SPECIAL EVENTS and Online Class, OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017

I am participating in events happening the weekend before Halloween and November 2nd, all in the Bay Area. And be sure to scroll down for info on an upcoming online course on the technology/equipment used in investigating the paranormal.

SHIP OF SPIRITS: USS Hornet, Alameda: Friday, Oct 27, starting at 6:30 PM. I’ll be dinner host and speaking. Also featuring author Jeff Dwyer and a paranormal tour of the Hornet. For details, go to https://www.uss-hornet.org/calendar/ship-of-spirits-2017/

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED — AN EVENING OF SPIRITED ENTERTAINMENT: Saturday, Oct 28, 7:30 PM at the Firehouse, Fort Mason, San Francisco. Featuring a psychic entertainer and psychic medium.

BECOME THE FORCE: The Science of the Jedi: Thursday, November 2, 7:30 PM at the Earthrise Center, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA. See below for details. Tickets/info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/become-the-force-an-evening-discussion-on-the-science-of-the-jedi-tickets-38933674669

ONLINE COURSE: Paranormal Phenomena: EVP, ITC, & Technology: online course starts November 6 (weekly presentation can be viewed live or via recording playback). Rhine Education Center. For description and registration info, go to http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/index.php/85-courses/course-description/143-paranormal-phenomena-evp-itc-and-technology

BECOME THE FORCE: THE SCIENCE OF THE JEDI

Thursday, November 2, 7:30 PM at Earthrise Center at IONS, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA.

Is the force real? Can we influence others with Jedi mind tricks? What does it take to live like a Jedi in the real world?

Join Jediist Masters: Professor Loyd Auerbach, Dr Julia Mossbridge and Brooks Palmer, with an introduction from Daniel M. Jones – Founder of the Church of Jediism, for the answers as they discuss the science behind the Jedi and the power of the force.

Over the course of this two-hour event Professor Loyd Auerbach, Professor Paranormal to his friends, will delve into the psychic side of the Jedi, including a demonstration of real-life Jedi Mind Tricks.

Dr Julia Mossbridge will explore the creative and scientific grounding of the force, its real-life applications and how you can channel this power yourself.

Brooks Palmer will reveal the secrets of decluttering your space and mind so that you have clarity of thought and action.

The event will be kicked off with a keynote video from Daniel M. Jones discussing the history of the Church of Jediism and the lessons it teaches. Daniel will join us live at the end of the event to take questions on Jediism and the science of the Jedi. We’ll also be showing artwork, inspired by the force, from acclaimed artist, and Jediist Master, Michael David Ward.

This event carries a small cost of $15 to attend, this will guarantee you a seat – we’ll also be including a free copy of the Church of Jediism founder’s, Daniel M. Jones, new book BECOME THE FORCE for all attendees.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/become-the-force-the-science-of-the-jedi-tickets-38933674669

Paranormal Phenomena: EVP, ITC, and Technology
with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.

ONLINE Class (4 weeks) starts Monday, Nov 6 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

This 4-week course will focus on the technology used to examine paranormal phenomena.  The course will explore Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP), Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC), and other technology that is often used in the investigation of paranormal phenomena.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. All students can participate in an online discussion forum (with the instructor). This course is ungraded.

For more information, to see the syllabus, and to register for the course ($79 or $69 for Rhine Center members or HCH students, or students currently in a degree program): http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/index.php/85-courses/course-description/143-paranormal-phenomena-evp-itc-and-technology

 

New Interviews with Loyd Auerbach

This past week, a few interviews with Professor Paranormal himself, Loyd Auerbach (yes, that’s me!) hit the web.

The first is a special clip from Audioburst from an interview with me by Art Bell, in which I talk about one of my favorite cases in relation to Psychokinesis (Mind over Matter).

Next are two segments of an interview conducted for a local web series, “The Haunted Bay.” First up, an interview for their episode 10, “What Are Ghosts?”


Next is for The Haunted Bay, episode 11, “Can Ghosts Travel?”

A more recent webTV interview, done at the production company that is the legacy of the old cable network TechTV — where I did many appearances — happened on Halloween 2015 for their show “The New Screen Savers.” The webTV network is TWiT.TV (This Week in Tech), hosted by Leo Laporte. My interview comes in at 1:05:43 — it’s a really good one!!

