Note: the info in this page may not be up to date, for ‘available time’ reasons. – CTT
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Labs and Universities
PhDs and Researchers
Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology
A brilliant former student of mine, Etzel Cardena, now runs a graduate specialization open to research in consciousness, altered states, hypnosis, parapsychology, and the like at Lund University in Sweden. One of the few places you can get a PhD level education in these areas.
Cognitive Sciences Laboratory
Dr. Edwin May, one of the world’s leading parapsychologists, provides valuable information about parapsychology here.
Consciousness Research Laboratories
Solid parapsychology information and tests by leading parapsychologist Dr. Dean Radin.
Koestler Parapsychology Unit (University of Edinburgh)
PhD Psychology program at the University of Edinburgh with specialization in parapsychology. One of the VERY few such program.
Princeton Engineering and Anomalies Research (PEAR Labs)
One of the leading research labs.
University of California at Davis (UC Davis)
(The UCD Psychology program is a good, mainstream program, but no longer teaches any of the sorts of subjects most people associate with me. – CTT
University of Virginia Division of Personality Studies
This is the leading scientific research center for topics like reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences and other aspects of parapsychology.
European Journal of Parapsychology
One of the essential scientific journals to read if you want to keep up with the latest developments in parapsychology.
Journal of Scientific Exploration
One of the essential scientific journals to read if you want to keep up with the latest developments in parapsychology.
New Dimensions Radio
Weekly and sometimes even more often programs on various aspects of human potential, always stimulating and enlightening. Carried on many stations in the USA and abroad, as well as on global shortwave and the internet.
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) is one of the world’s foremost parapsychology laboratories.
American Society for Psychical Research
The oldest organization in America for promoting research in parapsychology (psychical research is the older term), has lectures in NYC and publishes a “must read” journal for those who want to keep up with the field, the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research.
Association for the Study of Dreams
The ASD holds a yearly conference on dreams, presenting both the latest research and experiential workshops. Visiting their web site and joining the Association is an excellent way to keep up with knowledge about dreams – their causes, their meanings, their uses.
Association for Transpersonal Psychology
ATP is the premier organization for everyone interested in spiritual (transpersonal) psychology. They publish the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and hold an annual meeting each year with both professional and experiential presentations.
Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies at UNLV
I had the honor of being the first holder of this Chair, which is now held by near-death experiences research Raymond Moody. (As of Fall 2002 I have heard that the Chair may have been discontinued, although the website is still up.)
British Scientific and Medical Network
Britain’s leading organization to look into and disseminate information about alternative medicine and related spiritual and parapsychological issues. Their Newsletter is valuable.
Esalen Center for Theory & Research
This is the more conceptual branch of Esalen. They hold invited conferences for people working in cutting edge areas and publish proceedings, some on their web site. Material from two invited conferences on research on the possibility of survival of the mind after bodily death is on the site.
Esalen Institute was central in creating the Human Potential movement in the 60’s and is still the leading world center for experiential education of many human potentials.
Exceptional Human Experience
The Exceptional Human Experience studies the personal and transformative meaning at the core of all types of anomalous experiences (we list 335 on our website): mystical, encounter, psychical, healing, death-related, peak, healing, desolation/nadir, and exceptional human performance. We are especially interested in their aftereffects, the most common being a sense of the connectedness of all things. We have developed an EHE autobiography technique to help potentiate this and other core realizations such as reverence for all life and a sense of planetary stewardship.
PJ’s Remote Viewing sites
Essential material by my webmaster, Palyne: the RV sites are a must-read if you’re really interested in remote viewing.
Institut Metapsychique International
For French speakers, a valuable source of information on the paranormal
Institute for Transpersonal Psychology
I teach part-time here, and highly recommend the program for those seriously interested in transpersonal psychology. See my Career Advice letter on another part of this site. Offers WASC accredited MA and PhD programs in transpersonal psychology. A distance PhD program will be offered in 2002. – CTT
Institute of Noetic Sciences
IONS is a membership organization devoted to promoting research and education in areas like alternative medicine, parapsychology, human potentials, creativity, etc. Membership is an excellent way of keeping up with these areas through IONS publication. Note: I may be”biased,” as IONS has supported some of my research, but I think my recommendation is accurate!
