Parapsychology Foundation Book Expo Fall 2016
Meeting Authors and Learning About New Books In or Related to Parapsychology
Course Start Date: 12 Nov 2016
The Parapsychology Foundation is presenting the third in its series of PF Book Expos on WizIQ. The live sessions of the PF Book Expo Fall 2016 will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Four authors will talk about their recent books, touching on the content, the goals of their books, why they got involved in the process, what they learned along the way, and more. Each talk will be followed by a question and answer session involving the registrants. All three of the books are aimed at the intelligent reader, serious researchers in and students of consciousness and parapsychology. The day will begin with a welcoming session at Noon and end with a wrap up session at 5:00pm Eastern.
Guest lecturers at the Parapsychology Foundation Book Expo Fall 2016 will be:
- Dr. Julia Mossbridge of the Institute for Noetic Sciences will present Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness, which she co-authored with first author Dr. Imants Baruss. Dr. Mossbridge is an experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist at the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and a Visiting Scholar in Psychology at Northwestern University. Dr. Baruss is a Professor of Psychology at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario. Published by the American Psychological Association this year, in Transcendent Mind, Baruss and Mossbridge utilize findings from quantum mechanics, special relativity, philosophy, and paranormal psychology to build a rigorous, scientific investigation into the origins and nature of human consciousness. Along the way, they examine the scientific literature on concepts such as mediumship, out-of-body and near-death experiences, telekinesis, “apparent” vs. “deep time,” and mind-to-mind communication, and introduce eye-opening ideas about our shared reality. The result is a revelatory tour of the “post-materialist” world and a roadmap for consciousness research in the twenty-first century.
- Dr. Renaud Evrard will present Enquete sur 150 ans de parapsychologie: La legende de l'espirt [A Survey of 150 years of Parapsychology: The Legend of the Spirit] published by the publishing house Trajectoir. Dr. Evrard is a clinical psychologist and a professor at the University of Lorraine. He is also the Co-Founder of Center for Information, Research and Counseling on Exceptional Experiences (CIRCEE). The book presents the results of Dr. Evrard’s historical research into scientific interest in paranormal phenomena in France, the men and women who studied the topic (including Pierre Curie and Charles Richet), their studies, their findings, and the relationship of the early discipline to the psychology of the day.
- Titus Rivas and Rodolf Smit will present The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences co-authored with second author Anny Dirven. Titus Rivas has published a variety of books and articles on paranormal phenomena, is the co-founder of the Athanasia Foundation which focuses on evidence for the survival of bodily death, reincarnation and spiritual evoluation. Anny Dirven (1935-2016), who was paranormally gifted, was a researcher for the Athanasia Foundation, and a frequent co-author on books in Dutch with Rivas. Smit is the current editor of the Dutch quarterly Terugkeer (Return), the periodical of the Dutch Network for Near-Death Experiences. The English version was translated and edited by Dr. Jan Holden, a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the University of North Texas. She is also the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. The Self Does Not Die is the result of carefully studying and describing many convincing and corrobated cases, during those which occurred during cardiac arrest. The authors have gone back to the original sources, interviewing the people involved in each case whenever possible. Their collection is unique and empirical, worthy of scholarly attention.
The Parapsychology Foundation Fall 2016 Book Expo is aimed at individuals who are interested in scientific parapsychology, its theory and phenomena, and in consciousness, near-death experiences, and the history of the field. You don’t need any particular level of education to enjoy the Expo, just curiosity about the topics.
The Parapsychology Foundation Book Expo series is the only place on the internet where you can get a “meet the author” experience for recommended academic and popular books on the topics of scientific parapsychology. So if you’re a student hoping to do research in near-death experiences, a new researcher or experiencer with an interest in consciousness theory and research, or just someone who is fascinated by the history of global efforts to understand this difficult subject, then the PF Book Expo Fall 2016 is for you.
Each individual will have a PowerPoint that will be uploaded as a tutorial in WizIQ. Each live lecture will also be recorded and besides being available on WizIQ, will be edited and uploaded to the PF's YouTube Channel.
By attending you will meet the authors of books we think are among the best published in recent years on their topics.
While the course doesn’t prepare registrants for any certification or exams, the PF Book Expo Fall 2016 will acquaint you with some really good books that can help you in your quest to learn more!
And the PF?
The Parapsychology Foundation, located in New York City, is a not for profit organization that is celebrating its 65th year in operation this year, 2016. For the last 65 years the PF has provided a worldwide forum supporting the scientific exploration of psychic phenomena. The PF also maintains the Eileen J. Garrett Research Library in Greenport on Long Island. The PF’s online events on WizIQ, which have included conferences like this one and the PF Forum: Advances in UK Parapsychology offered in May of 2015, and workshops and forums such as the PF Lyceum Forum on Physical Mediumship this past October are designed to further the education of individuals who are working in, or interested in learning more about the scientific side of the field.
Lisette Coly, who will guide the proceedings on November 12th, 2016, is the President of the Parapsychology Foundation, daughter of the previous President, Mrs. Eileen Coly, and granddaughter of PF Founder Irish American intellectual, entrepeneur, author and medium, Eileen J. Garrett. Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, who will co-moderate the day’s events, are not only Research Fellows of the Parapsychology Foundation but both two-time past Presidents of the Parapsychological Association, the international society for scientists and scholars who investigate what seem to be psychic phenomena from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Language of instruction: English