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Dateline: New York City, May 8th, 2015
Contact: Lisette Coly, 212-628-1550
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Lisette Coly Announces The First Online
Parapsychology Foundation Forum:
Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology

On Wednesday, May 20th, the Parapsychology Foundation will host its first-ever online forum covering recent advances in parapsychological research in the UK. Professor Chris Roe and Dr. Elizabeth Roxburgh are bringing their students to the Eileen J. Garrett Research Library for a week in May.

The forum will begin at Noon Eastern on the WizIQ social media teaching platform and will continue with presentations through 7pm Eastern. The forum is free and all presentations will be available on the WizIQ platform as recordings for all registrants. Here’s the line-up for the Forum:

The Forum will begin with an introduction from Lisette Coly, and Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, a Research Fellow at the Foundation.

Professor Chris Roe Professor Chris Roe is the PF Affiliate from England, Research Leader for the Psychology Division and Director of the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes, at the University of Northampton, and the first person from the UK to receive the Parapsychological Association’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Parapsychology (2014). Professor Roe will present “Psi as Unconscious: A Review of Some Recent Developments in Parapsychology.”

David Saunders, University of Northampton

David Saunders, a doctoral candidate at the University of Northampton, will present “To sleep perchance to dream... of the dead: Do dreamed encounters with the dead provide any support for the survival hypothesis?”

Cal Cooper, University of Northampton

Cal Cooper, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Northampton will present, “The Role of Anomalous Experiences in Bereavement.”

Rachel Evenden, University of Northampton

Rachel Evenden, a research assistant at University of Northampton and a certified Integrative Counselor will give a talk called “A counseling approach to mediumship: Adaptive outcomes to grief following an exceptional experience.”

Elizabeth Roxburgh, University of Northampton

Dr. Elizabeth Roxburgh, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton and a BACP registered Counselor, will present “What is ‘Clinical Parapsychology?’ An Overview of Anomalous Experience and Mental Health.”

Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, a Research Fellow at the PF will moderate the online forum.

To register for the free online sessions, “Parapsychology Foundation Forum: Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology,” click here to set up your free account on WizIQ and then click here to enroll. Feel free to pass on the course link! Everybody is welcome!


Dateline: New York City, April 21, 2015
Contact: Lisette Coly, 212-628-1550
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Lisette Coly Announces Visit of University of Northampton Researchers

Plans are afoot for Parapsychology Foundation to welcome to Manhattan and Greenport a British team of parapsychologists in mid May.

Dr. Chris RoeWe are very proud and excited to welcome Dr. Chris Roe, Research Leader, Psychology Division of the University of Northampton and PF Affiliate to England, as well as Dr. Elizabeth Roxburgh and graduate students Cal Cooper, David Saunders, and Rachel Evenden. The three will spend a week’s sojourn at the Eileen J. Garrett Library in Greenport.

The group will be utilizing the vast resources of the library along with the support of PF’s Research Fellows, Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone and Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado as well as PF’s long-time volunteer, Natasha Chisdes.

Some of the topics the University of Northampton group will be working on include anomalous experiences in the therapeutic setting, phenomenological approaches to mediumship and the process of setting up a research laboratory at the Spiritualists National Union where the group will conduct work with practicing mediums, a lucid dream ESP project and a comparison of ganzfeld and RV ESP protocols along with the impact of apparitional experiences among the recently bereaved. An exciting panoply of topics to be sure!

The group will be also meeting with famed researcher, Dr. Lawrence LeShan, while in Manhattan and participating in a PF sponsored event to be announced.


Dateline: New York City, March 1, 2015
Contact: Lisette Coly, 212-628-1550
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Lisette Coly Welcomes Third Research Fellow, Dr. James G. Matlock, to the PF

Dr. James G. MatlockThe Parapsychology Foundation welcomes Dr. James G. Matlock as the fourth Research Fellow in the new PF Research Fellow program. Dr. Matlock has an M.L.S. in Archive Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in anthropology. He served on the staff of the American Society for Psychical Research in New York City in the 1980s and the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina. His primary interests include the history of parapsychology, the anthropology of extraordinary experience, and survival-related issues, especially reincarnation. His publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, the Journal of Religion and Psychical Research, and the Journal of Parapsychology, among other journals.

