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Conference on historical aspects of Parapsychology in London

The conference 'Psychical Research and Parapsychology in the History of Medicine and the Sciences ' organized by Andreas Sommer is open for registration. It will be held at University College London on 25-27 January 2013.  Go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cehp/chpd/current-phd-students/andreas-sommer For an online interview discussing the histroy of Dutch ... Read More

New Online Course at the Rhine Education Center

Investigating Apparitions, Hauntings, and Poltergeists Presented by Loyd Auerbach Space is limited. Apply today at the Rhine Education Center by visiting the Rhine Center website at  www.rhine.org ! In a rare opportunity, the Rhine Research Center, in coordination with famous paranormal investigator Loyd Auerbach, presents a professional course in the investigation ... Read More

Parapsychology Trial Registry Launched

A webpage for registering parapsychological experiments has been implemented by the Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) at the University of Edinburgh, with Jim Kennedy advising on the development of the registry. The value of study registration for a controversial area such as parapsychology has been mentioned many times over the years. Prospective registration of ... Read More

The Action of the Mind

Here is the abstract of my recently published article on physics issues relevant to the action of the mind, i.e.,  to the production of physical change in matter by non-physical means. The article primarily discusses this action in terms of free will, but similar physics considerations would apply to other types of mental action, such as PK. Burns, J. E. (2012), The ... Read More

PK and the Nature of Quantum Randomness

Here is an abstract for a recent paper:  Burns, J. E. (2011), Using psychokinesis to explore the nature of quantum randomness. In D.P. Sheehan (Ed.), Quantum Retrocausation: Theory and Experiment (pp. 279-290). Melville, NY: AIP Conference Proceedings. Abstract : In retrocausation different causal events can produce different successor events, yet a successor event ... Read More

Links to Excerpts of Videotaped Interviews with PA Members

Here are links to some excerpts of Thinking Allowed, national public television interviews I have conducted with PA members: Dean Radin, The Conscious Universe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x_Z9KXQ3nE&feature=plcp Rupert Sheldrake, The Presence of the Past: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP-PXCLHp4o&feature=plcp Rupert Sheldrake, A New Science of Life: ... Read More

Clinical Approaches to Exceptional Experiences Conference

PA members may be interested in registering for a  conference which will be held on 9th and 10th March,  2012 in Durham, North Carolina  on "Clinical Approaches to Exceptional Experiences". Exceptional experiences, including apparitions, ESP, psychokinesis, telepathy, precognition, and near death experiences, are often overlooked or ... Read More

New Article about Ernesto Bozzano

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University ( carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu ) Italian psychical researcher Ernesto Bozzano (1862-1943), a favorite of mine, has received some attention over the years. Unfortunately for English-language students with the exception of my papers about aspects of his work, most of these discussions have appeared in Italian. Among them we ... Read More

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

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University ( Carlos.alvarado@atlanticuniv.edu ) Internet Archive ( http://www.archive.org/ ) This library covers a variety of subjects, including Spiritualism and related matters. It includes other collections such as Project Gutenberg, and holdings from Google Books. The books appear as facsimiles of the original, as well as text files. ... Read More

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
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