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Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 10.1.19

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

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PSI IN THE NEWS
10.1.19
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“Once precognition hits the higher-end markets – governments, investment banking – the estimates will go up by an order of magnitude…”

— Dr. Julia Mossbridge, commenting on the estimated $2 Billion market for psychic services in the U.S.

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– Psi in the News –

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“The Climate Strike on Sept 20 brought millions together in cities around the world. The Global Consciousness Project network joined in as well. This is a picture of the data for the full UTC day. Very steady departure from random expectation.”

https://www.facebook.com/EGGproject/photos/a.187575577937788/2892258254136160/ 

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Epiphanies of the Mind with Dr. Jeffrey Kripal (Midnight in the Desert):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7omxhtydo9skqwj/MidnightInTheDesert-20190927A.mp3?dl=0

Psychic Future: What Next for the Precognition Economy (The Guardian):
https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/sep/29/psychic-future-what-next-for-the-precognition-economy

Advice for the Psychic from Eileen Garrett (Parapsychology Foundation):
https://parapsychology.org/advice-for-the-psychic/

Finding the root of consciousness: Is this brain cell your ‘mind’s eye’? (Neuroscience News):
https://neurosciencenews.com/l5p-neuron-conscious-awareness-14997/ 

Can we manipulate our sleep? (BBC):
https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/can-we-manipulate-our-sleep/p07nmlxp

He Saw the Scientific Promise in the Paranormal, But Now His Legacy Could Be Lost (Washington Post):
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/he-saw-the-scientific-promise-in-the-paranormal-but-now-his-legacy-could-be-lost/2019/09/23/e42c02e6-c8e8-11e9-a4f3-c081a126de70_story.html

Premonitions, Presentiments and Dreams with Eric Wargo, author of Time Loops – Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious (Shattered Reality Podcast):
http://atlanticcoastufos.com/shatteredrealitypodcast.com/eric-wargo-precognition-75/

Animal Magnetism – A Selected Bibliography of Articles (Parapsychology – News, History, Research):
https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/animal-magnetism-a-selected-bibliography-of-articles-2015-2019/

Mitch Horowitz asks, Can ESP Help Explain How Thoughts Make Things Happen? (HarvBishop.com):
https://www.harvbishop.com/can-esp-help-explain-how-thoughts-make-things-happen/

Thirteen SSE Conference Videos on Subtle Energy (Society for Scientific Exploration):
https://mailchi.mp/scientificexploration/just-released-thirteen-sse-conference-videos-on-subtle-energy

Through Mediums Never Before Considered – Psychotronics, Spiritual Services and the Analog Internet (Liminal Analytics):
https://davidmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/through-mediums-never-before-considered-psychotronics-spiritual-services-and-the-analog-internet/

Exploring the Afterlife in the Space Between Sleep and Awake (Robert Moss Blog):
http://mossdreams.blogspot.com/2019/09/exploring-afterlife-in-space-between.html

Longer Exhalations Are An Easy Way to Hack Your Vagus Nerve (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201905/longer-exhalations-are-easy-way-hack-your-vagus-nerve 

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– Papers, Book Reviews and Journal Issues of Note –

Policing Epistemic Deviance: Albert vonSchrenck-Notzing and Albert Moll (Academia.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/1752679/Policing_epistemic_deviance_Albert_von_Schrenck-Notzing_and_Albert_Moll

E-Bulletin of the Argentinian Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal:
http://www.alipsi.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/E-BOLETIN-PSI_Vol.14_No3_Septiembre_2019.html

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– Upcoming Events –

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 1st, 2019 – The Gallery of Everything in London will host an artist talk and London book launch for Shannon Taggart’s new book, SÉANCE:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-book-launch-seance-by-shannon-taggart-tickets-73309451543

October 1st, 2019 – The University of Edinburgh will host Dr. Caroline Watt (Koestler) for a talk on Investigating the Impossible – Paranormal Communication (Edinburgh, U.K.):
https://www.ed.ac.uk/biomedical-sciences/news/our-changing-world-lectures/ocw-lectures-2019/investigating-the-impossible-paranormal-communicat

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 

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 12th, 2019 – The Cambridge Consciousness Forum will host Near Death Experiences, Spiritual Transformation and the Evolution of Consciousness (Cambridge, U.K.):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/near-death-experiences-ndes-spiritual-transformation-the-evolution-of-consciousness-tickets-63295838557

October 16th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Lecture and Book Signing with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):
https://www.green-wood.com/event/seance-stories-lecture-and-book-signing-with-shannon-taggart/

October 17th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Spiritualism and Mediums Tour with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):
https://www.green-wood.com/event/seance-stories-spiritualism-mediums-tour/

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 19th, 2019 – The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, the Historical Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Institution will host a celebration of past President of the Royal Society of London, William Crookes (1832-1919):
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/october/public-william-crookes-1832-1919

October 22nd, 2019 – Funzing Talks will host Christopher French for a Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal (London, U.K.):
https://uk.funzing.com/funz/a-skeptic-s-guide-to-the-paranormal-24264

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

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– Research Requests, Announcements and Calls for Papers –

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

https://www.spirit.research.yale.edu/about

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

https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/culture-organization-special-issue-ghosts-in-the-organization/ 

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

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

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

For more information and upcoming topics that Mindfield will focus on:
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/call-for-submissions-mindfield-the-bulletin-of-the-parapsychological-association-752505

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 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/ 

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 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/

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

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

https://psychicscience.org/premreg 

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–  Videos  –

Ecological Awareness and the Paranormal | Jack Hunter (New Thinking Allowed):

Visual Categorization of Images of Live/Deceased Faces by Intuitive Individuals | Arnaud Delorme (Parapsychological Association):

Remembering Alex Tanous with Archival Video and Loyd Auerbach (New Thinking Allowed):

Exception Experiences and Integrative and Complementary Health Approaches | Renaud Evrard (Parapsychological Association):

 

Conversations with Ghosts – Callum Cooper (New Thinking Allowed):

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– Featured Image –

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ESP research pioneer J.B Rhine – Illustration by Tim Botta
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3AXaIJHiHs/ 

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– Featured Sounds –

“Fortune teller, I’ve crossed your palm with silver, now work your magic of old…”

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– Upcoming Books –

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Believing in Bits- Digital Media and the Supernatural, eds. Simone Natale and Diana Pasulka (Available October 1st from Oxford University Press, 2019):
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/believing-in-bits-9780190949990

