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Utrecht II: Charting the Future of Parapsychology (2008)
Held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from October 15th through October 18th, 2008, this conference brought together a unique group of speakers, presenters, discussants and observers to assess “Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going?” in scientific parapsychology. For a description of the philosophy of the conference, click here. For the program schedule, brief biographies of invited speakers, paper presenters, moderators, panel discussants and observers, abstracts and powerpoints of the presentations, and photo galleries click here.

The Study of Mediumship: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2005)
Held in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA in 2005, this conference focused on the study and use of mediumship in various cultures including mediumnship research in the United States, the use of mediums in field investigations in the United States, mediumship in the Spiritist traditions in Brazil and Puerto Rico, and the relationship of creativity and dissociation to mediumship abilities, as well as the history of mediumship in psychical research. The participants included Carlos S. Alvarado, Etzel CardeŮa, Joan Koss-Chioino, Jesus Soto Espinosa, Wellington Zangari, Emily W. Kelly, Gary Schwartz, Ruth Reinsel and Loyd Auerbach. A print proceedings will be available in 2007. To read abstracts of the conference papers click here.

Parapsychology and Thanatology (1993)
Held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1993, this conference focused on aspects of death and survival of death. Some of the topics were near-death experiences, theories of survival, and dissociation experiences and evidence for survival. The participants included Robert Almeder, Stephen E. Braude, Michael Grosso, John Palmer, William G. Roll, and Eugene Taylor. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Women and Parapsychology (1991)
Held in Dublin, Ireland, this conference was devoted to women and gender issues in parapsychology. Some of the topics were feminist approaches to science, images of women as disorder and pathology, and gender differences in belief in the paranormal. The participants included Anjum Khilji, Beverly Rubik, Marilyn J. Schlitz, Jessica Utts, Rhea A. White, and Nancy L. Zingrone. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Psi and Clinical Practice (1989)
Held in London, England, this conference discussed clinical aspects of parapsychology such as approaches to counseling individuals with psi experiences, multiple personality, and the definition of normality and the paranormal. The participants included Keith Harary, Wim H. Kramer, Vernon H. Neppe, Adrian Parker, Ian Tierney, and Robert Van de Castle. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Psi Research Methodology: A Re-Examination (1988)
Held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this conference was devoted to different methodological aspects. Some of the topics were analyses of free-response ESP data, the use of technology, and the measurement of altered states of consciousness. The participants included Victor Adamenko, William Braud, Richard S. Broughton, Edwin C. May, John Palmer, and Rex G. Stanford. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Spontaneous Psi, Depth Psychology, and Parapsychology (1987)
Held in Berkeley, California, this conference was about aspects of spontaneous phenomena such as its relation with experimental studies, clinical issues, and psychodynamics. The participants included Keith Harary, Arthur Hastings, Julian Isaacs, Jurgen Keil, Helen Palmer, and Marilyn Schlitz. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Parapsychology and Human Nature (1986)
Held in Washington, D.C., USA, this conference was dedicated to aspects of parapsychology important for our conceptions of the nature of human beings. Some of the topics were hypnotizability and somatic problems, the normality of psi abilities, and altered states of consciousness and psi. The participants included H.M. Collins, Elizabeth E. Mintz, Vernon M. Neppe, Richard Noll, Charles T. Tart, and Ian Wickramasekera. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Parapsychology, Philosophy and Religious Concepts (1985)
Held in Rome, Italy, this conference focused on philosophical and religious ideas such as mysticism, theosophy and the supernatural in relation to psychic phenomena. The participants included Corrado Balducci, Sergio Bernardi, Michael Grosso, Michael Perry, Leslie Price, and Rhea A. White. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Current Trends in Psi Research (1984)
Held in New Orleans, Louisiana, this conference was about recent developments in parapsychological research. Some of the topics included psychic healing, out-of-body experiences and criticisms of parapsychology. The participants included Carlos S. Alvarado, Daniel J. Benor, Michael Grosso, John Palmer, William G. Roll, and Debra H. Weiner. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

