Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.15.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 15, 2019

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“Parapsychology today is a volcanic island, sometimes erupting above the waves, and sometimes disappearing beneath them.”

– Rhea A. White, Parapsychology Today (1974)


– Upcoming Events –

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

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 1st, 2019 – Paradigm Explorers: London will host a meet-up focusing on Paranormal and Psi PhenomenaParadigm Explorers: London is a monthly meetup group for graduates and postgraduates in the science, psychology, and other related fields.

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 in Kunming, ChinaTo 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 2nd-5th, 2019 – The Academy of Spirituality and Consciousness Studies will host their annual PSI CON conference, this year the theme of the event is Aspects of Consciousness:

You can download the conference program here:

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 1st-3rd, 2019 – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Beyond the Brain conference at the University of Westminster:

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:

March 20th-22nd, 2020 – The International Remote Viewing Association will be celebrating their 20th year with a 2020 conference at the South Point Hotel, Las Vegas. Details will be posted as they become available.


– Research Requests, Announcements and Calls for Papers –

The Society for Psychical Research is seeking a new Editor for the SPR’s Journal. From the SPR –

“Those wishing to be considered should send a CV that includes particular reference to academic research expertise and any experience of journal editing and reviewing and a short (up to 500 words) personal statement that outlines why the applicant would be a suitable candidate. Applications or enquiries should be sent by the closing date of 31st August 2019, to Prof. Bernard Carr, Chair, Education and Publicity Committee, The Society for Psychical Research, 1 Vernon Mews, London, W14 0RL, or emailed tojournal@spr.ac.uk “


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


The Windbridge Institute has release their July Update featuring new research, events and more – including information on their Psi Task Optimization Project – new research focusing on game design to develop better ways to test and develop psi functioning:

Dreams of Non-Linear Time (Massimo Teodorani):

In Defense of the Water Witches (The Nightshirt):

Bearing Witness to Mirror Touch Synesthesia (Psychology Today):

The American Society for Psychical Research’s Manhattan Townhouse Lists for $17.9 Million (Mansion Global):

Our brain-computer interfacing technology uses music to make people happy (MedicalXPress):

James McClenon reviews Enchanted Ground – The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons by Sharon Hatfield (Society for Psychical Research):

When Researchers Listen to People Who Hear Voices (Yale School of Medicine):

Mind Meld: Tetris Players Electronically Connect Their Brains (IEEE Spectrum):

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette discusses The Source and Significance of Coincidences with Dr. Bernard Beitman on his Connecting with Coincidence podcast:

How sounds, shapes, speech and body movements convey emotion through one shared property (MedicalXPress):

Neuralink: Elon Musk’s Elusive Brain-Computer Firm Just Made a Big Reveal (Inverse):

Why Are Ghost Narratives So Popular? (Sharon Hill):

Street Magic in the Bronx (Maureen Seaberg):

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, You Need to Check Out Entangled Time (Science Alert):

Scientists Create AI With a Piece of Glass (Futurism):

Icon of the Impossible – Art as a Psychic Experience (Michael Grosso):

What Scientists Learned from the Art of Illusion (New Humanist):

Pierre Janet et l’hypnose à distance dans “Transes” (Psychologie Hétérodoxe):


– Papers, New/Upcoming Books and Journal Issues of Note –

The Philosophy of Biology – Seizing an Opportunity (eLife):

Mind Leaks: A Commentary on Wooffitt’s Poetic Confluence: A Sociological Analysis of an Enigmatic Moment (Psychoanalytic Dialogues – The International Journal of Relational Perspectives):

The Last Farewell Embrace: Spirituality, Near-Death Experiences, and Other Extraordinary Events among Nurses by Dr. Alejandro Parra:

Vers une sociologie anomalistique – le paranormal au regard des sciences sociales, édité par Renaud Evard, Eric Ouellet:

Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences (August Night Books, Forthcoming)


–  VIDEOS  –

Paranormal Experiences of Children with Bruce Olav Solheim  (New Thinking Allowed):

Anabela Cardoso informs on ITC equipment and literature:

The Psychic Landscape of the Near Past (Ciencias Psiquicas):

Do Universes Dream of Biological Humans? M.J. Banias in conversation with Dr. Dean Radin:

A Fireside Chat with Russell Targ (International Remote Viewing Association):


– Featured Photo –


William James, a founder of the American psychological profession, at a séance with the medium Mrs. Warren (undated photograph from the James papers at Houghton Library, Harvard – courtesy of Forbidden Histories – www.forbiddenhistories.com/james-birthday )


– Featured Sounds –

“Observe and become aware of the music as a flow of pure feeling. Allow the music to touch you so that you may feel and become aware. Let it penetrate to your psychic self. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE MUSIC, FEEL IT. Feel what you hear and the universe will say its name…”


–  Doctor’s Advice –

“Our dreams speak to us in a language all of us can learn.”

– Dr. Montague Ullman, Appreciating Dreams – A Group Approach


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 and the Parapsychology Foundation for links included in this edition – 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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