The Journal of Parapsychology

A semiannual journal of experimental research results in the field of parapsychology. Published by the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC.

Articles from Vol. 71, Spring-Fall

A Statistical Artifact in William Braud's (1990) Experiment on Remote Mental Influence of Hemolysis
In preparing to conduct a conceptual replication of a generally well-designed experiment by William Braud (1990) that apparently demonstrated remote mental influence on the hemolysis of red blood cells, I studied the report in some detail. This examination...
Contemporary Methods Used in Laboratory-Based Mediumship Research
The analysis of information conveyed by mediums (individuals who report experiencing regular communication with the deceased) is important for several reasons: * The survival of consciousness (i.e., the continued existence, separate from the body,...
Epistemic Authority and Neutrality in the Discourse of Psychic Practitioners: Toward a Naturalistic Parapsychology
Contemporary demonstration of mediumship or psychic powers is a mundane, practical, and largely discursive matter. It is mundane because it is so ubiquitous in contemporary western culture. In the UK, for example, members of the public can consult...
ESP under Hypnosis: The Role of Induction Instructions and Personality Characteristics
The role of hypnosis as a mediator for ESP has been documented (see Stanford & Stein's 1994 meta-analysis). Even if it is well established that hypnosis facilitates ESP better than normal awakening or self-relaxation, little, if any, systematic...
Ian Stevenson 1918-2007
On the 8th of February, 2007, Ian Stevenson, longtime Carlson Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia Medical Center, passed away. He was a leading figure in the paranormal field for half a century and opened up a new field of inquiry....
Rhea A. White 1931-2007
Rhea A. White made more than "the most" out of her 75+ years of life, reinventing herself more than once. Born in Utica, New York, on May 6, 1931, White attended Utica College and Syracuse University from 1949 to 1951 and obtained her BA from Pennsylvania...
Robert A. Mcconnell 1914-2006
On July 31, 2006, Robert A. ("Bob") McConnell passed away at age 92. He was involved with, and consumed by, parapsychology for over 60 years. He cared deeply about the Parapsychological Association, its work, and the field of research which he believed...
Tarot Cards: A Literature Review and Evaluation of Psychic versus Psychological Explanations
It is estimated that more than 400 different tarot decks exist today, representing ideas derived from different occults, religions, and spiritual brotherhoods (Decker & Dummett, 2002). The roots of the word tarot derive from the Italian word taroochi...
Testing for Telepathy Using an Immersive Virtual Environment
The ganzfeld has become the most favoured and successful experimental method for the assessment of general ESP performance, such as telepathy, in modern parapsychology (Bem, 1993; Milton, 1999). One reason that it is favoured concerns the development...
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