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Seance, by Shannon Taggart, with a Foreword by Dan Akyroyd, contextual essays from Andreas Fischer and Tony Oursler, and an introduction and stories from Shannon herself. (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

“The ultimate goal of experimental research is to convert the paranormal into technology. If psi is converted to technology, the mysterious, mystical, spiritual aspects will be lost. The message from the trickster is that converting psi to technology is not going to happen.” – James E. Kennedy, Coming to Terms with the Trickster

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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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Through Mediums Never Before Considered – Psychotronics, Spiritual Services and the Analog Internet

Posted in > SUPERNATURAL LIVING IN THE AMERICAN MARKETPLACE by David on September 29, 2019

71PizkqBOXL.jpg“The field of study known formerly as parapsychology is undergoing a massive renovation, extending to all its ranks, its procedural methodology and its accumulated literature. The renewal of the discipline, now called psychotronics, overlays a new technical-physical dimension on an earlier philosophical-psychological conception. The field embraces the study of many of the psychophysical phenomena discussed throughout most of this issue of Impact of Science on Society.” – Zdenek Rejdak, Psychotronics: the state of the art in UNESCO Impact of Science on Society, Volume XXIV, No. 4 / October-December 1974 (1)

1974 was a banner year for psi research.

In 1974 Unesco issues Vol. 24, No. 4 of their periodical Impact of Science on Society – this particular issue focuses heavily on ‘the parasciences’ with special emphasis on psychotronics – “the science of mind-body-environment relationships, an interdisciplinary science concerned with the interactions of matter, energy, and consciousness.” (2,3)

In 1974 G. Putnam and Sons publish Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science, an anthology edited by Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell collecting papers from some of the time period’s key researchers in parapsychology and consciousness studies – defining an agenda for research that continues to hold relevance into the 21st century.

1974 is also the year that Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ publish an article in Nature titled Information Transfer Under Conditions of Sensory Shielding, outlining results from their early remote viewing research at the Stanford Research Institute. (4)

For our purposes here – 1974 is notable as the year that the Old Farmer’s Almanac releases their 182nd Anniversary Edition celebrating nearly two centuries of continuous publication. Awhile back I picked up a copy of the 1974 edition at a local thrift store hoping to take a look at the tenor of a time when so much was stirring in the collective psyche in relation to psychic functioning – and after a previous post exploring a copy of the 2020 edition I became curious as to how the two compare in terms of spiritual service ads. (5)

What I discovered was rather surprising.

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1974’s edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac offers ads for computer aided astrology, Telecult Powers, The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis, strange prophecies, superconscious powers, dowsing for buried treasure, and a full front page advertisement for the Universe Book Club Inner Circle – an organization that offers in other advertisements, “a deeper understanding of life through the psychic sciences. ESP. Prophecy. Astrology. Telepathy. The Supernatural…the best in occult books from all publishers at average savings of 50%.”(6) – each of these speak to the popularity of the occult sciences when the almanac was published – and that’s before we even get to the classified section!

 

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Once we hit the classifieds we find a number of ads for dreambooks, occult directories, occult books, fortune telling cards, herbs, lodestones, incense and more:

 

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What we don’t find- outside of perhaps the fortune telling cards, lodestones and herbs – are advertisements written from the specific perspective of American folk magic traditions such as conjure, rootwork or classic spiritual work.

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In fact many of the ads – especially the Astro-Profile ad featuring a one year horoscope ‘prepared with an IBM computer’ – seem to follow closer to the theme of the Impact journal,  “(overlaying) a new technical-physical dimension on an earlier philosophical-psychological conception.” One might argue that the dowsing rods are a traditional form – but we encounter them here advertised as a ‘directional locator,’ with the marketing copy overlaying a technical-physical interpretation on an older practice.

Prior to seeing the 2020 edition this wouldn’t have struck me as particularly odd – however, when we look at the 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac we find that most of the advertisements aimed at the spiritual service market use language directly drawn from conjure and rootwork practices or language centered around psychic services as popularized by the late 20th century psychic hotlines:

 

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This is in stark contrast to the 1974 edition, which has full page ads for occult material throughout and includes occult services under a number of mundane categories in the Classified section – the 2020 edition has no additional spiritual service ads in the main sections and within the Classified section it has specific categories for Astrology, Spiritual Advice, Spiritual Healer, and Spiritualists. We find these sections included in the classifieds for nearly a decade or more if we look back at some of the editions from 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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This article from p. 7 of an 1850 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac shows that even when black magic doesn’t make it into the ads – its outlines can easily appear elsewhere, hidden in plain sight. (7)

Advertisements in Questionable Taste

Think about that – in 1974 these services were normalized under regular categories – since at least 2012 they are given specific focus under categories like ‘Spiritual Healer’ and ‘Spiritualists’. These categories didn’t even have ads that would have fit under them in the 1974 edition!

If we were talking trends in technological progress this might be less surprising – we can imagine that earlier editions wouldn’t have ads related to smart phones – but here we have an instance when the Old Farmer’s Almanac puts MORE focus in the 21st century on folk magic and psychic services than it did in 1974 when UNESCO was publishing an issue of Impact specifically focused on ‘parascience’ and an Apollo astronaut was publishing an anthology of research papers focused on Psychic Exploration.

This becomes even more anomalous when we consider the perspective offered in this Seattle Times piece on the Old Farmer’s Almanac from 1992:

“In 1990 the periodical began courting advertising from mainstream advertisers, and now contains full-page, four-color ads for Sorel boots, Florida orange juice, Chevrolet trucks, Total cereal, and Agway stores amidst smaller black-and-white inserts for choir robes, miracle magnifying eyeglasses, hair thickener, copper bracelets, apple juicers, weathervanes, racks for holding multiple caps, bag balm for curing animal sores, toenail-fungus ointment, trusses, and insurance to help pay burial expenses. The almanac still refuses all ads for alcohol or tobacco.

Hale takes a sanguine view of the more bizarre products hawked in his pages. “Jimmy Carter was an advertiser, long before he became president; he used the almanac to sell worms for bait.” Nowadays, he says, ads fall into one of three categories: “Advertisements in good taste, advertisements in questionable taste – like the miracle cures or anti-aging products – and advertisements in bad taste, like voodoo dolls, which some people could attempt to use for malicious purposes.

