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Zdeněk Rejdák Ph.D. (November 7, 1934 – December 24, 2004, Czech Republic) was an important Czech psychologist and scientist in the field of psychotronics. In 1967 he introduced the name psychotronics instead of the name parapsychology used in the world to avoid its negative connotations and to define it as interdisciplinary subject, studying both the interaction between living organisms and their internal and external environment and energy processes in both these interactions. The main objectives of psychotronics were to verify and study the phenomena of telepathy, clairvoyance and psychokinesis, to discover new principles of nature. He founded International Association for Psychotronic Research - I.A.P.R.. He was especially focused on perspectives in extrasensory perception and telepathy. In substantial ways, Rejdák picked up the threads of the work of Břetislav Kafka, famous Czech hypnologist and one of founders of parapsychology.
His scientific career began in 1967 when he became a member of the "Coordination Group for the Research in Psychotronics". Since 1973, under the leadership of another well-known researcher František Kahuda, he has worked in the "Laboratory of psychoenergetics" at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. From the same year he also worked in the Laboratory of Psychotronics at the Faculty of General Medicine of Charles University in Prague. In 1980 he became the leader of the Center for the research in psychotronics and juvenology. In 1992, he found the Civic Association for Psychotronics and Juvenology". The initiative has not ceased to exist, but its activity ended after his death in 2004.
Zdeněk Rejdák promoted psychotronics as a physical science on the world-wide scale and for many years, he organized conferences on research in psychotronics. The first conference with an international participation on research in psychotronics took place in Prague (Czechoslovakia) in 1973. The psychotronics of this era is being understood as a new science in the terms of human bionics. The main objectives of psychotronics were to verify and study the phenomena of telepathy, clairvoyance and psychokinesis, to discover new principles of nature. The philosophy of the approach to studies and research on the issue of psychotronics were different from the approach used in parapsychology.
The name of psychotronics was adopted from French and was suggested to Rejdák by his cooperator, researcher and radio engineer Karel Drbal. After Mesmer's animal magnetism, "spiritism" and "parapsychology", psychotronics was meant to be the next phase of parapsychological phenomena research, which should culminate in the birth of a new science. In 1973 he founded the international association for the research in psychotronics (IARP) and became a president of the association. Rejdák worked along the lines defined by František Kahuda, who created his own hypothesis on the origin of psychotronic phenomena on the basis of hypothetical particles (so-called "mentioms") and mental energy. This school of his within the field of psychotronics he considers to be a new scientific field, which he calls "psycho-energetics". In the same year the Laboratory of Psychotronics at the Faculty of Universal Medicine within the Charles´ University in Prague was founded. and the Psycho-energetic Laboratory at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague
In 1976, Rejdák along with Milan Nakonečný published the very first concept of psychotronics as a field studying distant interactions among organisms, in a multidisciplinary context, as well as the physicists Alain Aspect and David Bohm, psychologist Stanislav Grof or neurophysiologist Karl H. Pribram. Around 1990, with the end of the communist era, Rejdák began to emphasise that psychotronics was a spiritual-based scientific concept. However, the Psychoenergetic laboratory was closed down in 1991, and the Laboratory of Psychotronics in 1992, As a result, the study of psychotronics has begun stagnate. Research in psychotronics was transferred to the private sphere and social organizations such as. the Czech psycho-energetic society and the Klub psychotroniky a UFO (The Psychotronics and UFO Club).
- Rejdák, Z.: Telepatie a jasnovidnost (Telepathy and clairvoyance). Svoboda, Praha 1970
- Rejdák, Z., Drbal, K.: Perspectives of telepathy. Melantrich, Praha 1970
- Rejdák, Z.: Guite to Psychotronigue. Carrllton 1988
- Rejdák, Z.: Průvodce po psychotronice (Guide of psychotronics). Gemma 89, Praha 1991
- Rejdák, Z.: Páter František Ferda (Msgr. František Ferda), Eminent, 1. vydání, Praha 1994, ISBN 80-900302-4-6
- Milan Nakonečný, Zdeněk Rejdák: Psychotronika. Časopis lékařů českých, 115, 1976, č. 1 (online)
- Rejdák, Z.:Gallery of personalities: Břetislav Kafka
- Sborník I. Konference o výzkumu v psychotronice (symposium, 1. conference of psychotronics research), Praha 1973
- (Psychotronics in Czech of society
- Rejdák, Zdeněk (1970). Telepatie a jasnovidnost (Telepathy and Clairvoyance), First Edition. Svoboda.p. 8-9
- Rejdák, Zdeněk (1991). Průvodce po psychotronice (Guite to Psychotronics), First Edition. Gemma89. ISBN 80-85206-04-8.p. 30
- František Kahuda: Mentiony a fyzikální projevy myšlení. (Mentions and physical exhibit cogitation) Časopis lékařů českých, (The Czech Medical man journal) 881, 1976, č. 29
- Rejdák, Zdeněk (1995). Perspektivy telepatie (Perspective Telepathy), Second Edition. Eminent. ISBN 80-85876-08-6.p. 289
- / Oldřich Válek, Heslo psychotronika (compendium of psychotronics), Praha 2007
- Talbot, Michael: The Universe as a Hologram
- Česká psychoenergetická společnost (Czech Psychoenergetical society
- Klub psychotroniky a UFO (The Psychotronics and UFO Club (KPUFO)