International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals
About Archives Practices Contribute Contacts Search

   

Periodical: The Journal of Borderland Research

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Round Robin.
A Bulletin of Contact and Information for Students of Psychic Research and Parapsychology / A Factual and Non-Sectarian Publication issued in the Interests of Borderland Sciences Research Associates (BSRA) and all Students of Psychic, Occult, Spiritistic and Parapsychological Phenomena.
Other titles: Journal of Borderland Research
1945--1960 Monthly, bimonthly
San Diego, CA. Publisher: Borderland Sciences Research Associates. Editor: N. (Newton) Meade Layne.
Succeeds: Flying Rolls Succeeded by: Journal of Borderland Research --> Borderlands
1/1, February 1945-16/6, September 1960. 24 pp., $2.50-$5.00 a year (included with membership in BSRA.

The journal is said to have had a more occult companion publication called Flying Rolls that was reserved for select students of an inner group. Layne (1882-1961) was an academic and a poet, with a personal interest in the occult and spiritualism, whose open-boundaried methods and outlook he sought to apply to the study of the unexplained and mysterious realities that traditional science ignored. He had been a student of Frater Achad's and Israel Regardie's and formed part of the congeries of Southern California occultists, spiritualists, Theosophists, Forteans, etc., of the period, including Max Freedom Long of Huna fame and others. The journal seems to have been designed originally (as its subtitle indicates) as a source of contact information for like-minded researchers: "A Bulletin of Contact and Information for Students of Psychic Research and Parapsychology." Layne was a Fortean and modeled this journal on that of the Fortean Society. Like it, the journal was more interested in statements of fact than theories evolved to explain the facts. "Every fact is a child of God" and the "facts" concentrated on were those neglected or ignored by establishment science. See "Newton Meade Layne as a Fortean," https://www.joshuablubuhs.com. Despite the implicit agnosticism of Forteanism, Layne was closely involved with the trance medium Mark Probert, the "Telegnostic from San Diego," on whom Layne wrote for Ray Palmer's Fate. Probert's mediumship gave access to the Inner Circle of the Etherians and especially Yada D'Shiite, whose revelations figured prominently in the journal. The journal anticipated the UFO craze of 1947 by featuring the flying saucer phenomena of 1946 over San Diego, and UFOs thereafter played a prominent role, although Layne was convinced that they were not simply material objects but were rather "ether ships," evidence of the inter-penetration of planes of existence -- specifically from Etheria. Over the passage of time, and after it became Journal of Borderland Phenomena, the journal turned more to the unexplained generally, "the Fortean falls of objects from the sky, Teleportation, Radiesthesia, PK effects, Underground Races, Mysterious Disappearances, Occult and Psychic Phenomena, Photography of the Invisible, Nature of the Ethers and the problem of the Aeroforms (Flying Saucers," etc., and to the likes of aurameters, thought-forms, the Drown Homo-Vibra Ray, Lakhovsky Wave Oscillators, Schauberger Water Technology, Hoerbiger's hollow earth, etheric physics, Atlantis, Eeman Screens, free energy, the Shaver Mystery, psychic surgery, aura goggles, Magnetic Vitality Research, anti-gravity, Od, Vril, Prana, Radiesthesia, dowsing, radiant energy, free energy, and the like. In its early days the journal had close ties, both in readership and contributors, with Ray Palmer's magazines. The journal contained articles by Layne and "associates" of the BSRA and occasional contributions by or excerpts from Manly P. Hall, David Patterson Hatch, Hereward Carrington, and others. Layne's initial successor as editor of Journal of Borderland Research was Riley Crabb, an Hawaiian Theosophist and UFO lecturer and early proponent of the mystical use of LSD. LOC; Harvard University; California State University; Michigan State University; University of Illinois, Urbana, etc. California State Library; San Diego State Universitiy.

Journal of Borderland Research, The.
A factual and non-sectarian publication issued in the interests of Borderland Sciences Research Associates (BSRA) and of all students of psychic, occult, spiritistic and parapsychological phenomena / A Free-Thought Scientific Forum using the imagination and intuition to probe beyond the borders of human perceptions.
Other titles: Round Robin / Flying Roll / Borderlands, a Quarterly Journal of Borderland Research
1960--2004 Bimonthly; 7 (or 8 or 9) issues a year; quarterly; annual
San Diego, Vista, Bayside, Garberville, then Eureka, CA. Editor: Meade Layne, founder and director; Riley Hansard Crabb (1959-1985); Thomas J. Brown; Michael Theroux, managing editor; Vincent H. Gaddis, associate editor (of Round Robin).
Succeeds: Round Robin; Flying Rolls Succeeded by: Borderlands (1986-2004)
Corporate author: BSRA/F (Borderland Science Research Association / Foundation, Inc.)
1/1, February 1960-2004. 24-34 (originally mimeographed) pp. (varies), $5.00-$6.00 a year, included with membership in BSRA/F.