“Each year, after heated debate, we happily accept ads in the first two categories.” (8)

A careful reading of former editor Jud Hale’s statement shows that spiritual services centered on what is popularly known as black magic – hexing, cursing, revenge, etc. – are out, but as long as the legal bases are covered most everything else has a chance of making it in. This draws attention to the fact that what is currently making it in doesn’t necessarily track with the emergence of the contemporary ‘consciousness culture’ market or the trends we see in the digital space related to human potentials like transcranial electric stimulation, binaural and isochronic soundscapes, sound healing, meditation and mindfulness, or anything like that.

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The Analog Internet

“In many homes almanacs were the newspaper, the magazine, and the mail-order catalog rolled into one. In other words, almanacs were the first internet.” – Lisa Chen, The Old Farmer’s Almanac: An Investigation – Seneca Review (9)

Running a Google search for the phone numbers associated with the contemporary classified ads shows that many of them come up in the Google Books preview of the 2020 edition and nowhere else. For many service providers these ads appear to be the only angle being used to attract clients.

Looking at some of the spiritual service providers that do show up in a wider search provides  us insight into the market we’re looking at.

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We’ll start with Mrs. Jewel of Rock Hill, South Carolina, whose ad in the Astrology section includes a business address:

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Mrs. Jewel, Psychic Reader – Rock Hill, South Carolina

We can also find her in a Facebook post from a local pawn shop, World Record Holder Pawn (10), which mentions Mrs. Jewel and includes some nice shots of a pamphlet advertising her services:

 

If you’ve been seduced by the mediated image of mystery surrounding traditional spiritual services it may come as a surprise to find what looks to be a standard psychic reader sitting next to someone like Dr. Sal who offers lucky bags and help against evil spells and witchcraft:

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These blurred lines peaked my attention when I first started looking at spiritual service advertisements while researching for Craigslist Conjurations – Preliminary notes on Spiritual Services, Folk Magic and Digital Advertising in 2014 (Click here for the full 53 pg. PDF version). That early research introduced me to how spiritual service providers frequently cross artificial boundaries developed by observers outside of their targeted clientele.

This boundary crossing exists between the online and offline worlds as well. These ads form a sort of analog hypertext linking a broad range of individuals and networks – mixing services offered solely through word of mouth advertising and classifieds and service providers that expand their business profile into the digital space. All connecting individuals, cultures and economies across a shared relationship with a belief in the supernatural or the super natural.

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Ann, God’s Messenger from Fayette, North Carolina is another service provider whose address is available via a quick search. She can be found on Google as Sister Ann, Reader and Advisor. Sister Ann is another boundary crossing provider who seems to make no differentiation between folk magic and psychic services, this time quite directly offering to stop rootwork.

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Sister Ann, Reader and Advisor – Fayetteville, North Carolina

Based on her service reviews some folks love her and some folks hate her. (11) Sister Ann has a basic website – sisterannreaderadviser.com – utilizing stock images suited to a psychic service provider – who would expect that beneath this almost mundane facade sits a woman offering rootwork services?

“Are you having trouble? Have you lost your job? Does life seem like it is getting to be too much? Do you wonder where to turn? I urge you to call me, Sister Ann. I am a religious holy woman and have been able to help hundreds of lost souls who have had troubles in life. Through God’s grace and mercy I have the power to heal by prayer.”

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Some spiritual service providers have been running the same ads for years. We find Spiritualist Leza from Valdosta, Georgia going back to 2012 in the Google Book results with a simple ad promising the cure all evil spells, reunite lovers, potions and luck:

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Despite the persistence of her ad in the various editions of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Spiritual Leza is not one of our providers that appear to have extended their marketing into the digital marketplace.

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Beyond the Pages of the Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Classified Section from the 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac

There is an ebb and flow for spiritual service classified ads. For example, the 2012 and 2013 editions having significantly more offerings in the Astrology section than what we find in the 2020 edition.

These rhythms in the number of ads are regulated by shifts in the culture and in the economy. As Jud Hale says in the Seattle Times piece from 1992:

“I believe we’re a link to something. The almanac has always done well in times of recession. I think people hearken back to the traditional values in times of a crunch…The Old Farmer’s Almanac isn’t `quaint,’ It’s all about what’s happening in our world, now. It’s as up-to-date today as it was 200 years ago.”(8)

This observation on the recession is reflected in the psychic and spiritual service industries as well. Providers in these areas offer services to those who are looking for stability, direction and empowerment in uncertain times. Even so, economic factors shift the amount of income that clients can offer no matter how desperate their perceived need and the industry itself was negatively affected by the most recent recession. As disposable income has increased so has the market for and marketability of these services:

“The Psychic Services industry has grown steadily over the five years to 2018 as a result of recovering economic conditions and growing acceptance of industry services among consumers. Following a dip during the economic downturn, rising disposable income levels over the past five years have spurred demand for discretionary services like psychic readings.” (12)

Differences we see in the number of ads may have to do with certain service providers moving up market as the opportunities increase alongside increases in disposable income. It may also reflect service providers reacting to the increased potential for interest in their services within the wider market as the economy began to recover through 2012 and 2013. Moving their advertising to digital platforms could allow them to more easily capture the attention of a diverse audience. Or, it’s very possible that these service providers failed to achieve success and ceased offering service of any kind within this market.

One of the things that we begin to see as we dig in to these ads is that we are not just looking at a single market, economy or industry – we’re looking at a rather diverse and interconnected network of markets, economies and industries and services that fluidly shift and intermingle to meet the needs of their clientele.

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Rev. Jackson ad in the 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac

This network has a global reach as we can see from a service provider named Rev. Jackson who bought ad space in both the Old Farmer’s Almanac and the Jamaican Gleaner.

Published out of Kingston, the Jamaican Gleaner or simply The Gleaner is a newspaper with international distribution in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.  Founding in 1834, it’s been in circulation ever since and continues to connect diaspora communities around the world.

Rev. Jackson’s ad in both the Old Farmer’s Almanac and the Jamaican Gleaner shows us that the networks of markets, economies and industries related to these psychic and spiritual services cover a much wider geography than we might expect – and target a community with ties not only to the U.S., but the Caribbean, U.K. and Canada as well.

Seeing the reach of a provider like Rev. Jackson it is possible that the increased focus on spiritual services associated with popular notions of hoodoo, conjure and rootwork in these 21st century Old Farmer’s Almanac ads is a reflection of an increase in the estimated worth of the African American market.

