Science as Relative Truth

SCIENCE AS RELATIVE TRUTH
Loyd Auerbach, MS

NOTE: I wrote the first version of this more than 20 years ago.

There often seems to be discussion as to whether Science delineates absolute or relative truth with respect to the knowledge it uncovers. I wanted to share my own perspective on this, having some background in the physical sciences and more in social science. My own understanding of objective reality points me more towards the relative, as the absolute would seem to be just outside of human reach.

Our understanding of the Universe around us has a boundary of the whole of human experience – a pretty broad border, indeed. Much of Science ignores, and too many scientists forget, that while the data may seem “objective,” those correlating, theorizing, speculating, concluding and such with regards to the data are still subject to human perceptions, biases and beliefs, no matter how detached they may try to become.

Science is the search for knowledge, yet the more we learn about the natural world the more our conceptions are assaulted by new “facts.” The more new observations turn up, the more we try to theorize as to the workings of the natural world, the more we are forced to look at our ideas and if necessary, alter them to fit the new knowledge. The more we learn, the more we find we don’t know.

It was once thought that Science was a collection of what was known about the natural order. Sadly, some still behave as though this is the case.

As scientists learned more and more, their thirst for new “truths” led to the aiming of Science towards the pursuit of those “new truths” rather than merely collecting as we go along. The more we learn, the greater grows our curiosity. Or at least it should.

Our conceptions, scientific and otherwise, about our world and our Universe are constantly undergoing changes. Scientists are more willing than ever to believe their ideas are not really infallible. Unfortunately, of course, there are holdouts in every branch of Science, as scientists are human and humans are notorious for resisting change in their belief systems. However, as Science moves along, new theories are constantly superseding the old ones and we are forced to look at the physical world somewhat differently. It is not only the knowledge and truth that changes, but also our conceptions of these truths.

Science may try to deal in absolutes, but the human element is there. The so-called “Laws of Nature” don’t behave as we always say they do. They are not dependent on human thought. However, as David Bohm says, human actions with relation to these laws must be guided by correct conceptions of these laws if we are to ever achieve the results we are searching for.

It is our concepts of these laws and how we perceive them that tell us how we believe them to work. Our concepts depend on past human experience. No natural law as we perceive it can be totally without error; absolute. All scientific laws must have built in error(s) as these laws are represented in terms of human (and therefore finite) concepts. Therefore, there can be no one valid method or approach to scientific problems, as the method or approach would be applied to the problem in terms of the agent’s conception of the variables and laws involved. If we are to define all errors in a given law flawlessly, we would have an absolute truth, rather than the relative truth we know now. Scientific research moves toward the absolute by studying the relative. By uncovering these built-in errors, we challenge previous knowledge and conceptions. By altering our conceptions to include these new “facts” we can move towards new knowledge.

Truth in relation to Science is, at this point in time, relative to the way we perceive the facts and place them in categories. Someone once said that a Science sufficiently advanced of our own, as well as that which that particular science defines, would seem to us as Magic. Many scientists argue this point by saying that we are beyond the point of accepting phenomena at face value. In relatively recent years there have been discoveries of tribes of people in remote sections of the world still living in the Stone Age (at that level of development). To them, our science made the anthropologists seem as gods. To them, all about us was magic, as how else could they explain a helicopter as something other than a godly creation.

Our world and the sciences that are found here have many cultures standing behind all that is uncovered in the way of “truth.” Technology jumps ahead in leaps and bounds, while human understanding of the science behind the technology plods along. Perhaps most scientists, if they were to be presented with something out of the realm of human experience, would not accept such things as they appear to be. However, many dismiss unusual phenomena as not worth looking into, while many a layman might see something “magical.” Many people look on Science as something “unknowable” or even magical. Our concepts of the physical world are relative to past human experience, whether those experiencing (or investigating) the phenomena are scientists or not, and those concepts partly make up the truth – the other part actually composed of the facts.

