Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News – 10.08.18

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on October 8, 2018

5d2a99c78568a2099b111f4008524afe copy


“…deep in the structure and quality of human nature there reside supersensory capacities, known of old but temporarily neglected, by means of which man is capable of achieving knowledge of the immaterial world, capable of perceiving events that occur in space-time beyond the reach which science claims for the senses. ”

– Eileen Garrett, Awareness (Helix Press, New York, 1943)

Upcoming Events –

Monday, October 8th – Lloyd Auerbach begins an 8 week online course for the Rhine Research Center, focusing on Investigating Hauntings, Apparitions, and Poltergeists: http://ymlp.com/znseQQ

Thursday, October 11th – Dr. Callum Cooper will give the 2018 Society for Psychical Research Gwen Tate Memorial Lecture, focusing on his research into telephone anomalies with a presentation titled – ‘Dead Ringers or Mistaken Mechanisms?’:

Friday, October 12th – The Rhine Research Center will host an online presentation from Josiane d’Hoop on integrating the teachings of Alice Bailey with the modern art of spiritual living through Esoteric Psychology: htymlp.com/zVmLum

Friday, October 12th – The Tara Yoga Center in Oxford, UK will host Ruper Sheldrake for a presentation on his recent publication Science and Spiritual Practices (Coronet Books, 2018) at The Richard Benson Hall:

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 – 6PM-9PM – The University of West Georgia will host the next Bill Roll Lecture – this year UWG welcomes Rhine Center’s Dr. Sally Rhine Feather for a presentation titled J.B. and Louisa E. Rhine’s Lifelong Partnership in Parapsychologyhttps://go.activecalendar.com/westga/event/the-bill-roll-lecture/ 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Dr. Jim Tucker, professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will review 50 years of research into past life memories including details of recent American cases: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/more-than-the-score-childrens-memories-of-previous-lives-registration-48063872336

November 10th, 2018 – the Society for Psychical Research will be hosting a  Study Day, chaired by Prof. Adrian Parker and organised by Erica Brostoff, on the topic of ‘Understanding the Uncanny’: https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=115

The Parapsychological Assocation has announced the 2019 dates for its annual convention – on July 4th-6th, 2018 the event will be held in Paris, France to honor the 100th anniversary of the Institut Métapsychique International. With Program Chair Ramsés D’León Macías and Arrangements Chair Mario P. Varvoglis, this event will bring together international researchers at the avant-garde of science: https://www.parapsych.org/section/59/2019_convention.aspx

Through December 19th, 2018, The University of Manitoba is hosting an exhibit featuring items from their collections relating to spiritualism and psychical investigation, including séances, life after death, dowsing, psychokinesis, automatic writing, Spirit photography and more – Investigation of the Human Psyche: Spiritualist and Parapsychology Collections at the University of Manitobahttps://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/3451594


Research Requests –

Art Funkhouser, a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, is researching how NDE experiences might influence dreams. His 10 question anonymous survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L6P6ZSZ

News and Relevant Links –

Ingram Library’s Special Collections at the University of West Georgia recently sponsored a lecture on the paranormal mind by Dr. Derek Lee, the inaugural Ingo Swann Research Fellow: https://www.westga.edu/news/around-uwg/swann-derek-lee.php

Skeptical researcher Tony Cornell discusses his views on séance phenomena and séance mediums in a recently uploaded video featuring footage from a 2002 recording in the  Classic Perspectives Lecture Series developed by the Parapsychology Foundation, Inc.: https://youtu.be/vtHQoER8bXI

Videos from this year’s Supernatural in Contemporary Society Conference (SCSC) at the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen are now available: https://www3.rgu.ac.uk/news-and-events/conferences/supernatural-in-contemporary-society-conference-scsc

The Institute of Noetic Science blog features a short article on a recent paper published in the the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research by IONS scientists Helané Wahbeh, Loren Carpenter and Dean Radin. The paper, titled “A mixed methods phenomenological and exploratory study of channeling,” details research conducted with five full-trance channelers in a pilot study at Mt. Shasta, California, in March 2017: https://noetic.org/blog/communications-team/exploratory-study

Nemo C. Morck reviews Terje G. Simonsen’s recent publication, Our Secret Powers: Telepathy, Clairvoyance and Precognition (Pari Publishing, 2018) for the Society for Psychical Research: https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/our-secret-powers-telepathy-clairvoyance-and-precognition-terje-g-simonsen