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Voodoo Healer with the same phone number in a series of classified ads for ‘Psychics, Spiritualists, Astrologers, Readers‘ in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper – Thursday, August 24, 2006 (13)

According to a recent study from the University of Georgia Selig Center for Economic Growth, this market went from “$961 billion in 2010 to an estimated $1.3 trillion in 2018. Since 2000, the African American market has seen a 114 percent increase in buying power.” (14) Along with an increase in buying power comes an increase in service providers within the market, so it makes sense that we would see this mirrored in the psychic and spiritual service ads appearing in publications like the Old Farmer’s Almanac and Jamaican Gleaner which have such a wide and continuous distribution.

But…Where are the Psychotronics?

“We present results of experiments suggesting the existence of one or more perceptual modalities through which individuals obtain information about their environment…”- Harold Puthoff and Russel Targ, Information Transfer Under Conditions of Sensory Shielding (3)

Now that we’ve found some answers for the surprising presence of rootwork in the 2020 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac – the question remains, where’s our new era of psychotronics as forecast in the 1974 edition of UNESCO’s Impact?

Just as the spiritual service ads appear to be following market trends, the fate of psychotronics exists within a wider cultural and economic milieu. The interest in developing “a new technical-physical dimension on an earlier philosophical-psychological conception”  was directly related to the further development of a cybernetic understanding of the mind/body complex being explored at the time. (15) If we want to see where psychotronics went all we have to do is look at the internet – which, as Dr. Diana Pasulka points out in her preface to American Cosmic – UFOs, Religion, Technology (Oxford University Press, 2019), developed in part from a program focused on ‘“Augmentation of the Human Intellect.” (16) 

In order to truly understand these areas it is important to de-mystify what we are talking about – the mediated image of psychic and spiritual services is a marketing ploy that is very much divorced from their everyday applications in the lives of practitioners and from the areas of study focused on by serious researchers. (17) This is also true in terms of how the underlying human potentials being tapped in these service offerings are distributed within the wider culture.

Look back at that Astro-Profile advertisement and take out the astrological language:

Prepared with an IBM computer – Your Character Analyzed – Programed by World Famous (Experts) – Individually Prepared – Based on 25 Million Pieces of Information – 12 Month Projections – Trends for the Year…

If we didn’t know this was a 1974 ad for an astrology service it could just as well be the description of forecasting and personality profile tools that have been developed using data sets drawn from social media usage. Today’s transcranial electric stimulation for performance enhancement in sports and the arts is yesterday’s “God Helmet” experiments searching for the source of apparitional encounters and ways to enhance or induce anomalous or spiritual experiences. (18, 19)

Corporate, commercial and military intelligence interest in psychic functioning frame UNESCO’s Impact journal issue focused on parascience. In the ensuing years research in these areas produced results that were able to be reframed (and monetized) within more acceptable contexts, as well as being reframed to avoid complications related to a portion of the research that occurred between 1974 and 1995 under classified programs.

Along with this is the proprietary nature of the corporate interest – and yes, there was indeed quite a bit of corporate interest, including companies such as Boeing, Xerox, Sony and others. As just one example, Gene Semel, a former senior sound design manager at Sony, went in search of Sony’s ESP research and discovered that “finding ways to measure anomalous energy transference – and to uncover a commercial application for it – was something to Sony took seriously. In the company’s labs, it was objectively and empirically researched for over a decade under the oversight of Sony Senior Researcher Yoichiro Sako.” (20) News reports from the time show that Sako’s research was met with controversy in the media despite the support of Sony’s executives. (21)

“There might be a new type of communication system out there, a system that transmits data through mediums we’ve never before considered. We don’t know, but we’re trying to find out.” – Sony executive Mika Ishida (22)

According to Sako,  “We found out experimentally that yes, ESP exists, but that any practical application of this knowledge is not likely in the foreseeable future.” (21)  Based on media reports this research initiative began in 1991, four years before the Pentagon began declassifying the Remote Viewing research that has become so well known. That’s 16 years after the parascience issue of Impact –  no matter what the skeptical sub-culture wants you to believe, psychic functioning has staying power in terms of research and commercial interest.

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PRECOG ECONOMIES

 

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Advertisement from FATE Magazine for The Mind and Time and Space by Dan Tassi, Dorrance Co., (1962) (23)

While Sako is sanguine about the possibilities of applied psi – the psychic services industry in the U.S. alone had an estimated worth of $2 Billion, with the prospect of a steady increase of 2% per year according to IBIS World. (12) The disconnect here is in the fact that Sony’s research was focused on developing technology from psychic functioning – any research into the existence of said functioning was a mere antecedent to creating products that could tap into it. Recent research into psychokinesis and mind/machine interfacing may prove him wrong – but in the meantime, outside of product development, we already see that there is a massive financial incentive to develop viable psychic services.

“It’s worth noting that those who do buy into the precog economy don’t like to publicise the fact.” – Amelia Tait, Psychic Future – What Next for the Precog Economy? (24)

51dWpiXb7hL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg$2 Billion is big, but Dr. Julia Mossbridge, a visiting scholar at Northwestern University and co-author of The Precognition Code – The Science of Precognition, How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life (Watkins Media, 2019), says that “once precognition hits the higher-end markets – governments, investment banking – the estimates will go up by an order of magnitude,” as quoted by Amelia Tait in a Guardian article published as I was wrangling this post into coherence.

Mossbridge clarifies for Tait that the industry is mixed in terms of what clients can expect, with providers offering services that range from serious applications of psi research to frauds making money manipulating their clientele. The concept of a precog economy highlights the need for service providers that have followed the impetus of the 1974 Impact journal and are utilizing technical-physical methodologies in their work, such as Associate and Controlled Remote Viewing protocols or the protocols outlined by Mossbridge’s book, to increase accuracy and regularity in their results.