This was the continuation of Meade Layne's irregular, mimeographed Round Robin, started at the end of World War II, and was the organ of his Borderland Sciences Research Associates (later Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, Inc.), founded in 1946. On Layne, see the note under Round Robin. LOC; Harvard University; California State University; Michigan State University; University of Illinois,

Issues:Round Robin V12 N5 Jan-feb 1957
Journal Of Borderland Research V20 N3 Apr-may 1964
Journal Of Borderland Research V20 N4 Jun 1964
Journal Of Borderland Research V20 N5 Jul-aug 1964
Journal Of Borderland Research V20 N6 Sep 1964
Journal Of Borderland Research V20 N7 Oct 1964
Journal Of Borderland Research V20 N8 Nov-dec 1964
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N1 Jan-feb 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N2 Mar 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N3 Apr-may 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N4 Jun 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N5 Jul-aug 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N6 Sep 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N7 Oct 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V21 N8 Nov-dec 1965
Journal Of Borderland Research V22 N1 Jan-feb 1966
Journal Of Borderland Research V22 N2 Mar 1966
Journal Of Borderland Research V22 N3 Apr 1966
Journal Of Borderland Research V22 N7 Oct 1966
Journal Of Borderland Research V22 N8 Nov-dec 1966
Journal Of Borderland Research V23 N2 Mar-apr 1967
Journal Of Borderland Research V23 N3 May-jun 1967
Journal Of Borderland Research V23 N4 Jul-aug 1967
Journal Of Borderland Research V23 N5 Sep-oct 1967
Journal Of Borderland Research V23 N6 Nov 1967
Journal Of Borderland Research V23 N7 Dec 1967.
Journal Of Borderland Research V23 N7 Dec 1967
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N1 Jan-feb 1968.
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N1 Jan-feb 1968
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N2 Mar-apr 1968
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N2 Mar-apr 1969
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N3 May-jun 1968.
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N3 May-jun 1968
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N4 Jul-aug 19684
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N5 Sep-oct 1968
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N6 Nov 1968
Journal Of Borderland Research V24 N7 Dec 1968
Journal Of Borderland Research V25 N1 Jan-feb 1969
Journal Of Borderland Research V26 N2 Mar-apr 1970
Journal Of Borderland Research V26 N3 May-jun 1970
Journal Of Borderland Research V26 N4 Jul-aug 1970
Journal Of Borderland Research V26 N5 Sep-oct 1970
Journal Of Borderland Research V27 N1 Jan-feb 1971
Journal Of Borderland Research V27 N2 Mar-apr 1971
Journal Of Borderland Research V27 N4 Jul-aug 1971
Journal Of Borderland Research V27 N5 Sep-oct 1971
Journal Of Borderland Research V27 N6 Nov-dec 1971
Journal Of Borderland Research V28 N1 Jan-feb 1972
Journal Of Borderland Research V28 N2 Mar-apr 1972
Journal Of Borderland Research V28 N3 May-jun 1972
Journal Of Borderland Research V28 N4 Jul-aug 1972
Journal Of Borderland Research V28 N5 Sep-oct 1972
Journal Of Borderland Research V28 N6 Nov-dec 1971
Journal Of Borderland Research V29 N1 Jan-feb 1973
Journal Of Borderland Research V29 N2 Mar-apr 1973
Journal Of Borderland Research V29 N3 May-jun 1973
Journal Of Borderland Research V42 N1 Jan-feb 1986
Journal Of Borderland Research V42 N2 Mar-apr 1986
Journal Of Borderland Research V42 N3 May-jun 1986
Journal Of Borderland Research V42 N4 Jul-aug 1986
Journal Of Borderland Research V43 N2 Smar-apr 1987
Journal Of Borderland Research V43 N3 May-jun 1987
Journal Of Borderland Research V43 N4 Jul-aug 1987
Journal Of Borderland Research V43 N5 Sep-oct 1987
Journal Of Borderland Research V43 N6 Nov-dec 1987
Journal Of Borderland Research V44 N1 Jan-feb 1988
Journal Of Borderland Research V44 N2 Mar-apr 1988
Journal Of Borderland Research V44 N3 May-jun 1988
Journal Of Borderland Research V44 N4 Jul-aig 1988
Journal Of Borderland Research V44 N4 Jul-aug 1988
Journal Of Borderland Research V44 N5 Sep-oct 1988
Journal Of Borderland Research V45 N3 May-jun 1989
Journal Of Borderland Research V45 N4 Jul-aug 1989
Journal Of Borderland Research V45 N5 Sep-oct 1989
Journal Of Borderland Research V45 N6 Nov-dec 1989
Journal Of Borderland Research V46 N1 Jan-feb 1990
Journal Of Borderland Research V46 N2 Mar-apr 1990
Journal Of Borderland Research V46 N3-4 May-aug 1990
Journal Of Borderland Research V46 N6 Nov-dec 1990
Journal Of Borderland Research V47 N1 Jan-feb 1991
Journal Of Borderland Research V47 N2 Mar-apr 1991
Journal Of Borderland Research V47 N3 May-jun 1991
Journal Of Borderland Research V47 N4 Jul-aug 1991
Journal Of Borderland Research V47 N5 Sep-oct 1991
Journal Of Borderland Research V48 N1 Jan-feb 1992
Journal Of Borderland Research V48 N4 Jul-aug 1992
Journal Of Borderland Research V48 N6 Nov-dec 1991
Journal Of Borderland Research V48 N6 Nov-dec 1992
Journal Of Borderland Research V58 2004
Borderlands V49 Q1 1993
Borderlands V49 Q2 1993
Borderlands V49 Q4 1993
Borderlands V50 Q2 1994
Borderlands V50 Q3 1994
Borderlands V50 Q4 1994
Borderlands V52 N1 Q1 1996

Creative Commons License
IAPSOP materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
IAPSOP respects user and member privacy and personal data rights.