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Future Psychenauts 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

The Sociology of SORRAT with James McClenon

James McClenon, PhD has been a sociology professor and licensed clinical social worker. He is author of Deviant Science: The Case of Parapsychology, Wondrous Events: Foundations of Religious Belief, Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution and the Origin of Relgion , and The Entity Letters: A Sociologist on the Trail of a Supernatural Mystery. Here he describes the ... Read More

Reverse Causation

Jeffrey Mishlove describes a series of research studies in parapsychology that demonstrate causal influences from the future upon both human physiology and behavior. This work has now been widely replicated. Meta-analyses show that the combined results greatly exceed chance expectation. As is generally true of parapsychology, the studies employed rigorous methodologies. Read More

Toward a New Science of Consciousness

Jeffrey Mishlove shares his excitement about new ideas for a science of consciousness developed by his former professor, Dr. Charles Tart, and presented recently in a lecture to the Parapsychological Association. One suggestion is that remote viewing could be systematically applied to the direct observation of the inner conscious experience of another individual. Another ... Read More

Psychokinetic Weather Control

Jeffrey Mishlove describes some informal tests he performed involving modification of cloud formations. He presents this in the context of his original research on "the PK man" Ted Owens. He also links to YouTube demonstrations of ostensible PK weather control by Michael Grubb. And, he shares information about a study proposed by a student of atmospheric ... Read More

Mindfield 10.2 is here!

Mindfield: The Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association: Mindfield 10.2 “The Language of Our Field” features articles by James Carpenter, Michael Tremmel, Renaud Evrard, and researchers from the Laboratory of Anomalistic Psychology and Psychosocial Processes at the University of São Paulo that explore the “bath of language” surrounding ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: "Rational Gravity" and RSPK

Next month in Petaluma, California, Gerhard Mayer, from the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene Freiburg, Germany will deliver his paper entitled “The authority strikes back: considerations about the allegedly fraudulent ‘Chopper’ poltergeist case.” Mayer explores the cultural phenomenon of ‘rational ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Replicating the Correlation Matrix Method

There is an ongoing debate among scientists who are interested in mind–matter interaction—what is a sufficient conceptual definition of the process? Where are the limits drawn on the acceptance or rejection of the concept of mind matter interaction? Ana Flores, Ian Tierney, and Caroline Watt from the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Exploring Apparitional Experiences

At the fast approaching 61st PA convention, held at IONS, CA, Christine Simmonds-Moore from the University of West Georgia, Carrollton, USA and Chase O’Gwin of Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, USA will update us on their ongoing investigation to explore the psychology of subjective apparitional experiences. An online survey investigation, using ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Cross-Cultural Research on Anomalous Experiences

The psychosocial and cultural aspects to anomalous experiences (AEs) add to the complexity of the phenomena. Everton Maraldi of the Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Brazil and Stanley Krippner of Saybrook University, California set out to critically review the scientific literature on AEs in light of cross cultural research. They also sought to ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: John G. Kruth Examines of the Effects of Mood/Emotions on Technology

What if your mood and emotion affected the performance of your computer system and networking environment? Would this alter your behavior, choices and self-regulation whilst operating technology? J ohn G. Kruth of the Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC USA devised an experiment drawing from literature detailing the link between poltergeist investigations and indications ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Exploring the Luminosity and Numinosity of Remote Viewing Targets

Stanley Krippner and Angel Morgan from Saybrook University, California, David Saunders from The Unviersity of Northampton, Northampton, UK, and Alan Quan from California State University in Long Beach, California explored the differential effect of darkness/light on purported remote viewing ability alongside the effect of time and their potential interaction. Seven remote ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Saddam Hussein Remote Viewing Experiment

On November 3, 2003, a precognitive, double-blind applied remote viewing experiment designed by Stephan A. Schwartz, a Fellow of the William James Center for Consciousness Studies at Sofia University and a Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook University, was conducted in which viewers were asked to describe the location, circumstances, and conditions of Saddam ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Ability of Alleged Mediums to Assess Mortality from Facial Photographs

Can a person discern if someone is dead or alive simply from looking at a photograph? A research team at the Institute of Noetic Sciences devised an experiment to test whether twelve subjects could intuitively gauge mortality based upon a quick glance at photographs. The participants were selected from the San Francisco Bay Area and were required to have been performing ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Rebecca O’Connell on Scopaesthesia

At the PA conference, Rebecca O’Connell from Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK will present her research entitled: “Are people conscious of scopaesthesia? Do the number of starers and the introduction of acoustathesia affect hit rates? A pilot investigation.” O’Connell explores scopaethesia: the sense that someone is staring at you; and ... Read More
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