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CONSCIOUSNESS

Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP)
Lund University's consciousness research center. Engages in the scientific study of unusual but not pathological experiences and events, including reputed paprapsychological phenomena. Offers an advanced undergraduate course on Altered States of Consciousness and Parapsychology, and Ph.D. possibilities for exceptional students wanting to work under Etzel CardeƱa.

The Esalen Institute
The Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center, exploring the world of unrealized human capacities. Esalen is known for its blend of East/West philosophies, its experiential/didactic workshops, the steady influx of philosophers, psychologists, artists, and religious thinkers, and its beautiful grounds and with natural hot springs on 27 acres of Big Sur, CA, coastline.

Global Consciousness Project
The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international effort exploring whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement. The project builds on random event generator (REG) research. It maintains a contstantly-running world-wide network of REG devices, which report to a central server. Many interesting and unusual phenomena have been reported.

Institute for Noetic Sciences
IONS is a nonprofit research, education, and membership organization. Primary activities include support for scientific and scholarly research; development of educational opportunities; hosting activities at their retreat center; paper- and online publishing; collaborative inquiry on critical social issues; and support for personal and professional networking. IONS works closely with a number of colleagues in the sciences, business, health care, education, and various other professional fields.

International Consciousness Research Laboratories
ICRL is an international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational consortium of scholars who aspire to integrate the subjective and objective components of human experience into an expanded "science of the subjective," thus sustaining the spiritual substance of science and enhancing its cultural benefits. This mission is pursued via a three-fold enterprise focused on the exploration and representation of the role of consciousness in physical reality.

Monroe Institute
The Monroe Institute is an educational and research organization dedicated to the exploration of human consciousness. It is internationally known for its work with audio sound patterns that can have dramatic effects on states of consciousness.

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory
The PEAR program rigorously studied scientific study of the interaction of human consciousness. An interdisciplinary staff of engineers, physicists, psychologists, and humanists have conducted a comprehensive agenda of experiments and developing complementary theoretical models to enable better understanding of the role of consciousness in the physical world. Best known for their research on random event generators (REGs) and remote perception.


CRYPTOZOOLOGY

The Cryptozoologist
Website of cryptozoologist Loren Coleman. Coleman has been extensively traveling and writing about zoological mysteries since the 1960s.

Cryptozoology on the Internet
A useful third-party compilation of cryptozoological links.

Loch Ness Investigation Bureau
Information from prior Lock Ness investigations, compiled by an original researcher.

Loch Ness Information Website
More research from prior Lock Ness investigations.


HEALTH & HEALING

HIV/AIDS Skepticism
Examines the official reports and peer-reviewed publications that afford many reasons for skepticism about the prevailing theory that HIV causes AIDS.

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
ISSSEEM is an international non-profit interdisciplinary organization dedicated to exploring and applying subtle energies as they relate to the experience of consciousness, healing, and human potential. Promotes the subtle energy component within many disciplines including quantum physics, therapeutic modalities, healing, psychology, consciousness, psi and the understanding of multidimensional existence.

The Scientific and Medical Network
Founded in 1973, the Scientific and Medical Network is an interdisciplinary forum and educational charity exploring the interface of science, medicine and spirituality. It hosts conferences in the UK.


PARAPSYCHOLOGY, PSI, & REMOTE VIEWING

American Society of Psychical Research
The ASPR is the oldest psychical research organization in the United States, and is active still today in the fields of psi and parapsychology.

Australasian Society for Psychical Research
Australian society supporting the examination of anomalous phenomena in a scientific spirit.

Boundary Institute
Informal oline tests for "psi" functioning, based on similar techniques used in more rigorous laboratory experiments.

Center for Parapsychology Studies in Canada
Canadian research organization explorting areas s popularly called the paranormal.

Central Premonitions Registry
An online forum in which which to register precognitive dreams or other premonitions. Carries some research information. Good source of anecdotal precognition stories.

Centre for Parapsychology Studies, Bologna, Italy
I parapsicologi riconoscono nel Centro Studi Parapsicologici (C.S.P.) di Bologna l'Associazione italiana più importante per lo studio dei fenomeni paranormali secondo il metodo scientifico. Questo Centro è stato fondato nel 1954 da un gruppo di intellettuali bolognesi fortemente interessati agli studi del paranormale. Preminente tra le attività del C.S.P. è  lo studio di fenomeni anomali spontanei e la sperimentazione inerente alle varie tipologie fenomeniche ESP e PK.

