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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1 Oct 2015 - 7:00pm

Zofia Weaver is a past editor of the Journal and Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research. Her main areas of interest in psychical research include spontaneous cases and the investigation of famous Polish psychics. Together with Mary Rose Barrington and the late Professor Ian Stevenson she has written a comprehensive study of the Polish clairvoyant Stefan Ossowiecki, published in 2005. Her book on the physical mediumship of the Polish medium Franek Kluski was published earlier this year.

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Psychic News article on SPR participation in mediumship research

The latest issue of Psychic News (September 2015) carries an article by Lew Sutton on a presentation given at the recent SPR conference by Professor Chris Roe on mediumship research. read more >>

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SPR library on Londonist website

The Londonist website, which is devoted to promoting London, has an article on its website listing interesting London libraries. The first of these is that of the SPR. read more >>

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New Headquarters for SPR

The SPR has moved offices. After over twenty years at Marloes Rd we have moved a short distance away in Kensington, London. There will inevitably be some disruption to services, but we will try to keep this to a minimum. read more >>

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Recent Publications

Medical Pioneers of a Different Kind: Towards a New Paradigm integrating Body, Mind and Spirit, by Carmen Gleadow

From the publisher’s website: In the second half of the twentieth century, a small number of doctors in the United States found themselves, quite independently from one another, undertaking what turned out to be pioneering research on unusual phenomena. The phenomena included claims of having lived before, or reincarnation, out-of-body and near-death experiences (OBEs and NDEs). These phenomena encompassed the three realms that, according to the Ancients, were inherent in human beings: body, mind and spirit. Their research opened up new fields of enquiry in medicine.

The doctors and their original publications are known globally and include: Ian Stevenson, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Raymond A. Moody, Bruce Greyson, Michael Sabom, Kenneth Ring and Melvin Morse.  What prompted the researchers along the new paths were people’s accounts of a previous life; patients’ reported observations of resuscitation attempts by medical staff; and accounts of having gone some way into ‘the beyond’ while close to death. The researchers’ initial reaction to such reports ranged from surprise to bewilderment, even disbelief. Nevertheless, they listened to patients and started investigating the phenomena. This was no easy task, since their research took them well beyond the comfort zone of classical medical assumptions in which they had trained.

Medical Pioneers. Parsons Porch, November 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0692335260