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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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Have you had an ‘Out-of-Body Experience'? Request for research participants

If you have experienced one or more OBEs, researchers at Nottingham Trent University are interested to hear from you about your experience(s). read more >>

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Recent Publications

Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet, by Craig Weiler

From the author’s website: In journalistic fashion, Craig Weiler relates what began as a seemingly harmless attempt to make sure that TED talk videos maintained a high standard and how this exploded into a wild scientific controversy. When the nonprofit company took down one of their YouTube videos by scientist Rupert Sheldrake, who had given a speech on the philosophy of science, they ignited a fierce discussion that eventually grew to include hundreds of people spanning the globe. For a while, ordinary folks, distinguished scientists, Internet trolls and even a Nobel Prize winning physicist all got together to hash out the greatest scientific controversy . . . ever.

Further information on the author and the book can be found here:

Psi Wars. Published by Craig Weiler, December 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1494389000