Mod+ Upcoming Conferences and Psi themed Events

#42
https://www.facebook.com/psychicalresearchfoundation/posts/917295675075435

A new multimedia art exhibit focusing on alleged encounters and communications with spirits of the dead, entitled "Medium," is set to open soon at Kennesaw State University's Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia. The exhibit will include works by Susan MacWilliam, who has previously filmed several documentaries relating to parapsychological topics, including "Some Ghosts," which profiled the PRF's first research director, the late William Roll. Selected archival materials from the William Roll Collection at the University of West Georgia's Ingram Library will also be on display. A reception to mark the exhibit opening is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. Eastern Time; it will be free and open to the public. For more information on the event and the upcoming exhibition, be sure to see the museum's webpage:

http://zuckerman.kennesaw.edu/events/medium.php

For more information on the documentaries filmed by Susan MacWilliam, check out her website at http://www.susanmacwilliam.com
 
#43
Question and answer period with Eben Alexander and Karen Newell about their book Living in a Mindful Universe via Free Facebook Livestream on Monday Oct 30 2017 at 7:30 PM Eastern.

http://bit.ly/2zyWHWC

Journey into the Heart of Consciousness

The universe is evolving in vast and fascinating ways, and you are not only part of it—you are it. The Mindful Universe in which we live is self-aware, and learning, and evolving. As you come to know this fully through direct personal experience, you discover firsthand the pathway toward perfect harmony with all that is.

Eben will tell about his journey since his near-death experience in 2008, and how life is never only one soul's journey: it is about a massive evolution of consciousness in which everyone partakes. What he learned changed everything he knew about the brain, mind, and consciousness and drove him to ask a question confounding the entire scientific community: How do you explain the origins of consciousness if it is not a byproduct of the brain? His challenge relates to a revolutionary shift now underway within our modern scientific understanding.

Eben and Karen will both talk about the value of regular meditation practice to strengthening our connection with the inner observer – allowing us to apply profound understanding and influence in the course of our daily lives. Our hearts interconnect and exchange information with others, as we co-create this grand evolution of consciousness itself. And, we are all essential to this evolution of consciousness. We cannot simply opt out, so it is incumbent on each of us to pay attention to why we are here and what is our purpose.

They will answer questions and share additional information about free online resources and links to upcoming in-person events.
 
#44
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/become-the-force-the-science-of-the-jedi-tickets-38933674669

Date and Time
Thu 2 November 2017
19:30 – 21:30 PDT

Location
Earthrise at IONS
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
United States

Join Jediist Masters: Professor Loyd Auerbach, Dr Julia Mossbridge and Brooks Palmer, with an introduction from Daniel M. Jones - Founder of the Church of Jediism, for the answers as they discuss the science behind the Jedi and the power of the force.

Over the course of this two-hour event Professor Loyd Auerbach, Professor Paranormal to his friends, will delve into the psychic side of the Jedi, including a demonstration of real-life Jedi Mind Tricks.

Dr Julia Mossbridge will explore the creative and scientific grounding of the force, its real-life applications and how you can channel this power yourself.

Brooks Palmer will reveal the secrets of decluttering your space and mind so that you have clarity of thought and action.

The event will be kicked off with a keynote video from Daniel M. Jones discussing the history of the Church of Jediism and the lessons it teaches. Daniel will join us live at the end of the event to take questions on Jediism and the science of the Jedi.
 
#45
Death Faire
November 5, 2017

Noon – 8 PM
The Plant, 220 Lorax Ln. Pittsboro, NC

http://abundancenc.org/event/death-faire-2nd-annual/

Join us for a rich day of celebration and remembrance! This event as an actual fair…. there’s a little something for everyone! Workshops. Vendors. DED Talks. Kid’s Activities. Interactive Altar. Meditation. Fire Spinning. Live music. Food trucks. Cash Bar. Candles everywhere. Dance and celebrate. This does not have to be a deep dive into the darkest corners of your soul. But if you want to go there, we welcome you! Come curious. Leave with peace of mind.

Our Keynote Speaker is Stephen Jenkinson of Orphan Wisdom, author of DIE WISE, a Manifesto for Sanity and Soul. Our Vendor Village will be open form 2 pm til 5pm, showcasing everything from Green Burial Services to Tattoo artists. Ongoing workshops around grieving, learning of indigenous culture’s beliefs, and more.

