Mod+ Upcoming Conferences and Psi themed Events

#21
Free webinar hosted by IANDS.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12807198.htm
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12807198.htm

"Webinar to Give a Sneak Peak of Upcoming Conference on Near Death Studies - With a Focus on NDE's in Combat Soldiers
The webinar, starting at 11:00 a.m., CST, on Wednesday, July 1st, will discuss what the military is doing to treat combat soldiers that have experienced nde's due to battlefield wounds. Included in this discussion is a Vietnam Veteran that has survived this experience"

"IANDS is holding a 45-minute webinar at 11 a.m. CST, on Wednesday, July 1 with a panel of experts to discuss what near death experiences are (including combat soldiers)….and the many misconceptions and prejudices about the subject and the experiencers. THE MEDIA IS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THIS WEBINAR and interface live with the panelists via computer, phone or tablet. The panel of experts online for the webinar will include:
Panelist #1 – Mike Bongart, retired 1st Lieutenant, Assault Helicopter Company, Vietnam; experienced a Near Death Experience in 1968 when his UH-1 helicopter was shot down and a Viet Cong mortar round exploded when he and his crew were running for cover. After his NDE and neurosurgery, he recovered so well that he was sent back on active duty in 1971 to fly another tour with the 61st Assault Helicopter Company and to serve as its Operations Officer. He resigned from the service and earned a BS in Biomedical Communications and a Masters of Divinity degree. From 1992 to 2014 he served the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a minister of the Word and Sacrament, and is now a fully retired Reverend.

Panelist #2 - Diane Corcoran, R.N., Ph.D.; President, IANDS: Dr. Corcoran, a retired Army nurse/administrator/educator, served in the Army Nurse corps for 25 years, starting in Vietnam and ending as the Chief Administration in Frankfurt Army medical center during Desert Storm, providing direct patient care, education, consultation, supervision, health care administration, and project management.

Panelist #3 - Debbie James, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS; Debbie presently serves as the Director of the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing. She lectures throughout the country on multiple topics including Critical Care nursing, Death and Dying, Bio-ethics, and End-of-Life decisions. In 2009, Debbie co-authored and edited the first compilation of research on near-death experiences: “Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation.”

If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be taped and available within 24 hours of the webinar on youtube. The link is https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=iands+webinar "
 
#22
https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/1054892-opening-powerpoint-for-november-2015-book-expo

Introducing to the Book Expo, November 14th, 2015 : Introducing to the Book Expo, November 14 th , 2015 Presentations Today: 9:30am Eastern, Lisette Coly and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, Opening Session 10:00am Eastern, Prof Etzel Cardeña on Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21 st Century 11:00am Eastern, David Jaher on The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World 1:00pm Eastern, Allene Symons on Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science 2:00pm Eastern, Dr. Ed Kelly on Beyond Physicalism: Towards a Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality 3:00pm Eastern, Dr. Jim Tucker on Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Previous Lives 4:00pm Eastern, Dr. Ed May on Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism and Science (Vol. 1) and Extrasensory Perception: Theories of Psi 5:00pm Eastern, Lisette Coly and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, Closing Session
 
#23
I've enrolled with this even K9 but I'm confused. Is it streaming video or audio or what?
Thanks - tried to message you asking this but don't have access.
 
#24
http://the-azire.wiziq.com/course/139659-parapsychology-research-and-education-paramooc2016

If you're interested in the scientific study of psychic phenomena and want to hear some of the best and brightest international researchers in the field talk about their own research, and have access to discussions with a wide group of participants from students to new researchers to experiencers, then this is the course for you.

Following on the extraordinary success of last year's WizIQ MOOC Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education (also known as ParaMOOC2015), this year's MOOC will include over 15 guest lecturers, 4 presentations from the organizers, 4 to 5 discussion forums while the live classes are being given, monthly discussion forums on topics of the students' choice for six months after the live portion of the course is finished, at least 16 downloadable PowerPoint presentations, additional materials such as YouTube tutorials, recommended videos, a recommended book list, and certificates of completion.

