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. 82, No. 2, Fall

A Clearly Presented Account of Iceland's Most Famous Medium
A Review of Indridi Indridason: The Icelandic Physical Medium, by Erlendur Haraldsson and Loftur R. Gissurarson. Hove, UK: White Crow Books, 2015. Pp.xvii + 271. 12.99 [phrase omitted]. (paperback). ISBN 978-1-910121-50-4 The achievements of...
A Walk through the Manifold World of Coincidences
A Review of The Many Faces of Coincidence, by Laurence Browne Exeter, UK: Imprint Academics, 2017. Pp. 202. $29.90., ISBN 13: 978-1-84540-915-9 Synchronicity has become a vogue expression used in many ways to denote "occurrences." In a similar...
Editorial: [Phrase Omitted] Is a Woman
The title of this editorial begins with the word psyche, an etymology for both psychology and parapsychology. The Greek word has been translated as mind or soul, as well as being the name of one of the characters in the myth of Cupid and Psyche in...
Eleanor M. Sidgwick (1845-1936)
Mrs. Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick was one of the most productive psychical researchers of the early Society for Psychical Research (SPR). Born Eleanor Mildred Balfour in 1845, at East Lothian, Scotland, she was part of the influential Balfour family. In...
Extraordinary Physical Phenomena in Poland
A Review of Other Realities? The Enigma of Franek Kluski's Mediumship, by Zofia Weaver. Hove, UK: White Crow Books, 2015. Pp. xxi + 152pp. $16.99 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-910121-39-9 The Polish medium Franek Kluski was, in terms of versatility...
Forgetting the Past
To the Editor: In a recent editorial in the JP Etzel Cardena (2017) referred to the "ignorance or disregard [some show] ... of earlier and very pertinent research and literature, as if somehow the topic had not been studied until the authors decided...
In Memoriam: Michael Persinger
It is with great sadness that I read of Professor Michael Persinger's (1945-2018) passing. The Laurentian University obituary noted that "Dr. Persinger ... was a very engaged member of the Laurentian community. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin,...
Measuring Organizational Closure in the MPI/GQT/CMM Context/ Mesurer la Cloture Organisationnelle Dans le Contexte Du MPI/GQT/CMM/ Zur Messung der Organisierten Geschlossenheit Im Kontext Von MPI/VQT/KMM/ Medicion del Cierre Organizativo En El Contexto MPI/GQT/CMM
Organizational closure (OC) has been a consistent element of Walter von Lucadou's Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI) for many years (Lucadou, 1996). More recently, with Harald Walach, Hartmann Romer, and others, he has discussed the relevance of...
Pondering a Journey to the Far Reaches of Mind: An Essay Review of Transcendent Mind/ Voyage Meditatif Dans Les Confins De l'Esprit: A Propos De Transcendent Mind/ Erwagungen Zu Einer Reise in Reichweiten Des Geistes ein Besprechungsaufsatz Von Transcendent Mind/ Reflexiones Sobre Un Viaje a Las Fronteras De la Mente: Una Critica/Ensayo De Transcendent Mind
In Transcendent Mind Baruss and Mossbridge let the world of psychology know that, like it or not, the materialistic view that the brain is the basis of consciousness--traditionally accepted as something of a matter of faith by many (most?) psychologists--is,...
Training Anomalous Cognition in a Motor Task with Subliminal Auditory Feedback/ Entrainer la Cognition Anomale Dans Une Tache Motrice Avec Un Feedback Auditif Subliminal/ Zum Training Anomaler Kognition Bei Einer Motorischen Aufgabe Mit Subliminalem Auditivem Feedback/ Entrenamiento De Cognicion Anomala En Una Tarea Motora Con Retroalimentacion Auditiva Subliminal
The general hypothesis tested in the overall research program is that psi is facilitated by dissociated states of consciousness and that the most dissociated form of psi expression is motor automatism, such as automatic writing and dowsing, where conscious...
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