Open Poetry and Story Telling, Kid’s Activities, Dia De Los Muertos Altar, Fire Show, New Orleans Style Funeral Procession, Face Painting, Costume Contest, Design Your Own Coffin, Dancing, “Ded” Talks, Mystical Food and Cocktails. Music by Lobo Marino, & Shady Darling and the Velvet Curtain.
 
#46
Dr. Jim Tucker will be presenting his research into birthmarks and children’s memories of past lives at the upcoming 6th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality being held in London.November 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

6th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality
Sat, 11 Nov 2017, 09:00 –
Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 18:00 GMT

Location
Rudolf Steiner House
35 Park Road
Baker Street
London
NW1 6XT
United Kingdom

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/6th-british-congress-on-medicine-and-spirituality-tickets-31875960857

The congress is open to the general public, healthcare professionals, mental health workers and therapists. This event brings together a number of respected researchers who consider the impact of spirit and spiritual influence in our daily life, and will bring alternative yet complementary ways to deal with and understand ourselves and others as immortal spirits.

The speakers will discuss the paradigm of integrative medicine and the goal to bridge medicine and spirituality, focusing on treatments that champion the body-mind-spirit concept.

This is a unique opportunity to learn and understand valuable insights from respected medical professionals and researchers.
Speakers:
Professor Jorge Daher - Brazil
Historical and cultural aspects of the pineal gland: Correlations with 1940’s Spiritism

Dr Sarah Eagger - UK
Self-compassion

Dr Peter Fenwick – UK
The experiencing of light

Dr Decio Iandoli Jr - Brazil
New medicine for a new millennium

Dr Eunice Minford - UK
Alcohol addiction: A spiritual problem with a soulful answer

Dr Alexander Moreira - Brazil
(To be confirmed)

Dr Andrew Powell - UK
When the mind serves the soul: A new era in medicine

Professor Chris Roe - UK
Making sense of anomalous voices and visions within a spiritual model: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of experiences in mediumship

Dr Marcelo Saad - Brazil
Cheating death: Relations between religiousness and longevity

Dr Jim Tucker - USA
Birthmarks and children’s memories of past lives
 
#47
https://www.facebook.com/ParapsychologyOnline/posts/2073632176203499

Free online parapsychology course!

The Opening Session of Parapsychology Research and Education (also known as ParaMOOC2018) starts today at Noon Eastern: http://www.wiziq.com/…/5267948-opening-session-parapsycholo…
All the individual sessons are open to the public so come and join us! And if you can't join us live, the link above will take you to the recording!

Link to the public calendar for the course for information on the entire schedule: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r/week/2018/1/22…

And don't forget to subscrbe to the PF YouTube Channel if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKx9X_6Ek5JynhJYtiH_HQA

See you there!
Robert McLuhan will give us a tour of the Society for Psychical Research’s extraordinary Psi Encyclopedia that he edits. The talk is at Noon Eastern today on WizIQ. No need to sign up, just click the link: http://www.wiziq.com/…/5267956-the-psi-encyclopedia-a-windo…
All the individual sessons are open to the public so come and join us! And if you can't join us live, the link above will take you to the recording!
 
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#48
IASD conference,6th - 20th June, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

http://iasdconferences.org/2018/

Robert Stickgold, PhD

  • “Sleep, Memory and Dreams: Tying It All Together”
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Fariba Bogzaran, PhD

  • “Dream Incubation and Creative Consciousness”
  • Founder of the Dream Studies Program at John F. Kennedy University and author of Extraordinary Dreams
Stanley Krippner, PhD

  • “50 Years of Dream-ESP Experiments: Some Surprising Evidence”
  • Dr. Krippner is professor of psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco. He was a past president of IASD, former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY and recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology in 2002.
Katja Valli, PhD

  • “Avatars in the Virtual Reality of Dreams”
  • Senior Researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland; IASD Research Committee Chair
 
#49
I really do not understand what is implanted in the minds of the skeptics.
Randomness and the inability to reproduce the experiment are overused to eliminate the existence of certain phenomena
 
#50
#52
https://www.oups.org.uk/events/annual-conference-parapsychology

10th-12th May 2019, Warwick University

Every year OUPS holds an applied psychology conference, inviting top psychologists to talk on a specific area of psychology to give delegates the opportunity to hear experts in the field present up to date research on a specific area of psychology and to provide a forum for informed discussion.

