Outside Links

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Consciousness Research

Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology
Lund University's consciousness research center. Engages in the scientific study of unusual but not pathological experiences and events, including reputed parapsychological 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 Cardeña.

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, California, 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 number generator (RNG) research. It maintains a constantly running world-wide network of RNG devices, which report to a central server. Many interesting and unusual phenomena have been reported.

Institute for the Advancement of Science and Consciousness
I-ASC is dedicated to exploring the connections between consciousness research and ancient wisdom. I-ASC hosts monthly events in the San Francisco Bay area.

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 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 number generators (RNGs) and remote perception.

Windbridge Institute
Launched in 2008, the Windbridge Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to conducting world-class research on phenomena currently unexplained within traditional scientific disciplines. The investigators' primary focus is on applied research with the goal of developing and distributing information, services, and technologies that allow people to reach their full potential so they can live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

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.


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 online tests for "psi" functioning, based on similar techniques used in more rigorous laboratory experiments.

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.

Society for Anomalistics (Gesellschaft für Anomalistik)
The Gesellschaft für Anomalistik (Society for Anomalistics) is recognized as a charitable organization for the advancement of science by the German state. Its roughly 130 members, with professional backgrounds in the natural and social sciences as well as in the humanities, advocate a critical but open-minded approach to controversial scientific claims and exceptional human experiences.

The International Psychic Institute (Institut Metapsychique International)
The International Psychic Institute (IMI) is a state-approved foundation dedicated to the scientific study of so-called "paranormal" phenomena: telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition (or premonition), and psychokinesis (or telekinesis). Founded in 1919, the Institute was one of the first organizations in the world to study these phenomena psi with an approach that is both rigorous and open, free of religious bias or philosophical. Speaking to researchers and students, official, and informed public bodies, IMI aims to restore a tradition in France of reflection and scientific studies on the phenomenon called "paranormal." The Institute is thus a rational alternative to both excesses of credulity as excessive skepticism.

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 the University 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 engaged in the study of psi or psychic experiences, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, remote viewing, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and precognition.

Paranormal Studies and Investigations Canada
PsiCan is a Canadian organization dedicated to the research, study and exploration of a diverse range of topics considered to be "paranormal."

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 death, psychic phenomena and its usefulness, healing, and practical intuition.

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute
Dr. Vernon Neppe's neuropsychiatric institute, endorsing 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 Number Generators (RNG) and RNG-based products for research, commercial use, and self-exploration and improvement.

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.

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


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 About Skeptics
Skeptical About Skeptics is dedicated to countering dogmatic, ill-informed attacks leveled by self-styled skeptics on pioneering scientific research and researchers.

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

Transpersonal Psychology

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.

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.

International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD)
IASD is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Their purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.

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

The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the University of Virginia
The Division of Perceptual Studies is a unit of the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. Utilizing scientific methods, the researchers within The Division of Perceptual Studies investigate apparent paranormal phenomena, especially Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) and children who claim to remember previous lives.


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

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.


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.

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.