Parapsychology deals with phenomena beyond the realm of what is termed “normal” human experience. The type of energy – if energy is what it is — that composes the phenomenon called the poltergeist, for example, is something physicists have never encountered before, at least not in the form it appears, or it is something we already know about that is presenting itself in a way that is “outside the box” of what it is and how we might look for it. The science of Parapsychology calls out for an alteration of human concepts about the physical world. If this is a new form of energy, the physicist must alter his concepts to include this new “truth,” and the same is true if it’s a known energy showing itself in a “new” way. But the search for the truth with regards to such phenomena is still a search for relative truth, as human perceptions and ideas are still involved.

Theories are approximate, conditional, and relative truths. If they were absolute, there would be no way a new theory could supersede the old one. Much is made of theory needing to be falsifiable (capable of being proven wrong), yet there are theories in Physics today that are not falsifiable (e.g. String Theory and the concept of a Multiverse), if only because we simply are not at a level of technology (and Science) to be able to provide that possibility.

The whole of human experience is made up of approximations and probabilities, and as such our knowledge is composed of relative truths. The question arises as to whether objectivity aids in the scientific method. Unfortunately, even when a scientist looks at something objectively, and tries to collate data with total detachment, in the best of instances human perceptions and readings of the results are still part of the process, and the “truth” is therefore in those instances might still relative to human experience.

The Truth is relative, not absolute.

As a next step, please go to https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151216-physicists-and-philosophers-debate-the-boundaries-of-science/ dealing with a debate as to whether untestable theories in physics (and presumably other sciences) ought to be trusted anyway.

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!!

 

GHOST HUNTING class starts Wednesday, October 7th

GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate the Paranormal: 4 (3 hour) classes

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 6:30-9:30 PM Pacific time

ATTEND BY PHONE OR IN PERSON. Classes are held at HCH Institute, 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA (or on your telephone).

All attendees receive a DVD-rom disc with a ton of info, including mp3 audio (a previous offering of the course, plus extra audio), video (including an unaired TV pilot), and a large amount of required reading and supporting documents (include a number of ebooks).

The class will be recorded, and you will receive the mp3 afterwards as well!

Most people are interested in the paranormal phenomena we classify as “ghostly”: Apparitions, Hauntings and Poltergeists. Many are interested in understanding their own experiences and the experiences of others. Many are intensely interested in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective investigator of such things: a Ghost Hunter. This class is a guide to ghost hunting, and attendees will gain the basic skills and understanding for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places and related psychic experiences. The class will include the models of what these things are (from the field of parapsychology), how the scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together, and how to assess a situation, investigate it, and resolve the case to the satisfaction of the people having the experiences (and hopefully to the satisfaction of the ghosts, when they’re involved).

Based on the field of Parapsychology’s 130+ year experience with such investigations, the class will cover: Apparitions, Hauntings and Poltergeists: differences and similarities; What else can make a “ghost”; The investigative process, from initial call to resolution; Technology & Psychics in ghost hunting; How the techniques of the professionals differ from those of the amateurs; The ethics of paranormal investigating and legal issues that can be involved.

The deep (and necessary) connections between apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists and other psychic experiences and abilities, and why a ghost hunter or paranormal investigator needs an understanding of the findings of Parapsychology in order to both conduct a thorough investigation and come to at least a range of reasonable conclusions – and to understand the “why” of the phenomena.

Naturally, the class will include some of Auerbach’s more exciting cases.

Students completing this course are eligible to affiliate with Loyd Auerbach’s Office of Paranormal Investigations and be deployed for appropriate investigations that become available in their own locale.

Cost is $250 for the course and DVD-Rom with audio, video and text.

Call 925-283-3941 to reserve your space, or email paul@hypnotherapytraining.com

HCH is BART accessible. Go to www.HypnotherapyTraining.com for directions.

