Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 9.9.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on September 9, 2019

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“We don’t tend to think communication is mind-reading, but it already is. The telepathy part just says “distant minds”, but communication is already amazing in terms of your ability to share ideas and be understood.”

— Sophie Scott, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London


– Psi in the News –

Human Telepathy is the Natural Progression for Communication (Metro UK):

Arguments or Horse Laughts? The Debates of Martin Gardner and Marcello Truzzi (David Halperin):

Simple Psi – A New Free, Online Psi Testing and Training App (Windbridge Institute):

Ouija Analytis (Skeptophilia):

Death notes: Traditional rituals associated with curses persist in 21st-century Japan (Japan Times):

Why Accidents and Emergencies Seem to Dramatically Slow Down Time (The Conversation):



– Papers, Book Reviews and Journal Issues of Note –

Parapsychology – Naturalising the Supernatural, Re-Enchanting Sccience (Academica.edu):

The Caravel Project – The Location Description and Reconstruction of Marine Sites Through Remote Viewing Including a Comparison with Aerial Photography, Geologic Coring and Electronic Remote Sensing (Academia.edu):

The Location and Reconstruction of a Byzantine Structure in Marea, Egypt – Including a Comparison of Electronic Remote Sensing and Remote Viewing (Academia.edu):


– Upcoming Books –


Believing in Bits- Digital Media and the Supernatural, eds. Simone Natale and Diana Pasulka (Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2019):


Seance, by Shannon Taggart, with a Foreword by Dan Akyroyd, contextual essays from Andreas Fischer and Tony Oursler, and an introduction and stories from Shannon herself. (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):


Penetration – The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy (Special Edition), by Ingo Swann, with an Introduction by Dr. Janet Lee Mitchell and Afterword by Dr. Stanley Krippner. (Forthcoming from Swann-Ryder Productions, LLC.)


– 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!


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

(NEW) Final conference programme is now available:

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 12th, 2019 – The Cambridge Consciousness Forum will host Near Death Experiences, Spiritual Transformation and the Evolution of Consciousness (Cambridge, U.K.):

(NEW) October 16th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Lecture and Book Signing with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):

(NEW) October 17th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Spiritualism and Mediums Tour with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):

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

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 –

(NEW) Call for Papers – The journal of Culture and Organization is welcoming submissions on the theme of Ghosts in the Organization. Deadline for papers is February 1st, 2020.


The Institute of Noetic Science is inviting participants to join in a qualitative study focused on Assessing Your Noetic Signature.

For more information: https://www.research.net/r/Noetic_Signature_Q

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‘:


–  Videos  –

A Call for Clinical Parapsychology as an Applied Science – Beth Hedva (Parapsychological Association):

Altered States and Advanced Functioning with Etzel Cardena (New Thinking Allowed):

2008 Dinsdale Award Lecture  – Jerome Clark (Society for Scientific Exploration):

Anabela Cardoso Recaps the Main Steps to Experiment with EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon):

2016 SSE Presidential Address – Leaving the Critics Behind: Transitioning to Pragmatic Applications of Scientific Anomalies – William Bengston (Society for Scientific Exploration):

Channeling Research, Theory and Practice with Helane Wahbeh (New Thinking Allowed):

2017 Founders Lecture – A View from the Bridge – Brenda Dunne (Society for Scientific Exploration):

2015 Founders Lecture – Robert G. Jahn (Society for Scientific Exploration):

Analysis of the Self Does Not Die – Verified Paranormal Phenomena in NDES (IANDS):


– Featured Image –

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New robot friends have arrived at the Windbridge Institute to assist in psycho-kinesis experiments! (Photo courtesy of Mark Bocuzzi)


– Featured Sounds –

“We’ve got extra sensory perception, it makes our love unique. There isn’t any question, when into your mind I can peek…”


–  Doctor’s Advice –

“People ask me why I’m focused on time travel — the answer is, because it is likely to become possible in my lifetime, and I really care about how it is used and who has control over it.”
– Julia Mossbridge, founder and research director of Mossbridge Institute, LLC


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


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