Founded in 1882, The SPR was the first society to conduct organised scholarly research into human experiences that challenge contemporary scientific models.

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Dr Marshall is a researcher in the fields of mysticism and consciousness studies. He is author of The Living Mirror (1992) and Mystical Encounters with the Natural World (2005), and coeditor of Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality (2015).

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Oratorio based on Frederic Myers to premiere at Manchester

An oratorio, The Immortal, composed by Mark Simpson and based on Frederic Myers, a founder of the SPR, is to premiere at the Manchester International Festival on 4 July. read more >>

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Online forum - 'Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology'

The Parapsychology Foundation has announced their first online forum “Parapsychology Foundation Forum: Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology.” It will take place on 20 May 2015. read more >>

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TV-NUPES celebrates its first anniversary

On 10 May 2015 TV-NUPES' YouTube channel celebrated its first anniversary. Every Friday TV NUPES releases a new short video (3 to 5 min), usually bilingual (English and Portuguese), with a researcher discussing a topic on the relationship between science and spirituality. read more >>

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Recent Publications

Other Realities?: The Enigma of Franek Kluski’s Mediumship, by Zofia Weaver

From the publisher’s website: Franek Kluski produced what might justifiably be described as the widest and most striking range of phenomena in the history of physical mediumship. A Pole whose professions included banking and journalism, his involvement with psychical research lasted for a brief period between 1918 and 1925. During that time he took part in meticulously documented séances devised and attended by eminent researchers.  Much of the information about him has until now been available only in Polish, and today references to him in English tend to be restricted to the famous ‘Kluski hands’, the paraffin wax moulds casts of which were intended to become the ultimate Permanent Paranormal Object. Theories as to how such moulds might have been produced continue to cause controversy, yet this was just one aspect of the phenomena surrounding this remarkable man. Based on original Polish sources, by painting a detailed portrait of the man in the context of his times this book aims to rectify the omission of Kluski from the gallery of important mediums.

Other Realities? White Crow Books, March 2015. ISBN 978-1-910121-39-9