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Bibliographies for the Study of the History of Psychical Research

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University In recent years I have published several lists and bibliographical essays that I hope will help those interested in the study of the history of psychical research find books and articles on the subject. A general one, and a good place to start, is "Learning About the History of Parapsychology." Public ... Read More

New Reviews of Old Books About Psychic Phenomena in the Journal of Scientific Exploration

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University As I mentioned in my article "The History of Psychical Research in the Journal of Scientific Exploration " ( Psypioneer Journal , 2010,  6 , 335-338; Online: http://www.woodlandway.org/PDF/PP6.12December2010.pdf ), several reviews of old books have been published in the JSE . The last issue of the journal (2011, ... Read More

Wanted: Research Participants

Are you interested in receiving a psychic reading as a volunteer in a scientific research study? The Windbridge Institute is currently seeking volunteers to act as psychic research reading recipients (PRRRs or "P triple Rs") who will receive and score psychic readings about themselves. PRRRs must: be 18 years or older, reside in the US, and have NOT experienced ... Read More

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

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Here is another digital library with holdings about the old psychic phenomena literature. The references listed below are some examples, I encourage you to search for more in the site. The Library of the Virtual Laboratory ( http://vlp.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/library ) The Virtual Laboratory is part of the Max Planck Institute for ... Read More

Out-of-Body Experiences in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University ( carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu ) Over the years several authors have published reports and discussions of out-of-body experiences in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (e.g., Alvarado, Blackmore, Ehrenwald, Irwin). The most recent contribution on the topic is a paper I coauthored with Nancy L. Zingrone and ... Read More

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

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Many digital  libraries have holdings related to the old mesmeric, spiritualistic and psychical research literatures. This is the first of a series of lists and comments about some of these resources. The holdings that appear below are a few examples of the many books and articles available in each virtual library.  ... Read More

Atlantic University's upcoming October conference, "Parapsychology and Consciousness"

Atlantic University is a small online graduate school in Virginia Beach, Virigina offering a Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Studies. Last year (a year and 13 days ago), Carlos S. Alvarado and I were hired by AU and started an entirely new phase of our lives. We've been working on a number of things this year, but one of the most important is the inauguration of a new ... Read More

Message from the (outgoing) President

Welcome to the renovated Parapsychological Association website. As you are no doubt aware, the new site is now fully functional and has a number of more modern features than the last one, making it truly interactive. Surfing around, you will see that it is possible to maintain and upload material to your own biographical profile, so I urge all members, students, and ... Read More

Updates

A lot is going on in my world at the moment. Mind-Matter Interaction: Historical Reports, Research and Theory (my newest book) should become available in Kindle format at the end of this month, with Handbook to the Afterlife being released in early July as virtually every ebook format except for iPad. I may have to buy a Kindle just so I can create notes about my books to ... Read More

My Recent Articles about Historical Topics in Non-Psi Journals

I agree with David Luke's comments about the importance of publishing in non-parapsychological journals, as stated in the last issue of Mindfield. I write for both parapsychology and non-parapsychological journals. While I would not like parapsychology journals to disappear--they fulfill important functions as all specialty journals do--I believe publishing in the ... Read More

Psychic Experiences, Absorption, and Dreams

Here is an abstract of a paper I published with Nancy L. Zingrone in the Puerto Rican psychology journal Ciencias de la Conducta (Sciences of Behavior). Alvarado, C.S., & Zingrone, N.L. (2010). Variables relacionadas con experiencias parapsicológicas: La absorción y los sueños [Variables related to parapsychological experiences: Absorption and dreams]. Ciencias de la ... Read More

Mind-Matter Book Now Available

I just got my copies of Mind-Matter Interaction: Historical Reports, Research & Theory in the mail today. It's always exciting to hold a new book in your hand! Those who are owed copies should soon have them. A big thank you to everyone who has patiently waited. Read More

March Talk

I will be speaking at the International Foundation for Survival Research ( http://www.expbeyond.org/ ) in Orange County, CA, sponsored by the Life After Life Club of Laguna Woods Village . Check for more details as they become available. The talk begins at 9:30 am. Read More

Mind-matter book back from the printer

I've heard from McFarland that at long last the book has returned from the printer. It's being checked over and, if all is good, it should soon be on the market and in the mail to those who pre-ordered their copies. Whew! It's been a three-year ordeal to get this book done. McFarland got the manuscript in October 2009 (so my apologies to anyone who didn't have their work ... Read More

Things to do in Curitiba...

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