Approved for CE credits for MFTs, LSCWs and RNs All classes are held at HCH Institute 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549

Remember: if you are outside the Bay Area (or even in the Bay Area and just don’t want to fight the traffic, you may attend the class by telephone.

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 (www.rhine.org and www.rhineeducationcenter.org ).

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:

https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/author-interview-v-extrasensory-perception-support-skepticism-and-science-edited-by-drs-edwin-c-may-and-sonali-bhatt-marwaha/

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES: MAY AND JUNE 2015 – so far…

In order of “appearance” (when they’re happening):

FREE “Dialogues in Consciousness” at JFK University, May 28 at 7:15 PM in Pleasant Hill, CA.  Dr. Edwin C. May on “A Materialist’s View of Consciousness: Evolution of a Concept.” Moderated by Christian de Quincy.

If you ask 10 people to define consciousness, you might get 10 different descriptions. The extremes range from “mind is not equal to brain” to  “mind/consciousness is an emergent property of the brain.”

The discussion with Dr. May will consider diverse angles on the definition of consciousness.

Edwin C. May, PhD, is a Physicist and Consciousness Researcher, Executive Director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, and Former Director of Research for the US Star Gate Program. His main area of research these days is Anomalous Cognition. Dr. May is co-author of ESP WARS: EAST & WEST with Victor Rubel, PhD, and Loyd Auerbach, MS (2014) and co-editor of ANOMALOUS COGNITION with Sonali Bhatt Marwaha (2014), which is a collection of peer-reviewed papeers. He and Marwaha are the editors of a forthcoming academic 2-volume set entitled EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION: Support, Skepticism, and Science (June 2015, Praeger).

For more information on this free event:  www.jfku.edu/Events.html or email profparanormal@gmail.com

 

Preston Castle Paracon, May 29 & 30, 2015 in Ione, CA.
I’ll be appearing at the Paranormal Conference at Preston Castle on Saturday, May 30. The event is Preston Castle Foundation’s First Annual Benefit Paranormal Conference to benefit the restoration of the (very haunted) building.
For more information: www.prestoncastle.com

 

INTRODUCTION TO PARAPSYCHOLOGY Online Course starts June 1, 2015. Instructor: Loyd Auerbach.
In this 8 week online course featuring weekly webinars and an online forum, students will be introduced to the topics that are studied by professional parapsychologists. Topics will include an overview of the phenomena (Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Precognition, Psychokinesis, and Survival Issues), history, research methodologies and researchers that make up the vibrant field of scientific parapsychology.Weekly webinars may be watched live or via recordings.

For more info on how the online course works, a syllabus, schedule and registration, visit: rhineeducationcenter.org
DREAMS & ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Online class starts June 2, 2015
This 8 week online course featuring weekly webinars and an online forum will cover topics related to Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) and will especially focus on the nature of dreams.  Lucid Dreaming, Sleep Paralysis, Shared Dreaming, and Dream Symbols will be discuss.  In addition, other altered states will be explored including the hypnotic state, drug induced states, meditation, and other altered states. Weekly webinars may be watched live or via recordings.
Instructors are: Ryan Hurd & Loyd Auerbach
For more info on how the online course works, a syllabus, schedule and registration, visit: rhineeducationcenter.org

 

THEORIES & MODELS OF PSYCHIC PHENOMENA: Two part class from HCH Institute which can be attended in person (Lafayette, CA) or by phone. June 4 & 11, 2015, 6:30-9:30 PM Pacific.
This short course covers basic models of how psychic abilities seem to work, what apparitions and hauntings are, and a survey of theories that might (or might not) explain it all. We’ll consider research findings that connect to how psi might work. Theoretical perspectives on psi are reviewed and discussed, including electromagnetic, space-time, quantum entanglement, and others. No technical knowledge is needed. All students receive mp3 recordings of the classes (and a prior course offering) as well as text materials.

For more information & to register, contact paul@hypnotherapytraining.com or call HCH at 925-283-3941.