Anyone who has an interest in the scientific and academic side of parapsychology and psychical research is invited to attend. No prerequisites or qualifications are required for the course, just your interest and enthusiasm for the topic.

The ParaMOOC series is a completely unique introduction to international scientists and academic researchers who work on a variety of phenomena including extrasensory perception, telepathy, near-death experiences, reincarnation, distant mental influence on living systems (the part of the field that addresses psychic healing), clairvoyance, mediumship, survival research and more.

The only way to have access to this kind of expertise and to these knowledgeable individuals outside of this course is to pay to attend the annual conferences of the Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychical Research, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the International Association for Near Death Studies, among other such organizations.

In this free WizIQ-based MOOC, not only will students have an opportunity to hear similar accomplished researchers talk about their own work, for live attendees there also will be plenty of time for questions after every talk. Those who can't join us in the live sessions will have access to the recordings of the presentations within hours of the live talk, as well as access to PowerPoint presentations, additional materials, as well as the course discussion page and each other on a 24/7 basis.

Here are the people who have confirmed their participation as guest lecturers as of January 5th, 2016 (more will be added later):

  • Professor Emeritus Dr. Antonia Mills of the University of British Columbia in Canada will discuss both her own research and Dr. Ian Stevenson's work with children who remember previous lives.
  • Dr. William Everist of Pima County College in Tucson, Arizona, USA will talk about his mediumship research and mediumship in general.
  • Dr. David Luke of the University of Greenwich in England will speak about psychedelics and ESP (extrasensory perception).
  • Professor Dr. Bernard Carr of Queen Mary College, University of London will discuss hyperdimensional ideas that might explain or at least accommodate psychic phenomena.
  • Dr. Ginette Nachman will talk about mind-body medicine and non-local influences in healing.
  • Professor Emeritus Erlendur Haraldsson of the University of Iceland will review his work studying apparitions of the dead.
  • Dr. Stephan Schmidt of the University of Freiburg will cover research on distant intentions.
  • Dr. Jan Holden of the University of North Texas will speak about near-death experiences with an overview of past research and some recent studies.
  • Dr. Renaud Evrard of the University of Lorraine in France will discuss clinical aspects of exceptional experiences.
  • Dr. Arnaud DeLorme who has appointments at both the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France and at the University of California in San Diego, will talk about the psychophysiology and neuroscience of mediumship.
  • Dr. Serena Roney-Dougal of the Psi Research Centre in Glastonbury, Somerset, England will speak about meditation and psi.
  • Dr. Patrizio Tressoldi of the University of Padova in Italy will cover ESP and generalized quantum theory.
  • Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado will discuss recent trends in historical writings about parapsychology and,
  • Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone will introduce students to scientific and academic research with a geographical overview of university units, private research centers, and individuals who are currently working on some aspect of psychic phenomena and belief.
Students who attend or view all the lectures and take part in discussions will come away from the course with a good understanding of the various people, topics, research methodologies and findings that are at the core of scientific and academic parapsychology. They will have a better understanding of the importance of psychic phenomena, who experiences them, and what they have to say about our nature as human beings. Students will also come to know about the connections of the field of parapsychology to other more mainstream sciences in a wide group of countries and cultures. And finally, if ParaMOOC2016 is as successful as last year's course on WizIQ (which has over 1000 enrollees at the moment), students will also have the opportunity to meet, get to know, and share their interests and experiences with a wide group of people from all over the world.

While the course does not prepare individuals for any formal certifications or exams specifically, students can work toward a certificate of completion or a certificate of completion with distinction issued by the Parapsychology Foundation.
 
#25
http://ascsi2.ning.com/

"ASCSI Conference in Chapel Hill/ Durham NC

The 41st annual Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies conference in Chapel Hill, NC, June 8-12, 2016

The 2016 conference topic is "Aspects of Consciousness."