As the wider publication of  research modalities occurs we see adaptations in the public service offerings that reflect their adoption even within the sphere of popular psychic and spiritual services. In other areas of the culture there is the possibility to develop refined service offerings that take advantage of the research to integrate psychic functioning within corporate, government and medical environments as the scientific investigation of these potentials develops a better framework for understanding what has existed in our culture under the labels of the anomalous and occult. (25)

The lack of consistent regulation in the industry, the taboo on psychic functioning in professional cultures and the fear of psi (26) that occurs for many when they weigh the meaning of psi and all of its implications each contribute to fueling the shadow economies surrounding psychic and spiritual service industries. As we see with the parascience revolution forecasted in the 1974 issue of Impact, it may be that as these services become successful they blend seamlessly into the existing cultures and technologies around them. Perhaps the precog economy’s future exists within the world we already see every day expanded a bit with our understanding of human potential – a synthesis that leaves only a hazy outline of its prior taboo in back page Classifieds of tomorrow’s vintage edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Footnotes:
(1) https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000010749
(2) https://twitter.com/DrPatHistorian/status/1138551696391573504?s=20
(3) https://www.psychotronics.org/about/
(4) https://www.nature.com/articles/251602a0
(5) https://davidmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/for-our-readers-that-shop-by-mail-fast-cash-money-oil-and-the-old-farmers-almanac/
(6) https://altered-statuses.tumblr.com/post/184400802667/the-universe-book-club-invites-you-to-join-the
(7) https://archive.org/details/farmersalmanacfo00phil/page/n7
(8) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19920614&slug=1497100
(9) Lisa Chen, The Old Farmer’s Almanac: An Investigation. Seneca Review, v. 47, n. 2, p. 38–43, (2017)
(10)https://www.facebook.com/WorldRecordHolderPawn/photos/a.590333837714882/2255544111193838/
(11) https://g.page/PsychicNC?share
(12) https://www.ibisworld.com/industry-trends/specialized-market-research-reports/consumer-goods-services/personal/psychic-services.html and https://finance.yahoo.com/news/psychic-industry-fortune-tellers-ibisworld-221118482.html
(13) https://newspaperarchive.com/kingston-gleaner-aug-24-2006-p-23/
(14)https://news.terry.uga.edu/articles/Rising_tide_lifts_all_boats_Americas_economic_growth_benefits_minority_markets/
(15) https://davidmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/cyborgs-psychics-and-intelligent-plasmas-speculative-approaches-to-human-space-travel-with-jose-canseco/
(16) https://www.americancosmic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Preface-A-Tour-of-Silicon-Valley-with-Jaques-Vallee.pdf
(17) https://davidmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/hidden-pathways-to-everyday-magic-supernatural-living-in-the-american-marketplace/
(18) https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-red-light-district/201710/enhancing-athletic-performance-brain-stimulation
(19) https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3287/d07f47a54f746aa2444465b2268fdeb11d1e.pdf
(20) http://www.mindpowernews.com/SonyESP.htm
(21) https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-11-12-mn-2130-story.html
(22) https://www.wired.com/1996/09/esp-extra-sony-perception/
(23) https://wearethemutants.com/2019/03/05/i-shall-teach-thee-terrible-things-the-ads-and-articles-of-fate-magazine-1963/dan-tassi/
(24) https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/sep/29/psychic-future-what-next-for-the-precognition-economy
(25) https://youtu.be/8l2cmV8JvxE
(26) https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_psycho20.htm

Liminal Analytics: Psi in the News 9.23.19

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

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PSI IN THE NEWS
9.23.19
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“Our conclusions are a function of our exclusions.”

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

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– Psi in the News –

The 2019 Parapsychological Association Research Endowment (PARE) has awarded grants to Marianna Drinoczi (University of Lorraine) and Pascal Michael (University of Greenwich):
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/2019-pa-research-endowment-awardees-announced-1248429

The Windbridge Research Center September 2019 Newsletter:
https://mailchi.mp/windbridgecenter/september2019enewsletter

Videos are now available from the 2019 Day of Parapsychology hosted by the Dutch Society for Psychical Research:
https://www.dutchspr.org/spr/dvdp/2019/videos

Jeffrey Kripal – Meaning vs. Mechanism (Radio Misterioso):
http://radiomisterioso.com/2019/09/12/jeff-kripal-meaning-vs-mechanism/

The Rice Professor Who Saw Cosmic Consciousness (Houston Chronicle):
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/The-Rice-professor-who-saw-cosmic-consciousness-14431391.php

Mind the Gap Between Science and Religion (Nautilus):
http://m.nautil.us/blog/mind-the-gap-between-science-and-religion

When Psychics Get it Right (The Daily Grail):
https://www.dailygrail.com/2019/09/when-psychics-get-it-right/

Why I am into Paranormal Research – Dr. Jack Hunter (Jack Hunter Blog):
http://jack-hunter.webstarts.com/blog/post/why-i-am-into-paranormal-research

Snapshot – Seance by Shannon Taggart (Financial Times):
https://www.ft.com/content/c76c84bc-d899-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17

Spirit Photography (Expanding Mind Podcast):
https://techgnosis.com/spirit-photography/

Humanity and Nature Are Not Separate – We Must See Them as One to Fix the Climate Crisis (The Conversation):
https://theconversation.com/humanity-and-nature-are-not-separate-we-must-see-them-as-one-to-fix-the-climate-crisis-122110

Ghost Story: Meaning vs. Explanation (Ghost Dog is a Mystery Box):
https://stephaniequick.home.blog/2019/09/14/ghost-story-meaning-vs-explanation/

The Perfect Terror of the White Nightgown (Jezebel):
https://pictorial.jezebel.com/the-perfect-terror-of-the-white-nightgown-1837707941

The God People Worship Influences the Ghosts They See (Durango Herald):
https://durangoherald.com/articles/293877-the-god-people-worship-influences-the-ghosts-they-see

Bringing the Overview Effect to the Masses, Via Virtual Reality (The Daily Grail):
https://www.dailygrail.com/2019/09/bringing-the-overview-effect-to-the-masses-via-virtual-reality/

Universe Shock – The cosmos is alive and existing through human consciousness (Express UK):
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1179412/the-universe-what-is-consciousness-part-of-bigger-universe-meaning-human

Sean Carroll Thinks We All Exist on Multiple Worlds (Wired):
https://www.wired.com/story/sean-carroll-thinks-we-all-exist-on-multiple-worlds/ 

The Couple Who Met in a Near Death Experience (Sharon Rawlette):
https://sharonrawlette.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/the-couple-who-met-in-a-near-death-experience/

New Clues Found in Studying Near Death Experiences (Scientific American):
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-clues-found-in-understanding-near-death-experiences/

Mediumship and Reincarnation – Mark Gober in conversation with Dr. Jim Tucker, Dr. Julie Beischel, Dr. Eben Alexander, Dr. Ed Kelly, Paul Davids, Dr. Jan Holden, Helané Wahbeh, Laura Powers, Laura Lynne Jackson, Dr. Jeff Kripal, and Catherine Yunt (Where is My Mind Podcast):
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-7-mediumship-and-reincarnation/id1470129415

