If you have an active interest in parapsychology, please consider joining the Parapsychological Association (PA) to support the scientific study of psi (or ‘psychic’) experiences and take advantage of our exclusive membership benefits.

Founded in 1957, the PA is the international professional body of scientists and other scholars whose primary objective is to achieve a scientific understanding of psi and related phenomena. Since 1969, the PA has been an affiliated organization of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the association provides an international forum for scholarly exchange through its members-only website, annual conventions, and the publication of its bulletin Mindfield.

There has never been a better time to join the PA.  We have recently opened up our Affiliate category of membership so that anyone who has an interest in the scientific and scholarly advancement of parapsychology can apply to join. With the recent rise of interest in the paranormal, especially spontaneous psi-type experiences such as apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists, it is hoped that those interested will join the PA as Affiliates, both to support the field and to gain access to our unique resources for the study of parapsychology.

Anyone who is an active researcher in the field and who has graduated from a recognized academic institution should consider applying as an Associate or Full Member.  We also welcome high school and college students at a reduced rate. 

Check out our membership page to see which category is best for you.

As a Member, Associate or Affiliate of the PA, you will receive an electronic copy of our new quarterly publication Mindfield: The Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association and receive a pdf of the latest Journal of Parapsychology twice a year. Members, Associates and Affiliates are also granted access to our members-only website, which contains our membership directory, discussion forums, and electronic convention proceedings going back to 2004.  PA Members, Associates and Affiliates also get discounts on conventions, and subscription discounts with the Library of Exploratory Science and the Society for Psychical Research.  Details of all of our membership benefits can be found here.

We’d like you to see what our new bulletin and our organization is all about, so if you would like an electronic copy of Mindfield, please email us at business@parapsych.org to request a free sample issue.

Also, for a limited time, we will be waiving our $10 application fee to join the PA. Application forms can be found at http://parapsych.org/join_the_pa.html. Select the application for your membership type, fill it out onscreen, save it, and send it to the Executive Secretary at business@parapsych.org for consideration. 

If you really have an interest in the scientific study of psi as it’s studied in the lab or in real life, and want to have a better understanding of these experiences and phenomena, please consider joining the Parapsychological Association today.