Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 8.27.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on August 27, 2019

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“Has science vanquished magic? While many prominent popularizers of science think so, professional history of science scholarship suggests otherwise.”

— Dr. Andreas Sommer, Forbidden Histories


– Psi in the News –

The Forbidden Histories blog is offering a Patreon Prize Draw for a copy of Alison Winter’s Mesmerized – Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain (University of Chicago Press, 1998):

Remote Viewing Target Practice App (Google Play):

The “Ghosts in the Machine” documentary on instrumental trans-communication will be re-broadcast on Radio 4 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (BBC):

Soul Sleep and Wild Goatfish Dreams (Moss Dreaming)

We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts, Say More and More Young Chinese (Free Malaysia Today):

Searching for Bridey Murphy, Pueblo’s Paranormal Queen (Westword):

The Late Mesmeric Work of Jules Bernard Luys (Parapsychology News):

Rose Aura Offers Access to Your Inner Sanctum (Cool Hunting):

The Neuroscience of Reality (Scientific American):


– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

Camille Flammarion: https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/camille-flammarion


– Upcoming Events –



Professional Education in Parapsychology
For the Professional Researcher or the Casual Explorer.

Registration is Open

ONLINE Parapsychology Courses at the Rhine Research Center Begin September 9th! 


August 11th–20th, 2019 – 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 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:

(NEW) September 5th, 2019 – The Society for Scientific Exploration is hosting another meet up of  SSE-Japan at the National Institute of Informatics – the meeting will support a focused exploration regarding theories of consciousness; from Fundamental Materialism to Metaphysical Idealism (Dualism), and more. (Japan):

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 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:

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 4th-6th, 2019 – Omega will host a workshop focusing on the theme of Real Magic – Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science (Rhinebeck, NY):

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 22nd, 2019 – Funzing Talks will host Christopher French for a Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal (London, U.K.):

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:

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 –

Call for Submissions – The Mindfield Bulletin, published by the Parapsychological Association, is actively seeking contributions of articles, news announcements, new books, and references to articles relevant to parapsychology in the journals of various fields.

For more information and upcoming topics that Mindfield will focus on:

For UK/EU residents: 2 PhD Studentships in Parapsychology. Application deadline: 30 August 2019

Phenomenological study of neophyte practitioners developing mental mediumship and clients’ experiences of mental mediumship

£12,000 per annum and tuition fees for 4 years.

Applications are invited for two fully-funded PhD Studentships to undertake research in the area of the psychology of mental mediumship. These studentships will commence on October 1, 2019 and the successful candidates will be based within the Centre for Psychology & Social Sciences (CP&SS) at The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK and will be supervised by Prof Chris Roe.

For more information: STU19007 PhD Studentships in Parapsychology.pdf

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 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.

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 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‘:



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

Did the Ottomans See UFOs? (An 1838 Ottoman document about unusual celestial phenomenon) (Etudes Balkaniques):

Journal for the Study of Religious Experience – Vol 5 No 1 (2019):

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


–  Videos  –

Remote Viewing Software: The Key to Profitability | Alexis Champion (Society for Scientific Exploration):



La Radio de Marcello Bacci (Tiempo de Misterio):

The Grateful Dead Meet Stanley Krippner (New Thinking Allowed):


– Featured Image –


Advertisement for the AMORC in a WWII era edition of Popular Science Magazine.


– Featured Sounds –


–  Doctor’s Advice –

“I think we are living a very exciting period of research because the boundaries between the brain and the body, between the brain and the mind are vanishing. That is in many cases you have also the boundaries between psychiatric disorders and psychosomatic or bodily disorders because at any time you have changes in the brain after events or thoughts.”

– Dr. Massimo Biondi, I*CARE Roundtable 2011


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


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, the Parapsychological Association, Cherylee Black, Dr. Jack Hunter,  the Estate of Ingo Swann, Angela Thompson Smith, Mark David Rudningen 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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