There is no official biography, for Andrija's own résumé click here


Andrija's second wife, Bep Hermans wrote down her story and categorized his life in a book called:

MEMORIES OF A MAVERICK


To order the book through this website click here



At the end of Andrija’s life he put together a manuscript called:

ELF MAGNETIC MODEL OF MATTER AND MIND,
THE ORIGIN OF LIFE AND THE ART OF HEALING


It was never published but has now been scanned and put into PDF format on this site.

To read or download click here

 

Until a good biography is written, here's a short one by Amit Adler:

Andrija (Henry) K. Puharich M.D., LL.D., was born on February 19, 1918 in Chicago, United States. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1947 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Permanente Hospital in California.

During his scientific career Dr. Puharich held 56 American and foreign patents for his inventions in the fields of medical electronics, neurophysiology and biocybernetics. His most known invention was a microelectronic hearing-aid for nerve deafs, which was developed in "Intelectron Corporation" in New York, a 1960 venture of Puharich where he had served as president and director of research for 10 years.

Furthermore, Dr. Puharich had various academic and professional memberships (the New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Aerospace Medical Association, and the American Association for Humanistic Psychology to name a few), had published over 50 papers and articles in scientific and professional journals and written a few books (Uri, Beyond Telepathy, The Sacred Mushroom, etc.).

In his everlasting need for new knowledge, Dr. Puharich turned to physics and tracked the footsteps of the Yugoslav scientist, Dr. Nicola Tesla, who experimented with new kind of electromagnetic waves in the beginning of the 20th century. During his own tests, Dr. Puharich found that these waves, known to science as Extremely Low Frequency non-hertzian electromagnetic waves (E.L.F or scalar waves), could have a dramatic effect on both people and the environment, for better or worse.

One more of Puharich's fruitful inventions had to do with the world's energy crisis. This invention, U.S. Patent 4,394,230, Method and Apparatus for Splitting Water Molecules, issued to Dr. Andrija Puharich in 1983, made complex electrical waveforms resonate water molecules and shatter them. This freed hydrogen and oxygen, thus creating a new kind of environment-friendly fuel made of water.

The list could go on. If I were to describe every single contribution made by Puharich, I would have probably needed to write a book. The more I knew about him, the more interesting and fascinating did Dr. Puharich become. He was truly a scientist with indubitable credentials.

What, than, makes such a respectable member of the scientific community turn all his efforts to a 30-year thorough research of the human mind and its psychic potential, risking his reputation and putting himself a target to mockery and ridicule?

Things are not quite what they seem...