Special Offer: Mentoring for Investigators, Psychics & Mediums

I’ve been mentoring some paranormal investigators, psychics and mediums over the last few years, via phone and Skype as well as in-person here in the Bay Area without raising my rates. But now it’s time to do so….

However, if you’re interested in getting the old rate for mentoring, contact me before December 31st — email profparanormal@gmail.com). Book me for time in 2015 before the end of 2014 and keep the old rate (and book me for multiple hours and get a special rate). Pre-paid time can be used at any time in the future, all at once or a little at a time.

I am willing to have a short (20 minute or so) phone or Skype call with you for free to see what your needs are.

With investigators, my mentoring is usually a combination of upping their know-how about parapsychological field investigation methods (the real methods, not what you get from TV shows or people who “teach” what they learned from TV). Often the mentoring is in the form of me providing detailed feedback on the cases they’ve either done in the past or have going now.

With psychics/mediums or fledgling sensitives, my mentoring is usually getting them a grounding in parapsychology and/or some work on psychic protection and/or work on being able to better assess the information they’re currently getting. A couple have worked with me on increasing their sensitivities (while at the same time being able to “turn it off” when necessary), and more than one have worked with me on how to best communicate with the public/clients and skeptics.

If you’re not sure right now, but this sounds interesting and you want to “hold” my rates, contact me and we’ll work something out.

 

Guest Post: Summary of Some Benefits of Meditation

Note from Loyd Auerbach: The practice of meditation is one form of altered states induction that can allow for increased psychic perception and development. Research has shown that meditation has, of course, many other benefits — some of which are summarized here in this guest post.

Summary of Some Benefits of Meditation

Ruby Andrew

Meditation, though it may appear to some to be a time-wasting activity, has a host of benefits ranging from psychological, mental, physical, and social as illustrated below based on the various scientific researches and proves done by different universities and researchers.

PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS

Enhances satisfaction: People can evaluate their lives and set goals that they want to achieve and work towards. It helps them acknowledge their failures, not to feel guilty about them but to learn from them. This gives them strength to overcome their weaknesses.

Self-realization: It provides a chance for one to get oriented to one’s person/self. It is ‘me time’. With no one in the picture, being all alone in one’s own world makes one think through each aspect of life and know better who he/she is. This enhances self-image.

Helps one develop humane feelings: Naturally, humans are moral beings, social in nature and able to feel pain and empathy. Having time with oneself enhances one’s ability to relate to situations naturally.

Reduces bad feelings: Anxiety, stress and depression are always experienced as long as one lives. These feelings do increase and often impair performance especially when one is caught up in so many activities allowing no time to meditate over/ponder what one is undergoing. Some realities are not pleasant and thus many prefer pushing them off their memory.

To the contrary, meditation helps one analyze each situation and plan how to overcome it. Thus reactions to such encounters can be more positive.

It makes Self a refuge: In situations where one could retaliate, burst out in anger or break down, one can resolve to engage a habit of keeping it to Self and thinking over the situation before hurting the other party, thus enhancing the ability to cope with difficult situations.

BRAIN-RELATED BENEFITS 

Meditation has been proven to enhance growth of some areas of the brain which increase performance of the individual. The portion of the cortical area responsible for attention and introspection increases, enhancing attention and internalization and thus a better and faster understanding of concepts. There is evidence for increased grey matter portion of areas responsible for memory and thought. Increased neurons in this area can enhance memory recall and judgment. Increase in size of the area responsible for generation of positive emotions and frontal area which regulates emotional reactions can enhance happiness, positivity and self- control.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Weight Control: Meditation can aid the ability to control appetite. Overweight and obese individuals might be able to cut their weight through self-control if that is their issue. Weight loss has been shown to be part of the treatment of and prevention against diabetes.

Decreases blood pressure: Meditation decreases body and brain activity, thus decreasing the basal metabolic rate. Alongside decreasing anxiety and stress, the blood pressure decreases and is maintained at normal levels.

