Thursday, June 09, 2011

New Online Parapsychology Course at the Rhine Research Center

Introduction to Parapsychology (June 29 - August 31, 2011)

This online course will introduce students to the basics of parapsychology; the scientific study of paranormal experiences.  This interesting course will examine case studies and experiments to explore extrasensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis (mind over matter), near death and out of body experiences, apparitions (including ghosts), and modern research in parapsychology.  In addition, there will be special topics presented by noted parapsychologists and leaders in the field including Loyd Auerbach, Mitch Horowitz, and Ed May.  Students taking this course will gain a deeper understanding of subjective paranormal experiences and the nature of consciousness, and learn that there are a variety of ways to explore these fascinating experiences.

This is an academic course designed to provide professional education in the field of parapsychology.  Students will be required to participate in weekly online discussion forums with other students and they will be evaluated on their progress in the course.  Each student will receive a letter grade for the course which may qualify them for a future certificate from the Rhine Education Center.

Participating Instructors:
■Steve Moore, with special lectures by
■Loyd Auerbach
■Mitch Horowitz
■Ed May

When:Wednesday, June 29 – Wednesday, August 31; One class per week for 10 weeks.

What Time:Classes will be broadcast each Wednesday from 6:30pm –8:00pm Eastern US Time, and they will be recorded for later viewing if you cannot attend the class live.

Where:Since this is an online course, you can access the class from any computer that has a viable internet connection and meets the minimum system requirements.

Cost:$240 per person.
$195 Rhine Research Center member or student enrolled in a degree program.
Note: Class times and dates are tentative and subject to change based on enrollment and instructor availability.
Class space is limited, so please apply early.  All applications must be received before June 15, 2011.
Click here to apply for this course.
(There is a $15.00 non-refundable application fee which can be paid through paypal or by sending a check to the Rhine Research Center.)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Poltergeist Phenomena Primer

Bryan Williams and Annalisa Ventola are pleased to present the 4th installment of our Public Parapsychology primer series.  This edition summarizes the current state of parapsychological research and perspectives on poltergeist phenomena. Topics such as case studies, experimental approaches to poltergeist phenomena, theoretical aspects, and the similarities between poltergeist and haunt cases are discussed and illustrated with examples from previously published case literature.

We hope that this crash course will help clarify misconceptions about what may be fact and what may be fiction when it comes to apparent poltergeist phenomena, and assist paranormal enthusiasts in their approaches to cases that they might come across and investigate.

Download: Poltergeist Phenomena: A Primer on Parapsychological Research and Perspectives