Wednesday, April 30, 2014   5:11 PM

Online Reincarnation Course

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center

Anthropologist James G. Matlock , known for his writings about reincarnation and other topics, is offering an online course entitled Signs of Reincarnation. Dr. Matlock describes the course as follows:

Dr. James G. Matlock

Dr. James G. Matlock

“Signs of Reincarnation is a 15-week online seminar course offered through The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education. The course is an interdisciplinary offering that draws on anthropology, consciousness studies, and psychical research, among other fields. It is designed as a graduate-level course to introduce enrollees to academic research on reincarnation (chiefly by Ian Stevenson and his colleagues) and presupposes some acquaintance with academic argument and the scientific method."

Dr. Ian Stevenson

"The course covers all aspects of research on reincarnation, including reincarnation beliefs, methods of case investigation, findings from investigations, and the interpretation of those findings. It includes original lectures as well as readings from the reincarnation and larger scientific literature and involves participation through discussion among enrollees. It is self-paced with an estimated time commitment of 6-8 hours per week, including discussion periods.”

The course, running from May 26 to September 7 of 2014, includes such varied topics as belief in reincarnation, studies with children, hypnotic regression, theory, and much more (for a detailed syllabus click here). You will find information about the price of the course, and about its schedule, and registration here. For additional questions write to Dr. Matlock (

Monday, April 21, 2014   4:18 PM

New Rhine Research Center Online Courses

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center

Nancy L. Zingrone and I will be offering two online courses via the Rhine Education Center. One is an eight week course about mediumship and the other is a shorter four week course about dream ESP.

Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD

Exploring Mediumship Research

In this course students will be given an in-depth look at mediumship research, from the 19th-century to the present. Among the topics will be: the history of mediumship, physical and mental mediumship, the medium in popular culture, and the impact of mediumship research on theory-building in parapsychology, especially on research into survival beyond bodily death.

Dreams and ESP

This four week adult education course will focus on the fascinating topic of dreams and ESP. Topics will include: dreams and ESP throughout history; the famous dream telepathy experiments conducted in the 1960s and 1970s; the very interesting connection between precognition (seeing the future) and dreams; and how modern day researchers investigate seemingly psychic dreams.

For the course syllabus and information about specific dates, price, registration, and other issues click here.

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