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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

Book release: Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship

Dear colleague,   I’m very pleased in letting you know that our book has just been published! Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship Moreira-Almeida, Alexander; Santana Santos, Franklin (Eds.) New York, Springer. 2012, XXIX, 243 p. This work argues against the purely physical analysis of consciousness and for a balanced psychobiological approach. This ... Read More

New Issue of the Quaderni di Parapsicologia

Carlos S. Alvarado Atlantic University Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu The new issue of the Italian journal  Quaderni di Parapsicologia (QP), published by the Centro Studi Parapsicologici ( http://cspbo.altervista.org/b/english.htm ), has just been published (September 2011, Vol. 43, No. 1). It is the first issue edited by physician Massimo Biondi ( http://www. ... Read More

Parapsychology Presentations in Brazil

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu   Nancy Zingrone ( http://www.parapsych.org/users/nanzingrone/profile.aspx ) and I recently returned from a long trip to Brazil during which we participated in several activities related to parapsychology representing Atlantic University ( http://www.atlanticuniv.edu/ ). In Curitiba, on ... Read More

"Distortions of the Past"

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University I had the pleasure of presenting an invited address at the last PA Convention held in Curitiba, Brazil. The address, entitled "Distortions of the Past,"  was part of the Outstanding Contribution Award the Parapsychological Association granted to me at the 2010 convention held in Paris, for which I thank the ... Read More

"Mind-body Connection, Parapsychological Phenomena and Spiritual Healing: A Review"

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University This paper, in Spanish, was written by Ernesto Bonilla. It appeared in  Investigación Clinica , a journal published in Venezuela. Conexión Mente-Cuerpo, Fenómenos Parapsicológicos y Curación Espiritual. Revisión  [Mind-Body Connection, Parapsychological Phenomena and Spiritual Healing: A Review. Investigación Clinica ... Read More

"Why Are (Some) Scientists so Opposed to Parapsychology?"

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Discussing the negative views of parapsychology expressed by some scientists Dr. Mark Leary, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Social Psychology Program at Duke University, has stated that "when it comes to parapsychology, many scientists are not skeptics but rather dogmatic . . . ... Read More

Paper About Mediumship and Pathology

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Much was written during the nineteenth-century and later about the alleged pathology of mediumship. A historical study of French ideas on the topic was published by Pascal Le Malefan ( Folie et spiritisme : Paris: L’Harmattan, 1999). The topic has been discussed again recently in an article published by Adair Menezes, Jr. ... Read More

Missed the PA? Come to "Parapsychology and Consciousness" October 14th-16th in Virginia Beach!

I just finished writing a monster blog for the Parapsychology Foundation's website that reviewed the PA Convention that took place this past August in Curitiba, Brazil. My main goal in that blog was to highlight the amazing legacy of the Parapsychology Foundation and its centrality to the field, even now in these tough economic times. In the first part of that blog I ... Read More

Materials of Historical Interest in the Journal of Scientific Exploration: An Update

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University In my article “The History of Psychical Research in the Journal of Scientific Exploration,” published online in the  Psypioneer Journal  ( http://www.woodlandway.org/PDF/PP6.12December2010.pdf ), I mentioned articles that have been published in the “Historical Perspective” section of the Journal of Scientific ... Read More
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