HAUNTINGS: IN DEPTH! One shot class on March 10, 2015

Please Join Us!

Tuesday March 10th, 6:30 – 9:30 PM Pacific Time, at HCH Institute, 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA or by phone!

Hauntings: In Depth

$50

The term “haunting” refers to places that have repeated paranormal/ghostly activity. Buildings or the land they are built on can be haunted, and the building can be old or even relatively new. It’s also possible for objects to be haunted (after all, what is a house but a big object?). Researchers have long determined that hauntings (often referred to as “residual hauntings” by many) have a different cause than apparition/ghost cases: place memory/psychic imprints vs. actual conscious entities . This one-evening session will look at the long history of haunted places and objects and why psychical researchers and parapsychologists have separated them into their own category different from apparitions.

Learn about the models of hauntings, from psychic imprinting to the British “stone tape theory” to geophysical possibilities. We’ll also delve into specific haunting cases, including a few from the casebooks of the instructor, Loyd Auerbach and several of his colleagues. We’ll consider how sometimes phenomena can be mixed (hauntings and apparitions together), and even how a haunting can cause a poltergeist situation. Finally, for those investigating haunting, apparition, and poltergeist cases, we’ll talk about resolving cases of hauntings and how and why haunting resolutions are so different from the others.

This will be offered on site at HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA, available on disc as MP3 files for home study and also offered live on a conference call format for our distant learning students (by phone!)

Cost: $50 for on site class and distant learning.

TO REGISTER: Call or email Loyd Auerbach at 925-518-4071 or profparanormal@gmail.com OR Send payment via PayPal to profparanormal@gmail.com I can take credit card payment over the phone as well.

Please indicate your interest as soon as possible.

GHOST HUNTING class starts February 26, 2015

My HCH Institute investigations class starts on Thursday, February 26, 2015 and runs for four Thursday evenings. The class runs from 6:30-9:30 PM Pacific Time and can be attended in person in Lafayette, CA at HCH Instituteor by phone!

Ghost Hunting: Investigating the Paranormal

Instructor: Loyd Auerbach, MS

Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM Pacific: February 26, March 5, March 12 and March 19, 2015.

All students receive mp3 recordings of the classes, plus: 1) mp3 recordings of the last year’s session of the course; 2) additional mp3 audio; 3) additional video files, including a one hour lecture; 4) text files, with both required reading and 5) a much larger folder of supplemental/additional reading  (pdf and Word).

Most people are interested in the paranormal phenomena we classify as ”ghostly”: Apparitions, Hauntings and Poltergeists.  Many are interested in understanding their own experiences and the experiences of others.  Many are intensely interested in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective investigator of such things:  a Ghost Hunter.

This class is a guide to field investigations–ghost hunting–based on the 130+ years of field investigation and research in psychical research and parapsychology. Attendees will gain the basic skills and understanding for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places and related psychic experiences.  The class will include the models of what these things are (from the field of parapsychology), how the scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together, and how to assess a situation, investigate it, and resolve the case to the satisfaction of the people having the experiences (and hopefully to the satisfaction of the ghosts, when they’re involved).

You will learn about: Apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists: differences and similarities;

What else can make a “ghost”;The investigative process, from initial call to resolution;

Technology & Psychics in ghost hunting;

How the techniques of the professionals differ from those of the amateurs;

Psychic potential for investigators;

The ethics of paranormal investigating;

How his investigations have affected Auerbach’s own personal outlook on life;

The deep (and necessary) connections between apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists and other psychic experiences and abilities, and why a ghost hunter or paranormal investigator absolutely needs an understanding of the findings of Parapsychology in order to both conduct a thorough investigation and come to at least a range of reasonable conclusions – and to understand the “why” of the phenomena.

Naturally, the class will include some of Auerbach’s more exciting cases.

