Remembering Marcello Truzzi

Stanley Krippner

    Marcello Truzzi and I met at a Parapsychological Association (PA) convention and hit it off immediately.  He was surprised to see that I was so skeptical, and I was surprised that he was so open-minded.

    We shared a trip to China with several other PA members such as Hal Puthoff, Thelma Moss, and Jerry Solfvin.  This group represented a wide range of beliefs and worldviews, yet all of us caught the so-called "psychic children" using sleight of hand.  It was on this trip that I discovered that Marcello was an incredible gourmet, along with his other talents. 

    Later, he wrote a landmark chapter on magicians and psi for Advances in Parapsychological Research.  I only wish he would have written more because he had a fund of knowledge and understanding that was unique in our field.

Presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association.  Vancouver, British Columbia.  August 2 - 4, 2003.

Stanley Krippner is the Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco.  He has published more than 1000 professional papers.