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Near Death Experience UK

Near Death Experience UK is a support group that has been launched to aid those who have had an NDE as well as their spouses, children, parents, friends and peers. read more >>

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Poltergeist experients sought for academic research

SPR member and University of British Columbia PhD candidate Christopher Laursen (Department of History) is conducting historical research into the poltergeist phenomenon in the twentieth century. He is currently seeking people who have personally experienced this phenomenon as part of this research to reflect on what happened and how it impacted their life. read more >>

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Video about the Parapsychological Association's website

Dr Nancy Zingrone has compiled a YouTube video introduction to the resources available to non-members and members of the Parapsychological Association.on its website. read more >>

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Recent Publications

Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I, by Michael Tymn

From the publisher’s website: As science flourished in the years leading up to World War I, religion floundered. Thus, the warring countries were little prepared to deal with the grief and despair that arose from millions of deaths. Apparently, the spirit world took notice, and, while greatly limited in its ability to communicate with us, the spirits managed to get through to more open-minded mourners, providing comfort and solace.  Messages, many of them very evidential, came from fallen warriors, through various mediums, telling their loved ones that they were still “alive” and still with them. This book is an anthology of their communication from the afterlife.

(The July 2014 issue of the SPR’s magazine Paranormal Review carries an interview with Michael Tymn by editor Leo Ruickbie, with an extract from the book.)

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Dead Men Talking. White Crow Books, July 2014. ISBN 978-1-910121-13-9