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Quantum Mechanics & Consciousness, an Interview with Edwin C. May

Ed May suggests that those who wish to explain consciousness by invoking quantum mechanics are probably on the wrong track. Excerpt for wave-particle duality, he believes that quantum theory is well understood. Quantum entanglement within the brain cannot account for consciousness due to the problem of environmental decoherence. He describes himself as a physicalist who ... Read More

Entropy and the Nature of Time, an Interview with Edwin C. May

Edwin C. May, PhD, was involved in the military intelligence psychic spying program, popularly referred to as Stargate, for over twenty years. During the last decade, he was the director of research for that program. In this context, he produced over a hundred scientific publications. His academic training was in experimental nuclear physics. He is coauthor of ESP Wars: ... Read More

A Preview of Mindfield 8.3

The latest issue of Mindfield: The Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association has been released to PA members. This issue of Mindfield starts with a thorough discussion by PA President Chris Roe of potential psychological and parapsychological experimenter effects. Renaud Evrard chronicles the joint 59th PA and 35th SSE convention, besides providing his PA ... Read More

Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception with Charles T. Tart

Charles T. Tart describes the “decline effect” in parapsychology research as the result of a psychological “extinction paradigm”. Having subjects repeat a boring task without feedback, in many different disciplines, results in a decline of ability. His research involved training ESP using an automated system, involving forced choices with feedback. ... Read More

Six Decades in Parapsychology, an interview with Charles T. Tart

Charles T. Tart, PhD, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, as well as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a past-president of the Parapsychological Association. He has published over 100 scientific papers in parapsychology. He is editor of several anthologies including Altered States of Consciousness, Transpersonal ... Read More

Muldoon and Carrington's The phenomena of Astral Projection (1951)

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation One of my most recent publications is an article about Sylvan J. Muldoon and Hereward’s Carrington’s The Phenomena of Astral Projection that appeared in the online encyclopedia of the Society for Psychical Research ( The Phenomena of Astral Projection (1951). In R. McLuhan (Ed.), Psi ... Read More

Efforts to Establish a Midwest Regional PA

On the heels of this important announcement by the PA , I am making an effort to establish a Midwest Regional PA and I'm offering up the Upstairs Arts Space in Columbus, Ohio as a meeting space.  The first meetup is planned for Sunday, December 11th for a meet-and-greet and discussion of the latest issues of the Journal of Parapsychology 80(1) and Mindfield 8.2 . ... Read More

Parapsychology and the Study of the Mind: Changing the Historical Record

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation In a recent article Chris Roe stated: “A powerful means of imposing scientific dogma is through textbooks, which do not passively and transparently describe a discipline, but instead actively circumscribe it. By the presence or absence of topics and by the way they are represented, the authors ... Read More

Evidentiality of Spiritualist Mediumship, an Interview with Stephen Braude

Stephen Braude, PhD, served as chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also served as president of the Parapsychological Association. He is author of Crimes of Reason, The Gold Leaf Lady, Immortal Remains, The Limits of Influence, First Person Plural, and ESP and Psychokinesis . He is the recent recipient of the ... Read More

Philosophy and Post-Mortem Survival, an Interview with Stephen E. Braude

Stephen Braude, PhD, served as chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also served as president of the Parapsychological Association. He is author of Crimes of Reason, The Gold Leaf Lady, Immortal Remains, The Limits of Influence, First Person Plural , and ESP and Psychokinesis . He is the recent recipient of the ... Read More

The PK Man and Mercurial Hermeneutics, an Interview with Jason Reza Jorjani

Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is author of Prometheus and Atlas , winner of the Parapsychological Association's 2016 Book Award. Here he describes how he placed Jeffrey Mishlove’s study of Ted Owens, “the PK Man”, into a larger cultural and philosophical context. He defines ... Read More

How Precognition Works, an Interview with Edwin C. May

Edwin C. May, PhD, was involved in the military intelligence psychic spying program, popularly referred to as Stargate, for over twenty years. During the last decade, he was the director of research for that program. In this context, he produced over a hundred scientific publications. His academic training was in experimental nuclear physics. He is coauthor of ESP Wars: ... Read More

Precognition, an Interview with Edwin C. May

  Edwin C. May, PhD, was involved in the military intelligence psychic spying program, popularly referred to as Stargate, for over twenty years. During the last decade, he was the director of research for that program. In this context, he produced over a hundred scientific publications. His academic training was in experimental nuclear physics. He is coauthor of ESP ... Read More

Practical Applications of Remote Viewing with Joseph McMoneagle

Joseph McMoneagle is a world-renowned remote viewer who has worked professionally in the field for almost four decades – both within the military and as a private contractor. He is author of Mind Trek, The Ultimate Time Machine, The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy, and Remote Viewing Secrets. He is also coauthor of ESP Wars: East and West. He is the ... Read More

Training Anomalous Cognition, an Interview with Edwin C. May

Edwin C. May, PhD, was involved in the military intelligence psychic spying program, popularly referred to as Stargate, for over twenty years. During the last decade, he was the director of research for that program. In this context, he produced over a hundred scientific publications. His academic training was in experimental nuclear physics. He is coauthor of ESP Wars: ... Read More
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