SPR Supported Projects

Core SPR internal projects and SPR grant supported projects

Spirituality for a World in Crisis - meeting 8 June 2013

There will be a 'Gathering' on 8th June 2013 at the Essex Unitarian Church, London, on the theme: Spirituality for a World in Crisis: Working towards a Spiritual Alliance. read more >>

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SPR research grants

The deadline for applications for grants over £1,000 to the SPR's Research Fund, and all applications to the Survival Research Fund, is 1 June. read more >>

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Re-Investigating Un-Haunted Houses

Chris Jensen Romer has published a study in which eight couples who had never experienced any ‘haunting’ activity in their houses and had no reason to expect they would experience ‘ghosts’ were asked by the author to keep a diary for one calendar month, during which time they recorded unusual experiences. read more >>

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Scole Report reissued

The Scole Report, first published in 1999 as a Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, has been reissued by Saturday Night Press Publications. read more >>

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Perrott-Warrick Research Appointment

Applications are invited for the post of Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher to carry out full time research in the UK. read more >>

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Social interaction in the sitter group environment

Investigation into moments of reported anomalous experience by members of sitter groups, spiritualist groups and investigative vigils. The project is led by Fiona Campbell as part of her PhD research at the University of Manchester. read more >>

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The phenomenology of communication in mediumship

Comparison of the voices that aid mediums in their work with the voices experienced by members of the public who have never received psychiatric care, and with hallucinations common in schizophrenia. The project is led by Hazel Wright as part of her PhD research at the University of Manchester. read more >>

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Children who remember past lives

Ongoing coding and analysis of the collection of case reports built up by Prof Ian Stevenson. The project is led by Dr Bruce Greyson, Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. read more >>

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The psychology and phenomenology of spiritualist mediumship

Investigation into whether specific personality variables are characteristic of mediums, the overall psychological profile of mediums, and mapping of mediums’ own understanding of their experiences. The project is led by Elizabeth Roxburgh as part of her PhD research at the University of Northampton. read more >>

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SPR Publications

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research

The Journal of the Society for Psychical Research has been published continuously since 1884,  promoting the Society's aim of examining "without prejudice or prepossession and in a scientific spirit those faculties of man, real or supposed, which appear to be inexplicable on any generally recognised hypothesis. The Journal's contents reflect the wide range of our contributors' specialisms and interests and include reports of current laboratory and fieldwork research, as well as theoretical, methodological and historical papers with a bearing on the field of parapsychology. There are also regular book reviews and correspondence sections.

Contributions are welcome from both members and non-members of the Society. All papers submitted to the Journal are strictly peer-reviewed, and any opinions expressed are those of the authors alone. Guidelines for potential authors are published inside the back page of each JSPR issue.

The Journal is published quarterly and the annual subscription, which includes the four issues and any Proceedings (occasional volumes containing longer papers on particular themes) published, is £40/$80. Information about membership, subscriptions and availability of back copies can be obtained from the SPR Office.

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