Farsight Institute
Institute dedicated to the practical and benevolent investigation and use of remote viewing to solve scientific problems that are otherwise intractable, and to ask questions that are new and challenging.

Gesellschaft für Anomalistik
Die Gesellschaft für Anomalistik ist eine wegen Förderung der Wissenschaften als gemeinnützig anerkannte Organisation. Ihre 120 Mitglieder beschäftigen sich mit natur- und sozialwissenschaftlich orientierten Studien zu wissenschaftlichen Anomalien, außergewöhnlichen menschlichen Erfahrungen und sog. Parawissenschaften.

Institut Metapsychique International
L'Institut Métapsychique International (IMI) est une fondation reconnue d'utilité publique qui se consacre à l'étude scientifique des phénomènes dits "paranormaux": la télépathie, la clairvoyance, la précognition (ou prémonition) et la psychokinèse (ou télékinésie). l'Institut a été l'un organismes premiers à étudier ces phénomènes psi avec une approche à la fois rigoureuse et ouverte, libre de tout parti pris religieux ou philosophique.

International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA)
IRVA's goals are to provide an unbiased approach relative to information, testing, and education regarding remote viewing. IRVA holds large, semi-annual remote viewing conferences.

Koestler Parapsychology Unit at the University of Edinburgh
Located in the Psychology Department of theUniversity of Edinburgh, the KPU consists of a group of academic staff and postgraduate students with an active interest in parapsychology. Interdisciplinary approaches to parapsychology, investigating the psi hypothesis, the pseudo-psi hypothesis, reported phenomena, experiences and beliefs about the paranormal, and the wider social and historical relevance of these.

Parapsychological Association
International professional organization of scientists and scholars are engaged in the study of psi or psychic experiences, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, remote viewing, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and precognition.

Rhine Research Center (Institute for Parapsychology)
The Rhine Research Center is devoted to answering the fundamental questions we all ask about life, including life after day, psychic phenomena and its usefulness, healing, and practical intuition.

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute
Dr. Vernon Neppe's neuropsychiatric intsitute, edorsing explorations into anomalous consciousness phenomena (such as precognition and ESP), and its biological and subjective correlations.

Parapsychology Foundation
The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation to support the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. The Foundation gives grants, publishes pamphlets, monographs, conference proceedings and the International Journal of Parapsychology, hosts the Perspectives Lecture Series, conducts the Outreach Program, maintains the Eileen J. Garrett Library with its collection of more than 12,000 volumes and 100 periodicals on parapsychology and related topics, and maintains a paperback printing press, Helix Press.

Public Parapsychology
A web log dedicated to advancing public scholarship in the fields of parapsychology and anomalistic psychology. This site includes ways to be involved with experiments both individually and with experimenters who will publish their works.

Psyleron, Inc.
A high-tech company based on the mind-matter discoveries of the PEAR lab. Manufactures and sells quantum Random Event Generators (REG) and REG-based products for research, commercial use, and self-exploration and improvement. Maintains an online community for consciousness and mind-matter interaction research.

Retropsychokinesis Project
Online retropsychokinesis experiments, and a look at the concept of affecting the past in the present.

Society for Psychical Research
Perhaps the first organization to examine allegedly paranormal phenomena in a scientific and unbiased way. The SPR continues to support "psychic" or "paranormal" phenomena research, facilitate discussion, and disseminate information.

SRU
Netherlands-based foundation for the theoretical and experimental study of alleged paranormal phenomena, and emphasizing parapsychological research.

Ten Thousand Roads
Remote viewing discussion group on Yahoo.com. TKR maintains a yahoo group, google group, webforum, and remote viewing software.


SKEPTICISM

Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit of Goldsmiths University
Skeptical research group in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths University in London. Explores ostensibly paranormal events. Associated with The Skeptic magazine.

Skeptical Investigations
Skeptical Investigations promotes genuine skepticism, the spirit of enquiry and doubt, within science. This includes an open-minded investigation of unexplained phenomena, a questioning of dogmatic assumptions, and a skeptical examination of the claims of self-proclaimed skeptics.

Weird Research, Anomalous Physics
Billy Beaty's web page, featuring enlightening quotes from historical figures, and links to anomalous physics and skeptical web sites.


STUDENT RESOURCES

The California Institute for Human Sciences
The California Institute for Human Science (CIHS), Encinitas, California is a state approved Graduate School and Research Center. It offers Master and Ph.D. degree in Human Science (Life Physics & Comparative religion specialization) and in clinical Psychology.