Dr. James McClenon and SORRAT (Shattered Reality Podcast)
http://atlanticcoastufos.com/shatteredrealitypodcast.com/dr-james-mcclenon-and-sorrat-74/ 

Ingo Swann’s Penetration (Mysterious Universe Podcast):
https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/09/22-11-mu-podcast/ 

Author Interview XX: N Equals 1: Single Case Studies in Anomalistics, edited by Gerhard Mayer (Parapsychology – News, History, Research Blog):
https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/author-interview-xx-n-equals-1-single-case-studies-in-anomalistics-edited-by-gerhard-mayer/

NIH awards $20 million over five years to bring together music therapy and neuroscience (National Institutes of Health):
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-awards-20-million-over-five-years-bring-together-music-therapy-neuroscience

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– New Entries in the Psi Encyclopedia –

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

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– Papers, Book Reviews and Journal Issues of Note –

Eleonore Zugun: the Re-Evaluation of a Historic RSPK Case (Academia.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/258855/Eleonore_Zugun_the_Re-Evaluation_of_a_Historic_RSPK_Case

Mystical Knowledge and Near Death Experiences (Academia.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/12033960/Mystical_Knowledge_and_Near_Death_Experience 

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

Edge Science No. 39 (Society for Scientific Exploration):
https://www.scientificexploration.org/edgescience/39

The Urgency of Widening the Discourse of Philosophy of Religion: A Discussion of A Primal Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion by Arvind Sharma (Journal of the American Academy of Religion):
https://academic.oup.com/jaar/article/79/4/803/722370

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– Upcoming Books –

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Believing in Bits- Digital Media and the Supernatural, eds. Simone Natale and Diana Pasulka (Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2019):
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/believing-in-bits-9780190949990

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Seance, by Shannon Taggart, with a Foreword by Dan Akyroyd, contextual essays from Andreas Fischer and Tony Oursler, and an introduction and stories from Shannon herself. (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

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– Upcoming Events –

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

Registration is Open

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

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(NEW) September 26th, 2019 – The University of West Georgia will host the 2019 Bill Roll Lecture featuring Dr. Julia Mossbridge on Long Body in Time – Precognition in Laboratory Experiments (Carollton, Georgia)
https://www.facebook.com/events/384851952188746/ 

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

(NEW) October 1st, 2019 – The University of Edinburgh will host Dr. Caroline Watt (Koestler) for a talk on Investigating the Impossible – Paranormal Communication (Edinburgh, U.K.):
https://www.ed.ac.uk/biomedical-sciences/news/our-changing-world-lectures/ocw-lectures-2019/investigating-the-impossible-paranormal-communicat

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 

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 12th, 2019 – The Cambridge Consciousness Forum will host Near Death Experiences, Spiritual Transformation and the Evolution of Consciousness (Cambridge, U.K.):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/near-death-experiences-ndes-spiritual-transformation-the-evolution-of-consciousness-tickets-63295838557

October 16th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Lecture and Book Signing with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):
https://www.green-wood.com/event/seance-stories-lecture-and-book-signing-with-shannon-taggart/

October 17th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Spiritualism and Mediums Tour with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):
https://www.green-wood.com/event/seance-stories-spiritualism-mediums-tour/

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 22nd, 2019 – Funzing Talks will host Christopher French for a Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal (London, U.K.):
https://uk.funzing.com/funz/a-skeptic-s-guide-to-the-paranormal-24264

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

https://www.spirit.research.yale.edu/about

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

https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/culture-organization-special-issue-ghosts-in-the-organization/ 

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

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

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

For more information and upcoming topics that Mindfield will focus on:
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/call-for-submissions-mindfield-the-bulletin-of-the-parapsychological-association-752505

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 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/ 

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 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/

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

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

https://psychicscience.org/premreg 

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–  Videos  –

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

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

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

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

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

The Conscious Universe – Rupert Sheldrake (Waking Cosmos):

 

 

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– Featured Image –

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

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– Featured Sounds –

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

 

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

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

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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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psiphi1Psi 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 9.9.19

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

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PSI IN THE NEWS
9.9.19
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“We don’t tend to think communication is mind-reading, but it already is. The telepathy part just says “distant minds”, but communication is already amazing in terms of your ability to share ideas and be understood.”

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

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– Psi in the News –

Human Telepathy is the Natural Progression for Communication (Metro UK):
https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/04/human-telepathy-natural-progression-communication-10683038/

Arguments or Horse Laughts? The Debates of Martin Gardner and Marcello Truzzi (David Halperin):
https://www.davidhalperin.net/arguments-or-horse-laughs-the-debates-of-martin-gardner-and-marcello-truzzi/

Simple Psi – A New Free, Online Psi Testing and Training App (Windbridge Institute):
https://tinyletter.com/winstitute/letters/windbridge-institute-september-update-new-online-psi-app-and-more 

Ouija Analytis (Skeptophilia):
http://www.skeptophilia.com/2019/09/ouija-analysis.html

Death notes: Traditional rituals associated with curses persist in 21st-century Japan (Japan Times):
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2019/09/07/general/death-notes-traditional-rituals-associated-curses-persist-21st-century-japan/

Why Accidents and Emergencies Seem to Dramatically Slow Down Time (The Conversation):
https://theconversation.com/why-accidents-and-emergencies-seem-to-dramatically-slow-down-time-122569 

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– Papers, Book Reviews and Journal Issues of Note –

Parapsychology – Naturalising the Supernatural, Re-Enchanting Sccience (Academica.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/6158248/Parapsychology_Naturalising_the_Supernatural_Re-Enchanting_Science

The Caravel Project – The Location Description and Reconstruction of Marine Sites Through Remote Viewing Including a Comparison with Aerial Photography, Geologic Coring and Electronic Remote Sensing (Academia.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/7785272/THE_CARAVEL_PROJECT_THE_LOCATION_DESCRIPTION_AND_RECONSTRUCTION_OF_MARINE_SITES_THROUGH_REMOTE_VIEWING_INCLUDING_A_COMPARISON_WITH_AERIAL_PHOTOGRAPHY_GEOLOGIC_CORING_AND_ELECTRONIC_REMOTE_SENSING

The Location and Reconstruction of a Byzantine Structure in Marea, Egypt – Including a Comparison of Electronic Remote Sensing and Remote Viewing (Academia.edu):
https://www.academia.edu/7785247/The_Location_and_Reconstruction_of_a_Byzantine_Structure_in_Marea_Egypt_Including_a_Comparison_of_Electronic_Remote_Sensing_and_Remote_Viewing

