EXPLORING THE OUTER EDGES OF SOCIETY AND MIND

A SHORT LIST OF ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF PSYCHIC POTENTIALS | A PSI IN THE NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDE

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on March 18, 2020

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ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF PSYCHIC POTENTIALS

A PSI IN THE NEWS
SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDE
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“We are ultimately responsible for reality itself, a consequence of our thoughts, words, and actions. So it is about the power and battle of consciousness, our relationship with the Grand Engineer, and our responsibilities for what the future will contain.”

— Joseph McMoneagle, The Ultimate Time Machine – A Remote Viewer’s Predictions for the New Millennium (Hampton Roads Publishing, 1998)

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As social isolation becomes a new reality for many around the world, there is a rare opportunity to deepen our experience of human psychic potential – both in applied practice of psychic modalities and in the study of current and historical research trends. By accessing our super natural potentials, to use a term coined by Rice University religious studies scholar Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, we have a much better chance at overcoming the trials that lie ahead.

For your convenience, we’ve gathered a short list of links to online learning material presented by some of the leading organizations involved in parapsychological and psychical research. Rather than ‘Netflix and Chill,’ perhaps consider allotting a bit of time in your week for engaging with some of these resources.

Dealing, as they do with the intimate connection between inner and outer space and experience they can provide a helpful starting point in developing more holistic understandings of what it means to be ‘human’ in our collective age.

The majority of resources included in our list are provided free of charge by their host organizations – as you enjoy them, if you are able, please think of sending a small donation to the sponsoring orgs. Funding for this research is a concern at the best of times, and our support helps ensure the continuation of organized research in these areas during the current economic turbulence.

We will be setting up a permanent link to this collection on the right hand margin of the blog – so if you notice that we are missing a key organization, please drop us a note in the comments and we will look into adding it to the list.

Note: For this particular supplemental guide we have focused mainly on video and audio related content, along with webinars and online courses – most of the organizations featured in this list also offer text based and archival resources for more in depth reading and study.

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“…screen culture has replaced the sacred books of the past as the new medium of the divine.”

– Dr. Diana Pasulka, The Power of None (Tank Magazine, 2020)

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The Rhine Research Center

The Rhine Research Center explores the frontiers of consciousness and exceptional human experiences in the context of unusual and unexplained phenomena.  The Rhine’s mission is to advance the science of parapsychology, to provide education and resources for the public, and to foster a community for individuals with personal and professional interest in PSI.

The Rhine Video Library is a unique resource that contains over 100 videos of speakers who have come to the Rhine to talk about parapsychology, scientific research, psi experiences, anthropology, history, and many other topics!

“We are all looking for answers. The Rhine has opened our Video Library (normally only available to Rhine members) to help you to find hope and learn more about the connections between all of us.”

– John G. Kruth, Executive Director of the Rhine Research Center and Founder of the Rhine Education Center

https://www.rhineonline.org/video-library

Every quarter the Rhine Research Center offers professional parapsychology courses online to provide students with continuing education by professional instructorsCheck their website for upcoming courses:

http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/

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The Windbridge Institute

39821303_10156621769151670_6585992453294129152_nFounded in 2008 by husband and wife research team, Mark Boccuzzi and Julie Beischel, PhD, The Windbridge Institute, LLC, is dedicated to conducting world-class research on phenomena currently unexplained within traditional scientific frameworks.

Research suggests that people who meditate regularly score higher on psi (a.k.a. “psychic”) tests than those who don’t meditate. To help explore this idea, the Windbridge Institute has been developing software and hardware tools that 1) help promote meditative and mindfulness practices and 2) help test changes in intuitive ability over time.

http://windbridgeinstitute.com/apps/

The Windbridge Research Center

The mission of the Windbridge Research Center is to ease suffering around dying, death, and what comes next by performing rigorous scientific research and sharing the results and other customized content with the general public, clinicians (like medical and mental health professionals), scientists (like researchers and philosophers), and practitioners (like mediums).

Windbridge has a great collection of videos related to their research and additional externally produced videos on similar topics of interest.

https://www.windbridge.org/videos/

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The Parapsychology Foundation

The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. Since its incorporation in 1951, the Parapsychology Foundation has remained committed to two goals: To support scientific and academic research into psychic phenomena; and to provide professional resources and information to the academic and lay communities.

The PF’s YouTube channel features a wide range of content featuring leading scientists and researchers exploring a wide range of topics related to psi functioning:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKx9X_6Ek5JynhJYtiH_HQA/videos

ParaMOOC

The ParaMOOC Series features archived videos from the Parapsychology: Research and Education course offered by The Alvarado Zingrone Institute of Research and Education (The AZIRE), a Parapsychology Foundation member organization.