 

Learn what Parapsychologists and Psychical Researchers have learned about “INVESTIGATING APPARITIONS, HAUNTINGS & POLTERGEISTS” in the 8 week online class starting January 26th, 2015, through the Rhine Education Center. Taught by parapsychologist/paranormal investigator and author Loyd Auerbach (and web-guy here at Mindreader.com), this course covers the basic skills and concepts needed for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places and related psychic experiences from the scientific (parapsychological) perspective, as well as the theories and models of the phenomena. Also covered are techniques for resolving cases of ghostly phenomena and experiences.

This is an online class with a weekly webinar — recorded for playback so you can watch/listen live or at any time after. It is also a class on a more academic model, meaning there are weekly discussion questions (to discuss with your fellow students and the instructor), and a couple of quizzes.

Pass the class and you’ll be added to the network of investigators for the Office of Paranormal Investigations.

Members of the Rhine Research Center get a discount!

For more info and registration information, go to http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/index.php/component/content/article/85-courses/course-description/106-field-inv-desc-winter2014

Coming in February: The Science of ESP, an 8 week online class from the Rhine Education Center!

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

 

 

 

An Evening of Spirit: Dinner & Seance at the Moss Beach Distillery

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, join famed Irish medium Sandra O’Hara and parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach for a special dinner and evening of Spirit contact and tales of the haunted history of the Moss Beach Distillery.

For info and tickets if still available, go to:

 

http://tcoj-org.thechurchofjediism.org/mrtwo/info/upcoming-events/evening-of-spirit/

 

GHOST STORIES NIGHT on June 12, 2014. 7-9 PM

PROFESSOR PARANORMAL’S TRUE TALES OF GHOSTS & HAUNTINGS
Loyd Auerbach, Director of The Office of Paranormal Investigations, has been investigating cases of apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists and other psychic phenomena for over 3 decades.
In this presentation, you’ll hear him tell the stories of some of his more exciting and perplexing ghost hunts, including some of his more unusual cases such as the case of the couple haunted by amorous spirits, the bartender ghost, the tale of the apparition of a living woman, the peeping tom ghost, and the amazing case that convinced him that ghosts really do exist. Naturally he’ll talk about his most extensive investigations dealing with the Moss Beach Distillery and the USS Hornet.
He’ll talk briefly about how the actual methods and tools of real investigators differ from what one sees on TV, how the phenomena connects to psychic experiences and abilities, bizarre – though normal – explanations that are not paranormal, what parapsychologists think these things really are, and why “fear of ghosts” is never on his mind.
Loyd Auerbach will leave you excited, mystified, entertained and perhaps … even a bit creeped out (though more likely laughing).
Appropriate for just about anyone, including teens and kids over 10 who “ain’t afraid o’ no ghost!”
When: Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 7 – 9 PM Pacific.
Cost: $30 (and you’ll receive an mp3 recording of the session with a few days via email at no additional charge). Attend by phone if you can’t come in person!

For reservations 925-283-3941 (HCH), or call or email Loyd Auerbach at 925-518-4071 / profparanormal@gmail.com. For more info or any questions, you can email Loyd at profparanormal@gmail.com

There is limited space, so be sure to reserve your seat!

HCH Institute is at 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA. Directions at http://www.hypnotherapytraining.com/abouthch.cfm — HCH is accessible by BART, though it is several minutes walk.

This session can be attended live by phone. To get access to the conference call, be sure to PayPal the registration fee ($30) to profparanormal@gmail.com  no later than 4 PM, Pacific, on the 12th. You will get the call-in number by email.

CANCELLED: CHOCOLATE & MINDREADING EVENT: June 14th, 2014 in Lafayette, CA

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. ANOTHER SHOW WILL BE ADDED THIS SUMMER.

CHOCOLATE & MINDREADING EVENT!

Come to HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA for a special event/show on Saturday, June 14 at 8PM featuring a guided tasting of exceptional chocolates followed immediately by a performance of psychic entertainment.

This purely entertaining (and tasty) performance will be at the intimate setting of HCH Institute, and is limited to 20 people attending.

