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Convention Spotlight: Charley Tart to Give Invited Talk

The line-up for the 61st PA Annual Convention at IONS, CA , just keeps getting better! Invited speaker Charley Tart, PhD., will present his lecture entitled: “Parapsychology as an Essential Component of an Expanded Science of Mind: Promises and Challenges.” Dr. Tart is internationally known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness, ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Parapsychology and Transpersonal Psychology in Dialogue

The integration of transpersonal psychology and parapsychology shows great promise for explaining extraordinary experiences and events better than can either approach alone. How do these two branches of thought differ and converge, and how do they complement each other? At the 61st Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association , Harris Friedman (University of ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Skeptics’ Experiences of the Exceptional

How do skeptics describe induced exceptional experiences? Christine Simmonds-Moore, Donadrian Rice (University of West Georgia, GA, USA), and Chase O’Gwin (Northwest Missouri State University, MI, USA) performed a study that explored how disbelievers in paranormal phenomena described exceptional experiences (ExEs) that occurred in the context of a laboratory ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: David Vernon Studies Precognitive Priming

Is it possible that completing a creative insight task in the future will help you complete such a task now? This is the question that David Vernon, a researcher from Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, England is attempting to answer. He is asking people to complete a number of trials using a standard compound remote associates task. This involves presenting a ... Read More

A Neuroscientist Looks at Parapsychology with Marjorie Woollacott

Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, is emeritus professor of Neuroscience and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. She is coauthor of the textbook, Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice . She is author of Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, winner of the 2017 Book Award from the Parapsychological Association. Here she presents her ... Read More

Flournoy’s From India to the Planet Mars Revisited

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , P arapsychology Foundation In an article I co-authored with Everton de Oliveira Maraldi we reprinted the last chapter of Swiss psychologist Théodore Flournoy’s From India to the Planet Mars (1900) in the journal History of Psychiatry (“Classic Text No. 113: Final chapter, From India to the Planet Mars: A Study ... Read More

Precognition Discussed in a Psychology Journal

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation A recent issue of the journal Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice has discussions of precognition by various authors. The discussion opens with an editorial by Erik Woody and Steven Jay Lynn (“Perspectives on Precognition.” Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, ... Read More

Reincarnation in Tribal Societies with James G. Matlock

James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation. He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas. Here he ... Read More

InPresence 0042: Parapsychologist Stephan A. Schwartz

Jeffrey Mishlove points out that, thus far, he has conducted more New Thinking Allowed video conversations with Stephan Schwartz than with any other individual. He reviews Schwartz' background and the fact that they were both guided by serendipitous experiences to pursue careers in parapsychology. Schwartz has also made more contributions to the field of applied psi ... Read More

The Psychology of Past-Life Memory with James G. Matlock

Jim Matlock he addresses many questions concerning the psychological dynamics associated with past-life memories. Why do some people have memories more readily than others? How do adult memories differ from the memories of children? What are the benefits and drawback of having such memories? How do these memories influence behavior when they are not quite conscious? ... Read More

Mindfield Bulletin 10.1 Available for Public Purchase

The latest issue of Mindfield: The Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association has been released. Up until recently, only members of the PA could download Mindfield issues, but now anyone can purchase and download at digital issue for $10 or purchase a hard copy for $16 (plus shipping) at Magcloud . The first issue by the new Mindfield Team - Celebrating Diverse Methods ... Read More

Reincarnation and Possession with James G. Matlock

James G. Matlock points out that one could conceivably consider cases of the reincarnation type to be similar in many respects to cases of possession. In particular, there are instances in the reincarnation case database of previous individuals whose death occurs after the birth of a child who remembers an identifiable past life. Typically, those cases involve very ... Read More

The Interval Between Death and Rebirth with James G. Matlock

James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation . He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas. Here he ... Read More

Free Download European Journal of Parapsychology

The European Journal of Parapsychology and all Research Letters publised by the Parapsychology Labaoratory at Utrecht University are now available for free downloading from www.hetjohanborgmanfonds.nl Direct link to download the free EJPs and Research Letters here .  Read More

InPresence 0023: William James' Radical Empiricism

Jeffrey Mishlove describes the culminating work of William James' illustrious career. His five essays on radical empiricism were published posthumously. James was thoroughly a product of the nineteenth century era of American industrialism. However, he rebelled against the mechanistic thinking of his age. His work on radical empiricism represents an effort to ... Read More
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