The late Robert Van de Castle’s 1966 dream research is quoted in a recent article from Paula Cocozza on Night Terrors: What do anxiety dreams mean? (Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/03/night-terrors-what-do-anxiety-dreams-mean

The Survival After Death blog offers a Transcription and Translation of Experiements with Uri Geller at Stanford Research Institute:  http://survivalafterdeath.blogspot.com/2018/09/transcripcion-y-traduccion-de-los.html

Parts 1 and 2 are now available for Eric Wargo’s recent appearance on Erik Davis’ Expanding Mind podcast to discuss his publication, Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious (Anomalist Books, 2018):

Eric Wargo on Expanding Mind – Part 1: https://expandingmind.podbean.com/e/expanding-mind-–-time-loops-092718/
Eric Wargo on Expanding Mind – Part 2: https://expandingmind.podbean.com/e/expanding-mind-–-time-loops-part-2-100418/

After reading recent publications from Dean Radin, Eric Wargo and Mitch Horowitz which deal with the possibilities hinted at in contemporary physics and studies of applied psi functioning, progressive New Thought pioneer Harvey Bishop asks – Are We Living in Quantum Time Machines? (Part 1 of an ongoing series): https://www.harvbishop.com/?p=1650

Papers of Note –

Dr. Bruce Greyson (University of Virginia), Surbhi Khanna, and Lauren E. Moore have published a paper, Full Neurological Recovery From Escherichia coli Meningitis Associated With Near-Death Experience, providing analysis of the NDE experience that lead Dr. Eben Alexander to publish his book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife:

For Dr. Alexander’s response to the paper see: http://ebenalexander.com/independent-medical-review-validates-facts/

Charles Edward Andrew Lincoln IV (Boston University) has published a paper looking at The Tax Consequences of a Haunted House:

The Law and Magic Blog features a brief abstract related to psychics in probate law – What Ghost Up Must Come Down: The Highs and Lows of Psychic Mediums in Probate Law: http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/2018/10/psychics-in-probate-law.html

Jay Tamplin-Wilson (University of Greenwich) has uploaded a paper on The Real Ghostbusters: To what extent can the available theories account for all of the features of hauntings?: https://www.academia.edu/8414317/The_Real_Ghostbusters_To_what_extent_can_the_available_theories_account_for_all_of_the_features_of_hauntings

Maria Vinod (Maison interuniversitaire des sciences de l’Homme) has a recent paper, published in Oral Traditions, titled The Fairy Seers of Eastern Serbia: Seeing Fairies—Speaking through Trance: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326065338_The_Fairy_Seers_of_Eastern_Serbia_Seeing_Fairies-Speaking_through_Trance


New Entries in the Psi-Encyclopedia –

Russel Targ –  https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/russell-targ
Unusual Ways of Test for Psi – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/unusual-ways-testing-psi-0
Maroczy Chess – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/maroczy-chess
Ingo Swann – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/ingo-swann

Doctor’s Advice –

“It does seem to be true that thinking too hard about retrocausation will create a brain ache. So I recommend limiting retro-pondering thoughts to no more than an hour a day.”

– Dean Radin, Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Science

Featured Sounds –


Skinwalker Ranch – a beautiful ambient composition from astrophysicist, Massimo Teodorani, Professore a Contratto di Fisica, Università di Bologna:


Featured Photo –


DIY Psi-Tech: Oct. 4th, 2018 – Raybun County, GA energy healer, Edd Edwards, and Dr. Ross Dunseath, UVA School of Medicine, on top of Roberts Mountain at the Monroe Institute where they are building a specially designed chamber to measure Edwards anomalous electro-magnetic interactions with more accuracy. (Photo courtesy of Edd Edwards)

Psi in the News is a service brought to you by the Liminal Analytics: Applied Research Collaborative – with a focus on COLLABORATIVE – if you have updates, events or relevant links that you would like included in our next edition please feel free to get in touch with us using the contact link in the sidebar!

If you enjoy our weekly Psi in the News series please consider making a small donation to help us develop and expand this resource – CLICK HERE TO DONATE. 

Special thanks to Cherylee Black for links to the paper related to Dr. Eben Alexander!


3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Susan Demeter-St Clair said, on October 8, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Love this page! I will be bookmarking you for further reading and exploration

  2. Tom Ruffles said, on October 10, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Good to see you back, David. This is a valuable service.

  3. David said, on October 10, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you Tom! I’m excited for the possibilities offered in this new format – and it’s heartening to hear from so many folks who enjoyed this series when it was running on Reality Sandwich.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: