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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 8.19.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on August 19, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
8.19.19
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“Belief in paranormal phenomena is still growing, and the dangers to our society are real …”

— Ray Hyman, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oregon, in a fund-raising letter for CSICOP (March 23, 1985)

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– Upcoming Events –

August 11th–20th, 2019 – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 28th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, for a discussion on Poltergeists and Possession:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

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:
https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/event/dr-jim-tucker-presents-remembering-past-lives-crozet-library/

September 7th-8th, 2019 – The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomenon will host the Seriously Strange Conference:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seriously-strange-tickets-52189387864 

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

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

September 13th-15th – Omega will host Beyond Life: The Science of Consciousness and the Afterlife:
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/beyond-life

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:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1489/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:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

Provisional Programme:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/43rd-spr-international-annual-conference

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?
https://explore.scimednet.org/index.php/events/event/beyond-the-brain-towards-a-post-materialist-science/ 

September 28th-29th, 2019 – The Congress of the Scientific Society of Psychic Research (SCIP) will hold their annual conference in Spain:
https://www.elmundo.es/comunidad-valenciana/castellon/2019/07/03/5d1c959afdddff58328b459c.html 

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

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:
http://ascsiconference.com

You can download the conference program here:
http://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-program-download/

The full event schedule is available here:
https://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-schedule-released/

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

(NEW) October 4th-6th, 2019 – Omega will host a workshop focusing on the theme of Real Magic – Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science (Rhinebeck, NY):
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/real-magic

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

October 9th, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

October 18th, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Program will host APP Fest 2019 – focusing on Small group Associate Remote Viewing and Psycho-Kinesis training:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/app-fest-2019

October 25th-27th, 2019 – The Pacifica Graduate Institute will host a three day retreat focused on Imagination and Technology (Santa Barbara, California):
https://retreat.pacifica.edu/imagination-technology/ 

November 1st-3rd, 2019 – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Beyond the Brain conference at the University of Westminster:
https://www.beyondthebrain.org/ 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 9th-10th, 2019 – The British Union of Spiritist Societies will host the 7th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/7th-british-congress-on-medicine-and-spirituality-tickets-56246935097

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

November 18th, 2019 – The New York Academy of Sciences will host a conference focusing on What Happens When We Die?: Insights from Resuscitation Science:
https://www.nyas.org/events/2019/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.
https://www.irva.org

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– Research Requests, Announcements and Calls for Papers –

(NEW) 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 “

https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/editor-journal-society-psychical-research

The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies has announced an opening for a salaried research support position:
https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Specialist—Division-of-Perceptual-Studies_R0007148 

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):
https://www.research.net/r/iRest-Phase3

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.
https://noetic.org/science/participate-research/ 

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.
http://psi.wyrdwise.com/ 

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

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– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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Dean Radin, Harris Friedman, and Stanley Krippner in conversation about aligning parapsychology and transpersonal psychology. (Photo: Parapsychological Association)

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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Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences is now available from August Night Books:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1786771098/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_s9bvDbFKG2AS6

The Rhine Research Center has announced the Fall Schedule for their Professional Parapsychology Courses Online:
http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/

The Windbridge Research Center’s August 2019 Newsletter contains a helpful list of Tips for Sitters to get the most out of a mediumship reading (Windbridge Research Center):
https://mailchi.mp/windbridgecenter/august2019enewsletter

Can parapsychological claims be true? Links to responses evoked by an attack on Etzel Cardeña’s article, ‘The Experimental Evidence for Parapsychological Phenomena: A Review’ have been gathered on the SPR website (Society for Psychical Research):
https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/can-parapsychological-claims-be-true

Studying Dying, Death, and What Comes Next – Dr. Julie Beischel discusses her findings from 15 years of scientific research with psychic mediums and what her discoveries teach us about dying, death, and what comes next (Unity Radio):
https://www.unityonlineradio.org/messages-hope/studying-dying-death-and-what-comes-next

A Categorical Mistake – ‘Science’, ‘Magic’ and ‘Religion’ in the Middle Ages (Forbidden Histories):
https://www.forbiddenhistories.com/jo-edge_vs_stem_bros/ 

ESP and Reality – Dean Radin Ph.D. on Consciousness and Observer Effects (The Waking Cosmos Podcast):
https://www.originsofconsciousness.com/origins-of-consciousness/dean-radin-waking-cosmos

Rediscovering Edward Carpenter (Parapsychology Foundation):
http://parapsychology.org/rediscovering-edward-carpenter/

Ghosts in the UK and Germany: Responses from Andreas Sommer, Ph.D., to a Query from a Japanese Newspaper (Forbidden Histories):
https://www.forbiddenhistories.com/ghosts-uk-germany-japanese-query/ 

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Michael Prescott Blog)”
https://michaelprescott.typepad.com/michael_prescotts_blog/2019/08/ghost-stories.html 

Mediumship and Dissociation Revisited (Parapsychology News):
https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/mediumship-and-dissociation-revisited/

The Diversity of Parasociology (Supernatural Magazine):
http://supernaturalmagazine.com/articles/the-diversity-of-parasociology1

The Replication Crisis – Technology Brought Us Together. That’s Part of What’s Holding Us Back (Bloomberg):
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-16/technology-brought-us-together-but-now-holds-back-innovation

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

Meta-analysis of ESP studies, 1987–2010: assessing the success of the forced-choice design in parapsychology (Academia.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/2571627/Meta-analysis_of_ESP_studies_1987_2010_assessing_the_success_of_the_forced-choice_design_in_parapsychology

Review – Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious by Eric Wargo (Anomalist Books, 2018) (Explore Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration):
https://www.scientificexploration.org/docs/33/jse_33_2_Mossbridge.pdf 

Invisible Companions – Encounters with Imaginary Friends, Gods, Ancestors and Angels by J. Bradley Wigger (Stanford University Press, 2019):
https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31306 

Seance, by Shannon Taggart (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

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– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

Journal of Parapsychology: https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/journal-parapsychology

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–  VIDEOS  –

Parapsychology and UFO Experiences – Lessons for Physics | Claude Swanson (Society for Scientific Exploration):

Using Parapsychology to Test Fundamental Physics | York Dobyns (Society for Scientific Exploration):

Experimental Evidence for Parapsychological Phenomena with Etzel Cardeña (New Thinking Allowed):

Mind Body Independent and Survival of Death – Dr. Alexander Moreira-Almeida (ParaMOOC 2019):

A Tribute to Parapsychologist Stanley Krippner (New Thinking Allowed):

Patrizio Tressoldi, Ph.D. – Visionary Scientists

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– Featured Photo –

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“It’s Ghost Month in Singapore when the gates of Hell are opened.”
Photo: Fabian Graham, 2019

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– Featured Sounds –

“Telekinetic dynamite…Psychic warfare is real…”

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

“In theory, science should welcome anomalies as the harbingers of new discoveries. The scientific intelligence should derive joy from being surprised by new and hitherto unexplained phenomena.

After all, isn’t that what science is all about?”

– Joseph M. Felser, Outsiders, Anomalies, and the Future of “Forbidden Science”

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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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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 8.12.19

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

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PSI IN THE NEWS
8.12.19
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“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

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– Upcoming Events –

August 11th–20th, 2019 – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 15th, 2019 – The Edinburgh Skeptics will host Dr. Caroline Watt for a talk titled From Seance to Science: The Koestler Parapsychology Unit:
https://www.edinburghskeptics.co.uk/events-1/prof-caroline-watt-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:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

(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:
https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/event/dr-jim-tucker-presents-remembering-past-lives-crozet-library/

September 7th-8th, 2019 – The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomenon will host the Seriously Strange Conference:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seriously-strange-tickets-52189387864 

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

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

September 13th-15th – Omega will host Beyond Life: The Science of Consciousness and the Afterlife:
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/beyond-life

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:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1489/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:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

Provisional Programme:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/43rd-spr-international-annual-conference

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?
https://explore.scimednet.org/index.php/events/event/beyond-the-brain-towards-a-post-materialist-science/ 

(NEW) September 28th-29th, 2019 – The Congress of the Scientific Society of Psychic Research (SCIP) will hold their annual conference in Spain:
https://www.elmundo.es/comunidad-valenciana/castellon/2019/07/03/5d1c959afdddff58328b459c.html 

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

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:
http://ascsiconference.com

You can download the conference program here:
http://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-program-download/

(NEW)The full event schedule is available here:
https://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-schedule-released/

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

October 9th, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

October 18th, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Program will host APP Fest 2019 – focusing on Small group Associate Remote Viewing and Psycho-Kinesis training:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/app-fest-2019

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

November 1st-3rd, 2019 – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Beyond the Brain conference at the University of Westminster:
https://www.beyondthebrain.org/ 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 9th-10th, 2019 – The British Union of Spiritist Societies will host the 7th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/7th-british-congress-on-medicine-and-spirituality-tickets-56246935097

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

(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:
https://www.nyas.org/events/2019/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.
https://www.irva.org

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– 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 “

https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/editor-journal-society-psychical-research

The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies has announced an opening for a salaried research support position:
https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Specialist—Division-of-Perceptual-Studies_R0007148 

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):
https://www.research.net/r/iRest-Phase3

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.
https://noetic.org/science/participate-research/ 

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.
http://psi.wyrdwise.com/ 

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

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– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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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

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Nobel Prize winning chemist and maverick thinker Kary Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction technique, passed away on August 7th (The Scientist):
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/kary-mullis–inventor-of-the-pcr-technique–dies-66256

IONS Board Member Mark Gober explores consciousness and the implications for how we live our lives in his new podcast, Where Is My Mind?
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-is-my-mind/id1470129415

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):

https://www.rbc.ru/politics/03/04/2019/5ca48a0c9a794775e7a3a6fd

Are Near Death Experiences Just Comforting Illusions? (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mysteries-consciousness/201908/are-near-death-experiences-just-comforting-illusions 

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

https://spookygeology.com/haunted-rocks-the-stone-tape-theory/ 

The Seer and the Unseen – Elves and Environmentalism Under the Northern Lights (Switch):
https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-the-seer-and-the-unseen-elves-and-environmentalism-under-the-northern-lights

The Grateful Dead Once Carried Out a (Successful) Dream Telepathy Experiment During Their Concerts (The Daily Grail):
https://www.dailygrail.com/2019/08/the-grateful-dead-once-carried-out-a-successful-dream-telepathy-experiment-during-their-concerts/ 

Aniela Jaffe on Carl Jung and Parapsychology: Experience and Theory Occultism and Spiritualism (Carl Jung Depth Psychology Site):
https://carljungdepthpsychologysite.blog/2019/08/07/aniela-jaffe-on-carl-jung-and-parapsychology-experience-and-theory-occultism-and-spiritualism/#.XVB3QC2ZN26 

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales (Smithsonian Magazine):
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/talking-to-whales-180968698/

London’s College of Psychic Studies opens its doors – The exhibition where you can try and talk to the dead (Evening Standard):
https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-exhibition-college-of-psychic-studies-a4206441.html

The Psychic’s Tragic Prediction Came True (The Atlantic):
https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/575644/what-psychic-saw/

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– 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):
https://www.scientificexploration.org/docs/33/jse_33_2_Morck_on_Stargate_2.pdf

Book Review: Poltergeist: La Conexión Entre Nuestra Mente y Otras Realidades (Explore Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration):
https://www.scientificexploration.org/docs/33/jse_33_2_Alvarado.pdf

A Camera Based Tracking System for Quija Research (Explore Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration):
https://www.scientificexploration.org/docs/33/jse_33_2_Kruse.pdf

Siddhis and Psi Research: An Interdisciplinary Analysis. With Comments by Edward F. Kelly, and Response to Kelly (Confluence – Journal of World Philosophies):
https://www.academia.edu/33715242/Siddhis_and_Psi_Research_An_Interdisciplinary_Analysis._With_Comments_by_Edward_F._Kelly_and_Response_to_Kelly

Articulate Necrographies – Comparative Perspectives on the Voices and Silences of the Dead, eds. Anastasios Panagiotopoulos and Diana Espírito Santo (Berghahn Books):
https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/PanagiotopoulosArticulate

Seance, by Shannon Taggart (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences (August Night Books, 2019)
http://whitecrowbooks.com/books/sample/greening_the_paranormal_exploring_the_ecology_of_extraordinary_experience

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– 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

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–  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

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– Featured Photo –

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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-/)

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– Featured Sounds –

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

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http://ubu.com/sound/occult.html

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–  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

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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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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 8.5.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on August 5, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
8.5.19
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“The seemingly deep mystery of psi attracted me to its study as a domain with potentially profound conceptual significance.”

– Rex G. Stanford, from his acceptance of the 2019 Outstanding Career Award at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association Convention

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– Upcoming Events –

NOTE: Special thanks to Chris and Laird at the Psience Quest message board who suggested adding a distinction for new items in the Event and Research Request sub-sections due to the repetition of content in these particular areas week to week. 

August 4th-7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function in Kunming, ChinaTo Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com, and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

(NEW) August 10th, 2019 – The Edinburgh Skeptics Society will host Dr. Caroline Watt for a talk on Science and the Paranormal:
https://www.rse.org.uk/curious/science-paranormal-edinburgh-skeptics-society/

August 11th–20th, 2019 – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 15th, 2019 – The Edinburgh Skeptics will host Dr. Caroline Watt for a talk titled From Seance to Science: The Koestler Parapsychology Unit:
https://www.edinburghskeptics.co.uk/events-1/prof-caroline-watt-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:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

September 7th-8th, 2019 – The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomenon will host the Seriously Strange Conference:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seriously-strange-tickets-52189387864 

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

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

September 13th-15th – Omega will host Beyond Life: The Science of Consciousness and the Afterlife:
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/beyond-life

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:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1489/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:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

Provisional Programme:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/43rd-spr-international-annual-conference

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?
https://explore.scimednet.org/index.php/events/event/beyond-the-brain-towards-a-post-materialist-science/ 

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

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:
http://ascsiconference.com

You can download the conference program here:
http://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-program-download/

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

October 9th, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

October 18th, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Program will host APP Fest 2019 – focusing on Small group Associate Remote Viewing and Psycho-Kinesis training:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/app-fest-2019

November 1st-3rd, 2019 – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Beyond the Brain conference at the University of Westminster:
https://www.beyondthebrain.org/ 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 9th-10th, 2019 – The British Union of Spiritist Societies will host the 7th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/7th-british-congress-on-medicine-and-spirituality-tickets-56246935097

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

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.
https://www.irva.org

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– 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 “

https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/editor-journal-society-psychical-research

The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies has announced an opening for a salaried research support position:
https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Specialist—Division-of-Perceptual-Studies_R0007148 

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):
https://www.research.net/r/iRest-Phase3

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.
https://noetic.org/science/participate-research/ 

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.
http://psi.wyrdwise.com/ 

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

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– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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Dr. Stanley Krippner outside the Maimonides Community Medical Center Mental Health facility which hosted the Maimonides Dream Lab (1970) –                                            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

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What You’re Funding – Carlos S Alvarado, PhD and Nancy L Zingrone, PhD have set up a Ko-Fi crowd funding initiative to support their research (Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education):
https://ko-fi.com/Blog/Post/What-Youre-Funding-Carlos-articles-and-blog-W7W210IEN

Cosmo Sheldrake Gets in Tune With Nature (The Georgia Strait):
https://www.straight.com/music/1278316/sheldrake-gets-tune-nature 

Remote Viewing and Dreams – Dale E. Graff in conversation with Farusha (Shattered Reality Podcast):
https://shatteredrealitypodcast.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/91-dale-e-graff-on-remote-viewing-and-dreams/

Italian astrophysicist Massimo Teodorani tackles the question of mediumship and psychic experience:
https://massimoteodorani.com/2019/08/05/mediumship/ 

The Mock Funerals of Santa Marta (Roads and Kingdoms):
https://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/the-mock-funerals-of-santa-marta/

Physics Study Overturns 100 Year Old Assumption On How Brains Work (Science Alert):
https://www.sciencealert.com/physics-study-overturns-a-100-year-old-assumption-on-how-brains-work

Could Prosthetic Limbs One Day Be Controlled By Human Thought? (Stanford School of Engineering):
https://engineering.stanford.edu/magazine/article/could-prosthetic-limbs-one-day-be-controlled-human-thought

The Magus of Delaware – From Renaissance Magic to Alien Languages (The Daily Grail):
https://www.dailygrail.com/2019/08/the-magus-of-delaware-from-renaissance-magic-to-alien-languages/

Bending the Spoon and Other Secrets of ESP (Experience Magazine):
https://expmag.com/2019/07/bending-the-spoon-and-other-secrets-of-esp-2/

Telepathy for Non-Believers (Mid-Day.Com):
https://www.mid-day.com/articles/telepathy-for-the-non-believers/21447311

A Quest for the Holy Grail – On D. W. Pasulka’s “American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology” (Los Angeles Review of Books):
https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-quest-for-the-holy-grail-on-diana-pasulkas-american-cosmic-ufos-religion-technology/ 

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

Bias in the Evaluation of Psychology Studies: A Comparison of Parapsychology Versus Neuroscience (Pre-Publication):
https://psyarxiv.com/em34k/

Exploring the apparently psi-conducive but methodologically elusive nature of ritual psychedelic use (Academia.edu)
https://www.academia.edu/14203964/Exploring_the_apparently_psi-conducive_but_methodologically_elusive_nature_of_ritual_psychedelic_use

Victorian Ghost Hunters in the Twenty-First Century: Conflict, Continuity and the End of Psychical Research (Academia.edu)
https://www.academia.edu/39977198/Leo_Ruickbie_Victorian_Ghost_Hunters_in_the_Twenty-First_Century_Conflict_Continuity_and_the_End_of_Psychical_Research

Imagination and Reactance in a Psi Task Using the Imagery Cultivation Model and a Fuzzy Set Encoded Target Pool (Journal of Scientific Exploration):
https://www.scientificexploration.org/docs/33/jse_33_2_Storm.pdf 

Semiology and Mechanisms of Near-Death Experiences (Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports):
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11910-019-0983-2

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE? An analytical study of psi as a physical quantity (Academia.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/7963783/TO_BE_OR_NOT_TO_BE_An_analytical_study_of_psi_as_a_physical_quantity

Articulate Necrographies – Comparative Perspectives on the Voices and Silences of the Dead, eds. Anastasios Panagiotopoulos and Diana Espírito Santo (Berghahn Books):
https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/PanagiotopoulosArticulate

Seance, by Shannon Taggart (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences (August Night Books, 2019)
http://whitecrowbooks.com/books/sample/greening_the_paranormal_exploring_the_ecology_of_extraordinary_experience

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– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

J. Gaither Pratt – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/j-gaither-pratt

Carl Sargent – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/carl-sargent

James G. Matlock – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/james-g-matlock

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–  VIDEOS  –

Dr. Dean Radin’s Presidential Address to the 62nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association on “Making Sense of Psi” (Parapsychological Association):

Update on the Time-Traveling Photo Experiment 7.31.19 (Julia Mossbridge):

Hypnosis and Psychic Functioning with Lori Williams (New Thinking Allowed):

Becoming a Professional Remote Viewer with Lori Williams (New Thinking Allowed):

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– Featured Photo –

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Painting by Ingo Swann from Omni Magazine, June 1979 – via Retro Sci-Fi Art (https://twitter.com/retroscifiart/status/1157079481451855872?s=20)

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– Featured Sounds –

“Well, legend has it that the world spins round on an axis of twenty-three degrees.
But have you heard the story of the rabbit in the moon…”

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

“It is not reasonable to throw away existing science. Materialism is way too effective as a general tool. As a way of understanding the nature of reality it is extremely effective, so we cannot throw it away – but Psi exists, the evidence is too strong. So, something is missing.”

– Dr. Dean Radin, Presidential Address at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association Convention​

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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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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.29.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 29, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
7.29.19
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“When will we really appreciate and more fully access psychic abilities to actually enhance scientific research including for things like health and social care?”

– Ingo Swann, To Kiss Earth Goodbye (Dutton, 2002)

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– Upcoming Events –

July 29th, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Project will host Stephen Braude for their next ‘Talk with…’ online event. Braude will discuss Active Analysis of Precognition – A Very Different Precog Model:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/talkwithseries

August 1st, 2019 – Paradigm Explorers: London will host a meet-up focusing on Paranormal and Psi PhenomenaParadigm Explorers: London is a monthly meetup group for graduates and postgraduates in the science, psychology, and other related fields.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paranormal-psi-phenomena-tickets-65258774752 

August 2nd, 2019The Rhine Research Center will host Dr. Christopher Laursen (University of North Carolina Wilimington) for a presentation on Deepening Our Understanding of Psi Experience – a lighthearted, interactive review of projects, actions, and visions that reshape and enhance psi research. This includes the results of his recent work with his graduate students, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the Rhine to enact consilience – collaborating to better unify the making of knowledge about our extraordinary experiences:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=363

August 4th-has 7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function in Kunming, ChinaTo Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com, and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

August 11th–20th, 2019 – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 15th, 2019 – The Edinburgh Skeptics will host Dr. Caroline Watt for a talk titled From Seance to Science: The Koestler Parapsychology Unit:
https://www.edinburghskeptics.co.uk/events-1/prof-caroline-watt-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:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

September 7th-8th, 2019 – The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomenon will host the Seriously Strange Conference:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seriously-strange-tickets-52189387864 

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

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

September 13th-15th – Omega will host Beyond Life: The Science of Consciousness and the Afterlife:
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/beyond-life

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:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1489/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:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

Provisional Programme:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/43rd-spr-international-annual-conference

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?
https://explore.scimednet.org/index.php/events/event/beyond-the-brain-towards-a-post-materialist-science/ 

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

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:
http://ascsiconference.com

You can download the conference program here:
http://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-program-download/

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

October 9th, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

October 18th, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Program will host APP Fest 2019 – focusing on Small group Associate Remote Viewing and Psycho-Kinesis training:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/app-fest-2019

November 1st-3rd, 2019 – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Beyond the Brain conference at the University of Westminster:
https://www.beyondthebrain.org/ 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 9th-10th, 2019 – The British Union of Spiritist Societies will host the 7th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/7th-british-congress-on-medicine-and-spirituality-tickets-56246935097

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

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.
https://www.irva.org

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– 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 “

https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/editor-journal-society-psychical-research

The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies has announced an opening for a salaried research support position:
https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Specialist—Division-of-Perceptual-Studies_R0007148 

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):
https://www.research.net/r/iRest-Phase3

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.
https://noetic.org/science/participate-research/ 

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.
http://psi.wyrdwise.com/ 

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

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– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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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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https://nccih.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/NHIS2017-Adult-Survey?nav=tw 

Rhine Research Center Studies ESP Phenomenon Seen In Stranger Things (ABC 13):
https://abc13.com/society/duke-center-studies-esp-phenomena-seen-in-stranger-things/5412867/ 

Reflections on the 2019 Parapsychological Association Convention from the Parapsychology Foundation’s 2019 Lisette Coley Award Winners (Parapsychology Foundation):
http://parapsychology.org/2019-parapsychological-association-convention-reflections/

Parapsychological Experiment with ‘Insane’ Results – Jacob Jolij’s (Groningen University) parapsychological random number experiment:
https://www.ukrant.nl/parapsychological-experiment-with-insane-result/

Rock star philosopher, and rocks – An interview with Henri Bergson scholar Emily Herring (Radio National):
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/rockstar-and-rocks/11342570

Now Playing – A Movie You Control With Your Mind (MIT Technology Review):
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611189/now-playing-a-movie-you-control-with-your-mind/

Scientists Map Our Underappreciated ‘Little Brain’ (MedicalXPress)
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-scientists-underappreciated-brain.html

Does Your Mind Control How You Age? (End Points – Elysium Health):
https://endpoints.elysiumhealth.com/a-positive-mindset-impacts-how-youll-age-856f1ac3a9f9

Who You Gonna Call? The Problem With British Ghost Hunting (Chris Jensen Romer):
https://jerome23.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/who-ya-gonna-call-the-problem-with-british-ghosthunting

Professor Paranormal: Parapsychology Pegagogy with Loyd Auerbach (See You on the Other Side):
http://www.othersidepodcast.com/blog/2019/07/15/255-professor-paranormal-parapsychology-pedagogy-with-loyd-auerbach/

Experiencing awe from science influences beliefs about God – ASU study finds how people engage with science can promote unbelief or beliefs about God (ASU Now):
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190718-experiencing-awe-science-influences-beliefs-about-god

Sorting Neurons by Their Shape and Activity to Understand the Elements Making Up the Brain (Allen Institute for Brain Research):

https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/news-press/articles/sorting-neurons-their-shape-and-activity-understand-elements-making-brain

The Problem of Mindfulness (Aeon Essays):
https://aeon.co/essays/mindfulness-is-loaded-with-troubling-metaphysical-assumptions

Interview with Benjamin Radford, Deputy Editor of Skeptical Inquirer Science Magazine (KSRO Sonoma County Talk Radio):
https://www.ksro.com/2019/07/19/interview-benjamin-radford/

Neuroscientists find brain activity patterns that encode our beliefs and affect how we interpret the world around us (MIT News):
http://news.mit.edu/2019/how-expectation-influences-perception-0715 

Everyday encounters with supernatural forces in early modern Britain (The British Academy):
https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/everyday-encounters-supernatural-forces-early-modern-britain

Pure Altruism – A Transpersonal Approach (The Conversation):
https://theconversation.com/pure-altruism-the-connection-that-explains-why-we-help-strangers-120693

Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace (The Conversation):
https://theconversation.com/brain-machine-interfaces-are-getting-better-and-better-and-neuralinks-new-brain-implant-pushes-the-pace-120562

Researchers say 6G will stream “human brain-caliber AI” to wireless devices (VentureBeat):
https://venturebeat.com/2019/06/14/researchers-say-6g-will-stream-human-brain-caliber-ai-to-wireless-devices/ 

Nemo C. Mörck reviews The Paranormal Surrounds Us: Psychic Phenomena in Literature, Culture and Psychoanalysis, by Richard Reichbart (Society for Psychical Research):
https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/paranormal-surrounds-us-psychic-phenomena-literature-culture-and-psychoanalysis-richard

Dreamcatchers – Michael Prescott explores death bed visions and  ‘dreams of the dying’:
https://michaelprescott.typepad.com/michael_prescotts_blog/2019/07/dreamcatchers.html

Ruling out Telepathy: “Mudder” for Mother (White Crow Books Blog):
http://whitecrowbooks.com/michaeltymn/entry/ruling_out_telepathy_mudder_for_mother

Student wants refund after engaging in ‘ritual magic and sex therapy’ with Florida college professor – The defendant is an investigator of alleged poltergeist cases and other paranormal phenomena (First Coast News):
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/student-wants-refund-after-engaging-in-ritual-magic-and-sex-therapy-with-florida-college-professor/77-6285c2dc-6aac-42e8-9351-f3254ef85e3f

 

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

Seance, by Shannon Taggart (Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

Consciousness during Clinical Death and after Irreversible Brain Death: What does consciousness during a Near-Death Experience without cortical activity imply for consciousness after death?  (TxTxS)
http://txtxs.nl/artikel.asp?artid=648

Review of Real Magic, by Dean Radin (Explore Journal):
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1550830719300941

Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences (August Night Books, 2019)
http://whitecrowbooks.com/books/sample/greening_the_paranormal_exploring_the_ecology_of_extraordinary_experience

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– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

Bridey Murphy – https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/bridey-murphy 

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–  VIDEOS  –

Can Mind Exist Without the Body – Dr. Julie Beishel, Windbridge Institute (The Society for Scientific Exploration):

NDEs and OBEs Playlist from the Society for Scientific Exploration:

The Psychic Landscape of the Hamilton Years (Ciencias Psiquicas):

Telepathy With the Living and Deceased – Bruce Olva Solheim (New Thinking Allowed)

Interview with Mary Rose Barrington, former President of the Oxford Society for Psychical Research, the author of “Talking About Psychical Research”(2019):

The Conscious and Healing Initiative, CHI, Panel of Visionary Scientists – Biofield Science and Healing conference, July 2019 at the Institute of Noetic Sciences:

Investigation of the Felix Group: A Status Report from Stephen Braude (Society for Scientific Exploration):

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– Featured Photo –

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Cover of Omni Magazine, January 1985. – via Pulp Historian (https://twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/status/1154740807401975809?s=20)

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– Featured Sounds –

“You pick up a paper, you read a name. You go out, it turns up again and again. You bump into a friend you haven’t seen for a long time. Then into another you only thought about last night…We raise our hats to the strange phenomena.”

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

“There is a conception of the relation between mind and body which is in a certain respect the converse of the epiphenomenalistic and which might therefore be termed Hypophenomenalism (Gr. hypo = under + phainomai = to appear.) It is, in brief, that the living body is a hypophenomenon of the soul or mind or of some constituent of it – an effect or product or dependent of it, instead of the converse of this as epipheomenalism asserts.

Conceptions of this type have appeared several times in the history of thought, but they have been presented as parts or corollaries of certain cosmological speculations rather than as conclusions suggested by the results of observation.”

– Dr. C.J. Ducasse, A Critical Examination of the Belief in Life After Death (Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1961)

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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.22.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 22, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
7.22.19
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Homo noeticus is the term I use to designate what I see as a higher form of humanity emerging on the planet now, characterized not by genetic changes but by noetic changes. In other words, consciousnessis the guiding principle by which to define Homo noeticus.”

– John White, Toward Homo Noeticus – An interview with John White by Craig Hamilton (EnlightenNext Magazine, 2009)

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– Upcoming Events –

July 22nd, 2019 – The Applied Precognition Project will host an online discussion with Joe McMoneagle, focusing on Bizarre Events While Remote Viewing:
https://www.appliedprecog.com/talkwithseries

July 26th-28th, 2019 – The United States Psychotronics Association will hold their annual conference in Chicago:
https://www.psychotronics.org/conferences/ 

August 1st, 2019 – Paradigm Explorers: London will host a meet-up focusing on Paranormal and Psi PhenomenaParadigm Explorers: London is a monthly meetup group for graduates and postgraduates in the science, psychology, and other related fields.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paranormal-psi-phenomena-tickets-65258774752 

August 2nd, 2019The Rhine Research Center will host Dr. Christopher Laursen (University of North Carolina Wilimington) for a presentation on Deepening Our Understanding of Psi Experience – a lighthearted, interactive review of projects, actions, and visions that reshape and enhance psi research. This includes the results of his recent work with his graduate students, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the Rhine to enact consilience – collaborating to better unify the making of knowledge about our extraordinary experiences:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=363

August 4th-has 7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function in Kunming, ChinaTo Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com, and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

August 11th–20th – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 28th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, for a discussion on Poltergeists and Possession:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

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

September 13th-15th – Omega will host Beyond Life: The Science of Consciousness and the Afterlife:
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/beyond-life

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:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1489/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:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

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:
http://ascsiconference.com

You can download the conference program here:
http://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-program-download/

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

October 9th, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

November 1st-3rd, 2019 – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Beyond the Brain conference at the University of Westminster:
https://www.beyondthebrain.org/ 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

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.
https://www.irva.org

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– 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 “

https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/editor-journal-society-psychical-research

CFP – The Transpersonal Psychology Section Annual Conference 2019 – Transpersonal Psychology and Creativity (Aug. 30th – Sept. 1st, 2019) has extended their Call for Papers deadline until July 24th, 2019:
https://www.kc-jones.co.uk/tps2019

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.
http://psi.wyrdwise.com/ 

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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 Science as a treatment, please go to this survey to see if you’re eligible for the study:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

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– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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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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Prolific author, editor and publisher Rosemary Ellen Guiley has passed away (Association of Paranormal Study):
http://associationofparanormalstudy.com/2019/07/22/rosemary-ellen-guiley-passes-away-at-the-age-of-69/ 

Marcello Bacci; Allí donde estés… (Tiempo de Misterio):
http://acuerdatebien.wixsite.com/tiempodemisterio/single-post/2019/07/15/Marcello-Bacci-All%C3%AD-donde-estés

Windbridge Institute July Update:
https://tinyletter.com/winstitute/letters/windbridge-institute-july-update-new-research-events-and-more

What If Consciousness Comes First? (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mysteries-consciousness/201907/what-if-consciousness-comes-first

Pierre Janet and the Enchanted Boundary of Psychical Research, co-authored by Renaud Evard, Erica A. Pratte and Etzel Cardena, has been selected as the best History of Psychology article for 2018 (Psychologie Heterodoxe):
https://psychologie-heterodoxe.blogspot.com/2019/07/best-2018-article-in-history-of.html

How Expectation Influences Perception (NeuroscienceNews):
https://neurosciencenews.com/expectation-perception-14485/ 

How Skeptics Misapply the Law of Very Large Numbers (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/connecting-coincidence/201907/how-skeptics-misapply-the-law-very-large-numbers

On the Permeable Place Between Science and the Supernatural – historian Richard Noakes interviews with PopMatters on his work, Physics and Psychics, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, which offers fascinating insights into the ‘heretical’ activities of some of the most eminent scientists in Victorian Britain (PopMatters):
https://www.popmatters.com/physics-and-psychics-richard-noakes-2639209294.html

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Says Its Ready to Begin Brain Surgery (Bloomberg):
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-17/elon-musk-s-neuralink-says-it-s-ready-to-begin-brain-surgery

How Elon Musk’s Neuralink Plans to Unify the Brain with AI (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-future-brain/201907/how-elon-musks-neuralink-plans-unify-the-brain-ai 

The Dimension of Dreams (Massimo Teodorani):
https://massimoteodorani.com/2019/07/18/the-void/ 

Nemo C. Mörck reviews The Enfield Poltergeist Tapes by Melvyn J. Willin (The Society for Psychical Research):
https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/enfield-poltergeist-tapes-one-most-disturbing-cases-history-what-really-happened-melvyn 

Scottish Scientist Who Helped Put Man on the Moon Bashed Bookies with Apollo 11 Bet – a feature in The Scottish Sun on the astronomer Archie Roy, who founded the Scottish Society for Psychical Research (The Scottish Sun):
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4502029/scottish-scientist-helped-man-moon-bashed-bookies-apollo-bet/ 

True Ghost Stories, According to Psychic Investigator Hereward Carrington (Weird Historian):
http://www.weirdhistorian.com/true-ghost-stories/

More Downs than Ups at the American Society for Psychical Research (Tom Ruffles)
http://tomruffles.blogspot.com/2019/07/more-downs-than-ups-at-american-society.html

Spanish Language Version – Más bajadas que subidas en la American Society for Psychical Research (Ciencias Psiquicas):
https://survivalafterdeath.blogspot.com/2019/07/mas-bajadas-que-subidas-en-la-american.html

Out-of-Body Experiences (Part 5): The Human Aura (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/ten-zen-questions/201907/out-body-experiences-part-5-the-human-aura

Math explains how the brain transitions for consciousness to subliminal perception (Neuroscience News):
https://neurosciencenews.com/math-subliminal-perception-consciousness-14540/

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

Ghost Hunting, Media Archaeology, and the Mapping of Remains at Haunted Locations: A Non-Human Technological Ecology
https://www.academia.edu/39872886/Ghost_Hunting_Media_Archaeology_and_the_Mapping_of_Remains_at_Haunted_Locations_A_Non-Human_Technological_Ecology?email_work_card=title

Review For the Premonition Code The Science of Precognition: How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life by Theresa Cheung and Julia Mossbridge  (Journal of Scientific Exploration)
https://www.academia.edu/38510539/Book_Review_For_the_Premonition_Code_The_Science_of_Precognition_How_Sensing_the_Future_Can_Change_Your_Life_by_Theresa_Cheung_and_Julia_Mossbridge

Support for the Survival of Consciousness Explanation (Windbridge Research Center Fact Sheet):
http://www.windbridge.org/factsheets/WRC_survival.pdf 

Extracts from an article About a Non-Materialistic Psychology – ‘ Theory, Research, and Applications’, by Mario Beauregard, Natalie L. Trent, and Gary E. Schwartz (Parapsychology – News, History, Research):
https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/article-about-a-non-materialistic-psychology/

Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences (August Night Books, 2019)
http://whitecrowbooks.com/books/sample/greening_the_paranormal_exploring_the_ecology_of_extraordinary_experience

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– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

Gerard Croiset: https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/gerard-croiset

William Roll: https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/william-roll

Tina Resch (Columbus Poltergeist): https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/tina-resch-columbus-poltergeist  

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–  VIDEOS  –

Dr. Peter Fenwick Explains an NDE (Part 2):

Dowsing – Fact or Fiction? (A Documentary by Dr. Keith Parsons):

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“The Sherlock Holmes of Retro-Causality,” Eric Wargo addresses attendees at the recent 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration during his presentation titled –  From Oedipus to “Mr. Foresight”: The Freudian Unconscious as Misrecognized Precognition – http://thenightshirt.com 

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– Featured Sounds –

“For years, thousands of grieving parents from around the world have visited Marcello Bacci’s ITC experiment center (where he conducts public ITC experiments on a monthly basis). Many say they can hear the voices of their deceased children speaking through his radio…”

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

“Approaches emerging from the study of (and engagement with) the supernatural may ultimately help us to re-connect with the natural, and in so doing develop innovative approaches to confronting the eco-crisis.”

– Dr. Jack Hunter, Greening the Paranormal: Re-Wilding and Re-Enchantment (White Crow Books, 2019)

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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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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.

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Special thanks to the Society for Psychical Research 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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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.15.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 15, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
7.15.19
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“Parapsychology today is a volcanic island, sometimes erupting above the waves, and sometimes disappearing beneath them.”

– Rhea A. White, Parapsychology Today (1974)

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– Upcoming Events –

July 11th-15th, 2019 – The 2019 Energy Science and Technology Conference will be held in  Hayden, Idaho:
http://energyscienceconference.com

July 18th, 2019 – The Society for Psychical Research will host Ross Bartlett and Matthew Smith for a lecture on Reimagining the Out-of-Body Experience:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D126%26reset%3D1

July 18th – 20th, 2019 – The Institute for Noetic Science will host their 18th Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California – this year’s theme is The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future Now:
http://noetic.org/conference/ 

July 26th-28th, 2019 – The United States Psychotronics Association will hold their annual conference in Chicago:
https://www.psychotronics.org/conferences/ 

July 31st, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

August 1st, 2019 – Paradigm Explorers: London will host a meet-up focusing on Paranormal and Psi PhenomenaParadigm Explorers: London is a monthly meetup group for graduates and postgraduates in the science, psychology, and other related fields.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paranormal-psi-phenomena-tickets-65258774752 

August 2nd, 2019The Rhine Research Center will host Dr. Christopher Laursen (University of North Carolina Wilimington) for a presentation on Deepening Our Understanding of Psi Experience – a lighthearted, interactive review of projects, actions, and visions that reshape and enhance psi research. This includes the results of his recent work with his graduate students, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the Rhine to enact consilience – collaborating to better unify the making of knowledge about our extraordinary experiences:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=363

August 4th-has 7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function in Kunming, ChinaTo Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com, and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

August 11th–20th – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 28th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, for a discussion on Poltergeists and Possession:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

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

September 20th-22nd, 2019 – The 43rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research will be held in Leicester, United Kingdom:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

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:
http://ascsiconference.com

You can download the conference program here:
http://ascsiconference.com/conference/psi-con-program-download/

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

November 1st-3rd, 2019 – The Scientific and Medical Network will host the Beyond the Brain conference at the University of Westminster:
https://www.beyondthebrain.org/ 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

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.
https://www.irva.org

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– 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 “

https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/editor-journal-society-psychical-research

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.
http://psi.wyrdwise.com/ 

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), in partnership with iRiS Intuition, Paris France, is pleased to announce the competition for an award for remote viewing research. The Warcollier Prize is a financial prize jointly created and shared by IRVA and iRiS Intuition and presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.
Deadline for submissions July 15th, 2019.

https://www.irva.org/research/warcollier2019.html

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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 Science as a treatment, please go to this survey to see if you’re eligible for the study:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

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– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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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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The Windbridge Institute has release their July Update featuring new research, events and more – including information on their Psi Task Optimization Project – new research focusing on game design to develop better ways to test and develop psi functioning:
https://tinyletter.com/winstitute/letters/windbridge-institute-july-update-new-research-events-and-more

Dreams of Non-Linear Time (Massimo Teodorani):
https://massimoteodorani.com/2019/07/10/dreams-of-non-linear-time/

In Defense of the Water Witches (The Nightshirt):
http://thenightshirt.com/?p=4436

Bearing Witness to Mirror Touch Synesthesia (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/sensorium/201805/bearing-witness-mirror-touch-synesthesia

The American Society for Psychical Research’s Manhattan Townhouse Lists for $17.9 Million (Mansion Global):
https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/paranormal-societys-manhattan-townhouse-lists-for-17-9-million-205069 

Our brain-computer interfacing technology uses music to make people happy (MedicalXPress):
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-brain-computer-interfacing-technology-music-people.html 

James McClenon reviews Enchanted Ground – The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons by Sharon Hatfield (Society for Psychical Research):
https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/enchanted-ground-spirit-room-jonathan-koons-sharon-hatfield 

When Researchers Listen to People Who Hear Voices (Yale School of Medicine):
https://medicine.yale.edu/news/yale-medicine-magazine/when-researchers-listen-to-people-who-hear-voices.aspx

Mind Meld: Tetris Players Electronically Connect Their Brains (IEEE Spectrum):
https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/bionics/video-game-players-electronically-connect-their-brains

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette discusses The Source and Significance of Coincidences with Dr. Bernard Beitman on his Connecting with Coincidence podcast:
https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv/ccbb20190711ep105emsharonhewittrawlette

How sounds, shapes, speech and body movements convey emotion through one shared property (MedicalXPress):
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-speech-body-movements-convey-emotion.html 

Neuralink: Elon Musk’s Elusive Brain-Computer Firm Just Made a Big Reveal (Inverse):
https://www.inverse.com/article/57607-neuralink-elon-musk-s-elusive-brain-computer-firm-just-made-a-big-reveal

Why Are Ghost Narratives So Popular? (Sharon Hill):
https://sharonahill.com/2019/07/12/why-are-ghost-narratives-so-popular-vapus/

Street Magic in the Bronx (Maureen Seaberg):
https://medium.com/@maureenseaberg/street-magic-in-the-bronx-95234d7f184c

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, You Need to Check Out Entangled Time (Science Alert):
https://www.sciencealert.com/if-you-thought-quantum-mechanics-was-weird-wait-til-you-check-out-entangled-time

Scientists Create AI With a Piece of Glass (Futurism):
https://futurism.com/scientists-create-ai-glass

Icon of the Impossible – Art as a Psychic Experience (Michael Grosso):
https://consciousnessunbound.blogspot.com/2019/07/icon-of-impossible.html

What Scientists Learned from the Art of Illusion (New Humanist):
https://newhumanist.org.uk/articles/5479/what-scientists-learned-from-the-art-of-illusion 

Pierre Janet et l’hypnose à distance dans “Transes” (Psychologie Hétérodoxe):
http://psychologie-heterodoxe.blogspot.com/2019/07/pierre-janet-et-lhypnose-distance-dans.html

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

The Philosophy of Biology – Seizing an Opportunity (eLife):
https://elifesciences.org/articles/48336

Mind Leaks: A Commentary on Wooffitt’s Poetic Confluence: A Sociological Analysis of an Enigmatic Moment (Psychoanalytic Dialogues – The International Journal of Relational Perspectives):
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10481885.2019.1614829 

The Last Farewell Embrace: Spirituality, Near-Death Experiences, and Other Extraordinary Events among Nurses by Dr. Alejandro Parra:
https://www.brownsbfs.co.uk/Product/Parra-Alejandro-PhD/The-Last-Farewell-Embrace–Spirituality-Near-Death-Experi/9781536153439

Vers une sociologie anomalistique – le paranormal au regard des sciences sociales, édité par Renaud Evard, Eric Ouellet:
http://www.lcdpu.fr/livre/?GCOI=27000100748250&fbclid=IwAR1poRzHxv5HhcRtZvCwnhEkFUwMZabycQVgBMnkGxUPElHUGuwXAT5bR6I 

Greening the Paranormal – Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experiences (August Night Books, Forthcoming)

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–  VIDEOS  –

Paranormal Experiences of Children with Bruce Olav Solheim  (New Thinking Allowed):

Anabela Cardoso informs on ITC equipment and literature:

The Psychic Landscape of the Near Past (Ciencias Psiquicas):

Do Universes Dream of Biological Humans? M.J. Banias in conversation with Dr. Dean Radin:

A Fireside Chat with Russell Targ (International Remote Viewing Association):
https://vimeo.com/347594744

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– Featured Photo –

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William James, a founder of the American psychological profession, at a séance with the medium Mrs. Warren (undated photograph from the James papers at Houghton Library, Harvard – courtesy of Forbidden Histories – www.forbiddenhistories.com/james-birthday )

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– Featured Sounds –

“Observe and become aware of the music as a flow of pure feeling. Allow the music to touch you so that you may feel and become aware. Let it penetrate to your psychic self. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE MUSIC, FEEL IT. Feel what you hear and the universe will say its name…”

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

“Our dreams speak to us in a language all of us can learn.”

– Dr. Montague Ullman, Appreciating Dreams – A Group Approach

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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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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.

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Special thanks to the Society for Psychical Research 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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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.8.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 8, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
7.8.19
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“We did not examine the data for psi…”

–  Arthur Reber and James Alcock, Why Parapsychological Claims Cannot Be True  (Skeptical Inquirer)

– Upcoming Events –

July 10th, 2019 – The Foresight Institute is hosting Dr. Zarinah Agnew (UCSF, Irrational Labs) for a discussion on Experimental Societies: Prototyping Social Structures for the Future:
https://mailchi.mp/foresight/your-invite-to-zarinah-agnew-on-prototyping-social-structures-for-the-future-july-10th-in-san-francisco

July 10th, 2019 – The Applied Precog Project is hosting a free “Learn Remote Viewing by Doing” webinar at 12PM PT:
https://zoom.us/j/996586819

July 11th-15th, 2019 – The 2019 Energy Science and Technology Conference will be held in  Hayden, Idaho:
http://energyscienceconference.com

July 12th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Jim Matlock for a discussion on Signs of Reincarnation: What We’ve Learned (Online Option Available – See Link for Details):
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=356

July 13th, 2019 – The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies will host Mind Beyond Brain – Emerging Evidence for Life After Death at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, Massachusetts:
https://www.bostonserenade.com/shop/mindbeyondbrain

July 18th, 2019 – The Society for Psychical Research will host Ross Bartlett and Matthew Smith for a lecture on Reimagining the Out-of-Body Experience:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D126%26reset%3D1

July 18th – 20th, 2019 – The Institute for Noetic Science will host their 18th Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California – this year’s theme is The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future Now:
http://noetic.org/conference/ 

July 26th-28th, 2019 – The United States Psychotronics Association will hold their annual conference in Chicago:
https://www.psychotronics.org/conferences/ 

July 31st, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

August 2nd, 2019The Rhine Research Center will host Dr. Christopher Laursen (University of North Carolina Wilimington) for a presentation on Deepening Our Understanding of Psi Experience – a lighthearted, interactive review of projects, actions, and visions that reshape and enhance psi research. This includes the results of his recent work with his graduate students, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the Rhine to enact consilience – collaborating to better unify the making of knowledge about our extraordinary experiences:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=363

August 4th-has 7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function will be held in Kunming, China – To Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com), and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

August 11th–20th – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 28th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, for a discussion on Poltergeists and Possession:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

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

September 20th-22nd, 2019 – The 43rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research will be held in Leicester, United Kingdom:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

– Research Requests and Calls for Papers –

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.
http://psi.wyrdwise.com/ 

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), in partnership with iRiS Intuition, Paris France, is pleased to announce the competition for an award for remote viewing research. The Warcollier Prize is a financial prize jointly created and shared by IRVA and iRiS Intuition and presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.
Deadline for submissions July 15th, 2019.

https://www.irva.org/research/warcollier2019.html

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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 Science as a treatment, please go to this survey to see if you’re eligible for the study:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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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

Massimo Biondi was awarded the 2019 PA Outstanding Contribution Award at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association conference in Paris:
https://www.parapsych.org/articles/37/486/2019_outstanding_contribution.aspx

Rex G. Stanford was awarded the 2019 PA Outstanding Career Award at the 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association conference in Paris:
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/congratulations-to-rex-g-stanford-for-the-2019-pa-outstanding-career-award-747677

Why Parapsychological Claims Cannot Be True (Skeptical Inquirer):
https://skepticalinquirer.org/2019/07/why-parapsychological-claims-cannot-be-true/

In collaboration with the University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies, the University of Minas Gerais will study accounts of past lives (Rio Times Online):
https://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-politics/society/university-of-minas-gerais-to-study-past-incarnation-accounts/ 

A Reported Psychic Vision During the American Revolutionary War (Psychical Research Foundation):
https://www.psychicalresearchfoundation.com/single-post/2019/07/04/A-Reported-Psychic-Vision-During-the-American-Revolution

Researchers Have Successfully Made First-Ever Robotic Arm That Can Be Controlled By Your Mind (Good News Network):
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/first-robotic-arm-controlled-noninvasively-by-your-mind/

How the Mind Emerges from the Brain’s Complex Networks (Scientific American):
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-mind-emerges-from-the-brains-complex-networks/

Carlos Alvarado explores the work of Polish Psychical Researcher Julian Ochorowicz (Parapsychology – News, History, Research):
https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/polish-psychical-researcher-julian-ochorowicz/

Ministry of Apparitions – Malcolm Gaskill reviews Owen Davies’ A Supernatural War: Magic, Divination and Faith During the First World War (London Review of Books):
https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n13/malcolm-gaskill/ministry-of-apparitions 

Near-Death Experiences May Stem from the Brain Blending Waking and Dreaming States, Study Suggests (Live Science):
https://www.livescience.com/65838-near-death-experiences-rem-sleep.html

Why So Many Medical Advances Never Make it to Mainstream Medicine​ (IEEE Spectrum):
https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/qa-the-future-of-digital-medicine

Being a Mindful Leader – Lessons from Neuroscience (Wharton School of Business):
https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-mindful-leader-lessons-from-neuroscience/

Neuroplasticity: Why is the visual cortex involved in language processing in blind individuals? (MedicalXPress)
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-neuroplasticity-visual-cortex-involved-language.html

How to Control Your Dreams (Oprah Magazine):
https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a28220559/how-to-control-your-dreams/

The Front Lines of Parapsychology – Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss how psi experiences can best be understood (The Sheldrake – Vernon Dialogues):
http://www.markvernon.com/the-front-line-of-parapsychology

An excerpt from The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism by Herbert Thurston (White Crow Books):
http://whitecrowbooks.com/books/sample/the_physical_phenomena_of_mysticism

Inside the minds of AR Hopwood and Honor Beddard, curators of the Wellcome Collection ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ exhibition (Wellcome Collection):
https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/XQuTjxIAAMhJ2504

‘The first chiropractor was a Canadian who claimed he received a message from a ghost (National Post):
https://nationalpost.com/health/the-first-chiropractor-was-a-canadian-who-claimed-he-received-a-message-from-a-ghost

– Papers and Journal Issues of Note –

The Associative Remote Dreaming Experiment – A Novel Approach to Predicting Future Outcomes of Sporting Events (Journal of the Society for Psychical Research):
http://www.academia.edu/attachments/59931831/download_file?s=portfolio

Searching for the Impossible – Parapsychology’s Elusive Quest (American Psychologist):
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-31453-001

–  VIDEOS  –

A Visit to Instrumental Trans-Communication Practitioner Anabela Cardoso’s Studio:

Your Quantum Mind with Brenda Dunne (New Thinking Allowed):

Sean McNamara Telekinesis (Psychokinesis) presentation at Applied Precognition Project (APP) 2019:

– Featured Photo –

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A ‘walk-in visitor’ enjoys the proceedings in Paris at the 62nd annual Parapsychological Association conference. (Photo courtesy of Paul H. Smith – https://rviewer.com )

– Featured Sounds –

“Say in your mind – Say in your heart – I am more than my physical body…”

–  Doctor’s Advice –

“The evidence provides cumulative support for the reality of psi, which cannot be readily explained away by the quality of the studies, fraud, selective reporting, experimental or analytical incompetence, or other frequent criticisms. The evidence for psi is comparable to that for established phenomena in psychology and other disciplines, although there is no consensual understanding of them.”