SOCIAL BENEFITS

Enhances relations with other people thus better social ties. This is because of a better self-image and appreciation of oneself and other people. Accommodation of differences in personality improves reaction to different situations giving a better meaning to life.

Note: In some parts of the world, one might find physician guided meditation programs which may even be part of one’s health coverage.

Ruby Andrew’s author bio

Ruby Andrew, a guest writer and blogger by profession, lives in Bristol, UK. For a long time, she has had a passion for writing and found she could write on any topic. Her areas of interest includes travel, health, fitness, automobile, fashion, technology and weddings. At present, she works as a guest blogger on behalf of health insurance card.

POLTERGEISTS One Shot Class: Thurs, Nov 20, 2014

POLTERGEISTS: IN-DEPTH

Thursday November 20, 2014 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM Pacific time

Cost: $50

Location: HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA, or on your own phone (phone number sent out once registered)

Register: Email Paul at HCH at paul@hypnotherapytraining.com (and copy me, please) and/or call Paul at HCH at 925-283-3941

Poltergeists: In Depth: The term “poltergeist” translates to “noisy ghost,” which is how 16th Century Germans saw the particular physical phenomena when they coined the term. Beginning in the early 20th Century and by the 1950s–based on hundreds of case investigations and research studies–parapsychologists formed a new model: living agent psychokinesis (PK).

Learn why this model holds up so well, how it helps us resolve the situations and how it connects to lab research on PK. Why do some people become poltergeist agents and why are “little poltergeists” so common?

We’ll also consider PK caused by apparent apparitions/entities, how the activity and experiences differ, and why apparitional PK activity is no longer called “poltergeist activity” here in the US.

Finally, we’ll look at the how the living-agent distinction is not necessarily made in other parts of the world, such as the UK, what recent analyses of activity in cases has revealed, and how much poltergeist activity in recent times has actually focused on electronic devices in our lives and happen in small ways to all of us.

With some focus on the work of the late William G. Roll, who formalized the model used for living agent PK, we’ll take a really close look at noisy ghosts!

The class will be recorded, and you will receive the mp3 afterwards, as well as a number of articles and supporting text documents.

For more info, email profparanormal@gmail.com

My Visit to Pocatello, Idaho

Last week (October 21-26), I spent several days in Pocatello, Idaho, hosted by John and Lisa Brian of SPIRO Paranormal.

My itinerary included a lecture (True Tales of Ghosts & Hauntings) at Idaho State University, a Professor Paranormal Psychic Entertainment Show at a local school, a book signing and a Ghost Hunting class — as well as spending time on the Haunted History tours SPIRO conducted in Pocatello on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Have to say it was a great time, and I really have to thank John and Lisa, as well as Brett Yost and the rest of the SPIRO team for making the trip truly fun.

The ISU lecture made the trip possible, especially with the extras John and Lisa were able to tag on. I hope I get the opportunity to return to Pocatello — the people were very nice and welcoming, and the town was inviting.

I do have to mention that the SPIRO team quite atypical of many of the ghost hunting groups I’ve met. They not only were truly interested in upping their investigation-game by learning whatever I could provide (or point them to as far as other sources are concerned), but also in going back over their methodology and seeing how they can both expand what they’re doing and include more of what my field has learned about investigations and the phenomena since the late 1800s (yes, we’re that old).

Not to mention they are a close knit “family” of investigators, all with a great sense of humor (and many with similar movie and TV interests to my own!)

I plan to stay in close touch with SPIRO and hope to get back to Pocatello, and to see them out here in the Bay Area as well.

If you are in a ghost hunting/paranormal investigation group/team that wants to up your game, contact me to see how we might work out either a visit to your neck of the woods or something special via distant delivery. If you have a local college or corporation that might want to book me for a lecture or Professor Paranormal show, it will probably be easier than you think!