The California Institute of Integral Studies - School of Consciousness and Transformation
The mission of the School for Consciousness and Transformation is to conduct scholarly, transdisciplinary inquiry in the fields of philosophy, psychology, religion, anthropology, transformative learning and social change, and spirituality.

Center for Spirituality and Health at the University of Florida
Dr. Barbara Heath's program. Developed for students from multiple disciplines including: psychology, sociology, physics, engineering, religion, philosophy, health and spirituality, pre-medicine, nursing and neuroscience. Both local and non-local consciousness are considered along with the history, epistemology, theory and current research in consciousness studies.

Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona
Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona encourages the promotion of open, scientifically rigorous and sustained discussions of all phenomena related to the mind.

Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology
This program is designed for those who wish to pursue an intellectually challenging course of study in the areas of consciousness and transpersonal psychology. We also encourage students to integrate their academic studies with an exploration of their own potential for personal and transpersonal development.

Department of Psychology at the State University of West Georgia
The SUWG Department of Psychology maintains unique theoretical roots in humanistic and transpersonal psychology.

Edges of Science Course at the University of Colorado at Boulder
SSE President Professor Garret Moddel's laboratory. Examines the evidence for paranormal phenomena, reasons for skepticism, and physical models that could account for the data. Reviews controversial scientific theories that overcame barriers to acceptance and how world views shift. Considers the scientific method and ways uncontrolled factors might influence experiments. Develops skill in statistical analysis of data. Includes group projects testing for anomalous and parapsychological effects.

Energy Medicine University
Integral Psychology, Medical Intuition, Bioenergetics, Biophysics Organizational Transformation, Spirituality & Health, Intuitive Counseling, Consciousness and Nature, Consciousness and the Creative, Energy Psychology, Hermetic Disciplines. Tuition assistance for Vermont residence available.

Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA)
Professors Don Middendorf (consciousness studies and physics) and Susan Aurandart (art) of Evergreen State College offer a course in Consciousness, Art and Matter. "This year-long interdisciplinary program will provide an opportunity for students interested in doing intensive work in the nature of the mind through challenging readings, creative work in visual art, and self-reflection. We will examine consciousness, art and physical reality from a variety of viewpoints including artistic, psychological, philosophical, physical and biological."

Forschungsprojekt Prakognition / Psychokinese
Many resources and references for German-speaking students.

Franklin Pierce College
A Parapsychology program offers a concentration in parapsychology within the psychology major.

The Graduate Institute
Transdisciplinary graduate program.

The Graduate School of The Union Institute
The Union Institute does not impose a fixed curriculum to which everyone is expected to conform. Rather, the shape of the doctoral program emerges from the needs, interests, and background of each individual learner.

Greenwich University Parapsychology & Paranormal Studies Ph.D.
Offers a Ph.D. in parapsychology and paranormal studies through the psychology department.

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
The Institute community supports a broad range of ideas, spiritual traditions, cultural perspectives and professional backgrounds. The Institute programs encourage students to develop as individuals within the larger professional community through research, formal presentations and published writing. The small faculty/student ratio is designed to provide an ideal container for students to work closely with leaders in the field.

Introduction to Parapsychology at Franklin Pierce College
A survey of the phenomena, history, methods and findings of modern scientific research in the areas of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and healing.

Masters Degree Online
A large and easily searchable database of masters degrees offered by various Academic institutions in many subjects.

Masters in Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University
The Department of Consciousness Studies embraces a holistic philosophy that integrates body, mind, spirit and world while emphasizing the interconnectedness of human consciousness with the natural environment.

Naropa University
Boulder, Colorado's holistic undergraduate and graduate school. Offers undergraduate and advanced degrees in many fields.

New School's Graduate Degree Programs
Progressive graduate programs and degrees from the New School, in New York, NY.

Non-local Consciousness at the University of Florida
Professor Barbara Welsch's University of Florida course, considering both local and non-local perspectives on consciousness, along with the history, epistemology, theory and current research in consciousness studies.

The Open University Center for Complexity and Change in the UK
Interdisciplinary program exploring complexity and changes, systematically and holistically.

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Programs in psychology, humanities, and mythical studies. Carpinteria, CA.

The Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies at the University of Michigan
Addresses the need for educational models that aim toward a broader vision of human development, by integrating the arts, creativity, community outreach, and transpersonal an contemplative experiences into conventional approaches to learning.

PsiPhen Laboratory at the University of Colorado
The PsiPhen Lab in the University of Colorado at Boulder investigates psi phenomena. Much of the research thus far has been carried out by student's in Garret Moddel's Edges of Science class. Upon the closing of Princeton's PEAR program, the PsiPhen Lab inherited some of the PEAR's main equipment. As the PsiPhen lab establishes itself, it will move to providing an active graduate research program in psi.