The Repeatability Problem in Parapsychology (1983)
Held in San Antonio, Texas, this conference addressed the issue of replication of findings in parapsychology. Some of the topics discusses were the importance and problems of replication and how to evaluate replication in the field. The participants included John Beloff, Hoyt Edge, Charles Honorton, Marilyn Schlitz, Rex G. Stanford, and Evan Harris Walker. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Parapsychologyís Second Century (1982)
Held in London, this conference was devoted to discuss the future of parapsychology. Some of the topics were what phenomena should be included in parapsychology, replication, and the use and meaning of psychic phenomena. The participants included Susan J. Blackmore, Dick J. Bierman, Elmar R. Gruber, Emilio Servadio, Ernesto Spinelli, and Kathleen Wilson. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Parapsychology and the Experimental Method (1981)
Held in New York, this conference focused on different aspects of experimental parapsychology such as the use of computers for research and epistemological questions. The participants included Richard S. Broughton, Hoyt Edge, Anita Gregory, Donald McCarthy, K. Ramakrishna Rao, and Rex G. Stanford. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Concepts and Theories of Parapsychology (1980)
Held in New York, this conference was devoted to conceptual issues such as classification and theory in psychokinesis, internal attention states, and physical models. The participants included William Braud, Stephen Braude, Brenda Dunne, Robert Jahn, Robert L. Morris, and Rex G. Stanford. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Communication and Parapsychology (1979)
Held in Vancouver, Canada, this conference was devoted to analyze parapsychological processes as examples of communication. Some topics were the relationship of parapsychological processes to information processing theory, nonverbal communication, and culture. The participants included David Read Barker, Harvey J. Irwin, Robert L. Morris, Robert Rosenthal, Martin Ruderfer, and Montague Ullman. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Brain/Mind and Parapsychology (1978)
Held in Montreal, Canada, this conference discussed different conceptual issues about mind, the brain and parapsychology. Some specific topics were Eccles' psychophysical interaction model, brain hemisphere functioning and the mind-body problem. The participants included J. Bigu, Thomas H. Budzynski, Norman F. Dixon, Jan Ehrenwald, Edward F. Kelly, and Karl H. Pribram. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Psi and States of Awareness (1977)
Held in Paris, France, this conference focused on altered states of consciousness and ESP. Some of the topics discussed were ganzfeld research, methodology and brain hemispheric functioning. The participants included William G. Braud, Charles Honorton, Adrian Parker, Emilio Servadio, Inge Strauch, and Charles T. Tart. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

The Philosophy of Parapsychology (1976)
Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, this conference focused on different aspects of the relationship between philosophy and parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed included a causal theory of ESP, paradigms and the problem of survival of identity after bodily death. The participants included, John Beloff, Frederick C. Dommeyer, Hoyt L. Edge, Peter A. French, Lawrence LeShan, and Terence Penelhum. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Education in Parapsychology (1975)
Held in San Francisco, California, the conference discussed aspects of education in parapsychology such as course curricula, the training of teachers, and how to prepare for a career in parapsychology. The participants included John Beloff, Robert L. Morris, J.B. Rhine, D. Scott Rogo, Rex G. Stanford, Rhea A. White. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Quantum Physics and Parapsychology (1974)
Held in Geneva, Switzerland, this conference focused on quantum physics and parapsychological phenomena. Some of the topics discussed were the study of physical phenomena and precognition, and the imporyance on entropy to understand psychokinesis. The participants included C.T.K. Chari, O. Costa de Beauregard, Gerald Feinberg, Harold Puthoff, and Russell Targ. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Parapsychology and Anthropology (1973)
Held in London, England, this conference was devoted to the relationships between parapsychology and anthropology. Some of the topics discussed were psychic phenomena in tribal groups, altered states of consciousness, and conducting research in cultures different to your own. The participants included George Devereux, Joan Halifax-Grof, Alister Hardy, Ioan M. Lewis, Marcel Martiny, and Robert Van de Castle. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Parapsychology and the Sciences (1972)
Held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, this conference was devoted to discussions about the relationship of parapsychology with other sciences and disciplines. Some of the disciplines included are abnormal psychology, biology and physics. The participants included Bob Brier, John Beloff, Arthur Koestler, John E. Orme, Russell Targ, and Edgar D. Mitchell. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Parapsychology Today: A Geographic View (1971)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, the conference presented overviews of parapsychology in different countries. Some of the countries were Argentina, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, and South Africa. The participants included Hans Bender, Piero Cassoli, J. Ricardo Musso, Soji Otani, J.C. Poynton, and Jamuna Prasad. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