There are four conference themes representing ASCSI sections. These are for people interested in specific subject areas within the "Aspects of Consciousness." They are:

  • Spiritual Mysticism and the Spiritual Transformative Experience
  • After-Death Experience and the Survival of Consciousness
  • Mind/Body Medicine: An Integrative Approach
  • Physics of Consciousness"
 
#26
2016 PA-SSE Convention

https://www.scientificexploration.org/2016-conference

The 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) and the 59th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association (PA) will be held at the newly renovated Millennium Hotel in Boulder, Colorado, from Monday, June 20, 2016, through Thursday June 23, 2016. A welcoming reception and registration is planned for Sunday evening, June 19, and an additional day for workshops, Friday, June 24, 2016. Although each organization has its own purview and style, the program will be fully integrated. Dr. Roger Nelson is the Executive Program Chair, working with his two co-chairs, Dr. Chantal Toporow for the SSE, and Dr. Renaud Evrard for the PA. The program will be a synergetic mix of presentations from PA and SSE members, and there will be no concurrent sessions. We will keep the meeting to 4 days by selecting the best submitted papers, and by using dynamic poster sessions as well as evening sessions for panels and special presentations.
Schedule and abstracts:
https://www.scribd.com/doc/315374864/2016-PA-SSE-Convention-Abstracts-of-Presented-Papers
 
#27
http://noetic.org/community/nextgen/webinar

Consciousness for the Next Generation Webinar Series

"Are you a young person interested in a career in the field of consciousness studies?


Do you want exclusive insight from experts and the latest in research?

Learn about the latest projects and theories in consciousness research, education, and application. Hear from top teachers and emerging leaders in the fields of mindbody healing, integrative technology, worldview transformation, psi and more!

Throughout the series you will learn:

  • Exciting developments in consciousness research across disciplines
  • How to pursue a career in the fields of consciousness research and study
  • Where the study of consciousness is heading and why it matters
  • Have an opportunity to ask the experts your questions
Hosted by IONS Next Gen, this webinar is for the generation coming of age during this crucial time on the planet, and for those who realize the importance of studying and pursuing careers within the field of consciousness to make a positive impact in the world.

Starting in July, tune in on the first and third Wednesday of the month to get started on your path to be a changemaker in this expanding field!

Registration is FREE."

 
#29
Online Physical Mediumship Course

http://psi-mart.com/pf-lyceum-online/

The Parapsychology Foundation Lyceum presents it’s first forum online this October. Using the WizIQ.com teaching platform, the forum, Physical Mediumship, will cover research both historical and modern. Opening to registration September 29th, 2016, the Forum’s WizIQ site will be available to registrants on Saturday October 8th, and will remain open for new registration until Saturday, November 14th. In the Forum site you will find not only the schedule of live presentations (and recordings later on), but PowerPoints, a reading list, supplemental materials such as articles and videos, as well as two live discussion forums, and a classroom discussion page that’s always available. A certificate of completion will also be sent to all registrants after the 15th of November, 2016.

If you’ve attended any of the Parapsychology Foundation’s online events, such as the yearly course Parapsychology Research and Education or the bi-annual PF Book Expo, you know how the WizIQ site and its virtual classroom will work. For those who are joining the PF’s online events for the first time, your welcome email will contain helpful information. Regular registration is $50 and student registration is $35. To register scroll down and click on the PF Lyceum Forum icon at the bottom of the page and choose your payment option.

Scholarships are also available by messaging us through the Parapsychology Foundation Facebook Group or dropping us a note through the Customer Service page on this website (see the menu below).
 
#30
http://pflyceum.wiziq.com/course/171232-parapsychology-foundation-book-expo-fall-2016

The Parapsychology Foundation is presenting the third in its series of PF Book Expos on WizIQ. The live sessions of the PF Book Expo Fall 2016 will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Four authors will talk about their recent books, touching on the content, the goals of their books, why they got involved in the process, what they learned along the way, and more. Each talk will be followed by a question and answer session involving the registrants. All three of the books are aimed at the intelligent reader, serious researchers in and students of consciousness and parapsychology. The day will begin with a welcoming session at Noon and end with a wrap up session at 5:00pm Eastern.

