New Publishing Class Session, June 17, 2014

New Class Session of Have You Ever Wanted to Write (and Publish) a Book?
Tuesday, June, 7-9:30 PM at HCH Institute, Lafayette, CA (or attend by phone!)

If you have ever thought about writing a book (fiction or nonfiction), or publishing something you already have written, you may have hit a number of stumbling blocks – especially in the publishing steps. In this introduction to writing and publishing a book, you’ll learn some basic tricks to getting a book together, written, and published.

HCH Instructor and author Loyd Auerbach has been teaching Publishing (and Media Skills and Public Speaking) at JFK University since 1990, and offers a detailed overview of the mainstream publishing process from outline/proposal to publication, with a ton of practical tips.

But perhaps more important are the new forms of self-publishing, print on demand, and ebook publishing – all of which can be done professionally for well under $100.

Besides creating a potential income stream, having a book can enhance your business and even credibility with the audience (and potential clients) you are trying to reach. Thanks to the new forms of publishing and distribution, getting a book together and out is no longer a daunting process.

Come with your own questions and book topics to discuss.

About the Instructor: Loyd Auerbach, MS, is the author of 8 books (with a 9th coming in May) and numerous articles for magazines. He has been on faculty at JFK University since 1983, and HCH since 2006. Besides being a parapsychologist, author, speaker, psychic entertainer and chocolatier, he works as a coach for authors and businesspeople who need help with public speaking, media skills, and publicity and promotion. His media appearances number in the thousands! Bring your book ideas and outlines for discussion and advice and discussion of next steps!

Cost: $50
Friday May 2, 7:00 to 9:30 at HCH, 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA

Call or email HCH to register 925-283-3941  /  paul@hypnotherapytraining.com

NOTE: There will be a more hands-on workshop as a follow-up to this class. If interested in help with your book proposal, or just want more than this class offers (drawn from Auerbach’s years of teaching publishing and media skills/book promotion at JFK University), be sure to contact Loyd Auerbach at profparanormal@gmail.com

 

 

 

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.

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Investigations Lecture in Sausalito, Friday June 13, 2014

I will be presenting a program entitled “Investigating the Paranormal” in Sausalito, CA, at the Academy of Intuition Medicine on Friday June 13, 2014 (yes, Friday the 13th!) at 7 PM. Here’s the basic info…

“Investigating the Paranormal”

Loyd Auerbach, MS

Human beings have always been drawn to a good ghost story. Human beings are also continually reporting situations in which they believe ghosts are truly playing a part. What are the methods for investigating and some of the possible explanations for these experiences that people have been having for thousands of years?

In this presentation, parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach will discuss methods and motives of field investigators who look into reported incidents of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists, and findings from over 130 years of investigation by researchers. It will be an overview of parapsychological “ghost hunting,” will address the tech you might see on TV and the psychic/medium connection, and will cover the models most in the field use for understanding people’s experiences (paranormal or not).

Finally, using some of his own cases, he will discuss the role of the parapsychological investigator as “solver” of the cases (as opposed to “gatherer” of data) – the ghost “buster.”

In other words, there will be ghost stories!

Friday, June 13, 2014, starting at 7 PM

Cost: $20 at the door.

Location: Academy of Intuition Medicine,  2400 Bridgeway Blvd., Suite 290, Sausalito, CA 94965

Please RSVP via email to info@intuitionmedicine.org

For more information, go to www.intuitionmedicine.com/academy/events.htm

 Loyd Auerbach, MS, Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and President of the Forever Family Foundation, is one of the world’s leading experts on Psychic Experience and Ghosts, and has been investigating and researching the paranormal for over 34 years. He is the author of 8 books, the most recent being THE GHOST DETECTIVES’ GUIDE TO HAUNTED SAN FRANCISCO, co-authored with the late renowned psychic Annette Martin (2011, Craven Street Books/Linden Publishing). His next release will be ESP WARS: East and West, covering the psychic spying programs of the US and Soviet Union/Russia, co-authored by Dr. Edwin C. May (who ran the US program) and Dr. Victor Rubel. The book is scheduled for release at the end of May 2014.