You’ll first be sated with high end chocolate samples as Loyd Auerbach, Chocolatier & Chocolate Maven (of Haunted By Chocolate) guides you through a tasting. Hear about the history, health benefits, variety and making of the Food of the Gods while you are guided in tasting various samples. Get the background on the Chocolate Makers whose wares are being sampled.

After a short intermission, chocolatier (and mild-mannered parapsychologist, ghost hunter and author) Loyd will switch identities to Professor Paranormal, a mentalist sharing the humorous and mysterious side of what looks to be psychic feats of mindreading, prediction, and more.

In the demonstrations, he’ll “read” the faces and voices of audience members to determine thought of items and whether individuals are telling the truth or bluffing. He’ll predict a tabloid-type headline moments before an audience member randomly creates it. He’ll draw what participants draw and see what they see though what they’re doing is hidden from him – and more!

And don’t miss his mutant psychic pet!

This special evening of Chocolate & Mindreading will last just over 2 hours.

Date/Time: Saturday JUNE 14, 2014 starting promptly at 8 PM. Please arrive by 7:45 if you do not already have tickets.
Location: HCH Institute’s Soul Haven Room. 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA.

Cost (includes the chocolate): $35 in advance / $40 at the door. Please be aware that we only have seating for 20 people. If you do not purchase tickets in advance, be sure to call Loyd Auerbach before you come over to see if there are any seats left.

If you need directions, visit HCH’s website or email profparanormal@gmail.com or hauntedbychocolate@gmail.com

If you need more information, email profparanormal@gmail.com or call Loyd Auerbach at 925-518-4071.

Follow Haunted By Chocolate on Twitter @HauntedChocolat

Follow Professor Paranormal, Loyd Auerbach, on Twitter @profparanormal

CHOCOLATE & MINDREADING EVENT: MAY 10, 2014 in LAFAYETTE, CA

CHOCOLATE & MINDREADING EVENT!

NOTE: THIS EVENT DATE HAS PASSED.

WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR FUTURE DATES/LOCATIONS

Come to HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA for a special event/show on Saturday, May 10, at 8PM featuring a guided tasting of exceptional chocolates followed immediately by a performance of psychic entertainment.

This purely entertaining (and tasty) performance will be at the intimate setting of HCH Institute, and is limited to 22 people attending.

You’ll first be sated with high end chocolate samples as Loyd Auerbach, Chocolatier & Chocolate Maven (of Haunted By Chocolate) guides you through a tasting. Hear about the history, health benefits, variety and making of the Food of the Gods while you are guided in tasting various samples. Get the background on the Chocolate Makers whose wares are being sampled.

After a short intermission, chocolatier (and mild-mannered parapsychologist, ghost hunter and author) Loyd will switch identities to Professor Paranormal, a mentalist sharing the humorous and mysterious side of what looks to be psychic feats of mindreading, prediction, and more.

In the demonstrations, he’ll “read” the faces and voices of audience members to determine thought of items and whether individuals are telling the truth or bluffing. He’ll predict a tabloid-type headline moments before an audience member randomly creates it. He’ll draw what participants draw and see what they see though what they’re doing is hidden from him – and more!

And don’t miss his mutant psychic pet!

This special evening of Chocolate & Mindreading will last approximately 2 hours.

Date/Time: MAY 10, 2014 starting promptly at 8 PM. Please arrive by 7:45 if you do not already have tickets.
Location: HCH Institute’s SoulHaven Room. 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA.

Cost (includes the chocolate): $35 in advance / $40 at the door. Please be aware that we only have seating for 20 people. If you do not purchase tickets in advance, be sure to call before you come over to see if there are any seats left.

MAY 9 UPDATE: There are a very few seats left for the tasting & show. Advance ticket sales are now closed, however you can CALL Loyd Auerbach at 925-518-4071 between 10:30 AM and 4 PM to check on availability and arrange for advance purchase if any seats are still available.

Advance sales are closed after 4 PM, but you may call up until 7:30 to see if there are any seats available.

If you need directions, visit HCH’s website or email profparanormal@gmail.com or hauntedbychocolate@gmail.com

Follow Haunted By Chocolate on Twitter @HauntedChocolat

Follow Professor Paranormal, Loyd Auerbach, on Twitter @profparanormal