Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.8.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 8, 2019

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“We did not examine the data for psi…”

–  Arthur Reber and James Alcock, Why Parapsychological Claims Cannot Be True  (Skeptical Inquirer)

– Upcoming Events –

July 10th, 2019 – The Foresight Institute is hosting Dr. Zarinah Agnew (UCSF, Irrational Labs) for a discussion on Experimental Societies: Prototyping Social Structures for the Future:

July 10th, 2019 – The Applied Precog Project is hosting a free “Learn Remote Viewing by Doing” webinar at 12PM PT:

July 11th-15th, 2019 – The 2019 Energy Science and Technology Conference will be held in  Hayden, Idaho:

July 12th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Jim Matlock for a discussion on Signs of Reincarnation: What We’ve Learned (Online Option Available – See Link for Details):

July 13th, 2019 – The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies will host Mind Beyond Brain – Emerging Evidence for Life After Death at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, Massachusetts:

July 18th, 2019 – The Society for Psychical Research will host Ross Bartlett and Matthew Smith for a lecture on Reimagining the Out-of-Body Experience:

July 18th – 20th, 2019 – The Institute for Noetic Science will host their 18th Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California – this year’s theme is The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future Now:

July 26th-28th, 2019 – The United States Psychotronics Association will hold their annual conference in Chicago:

July 31st, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:

August 2nd, 2019The Rhine Research Center will host Dr. Christopher Laursen (University of North Carolina Wilimington) for a presentation on Deepening Our Understanding of Psi Experience – a lighthearted, interactive review of projects, actions, and visions that reshape and enhance psi research. This includes the results of his recent work with his graduate students, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the Rhine to enact consilience – collaborating to better unify the making of knowledge about our extraordinary experiences:

August 4th-has 7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function will be held in Kunming, China – To Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com), and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

August 11th–20th – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:

August 28th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, for a discussion on Poltergeists and Possession:

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:

September 13th-14th – The University of Northampton will host the Trans-States Conference – this year’s theme is The Art of Revelation:

September 20th-22nd, 2019 – The 43rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research will be held in Leicester, United Kingdom:

September 30th-October 1st, 2019 – The Fourth Transpersonal Research Colloquium will be help in Paris, France – this year’s theme is Engaging the Transformative Dimensions of Consciousness in Research:

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:

October 5th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a training seminar focusing on how to Train and Open your Mind to the Benefits of Self-Hypnosis:

November 8th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Debra Diamond for a discussion on What Really Happens in the Afterlife? Lessons from the End of Life and Beyond:

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:

– Research Requests and Calls for Papers –

Volunteers Needed – Researchers at the University of Derby’s School of Human Sciences are conducting a study about remote viewing — participants can take part in the study in person (at the University of Derby campus on Kedleston Road ) or online. The experiment will attempt to use remote viewing to try to describe the location of a specific ‘missing’ person.

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), in partnership with iRiS Intuition, Paris France, is pleased to announce the competition for an award for remote viewing research. The Warcollier Prize is a financial prize jointly created and shared by IRVA and iRiS Intuition and presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.
Deadline for submissions July 15th, 2019.


Submissions are now open for the 3rd Annual Rhine Short Story Contest –  Do you have a psy-fantasy or ghoulish narrative that would make Edgar Alan Poe proud? Perhaps you or someone you know has had a psychic experience that you could relate in a short story? This is your opportunity to share it with your friends at the Rhine Research Center.

Writers and experiencers from all over the globe will be submitting their adventures in precognition, telepathic fantasies or poltergeist incidents for the chance to win cash or other prizes and to share their creations at a Rhine event in October, 2019.