Classes are held at HCH Institute, 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549

To register: 1) Call HCH Institute at 925-283-3941 OR 2) email Paul Meredith, paul@hypnotherapytraining.com

For more information on all the Certificate Program courses available through HCH, visit www.hypnotherapytraining.com/parapsych.cfm

 

Want to be involved in a paranormal TV project?

Interested in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena)? Want to support and participate in the most scientific and controlled experiment to see if spirits really can communicate this way? Want to be part of the video series being shot around it?
Go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/afterlifefiles/the-afterlife-files to find out about the project and learn how you can be part of this potential history making series.

If the goal is reached, and based on my conversations with Todd Moster, this is going to be one of the best things anyone in or around the paranormal community (and para-TV) has conceived of, and truly on the path of Science.

Please pass this on!!!

Upcoming Parapsychology Classes

Hi folks and Happy New Year!

This month, I’m doing two one-shot classes through HCH (in person or by phone), which are described below: “Hauntings: In Depth” and “Is Your Child Psychic? Children and Psychic Abilities.”

In addition, I have the Precognition & PK class starting on Thursday night. If you have already taken it, I’d appreciate it if you would pass along the notification to anyone you think might be interested.

Also below you’ll find info on the upcoming online classes for the Rhine Education Center.

Finally, I am working through my calendar to schedule a distance-only Advanced Ghost Hunting course. Watch for info coming soon — and if you’re interested in a Bay Area local version, let me know.

ESPecially,

Loyd Auerbach, MS

HCH Institute Classes in Lafayette – Also available to attend by phone. Attendees (in class or on phone) receive mp3 recordings of the class, as well as lots of text and other materials (via download or on DVD-rom). For more info, or to register, call 925-283-3941. www.hypnotherapytraining.com/parapsych.cfm

ONE SHOT (One evening) classes:

HAUNTINGS: IN-DEPTH: Wednesday, January 14, 6:30 – 9:30 PM $50

The term “haunting” refers to places that have repeated paranormal/ghostly activity. Buildings or the land they are built on can be haunted, and the building can be old or even relatively new. It’s also possible for objects to be haunted (after all, what is a house but a big object?). Researchers have long determined that hauntings (often referred to as “residual hauntings” by many) have a different cause than apparition/ghost cases: place memory/psychic imprints vs. actual conscious entities

This one-evening session will look at the long history of haunted places and objects and why psychical researchers and parapsychologists have separated them into their own category different from apparitions. Learn about the models of hauntings, from psychic imprinting to the British “stone tape theory” to geophysical possibilities.

We’ll also delve into specific haunting cases, including a few from the casebooks of the instructor, Loyd Auerbach and several of his colleagues. We’ll consider how sometimes phenomena can be mixed (hauntings and apparitions together), and even how a haunting can cause a poltergeist situation.

Finally, for those investigating haunting, apparition, and poltergeist cases, we’ll talk about resolving cases of hauntings and how and why haunting resolutions are so different from the others.

IS YOUR CHILD PSYCHIC? An Introduction to Children and Psychic Abilities: Wednesday, January 21st, 6:30-9:30 PM  $50

Children are by nature, more psychic than adults. Unfortunately, our culture and educational system seem to shut down their natural abilities early on.

This special introductory seminar will help you find out how you can determine what psychic talents your child might have, and how to nurture and develop them, as well as help them (and yourself) deal with what they actually experience. Along the way, you’ll also learn much about how you, too, can re-develop your own buried abilities. We’ll look at the range of psychic abilities demonstrated by children (and researched over the years), from ESP to mind over matter (PK) to the ability to see or otherwise sense ghosts and spirits.

We’ll also touch on the relationship between poltergeist cases and adolescents.

For those without their own kids, this class will provide much about the research findings with kids and psychic abilities, findings that will help you with your own psychic development.

For those who are more interested in paranormal investigations where there are children involved who have witnessed hauntings and apparitions, we’ll discuss how to work with kids to alleviate their fear and best conduct the investigation.