Guest lecturers at the Parapsychology Foundation Book Expo Fall 2016 will be:

  • Dr. Julia Mossbridge of the Institute for Noetic Sciences will present Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness, which she co-authored with first author Dr. Imants Baruss. Dr. Mossbridge is an experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist at the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and a Visiting Scholar in Psychology at Northwestern University. Dr. Baruss is a Professor of Psychology at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario. Published by the American Psychological Association this year, in Transcendent Mind, Baruss and Mossbridge utilize findings from quantum mechanics, special relativity, philosophy, and paranormal psychology to build a rigorous, scientific investigation into the origins and nature of human consciousness. Along the way, they examine the scientific literature on concepts such as mediumship, out-of-body and near-death experiences, telekinesis, “apparent” vs. “deep time,” and mind-to-mind communication, and introduce eye-opening ideas about our shared reality. The result is a revelatory tour of the “post-materialist” world and a roadmap for consciousness research in the twenty-first century.
  • Dr. Renaud Evrard will present Enquete sur 150 ans de parapsychologie: La legende de l'espirt [A Survey of 150 years of Parapsychology: The Legend of the Spirit] published by the publishing house Trajectoir. Dr. Evrard is a clinical psychologist and a professor at the University of Lorraine. He is also the Co-Founder of Center for Information, Research and Counseling on Exceptional Experiences (CIRCEE). The book presents the results of Dr. Evrard’s historical research into scientific interest in paranormal phenomena in France, the men and women who studied the topic (including Pierre Curie and Charles Richet), their studies, their findings, and the relationship of the early discipline to the psychology of the day.
  • Titus Rivas and Rodolf Smit will present The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences co-authored with second author Anny Dirven. Titus Rivas has published a variety of books and articles on paranormal phenomena, is the co-founder of the Athanasia Foundation which focuses on evidence for the survival of bodily death, reincarnation and spiritual evoluation. Anny Dirven (1935-2016), who was paranormally gifted, was a researcher for the Athanasia Foundation, and a frequent co-author on books in Dutch with Rivas. Smit is the current editor of the Dutch quarterly Terugkeer (Return), the periodical of the Dutch Network for Near-Death Experiences. The English version was translated and edited by Dr. Jan Holden, a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the University of North Texas. She is also the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. The Self Does Not Die is the result of carefully studying and describing many convincing and corrobated cases, during those which occurred during cardiac arrest. The authors have gone back to the original sources, interviewing the people involved in each case whenever possible. Their collection is unique and empirical, worthy of scholarly attention.
The Parapsychology Foundation Fall 2016 Book Expo is aimed at individuals who are interested in scientific parapsychology, its theory and phenomena, and in consciousness, near-death experiences, and the history of the field. You don’t need any particular level of education to enjoy the Expo, just curiosity about the topics.
 
#31
http://the-azire.wiziq.com/course/178247-parapsychology-research-and-education-paramooc2017

If you're interested in the scientific study of psychic phenomena and want to hear some of the best and brightest international researchers in the field talk about their own research, and have access to discussions with a wide group of participants from students to new researchers to experiencers, then this is the course for you.

Following on the extraordinary success of the first two courses in the WizIQ-based ParaMOOC series, Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education (also known as ParaMOOC2015) and Parapsychology Research and Education (also known as ParaMOOC2016), this year's ParaMOOC will include over a dozen guest lecturers, 4 presentations from the organizers, 4 to 5 discussion forums while the live classes are being given, monthly discussion forums on topics of the students’ choice for six months after the live portion of the course is finished both in the ParaMOOC2017 virtual classroom on WizIQ and at The AZIRE Library and Learning Center in the virtual world Second Life, at least 16 downloadable PowerPoint presentations, and additional materials such as YouTube tutorials, recommended videos, and a recommended book list.