Matlock is considered to be an expert on reincarnation traditions and on reincarnation research, having published the definitive literature review of the topic in Stanley Krippner and his colleagues, Advances in Parapsychological Research 6 published in 1990.

Currently writing a book that will be a comprehensive look at reincarnation research, he is also teaching an adult education course, Signs of Reincarnation on The AZIRE online course site. The course, which started on the 20th of April, is a 15-week (semester-long) interdisciplinary offering that draws on anthropology, consciousness studies, and psychical research, among other fields. It is designed as a graduate-level seminar course to introduce participants to academic research on reincarnation (chiefly by Ian Stevenson and his colleagues) and presupposes some acquaintance with academic argument and the scientific method. The course covers all aspects of research on reincarnation, including reincarnation beliefs, methods of case investigation, findings from investigations, and the interpretation of those findings. It includes original lectures as well as readings from the reincarnation and larger scientific literature and involves participation through discussion among participants. It is self-paced with an estimated time commitment of 5-6 hours per week, including discussion periods. He will be taking registrations until this weekend. Contact him or register by clicking here.

Matlock joins previously appointment Research Fellows, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, and Dr. Kathy S. Dalton.


Dateline: New York City, January 4th, 2015
Contact: Lisette Coly, 212-628-1550
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Lisette Coly Announces the Establishment of a Research Fellow Program for 2015

With three new appointments, Parapsychology Foundation”s President, Lisette Coly, announces the beginning of the first new program of the new year, the Research Fellow program. The first recipients are: Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, Dr. Kathy S. Dalton, and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone. All three will be involved in teaching and research this year, and have dedicated themselves to furthering the Foundation’s goal of educating and serving the scientific study of psychic phenomena.

Dr. Kathy Dalton Dr. Kathy S. Dalton has a PhD in psychology from the University of Edinburgh, focusing on creativity and psi research as it relates to the ganzfeld. She has been actively studying anomalous, paranormal and transpersonal experiences for more than 25 years. While her parapsychology research has focused primarily on ganzfeld research with creative populations, she has also conducted research in the areas of dream GESP, healing and intentionality, psychokinesis, the effects of the geomagnetic field on psi, and the role of gender, biological relationships and psychological characteristics in successful psi participants.

Dr. Dalton has also consulted on the development of ganzfeld facilities and conducted training in the ganzfeld procedure for the Institute of Parapsychology in the USA, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and the Faculdade de Ciências Biopsíquicas do Paraná in Brazil. Her scientific articles have been in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Creative Behavior, Imagery and Cognition, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Journal of Parapsychology, and the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. Dr. Dalton is also a member of the Parapsychological Association, the American Psychological Association and the Institute for Creative Problem Solving.

Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone
Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone has been associated with the Parapsychology Foundation for a number of years, as a consultant, a staff member, a volunteer, and now as a Research Fellow and consultant. Recently she has organized the first ever massively open online course, Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education that will be held on the social media teaching platform. The course, also organized by her husband Dr. Alvarado, will feature lectures by them both, and by Dr. Kathy Dalton. More information on the course, which is being offered in partnership with the Parapsychology Foundation, is available on the PFLyceum Blog. Her biography can be found on the Staff page.

Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado
Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado has also had a long association with the Parapsychology Foundation, also as a consultant, staff member, volunteer, and now as a Research Fellow and consultant. He has published over 250 academic articles to date, is the author of the frequently-appearing blog, Parapsychology: History, Research, News. He is currently conducting research with his wife and colleague, Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone on shared death experiences. Further details about him are also available on the PF staff page.

The three Research Fellows have collaborated on research on and off for many years, having been together at the Rhine Research Center in the early 1990s, and at the University of Edinburgh in the mid-1990s. They are planning to undertake a new round of collaborative work later this year. In the meantime all three will be making the name and good work of the Parapsychology Foundation more visible as they publish and teach with the affiliation in the coming years.

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