Our Annual Conference in 2019, for OU students and anyone with an interest in the subject, will be on ‘Parapsychology: exploring the science of the paranormal’. The conference will put research described as 'paranormal' under the microscope of critical scrutiny. Phenomena to be discussed include near-death experiences, poltergeists, and the veracity of readings by mediums. This will be presented to be of interest to both academics and lay persons.

Speakers

We have as speakers some very well-informed believers in the existence of the paranormal, together with some equally sharp sceptics.

Our currently confirmed speakers are:
  • David Luke (The University of Greenwich; author of 'Other Worlds: Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience'): 'Psychedelics, psi and other exceptional human experiences'
  • Peter Naish (University of Sussex and The Open University): 'Things that go bump in the night: revisiting old haunts'
  • Tricia Robertson (University of Glasgow; author of 'Things you can do when you are Dead'): 'Psychical research ... The Cinderella Science'
  • Pim van Lommel (Cardiologist, Arnhem, The Netherlands; author of 'Consciousness beyond life'): 'Nonlocal consciousness: A concept based on scientific studies on the Near-Death Experience'
  • Callum Cooper (University of Northampton; author of 'Telephone Calls from the Dead'): Parapsychology from Life to the Lab'
  • Chris Roe (University of Northampton; Director of the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Processes): 'Psi as unconscious: Recent developments in experimental parapsychology'
  • Frederick Toates (Open University): 'What is "para" about parapsychology ? Brains, Minds and Consciousness'
  • Dr Madeleine Castro (Leeds Beckett University): Title tba
 
#53
Liminal Analytics: Psi in the news
https://davidmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/liminal-analytics-psi-in-the-news-10-08-18/

Upcoming Events –
Monday, October 8th Lloyd Auerbach begins an 8 week online course for the Rhine Research Center, focusing on Investigating Hauntings, Apparitions, and Poltergeists: https://ymlp.com/znseQQ

Thursday, October 11th Dr. Callum Cooper will give the 2018 Society for Psychical Research Gwen Tate Memorial Lecture, focusing on his research into telephone anomalies with a presentation titled – ‘Dead Ringers or Mistaken Mechanisms?’:
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=114
https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=114
Friday, October 12th the Tara Yoga Center in Oxford, UK will host Ruper Sheldrake for a presentation on his recent publication Science and Spiritual Practices (Coronet Books, 2018) at The Richard Benson Hall:
https://www.tarayogacentre.co.uk/?event=rupert-sheldrake-science-spiritual-practices-oxford

The University of West Georgia will be hosting the next Bill Roll Lecture on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 – 6PM-9PM – this year UWG welcomes Rhine Center’s Dr. Sally Rhine Feather for a presentation titled J.B. and Louisa E. Rhine’s Lifelong Partnership in Parapsychology: https://go.activecalendar.com/westga/event/the-bill-roll-lecture/

Saturday, October 27, 2018 Dr. Jim Tucker, professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will review 50 years of research into past life memories including details of recent American cases: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/more-t...es-of-previous-lives-registration-48063872336

November 10th, 2018 the Society for Psychical Research will be hosting a Study Day, chaired by Prof. Adrian Parker and organised by Erica Brostoff, on the topic of ‘Understanding the Uncanny’: https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=115

The Parapsychological Assocation has announced the 2019 dates for its annual convention – on July 4th-6th, 2018 the event will be held in Paris, France to honor the 100th anniversary of the Institut Métapsychique International. With Program Chair Ramsés D’León Macías and Arrangements Chair Mario P. Varvoglis, this event will bring together international researchers at the avant-garde of science: https://www.parapsych.org/section/59/2019_convention.aspx
 
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#54
K9, note that the first link in "Upcoming Events" somehow has Facebook scrambled in it - so it asks me if I really want to leave Facebook before it goes there!

David
 
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