As each week goes by I often find myself stumbling across various news, social media posts, blogs, articles, books, and more in relation to the paranormal. Often some of these pass me by never to be seen again, which can be a shame as when I see them I know that I want to read more on them. However, it can often be the wrong time, there are other more pressing things to take care of. As we are often bombarded by lots of this such information on a daily basis, a lot is lost in the digital ether.
So, what I wanted to do with this regular post is attempt to gather some various pieces of information that others like me may be interested to read. I’ve broken this down into a few categories below for now, hopefully you’ll like it – would love to hear your thoughts on the matter?
The Housewife, The Poltergeist and the Cambridge College Ghosts
This week a poltergeist story caught my eye as we all love one of those right. Although since reading John Frasier’s book on Poltergeist and talking to him on the subject my understanding has taken on a new viewpoint I think. Secondly, I was born in Cambridge, as was the SPR, so a Cambridge College haunting seemed very interesting.
- The housewife, the ghost hunter and the poltergeist | Books | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/19/the-housewife-the-ghost-hunter-and-the-poltergeist
- Ghosts that haunt 7 Cambridge colleges and the stories behind them – Cambridgeshire Live https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/ghosts-cambridge-colleges-haunting-stories-18897610
Here is a few of the items that caught my eye this week on social media.
- @ashleyknibb has reviewed Leaps of Faith: Ghost Hunting and Objectivity, by John M. Black, for the @SPR1882 website: spr.ac.uk/book-review/le… https://twitter.com/c_morck/status/1307607153037971467?s=12
- 💲 PARANORMAL PRIZE APPLICANTS—Demand this contract clause—If you win it will allow you to sue for nonpayment or defamation if later they imply you cheated: • “Applicant’s waived rights under this Agreement are automatically restored upon being declared winner of the Challenge.” https://twitter.com/james_a_conrad/status/1306930560103780352?s=12
- Within the psychical research community Gaskill is remembered for Hellish Nell: Last of Britain’s Witches. I was glad to find that LRB reviews of it and other books of interest, including Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose, are freely available. https://twitter.com/c_morck/status/1306550917609775108?s=12
- There are two new members on the SPR’s Council, Dr Malcolm Schofield (editor of the Journal) and Dennis Bury. There is a list showing who’s who on the website: spr.ac.uk/about/whos-who… https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1306528721017483264?s=12
- Walter Meyer zu Erpen is conducting a survey on survival of consciousness for his chapter in the SPR’s new book, Is There Life after Death? Deadline for responses to his survey is 30 Sept. : thank https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1306284264187715584?s=12
- SPR Webinar – DR DEBORAH L ERICKSON – ‘Can you hear me now? Current telepathic interspecies communication research’, 22nd September, 8 pm. Free to members, £5 non-members: spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/… https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1306237084399808518?s=12
- I have a new historical crush: Edmund Gurney (1847-1888) was an English psychologist, psychical researcher, musical theorist and philosophical writer. Excerpt From: Edmund Gurney, Psi Encyclopedia https://twitter.com/staceyscott_cws/status/1305502572686442496?s=12
- Brain-sharing Telepathy can be spontaneous, from a dream or when awake, and in a dreamy trance state of mind. I look further into this in Chapter 4 of ‘Making Sense of Life: Explaining Genes and Telepathy’. Available here: amzn.to/32zXfx3 #dna #telepathy #genes https://twitter.com/richard_alabone/status/1305930804590243842?s=12
- Head to phenomenacon.com to see the fantastic line-up of speakers this coming weekend.
