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“Psi Map” Streamlining Data in Parapsychology.

From: Psi Map
What is A Psi Map? A “psi map” is a suggested database that can be used to study- psi phenomena; its occurrence, frequency, and distribution all over the world. A psi map can expose relationships and aspects of psi phenomena within regions (physical and cultural boundaries) and over time, distribution of events across regions and over time (from ancient ... Read More

Want to learn more about parapsychology? Still time to register!

The University of Edinburgh's well-respected online parapsychology course, run by PA member (and former President) Dr Caroline Watt, will start its next run on 23rd September. There is still time to register. Click here for more information about the course. 50% discounted rates are available for PA student members. What's not to like? Read More

Online Courses at the Rhine Research Center: OBEs, NDEs, Precognition

Carlos S. Alvarado, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center The Rhine Research Center (RRC) continues to develop interesting online courses about parapsychological topics. One is about out-of-body and near-death experiences, and the other is about precognition.  Click here for the introductory video to the Fall semester. They are taught by Drs. Nancy L. ... Read More

Collected papers of Dr Hubert Larcher

The Institut Métapsychique International is proud to present: L’Odyssée de la Conscience : anthologie d’études sur la mort, l a mystique et le paranormal par le Dr Hubert Larcher (392 p.) Table of contents and Avant-propos to download here First chapter: "Pour faire connaissance..." - Ordering via PayPal here  - This anthology brings together 50 years ... Read More

Presidential Nomination Election Statement

It is a particular honor to be nominated to serve as president of the Parapsychological Association, because it is so exciting right now to be a parapsychologist. While we have grown as a discipline we have been almost invisible to the mainstream largely because we have searched for order and meaning where most scientists would not assume it to exist. It is to our credit ... Read More

Online Parapsychology Course

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center An online course called Introduction to Parapsychology will be offered soon through the Rhine Research Center ( http://rhine.org/ ). It is given by Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone ( http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/index.php/component/content/article/83-instructors/93-instructor-zingrone ), who talks about the ... Read More

Journal of Parapsychology: The Future of Parapsychology

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., Rhine Research Center The December 2012 issue of the Journal of Parapsychology is devoted to the topic: Where Will Parapsychology Be in the Next 25 Years? Organized by John Palmer, editor of the journal, this exciting issue presents short essays on the topic by 32 individuals. Some of the contributions are: Feeling the Future (Daryl J. Bem) ... Read More

2014 AAAS Annual Meeting - Call for Symposium Proposals

As an affiliated organization of the American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS), the Parapsychological Association invites you to review  the call for symposium proposals for the 2014 AAAS meeting in Chicago. The annual meeting of AAAS attracts approximately 5,000 attendees who present cutting-edge research that has implications for science and ... Read More

Methodological and Statistical Guidelines

Is it time to raise the methodological and statistical standards for all empirical contributions to PA conventions? With the collaboration of Jessica Utts, the Program Chairs of the 56th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association suggest the following: METHODOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL GUIDELINES Methodology: - Make explicit the exploratory and pilot experiments ... Read More

The Action of Consciousness and the Uncertainty Principle

Below is an overview of a paper I wrote in 2012 on a possible way that consciousness could act to affect physical matter. A link to the paper is given at the bottom of the page. It isn’t known how consciousness actually produces physical effects. But the paper makes several very simple assumptions and shows how consciousness would act if it followed those ... Read More

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
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