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– Upcoming Books –

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Believing in Bits- Digital Media and the Supernatural, eds. Simone Natale and Diana Pasulka (Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2019):
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/believing-in-bits-9780190949990

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Seance, by Shannon Taggart, with a Foreword by Dan Akyroyd, contextual essays from Andreas Fischer and Tony Oursler, and an introduction and stories from Shannon herself. (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

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

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– Upcoming Events –

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

Registration is Open

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

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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

(NEW) Final conference programme is now available:
http://trans-states.org/trans-states-2-final-programme/

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 

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 12th, 2019 – The Cambridge Consciousness Forum will host Near Death Experiences, Spiritual Transformation and the Evolution of Consciousness (Cambridge, U.K.):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/near-death-experiences-ndes-spiritual-transformation-the-evolution-of-consciousness-tickets-63295838557

(NEW) October 16th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Lecture and Book Signing with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):
https://www.green-wood.com/event/seance-stories-lecture-and-book-signing-with-shannon-taggart/

(NEW) October 17th, 2019 – Seance Stories: Spiritualism and Mediums Tour with Shannon Taggart (Brooklyn, NY):
https://www.green-wood.com/event/seance-stories-spiritualism-mediums-tour/

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 22nd, 2019 – Funzing Talks will host Christopher French for a Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal (London, U.K.):
https://uk.funzing.com/funz/a-skeptic-s-guide-to-the-paranormal-24264

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

https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/culture-organization-special-issue-ghosts-in-the-organization/ 

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

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

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

For more information and upcoming topics that Mindfield will focus on:
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/call-for-submissions-mindfield-the-bulletin-of-the-parapsychological-association-752505

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 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/ 

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 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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–  Videos  –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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– Featured Sounds –

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

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

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

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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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psiphi1Psi 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, the Parapsychological Association, Mark Bocuzzi, 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 9.2.19

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on September 2, 2019

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PSI IN THE NEWS
9.2.19
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“What we observed was rather phenomenal, certainly sufficient to launch a formal study.”

— Dr. Ross Dunseath, Research Coordinator, The Monroe Institute

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– Psi in the News –

I Tried to Glitch the Simulation and All I Got Was a Bottle of Pee (The Outline):
https://theoutline.com/post/7881/i-became-a-randonaut-to-try-to-glitch-the-simulation-and-all-i-got-was-a-bottle-of-pee?zd=3&zi=qrwubczs

Brain Waves Detected in Mini-Brains Grown in a Dish (PhysOrg)
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-brain-mini-brains-grown-dish.html

Are Your Number Coincidences Signification (Psychology Today):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mysteries-consciousness/201908/are-your-number-coincidences-significant

Hey Google, Let Me Talk to My Departed Father (Washington Post):
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/29/hey-google-let-me-talk-my-departed-father/

Telepathy and Surveillance Converge in ‘Overthrow’ (NPR):
https://www.npr.org/2019/08/29/754425212/telepathy-and-surveillance-converge-in-overthrow

Brain Reading Tech is Coming – The Law is Not Ready to Protect Us (Vox): https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2019/8/30/20835137/facebook-zuckerberg-elon-musk-brain-mind-reading-neuroethics

21st Century Spiritualism – Researcher Develops Hi-Tech Ouija Board Tracking System (The Daily Grail):
https://www.dailygrail.com/2019/08/21st-century-spiritualism-researcher-develops-hi-tech-ouija-board-tracking-system/

Studying Dying, Death, and What Comes Next with Dr. Julie Beischel, Windbridge Institute (Unity Radio)

https://www.unityonlineradio.org/messages-hope/studying-dying-death-and-what-comes-next 

Making Too Much of Too Little? A Brief Commentary on Susan Blackmore’s Critique of Ganzfeld ESP Research (Bryan J. Williams):
https://www.facebook.com/notes/bryan-j-williams/making-too-much-of-too-little-a-brief-commentary-on-susan-blackmores-critique-of/10156365002782050/

Meditation and Yoga Practice Linked to Reduced Volume in Brain Region Tied to Negative Emotions (PsyPost):
https://www.psypost.org/2019/08/meditation-and-yoga-practice-linked-to-reduced-volume-in-brain-region-tied-to-negative-emotions-54273

New Insights into Self Insight: More May Not Be Better (Scientific American):
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-insights-into-self-insight-more-may-not-be-better/

Panpsychism is crazy, but its also most probably true (Aeon):
https://aeon.co/amp/ideas/panpsychism-is-crazy-but-its-also-most-probably-true

The Two Illusions That Tricked Arthur Conan Doyle (BBC):
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190828-the-two-bizarre-hoaxes-that-tricked-arthur-conan-doyle

The Tricky Problem With Other Minds (Nautilus):
http://nautil.us/issue/75/story/the-tricky-problem-with-other-minds 

Plants Have Awareness and Intelligence Argue Scientists (Big Think):
https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/plants-have-awareness-intelligence-scientists

Ingo Swann’s posthumous publication Psychic Literacy and the Coming Psychic Renaissance is now available as an audio book on Audible:
https://www.audible.com/pd/Psychic-Literacy-Audiobook/B07WW8M8Z7

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Edd Edwards and Dr. Ross Dunseath hooking up sensors in the copper wall array lab at the Monroe Institute. The copper wall design facilitates the measurement of electric fields surrounding the body. (Photos courtesy of Edd Edwards)

The TMI Copper Wall • Exploratory Research (The Monroe Institute):
https://www.monroeinstitute.org/blog/tmi-copper-wall-•-exploratory-research

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– Papers and Journal Issues of Note –

Beyond Faith and Reason: The Genesis of Psychical Research and the Search for the Paranormal Domain (1850-1914)
https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/beyond-faith-and-reason-genesis-psychical-research-and-search-paranormal-domain-18501914

Effects of Extreme Ritual Practices on Psychophysiological Well-Being (Current Anthropology):
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/705665 

Prevalence of near-death experiences in people with and without REM sleep intrusion:
https://peerj.com/articles/7585/

Thanatos Journal (Vol. 8, 2019)
https://thanatos-journal.com/2019/08/26/thanatos-vol-8-1-2019-undead/ 

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– Upcoming Books –

9780190949990

Believing in Bits- Digital Media and the Supernatural, eds. Simone Natale and Diana Pasulka (Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2019):
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/believing-in-bits-9780190949990