- I’ll be giving a live talk Saturday evening at 6.15pm EST (11.15pm BST/GMT) on Researching the Weird & Wonderful. See you there! #Paranormal #Ghosts #Supernatural #Parapsychology https://twitter.com/ciaranokeeffe/status/1306098050537066497?s=12
- Hd Paranormal are ‘Good to Go’! ✅ For details on how we are dedicated to keeping you safe visit: hdparanormal.com/coronavirus-up… #COVID19 #goodtogo #staysafe #StayAlert https://twitter.com/hdghost_girl/status/1305458727655481345?s=12
- InPresence 0188: A New Parapsychological Approach to Financial Forecasting – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTlhh7wRuH0
- ASSAP Conference3 2020 Beth Darlington on Debunking and PAE – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5UJlWmVkQY
- Rejecting the Afterlife: The Case of Hamlin Garland (A Documentary by Dr Keith Parsons) – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz_-9NQxTK8
- ASSAP Webinar 11: Keith Linder on the Bothell Hell House – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8aOz5jxOKM
This section is somewhere I would like to share a few of the events, investigations, conventions and more that may interest you all. However, due to our current lockdown situation – I have now included online events.
- Parapsychology Event ! Dr. Callum Cooper discusses floatation tanks, altered states, and ESP. Learn more and attend this event by going to the Rhine Events calendar and clicking on the link for todays event. Hope to see you there! https://twitter.com/rhineesp/status/1306262585885499393?s=12
I often spend a lot of my time reading paranormal related blogs, books and articles. So, I figured this would be great to share with you all too. Blogs and online articles are often a great way to discover more on the paranormal and even challenge your own perception of some concepts. There will also likely be items from published journals and magazines too in the future – which of course will be limited to those with memberships to those organisations.
- The Paranormal Has Become a Cult | Tim Weisberg | Paranormal Radio https://www.paranormal.radio/article/the_paranormal_has_become_a_cult?fbclid=IwAR36oD2sROViRkBS3x3j4UKlQstw8XkIJFvCk-__eLNrgD9chHrTtVg9AUQ
- A Death Bed Visitation and What we know about them – Paranormal Hauntings https://paranormalhauntings.blog/2020/04/23/a-death-bed-visitation-and-what-we-know-about-them/
- Mediumship, Dissociation and the Unconscious Mind: Nineteenth Century Perspectives | Parapsychology https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/mediumship-dissociation-and-the-unconscious-mind-nineteenth-century-perspectives/
- LLIFS – The rules are …. there are no rules | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/the-rules-are-there-are-no-rules/
- Life Before Life: Is There Life Before Birth? 750 Cases of Hypnosis by Helen Wambach, PhD | White Crow Books | Books http://whitecrowbooks.com//books/page/life_before_life_is_there_life_before_birth_750_cases_of_hypnosis/
- Visitors at the End of Life | Columbia University Press http://cup.columbia.edu/book/visitors-at-the-end-of-life/9780231182157
- Harry Edwards | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/harry-edwards The brain rhythms that detach us from reality https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02505-z
- How to Be a Mystical Materialist – Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-be-a-mystical-materialist/
- Spiritualism Survey – SRIC https://survivalresearch.ca/spiritualism-survey/
- Vol. 34 No. 3 (2020): Journal of Scientific Exploration 34:3 Fall issue 2020 | Journal of Scientific Exploration https://journalofscientificexploration.org/index.php/jse/issue/view/71
- Family haunted by mysterious fires…soaking items to avoid destruction – New Era Live https://neweralive.com.na/posts/family-haunted-by-mysterious-firessoaking-items-to-avoid-destruction
- (PDF) A Comprehensive New Paradigm for Consciousness: From Sensations of the External World to Neural Correlates, Whole- Brain Coherence and the Whole Cosmos | James (Jim) E Beichler – Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/44087424/A_Comprehensive_New_Paradigm_for_Consciousness_From_Sensations_of_the_External_World_to_Neural_Correlates_Whole_Brain_Coherence_and_the_Whole_Cosmos
- Reincarnation: Scientists reveal what people experience in a near-death scenario – EconoTimes https://www.econotimes.com/Reincarnation-Scientists-reveal-what-people-experience-in-a-near-death-scenario-1592048
- EdgeScience Issue 43 | Society for Scientific Exploration https://www.scientificexploration.org/edgescience/43
Although generally the idea of this post was to share some of what catches my eye in the paranormal field week to week. I thought it would be good to capture some of this stuff in one place. Makes it easier to find right?
However, there’s always going to be stuff I miss, so please feel free to send me items and I may include them too. It’s a good way to share a lot of what’s happening out there in the paranormal world.