– Dr. Etzel Cardeña, The experimental Evidence for Parapsychological Phenomena: A Review (American Psychologist)

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, University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies, Dr. Jack Hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, Cherylee Black and the Parapsychology Foundation for links included in this edition and to Tom Ruffles for catching some typos – 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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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 7.1.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on July 1, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
7.1.19
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“I think of each of the events of our life like beads on a necklace and controlled precognition is like making the necklace, making the connection between our past and future selves. There’s something extremely strengthening and powerful about connecting with yourself over time.”

–  Dr. Julia Mossbridge, in an interview with the Times of Israel

– Upcoming Events –

July 1st-3rd, 2019 – The University of Wales, Lampeter will host the 2019 Religious Experience Research Centre conference, with a focus on The Future of the Study of Religious and Spiritual Experience, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the RERC:
https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/humanities-performingarts/rece50/ 

July 4th-6th, 2019 – The 62nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Assocation will be held in Paris, France – honoring the 100th anniversary of the Institut Métapsychique International. With Program Chair Ramsés D’León Macías and Arrangements Chair Mario P. Varvoglis, this event will bring together international researchers at the avant-garde of science:
https://www.parapsych.org/section/59/2019_convention.aspx

Download the conference abstracts here:
https://www.parapsych.org/articles/37/483/2019_pa_convention_abstracts_of.aspx

July 10th, 2019 – The Foresight Institute is hosting Dr. Zarinah Agnew (UCSF, Irrational Labs) for a discussion on Experimental Societies: Prototyping Social Structures for the Future:
https://mailchi.mp/foresight/your-invite-to-zarinah-agnew-on-prototyping-social-structures-for-the-future-july-10th-in-san-francisco

July 11th-15th, 2019 – The 2019 Energy Science and Technology Conference will be held in  Hayden, Idaho:
http://energyscienceconference.com

July 12th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Jim Matlock for a discussion on Signs of Reincarnation: What We’ve Learned (Online Option Available – See Link for Details):
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=356

July 13th, 2019 – The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies will host Mind Beyond Brain – Emerging Evidence for Life After Death at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, Massachusetts:
https://www.bostonserenade.com/shop/mindbeyondbrain

July 18th, 2019 – The Society for Psychical Research will host Ross Bartlett and Matthew Smith for a lecture on Reimagining the Out-of-Body Experience:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D126%26reset%3D1

July 18th – 20th, 2019 – The Institute for Noetic Science will host their 18th Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California – this year’s theme is The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future Now:
http://noetic.org/conference/ 

July 26th-28th, 2019 – The United States Psychotronics Association will hold their annual conference in Chicago:
https://www.psychotronics.org/conferences/ 

July 31st, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

August 4th-has 7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function will be held in Kunming, China – To Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com), and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

August 11th–20th – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 28th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, for a discussion on Poltergeists and Possession:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

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

September 20th-22nd, 2019 – The 43rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research will be held in Leicester, United Kingdom:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

– Research Requests and Calls for Papers –

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), in partnership with iRiS Intuition, Paris France, is pleased to announce the competition for an award for remote viewing research. The Warcollier Prize is a financial prize jointly created and shared by IRVA and iRiS Intuition and presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.
Deadline for submissions July 15th, 2019.

https://www.irva.org/research/warcollier2019.html

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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 Science as a treatment, please go to this survey to see if you’re eligible for the study:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

– Forbidden Science –

Thursday 21 April, 1994

“My former SRI college and wonder programmer Dick Shoup invited me to come and see him at Interval Research, a new Palo Alto think tank where he works on the “Roots of Not,” a new concept in logic. This led us to discuss the nature of time, a subject I’ve been pondering in my consciousness and synchronicity tests at Spring Hill. He sees time as nature’s way to resolve logical paradoxes. I love his idea that time gets generated from the resolution of semantic absurdity. It informs my meta-logic theory.”

– Jacques Vallee, Forbidden Science Vol. 4 – The Spring Hill Chronicles,  P.205

– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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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

Caroline Watt and Jim Kennedy have been awarded the Parapsychological Association’s 2019 Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award, which honors members who have made significant research contributions that integrate parapsychology and mainstream science:
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/announcing-the-2019-charles-honorton-integrative-contributions-award-winners-caroline-watt-jim-kennedy

Rice University’s Dr. Jeffrey Kripal discusses The Flip with Whitley Strieber on the latest Dreamland podcast (Unknown Country):
https://www.unknowncountry.com/dreamland/first-nobel-prize-winner-confronts-the-unreal-then-leslie-kean-on-the-latest-ny-times-ufo-stories/

Global Highlights in Neuroengineering August 2005 to April 2019 (Logan Thrasher Collins):
https://logancollinsblog.com/2019/06/09/global-highlights-in-neuroengineering-august-2005-to-april-2019/

One in 10 people have ‘near-death’ experiences, according to new study (Eureka Alert):
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/sh-oi1062519.php

Ouvrage “Vers une sociologie anomalistique : le paranormal au regard des sciences sociales” (Psychologie Heterodoxe):
https://psychologie-heterodoxe.blogspot.com/2019/06/ouvrage-vers-une-sociologie.html

DARPA Invests Millions in Telepathic Headsets – Can science help two brains connect over distances with no sensory contact, at least not in the usual way? (Constant Wonder – BYU Radio) :
https://www.byuradio.org/episode/4ed534ca-d117-406e-8acb-68265f4b5b1e/constant-wonder-telepathic-weapons-sumatran-rhino-x-ray-explosions-mongolian-falconry-creativity-code

How the Brain Helps Us Make Good Decisions and Bad Ones (Yale News):
https://news.yale.edu/2019/06/25/how-brain-helps-us-make-good-decisions-and-bad-ones

Bob Peterson reviews Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind (second edition) by Kenneth Ring and Sharon Cooper (OBE Outlook on Life):
http://obeoutlook.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-mindsight-by-kenneth-ring-and.html

“Étudier scientifiquement le paranormal” – in light of the 100th anniversary of l’Institut métapsychique international, Evard Renaud is interviewed in Inexploré, n°43, juillet 2019 (Psychologie Heterodoxe):
https://psychologie-heterodoxe.blogspot.com/2019/06/interview-dans-inexplore-n43-juillet.html

L’étude de cas uniques en anomalistique et le “poltergeist” d’Amnéville (Psychologie Heterodoxe):
https://psychologie-heterodoxe.blogspot.com/2019/06/letude-de-cas-uniques-en-anomalistique.html

Our Brain Uses a Not-So-Instant Replay to Make Decisions (Scientific American):
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/our-brain-uses-a-not-so-instant-replay-to-make-decisions/ 

Transformations – on the transformative power of stigmata and the “religious supernatural” (International Research Network on Stigmata):
https://stigmatics.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/transformations/

Against Disenchantment – Enlightenment does not demand disenchantment with the world (Aeon Magazine):
https://aeon.co/essays/enlightenment-does-not-demand-disenchantment-with-the-world

First-ever Noninvasive Mind-Controlled Robot Arm (Carnegie Mellon University News):
https://engineering.cmu.edu/news-events/news/2019/06/20-he-sci-robotics.html 

Spending just 20 minutes connecting with nature can help lower stress hormone levels, according to a study in the April 4, 2019, Frontiers in Psychology (Harvard Medical School):
https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/a-20-minute-nature-break-relieves-stress

A Few Brief Words and Illustrations Brought to You From the Dead (Weird Historian):
http://www.weirdhistorian.com/messages-and-illustrations-from-spirits/

Does Consciousness Exist Outside of the Brain? Is consciousness actually a property of the universe like gravity or light? (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/think-well/201906/does-consciousness-exist-outside-the-brain

Oliver Lodge and the Difficulty of Spirit Communication (White Crow Books):
http://whitecrowbooks.com/michaeltymn/entry/famous_physicist_explains_spirit_communication_difficulties

Eric Wargo on Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious (Future Fossils – Episode 117):
https://shows.pippa.io/futurefossils/episodes/117

Ritual initiation inside the dream state: A story from India (Robert Moss Blog):
https://mossdreams.blogspot.com/2019/06/initiation-inside-dream-state-story.html

All Near-Death Experiences Share Surprisingly Common Themes, Say Scientists (Inverse):
https://www.inverse.com/article/56829-what-are-near-death-experiences-like

– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

Observational Theories of Psi:
https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/observational-theories-psi

John Palmer:
https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/john-palmer

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– Papers and Journal Issues of Note –

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Zeitschrift fur Anomalistik Vol. 19 (2019), Nos. 1+2 (Gessellschaft fur Anomalistick e.V.): 
https://www.anomalistik.de/en/zeitschrift-fuer-anomalistik/contents/zfa-vol-19-2019-,-nos-1-2

Perspectives of Anomalistics Volume 6 N equals 1 Single Case Studies in Anomalistics (Gessellschaft fur Anomalistick e.V.):
https://www.anomalistik.de/en/books/perspectives-of-anomalistics/vol-6-n-equals-1

A Transliminal ‘Dis-ease’ Model of ‘Poltergeist Agents’ – 62nd Annual Parapsychological Association Conference Abstract:

https://www.academia.edu/39710410/A_Transliminal_Dis-ease_Model_of_Poltergeist_Agents_

The Science of Science Communication III: Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America):
http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=595893#{“issue_id”:595893,”page”:4} 

–  VIDEOS  –

Dr. Alejandro Parra – Unusual Perceptual Experiences in Hospital Settings (ParaMOOC2019):

Dreams and Psychic Dreams – Loyd Auerbach  (New Thinking Allowed):

Space-Time is Not Our Fundamental Reality – Cognitive scientist Donald D. Hoffman reveals why an entirely new paradigm is needed to understand the nature of reality (New York Academy of Sciences):

Inside the PEAR Lab with Brenda Dunne (New Thinking Allowed):

– Featured Photo –

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Attendees at the 2019 Applied Precognition Project Conference in Las Vegas place bets based on the results of an applied Remote Viewing experiment.

– Featured Sounds –

“Circle, square, triangle, waves I got them crystal clear by the hour And I said “may I please take a rest?” I didn’t want them to know I was possessed with Psi Power…”

–  Doctor’s Advice –

“I think the performance of the goats is even more interesting, as a psychologist. Remember the goats are people who don’t believe in ESP, so don’t think they can do well on these tests…Well, they say there’s nothing to know, so the goats take these ESP tests and they get poor scores. And so they go away happy. They’ve proved what they believe in, but they don’t realize that, statistically, they’re doing something very odd…These goats are scoring below chance ‘cause they don’t recognize the chance is there…in the service of their belief system that there’s no ESP, they’re unconsciously using ESP occasionally to make sure they get it wrong.”

– Dr. Charles Tart, in Parapsychology: Science and Physics (The Infinite Mind, vol.183)

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, University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies, Dr. Jack Hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, Cherylee Black and the Parapsychology Foundation for links included in this edition and to Tom Ruffles for catching some typos – 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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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 6.24.19

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

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PSI IN THE NEWS
6.24.19
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“We have been the benefactors of our cultural heritage and the victims of our cultural narrowness.”

–  Dr. Stanley Krippner

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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

 

– Upcoming Events –

June 25-28, 2019 – The Collegium Helveticum Zurich and Center for Consciousness StudiesUniversity of Arizona at Tucson will host the 2019 Science of Consciousness Conference in Interlaken – Switzerland:
https://www.tsc2019-interlaken.ch

June 26th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Dr Bill MacLehose, historian of medieval medicine and religion at UCL,  for a discussion on Saints, Sleep-Surgery and Medieval Dream Miracles:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/04/saints-sleep-surgery-and-medieval-dream.html

June 28th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting an experiential evening of Psi-Games:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=362

July 4th-6th, 2019 – The 62nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Assocation will be held in Paris, France – honoring the 100th anniversary of the Institut Métapsychique International. With Program Chair Ramsés D’León Macías and Arrangements Chair Mario P. Varvoglis, this event will bring together international researchers at the avant-garde of science:
https://www.parapsych.org/section/59/2019_convention.aspx

July 11th-15th, 2019 – The 2019 Energy Science and Technology Conference will be held in  Hayden, Idaho:
http://energyscienceconference.com

July 12th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Jim Matlock for a discussion on Signs of Reincarnation: What We’ve Learned (Online Option Available – See Link for Details):
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=356

July 13th, 2019 – The University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies will host Mind Beyond Brain – Emerging Evidence for Life After Death at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, Massachusetts:
https://www.bostonserenade.com/shop/mindbeyondbrain

July 18th, 2019 – The Society for Psychical Research will host Ross Bartlett and Matthew Smith for a lecture on Reimagining the Out-of-Body Experience:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D126%26reset%3D1

July 18th – 20th, 2019 – The Institute for Noetic Science will host their 18th Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California – this year’s theme is The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future Now:
http://noetic.org/conference/ 

July 26th-28th, 2019 – The United States Psychotronics Association will hold their annual conference in Chicago:
https://www.psychotronics.org/conferences/ 

July 31st, 2019 – The SPR will host a Discussion Forum focusing on Reincarnation Reports in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D127%26reset%3D1

August 4th-has 7th, 2019 – The International Chinese Parapsychology Association will hold their 2019 Conference on Chinese Traditional Culture, Parapsychology, and Its Function will be held in Kunming, China – To Register for this conference, please write to Prof. Chang at: yifangch@sina.com), and include the following information: Full name – Department – University/Association – Professor/Dr – Nation – E-mail – Speciality.

August 11th–20th – The College of Psychic Studies is hosting a Summer Exhibition focusing on Art and Spirit – Visions of Wonder:
https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/1463/art-and-spirit-visions-of-wonder-summer-exhibition

August 28th, 2019 – The London Fortean Society will host Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, for a discussion on Poltergeists and Possession:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/2019/06/poltergeists-and-possession.html 

August 28th – September 1st, 2019 – The International Association of Near Death Studies will host their annual conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania:
https://conference.iands.org/

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

September 20th-22nd, 2019 – The 43rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research will be held in Leicester, United Kingdom:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D120%26reset%3D1

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:
http://www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

October 4th, 2019 – The Rhine Research Center is hosting Sarah Gewanter for a presentation on Hypnosis: A Powerful Method of Mind Training:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=353 

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=354

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:
https://www.rhine.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=537&reset=1&id=357

November 15th, 2019 – The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences will host their 2019 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
https://aciste.org/2019-aciste-annual-conference/

– Research Requests and Calls for Papers –

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), in partnership with iRiS Intuition, Paris France, is pleased to announce the competition for an award for remote viewing research. The Warcollier Prize is a financial prize jointly created and shared by IRVA and iRiS Intuition and presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.
Deadline for submissions July 15th, 2019.

https://www.irva.org/research/warcollier2019.html

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.
https://www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest

The Templeton World Charity is inviting proposals for inter-disciplinary research that will work towards Accelerating Research on Consciousness:
https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc

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 Science as a treatment, please go to this survey to see if you’re eligible for the study:
https://www.research.net/r/iMINDrtest

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:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ACADEMICSTUDYOFSUPERNATURAL

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‘:
http://theprophecyproject.com/

– News, Interviews, Reviews and Relevant Links –

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Dr. Jeffrey Kripal’s newest book demands deeper study of stories of universally shared human experiences (Rice University News)
https://news.rice.edu/2019/06/03/stranger-things-kripals-newest-book-demands-deeper-study-of-stories-of-universally-shared-human-experiences/

Three Thousand Years of Algorithmic Rituals: The Emergence of AI from the Computation of Space (E-Flux Journal) :
https://www.e-flux.com/journal/101/273221/three-thousand-years-of-algorithmic-rituals-the-emergence-of-ai-from-the-computation-of-space/

Author Interview XIX: Signs of Reincarnation: Exploring Beliefs, Cases, and Theory, by James G. Matlock (C. Alvarado – Parapsychology Blog)
:
https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/author-interview-xix-signs-of-reincarnation-exploring-beliefs-cases-and-theory-by-james-g-matlock/

Harry Price: The Original Ghost Hunter Who Investigated the Most Haunted House in England  (The Line-Up):
https://the-line-up.com/harry-price

Un nuovo libro sul paranormale – Massimo Biondi on Terje G. Simonsen’s Our Secret Powers: Telepathy, Clairvoyance and Precognition. A short history of (nearly) everything paranormal (Psi Report):
https://psireport.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/un-nuovo-libro-sul-paranormale/

Dr Soal: A Psychic Enigma, by Donald J West and Betty Markwick (Tom Ruffles):
https://tomruffles.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/dr-soal-a-psychic-enigma-by-donald-j-west-and-betty-markwick/ 

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette reviews Jim Matlock’s new book, Signs of Reincarnation – Exploring Beliefs, Cases, and Theory:
https://sharonrawlette.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/signs-of-reincarnation/

Robert A. Charman reviews Gary Williams’ book, The Foreseeable Future: The The Mystery of Precognition (Society for Psychical Research):
https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/foreseeable-future-mystery-precognition-gary-williams

Near Death Experiences Bear An Uncanny Similarity to Ketamine Trips (AlterNet):
https://www.alternet.org/2019/06/near-death-experiences-bear-an-uncanny-similarity-to-ketamine-trips/

Magic and mysticism reveal cognitive shortcuts with implications beyond entertainment (Science):
https://blogs.sciencemag.org/books/2019/06/10/the-spectacle-of-illusion/

The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab is featured on a recent episode of the Unexplained Podcast:
http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/episodes/2019/6/21/s04-e10-extra-pear-review 

A Key Brain Difference Between Voice-Hearing Patients And Voice-Hearing Healthy Controls Challenges the ‘Continuum Model’ (British Psychological Society Digest):
https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/06/24/a-key-brain-difference-between-voice-hearing-patients-and-voice-hearing-healthy-controls-challenges-the-continuum-model/

– Papers and Journal Issues of Note –

Hematological and Psychophysiological Correlates of Anomalous Information Reception in Mediums: A Preliminary Exploration – Explore: Journal of Science & Healing:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1550830718301265

Informational Psi: Collapsing the Problem Space of Psi Phenomena – Paper, Comments, and Response – Zeitschrift für Anomalistik:
https://www.anomalistik.de/en/zeitschrift-fuer-anomalistik/contents/zfa-vol-19-2019-informational-psi-prerelease 

A Parapsychologist, an Anthropologist, and a Vitalist Walk into a Laboratory: Ernesto de Martino, Mircea Eliade, and a Forgotten Chapter in the Disciplinary History of Religious Studies – Religions Journal:
https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/10/5/304/htm

A Systematic Analysis of Distressing Near-Death Experience Accounts – Journal of Memory:
https://www.academia.edu/39647325/A_systematic_analysis_of_distressing_near-death_experience_accounts 

EdgeScience 38, June 2019 (Society for Scientific Exploration):
https://www.scientificexploration.org/edgescience/38

The Journal of Parapsychology Volume 82 Supplement celebrates the 80th anniversary of the journal, giving a bird’s eye view of the coverage of this esteemed publication since 1937 (Parapsychological Association):
https://www.parapsych.org/articles/17/477/free_special_issue_of_the_journal.aspx

Journal of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration – Vol. 8, No. 1: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EpS_nKCxqidacv3kcs1jy_T5b3PG-mWw/view 

Psychic Detection:
https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/psychic-detection

Psychological Aspects in Poltergeist Cases:
https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/psychological-aspects-poltergeist-cases

Witchcraft:
https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/witchcraft

–  VIDEOS  –

A Survey of Secular American Mediums ~ Julie Beischel, PhD. (Windbridge Research Center):

Permaculture, Extraordinary Experience and Regenerative Ecology – Dr. Jack Hunter  (ISSRNC Conference, University College Cork):

Animism, the Paranormal and Ecological Regeneration – Dr. Jack Hunter (Umoja Spring Garden Party: Exploring 2050):

Consciousness-Related Anomalies at Princeton with Brenda Dunne (New Thinking Allowed):

Parapsychology in Russia with Loyd Auerbach (New Thinking Allowed)

Probing Beyond The Physical with Diane Hennacy Powell, MD – Brain & Perceptions of Information (Forever Family Foundation):

– Featured Photo –

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Plaster mold from a wax mold of ‘spirit hands’ produced with the medium Franek Kluski during research at the Institut Métapsychique International in Paris. (Ciencias Psíquicas)

– Featured Sounds –

The first video from Steven Halpern’s new album Echoes of a Dream “is a magical collaboration between master sound healer and 2012 Grammy nominee Steven Halpern and visionary vocalist Kristin Hoffmann.”

