Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 8.12.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on August 12, 2019

              5d2a99c78568a2099b111f4008524afe copy


“Worldly prosperity, though it furthers our work and is even indispensable to its full development, is no measure of the work itself, and we must now turn to review the progress made in this work, and to consider the prospects before us and the difficulties that beset our path.”

– Eleanor Sidgwick, in her Presidential Address to the Society for Psychical Research, May 19th, 1908


– Upcoming Events –

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:

(NEW) September 4th, 2019 – Dr. Jim Tucker, University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies, will be presenting a talk on Remembering Past Lives at the Crozet Library in Virginia:

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?

(NEW) September 28th-29th, 2019 – The Congress of the Scientific Society of Psychic Research (SCIP) will hold their annual conference in Spain:

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:

(NEW)The full event schedule is available 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:

(NEW) October 25th-27th, 2019 – The Pacifica Graduate Institute will host a three day retreat focused on Imagination and Technology (Santa Barbara, California):

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:

(NEW) November 18th, 2019 – The New York Academy of Sciences will host a conference focusing on What Happens When We Die?: Insights from Resuscitation Science:

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 –


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


Nobel Prize winning chemist and maverick thinker Kary Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction technique, passed away on August 7th (The Scientist):

IONS Board Member Mark Gober explores consciousness and the implications for how we live our lives in his new podcast, Where Is My Mind?

Facebook-site on research into 19th and early 20th Century Occultism, Spiritualism and Psychical Research in Sweden:  

Ministry of Defense magazine reports on the existence of combat parapsychology in Russia – Russian Language (RBC):


Are Near Death Experiences Just Comforting Illusions? (Psychology Today):

Haunted Rocks: The Stone Tape Theory (Spooky Geology):


The Seer and the Unseen – Elves and Environmentalism Under the Northern Lights (Switch):

The Grateful Dead Once Carried Out a (Successful) Dream Telepathy Experiment During Their Concerts (The Daily Grail):

Aniela Jaffe on Carl Jung and Parapsychology: Experience and Theory Occultism and Spiritualism (Carl Jung Depth Psychology Site):

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales (Smithsonian Magazine):

London’s College of Psychic Studies opens its doors – The exhibition where you can try and talk to the dead (Evening Standard):

The Psychic’s Tragic Prediction Came True (The Atlantic):


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

Book Review: The Star Gate Archives. Volume 2: Remote Viewing, 1985–1995 (Explore Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration):

Book Review: Poltergeist: La Conexión Entre Nuestra Mente y Otras Realidades (Explore Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration):

A Camera Based Tracking System for Quija Research (Explore Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration):

Siddhis and Psi Research: An Interdisciplinary Analysis. With Comments by Edward F. Kelly, and Response to Kelly (Confluence – Journal of World Philosophies):

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) –

William McDougall – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/william-mcdougall

Harry Houdini – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/harry-houdini


–  VIDEOS  –

Experimental Test of a Second Law Paradox | Daniel Sheehan (Society for Scientific Exploration):

William Bengston, Ph.D. (Part 2) – Visionary Scientists:


Pesquisa em experiências espirituais e estados de transe | Prof Dr Everton Maraldi


– Featured Photo –

Screen Shot 2019-08-12 at 9.11.58 AM

The full colour machine proofs for Séance – Shannon Taggart’s forthcoming exploration of spiritualism, featuringcontributions from Dan Akyroyd, Tony Oursler and Andreas Fischer. (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0OAGIhHFL-/)


– Featured Sounds –

Jack Sutton Contacts Dead Airman (1980) – from Okkulte Stimmen – Medial Musik: Recordings of unseen Intelligences 1905-2007 (UBUWEB) 




–  Doctor’s Advice –

“There is no doubt that in venturing certain hypotheses I have also tried to look much inside myself and to examine the possible intuitions that may emerge.

After all if we really want to find gold inside a big stone we need first to take that stone and then break it in small pieces in order to find out what we are searching for.

This means only one thing: daring and courage, which are probably some of the most important engines of innovative science.”

– Dr. Massimo Teodorani, Thoughts on Mediumship


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 a small donation to help develop and expand this resource – CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT PSI IN THE NEWS.


Special thanks to the Society for Psychical Research, the Parapsychological Association,  Mark David Runingen, Greg Bishop, Dr. Jack Hunter, Dr. Alexander Moreira-Almeida 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!




2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Mark Boccuzzi said, on August 12, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Nice work, David! 🙂 Hope all is well!


  2. Michael Duggan said, on August 12, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    great round up David. Wow!

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: