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The SPR in the Northants Herald and Post

The Northants Herald and Post has published an article outlining projects that will be conducted by the University of Northampton's Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes with financial assistance from the SPR read more >>

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Paranormal Review Special Report on Preserving the Collections of Parapsychology

The latest issue of the SPR's magazine, Paranormal Review, is a special devoted to the subject of preserving the collections of psychical research and parapsychology. It brings together many of the contributors to a conference on the subject held in Utrecht earlier this year. read more >>

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'Dealing With Ghosts: Some friendly advice for journalists, T.V. researchers and writers'

C. J. Romer has written a blog post giving advice to media people wanting to contact experts on psychical research-related matters. read more >>

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Recent Publications

Why Materialism Is Baloney: How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything, by Bernardo Kastrup

From the publisher’s website: A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptical non-materialist metaphysics according to which the body is in mind, not mind in the body.

The present framing of the cultural debate in terms of materialism versus religion has allowed materialism to go unchallenged as the only rationally-viable metaphysics. This book seeks to change this. It uncovers the absurd implications of materialism and then, uniquely, presents a hard-nosed non-materialist metaphysics substantiated by skepticism, hard empirical evidence, and clear logical argumentation. It lays out a coherent framework upon which one can interpret and make sense of every natural phenomenon and physical law, as well as the modalities of human consciousness, without materialist assumptions. According to this framework, the brain is merely the image of a self-localization process of mind, analogously to how a whirlpool is the image of a self-localization process of water. The brain doesn’t generate mind in the same way that a whirlpool doesn’t generate water. It is the brain that is in mind, not mind in the brain. Physical death is merely a de-clenching of awareness. The book closes with a series of educated speculations regarding the afterlife, psychic phenomena, and other related subjects.

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Why Materialism Is Baloney. Iff Books, April 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1782793625