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William G. Roll (1926-2012)

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D.  Atlantic University ( Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu ) Parapsychology has lost an important pioneer and worker, William George Roll (1926-2012). Bill, as he was generally called, had a rich life, as you can see in biographies: http://archived.parapsych.org/members/w_g_roll.html ; http://www.parapsych. ... Read More

Book release: Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship

Dear colleague,   I’m very pleased in letting you know that our book has just been published! Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship Moreira-Almeida, Alexander; Santana Santos, Franklin (Eds.) New York, Springer. 2012, XXIX, 243 p. This work argues against the purely physical analysis of consciousness and for a balanced psychobiological approach. This ... Read More

New Issue of the Quaderni di Parapsicologia

Carlos S. Alvarado Atlantic University Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu The new issue of the Italian journal  Quaderni di Parapsicologia (QP), published by the Centro Studi Parapsicologici ( http://cspbo.altervista.org/b/english.htm ), has just been published (September 2011, Vol. 43, No. 1). It is the first issue edited by physician Massimo Biondi ( http://www. ... Read More

Parapsychology Presentations in Brazil

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu   Nancy Zingrone ( http://www.parapsych.org/users/nanzingrone/profile.aspx ) and I recently returned from a long trip to Brazil during which we participated in several activities related to parapsychology representing Atlantic University ( http://www.atlanticuniv.edu/ ). In Curitiba, on ... Read More

"Distortions of the Past"

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University I had the pleasure of presenting an invited address at the last PA Convention held in Curitiba, Brazil. The address, entitled "Distortions of the Past,"  was part of the Outstanding Contribution Award the Parapsychological Association granted to me at the 2010 convention held in Paris, for which I thank the ... Read More

"Mind-body Connection, Parapsychological Phenomena and Spiritual Healing: A Review"

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University This paper, in Spanish, was written by Ernesto Bonilla. It appeared in  Investigación Clinica , a journal published in Venezuela. Conexión Mente-Cuerpo, Fenómenos Parapsicológicos y Curación Espiritual. Revisión  [Mind-Body Connection, Parapsychological Phenomena and Spiritual Healing: A Review. Investigación Clinica ... Read More

"Why Are (Some) Scientists so Opposed to Parapsychology?"

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Discussing the negative views of parapsychology expressed by some scientists Dr. Mark Leary, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Social Psychology Program at Duke University, has stated that "when it comes to parapsychology, many scientists are not skeptics but rather dogmatic . . . ... Read More

Paper About Mediumship and Pathology

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Much was written during the nineteenth-century and later about the alleged pathology of mediumship. A historical study of French ideas on the topic was published by Pascal Le Malefan ( Folie et spiritisme : Paris: L’Harmattan, 1999). The topic has been discussed again recently in an article published by Adair Menezes, Jr. ... Read More

Missed the PA? Come to "Parapsychology and Consciousness" October 14th-16th in Virginia Beach!

I just finished writing a monster blog for the Parapsychology Foundation's website that reviewed the PA Convention that took place this past August in Curitiba, Brazil. My main goal in that blog was to highlight the amazing legacy of the Parapsychology Foundation and its centrality to the field, even now in these tough economic times. In the first part of that blog I ... Read More

Materials of Historical Interest in the Journal of Scientific Exploration: An Update

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University In my article “The History of Psychical Research in the Journal of Scientific Exploration,” published online in the  Psypioneer Journal  ( http://www.woodlandway.org/PDF/PP6.12December2010.pdf ), I mentioned articles that have been published in the “Historical Perspective” section of the Journal of Scientific ... Read More

Parapsychological Association: Some Reflections

I am very happy to be the newly elected President of the PA, and hope that I will be able to make a difference in this role. I joined the PA in 1987. I have been especially concerned to find ways to make the PA appear more attractive (and relevant) to younger parapsychologists and to those who consider themselves outsiders, but have an interest in parapsychology. My ... Read More

Institute of Paranormal Psychology

Institute of Paranormal Psychology (IPP) Argentina has experienced productive parapsychological activity, for short periods of time between 1940 and the beginnings of the 1990s, at the hands of such researchers as Jose Fernandez, J. Ricardo Musso, Orlando Canavesio, Naum Kreiman and Enrique Novillo Pauli. Although Argentinean psychology is diverse in clinical matters, ... Read More

Atlantic University's Blog and the fate of our proposed MA in Parapsychology program ... sigh ...

The Atlantic University Blog and the upcoming Parapsychology and Consciousness Conference ... So today the first thing I'm doing is letting everybody know that Atlantic University has set up a blog. My first really substantial blog entry is, of course, on our upcoming Parapsychology and Consciousness conference, to be held from October 14th through October 16th this ... Read More

Curitiba Travel Video

Here's a short travel video about Curitiba, Brazil for those who might be joining us at our 54th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association .  Much thanks to our Arrangements Chair, Fabio Eduardo da Silva for providing the link. Read More

Digital Libraries with Holdings of the Old Literature--III

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Questia ( http://www.questia.com/ ) This site requires subscription. Questia has holdings about almost every field of interest. These are only a few examples of books with information about parapsychology. Books Carington, W. (1949). Mind, Matter and Meaning . New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Doyle, A.C. (1918). ... Read More
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