He has a graduate degree in Parapsychology and has been teaching courses on the subject since 1981. He is a professor at both Atlantic University and JFK University, on the faculty of the Rhine Education Center, and is the creator and Instructor of the Certificate Program in Parapsychological Studies at HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA, also available for distance learning or in coaching form. He is on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center, 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 TV programs such as ESPN’s Sports Center, The View, Hotel Impossible, Larry King Live, William Shatner’s Weird or What?, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Stories, Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, specials on A&E, Bio, History, Travel and Discovery Channels, and many more.

 

 

 

What Do We Know (or Think We Know) About Ghosts?

What Do We Know (or Think We Know) About Ghosts: A Summary

Loyd Auerbach, MS

Possibilities we consider, and models we work with…

 Do people only “see” ghosts?

No.  They hear, feel and smell as well, often in combinations (seeing and hearing, feeling and hearing, etc.).

A ghostly figure can be:
a real person
a haunting (an “imprint” of people; a “recording” of sorts)
an apparition of the dead
an apparition of the living
a psychic perception
a trick of memory
a trick of perception
a blur brought on by infra-sound
an image caused by phantoms of the brain

 A ghostly sound can be:
a real sound
a haunting (an “imprint” of people; a “recording” of sorts)
an apparition of the dead
an apparition of the living
a psychic perception
a trick of memory
a trick of perception
an auditory hallucination caused by phantoms of the brain

 A ghostly smell can be:
a real smell
a haunting (an “imprint” of people; a “recording” of sorts)
an apparition of the dead
an apparition of the living
a psychic perception
a trick of memory
a trick of perception
an olfactory hallucination caused by phantoms of the brain

 A feeling of a presence or being touched by a ghost can be:
a misinterpretation of something going on in the body
a haunting (an “imprint” of people; a “recording” of sorts)
an apparition of the dead
an apparition of the living
a psychic perception
a trick of memory
a trick of perception
a kinesthetic hallucination caused by phantoms of the brain

 “Cold spots” and temperature drops, contrary to popular folklore, are not common with the presence of ghosts or in hauntings. The physical measurements of local temperature over the past 130+ years in investigations has yielded very few cases where an apparition or haunting was being experienced and the temperature has dropped. In fact, there have been some where the temperature rose a bit (though that could also be explained by the presence of too many investigators/bodies).

 People have experienced “cold chills” when also experiencing/perceiving a ghost or haunting, even though there was no measurable change in temperature in the room/location. That is attributed to either a psychic perception or a psychological perception resulting from otherwise experiencing something out of the ordinary.

 Why do some people become ghosts and not others?
Psychological need or desire (or fear of death, of what’s next) or denial (of death/dying)
Emotional drive to “stick around”
Appropriate environmental conditions (still under investigation)
Something related to spiritual/divine design????? (No way to know)

 What about hauntings?  How common?
If everything “records” info through time, there are haunts everywhere.

If environmental conditions need to be right for the signal to be recorded, there may be fewer haunts than we expect.

Environmental conditions ought to affect when and whether a signal is:
recorded “loud” (often meaning with lots of emotion at the time)
replayed “loud”

Psychic perceptions of the individual ought to affect when and how a person perceives haunting info

Environmental conditions and psychic perceptions together likely affect how and when a person experiences place memory/haunting phenomena

 What’s a typical ghost look like?
Generally Solid, almost always 3 dimensional, and always clothed (at least in our culture).

Hauntings may only provide part of a “picture” of a past person/event

Both apparitions and hauntings might only be processed/perceived partially by the witnesses. On occasion, this means sometimes people will see out of focus or even shadowy figures.

Apparitions often look better (younger and even sometimes healthier) than the person was at the time of death.  This appears to have to do with “self-image,” or how that consciousness that is the ghost thinks of himself or herself

Sometimes apparitions are seen from the top of the head down to mid calf or even just the knees.

Try this:  Close your eyes and picture yourself for about 10 seconds;

Note:  Don’t read any further until you’ve done that

Now recall what you visualized.

Do you remember the clothing you had on?  Interestingly, very, very few people in Western society would picture themselves in the nude.  Interestingly, ghosts are always “seen” with clothes on.