 

New Classes for October 2014: Apparitions and Mediumship

I’m offering a one evening class and a two parter.
These classes can be attended either in person in Lafayette, or via telephone. All registrants get mp3 recordings of the class plus additional materials.
All times are Pacific time zone.

Apparitions: In-Depth

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30-9:30 PM. Attend in person or by phone. Cost: $50.

A one-shot class focusing on all forms of apparitions, from those projected by the living to the best cases, explanations and theories of apparitions of the dead. Illustrated with lots of ghost stories.

 Mediumship: History, Mystery, Manifestation and Science.

Thursday October 9 (7-9:30 PM – NOTE start time) and Thursday October 16 (6:30-9:30 PM). Attend in person or by phone. Cost: $100

A two-part class looking deeply into the history, practice, beliefs, claims and evidence of Mediumship, both physical and mental, and the research and findings since the mid-1800s. Includes discussion of opening up as a medium and learning to control one’s mediumistic abilities.

Classes are held at HCH Institute, 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA.

To register, contact HCH at 925-283-3941 
Please let him know whether you will be attending in person or by phone (the latter so I can send you the phone and access numbers). Also be sure he has your email.
Please let me know if you might be interested.
PS I hope to see you at the Forever Family Foundation’s annual conference on the Afterlife in Durham, NC, November 8 &9 (with additional events, including one at the Rhine Center, on November 6,7, & 10). For information, go to https://www.foreverfamilyfoundation.org/events/41

Authors of ESP WARS on Coast to Coast AM Sunday Night!

Edwin C. May and Loyd Auerbach (yours truly), two of the three authors on the new book ESP WARS: East & West, will be appearing on Coast to Coast AM this Sunday night Sept 7/early Monday morning Sept 8.

We’re slated to come on at 11 PM Pacific / 2 AM Eastern to discuss Remote Viewing, Psychic Spying, and the US and Soviet/Russian programs that ran during the Cold War and for a few years after. Find out more and/or purchase the book at www.tinyurl.com/espwars on Amazon.com in the US, and www.tinyurl.com/espwars-uk in the UK — also available through Barnes & Noble  and other online booksellers. Kindle and Nook versions coming in a few short days.

September 4, 1984-2014: 30 years a “real ghostbuster”

It was 30 years ago yesterday (September 4, 1984) that I had the fortunate experience of being the subject of a big article starting on the front page of the Oakland Tribune’s Lifestyle section. “Who you gonna call? Real ghostbusters” by Mary Ann Hogan focused on my work as a “real ghostbuster” — field investigator — and on the contrast between what was in the movie GHOSTBUSTERS and how we really conduct investigations as parapsychologists.

The article was written a couple of weeks earlier in August, and started with a call by the reporter to the Graduate Parapsychology Program at John F. Kennedy University (an accredited Master’s program that ran from 1977 to 1987). The reporter had heard about the program, and someone she knew had seen me on local news in June as a “real-life ghostbuster.” (see the video here).  Fortunately for me — and unfortunately for the other core faculty members, I was the only one in town, as the rest were at the Parapsychological Association Convention (in Dallas, that year). I simply couldn’t rustle up the money. But this was indeed serendipitous for me, as it happened.

I did have the reporter speak with Dr. Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research in NY. Besides the fact that he, too, had foregone heading to the convention, he was a many-decades experienced laboratory and field researcher, and was a bit of a mentor to me when I worked at the ASPR only a couple of years before.

The article ran in the Tribune on September 4th. It was picked up immediately by the Associated Press, and began running in various forms/lengths over the next few weeks in hundreds of newspapers — including one of the tabloids. Our department was inundated with requests for interviews, and I and other faculty members did hundreds of them in total. We were also hit with print interview requests and some for TV, including a fun piece for HOUR MAGAZINE which you can see on YouTube here.