Rhine Research Center
The Rhine Research Center is a non-profit research and education organization established to explore the unusual types of experiences that suggest capabilities as yet unrecognized in the domain of human personality, and to investigate those capabilities thoroughly by exact scientific methods.

Rhine Education Center
Professional training in parapsychology, including an online course in 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."

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center - Consciousness Studies Program
Saybrook's Consciousness Studies area gives students a unique framework on which to build a successful career in psychotherapy, counseling, research on conscious and unconscious processes, writing, or the arts.

Schumacher College - Masters in Holistic Science
This new program has the goal of providing an integrated framework of study and research that recognizes the changes occurring in science as it goes beyond interdisciplinarity to the understanding of complex wholes and their emergent properties at the levels of organisms, communities, ecosystems and the biosphere.

Science and Pseudoscience in Psychology at Emory University
Dr. Scott Lilienfeld's course in critical thinking which focuses on how to critically evaluate fringe-science and the paranormal.

University for Metaphysical Studies
It is the mission of the University for Metaphysical Studies to be the finest source of metaphysical education in the world. They offer courses for certification, graduate degree study, continuing education and personal growth via the Internet and in person around the globe.

Koestler Parapsychology Unit at the University of Edinburgh
Located in the Psychology Department of theUniversity of Edinburgh, the KPU consists of a group of academic staff and postgraduate students with an active interest in parapsychology. Interdisciplinary approaches to parapsychology, investigating the psi hypothesis, the pseudo-psi hypothesis, reported phenomena, experiences and beliefs about the paranormal, and the wider social and historical relevance of these.

The Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies at the University of Michigan
Addresses the need for educational models that aim toward a broader vision of human development, by integrating the arts, creativity, community outreach, and transpersonal an contemplative experiences into conventional approaches to learning.


SURVIVAL RESEARCH

International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
IANDS is devoted exclusively to the study of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) and Near-Death-Like experiences. Founded in 1978, it has become the premier NDE resource for research, education and support.

Parapsychology and Personal Survival
This web site broadly covers 10 different topics that indicate possible scenarios for life after death.


TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology Research Unit
Reserch organization whose focus ranges over the nature of consciousness and the psychology of spiritual development, in the pursuit of an "enriched vision of what it means to be human."

Charlie Tart's Home Page
Charlie Tart's page explores transpersonal psychology, consciousness & altered states of consciousness, dreams, Gurdjieff, hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, personal growth, parapsychology, and generally how to be both a scientific person and a spiritual seeker.


UFOLOGY

British UFO Research Association
BUFORA is scientifically-oriented organization dedicated to the investigation and research of the UFO enigma and related anomalies. Contains news, reserch, events, and sightings submissions.

Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
Founded in 1969, the Mutual UFO Network, Inc. (MUFON) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated, through its volunteers, to resolving the scientific enigma known collectively as unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Two publications include the monthly Mutual UFO Journal, and the International UFO Symposium Proceedings. In North America, states and provinces have MUFON chapters to investigate reported UFO events and conduct periodic meetings.

UFOEncounters
UFO Encounters contains over 110 articles written by their experts who continually update and add new content.

Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP) Observations Reporting Scheme
Initiated during 2009 and in the framework of the International Year of Astronomy, the Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP) 2009 Observations Reporting Scheme is a project aiming at facilitating the collection of UAP reports from both amateur and professional astronomers, via a questionnaire to be downloaded from a dedicated website.

Society for Interdisciplinary Studies
The SIS was formed to consider the role that global cosmic catastrophes may have played in Earth's history.


OTHER

Library of Exploratory Science (Lexscien)
An inexpensive subscription-based online library of the most important journals, books and magazines publishing serious research into anomalies and controversies in science and the humanities. Fully indexed and searchable journals and magazines, including the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (JSPR), SPR Abstracts Catalog, Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research (PSPR), the Rhine Research Center's Journal of Parapsychology (JP), the Parapsychological Associations's Research in Parapsychology (RIP), European Journal of Parapsychology (EJP), Revue Métapsychique, Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE), and more.

Nikola Tesla Library
The Serbian Nikola Tesla Museum has complied an archive of unpublished Tesla work, and made available his personal library, consisting of 786 titles (1,040 copies) of books, 323 titles of periodicals (journals and newspapers), 1,907 volumes (2,333 librarian units) and about 70,000 newspaper clippings.

 

 

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