Annalisa Ventola writes on behalf of the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology at Lund University, Sweden. The blog strives to advance public scholarship in the fields of parapsychology and anomalous psychology.

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  • Over the weekend I was tasked with researching material for a literature review on the perceptual-personality variables associated with poltergeist/RSPK focal agents - a task for which which I restricted myself to material that had undergone some form of peer review, and where ei
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  • Public Parapsychology Talk: 


    Brandon Masullo


    4601 N. High St. Suite 200
    Columbus, Ohio 43214


    May 15, 2017 - 7pm

    Do you have long-standing allergies, chronic pain and fatigue, migraines, or sensitivity to lights,








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  • Feeling the presence of a non-physical entity, experiencing being outside of one’s own body and alleviating the sensation of pain without medicine – these experiences sound like science fiction movie themes . However, recent neuroscience research has explored how these occurr

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  • We are forming a central Ohio group dedicated to the discussion of psi and consciousness through the sharing of personal experiences.  The Columbus Ohio Psychic Experiences Group (or CO-PEG for short) is based on a model developed at the Rhine Research Center, with other sim

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  • As part of an on-going research project, part-funded by the Society for Psychical Research, Dr David Vernon of the Canterbury Christ Church University is interested in exploring the nature of extra sensory perception, or ESP. This is a fascinating and contentious subject with som
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  • The States of Consciousness Research Team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is conducting an anonymous online survey of Near Death Experiences (NDE's), Out of Body Experiences (OBE's) or other non-ordinary experiences that fundamentally altered beliefs or understandi
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  • If you've already encountered websites like Coursera, edX, and Academic Earth, then I probably don't have to tell you that massively open online courses (MOOC's for short) are hot stuff right now.  Being a bit of a Coursera junkie myself, I have completed courses offered by ...
  • A special section on psychical research, guest-edited by Andreas Sommer for the journal Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is available for free download until the 7th of December 2014. Visit the Forbidden Histories Blog for links to ...
  • A relatively new website has recently come to my attention: www.opensciences.org

    OpenSciences.org is "a portal for open-minded scientific investigations that go beyond the dogmas that dominate so much of science today. The main areas covered include consciousness studies, alternat

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  • Perhaps you remember last April 2013 when TED pulled the plug on the TEDxHollywood event "Brother, Can You Spare A Paradigm" featuring Russell Targ, Larry Dossey, and many others?

    The event organizers decided to continue the event, even without TED's backing, and the resulting vid

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  • On November 1st and 2nd, academics, scientists and professors from the Instituto de Psicología Paranormal in Argentina, the University of São Paulo in Brazil, the University of Northampton in England, the University of Strasbourg in France, the Institut für Grenzegebiete der P ...
  • Researchers from the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP) based in the Psychology Division of the University of Northampton are interested in whether people seek support following an anomalous experience. They acknowledge that anomalous experiences ca ...

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