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Past Events

November 28, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
Following a very successful talk, in August of this year, Jan has agreed to come back and tell us more about this topic! Of all the people who survive a close brush with death, 80-90% remember nothing unusual, but 10-20% report that during the experience, their consciousness functioned lucidly, perceiving the material world from a position outside the physical body and/or perceiving and interacting with beings and environments not of the material world. In this webinar, Jan will present a...
November 26, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
As a continuation of the celebration of our 140th anniversary, this study day will focus on further historical aspects of our founding. The five distinguished speakers will discuss both academic aspects, such as the links with philosophy, psychology and biology, and sociological aspects, including the important role of women. The day will end with a general discussion, with audience participation, and a look to the future.
November 14, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel this SPR webinar with Dr Leo Ruickbie on ‘The Ghost in the Time Machine’. We apologise for the short notice and are now liaising with Dr Ruickbie to try and arrange a new time slot, so keep an eye on the website for updated details on this. Remember, we also have our Study Day on 26th November celebrating 140 years of the SPR. Our next webinar will be with on Monday 28th November with Dr Jan Holden who will be giving the second part...
October 24, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
Many spiritual traditions include accounts of supernormal psi-like powers that are sometimes associated with fasting and vegetarianism. For example, shamans may use fasting to support apparent abilities such as controlling the weather, and many yogis who are strict vegetarians are said to exhibit powers such as psychokinesis and telepathy. In more modern times, a number of figures such as Hereward Carrington, Edgar Cayce, and Rudolf Steiner have related fasting and vegetarianism to both...
September 27, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
FOR SPR MEMBERS ONLY. Ciaran Farrell and Dennis Bury, are your hosts and chairs for the evening, and we would like to open up the topic of Precognition to you, for your consideration. The discussion will be an open one and led by us. We will be online again, thanks to requests from members, and specially our overseas members outside the UK, who wrote in valuing our online format.
September 9, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
The Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research will be held this year in digital form using Zoom technology during the weekend 9 -11 September, 2022. We have invited talks from Leo Ruickbie, David Marks and Harald Walach. The other talks will be grouped as: SURVIVAL THEMES; SPONTANEOUS PHENOMENA; CONSCIOUSNESS & PSI; LABORATORY STUDIES & SURVEYS.
September 9, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
45th INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPR Online via Zoom Friday 9th September to Sunday 11th September
August 15, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
Of all the people who survive a close brush with death, 80-90% remember nothing unusual, but 10-20% report that during the experience, their consciousness functioned lucidly, perceiving the material world from a position outside the physical body and/or perceiving and interacting with beings and environments not of the material world. In this webinar, Jan will present a summary of over 40 years of research on near-death experiences, including their contents; aftereffects; relationship to other...
July 11, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
Dr Orme-Johnson’s talk will review research showing that Transcendental Meditation produces a peaceful mind, peaceful body, and peaceful social behaviour for a peaceful world.
June 20, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
In this talk Dr Eric Dullin will follow-up on his presentation at the SSE-PA connexion 2021 focusing on the phenomenology of Poltergeist/hauntings/RSPK cases. The presentation will cover its evolution over the years since the middle ages, based on a database of more than 500 cases. Some new findings will be presented concerning the evolution of the structure/sequence of events according to the duration of the cases, and the results of a new clustering approach he has conducted since the work of...
May 23, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
Mediumship can be defined as the alleged ability to communicate regularly with deceased personalities. This is a phenomenon found in many societies around the world and can reveal itself in numerous ways such as hearing or seeing spirits, speaking or writing under the influence of spirits, and spirit possession, amongst others. Mediumistic experiences have been described as having dissociative and psychotic-like characteristics, and may occur in both religious and non-religious contexts. Many...
May 10, 2022
at Online via Zoom.
THIS EVENT IS FOR SPR MEMBERS ONLY and will be a small group - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. For those of us who remember, the Forum was an occasion where we gathered at SPR HQ under the leadership of Prof John Poynton and Mary Rose Barrington and debated a recent article in one of our SPR publications. Many of you have attended SPR Webinars held on Zoom which have been very useful for our overseas members. Unfortunately, we cannot hold Forum meetings as we used to at Vernon Mews due to Covid, but...