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January 31, 2022
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Scopaesthaesia, also known as the sense of being stared at or stare detection, is very widely experienced and the great majority of people including children say they have turned around to find someone looking at them. This sensitivity also seems to be widespread among animals and may have evolved in the context of predator-prey relationships. Yet there has so far been very little research on the subject and the very existence of this phenomenon goes against conventional materialist theory that...
December 13, 2021
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We are entering an age of scientific discovery that is beginning to chip away at longstanding ideas about how time works. But more than 30 years ago portions of the intelligence community (IC) became aware of the science supporting precognition -- the often-underdeveloped human capacity to retrieve accurate information about events not determined or revealed until after the information is already retrieved. An idea not yet mainstreamed in polite scientific circles largely due to taboo,...
November 22, 2021
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Diane Hennacy Powell: "My work with autistic savants has led me to conclude that savants might experience OBEs on a regular basis. OBEs have been a means of obtaining non-local information during remote viewing and might also play a central role in savant syndrome. Perhaps acquired savant syndrome and near death experiences are both major transformational experiences for consciousness because they both have an OBE component. This lecture will explore the reasons for my hypothesis and its...
September 19, 2021
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The Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research will be held this year in digital form using Zoom technology during the weekend 18-19 September, 2021. With invited speakers Prof. Bernard Carr, Dr Jim Tucker, Prof. Stanley Krippner, Prof. Christine Simmonds-Moore, Prof. Bruce Greyson and Dr Marjorie Woollacott
September 6, 2021
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The gold standard in biomedical research is the multi-center, multi-blinded, randomized control trial (RCT). In pharmacological research the RCT is termed a Phase III clinical trial. Dr. Gary Schwartz has adapted these core goals and RCT methods for documenting computer automated spirit presence and communication effects. As outlined in an article in EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing to be published in the fall of 2021, the goals are: (1) to use currently available, reliable, and...
July 26, 2021
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In this talk, the speaker will present some of the main scientific discoveries of Sir William Crookes as well as Crookes’ immense contribution and legacy for Psychical Research. Additionally, the speaker will discuss in depth some of the psychic phenomena Crookes researched in line with the science at the time. The speaker will also comment on the current discoveries found in science which can potentially be associated with those phenomena.
July 5, 2021
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Thoughtography refers to the ability to impress images directly onto photographic film by mind and provides important and fertile ground to study the relationship between consciousness, mind and matter. Although thoughtographic experiments discontinued in the West after Ted Serios stopped producing them in the 1960s significant development has taken place in China since the late 1980s. The range and type of thoughtographic images produced in China have been dramatically extended. In addition,...
June 14, 2021
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In this presentation, Dr Maraldi will review psychological research on paranormal beliefs and experiences and discuss some of the conceptual and methodological problems in these studies from a parapsychological perspective.
May 24, 2021
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In this talk, Dr Simmonds-Moore will discuss recent research conducted at the University of West Georgia on the psychology and parapsychology of ghost experiences. Synaesthesia will be discussed as playing a key role in the aetiology of a range of paranormal experiences, but in particular experiences of ghosts. Synaesthesia occurs when an inducing stimulus (the inducer) results in the usual response plus an additional response (the concurrent). I will discuss how synaesthesia is implicated in...
May 17, 2021
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In this talk Dr Dullin will present an overview of some of the Telekinesis research that has been carried out at LAPDC (Anomalous Psychophysics and Cognitive Dissonance Laboratory) concerning potential human influence on light spinning objects. The presentation will include some background information on the topic of telekinesis and will also include some videos of recordings by some lab members showing the use of telekinesis to move small spinning objects.
April 24, 2021
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This study day will celebrate the contributions of three eminent psychical researchers who sadly died in the past year, with particular reference to their work on the evidence for survival. Each of these luminaries will be the focus of a session featuring two SPR members who knew them well. The day will end with a general discussion and audience participation.
April 12, 2021
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'This talk will cover my research into different beliefs and why we believe in certain things and not others. It will look at the personality types potentially associated with what we believe and how these beliefs might affect the way we think. This talk will cover differences in thinking and personality and cover the issues with researching paranormal belief and whether a particular mindset or way of thinking are required to believe in the paranormal. I will also talk about how research...