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Seance, by Shannon Taggart, with a Foreword by Dan Akyroyd, contextual essays from Andreas Fischer and Tony Oursler, and an introduction and stories from Shannon herself. (Forthcoming from Fulgur Press, 2019):
https://www.artbook.com/9781527236318.html

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

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– Upcoming Events –

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

Registration is Open

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

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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 5th, 2019 – The Society for Scientific Exploration is hosting another meet up of  SSE-Japan at the National Institute of Informatics – the meeting will support a focused exploration regarding theories of consciousness; from Fundamental Materialism to Metaphysical Idealism (Dualism), and more. (Japan):
https://www.facebook.com/events/469579757216104/

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 

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

(NEW) October 12th, 2019 – The Cambridge Consciousness Forum will host Near Death Experiences, Spiritual Transformation and the Evolution of Consciousness (Cambridge, U.K.):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/near-death-experiences-ndes-spiritual-transformation-the-evolution-of-consciousness-tickets-63295838557

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 22nd, 2019 – Funzing Talks will host Christopher French for a Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal (London, U.K.):
https://uk.funzing.com/funz/a-skeptic-s-guide-to-the-paranormal-24264

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

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

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

For more information and upcoming topics that Mindfield will focus on:
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/call-for-submissions-mindfield-the-bulletin-of-the-parapsychological-association-752505

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 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/ 

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 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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–  Videos  –

Daryl Bem on ‘Feeling the Future’ and Stanley Krippner (New Thinking Allowed):

Re-awakening the Dreaming Mind – Ryan Hurd, Director of Spiritual Development (Unitarian Society of Germantown):

Kardec (Official Trailer for Netflix Docudrama):

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Erlendur Haraldsson (left) with Karlis Osis (right) and two Indian colleagues, Parmeshwar Dayal of Allahabad and Dr. Jamuna Prasad during research for a survey of deathbed-visions as we interviewing physicians and nurses in Indian hospitals.       (India, 1973)  – Photo courtesy of the At the Hour of Death Facebook Page

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

“Given the potentially revolutionary implications of these laboratory results, it’s unsurprising that debate over their meaning continues, with some scientists dismissing them as artifacts, others convinced that they demonstrate a genuine effect, and still others intrigued enough to contemplate new and improved experimental designs. If this phenomenon continues to be repeatable, however, it could confirm what some of those who’ve experienced strange coincidences already suspect: that the world we live in is more like a dream than we’ve realized, and perhaps holds the potential to bring us into better acquaintance with our own inner lives.”
– Sharon Hewitt Rawlette Ph.D., Mind Over Matter (Psychology Today)

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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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psiphi1Psi 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, the Parapsychological Association, Fringe New Jersey, the Estate of Ingo Swann, Edd Edwards, Miguel Romero, Matt Cardin, Billy Willey, 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 8.27.19

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

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PSI IN THE NEWS
8.27.19
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“Has science vanquished magic? While many prominent popularizers of science think so, professional history of science scholarship suggests otherwise.”

— Dr. Andreas Sommer, Forbidden Histories

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– Psi in the News –

The Forbidden Histories blog is offering a Patreon Prize Draw for a copy of Alison Winter’s Mesmerized – Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain (University of Chicago Press, 1998):
https://www.forbiddenhistories.com/patreon-prize-draw-winter-mesmerized/

Remote Viewing Target Practice App (Google Play):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_jsexton5150.RV_FInal

The “Ghosts in the Machine” documentary on instrumental trans-communication will be re-broadcast on Radio 4 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (BBC):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000xy9

Soul Sleep and Wild Goatfish Dreams (Moss Dreaming)
http://mossdreams.blogspot.com/2019/08/soul-sleep-and-wild-goatfish-dreams.html

We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts, Say More and More Young Chinese (Free Malaysia Today):
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/08/26/we-aint-afraid-of-no-ghosts-say-more-and-more-young-chinese/

Searching for Bridey Murphy, Pueblo’s Paranormal Queen (Westword):
https://www.westword.com/news/bridey-murphy-turned-pueblo-into-the-paranormal-capital-of-the-universe-11453038

The Late Mesmeric Work of Jules Bernard Luys (Parapsychology News):
https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/the-late-mesmeric-work-of-jules-bernard-luys/ 

Rose Aura Offers Access to Your Inner Sanctum (Cool Hunting):
https://coolhunting.com/culture/rose-aura/

The Neuroscience of Reality (Scientific American):
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-neuroscience-of-reality/ 

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– Psi Encyclopedia (New Entries) –

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

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– Upcoming Events –

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

Registration is Open

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

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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/

(NEW) September 5th, 2019 – The Society for Scientific Exploration is hosting another meet up of  SSE-Japan at the National Institute of Informatics – the meeting will support a focused exploration regarding theories of consciousness; from Fundamental Materialism to Metaphysical Idealism (Dualism), and more. (Japan):
https://www.facebook.com/events/469579757216104/

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 

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

(NEW) October 22nd, 2019 – Funzing Talks will host Christopher French for a Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal (London, U.K.):
https://uk.funzing.com/funz/a-skeptic-s-guide-to-the-paranormal-24264

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 –

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

For more information and upcoming topics that Mindfield will focus on:
https://mailchi.mp/parapsych/call-for-submissions-mindfield-the-bulletin-of-the-parapsychological-association-752505

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 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/ 

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

Did the Ottomans See UFOs? (An 1838 Ottoman document about unusual celestial phenomenon) (Etudes Balkaniques):
https://www.academia.edu/39910571/Did_the_Ottomans_See_UFOs_An_1838_Ottoman_document_about_unusual_celestial_phenomenon_._Etudes_balkaniques_1_2019_106_117

Journal for the Study of Religious Experience – Vol 5 No 1 (2019):
https://rerc-journal.tsd.ac.uk/index.php/religiousexp

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

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–  Videos  –

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

 

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La Radio de Marcello Bacci (Tiempo de Misterio):

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

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

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– Featured Sounds –

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–  Doctor’s Advice –

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

– Dr. Massimo Biondi, I*CARE Roundtable 2011

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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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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, the Parapsychological Association, Cherylee Black, Dr. Jack Hunter,  the Estate of Ingo Swann, Angela Thompson Smith, Mark David Rudningen and the Parapsychology Foundation for links included in this edition – and a huge and humbled thanks to all of those who have offered donations to support this ongoing Psi in the News series – your appreciation is greatly appreciated!

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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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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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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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