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The Journal of Parapsychology has earned widespread recognition as an authoritative resource for scientists, educators, and professionals as well as newcomers to the field. Its primary contents—the technical experimental reports—are supplemented with comprehensive research reviews, theoretical perspectives, abstracts of papers in related journals, book reviews, and correspondence.

Parapsychological Association (PA). The Parapsychological Association is the professional organization for parapsychologists. The site houses information relating to the organization specifically and parapsychology in general. The PA is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Consciousness Research Laboratory (University of Nevada, Las Vegas). This popular website has explanations of several lines of current parapsychology research plus a number of parapsychology experiments you can participate in. It also houses an electronic newsletter and the "Parapsychology FAQ," a web page containing just about everything you want to know about parapsychology, written by Dr. Dean Radin with the assistance of the leading researchers in the field.

University of Utrecht Parapsychology Laboratory. Prof. D. J. Bierman maintains a website that contains extended abstracts and even complete scientific papers as well as other information. Web-based experiments in ESP and psychokinesis are available here.

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Lab (Princeton University). Description of this famous laboratory's program, personnel, and research projects.

Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene e.V. (IGPP). Located in Freiburg, Germany, and founded by Dr. Hans Bender, the IGPP is said to be the German equivalent of our very own Institute for Parapsychology. Their site describes their research in German, some of which is translated into English as well.

Charles Tart has a page that covers many areas related to parapsychology such as consciousness, altered states, meditation, and transpersonal psychology, to name a few of the topics. The papers on his page are mostly full texts of works he has published over the years in scientific journals, but are an easy read for non-scientists as well.

Charles Tart is also involved an online research project dealing with consciousness called The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences (TASTE). TASTE is an online journal devoted to transcendent experiences reported by scientists.

The website for Franklin Pierce College offers a number of useful links of a general nature, including work conducted by Professor Bill Jack's students. Included are pages on professional journals, research facilities, experiential links, and even skeptical links. This site is a good starting ground.

The Boundary Institute is a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to the study of interactions at the boundary between mind and matter. Lots of fun online psi games to play!

A somewhat more cautious organization with regards to parapsychology is the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College in London. The Unit, headed by Dr. Chris French, provides a focus for research activity in the area of anomalistic psychology, which includes but is not limited to the paranormal.

Formed in 1990, the Alex Tanous Foundation seeks to conduct rigorous scientific research in areas related to physical and spiritual development, including, but not limited to, the development of creativity, creativity and healing, and the teaching of creativity. The foundation serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of anomalies.

The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting 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, and at its facility on the upper-east side of New York City, maintains the Eileen J. Garrett Library with its collection of more than 10,000 volumes and 100 periodicals on parapsychology and related topics.

Dianne Arcangel is a former hospice chaplain, psychotherapist, and Director of The Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Center of Houston. She currently serves as consultant to the Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and as facilitator for grief workshops across the country. Dianne is a leading expert in the use of the Psychomanteum booth (or Oracle), consults with the RRC, and conducted two training workshops at the Rhine Research Center last year.

The Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology is one of the world's oldest and best known foundations devoted to paranormal study. A non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina, the Center applies scientific methods toward the exploration of extrasensory perception and psychokinesis as valid human capabilities.
Rhine Research Center is located next door to Duke University, and it owes its existence to Duke and one of its most fascinating academics, Dr. J. B. Rhine (1895-1980).

The Bio-Emission Laboratory is a laboratory of the NIRS: National Institute of Radiological Sciences of the Japanese Government. Parapsychological phenomena have been studied [there in] recent years. N.B. This is a reduced version of their page - the full version is temporarily available only to those with user-names and passwords (contact kokubo@nirs.go.jp for access).

The Consciousness Research Laboratory is a non-profit scientific research organization established in 1993 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  In 1997, CRL became a private research institute in Northern California.  CRL's mission is the scientific study of the role of consciousness in the physical world, with particular interest in those human experiences called "psychic." CRL is supported by grants from private foundations.

The Boundary Institute is a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to the advancement of 21st-Century science. Our research activities include the development and exploration of new approaches in physics and mathematics, testing of new theory by experiment, and investigations of certain anomalous phenomena.

Koestler Parapsychology Unit  -  The Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) is a research group based in the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh. Established in 1985, it consists of academic staff and postgraduate students who teach and research various aspects of parapsychology. Please explore the site to find out more about our work.

Noetic Sciences  -  We are a nonprofit membership organization that conducts and sponsors research into the potentials and powers of the mind—including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. We are bold enough to explore phenomena that do not fit the conventional scientific model, yet with an equal commitment to scientific rigor. Through our publications, conferences, and website, we educate the public about the latest findings on consciousness and how it relates to the physical world. And we support community building by providing ways for members and colleagues to share their experiences and ideas with one another through local community groups, global online discussion groups, and other networking opportunities. We honor open-minded approaches, and strive to bring discernment to our work. We are not a spiritual sect, political-action group, or a single-cause institute. Quite simply: We honor diversity of perspectives and multiple ways of knowing. PSI Research and Parapsychology Links

 

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Updated: 2/27/11