FULL CLASSES

Precognition and Psychokinesis: January 15, 22, 29, February 5 & 12, 6:30 to 9:30 PM    $275 including mp3 recordings of the past year’s session, mp3s of current class, additional text, audio and a video workshop – on DVD-Rom.                 MIND, MATTER AND TIME: How Our Psychic Abilities Affect the World Around Us, Pierce the Veil of Time and Help Create the Future. In this six week course, Loyd Auerbach will discuss two fascinating psychic abilities, Psychokinesis (mind over matter) and Precognition. In addition, he’ll delve into theories of Time and Space that connect Psychokinesis (PK) and Precognition.

In relation to PK, he’ll delve into: what parapsychologists and many others know today about PK, how it manifests itself, and how it hints at the broader interconnectedness between our consciousnesses and the Universe around us. There will be an experiential PK segment to this class, working with a method for PK developed by the late (great) science and science fiction writer Martin Caidin,, himself capable of PK.

As for Precognition, Auerbach will cover questions such as: Can anyone really predict the Future? How? Is there really a Future that can be predicted? What is Time? Can we change the Future? Why do so many psychics miss on their predictions? What about the premonitions of the average person?

Ghost Hunting: Investigating the Paranormal: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 6:30 to 9:30  $250, including DVD-rom with recordings of past years’ course offering in mp3, lots of additional text, audio and video. Student also get mp3s of current class.

Most people are interested in the paranormal phenomena we classify as ghostly: Apparitions, Hauntings and Poltergeists. Many are interested in understanding their own experiences and the experiences of others. Many are intensely interested in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective investigator of such things: a Ghost Hunter.

This class is a guide to ghost hunting, and attendees will gain the basic skills and understanding for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places and related psychic experiences. The class will include the models of what these things are (from the field of parapsychology), how the scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together, and how to assess a situation, investigate it, and resolve the case to the satisfaction of the people having the experiences (and hopefully to the satisfaction of the ghosts, when they’re involved).

You will learn about: Apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists: differences and similarities. What else can make a “ghost”… the investigative process, from initial call to resolution. Psychics in ghost hunting. How the techniques of the professionals differ from those of the amateurs.

Naturally, the class will include some of Auerbach’s more exciting cases.
 RHINE EDUCATION CENTER: ONLINE COURSES: The following full classes are online courses. There is a weekly webinar, which you can attend live or watch the replay. The courses have online forums for the assignments (yes, there are assignments in this class, as it is more “academic”), discussion questions, and the two quizzes. You can take the class for a “grade” or just for fun. For more info, go to www.rhineeducationcenter.org

Investigating Apparitions, Hauntings and Poltergeists. 8 weeks starting Monday January 26. $199 (discount for Rhine Center members is available).

This course is designed as an overview to introduce students to the methodologies of parapsychologists specifically with regard to the spontaneous occurrence of psychic experiences as they occur outside laboratory settings, with a main focus on cases of reported Apparitions, Hauntings and Poltergeists. Attendees will gain an understanding of the very basic skills and needed for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places and related psychic experiences.

The class will include:

The conceptual models of the phenomena,

How the scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together, and

How to assess a situation, investigate it, and resolve the case to the satisfaction of the people having the experiences.

The Science of ESP. 8 weeks starting Wednesday, February 18. $199 (discount for Rhine Center members is available)

This 8 week academic course will define the phenomena and experiences related to Extrasensory Perception (ESP) and provide an in-depth study of the current and historical evidence and research of Telepathy, Clairvoyance, and Precognition. The differences and similarities between these categories of psi experience/abilities will be discussed as well as an overview of what has been learned about psychological and physical variables and theories and models of ESP. Some of the basic topics related to Remote Viewing and applications of ESP will also be introduced in this class.

 

FOR MORE INFO ON ANY OF THESE, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL LOYD AUERBACH AT  profparanormal@gmail.com or call the Office of Paranormal Investigations at 415-871-0175 and leave a message for a call back.