–  Doctor’s Advice –

“I hypothesize there is a higher level of reality and it interpenetrates our everyday life, creating coincidences and apparitions. A pre-condition to observe it in its pure form is to reject or ignore all phenomena of the lower level. For a scientist, or course, that is the hardest part of the assignment.”very visible, more immediate energy and force are, so to speak, ten that are invisible.”

– Dr. Jacques Vallee, Forbidden Science – Vol. 3 – Journals 1980-1989: On the Trail of Hidden Truths  (Documatica Research, 2016)

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Anomalous Americana —  Contemporary tales of strange happenings in the lives of everyday individuals

Posted in > BLACK CADILLAC REVIEW by David on December 6, 2018
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Lexington, GA – Photo: Dominique Joyner

The following selection of items is gathered from the outer edges of contemporary culture. These curated flowers of human experience represent areas that are often unseen or passed over by those who stick to the main roads of the vast American continent — but I think you will find that if you approach them with an open mind they provide a deeper understanding of the joy that can be found in ‘liminal analytics,’ a term used to describe the fine art of exploring the ‘unattended, invisible, and overlooked.’

Erase from your mind history channel dramatizations, inept experts parading through graveyards, television psychics emoting around an asserted haunting, and return to the simple act of storytelling that has always been the center of Fortean investigation. Even the most powerful myths existed first as stories, experiences recounted in a shared word between friends, family and strangers.

With the rise of communication technology it’s easy to miss the importance of mundane encounters. Stories act as a well of meaning where we can sink a whisper of some local memory, shadows playing past events, personal recollections gathered while investigating the borderland between real and imagined. We encounter them every day, meaningful, coordinated incidents measuring a slow rhythm in time, subtle glimpses of a possibility that strange, structured narratives underlie our common lives.

Spending time at Liminal Analytics office, stories seep from the walls louder than karaoke at the local bar down the street. The other night while walking through the alley out back I heard hints of a passionate and unnerving country version of Purple Rain emerging from that bar, proof we’re face to face with the regularity of everyday anomalies here.

In honor of those local memories at the root of any anomaly, here are a few personal recollections from folks I’ve met while traveling the margins of Georgia — stories straight from the mouths of their tellers, ungarnished, translucent tales of strange happenings in the lives of everyday individuals…

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The Circle That David Drew — A Story of Synchronicity (Source: C. Barts, Walton County, GA) –

C. Barts was given the secret of talking out fire from a woman his wife knew so he could heal one of his kids. He lead our office in Pleading the Blood as a protection against malicious spiritual influences when I worked at a charismatic food ministry — and he shared with me this memory while we were talking about just how weird the world really is:

“Growing up, my best friend David, and I had a mutual friend named Brandon. All three of us went to school together, played baseball on the same teams, and went off together on the weekends. We were what most would call pretty tight. We had each others’ back.

As with most friendships at school, David and I went one way and Brandon went another. He and his family eventually moved out of the school district to the other side of the county. While it wasn’t that far, as kids it seemed forever away. All three of us kept in touch as much as possible, but that eventually faded away until communication was almost nonexistent.”

“It had been a little over a year since we had last heard from Brandon. One evening David and I had been out with some friends, and I ended up at his house to crash for the night. At around midnight the phone rings awakening us both from our sleep.

I hear David say,”Hello?”

“Hey man, what’s up? It’s been a long time”.

There was a pause and then he said “Well hang on one second let me get something to write your number on and I will call you back tomorrow”.

I hear some papers shuffling on the night stand in between the two beds as David pulls a high school football program from the pile, the kind with pictures of the players and cheerleaders, and about a million ads from local businesses.

He flips open a page in the dark, writes down a phone number, writes Brandon’s name above it, draws a circle around it and says, “Got it, I will call you tomorrow. Bye.”

The next morning came on fairly uneventful. Around mid-morning David and I were just sitting in the living room watching television when the phone rings.

This time his mom answers from the other room. We here bits and pieces of the conversation and hear more than a few times “Oh, my gosh.”

She hangs up the phone and walks in where we are parked on the couch. She looks pale. With tears in her eyes she whispers, “You’re not going to believe it, but early this morning Brandon was shot and killed by his step father…” and tells us of the proposed funeral arrangements.

We were sitting there in shock when suddenly David bolts up to his room. He emerges with the football program he’d grabbed the night before when Brandon had called. He looks at his mom and says, “He just called me last night…” while shuffling pages looking for his number.

Suddenly a look of terror overcomes David’s face as the book falls to the floor. I say, “David what is it?” and his only reply is “Holy crap!”

I pick up the book and begin to look for the number myself. What I find I can’t believe. There was Brandon’s name and phone number written on an ad page for the very funeral home where his body would lay in rest. The circle that David drew around Brandon’s info also included the exact location, out of many in the county, of the funeral home his service was held at.

All we could do was stare at one another in disbelief.”

Born With A Veil — Apparitional Encounters, Seership and Healing in the Life of a Local Spirit Doctor (Source: Preston, Walton County, GA) –

“I believe in the unknown, because to me not to believe in the unknown is to not believe in God. I can’t see him ‘neither, but I know he’s there and I can see him working.

1-f7jIzQmdKMuaECwy4i7nfwNow some people are afraid of ghosts, they don’t like to talk about them none. I tell them, now I believe in the Lord too strong to be worried about any of that.

I believe in ghosts because my daddy believed in them. He was born with a veil over his face, they say that folks born like that can see things, he used to heal kids with the thrush.

One time we was at the bus stop, and he tell me “Look over there…”

Pointing to a man standing across the street at the other bus stop, he was standing with his back turned to us so you couldn’t see his face. My daddy said “That’s a ghost…”

And I said “Now how in the world can that be a ghost? That’s a man standing there solid as me.”

He said, “Nah, that’s a ghost. You ain’t never gonna see his face, watch…”

So we did, we sat there until our bus come, whole time the man just stands there with his back to us. My daddy he said “Now wait, we’ll let this one pass, we’re going to sit here until his bus come.”

So we did, we sat there until his bus come, still that man never did turn or move. My daddy say “Now watch…”

The lights inside the bus was bright, you know, and I watched, but I never seen him get on the bus. When it drove away, he was gone. Now I tell you I ain’t seen him get on, but he was gone when it left.

We had an apartment in Atlanta, it was up on the second floor. There was a balcony off the back, you know, but no stairs coming up to it. One night I hear something kick at the balcony door and it bust open, and I hear someone screaming “Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh!” real loud, you know. I run out there on the balcony and I’m looking down all over the alley, but I ain’t seen nobody. We was two stories up, now if somebody been there I’d a seen ‘em.

My daddy he come out and said “Boy, just leave it alone. It’s just a ghost, it don’t mean no harm.”

He moved in one place, and they weren’t so peaceful, they threw him out. He seen something there one time, and after that he just left the place and wouldn’t go back in. My sisters had to go get the furniture and all the stuff, he tell them “I ain’t gonna go back, no matter what. They can have the furniture and all the rest, I ain’t messin’ with that.”

When he was a boy they used to bring kids over with the thrush to see him, he blow three times in their mouths and they was supposed to get healed. He told me that it used to work back then. They said peoples born with a veil could do things like that.

I ain’t seen nothin’ like that since he passed. Not that strong, but sometimes you see those things out of the corner of your eye, you see it, feel someone pass, but you look again and there ain’t nothin’ there.”

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He’s the seventh son of a seventh son — Traditional Healing in Oglethorpe County Georgia (Source: Walter McCannon, Oglethorpe County, GA — 2015)

Walter McCannon’s great-great-grandfather, Daniel Webster Paul, was born the 7th son of a 7th son.

Although he died in 1932, people in Oglethorpe County Georgia still remember the miracles that occurred when ‘Doc’ Paul laid hands and prayed.

“They took armchairs like this and they tied sheets between four chairs and laid the baby there, they couldn’t handle it. Every time they’d handled it it would go black and blue. So my grandmother…his grandmother found out about it, she said he was like four or five years old. She said I’m going down there, he’s the seventh son of a seventh son, and said I believe the Lord will take care of this baby. She went and got him as a little bitty boy, and made him sit there and play with the baby, just touching him and all. From that moment when he left from that moment on they could handle the baby and from then on they always knowed, they called him Grandpa Doc, his name was Daniel Webster Paul.

That’s how he got his name Doc.

And I’ve heard my grandfather talk about cutting metal with a chisel, and it flew back on his sister and burnt her arm. And his momma was pretty strict back then, and said “Adam what you done done to Ophelia?” He said, “well I done cut a piece of hot metal and done burned her arm, I’m going to Grandpa Doc’s.” And she said “That’s the thing to do” and he said that’s was the last thing his ma said about that.

And said that when he got there, he would sit there and rub, Aunt Ophelia told me this now, sit there and he said rub and said “If the Lord Jesus was here he’d touch your arm and he’d take all this pain and all out.” And he sat there and rubbed it and next thing you know it, and she showed me, she said you see a scar, and there wasn’t no scar or nothing. Took the fire out of that thing.

There was a guy with warts on his feet, she would talk about that he couldn’t walk and he’d come to school with rags tied on his feet…and all. And she convinced, as a little girl, convinced that school teacher to let the school out one day to go to her Grandpa Doc’s store. He run that old store, and he went over there and he rubbed his feet and everything and lo and behold it cured it right up. There’s just story after story…

Continue your explorations into the back-roads and by-ways of the American Spirit with:

Weeds, Herbs, and Hog Fat: Ed Craft (1913–1996), ‘folk doctoring’ in Sulphur Springs, Texas —  https://davidmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/weeds-herbs-and-hog-fat-ed-craft-1913-1996-folk-doctoring-in-sulphur-springs-texas/

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