Tuesday, January 10, 2017   7:00 PM

More Details about the Athens Convention Released

The Parapsychological Association (PA) will be coming to Greece to host Athens’ first international parapsychology meeting in 87 years. The event will be held at the Titania Hotel near Syntagma square, July 20-23, 2017, when scientists and scholars from around the world will gather for three days of paper presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on the latest research into psi and related phenomena, such as extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, psychic healing, altered states of consciousness, mediumship and possible survival of bodily death. Organized by PA Members Callum E. Cooper and Nikolaos Koumartzis, the event will be open to the public and to academics alike.

Program Chair Callum E. Cooper is based at the University of Northampton within its Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP). His PhD research focused on anomalous experiences during bereavement, and their impact on personal health, well-being and interpretations of hope. He is the author of over 30 articles in psychology and parapsychology, a dozen book chapter contributions, and has authored and edited 4 books to date. He is currently the acting module co-ordinator for the 3rd year class Parapsychology & Anomalous Experiences which is taken by approximately 50 students every year, as part of their BSc Psychology degree at the University of Northampton.

To submit a paper, research brief, workshop, or symposia to the event, see the Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2017.

Arrangements Chair Nikolaos Koumartzis has been the PA Art Director for the last five years, establishing the PA’s visual presence and laying out it’s Mindfield bulletin. Prior to coming aboard as a PA staff member, he kept a column about parapsychological research around the world in Greek magazines for more than three years, published numerous related articles, and two related books. He is a PhD Candidate at the Dept. of Journalism, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the co-owner of a publishing group (with three publishing labels, a cultural multi-space and a music recording label).

Nikolaos’s efforts to help the Greek audience to come in touch with parapsychological research around the world is his homage to Dr. Angelos Tanagras, the first and only president of the Hellenic Society of Psychical Research, which was responsible for bringing the 4th International Conference of Parapsychology in Athens (April, 1930) - a major event for Greece.

This PA convention will offer an opportunity for international and Greek audiences interested in that wide range of human functioning popularly known as the ‘psychic’ or ‘paranormal’ to hear the latest and most advanced scientific thinking about topics in parapsychology. More details will be released at www.parapsych.org as they become available.

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