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History of Parapsychology II: Théodore Flournoy

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation One of the most interesting early figures in the psychological study of mediumship and other phenomena was Swiss psychologist Théodore Flournoy (1854-1920). In my last published paper, with several colleagues, we reviewed his main psychical research-related work: Carlos S. Alvarado, Everton de Oliveira ... Read More

History of Parapsychology: I. Mediumship, Dissociation and the Subconscious Mind

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation In this series of blogs I plan to summarize some of the articles I have published in recent years anout the history of psychical research and related matters. The latter includes mesmerism, and spiritualism, among other topics. One of these papers is “Mediumship, Psychical Research, Dissociation, and the ... Read More

Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism and Science, edited by E. C. May and S. B. Marwaha: Interview with May

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha recently published a two volume collection of articles,  Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism and Science (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015). Here I present an interview with Ed May about this work. The book, I believe, is one of the most ... Read More

A New Handbook of Parapsychology

Carlos S. Alvarado, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation Over the years many of us have found a basic reference work of great help. I am referring to the Handbook of Parapsychology, edited by Benjamin B. Wolman, with the assistance of associate editors Laura A. Dale, Gertrude R. Schmeidler, and Montague Ullman (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977). While still ... Read More

Cultivating Psychokinesis, Part One: A Personal Journey

  Joseph Gallenberger, PhD, is a clinical psychologist. He is author of Inner Vegas: Creating Abundance, Miracles, and Health and Liquid Luck: The Good Fortune Handbook. He is a senior trainer with the Monroe Institute near Charlottesville, Virginia. Here he describes his personal journey starting in childhood. He experienced many flying dreams and out of body ... Read More

NEW THINKING ALLOWED television interview series

Many new interviews with parapsychologists have now been posted.  See http://www.newthinkingallowed.com If you subscribe to this YouTube channel (at no cost) -- and also notify friends, colleagues, and students -- you can help make this ongoing series available to a wider audience.       Read More

Free PDF of Book on Clinical Parapsychology

A PDF of the book  Perspectives of Clinical Parapsychology: An Introductory Reader  (Bunnik, 2012) is now freely available on the PA website, thanks to the generousity of the Dutch Foundation 'Het Johan Borgman Fonds' who waived all copyrights of the book   in order to make it availlale for free to anyone interested in the topic of clinical ... Read More

Society of Scientific Exploration Meeting

The PA and SSE have lots of overlap, both in substance and people, but most importantly in attitude toward science and the search for understanding. You may be interested in attenting the 2015 annual meeting. The 34th annual SSE Conference will take place May 28-30, 2015 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville hotel. An opening reception will take place on the evening of ... Read More

Oh, to Come in from the Cold

Article reprinted from the Presidential Column of Mindfield: The Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association , 7.1. Consider a fictional woman named Susan. She is twenty years old, with one son. She is employed happily enough and married happily enough, dark blonde hair, medium height. Pay attention to her because in a moment she will become a metaphor for ... Read More

Parapsychology Foundation’s Online Forum

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation The Parapsychology Foundation has announced their first online forum “ Parapsychology Foundation Forum: Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology .” This will take place on May 20, 2015. In addition to Professor Chris Roe and Dr. Elizabeth Roxburgh, other presenters include Callum Cooper, Rachel Evenden, and ... Read More

Interview of Jim Carpenter by Carlos Alvarado

https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/author-interviews-ii-james-c-carpenters-first-sight/ Read More

The latest schedule of events for Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology

Carlos has been blogging about our upcoming massively open online course or MOOC (technically it's still a mini-mooc at 315+ registrants so far), Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education . I've just put up the individual events in the course in the Parapsychological Association events calendar. The course itself starts January 5th and ends ... Read More

Parapsychology Massively Open Online Course (MOOC)

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation Nancy Zingrone and I are organizing a free online course, Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education, on the social media teaching platform, www.WizIQ.com , to start Monday January 5th, 2015 and complete Friday February 14th, 2015. The course will be marketed by the WizIQ course ... Read More

Parapsychology and Psychology Online Conference

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar , Rhine Research Center Nancy Zingrone and I are organizing a small online conference about “Parapsychology and Psychology: Research and Theory.” This will take place on November 1 and 2 of the current year. As stated in the conference  page , where you will find information about registration: “On November 1st and 2nd, 2014 ... Read More

CARE: Counselling and Research for Exceptional/Anomalous experiences

Researchers from the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP) based in the Psychology Division of the University of Northampton are interested in whether people seek support following an anomalous experience. We acknowledge that anomalous experiences can be both distressing and positive and would like to know where people go if they want to ... Read More
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