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:

For those ages 55-90, if you have symptoms of depression or other mood disorders, and you’d like to try an experimental meditation smartphone app being developed by the Institute of Noetic Science as a treatment, please go to this survey to see if you’re eligible for the study:

The Society for the Academic Study of the Supernatural mailing list is intended as a place to share news and information relating to the study of the ‘supernatural’, broadly defined. You can subscribe by visiting the webpage at:

The Estate of Ingo Swann has posted an ‘open invitation to anyone who experiences dreams, premonitions, visions about future events‘ to participate in The Prophecy Project database initiative to create a ‘central prophecy registry‘:

– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –


A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide support for Dr. Stanley Krippner in light of Saybrook University’s termination of his employment.

For more information: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-dr-stanley-krippner

Massimo Biondi was awarded the 2019 PA Outstanding Contribution Award at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association conference in Paris:

Rex G. Stanford was awarded the 2019 PA Outstanding Career Award at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association conference in Paris:

Why Parapsychological Claims Cannot Be True (Skeptical Inquirer):

In collaboration with the University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies, the University of Minas Gerais will study accounts of past lives (Rio Times Online):

A Reported Psychic Vision During the American Revolutionary War (Psychical Research Foundation):

Researchers Have Successfully Made First-Ever Robotic Arm That Can Be Controlled By Your Mind (Good News Network):

How the Mind Emerges from the Brain’s Complex Networks (Scientific American):

Carlos Alvarado explores the work of Polish Psychical Researcher Julian Ochorowicz (Parapsychology – News, History, Research):

Ministry of Apparitions – Malcolm Gaskill reviews Owen Davies’ A Supernatural War: Magic, Divination and Faith During the First World War (London Review of Books):

Near-Death Experiences May Stem from the Brain Blending Waking and Dreaming States, Study Suggests (Live Science):

Why So Many Medical Advances Never Make it to Mainstream Medicine​ (IEEE Spectrum):

Being a Mindful Leader – Lessons from Neuroscience (Wharton School of Business):

Neuroplasticity: Why is the visual cortex involved in language processing in blind individuals? (MedicalXPress)

How to Control Your Dreams (Oprah Magazine):

The Front Lines of Parapsychology – Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss how psi experiences can best be understood (The Sheldrake – Vernon Dialogues):

An excerpt from The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism by Herbert Thurston (White Crow Books):

Inside the minds of AR Hopwood and Honor Beddard, curators of the Wellcome Collection ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ exhibition (Wellcome Collection):

‘The first chiropractor was a Canadian who claimed he received a message from a ghost (National Post):

– Papers and Journal Issues of Note –

The Associative Remote Dreaming Experiment – A Novel Approach to Predicting Future Outcomes of Sporting Events (Journal of the Society for Psychical Research):

Searching for the Impossible – Parapsychology’s Elusive Quest (American Psychologist):

–  VIDEOS  –

A Visit to Instrumental Trans-Communication Practitioner Anabela Cardoso’s Studio:

Your Quantum Mind with Brenda Dunne (New Thinking Allowed):

Sean McNamara Telekinesis (Psychokinesis) presentation at Applied Precognition Project (APP) 2019:

– Featured Photo –


A ‘walk-in visitor’ enjoys the proceedings in Paris at the 62nd annual Parapsychological Association conference. (Photo courtesy of Paul H. Smith – https://rviewer.com )

– Featured Sounds –

“Say in your mind – Say in your heart – I am more than my physical body…”

–  Doctor’s Advice –

“The evidence provides cumulative support for the reality of psi, which cannot be readily explained away by the quality of the studies, fraud, selective reporting, experimental or analytical incompetence, or other frequent criticisms. The evidence for psi is comparable to that for established phenomena in psychology and other disciplines, although there is no consensual understanding of them.”

– Dr. Etzel Cardeña, The experimental Evidence for Parapsychological Phenomena: A Review (American Psychologist)

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!

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Special thanks to the Society for Psychical Research, University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies, Dr. Jack Hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, Cherylee Black and the Parapsychology Foundation for links included in this edition and to Tom Ruffles for catching some typos – and a huge and humbled thanks to all of those who have offered donations to support this ongoing Psi in the News series – your appreciation is greatly appreciated!



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