I was even flown to NY for CBS’s morning show that Halloween, where Dr. Osis and I were to be interviewed. We never made it on the air (though we made it to the studio oh so early in the morning) as that was the day Indira Ghandi was assassinated. “Real” news trumps the paranormal every time.

But my media profile had jumped so much that not too long after, I was contacted by a literary agent (a friend of one of our grad students), who was so impressed by how much coverage I had that he “already spoke with several publishers” about a book I could write. I’d always been interested in writing a  book, and so the proposal for a book with the tentative title “I Ain’t Afraid o’ No Ghosts” was born and marketed to the publishing world.

Warner Books picked up the proposed book, it went through some changes (positive ones, thanks to my excellent editor Brian Thomsen) and a title change (since the line we wanted to use was trademarked) to the book so many know: ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS: A PARAPSYCHOLOGIST’S HANDBOOK, appearing in the early fall of 1986 (and to more media coverage as a “real-life ghostbuster” – see my YouTube Channel for more video).

And launched me in a direction that has continued for 30 years.

All because of the popularity of GHOSTBUSTERS, which celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary this year.

Download the Oakland Tribune article HERE

 

 

 

ESP WARS: EAST AND WEST now available on Amazon!

The new book I’ve co-authored with Edwin C. May and Victor Rubel is now available on Amazon.com — other online booksellers and ebook formats to come!

ESP WARS: EAST AND WEST

An Account of the Military Use of Psychic Espionage as Narrated by 
the Key Russian and American Players

                                                       Edwin C. May, Ph.D.

Victor Rubel, Ph.D.

Loyd Auerbach, M.S.

BUY IT HERE: www.tinyurl.com/espwars

Was there really a government-sanctioned psychic program in the US?

What were their goals? Were they successful?

Were there fights in Congress about the program? Did our Military support it fully?

Was the US program set up in response to a Soviet program?

Did the Soviet Union actually create psychic (psychotronic) weapons and generators?

What was the involvement of the KGB?

Have psychics had any influence over politics and decisions in the US? In the Soviet Union? In Russia?

Has Russia continued with psychic espionage even as the US shut down its program?

Has there been a psychic arms race…a series of ESP Wars?

Read the real stories of the American and Soviet/Russian ESP programs and how ESP was used in intelligence gathering and other applications. Learn the greater story of why these major powers saw fit to put stock in something so many academics dismiss out of turn and what practical value was found for Military and Intelligence operations.

Delve into the politics that led to, supported, and eventually shut down the psychic espionage programs – and why the US program, at least, has not been resurrected in light of the events of the first decade of the 21st century.

With commentary and insights from the former US program director (Edwin C. May), the Army’s remote viewing agent 001 (Joe McMoneagle) and several Russian military/former KGB officers and experts, ESP WARS gives you an insiders’ view of what really went on, how it happened, and why.

This book will be of interest to anyone interested in ESP (especially Remote Viewing), as well as how ESP has been successfully applied in missions of last resort for the Defense Department, CIA and other agencies.

The book will especially be of interest to those looking for material on the politics and funding of classified projects, as well as the people participating in them, supporting them, and those with an axe to grind.

The Russian (and Soviet) sources present readers with a narrative of the place of psychic abilities in their society and politics, how the KGB was (and was not) involved, how psychics were brought into political decisions and even how psychics ended up in tanks on the front lines in the war in Chechnya.

Those interested in international politics will find much to chew on here as well, especially insight into what went on during a number of difficult political situations at the end of the reign of the Soviet Union. Also of great interest is the perspective (and experiences) of our high-ranking Russian sources with regards to the KGB.

For a story that transcends merely dealing with the “psychic” in “psychic spying,” for a narrative of politics and classified projects, ESP WARS will hold your attention from start to finish.

As a bit of a tease at the end is an appendix with declassified material from the US Star Gate Program (watch for future material to be made available).

Published by the Laboratories for Fundamental Research, Palo Alto, CA

ESPWars front cover