Anyone who has an interest in the scientific and academic side of parapsychology, psychical research, anomalistic psychology and/or consciousness is invited to attend. No prerequisites or qualifications are required for the course, just your interest and enthusiasm for the topic. A certificate of completion will be issued by the Parapsychology Foundation to those who have attended or viewed 10 presentations across the duration of the course. Those who also submit a written or recorded reflection on the 10 presentations they attend or view may request a certificate of completion with distinction.

The ParaMOOC series is a completely unique introduction to international scientists and academic researchers who work on a variety of phenomena including extrasensory perception, telepathy, near-death experiences, reincarnation, distant mental influence on living systems (the part of the field that addresses psychic healing), clairvoyance, mediumship, survival research and more.

The only way to have access to this kind of expertise and to these knowledgeable individuals outside of this course is to pay to attend the annual conferences of the Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychical Research, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the International Association for Near Death Studies, among other such organizations.

In this free WizIQ-based MOOC, not only will students have an opportunity to hear accomplished researchers talk about their own work, for live attendees, with only one presentation scheduled on the day, there also will be plenty of time for questions after every talk. Those who can’t join us in the live sessions will have access to the recordings of the presentations within hours of the live talk, as well as the PowerPoint presentations and additional materials. The course discussion page will be available to all attendees on a 24/7 basis.

Among those guest lecturers who have confirmed but have not as yet submitted biographies and abstracts: Dr. Peter Bancel (France), Dr. Edward F. Kelly (Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia), Dr. Gerhard Mayer (Institut für Grenzegebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygeine, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany), and Dr. Fabio da Silva (Brazil). Here is the list of guest speakers who have provided abstracts and biographical materials (more information on each of these events will appear in the descriptions of the individual live sessions):

