Now that this phase of the preservation is complete, the Foundation is making the results of the research available to researchers and other interested parties. The research material will help to further the understanding of the life of Alex as well as provide additional insight into the diversity of his work. It is that diversity which distinguishes him from others in his field.

If you would like more information on this project and accessibility to the material and or have information you feel would be of interest to add to the data collected, please contact the Foundation.

The following comments are from the final report submitted by Ms. Bennell and Dr. Frohock.

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 ways of living have been examined, debated and/or dismissed. —Researcher, Polly Bennell. Polly Bennell, of Portland, Maine, is a psychotherapist, writer and filmmaker whose productions have won numerous national awards. She has taught media and/or communications for Vermont College/Norwich University and at the University of Southern Maine and Maine College of Art.

Alex was a teacher and 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. Fred M. Frohock, is a Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University where his academic concentrations are political philosophy, law, and bioethics. He is the author of seven books, including his latest Healing Powers, and numbers of articles in scholarly journals.

The Alex Tanous Foundation’s Mission is to further the lifelong work and teachings of Dr. Alexander Tanous. Our goal is to increase public access to Dr. Tanous’ lectures and writings by making this information readily available and accessible through a variety of mediums.

The Foundation’s historical archive is crammed with documentary evidence of firsthand corroboration, as well as scientific verification of Alex’s psychic abilities, that needs to be released to the world. Help us to assist others in reclaiming their spiritual and psychic abilities.

We are preparing to move ahead with our mission of making all the information in the Alex Tanous archives accessible to everyone. A campaign has been organized to help fund this endeavor. Our goal is to reach $5,000. To those who loved Alex and to those whose lives Alex touched. Please give as generously as you can.

Make checks payable to the:

Alex Tanous Foundation
P.O. Box 3818
Portland, Maine 04104-3818.

Thank-you so much for your support, your generous donation to the Alex Tanous Foundation a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, is tax deductible.

“You will have a son,” Kahlil Gibran counseled Alex’s father, “a man of exceptional gifts, of great abilities—but also a man of great sorrows.”

Alex Tanous’s biography

Before he was born—even before his parents met—it was foreseen that he would have Psychic Powers. “You will have a son,” Kahlil Gibran counseled Alex’s father, “a man of exceptional gifts, of great abilities—but also a man of great sorrows.” Alexander Tanous, born in Van Buren, Maine in 1926 began to display unusual psychic powers at the age of 18 months. By the time 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, the boy was killed by a train. Coincidence? Not according to the evidence of his later years.

Read The Psychic’s Prayer, written by Alex Tanous.

The offspring of psychic parents, he was born with a veil, the mystic cross and a five-pointed star on his left hand, the traditional markings of a psychic. By 1960, Alex realized that he possessed not only the traditional psychic power of predicting the future, but also a wide variety of other abilities. With an eye towards furthering scientific knowledge in this area, he submitted himself to the American Society for Psychical Research for testing. Dr. Karlis Osis, Director of the ASPR, has said, “In a series of ESP tests given to Dr. Alex Tanous in which he scored very high, the law of probability that it was chance was 1 out of 3000.” The odds that his test scores could have been coincidence were 99.9% against.

Dr. Tanous completed a classical education at Boston College and collected an impressive array of degrees—M.A. in philosophy from Boston College in 1960; M.A. in Sacred Sciences and Ph.D work at Fordham University; M.S. Ed. Counseling from the University of Maine in 1973; Doctor of Divinity from the College of Metaphysics in Indiana in 1965. Between 1965-1967 Alex taught Theology at Manhattan College and St. Johns University, both located in New York City. In recent years he taught classes on Psychic Phenomena and related topics at the University of Southern Maine.

From 1968 until the time of his death, he was associated with the American Society of Psychical Research. During this time, he served as the ASPR’s leading “gifted” subject in many experiments. Alex also applied his talents to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders at a psychiatric clinic in Pennsylvania and to studies of Psychic Healing conducted at McGill University in Canada.

Also documented by the ASPR are his powers of astro-projection, bilocation, ESP, psychometry, the Bergman test, and all of his past predictions. In addition, he demonstrated the ability to practice teleportation, faith-healing, communication with ghosts, solidifying light and projecting his thoughts on a screen.

His reputation as a gifted psychic led to many invitations to lecture at major universities and organizations around the world. He was the focus of magazine and newspaper articles, and a guest on many radio and television shows, and participated in numerous documentaries on Psychic Phenomena. He was also the author of several books, including Beyond Coincidence and Understanding and Developing Your Child’s Natural Psychic Abilities. Please go to the Publications page for more information on Dr. Tanous’ writings.

Alex appeared in the following the following movies:

Journey into the Beyond
Mysteries Beyond the Triangle
Alex Tanous and ESP Atomic et Galaxie
Jupiter Menace