Do you remember what shoes you were wearing?  Were your feet even part of the visualization?  Probably not.  Again, this is interesting because occasionally ghosts are not “seen” all way down to their feet, which follows along with how we visualize ourselves.

 
Apparitions and hauntings are not seen with the eyes, heard with the ears, felt with the body or smelled with the nose.  In fact, it appears that the signal from the apparition and haunting is sent directly to some perceptual center of the brain or directly into our Consciousness, and added to the input from our senses.

It’s important to remember that ALL perception resides in the brain’s (or mind’s) information processes.  Data comes in from the senses.  Our minds/brains can add additional info to that data, or take data out or reshuffle it, so that what we perceive is not exactly what is really there.

So, additional information can be added to the mix from the senses and processed as sensory input.  Our eyes don’t see the ghost, but our mind does.  Our ears don’t hear him, but the mind does.  And so on…

Ghosts are typically not seen as orbs of light, as in the photos.  Generally, any visually perceived floating lights are looked at for other, perhaps unusual, explanations (such as ball lightning or earth-lights), mainly because there is no other apparitional experience/perceptions.

Most photos of “ghosts” on the Internet are actually photos of globe shaped orbs of light.  If these orbs are related to ghosts, they are more likely some effect the ghost has on the film or digital media than anything like a reflection (since cameras capture images from reflected light) of a ghostly form. Just like the camera captures images of reflected light bouncing off living people and other physical objects – which is how our eyes see as well.

However, with rare exception the orbs are reflections of the flash off some reflective, semi-reflective or even barely reflective (like a wet leaf or wood) surface or dust particle that does not even have to be in the frame of the image – just needs to be in range of the flash to provide a reflection back to the lens, or dust or insects in the air too close to the lens to see through the viewfinder.

Most of the photos now being identified by many as “ectoplasm” – apparent unusual white mists or even white smoky streaks and shapes – do not fit the original application of the term ectoplasm (spirit matter, usually extruded from the body of a spirit medium, and usually greenish and glowing). Again, they are taken with rarely any other apparitional experience/perceptions.

Most such photos are much more likely flash reflections of water/humidity in the air, or even the flash reflecting off moisture from the breath of the photographer (or other nearby investigator), especially when the external temperature is cool enough for the breath to be condensed (as it seeing your breath in the cold).

If an apparition/discarnate entity were involved, they are more likely some effect the ghost has on the film or digital media than anything like a reflection (since cameras capture images from reflected light) of a ghostly form. Just like the camera captures images of reflected light bouncing off living people and other physical objects.
For more information, see Loyd Auerbach’s books:

The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco, by Loyd Auerbach & Annette Martin, 2011.

A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium, 2005

Hauntings & Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide, 2004

 Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal, 2004

 ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook, 1986 (out of print, but a PDF version is available from Loyd Auerbach – email profparanormal@gmail.com)

 

 

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

Have You Ever Wanted to Write (and Publish) a Book?

NOTE: THIS CLASS DATE HAS PASSED. ANOTHER SESSION IS OFFERED ON JUNE 17, 2014.

New Class: Have You Ever Wanted to Write (and Publish) a Book?
Friday, May 2, 7-9:30 PM at HCH Institute, Lafayette, CA (or attend by phone!)

If you have ever thought about writing a book (fiction or nonfiction), or publishing something you already have written, you may have hit a number of stumbling blocks – especially in the publishing steps. In this introduction to writing and publishing a book, you’ll learn some basic tricks to getting a book together, written, and published.

HCH Instructor and author Loyd Auerbach has been teaching Publishing (and Media Skills and Public Speaking) at JFK University since 1990, and offers a detailed overview of the mainstream publishing process from outline/proposal to publication, with a ton of practical tips.

But perhaps more important are the new forms of self-publishing, print on demand, and ebook publishing – all of which can be done professionally for well under $100.

Besides creating a potential income stream, having a book can enhance your business and even credibility with the audience (and potential clients) you are trying to reach. Thanks to the new forms of publishing and distribution, getting a book together and out is no longer a daunting process.

