Here’s a little-known factoid to share during the upcoming Halloween season — haunted houses are a scientific reality. That conclusion comes from Jim Houran's decades of dedicated research on “ghostly episodes,” that is, manifestations attributed to ghosts, haunts, or poltergeists.
As psychedelic research makes headlines in premier medical journals and mainstream media across the globe, it is clear that a psychedelic renaissance is in full swing. This rapidly reemerging field of research brings with it countless unanswered questions, not only surrounding the psychedelic compounds themselves but also regarding previously unexplained and extraordinary human experiences.
Between one-third and one-half of the global population report having anomalous/exceptional experiences. Approximately half of them find the experiences distressing. This presents a clear need for mental health practitioners with specific training in listening constructively to these experiences. However, few have this training, leaving those will distressing paranormal experiences underserved.
Public Parapsychology Community (PPC) provided a virtual space for academics and members of the public to explore the application of consciousness-based practices as change agents to help combat the global climate crisis.
The Exploring Consciousness-Based Applications for Climate Action Workshop & Ideathon has closed. Three teams were formed: one team exploring "subtle activism" as a psi application, one carbon removal Xprize team, and a team working on a mobile app for collectively focusing intent.
Public Parapsychology is calling for centers, laboratories, and citizen scientists engaged in consciousness-based research & practices to consider devoting at least a small portion of their 2022 activities to climate action.