Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 9.23.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on September 23, 2019

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“Our conclusions are a function of our exclusions.”

— Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University


– Psi in the News –

The 2019 Parapsychological Association Research Endowment (PARE) has awarded grants to Marianna Drinoczi (University of Lorraine) and Pascal Michael (University of Greenwich):

The Windbridge Research Center September 2019 Newsletter:

Videos are now available from the 2019 Day of Parapsychology hosted by the Dutch Society for Psychical Research:

Jeffrey Kripal – Meaning vs. Mechanism (Radio Misterioso):

The Rice Professor Who Saw Cosmic Consciousness (Houston Chronicle):

Mind the Gap Between Science and Religion (Nautilus):

When Psychics Get it Right (The Daily Grail):

Why I am into Paranormal Research – Dr. Jack Hunter (Jack Hunter Blog):

Snapshot – Seance by Shannon Taggart (Financial Times):

Spirit Photography (Expanding Mind Podcast):

Humanity and Nature Are Not Separate – We Must See Them as One to Fix the Climate Crisis (The Conversation):

Ghost Story: Meaning vs. Explanation (Ghost Dog is a Mystery Box):

The Perfect Terror of the White Nightgown (Jezebel):

The God People Worship Influences the Ghosts They See (Durango Herald):

Bringing the Overview Effect to the Masses, Via Virtual Reality (The Daily Grail):

Universe Shock – The cosmos is alive and existing through human consciousness (Express UK):

Sean Carroll Thinks We All Exist on Multiple Worlds (Wired):

The Couple Who Met in a Near Death Experience (Sharon Rawlette):

New Clues Found in Studying Near Death Experiences (Scientific American):

Mediumship and Reincarnation – Mark Gober in conversation with Dr. Jim Tucker, Dr. Julie Beischel, Dr. Eben Alexander, Dr. Ed Kelly, Paul Davids, Dr. Jan Holden, Helané Wahbeh, Laura Powers, Laura Lynne Jackson, Dr. Jeff Kripal, and Catherine Yunt (Where is My Mind Podcast):

Dr. James McClenon and SORRAT (Shattered Reality Podcast)

Ingo Swann’s Penetration (Mysterious Universe Podcast):

Author Interview XX: N Equals 1: Single Case Studies in Anomalistics, edited by Gerhard Mayer (Parapsychology – News, History, Research Blog):

NIH awards $20 million over five years to bring together music therapy and neuroscience (National Institutes of Health):


– New Entries in the Psi Encyclopedia –

American Society for Psychical Research: https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/american-society-psychical-research 


– Papers, Book Reviews and Journal Issues of Note –

Eleonore Zugun: the Re-Evaluation of a Historic RSPK Case (Academia.edu):

Mystical Knowledge and Near Death Experiences (Academia.edu):

Paranormal Review – Issue 90 (Society for Psychical Research) – Contents and Editorial: https://www.spr.ac.uk/sites/spr.ac.uk/files/Paranormal%20Review%202019%2090%20Contents.pdf

Edge Science No. 39 (Society for Scientific Exploration):

The Urgency of Widening the Discourse of Philosophy of Religion: A Discussion of A Primal Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion by Arvind Sharma (Journal of the American Academy of Religion):


– 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):


– 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!


(NEW) September 26th, 2019 – The University of West Georgia will host the 2019 Bill Roll Lecture featuring Dr. Julia Mossbridge on Long Body in Time – Precognition in Laboratory Experiments (Carollton, Georgia)

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:

(NEW) October 1st, 2019 – The University of Edinburgh will host Dr. Caroline Watt (Koestler) for a talk on Investigating the Impossible – Paranormal Communication (Edinburgh, U.K.):

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.):

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

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) The Yale COPE (Influence/Control Over Perceptual Experiences) Project is looking for participants for a study focusing on experiences like hearing voices and seeing things other people don’t with the goal of designing new treatments for individuals to gain empowerment in voice-hearing and other perceptual experiences.


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:

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‘:

(NEW) Have you had a premonition experience that foretells an important future event? If so, you can describe and register your premonition with Psychic Science.

On submitting your information to our Premonitions Register, we will timestamp and record your premonition for future reference and verification. We will also email you a copy of your premonition as registered in our database.



–  Videos  –

Parapsychology and Transpersonal Psychology with Charles Tart (New Thinking Allowed):

Exploring Double Consciousness Using Holotech to Develop HyperHumanism – Carl H. Smith (Breaking Convention):

Global and Individual Consciousness – Roger Nelson (Society for Scientific Exploration):

The Making of a Parapsychologist – Stanley Krippner (New Thinking Allowed):

The Science of Psychical Research – Lawrence LeShan (Parapsychology Foundation):

The Conscious Universe – Rupert Sheldrake (Waking Cosmos):




– Featured Image –


Dr. Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University) presenting a talk on The Flip – Recalibrating the Humanities and the Sciences around Extraordinary Experience at the Trans-States Conference in Northampton earlier this month.


– Featured Sounds –

“ESP mystery – see ESP skips right through time – see freaky mystiquery – it’s ESP I dig highly…”



–  Doctor’s Advice –

“Careful examination of single cases can provide information about contextual conditions of their occurrence and give input for improving experimental research and theory building.”
– Dr. Gerhard Mayer, University of Freiburg


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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