The course series is dedicated to bringing to the public lectures by researchers, theorists, and scholars who focus on some aspect of the scientific study of psychic phenomena and related topics.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFuPOenrQTk46R92OxcQbarisOBteQfKg

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The Society for Psychical Research

The Society for Psychical Research was set up in London in 1882, the first scientific organisation ever to examine claims of psychic and paranormal phenomena. We hold no corporate view about their existence or meaning; rather, our purpose is to gather information and foster understanding through research and education.

In 2014, work started on the Psi Encyclopedia, a free-access online encyclopedia of psychical research. The resource currently includes over a hundred articles – new items are being added. It’s intended that the core areas of the Society’s research will have been comprehensively covered by 2020.

https://www.spr.ac.uk/publicationsrecordings/psi-encyclopedia

The SPR’s YouTube channel features a number of conference presentations from leading researchers in the field:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcov4AyZtt5yd8Avtj3AjXA/videos

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The Society for Scientific Exploration

Since 1982, the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has provided a critical forum for sharing original research into conventional and unconventional topics. Subjects often cross mainstream boundaries, yet may have profound implications for human knowledge and technology. We publish a peer-reviewed journal, the popular EdgeScience magazine, host conferences, and connect scholars.

The SSE has uploaded videos of hundreds of original research talks from SSE conferences:

https://www.scientificexploration.org/videos

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“In computer conferencing, time and distance are dissolved. Visual cues no longer exist. Each person’s ‘memory’ of what has been said is accurate and complete. And everyone may speak at once or listen at leisure. With such features, it is not surprising that computer conferencing might actually establish an altered state of communication in which the realities of face-to-face communication are distorted and entirely new patterns of interaction emerge.”

Jacques Vallee, Robert Johansen and Kathleen Spangler, The Computer Conference: An Altered State of Communication? (Peoples Computers, 1977)

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The Parapsychological Association

The Parapsychological Association, Inc. (PA) is the international professional organization of scientists and scholars engaged in the study of ‘psi’ (or ‘psychic’) experiences, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, remote viewing, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and precognition.

The PA has uploaded a significant selection of videos featuring presentations from their annual convention:

https://www.parapsych.org/media/list.aspx

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The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies

Through its research, DOPS strives to challenge this entrenched mainstream view by rigorously evaluating empirical evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death and that mind and brain are distinct and separable.

The UVA Division of Perceptual Studies has put together a collection of videos, podcasts and other resources related to their work:

https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/who-we-are/dops-media/

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El Instituto de Psicología Paranormal

El propósito del E-Boletín Psi® es brindar información confiable en el ámbito de la investigación parapsicológica en Argentina y de otros países, publicar estudios llevados a cabo basados en metodologías cuantitativas, cualitativas, ensayos teóricos, históricos, metodológicos, comentarios de libros (a cargo de Jorge Villanueva) de autores hispano-parlantes y traducciones del inglés y otros idiomas.

http://www.alipsi.com.ar/publicaciones-ipp/

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The Institute of Noetic Sciences

The mission of the Institute of Noetic Sciences is to reveal the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery, creating a more compassionate, thriving, and sustainable world.

ION’s has curated a number of videos focused on their primary program areas of consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews – including archived videos from past webinar series that they’ve hosted:

https://www.youtube.com/c/InstituteofNoeticSciences

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The Koestler Parapsychology Unit – University of Edinburgh

Established in 1985, the KPU is based in the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh, and focuses on teaching and researching parapsychology.

KPU is offering an upcoming eleven-week online course, designed and led by Prof Caroline Watt, involving contributions from the world’s leading parapsychologists and skeptics.

The course will teach you about the methods parapsychologists use, the results of ESP and PK research, the psychology of paranormal beliefs and experiences, and how to think critically about the paranormal.

https://koestlerunit.wordpress.com/online-course/

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New Thinking Allowed

This long running series offers conversations on the leading edge of knowledge and discovery with parapsychologist Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.