International Association for Near Death Studies
An organization of not only scientists who research near death experiences (NDEs), but also mostly of those who’ve experienced them. A vital contact point if you’ve had an NDE!
International Association of Spiritual Psychiatry
MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)
There is a small amount of decent scientific research on psychedelic drugs going on world-wide, and visiting this website and subscribing to the MAPS Bulletin in the way to keep up with it and/or help support it.
Online Noetics Network
The PA is the scientific and scholarly organization in the field. Full membership in the PA comes with demonstrated scientific and scholarly contributions to the field. Student or associate membership is available also.
The PF has just started publishing the International Journal of Parapsychology again. One of the essential scientific journals to read if you want to keep up with the latest developments in parapsychology. They also provide small grants for scientific parapsychology and have one of the best libraries around.
Rhine Research Center
The major research center in the United States, continuing the work started by J. B. and Louisa Rhine at Duke University in the 1930s. Publishes the Journal of Parapsychology, one of the essential scientific journals to read if you want to keep up with the latest developments in parapsychology.
Society for Psychical Research
Founded in 1882 by leading British intellectuals, the SPR was dedicated to investigating those kinds of phenomena which suggest that we humans are something more than mere biological machines, phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis and postmortem survival. Publishes essential reading in parapsychology, the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research as well as conducting programs in Britain.
Society for Scientific Exploration
The Society’s journal is one of the essential scientific journals to read if you want to keep up with the latest developments in parapsychology and other areas in science that might be “fringe” or might be the next “cutting edge.” Yearly meetings.
Spiritual Emergence Network (now Center for Psychological and Spiritual Health)
The Spiritual Emergence Network tries to find professional help for those disturbed by unusual experience, and turn such experiences into spiritual growth instead of pathologizing them. They can also be reached by phone at (415) 575-6299. SEN e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org and SEN website – www.cpsh.org
The Forge Institute is one of the leading organizations working to bring transformative, trans-traditional spirituality into society. Its programs include: a professional organization, The Forge Guild of Spiritual Leaders and Teachers; a for-credit college course being taught at several universities; local spiritual growth communities for seekers, Forge Hearths; and a public initiative to bring spirituality into discussions of social issues.
Vaults of Erowid
An enormous and comprehensive collection of reference material on psychoactive drugs like marijuana, LSD, etc.
A Guide to Transpersonal Psychology
After-Death Communications Project
This started with a book by Bill and Judy Guggenheim reporting hundreds of experiences by ordinary people of communications from loved ones who had died, and has expanded into a variety of resources for information about the possibility of survival of death. Excellent links also.
Claudio Naranjo Website
Claudio Naranjo, MD, PhD, was one of my earliest and most important spiritual teachers. I learned so much from him, particularly about the needed integration of psychological and spiritual growth. He has tended to work out of the limelight, but now has a website.
Closer to the Truth show forum on parapsychology
Two episodes of the Closer to the Truth TV series discussed parapsychology in useful ways and now there is a website continuing the discussion as to whether ESP is real, allowing access to some primary data, allowing questions to be asked and comments posted. If you are interested in the existence of ESP this may be interesting – personally I found the evidence for its existence overwhelmingly positive many years ago and have no interest in debating it, but it’s a live issue for some people – I want to get on with understanding what psi is, what it means, and its applications, as discussed in many of the papers on this paradigm-sys.com/cttart/ site.
Fearless Books – Positive Journalism
Patrick Miller is a journalist friend of mine who does something quite unusual for journalists – he writes about positive events, not just the endless string of depressing downers that we get all the time from the mass media. And about interesting topics like understandings of consciousness, human potentials, etc. You can find out about and subscribe to his work at this site.
Ken Wilber Online
Ken Wilber is one of the leading theorists of transpersonal psychology. This site gives introductions to his many works, which are must reading for those who want to know the broad scope of transpersonal psychology.
New Harbinger Publications
My new publisher – they will be bringing out my End of Materialism in the Spring of 2009 – New Harbinger Publications has brought readers effective, scientifically sound self-help books that deal with a range of topics in psychology, health, and personal growth for more than 30 years.
