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. 78, No. 1, Spring

Beyond the Coin Toss: Examining Wiseman's Criticisms of Parapsychology/ Jenseits Des Munzenwurfs: Eine Nachprufung Von Wisemans Kritik an der Parapsychologie/ Mas Alla De Lanzar Una Moneda : Un Examen De la Critica a la Parapsicologia De Wiseman/ Au-Dela Du Pile Ou Face : Examen Des Critiques De la Parapsychologie Par Wiseman
Written in the spirit of the contributions made to Krippner and Friedman's (2010) book, Debating Psychic Experience, we aim in this essay to contribute to the ongoing conversation on psi and science. Many reviews and meta-analyses have been published...
Conversations with Ghosts
Conversations With Ghosts by Alex Tanous with Callum E. Cooper. Guilford, United Kingdom: White Crow Books, 2013. Pp. xxvii + 138. $15.99 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1-908733-55-9. Conversations With Ghosts by Alex Tanous and Callum Cooper is a short...
Editor's Note: Policy on Author Pseudonyms
Because of the well-known prejudice against parapsychology among academics in mainstream scientific fields, especially psychology, professors or researchers in such fields often risk reprisals from their universities or research institutes or damage...
Education in Parapsychology: Student and Instructor Perspectives
Education in Parapsychology: Student and Instructor Perspectives by Harvey Irwin. Foreword by Nancy Zingrone. Gladesville, NSW, Australia: AIPR Mongraphs, 2013. Pp. xv + 106. $25.00 (paperback). ISBN: 978-0-9870772-1-9. Harvey Irwin has excellent...
Glossary
The definitions of most of the following terms have been borrowed or adapted from A Glossary of Terms Used in Parapsychology by Michael A. Thalbourne (republished by Puente Publications, Charlottesville, VA, USA, 2003). We highly recommend this book...
Mediumship, Psychical Research, Dissociation, and the Powers of the Subconscious Mind/ Medialitat, Psychische Forschung, Dissoziation Und Die Krafte der Unterbewussten Psyche/ Mediumnidad, Investigacion Psiquica, Disociacion, Y Poderes De la Mente Subconsciente/ Mediumnite, Recherche Psychique, Dissociation, et Les Pouvoirs De L'esprit Subconscient
In his book The Discovery of the Unconscious Ellenberger (1970, pp. 317-318) argued that by 1900 four main functions of the unconscious mind had been established. These functions were conservative (the repositoiy of memories and perceptions), dissolutive...
Precognitive Dreaming: Investigating Anomalous Cognition and Psychological Factors/ Prakognitives Traumen: Zur Untersuchung Anomaler Kognition Und Psychologischer Faktoren/ Sueno Premonitorios: Investigacion De la Cognicion Anomala Y Los Factores Psicologicos/ Reverie Precognitive : Recherche Sur la Cognition Anomale et Les Facteurs Psychologiques
Surveys of the general population show that reports of psi-related experiences such as apparent clairvoyance, telepathy, and precognition are common throughout the world. For example, a 1987 survey published by the University of Chicago's National...
Randi's Prize: What Sceptics Say about the Paranormal, Why They Are Wrong and Why It Matters
Randi's Prize: What Sceptics Say About the Paranormal, Why They Are Wrong and Why It Matters by Robert McLuhan. London: Troubador, 2010. Pp. 430. $17.99 (paperback), $2.99 (Kindle). ISBN-10: 1848764944. ISBN13: 978-1848764941. Readers of the Journal...
Robert L. Van De Castle: 1927-2014
Dr. Robert L. Van de Castle passed away on January 29, 2014, at the ripe age of 86. To me he was a very memorable man. I met him first at the Spring Review Meeting at the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man (Institute for Parapsychology) in...
Star Gate: The U.S. Government's Psychic Spying Program/ Star Gate: Das Parapsychische Spionageprogramm der U.S.-Regierung/ Star Gate: El Programa De Espionaje Psiquico del Gobierno Norteamericano/ Star Gate: Le Programme D'espionnage Psychique Du Gouvernement Etats-Unien
It was late in 1975, in the midst of the Cold War, that I joined the ongoing, highly classified program at Stanford Research Institute (now called SRI International) as a consultant to study and use extrasensory perception, a form of which technically...
The Nature of precognition/Das Wesen der Prakognition/ la Naturaleza De la precognicion/La Nature De la Precognition
Many attempts to explain extrasensory perception have focussed on the phenomenon of precognition, which may be defined as the supposed ability to obtain cognitive information about a future event that could not otherwise be anticipated through any...
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