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Science, the Self, and Survival After Death: A Tribute to Ian Stevenson (1918-2007)

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. One of the most interesting and important figures of modern parapsychology was Ian Stevenson, M.D., who passed away in 2007. He is well known for his studies of children claiming to remember previous lives, but his contribution is wider than that. This is the topic of the book commented on here, Science, the Self, and Survival After Death: ... Read More

Call for Papers - Breaking Convention: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness

Following on from the success of our first conference in April 2011 at the University of Kent, the next ‘Breaking Convention: Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness’ will be held at the University of Greenwich, 12-14 July, 2013. The call for papers is now out until 28th February. Please go to http://breakingconvention.co.uk/call-papers/ to ... Read More

Journal of Nonlocality

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia The first issue of the Journal of Nonlocality is available here as an open access publication: http://journals.sfu.ca/jnonlocality/index.php/jnonlocality . Here is information about the journal's Editorial Board http://www.mindmattermapping. ... Read More

Online Precognitive Dream Survey - participants needed please!

Below is a message from my PhD student Milan Valasek - hope you can help. *Precognitive dream research* Hello, I am a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, UK and I am running a study on precognitive dreams (dreams that provide information about future events which cannot be obtained by any other means) and more. The study consists of a single online questionnaire ... Read More

Conference of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia The next conference of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies ( http://www.ascsi.org/ ) will be held at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia (USA) from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19, 2013. The topic of the conference is Spirituality, ... Read More

Conference on historical aspects of Parapsychology in London

The conference 'Psychical Research and Parapsychology in the History of Medicine and the Sciences ' organized by Andreas Sommer is open for registration. It will be held at University College London on 25-27 January 2013.  Go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cehp/chpd/current-phd-students/andreas-sommer For an online interview discussing the histroy of Dutch ... Read More

New Online Course at the Rhine Education Center

Investigating Apparitions, Hauntings, and Poltergeists Presented by Loyd Auerbach Space is limited. Apply today at the Rhine Education Center by visiting the Rhine Center website at  www.rhine.org ! In a rare opportunity, the Rhine Research Center, in coordination with famous paranormal investigator Loyd Auerbach, presents a professional course in the investigation ... Read More

Parapsychology Trial Registry Launched

A webpage for registering parapsychological experiments has been implemented by the Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) at the University of Edinburgh, with Jim Kennedy advising on the development of the registry. The value of study registration for a controversial area such as parapsychology has been mentioned many times over the years. Prospective registration of ... Read More

The Action of the Mind

Here is the abstract of my recently published article on physics issues relevant to the action of the mind, i.e.,  to the production of physical change in matter by non-physical means. The article primarily discusses this action in terms of free will, but similar physics considerations would apply to other types of mental action, such as PK. Burns, J. E. (2012), The ... Read More

PK and the Nature of Quantum Randomness

Here is an abstract for a recent paper:  Burns, J. E. (2011), Using psychokinesis to explore the nature of quantum randomness. In D.P. Sheehan (Ed.), Quantum Retrocausation: Theory and Experiment (pp. 279-290). Melville, NY: AIP Conference Proceedings. Abstract : In retrocausation different causal events can produce different successor events, yet a successor event ... Read More

Links to Excerpts of Videotaped Interviews with PA Members

Here are links to some excerpts of Thinking Allowed, national public television interviews I have conducted with PA members: Dean Radin, The Conscious Universe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x_Z9KXQ3nE&feature=plcp Rupert Sheldrake, The Presence of the Past: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP-PXCLHp4o&feature=plcp Rupert Sheldrake, A New Science of Life: ... Read More

Clinical Approaches to Exceptional Experiences Conference

PA members may be interested in registering for a  conference which will be held on 9th and 10th March,  2012 in Durham, North Carolina  on "Clinical Approaches to Exceptional Experiences". Exceptional experiences, including apparitions, ESP, psychokinesis, telepathy, precognition, and near death experiences, are often overlooked or ... Read More

New Article about Ernesto Bozzano

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University ( carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu ) Italian psychical researcher Ernesto Bozzano (1862-1943), a favorite of mine, has received some attention over the years. Unfortunately for English-language students with the exception of my papers about aspects of his work, most of these discussions have appeared in Italian. Among them we ... Read More

Digital Libraries with Holdings of the Old Literature--IV.

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University ( Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu ) Internet Archive ( http://www.archive.org/ ) This library covers a variety of subjects, including Spiritualism and related matters. It includes other collections such as Project Gutenberg, and holdings from Google Books. The books appear as facsimiles of the original, as well as text files. ... Read More

William G. Roll (1926-2012)

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D.  Atlantic University ( Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu ) Parapsychology has lost an important pioneer and worker, William George Roll (1926-2012). Bill, as he was generally called, had a rich life, as you can see in biographies: http://archived.parapsych.org/members/w_g_roll.html ; http://www.parapsych. ... Read More
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