A Century of Psychical Research: The Continuing Doubts and Affirmations (1970)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, the conference focuses on the doubts and controversies generated by parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were critical views of parapsychology, parapsychology and religion and parapsychology in the mass media. The participants included E.J. Dingwall, C.E.M. Hansel, Alister Hardy, B.K. Kanthamani, Walter N. Pahnke, and D.J. West. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Psi Factors in Creativity (1969)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France in 1969, this conference focused on creativity and its relationship to parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were creative aspects in education, creativity as a door to psi phenomena, and neuropsychological aspects of creativity. The participants included Arthur E.H. Bleksley, Kenneth Burke, Eugenio Gaddini, Jerre Mangione, Emilio Servadio, and W. Grey Walter. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Psi Favorable States of Consciousness (1968)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, this conference discussed methodology in parapsychological research with an emphasis on altered states of consciousness. Some of the topics discussed were experimental and technological ways of study, and psychophysiological approaches to the subject. The participants included Jan Ehrenwald, Anthony Flew, Joe Kamiya, Henry Margeneau, George Owen, and K. Ramakrishna Rao. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Psi and Altered States of Consciousness: Hypnosis, Drugs, Dreams and Psi (1967)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, the participants included Bernard S. Aaronson, Allan Angoff, Raul HernŠndez-Peůn, Stanley Krippner, Jean-Robert L'Huillier, Lawrence LeShan, Jerome Levin, Arnold M. Ludwig, J. Fraser Nicol, Humphry Osmund, Walter Pahnke, K. Ramakrishna Rao, Milan Ryzl, Emilio Servadio, Charles T. Tart, and Montague Ullman. Presentations included: mesmerism in America, classic experiments conducted with hypnotized subjects, dream telepathy research, hypnosis and alterations in space and time, hypnosis and hallucinogens and other mind-altering drugs, psychedelic drugs and their relationship to mystical experience and to seemingly-paranormal experiences, methods for inducing ESP results, and a report of a French study of dowsing. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.

Religion and Parapsychology (1965)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, this conference was about the relationship of religion and parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were demonic possession, phenomena in the Islamic tradition, and the literature of religion and parapsychology. The participants included Allan Angoff, S. Hugo Bergman, Corrado Balducci, Bonnaventure Kloppenburg, J Fraser Nicol, and Walter N. Pahnke.

Psychological Aspects of Parapsychological Phenomena (1964)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, the conference explored relationships between psychology and parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were methodology to study the phenomena of parapsychology, parapsychological phenomena in Aprimitive people, and the importance of symbiotic relationships to ESP. The participants included Joost A.M. Meerloo, Emilio Servadio, Ian Stevenson, Inge Strauch, Solco Tromp, Ludmila Zielinski.

Parapsychology: The Next Decade (1964)
Held at London, this conference discussed future directions in parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were redefinitions of parapsychology, promising research areas, and future developments. The participants included Allan Angoff, John Beloff, Roberto Cavanna, Eric J. Dingwall, Muriel Hankey, and J. Fraser Nicol.

Psycho-Physiological Correlates of Paranormal Mental States (1963)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, this conference discussed the relationship between psychophysiology and altered states of consciousness and parapsychological phenomena. The participants included H.A.C. Dobbs, Jule Eisenbud, C.A. Meier, John R. Smythies, Inge Strauch, and W. Grey Walter.

