An Important New Publication on Extrasensory Perception

I’ve been a little behind in posting events for myself, and in posting anything of substance here on my site. Been working on a few things, including working a bit at JFK University doing marketing and running a speaker program for the Consciousness and Transformative Studies MA Program, as well as developing content and teaching (or co-teaching) online courses for the Rhine Center ( and ).

Now I’d like to get back in the swing of talking about developments in Parapsychology and providing some commentary on the paranormal generally, and paranormal pop culture in particular. So do come back and visit every week for more.

To kick off this new push (for myself), something new…

I am very proud to have contributed a chapter (with the help of Sheila Smith and Dominic Parker backing up the research material) to an incredibly important new text on psychic phenomena.

Just released from Praeger is a two volume hardcover set called EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION: SUPPORT, SKEPTICISM AND SCIENCE, edited by Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha.

The books include chapter contributions from notables not only in the field of Parapsychology, but also from a number of other mainstream sciences. The foreword is by neuroscientist James Fallon, well-known for his examination of the psychopath.

Volume one covers “History, Controversy, and Research, while volume 2 hits on “Theories of Psi.”

My chapter reviews the research in ESP and PK over the last 10 or so years at laboratories and from researchers in the United States. Other similar chapters cover Europe, Australia, and Asia.

While the two volume set is likely out of the price range of most (it’s over $120 even with Amazon’s typical discount), the quality of the material in the volumes is worth every penny. This set will hopefully create a stir in the mainstream, if only because some have put their place in academia on the line simply for contributing.

You can find an interview with Ed May about the set here:



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About Loyd Auerbach

LOYD AUERBACH, M.S., Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations, is one of the world's leading experts on Psychic Experience and Ghosts, and has been investigating and researching the paranormal for over 30 years. He is the co-author of author of the book THE GHOST DETECTIVES’ GUIDE TO HAUNTED SAN FRANCISCO with the late renowned psychic Annette Martin (2011, Craven Street Books/Linden Publishing) and the author of 7 other books, including A PARANORMAL CASEBOOK (Atriad Press, 2005), HAUNTINGS & POLTERGEISTS (Ronin Publishing, 2004) and GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate the Paranormal (Ronin, 2004). His first book, ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (Warner Books, 1986) was named the “Sacred Text” on Ghosts in the 1990s and has been cited by numerous people as their inspiration for “getting into the paranormal.” He has a graduate degree in Parapsychology and has been teaching courses on the subject since 1983. He is a professor at both Atlantic University and JFK University and is the creator and Instructor of the Certificate Program in Parapsychological Studies at HCH Institute in Lafayette, also available for distance learning or in coaching form. Recently elected President of the Forever Family Foundation (for 2013 & 2014), he is on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center, holds a position with the Psychic Entertainers Association and is on the Advisory Boards of the Windbridge Institute and the Forever Family Foundation. His media appearances on TV, radio and in print number in the thousands, including national programs such as The View, Larry King Live, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Stories, Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, and specials on A&E, History, Travel and Discovery Channels, and more. He is a professional mentalist and psychic entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal. He is also a public speaking and media skills coach, and has been teaching those subjects in university and corporate settings since the late 1980s, and currently coaches authors, entrepreneurs, corporate execs and others. As of 2010, he is also a professional chocolatier, producing and selling his chocolate under the business name of Haunted By Chocolate – with a book on the subject coming in 2013.