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2015 Election Results

The results of the 2015 PA Election are in. Much thanks to everyone who ran for election, and congratulations to our elected PA President, Board Directors, and Student Representative (names in bold below). The change of board is taking place this week. Presidential Election: Erlendur HaraldssonChris Roe* Board of Directors Election:Gerd Hövelmann* Everton de Oliveira MaraldiRoger Nelson* Diane PowellThomas Rabeyron** Elizabeth Roxburgh* Student Representative Election: Dominic ParkerMichael Tremmel* * Those elected are indicated by an asterisk. ** Additional Board vacancy to replace new President...

Study of the Features of Out-of-Body Experiences

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone In a recent publication I reported, with Nancy L. Zingrone, a study of out-of-body experiences: “Features of out-of-body experiences: Relationships to frequency, wilfulness and previous knowledge about the experience” (Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 2015, 79, 98-111). Here is the abstract: “This study examined the relationship to other variables of a count of features of out-of-body experiences (OBEs), compiled as an OBE Feature Index. Following Blackmore’s (1984b) psychological model of...

Article About the Work of the Society for Consciousness Studies

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation I recently received from its author a reprint of the following article about the Society for the Study of Consciousness: Imants Barušs, “A Vision for the Society for Consciousness Studies” (Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research, 2014, 5, 551-555). Dr. Imants Barušs Here is the abstract: “This editorial is based on a presentation given by the author at the inaugural meeting of the Society for Consciousness Studies at The California Institute of Integral Studies on May 31, 2014. The author discusses the hegemony...

Works from the Past: III. Hippolyte Baraduc’s L’Ame Humaine

Works from the Past: III. Hippolyte Baraduc’s L’Ame Humaine Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation  L’Ame Humaine: Ses Mouvements, ses Lumières, et l’Iconographie de l’Invisible Fluidique [The Human Soul: Its Movements, Its Lights, and the Iconography of the Fluidic Invisible] by Hippolyte Baraduc. Paris: Georges Carré, 1896. 299 pp. Available free here and here. For an English edition click here. Dr. Hippolyte Baraduc French physician Hippolyte Baraduc (1850–1902) was known for his writings about vital forces. In L’Ame Humaine he reported work to detect instrumentally what he believed were manifestations of the soul....

People in Parapsychology: XXIII: Hoyt Edge

People in Parapsychology: XXIII: Hoyt Edge Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation Dr. Hoyt Edge is a philosopher with a long track record of work in parapsychology (for an interview click here). He is well known for two types of contributions. As a philosopher he has written about philosophical issues in parapsychology. But he has also conducted many experiments, perhaps the most interesting being his studies in Bali. Examples of these contributions include: (2009). There is No Mind-Body Problem in Parapsychology. In C. Roe, W. Kramer, & L. Coly, (Eds). Utrecht II: Charting the future of Parapsychology. New...

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