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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. <u>Presidential Election:</u><br /> Erlendur Haraldsson<br /><strong>Chris Roe*</strong> <u>Board of Directors Election:</u><br /><strong>Gerd Hövelmann*</strong><br /> Everton de Oliveira Maraldi<br /><strong>Roger Nelson*</strong><br /> Diane Powell<br...

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 of...

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...

On First Volumes of Influential Journals About Psychic Phenomena

On First Volumes of Influential Journals About Psychic Phenomena Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation I recently published a review of the first volumes of three journals that were historically important in the study of psychic phenomena. The review article is entitled “On First Volumes and Beginnings in the Study of Psychic Phenomena: Varieties of Investigative Approaches” (Journal of Scientific Exploration, 2015, 29, 131-153; if you want a copy write to me at: carlos@theazire.org). The journals in question were: Revue Spirite: Journal d’Études Psychologiques, 1858, Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research,...

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