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Philip C. Paul papers

Identifier: MS-0095

Scope and Contents

The Philip C. Paul papers contain books, booklets, brochures, certificates (copies), conference schedules, correspondence, flyers, journal articles, handwritten and typed letters, the Last Will and Testament of Philip C. Paul, lecture outlines for use on overhead projectors, magazines, membership cards, microfiche, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notices, pamphlets, photographs, postcards, reprints, resumes, surveys, technical proposals, tests, and unpublished articles.

Subjects, which cover the time period from 1972 to 2002, include the American Institute of Hypnotherapy, books by Darwin Gross, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Channeling, Coincidence, Conscientiology, Controlled Offensive Behavior, Dreams, Extraphysical Lucidity, Healing, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, The Monroe Institute, Near-Death Experiences, Out-of-Body Experiences, Paranormal Voices, Paraphysics, Parapsychology, Possessions, Projectiology, Prophecy, Psibrary, Psychokineses, Reincarnation, a report on "An Evaluation of Remote Viewing: Research and Applications" (1995), Seances, Skeptics, Soviet and Czechoslovakian Parapsychology Research, Soviet Psi Research, and UFOs.


  • 1972-2002

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Calvin Paul was born on August 4, 1948, in Maryland. In 1978, Paul obtained a B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology (with emphasis on Criminal Justice), from the University of Maryland. He later earned an M.S. in Clinical Counseling from Vanderbilt University. He was married to Melanie Paul and the couple counted as their family three Shetland Sheepdog therapy dogs, Molly, Locksley, and Lothair, and a cat, Chloe.

Paul joined the Air Force in 1969, served during the Vietnam War, and held many posts during his 25-year career including Turkey, Greece, England and the Beijing Embassy in China where he spoke fluent Chinese. He served at Langley Air Force Base in a number of positions, earning the Meritorious Service Award upon his retirement from the military in 1989. He also was awarded the small arms expert marksmanship ribbon and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross. An outstanding tennis player, Paul was co-captain of the Langley Air Force Base tennis team for many years. He was a musician, writer, and author.

Philip Paul was also experienced in radio broadcasting and sign language. He worked for the Transportation Department for Hampton City Schools where he was a substitute teacher. Because of his experience in public relations, he became the producer for the talk-show “Mike Rau” and became the Board Operator/News Announcer for WNIS (850 AM). He also a coached the Langley Air Force Base Varsity Tennis Team.

Philip C. Paul died on September 22, 2018.


4.20 Linear Feet (10 boxes)




This collection contains records related to the personal and professional life of Philip C. Paul (1948-2018), a writer who was interested in the areas of parapsychology, extraterrestrial life, and reincarnation.


Files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Melanie Paul on January 19, 2022.


This collection includes materials that contain offensive language and/or images. It is important for Ingram Library’s Special Collections to acknowledge that racism and bigotry, including terms considered derogatory and terms that were used historically, are present in this collection. Encountering racist or derogatory content can be difficult and painful. The University of West Georgia offers counseling and other support services for current students, faculty, and staff.

Guide to the Philip C. Paul Papers
Bernadette Hernandez
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States