Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 8.5.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on August 5, 2019

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“The seemingly deep mystery of psi attracted me to its study as a domain with potentially profound conceptual significance.”

– Rex G. Stanford, from his acceptance of the 2019 Outstanding Career Award at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association Convention


– Upcoming Events –

NOTE: Special thanks to Chris and Laird at the Psience Quest message board who suggested adding a distinction for new items in the Event and Research Request sub-sections due to the repetition of content in these particular areas week to week. 

August 4th-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.

(NEW) August 10th, 2019 – The Edinburgh Skeptics Society will host Dr. Caroline Watt for a talk on Science and the Paranormal:

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 –


Dr. Stanley Krippner outside the Maimonides Community Medical Center Mental Health facility which hosted the Maimonides Dream Lab (1970) –                                            Photo courtesy of Dr. Stuart Fischer

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


What You’re Funding – Carlos S Alvarado, PhD and Nancy L Zingrone, PhD have set up a Ko-Fi crowd funding initiative to support their research (Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education):

Cosmo Sheldrake Gets in Tune With Nature (The Georgia Strait):

Remote Viewing and Dreams – Dale E. Graff in conversation with Farusha (Shattered Reality Podcast):

Italian astrophysicist Massimo Teodorani tackles the question of mediumship and psychic experience:

The Mock Funerals of Santa Marta (Roads and Kingdoms):

Physics Study Overturns 100 Year Old Assumption On How Brains Work (Science Alert):

Could Prosthetic Limbs One Day Be Controlled By Human Thought? (Stanford School of Engineering):

The Magus of Delaware – From Renaissance Magic to Alien Languages (The Daily Grail):

Bending the Spoon and Other Secrets of ESP (Experience Magazine):

Telepathy for Non-Believers (Mid-Day.Com):

A Quest for the Holy Grail – On D. W. Pasulka’s “American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology” (Los Angeles Review of Books):


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

Bias in the Evaluation of Psychology Studies: A Comparison of Parapsychology Versus Neuroscience (Pre-Publication):

Exploring the apparently psi-conducive but methodologically elusive nature of ritual psychedelic use (Academia.edu)

Victorian Ghost Hunters in the Twenty-First Century: Conflict, Continuity and the End of Psychical Research (Academia.edu)

Imagination and Reactance in a Psi Task Using the Imagery Cultivation Model and a Fuzzy Set Encoded Target Pool (Journal of Scientific Exploration):

Semiology and Mechanisms of Near-Death Experiences (Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports):

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE? An analytical study of psi as a physical quantity (Academia.edu):

Articulate Necrographies – Comparative Perspectives on the Voices and Silences of the Dead, eds. Anastasios Panagiotopoulos and Diana Espírito Santo (Berghahn Books):

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

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


– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

J. Gaither Pratt – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/j-gaither-pratt

Carl Sargent – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/carl-sargent

James G. Matlock – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/james-g-matlock


–  VIDEOS  –

Dr. Dean Radin’s Presidential Address to the 62nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association on “Making Sense of Psi” (Parapsychological Association):

Update on the Time-Traveling Photo Experiment 7.31.19 (Julia Mossbridge):

Hypnosis and Psychic Functioning with Lori Williams (New Thinking Allowed):

Becoming a Professional Remote Viewer with Lori Williams (New Thinking Allowed):


– Featured Photo –


Painting by Ingo Swann from Omni Magazine, June 1979 – via Retro Sci-Fi Art (https://twitter.com/retroscifiart/status/1157079481451855872?s=20)


– Featured Sounds –

“Well, legend has it that the world spins round on an axis of twenty-three degrees.
But have you heard the story of the rabbit in the moon…”


–  Doctor’s Advice –

“It is not reasonable to throw away existing science. Materialism is way too effective as a general tool. As a way of understanding the nature of reality it is extremely effective, so we cannot throw it away – but Psi exists, the evidence is too strong. So, something is missing.”

– Dr. Dean Radin, Presidential Address at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association Convention​


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