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March 22, 2018
at SPR
The aim of the lecture will be about the occurrence of certain unusual perceptual experiences in hospital settings often related by nurses and carers. The most common experiences are sensing a presence and/or apparitions, hearing noises, voices or dialogues, crying or complaining, intuitions and extrasensory experiences and as listeners of experiences of their patients, such as near-death experiences, religious interventions, and many anomalous experiences in relation with children. Nurses...
March 1, 2018
at SPR
Rex Stanford in his PA Presidential address asked: “Are we Scientists or Shamans”? Ken Batcheldor, in his table tipping experiments, used high spirits, alcohol and trickery to entice the table to dance. In Paranthropology, we are doing research in cultures for whom magic is part and parcel of life, and for whom the psychic phenomena are the tools of that magic. Psi and magic are inextricably linked.
February 15, 2018
at SPR
Consciousness and Platonic Computation - Unification of Consciousness, Mind and Matter by Metacomputics
December 13, 2017
at SPR
Three philosophical giants – Henry Sidgwick, William James, Henri Bergson – honoured our Society by delivering outstanding presidential addresses, which were featured in the ‘president’s letters’ in Issues 80-83 of Paranormal Review. They grappled with problems that are still largely unresolved. In this meeting, their forward-looking views will be discussed, together with a review of what advances have been made in the 100 years following their work. John Poynton will lead the discussion, to be...
November 23, 2017
at SPR
Erlendur Haraldsson, a psychologist, has over two decades of experience behind him, having investigated some one hundred cases in the field. He worked closely with Ian Stevenson, M.D., of the University of Virginia, who began systematic studies of “cases of the reincarnation type,” but soon broke new ground with psychological studies of children who insist they remember episodes from past lives.
November 4, 2017
at SPR
There is good evidence of a telepathic bond between humans and their companion animals, and cats are notorious for finding their way home using an unfamiliar route.  At the lower end of the biological spectrum, experiments suggest that mental influence from humans can have an effect on the collective behaviour and development of lesser life forms.
October 17, 2017
at SPR
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY-BOOKED REPORTS OF THE US GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PSI PROGRAM—1972-1995 During the Cold War, the U.S. government began investigation into claims of "psychic" abilities under laboratory conditions in hopes of realizing their intelligence applications. Best known by its last codename Stargate, it is the largest funded research program in the history of psi research receiving about $20 million in funding from 1972 to 1995. The Stargate Archives includes all final...
September 1, 2017
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July 12, 2017
at SPR
In the Autumn 2016 edition of the Paranormal Review there were various articles on animals and psi, among them one by Dr Zofia Weaver on materialisation by the Polish medium Franek Kluski of strange animals, birds and grotesque creatures, though at other times at séances with the same medium human figures would materialise and be recognised by sitters as their deceased loved ones, and interacting with them appropriately.
April 29, 2017
at SPR
The study day will consider the general theme of the future of ghost hunting and how the SPR should adjust its role in light of the large number of amateur groups now involved. Many illustrious scientists brought their expertise to the field in the early days of the SPR but in the current media-driven age where are the scientists now? Who are the ghost hunters? What do they do and why? How can they improve their prospects of catching ghosts in the future? The contributors include several...