April 25, 2020
Annual General Meeting of the Society
April 25, 2020
Psychical research aspires to be a science and yet appears to be incompatible with the reductionist, materialistic science which currently prevails. Indeed, however strong the evidence for psi, its reality is sometimes rejected on these very grounds. However, the old-fashioned materialistic paradigm was overthrown a century ago with the advent of relativity and quantum theory and more recent developments across a variety of academic disciplines point to a new “post-materialist” paradigm which...
April 2, 2020
Out-of-body experiences, consciousness and Metacomputics
March 5, 2020
Making a case for the survival of consciousness after death in the twenty-first century seems a tall order.
February 13, 2020
In the SPR's PSI Encyclopedia, Barrie Colvin states that: “Poltergeist activity is very rare, and often lasts only a few days or weeks”. However, is that really the case?
December 5, 2019
Experimental Psychologist and magician Dr Matt Tompkins will discuss how Hodgson & Davey’s (1887) research on magic illusions and testimony set the stage for contemporary developments in the ‘science of magic.’
November 16, 2019
Psychical research will only become academically respectable once some space has been made for it within the various branches of science, in particular, physics, biology, psychology and neuroscience.
October 9, 2019
The suggested focus is the subject of Reincarnation Reports.
September 20, 2019
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July 18, 2019
The experience of leaving one's body, either momentarily, or to seemingly travel to a distant location, is not uncommon: Up to one in four of us report having had such an experience. We revisit past work on out-of-body experiences (OBEs) with a view to (a) better understand the nature and range of OBEs; (b) assess the evidence that something (e.g. consciousness) does leave the body during an OBE; and (c) explore the psychological impact of OBEs.
June 6, 2019
An examination of haunting cases from two different perspectives. Ghost hunters and parapsychologists often disagree on the causes of haunting.
May 23, 2019
Despite no sign of a natural healing ability, Sandy Edwards trained to be a spiritual healer with a non-religious UK charity (the Healing Trust). Ten years later, she instigated probably the largest clinical trial of healing in the world.