Parapsychology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A group of leading experimental parapsychologists collaborated in this basic set of answers to the most frequently asked questions about parapsychology. This is solid information that everyone should know.
Parapsychology Sources on the Internet
Parapsychology, Anomalies, Science, Skepticism, and CSICOP
A very large collection of articles about parapsychology and what I usually call “pseudo-skepticism.” I’ve sampled a few and this is useful.
A site to order a CD packed with authoritative information on parapsychology, containing fascinating tests as well.
Real Spirituality: Mariana Caplan
I have read a couple of books by Mariana Caplan (as well as being interviewed by her a couple of times, so I might be biased) and am quite impressed by her deep knowledge of spiritual paths combined with an understanding of all the psychological pitfalls that can turn the student-teacher relationship into a pathological one. Her books are good reading for anyone wanting to follow any spiritual path.
Beautiful photographs by leading photographer Martin Gray of sacred sites around the world.
Shinzen Young, Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation teacher
As a scientist, I feel a little presumptuous recommending any “spiritual” sites, but this is a link to the site of a spiritual teacher who has been a wonderful source of inspiration and meditation training in my life. The man is a genius at teaching meditation in a way that makes it learnable! There are now a number of excellent video lectures by Shinzen on YouTube. You can find them listed at http:\www.youtube.com/user/expandcontract . I’m sure there are others also.
Sogyal Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen teacher
As a scientist, I feel a little presumptuous recommending any “spiritual” sites, but this is a link to the site of a spiritual teacher who has been a wonderful source of inspiration and meditation training in my life.
Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What
This 100+ minute DVD is the best and most informative documentary about contemporary parapsychology research that I know of – and I say that even after I compensate for the bias that I’m one of the researchers interviewed. The focus is on what we know and are learning, without the usual distractions of the pseudo-skeptics ranting about how it’s all impossible. Highly recommended!
Spiritual Care Program
An offshoot of Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche’s Rigpa Fellowship, this non-sectarian organization helps train people to provide spiritual care to the dying and the bereaved.
Survival Science Website
A very useful web site guiding the reader to scientific information suggesting something of a human being may survive beyond physical death.
A very useful collection of classic writings about the evidence for post-mortem survival as well as other information
Arthur Deikman Website
Arthur Deikman is one of the leading investigators of the transpersonal. Here you will find articles and books offering a way of understanding the mystical traditions and the mystical experience without reducing them to neurophysiological artifacts.
Ask Dr. Shulgin Online – Psychoactive Drug Info
Stating that the Government has abdicated its responsibility to provide unbiased and accurate drug education and is thereby increasing the individual and social harms that may be associated with drug use, a nonprofit organization focused on “cognitive liberty,” the Alchemind Society, has unveiled a new online service aimed at providing real drug education. ASK DR. SHULGIN ONLINE allows any person with Internet access to ask word-famous chemist and writer Alexander Shulgin, Ph.D. a question regarding psychoactive drugs such as mescaline, LSD, and MDMA (Ecstasy). I know Dr. Shulgin both personally and by reputation, and this site should be a source of solid information.
Nobel laureate physicist Brian Josephson has a long-standing interest in parapsychology and the nature of consciousness.
Charles T. Tart
Dr. Radin is one of the leading experimental parapsychologists.
Frances Vaughan Website
Frances Vaughan is one of the world’s leading transpersonal psychologists. She has the too rare knack of combining great spiritual knowledge with real common sense. All of her writings are highly recommended.
James Spottiswoode is one of the leading experimental parapsychologists.
Professor Utts of the University of California at Davis is a leading authority on statistical analyses as applied to parapsychology.
Joe McMoneagle was one of the outstanding remote viewers in the classified US Army program and does remote viewing today as a private consultant.
William Braud, Transpersonal Psychology and Parapsychology
William Braud, my colleague at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP), is one of the world’s leading transpersonal psychologists and parapsychologists. He created this site as part of a course on dissertation writing for ITP students and part of the site is of interest only to them, but the rest has so many valuable resources on transpersonal psychology and parapsychology that I highly recommend it.