New Thinking Allowed

When I record video conversations with members of the P.A. for the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube, I also post here. Many other interviews, relevant to parapsychology, with non-members can be viewed at

Wednesday, January 19, 2022   6:27 PM

Parapsychology in the United Kingdom

Chris Roe is currently the president of the Society for Psychical Research, founded in the United Kingdom in 1882. He is professor of psychology at the University of Northhampton where he supervises doctoral students working on parapsychological dissertations. He is also a former president of the Parapsychological Association.

Here he describes the work of Robert Morris, the first person to hold the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, starting in 1985. As a result there are now hundreds of individuals who have conducted doctoral level research in parapsychology in the UK. He shares his own experiences as a student at Edinburgh. He also discusses the many problems that parapsychologists still face. He expects parapsychology to grow at a slow and steady pace in the UK.

Thursday, October 21, 2021   8:51 PM

ESP and Synchronicity

Jeffrey Mishlove discusses a difference of opinion between J. B. Rhine and C. G. Jung regarding whether paranormal phenomena obey causal principles. Jung described synchronicity as an "acausal connecting principle". Rhine did not agree. Jeffrey then discusses the role of conscious intentionality within parapsychology, suggesting that – because we do have a measure of control over synchronicities – they are not entirely acausal. He then illustrates this point with a story concerning a synchronicity that resulted in a major, life turning point.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021   2:51 PM

Associative Remote Viewing

Debra Lynn Katz, PhD, is author of You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading and Healing, Extraordinary Psychic: Proven Techniques to Master Your Natural Psychic Abilies, and Freeing the Genie Within: Manifesting Abundance, Creativity, and Success in Your Life. She is coauthor, with Jon Knowles, of Associative Remote Viewing: The Art and Science of Predicting Outcomes for Sports, Politics, Finances, and the Lottery.

Here she shares her firsthand experience over the past decade of engaging in a wide variety of remote viewing projects and exercises designed to forecast future events. She portrays the many nuances, complexities, and difficulties of this work. She explains that there are a number of small organizations engaged in applied remote viewing work of this nature. Some of them have been quite successful. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021   11:16 PM

Her Life in Two Worlds: Gladys Osborne Leonard


Jeffrey Mishlove has a delightful conversation with himself regarding one of the most talented spirit mediums of the twentieth century. Gladys Osborne Leonard's career as a medium spanned a half-century. Throughout that time she was studied extensively by researchers. She consistently demonstrated both integrity and talent, offering enormous evidence for postmortem survival.


Friday, January 1, 2021   10:35 PM

Researching Energy Medicine


Dean Radin discusses a series of five research papers, published in conjunction with a group of colleagues, investigating "energy medicine" – a term he acknowledges is a misnomer, as it is neither energy nor medicine. 190 individuals with carpal tunnel pain were each treated by an energy healer during a half-hour, laboratory session. Significant pain reduction was reported both immediately after the session and also three weeks later. Numerous other measurements were made to help better understand how this process works. Significant findings included quantum negentropic effects and alterations in the spectrographic analysis of water.

Links to the actual research studies –

Monday, November 4, 2019   3:47 PM

Camille Flammarion: The Mystical Astronomer with Carlos Alvarado

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation, and Adjunct Research Faculty at Sofia University. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Near-Death Studies and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, and is the Book Review Editor of the Journal of Parapsychology, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. Alvarado is also the recipient of the 2010 Parapsychological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award, the Parapsychological Association 2017 Outstanding Career Award.

Here he reflects on the life and accomplishments of Camille Flammarion, who was widely known as a popularizer of both astronomy and psychical research. He was closely associated with the spiritism of Allan Kardec. He was also involved in the investigation of many mediums, including the controversial Eusapia Paladino whom he accepted as genuine. He himself had mediumistic talents and engaged in automatic writing. He was also widely known for the "Flammarion Engraving" depicting a mystical vision.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration. He holds a unique doctoral degree in parapsychology from the University of California at Berkeley.

(Recorded on October 2, 2019)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019   3:00 PM

The Strength and Reliability of Remote Viewing with Russell Targ

Russell Targ, a laser physicist, cofounded the remote viewing research program at SRI International. He is coauthor of Mind Reach, The Mind Race, Miracles of Mind, The Heart of the Mind, and The End of Suffering. He is author of Limitless Mind and The Reality of ESP: A Physicist's Proof of Psychic Abilities. He is also coeditor of the anthology, Mind At Large.

Here he notes that a number of parapsychologists are unwilling to accept the existence of psi. Yet, in his own experience, remote viewing is very robust and productive. He suggests that the best researchers have had psi experiences of their own; and also have been engaged with esoteric traditions and spiritual practices. He explains how he was able to achieve remarkable results working with individuals who had no prior experience or understanding of remote viewing.

(Recorded on September 23, 2019)

Friday, September 27, 2019   12:28 PM

Remembering Alex Tanous with Loyd Auerbach

Loyd Auerbach, MS, received his masters' degree in parapsychology from John F. Kennedy University. He is author of Mind Over Matter; ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist's Handbook; Reincarnation, Channeling, and Possession; Psychic Dreaming; A Paranormal Casebook; and Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal. He is co-author (with Ed May, Joseph McMoneagle, and Victor Rubel) of ESP Wars: East and West. He is the Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center. He worked for two years, in the 1980s, with Alex Tanous at the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) in New York.

This special program begins with archival video of Alex Tanous as he prepares to participate in out-of-body research at the ASPR in 1983. There he describes the out-of-body state and also discusses his previous near-death experiences. In Part Two, Loyd Auerbach describes how his own abilities were awakened through his association with Alex Tanous. He describes a personal experience of bilocation.

(Recorded on September 4, 2019)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019   2:36 PM

Conversations With Ghosts with Callum Cooper

Callum Cooper, PhD, is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom. He is author of Telephone Calls From the Dead. He is coeditor, with Steven Parsons, of Paracoustics: Sound and the Paranormal. And, he is coauthor (with Alex Tanous) of Conversations With Ghosts. His website is

Here he describes the remarkable career of Alex Tanous (1926 - 1990) who worked for twenty years as a research subject and an investigator with the American Society for Psychical Research. Tanous was extensively and successfully tested for his out-of-body abilities. He was also known for documented instances of bilocation. He was particularly interested in investigating apparition and poltergeist cases. He developed a therapeutic model for causing the disturbing psychokinetic symptoms of such cases to abate.

Friday, September 13, 2019   6:17 PM

The Making of a Parapsychologist with Stanley Krippner

This 2002 archival video (recorded and produced by Tamara Gurbis / Phenomenal Films LLC). Here, Stanley Krippner, then age 70, describes his childhood and college experiences and how they led him to a career in parapsychology and transpersonal psychology. He recalls his personal connection with many well-known personalities from an earlier era including Laura Huxley, Eileen Garrett, Gardner Murphy, Montague Ullman, Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, J. B. Rhine, Rolling Thunder, Jean Millay, Carlos Castaneda, Thelma Moss, Abraham Maslow, and Joseph Campbell.

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