Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.29.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 29, 2019

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“When will we really appreciate and more fully access psychic abilities to actually enhance scientific research including for things like health and social care?”

– Ingo Swann, To Kiss Earth Goodbye (Dutton, 2002)


– Upcoming Events –

July 29th, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Project will host Stephen Braude for their next ‘Talk with…’ online event. Braude will discuss Active Analysis of Precognition – A Very Different Precog Model:

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, 2019 – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:

August 15th, 2019 – The Edinburgh Skeptics will host Dr. Caroline Watt for a talk titled From Seance to Science: The Koestler Parapsychology Unit:

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 7th-8th, 2019 – The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomenon will host the Seriously Strange Conference:

September 9th, 2019 – Registration is now open for an 11-week online course designed and led by Prof Caroline Watt (Koestler Parapsychology Unit – The University of Edinburgh), featuring contributions from the world’s leading parapsychologists and skeptic:

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

September 13th-15th – Omega will host Beyond Life: The Science of Consciousness and the Afterlife:

September 17th – The College of Psychic Studies will host a talk with Dr. David Luke on Experiencing the Future – Precognition, Time and Consciousness; Altered or Otherwise:

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

Provisional Programme:

September 26th-30th – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Cascadia Conference in Maine Island, British Columbia – focusing on Introducing Beyond the Brain: A Paradigm Shift in Science?

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:

October 9th, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:

October 18th, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Program will host APP Fest 2019 – focusing on Small group Associate Remote Viewing and Psycho-Kinesis training:

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 9th-10th, 2019 – The British Union of Spiritist Societies will host the 7th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:

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 “


The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies has announced an opening for a salaried research support position:

The Insitute of Noetic Sciences is seeking participants who are 55+ years old and currently reside in the United States for an internet-based meditation study for older adults experiencing symptoms of depression – Integrative Restoration (iRest-Phase 3):

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is seeking participants for their Exceptional Healers Pilot Study. This pilot research study takes place at the Institute of Noetic Sciences campus in Petaluma, CA. Study activities consists of 2 visits, three weeks apart, to complete the healing session and biometric tests.

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.

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 Sciences 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




Rhine Research Center Studies ESP Phenomenon Seen In Stranger Things (ABC 13):

Reflections on the 2019 Parapsychological Association Convention from the Parapsychology Foundation’s 2019 Lisette Coley Award Winners (Parapsychology Foundation):

Parapsychological Experiment with ‘Insane’ Results – Jacob Jolij’s (Groningen University) parapsychological random number experiment:

Rock star philosopher, and rocks – An interview with Henri Bergson scholar Emily Herring (Radio National):

Now Playing – A Movie You Control With Your Mind (MIT Technology Review):

Scientists Map Our Underappreciated ‘Little Brain’ (MedicalXPress)

Does Your Mind Control How You Age? (End Points – Elysium Health):

Who You Gonna Call? The Problem With British Ghost Hunting (Chris Jensen Romer):

Professor Paranormal: Parapsychology Pegagogy with Loyd Auerbach (See You on the Other Side):

Experiencing awe from science influences beliefs about God – ASU study finds how people engage with science can promote unbelief or beliefs about God (ASU Now):

Sorting Neurons by Their Shape and Activity to Understand the Elements Making Up the Brain (Allen Institute for Brain Research):


The Problem of Mindfulness (Aeon Essays):

Interview with Benjamin Radford, Deputy Editor of Skeptical Inquirer Science Magazine (KSRO Sonoma County Talk Radio):

Neuroscientists find brain activity patterns that encode our beliefs and affect how we interpret the world around us (MIT News):

Everyday encounters with supernatural forces in early modern Britain (The British Academy):

Pure Altruism – A Transpersonal Approach (The Conversation):

Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace (The Conversation):

Researchers say 6G will stream “human brain-caliber AI” to wireless devices (VentureBeat):

Nemo C. Mörck reviews The Paranormal Surrounds Us: Psychic Phenomena in Literature, Culture and Psychoanalysis, by Richard Reichbart (Society for Psychical Research):

Dreamcatchers – Michael Prescott explores death bed visions and  ‘dreams of the dying’:

Ruling out Telepathy: “Mudder” for Mother (White Crow Books Blog):

Student wants refund after engaging in ‘ritual magic and sex therapy’ with Florida college professor – The defendant is an investigator of alleged poltergeist cases and other paranormal phenomena (First Coast News):



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

Seance, by Shannon Taggart (Fulgur Press, 2019):

Consciousness during Clinical Death and after Irreversible Brain Death: What does consciousness during a Near-Death Experience without cortical activity imply for consciousness after death?  (TxTxS)

Review of Real Magic, by Dean Radin (Explore Journal):

Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences (August Night Books, 2019)


– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

Bridey Murphy – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/bridey-murphy 


–  VIDEOS  –

Can Mind Exist Without the Body – Dr. Julie Beishel, Windbridge Institute (The Society for Scientific Exploration):

NDEs and OBEs Playlist from the Society for Scientific Exploration:

The Psychic Landscape of the Hamilton Years (Ciencias Psiquicas):

Telepathy With the Living and Deceased – Bruce Olva Solheim (New Thinking Allowed)

Interview with Mary Rose Barrington, former President of the Oxford Society for Psychical Research, the author of “Talking About Psychical Research”(2019):

The Conscious and Healing Initiative, CHI, Panel of Visionary Scientists – Biofield Science and Healing conference, July 2019 at the Institute of Noetic Sciences:

Investigation of the Felix Group: A Status Report from Stephen Braude (Society for Scientific Exploration):


– Featured Photo –


Cover of Omni Magazine, January 1985. – via Pulp Historian (https://twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/status/1154740807401975809?s=20)


– Featured Sounds –

“You pick up a paper, you read a name. You go out, it turns up again and again. You bump into a friend you haven’t seen for a long time. Then into another you only thought about last night…We raise our hats to the strange phenomena.”


–  Doctor’s Advice –

“There is a conception of the relation between mind and body which is in a certain respect the converse of the epiphenomenalistic and which might therefore be termed Hypophenomenalism (Gr. hypo = under + phainomai = to appear.) It is, in brief, that the living body is a hypophenomenon of the soul or mind or of some constituent of it – an effect or product or dependent of it, instead of the converse of this as epipheomenalism asserts.

Conceptions of this type have appeared several times in the history of thought, but they have been presented as parts or corollaries of certain cosmological speculations rather than as conclusions suggested by the results of observation.”

– Dr. C.J. Ducasse, A Critical Examination of the Belief in Life After Death (Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1961)


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Special thanks to the Society for Psychical Research, the Parapsychology Foundation and Dave Leech for links included in this edition, as well as Julie Tasker for the opening quotation from Ingo Swann – 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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