  • Dr. Daryl Bem will report on the results of several laboratory experiments that test for precognition, the apparent retroactive influence on a person’s current emotions, thoughts, or behaviors by a future event that could not have been anticipated through any known inferential process. He will also discuss successful attempts to replicate his results by 69 independent investigators from 33 different laboratories located in 14 different countries. Dr. Bem is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Cornell University in the United States and is well known for his publications in social psychology and in parapsychology.
  • Jack Hunter, who is near to completion of his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Bristol in England, will provide an overview of the fields of transpersonal anthropology, the anthropology of consciousness and, the most recent development in this lineage, paranthropology. After outlining the contributions of these fields to the development of a new approach to the investigation of so-called non-ordinary realities, Hunter highlights the need for ethnographers to participate in the transpersonal practices and experiences of their informants. Hunter is also the founder and editor of Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal.
  • Dr. Christopher Laursen recently obtained his doctorate from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He is a historian of religions, sciences, and the environment. His presentation will review the growth and usefulness of the notion that psychological dynamics of “focus persons” are related to the phenomena of poltergeist cases. In addition to recently published book chapters and articles, he is working on a book that builds on his doctoral thesis.
  • Dr. Everton Maraldi will present on the concept of creative dissociation as it is expressed in artistic mediumship. The data he reviews, gathered from 1998 through 2013, include psychophysiological measures, psychological tests, artistic material, observational materials and some basic socio-demographic and biographical information. Maraldi is a post-doc at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil and a member of InterPsi: The Laboratory of Anomalistic Psychology and Psychosocial Processes also at USP.
  • Dr. Julia Mossbridge is a Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California in the United States, the CEO and Research Director of Mossbridge Institute, LLC, the Science Director at Focus@Will, and a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University. She is also the 2014 winner of the Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award from the Parapsychological Association. Her talk will focus on nonconscious processes that may have better access to future events that we generally think of as “unpredictable.” The experimental and theoretical investigation of these effects, also known as presentiment or predictive anticipatory activity (PAA), will be a focus of her discussion.
  • Dr. Masayuki Ohkado will present an examination of life-between-life memories, memories of the womb, and memories of birth, showing how these memories share some common characteristics with past-life memories as established over 50 years of intensive studies by Dr. Ian Stevenson and others. Ohkado is currently a Professor in the Graduate School of Global Humanities and Faculty of General Education at Chubu University in Japan, and a visiting professor at the Division of Perceptual Studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia in the United States.
  • Dr. Alejandro Parra's talk will focus on a psychometry-based ESP experiment that allowed his research group to explore new strategies for using and appraising the “token-object” effect. Parra is the founder and President of the Instituto de Psicología Paranormal in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as a past-President of the Parapsychological Association, the association for serious scientists and scholars with an interest in the investigation of psychic phenomena.
  • Dr. Alexander Sech Junior’s presentation will deal with the (re)emergence of the “occult” with research on psychic phenomena in the English-speaking context of Victorian and Edwardian science. Dr. Sech Junior completed his doctorate recently with a dissertation that focused on William James and psychical research. He is a member of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil and of the Research Center in History and Philosophy of Psychology at the same university.
  • Dr. Christine Simmonds-Moore will introduce students to the relationship of synesthesias and psychic phenomena. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia in the United States and is also well-known for her research on schizotypy, the focus of her doctorate at the University of Northampton in England some years ago.
  • Charmaine Sonnex will review her doctoral research on non-contact healing in which she developed an up-to-date overview of the current state of distance healing research, to assess the methodological quality of such research, and to determine if a positive healing effect has been demonstrated. In the final stages of obtaining her PhD at the University of Northampton (England), Sonnex is also an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at the same university.
Students who attend or view all the lectures and take part in discussions will come away from the course with a good understanding of the various people, topics, research methodologies and findings that are at the core of scientific and academic parapsychology. They will have a better understanding of the importance of psychic phenomena, who experiences them, and what they have to say about our nature as human beings. Students will also come to know about the connections of the field of parapsychology to other more mainstream sciences in a wide group of countries and cultures. And finally, if ParaMOOC2017 is as successful as the two previous courses on WizIQ were (the two courses combined have over 1300 enrollees from more than 30 countries), students will also have the opportunity to meet, get to know, and share their interests and experiences with a wide group of people from all over the world.

While the course does not prepare individuals for any formal certifications or exams specifically, students can work toward a certificate of completion issued by the Parapsychology Foundation.
 
#33
https://www.meetup.com/Central-VA-IONS-Community-Group/events/237055603/

January 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Richmond VA.
Central VA IONS Community Group, January Meeting and 21st Anniversary event featuring a talk by Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D.

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road, (NW corner of River and Ridge Roads), Richmond VA.

Program Title: "Parapsychology in Context – Towards a Personal Reconciliation of Science and Spirit." The IONS 21st Anniversary Program will feature a talk by Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D., author of numerous scholarly works such as "Irreducible Mind" and "Beyond Physicalism" and Professor of Research at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) in Charlottesville, VA.
 
#34
Loyd Auerbach, a well-established author, educator, and paranormal researcher here in the Bay Area, will be giving a free-to-attend talk at Sofia University on Saturday, January 28th in the Gaia room at 3PM regarding his decades of experience investigating poltergeists, hauntings, mental and physical mediumship and more. All are invited to attend this hour-long talk of Mr. Auerbach's experiences with parapsychology and the paranormal.