The videos in this collection feature interviews and monologues (as well as occasional archival material). Guests include leading figures in philosophy, psychology, health, science, and spirituality — with a healthy and respectful emphasis on parapsychology.

https://www.newthinkingallowed.org

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The University of Alternative Studies

UAS provides tuition-free online academic studies in scientific parapsychology:

http://qpsychics.com/free-parapsychology-courses/

For further study they also offer a free Classification and Statistical Manual of Extrasensory Experiences (CSM-EE) focusing on classification of extrasensory experiences (i.e. telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship, precognition, synchronistic events, etc.) with associated criteria designed to facilitate more reliable classification. CSM-EE assists in identifying like experiences that are similar in phenomenology, but otherwise widely differ in narrative due to culture, language, and religious/spiritual belief.

http://qpsychics.com/center/about/classification-statistical-manual/

For those currently holding graduate degrees they also offer a degree program in Clinical Parapsychology. This is a 17 course Master’s of Science Second-Degree Program in cutting-edge education prepares the student for clinical work and research concerning extrasensory experiences and phenomena.

http://qpsychics.com/university/degree-program-clinical-parapsychology/

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The Forever Family Foundation

The FFF Afterlife Education series offers a place to learn about the science behind afterlife research through the work of Forever Family Foundation. As a not for profit organization our goal is to further the understanding of Afterlife Science through research and education while providing support and healing for people in grief.

https://www.youtube.com/user/AfterlifeEducation

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“EVP – stands for the Electronic Voice Phenomenon.  And that refers to the recording of voices, speaking – for which there is no known cause.  The voices shouldn’t be there. Apparently.

These voices are recorded using electronic equipment – computers, recorders – but the voices should not be there – there is no reason for them.

The easy way out – at least for the non-scientific person – is to simply deny that these voices exist.”

– Alexander MacRae, The Mystery of EVP – Scientific Proof (Smashwords Edition, 2020)

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Association of Trans-Communication

The Association TransCommunication (ATransC) was founded by Sarah Estep in 1982 as the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP). Her objective was to “provide objective evidence that we survive physical death in our individual conscious state.” The ATransC website, currently moderated by Tom Butler, contains a wealth of resources and archival material to explore EVP, ITC and related modalities.

https://atransc.org

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iDigitalMedium

Since 2008 iDigitalMedium (Formerly known as “ITC Bridge”) has been on the forefront pioneering live streams in Instrumental Transcommunication.

https://idigitalmedium.com/share/videos/

The first live stream began around October of 2008 and featured live filtered radio and live spectrograph images (faces) from that same experiment radio. It streamed for a year and ceased in November 2019 during a move to Florida. During this time there were weekly “circles” where participants around the world “sat” remotely for phenomenon.

https://idigitalmedium.com/streams/

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The Monroe Institute

Founded by consciousness explorer Robert Monroe, TMI is a dynamic education and research organization dedicated to supporting the evolution and exploration of human consciousness.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MonroeInstitute/videos

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The International Academy of Consciousness

IAC’s mission is to provide assistance by clarifying the multidimensional nature of consciousness and the implications associated with this reality. We accomplish this through our main activities of scientific research paired with classes and workshops aimed at the public.

https://www.youtube.com/user/consciousnesstv 

IAC’s free Astral Travel and Consciousness Webinar provides an overview of who we are and what we do, including what the Out-of-Body Experience is, how it works, and how you can have one

https://www.iacworld.org/free-webinar/

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The International Remote Viewing Association

IRVA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the responsible use and development of remote viewing. We are an independently formed member organization of scientists, remote viewing professionals, students, and other interested persons.

The IRVA Remote Viewing Library has a small collection of video clips related to Remote Viewing:

https://www.irva.org/library/clips/ 

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Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc.

The Target Vault is a service offered by Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc. and Paul H. Smith. It consists of a cumulative set of remote viewing practice targets that anyone, no matter what methodology or level of skill, will find useful for enhancing their basic remote viewing skills.

https://rviewer.com/the-target-vault-remote-viewing-practice-targets-for-everyone/

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The Applied Precognition Project

APP’s mission is to publicly explore, research and apply logic and intuition/emotion to predict future event outcomes, enabling participants to evolve personally while contributing to the elevation of global consciousness.

The APP website has a link collection to videos and podcasts featuring key members:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/copy-of-media

As well as a collection of YouTube videos collected from their regular series of free webinars:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/free-past-webinars

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“In reality the psychic persona of us all is much greater than labs or science yet have the courage to admit to. ” – Ingo Swann, Anacalypsis – A Psychic Autobiography

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This Psi in the News Supplemental Guide is a service brought to you by the Liminal Analytics: Applied Research Collaborative – with a focus on COLLABORATIVE – if you have suggestions for resources that you would like to see featured please feel free to get in touch with us using the contact link in the sidebar.

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  1. Mark Boccuzzi said, on March 18, 2020 at 9:37 am

    This is great! Thanks!! m

  2. Michael Redmond said, on March 18, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Thank you, David, for a most helpful and well chosen compendium!

  3. Tom Butler said, on March 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Good work! Thanks! I will pass it on.


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