Conference on Inter-Disciplinary Studies (1961)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, this conference was devoted to the potential contribution of a variety of disciplines to the problems of parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were research at the Soviet Union, the effects of LSD on ESP, and the psychoanalytic approach to the study of ESP. The participants included Douglas Dean, Martin Ebon, Aldous Huxley, Jan Kappers, Marcel Martiny, and W. Grey Walter.

Conference on Parapsychology and Pharmacology (1959)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, this conference continued the previous one in discussing hallucinogenic drugs and parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were personality and enhanced awareness during the use of hallucinogens. The participants included Alain Assailly, Duncan B. Blewett, Roberto Cavanna, Rosalind Heywood, Father Reginald-Omez, and Emilio Servadio.

The Study of Precognition: Evidence and Methods (1959)
Held at New York, this conference focused on the methodology in the study of precognition. Some of the topics discussed were the definition of precognition, and the history of research on spontaneous and experimental precognition. The participants included C.J. Ducasse, Francis Huxley, Gardner Murphy, Joseph Rush, Robert Van de Castle, and Rhea White.

Conference on Parapsychology and Psychedelics (1958)
Held at New York, this conference was devoted to the implications of psychedelic drugs on ESP and on human potential in general. Some of the topics discussed were suggestibility, the effects of drugs on ESP, and research techniques with these drugs. The participants included Duncan B. Blewett, Eileen J. Garrett, Karlis Osis, Humphy Osmond, Ira Progoff, and John R. Smythies.

International Research Coordination Meeting (1957)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, this conference was an attempt to exchange information from around the world. Some of the topics discussed were recent studies of ESP experiences, the concept of precognition and mediumship in relation to survival. The participants included Piero Cassoli, Jan Ehrenwald, J.M.J. Kooy, Emilio Servadio, and George Zorab.

International Symposium on Psychology and Parapsychology (1956)
Held at Royaumont, France, this conference focused on the psychological aspects of parapsychological phenomena. Some of the topics discussed included psychodynamic processes, personality variables, and attitudes and ESP. The participants included Robert Amadou, Ernesto de Martino, Jan Ehrenwald, Jean Lhermitte, C.A. Meier, and Emilio Servadio.

Conference on Spontaneous Phenomena (1955)
Held at Cambridge, England, this conference was devoted to different aspects of the study of spontaneous phenomena in parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed included methodologies to study phenomena and the variety of psychic phenomena. The participants included Lydia W. Allison, Kathleen M. Goldney, Hornell Hart, C.A. Meier, Gardner Murphy, Louisa E. Rhine, and W.H. Salter.

International Philosophic Symposium (1954)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, this conference focused on philosophical aspects of parapsychology. Some of the topics discussed were theoretical considerations and the meaning of psychic phenomena. The participants included C.J. Ducasse, Aldous Huxley, Pascual Jordan, Gabriel Marcel, C.W.K. Mundle, and H.H. Price.

International Study Group on Unorthodox Healing (1954)
Held at St. Paul de Vence, France, this conference explored the topic of healing. Some of the topics discussed were criteria for miraculous healing and methodologies to study healing. The participants included Hans Bender, Eileen J. Garrett, Hubert Larcher, Francois Leuret, Emilio Servadio, and D.J. Van Lennep.

First International Conference of Parapsychological Studies (1953)
This groundbreaking conference was held at Utrecht, Holland. Four working groups on different issues and problems of parapsychology were organized: 1) quantitative studies; 2) psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic approaches; 3) spontaneous phenomena and qualitative research; 4) personality of the sensitive. The participants included Hans Bender, William Mackenzie, Gertrude R. Schmeidler, Emilio Servadio Robert H. Thouless, and Renť Warcollier. Available on the Foundationís on-line store, http://www.Psi-Mart.com: click here for more information.


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