LOYD AUERBACH, M.S. (Parapsychology), Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations (since 1989) and President of the Forever Family Foundation (since 2013), has been in the field for over 35 years focusing on parapsychological education and field investigation. He has just reprinted his first book, ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Parapsychologist's Handbook, for its 30th anniversary. He is the author of 9 other books including The Ghost Detectives' Guide to Haunted San Francisco, co-authored with the late renowned psychic Annette Martin. In 2014, he released ESP WARS: East and West, covering the psychic spying programs of the US and Soviet Union/Russia, co-authored by Dr. Edwin C. May (who ran the US program), Dr. Victor Rubel, and Joseph McMoneagle (the project's #1 remote viewer). He is a professor at Atlantic University and JFK University, and teaches Parapsychology (local and distance) through HCH Institute in Lafayette, California and online courses through the Rhine Education Center. He is on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center and the advisory board of the Windbridge Institute.His media appearances on TV, radio and in print number in the thousands, including ESPN's SportsCenter, ABC's The View, Oprah, and Larry King Live. He works as a parapsychologist, professional mentalist/psychic entertainer, public speaking & media/social media skills coach, and as a professional chocolatier. Visit his public speaking site at www.speakasyourself.com and his main website at www.mindreader.com
 
#35
https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/calendar-2/#action=calp_agenda&calp_item_id=6

*Public Lecture Event*
On February 22, 2017, 12:30-1:30 pm, the researchers of teh Division of Perceptual Studies will present their research at the UVA School of Medicine Medical Center Hour, Pinn Hall (formerly Jordan Hall) Auditorium, Charlottesville, VA
“Life After Death? 50 Years of Research at UVA”
This special presentation of the research being done at DOPS is free and open to the public. The DOPS faculty presenting their research will be: Jim Tucker, on children who claim to recall past lives; Bruce Greyson, on near-death experiences; Kim Penberthy, on meditation and altered states; and Edward Kelly on implications of this research for the relationship of mind and brain.

https://med.virginia.edu/biomedical...ucker-md-edward-kelly-phd-j-kim-penberthy-phd
 
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#36
http://beyondbeing.wfu.edu/

This is a free two day event featuring some of the researchers from UVA's DOPS. If you can't attend in person, you can watch via livestream.

Full Schedule and speaker list can be found here.

Wednesday, March 22nd
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Farrell Hall Broyhill Auditorium, Wake Forest University

Moderator:
Fadel Zeidan, PhD Wake Forest School of Medicine

Panelists:

  • Kim Penberthy, PhD, ABPP, Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia; Founding member of UVA Contemplative Science Center; Co-Director of the Effective Coping and Communication Skills for Physicians
  • Ed Kelly, PhD; Professor in the Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia
  • Shamini Jain, PhD; Founder Consciousness and Healing Initiative; Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego
Thursday, March 23rd
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education

475 Vine Street; Tiered Classroom #5107, 5th floor

Keynote: Jeff Olsen, Founder @One; (near-death experience)

Moderator: Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD; Caryl J. Guth Chair in Integrative Medicine and Professor Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Panelists:

  • Jim Tucker, MD Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia; Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies
  • Bruce Greyson, MD Chester F. Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director Emeritus of the Division of Perceptual Studies and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Ulrike Wiethaus, Professor Department of Religious Studies, Wake Forest University
 
#38
Rethinking Madness: Psychosis and Spiritual Awakening, an online town hall discussion.
March 22 2017, at 11 AM PST

https://crazywisefilm.com/online-town-hall/

Over the past 30 years, the broken brain and chemical imbalance theory of “mental illness” has had mixed results at best. While sales of psychoactive pharmaceuticals have increased 8000%, suicide and mental health disability rates in the US have also shot up.

It’s time we rethink madness. Are there spiritual aspects to mental illness? Is psychosis related to spiritual enlightenment or shamanism? Is there a relationship between shamanism, spiritual enlightenment and psychosis? Are these just breakdowns, or can they be breakthroughs?

CRAZYWISE film in collaboration with Shades of Awakening invites you to a live discussion about how we can bring change to the current paradigm that governs the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental emotional distress.

It’s time to shift the conversation, in our homes, in our hospitals and in our communities.

Join host Dabney Alix of Shades of Awakening for a live discussion and Q&A with panelists Gabor Mate, Robert Whitaker, Will Hall, Ekhaya Esima and CRAZYWISE director Phil Borges.
 
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