About the Instructor: Loyd Auerbach, MS, is the author of 8 books (with a 9th coming in May) and numerous articles for magazines. He has been on faculty at JFK University since 1983, and HCH since 2006. Besides being a parapsychologist, author, speaker, psychic entertainer and chocolatier, he works as a coach for authors and businesspeople who need help with public speaking, media skills, and publicity and promotion. His media appearances number in the thousands! Bring your book ideas and outlines for discussion and advice and discussion of next steps!

Cost: $50
Friday May 2, 7:00 to 9:30 at HCH, 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA

Call or email HCH to register 925-283-3941  /  paul@hypnotherapytraining.com

Special Class on the Paranormal in Marin County, May 4, 2014

On Sunday, May 4th, from 1-4 PM, I am holding a special on-off session in Fairfax, Marin County, CA:

A Personalized Paranormal Class for You

What are your burning questions?  In this class You will choose the topic of discussion before hand and Prof. Auerbach will tailor this class for you. Each person attending will choose a subject or question that is near and dear to him or her and Prof. Auerbach will answer that question in depth, and as long as the topic/question has been submitted in advance, he’ll provide further resources.

Because of the nature of the class, there is a limit of 8 people so as to give each person’s question their due consideration.

This is the first time ever for such a session with Prof. Auerbach.

Class will be $50 per person and you must contact him by Saturday to register (and get the address). You will be able to pay on-site by cash, check or credit card.

All attendees will get an mp3 recording of the session within 3 days of the class.

To reserve your spot and arrange payment of the deposit, contact Loyd Auerbach at profparanormal@gmail.com or leave a message at the Office of Paranormal Investigations, 415-871-0175.

Because of the nature of this class, and limited space, location address will only be offered to those who register.

If you cannot make this date/location, please do email profparanormal@gmail.com so you can be placed on a special list for first alert of any similar sessions to be conducted.

Individual/Group Mentoring Available — Custom Group Classes, too.

Just thought to post that besides the regular courses I offer through HCH Institute and the Rhine Education Center (part of the Rhine Research Center), I am also available for the following:

Mentoring/Coaching: Investigators: For individuals or even groups, I am available to help you with furthering your understanding of the paranormal and Parapsychology, to bring your field investigations to the next level, and to be clear on how you should best deal with evidence and your clients.

Mentoring/Coaching: Psychics, Mediums and Sensitives: I have been working with several psychics, mediums and fledgling sensitives for some time helping them find their strengths, further develop their control (of their abilities), and consider ethical and business issues when dealing with clients both for readings and for investigations.

Custom Group Classes: I am happy to create specific seminars and classes for groups, whether in the Bay Area or beyond — pretty much anywhere in the country. These can be delivered in a couple of distance formats, or if you have enough people to warrant it, I can come to you.

Free consultation on Education: Feel free to contact me with questions on furthering your education in the paranormal and Parapsychology. While naturally I’d love to work with you, I can also point you to others in my field, as well as to resources and organizations that will help with educating yourself — some free!

Contact me : Loyd Auerbach, profparanormal@gmail.com or 415-871-0175

 

Ghost Hunting / Advanced Ghost Hunting Courses

This week, I’m starting up the four week “Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal” course. Offered live in the Bay Area and via telephone for people anywhere in the US and Canada, with supporting text, audio, video and more (mailed to you on a disk or available for download), the course is offered by HCH Institute in Lafayette, California, for four Thursdays starting April 10, from 6:30-9:30 PM Pacific time.

If you’re not local to HCH, you can take the course by phone live or listen to the class recordings. Distance students also get some one on one time with me (Loyd Auerbach) via phone or Skype.

Also offered in distance format only right now is a second level, Advanced Ghost Hunting course.

Here are the descriptions of the two courses. If interested, contact me at profparanormal@gmail.com or call the Office of Paranormal Investigations at 415-871-0175.

GHOST HUNTING: $200.00 ($100 for materials alone, which include past recording of the class in mp3): This class is offered by one of the acknowledged leading experts in the field of Parapsychology, Loyd Auerbach.  The course will provide attendees with the 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).

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 and hobbyists (and TV ghost folks); The ethics of paranormal investigating and legal issues that can be involved.

Also important: 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.

ADVANCED GHOST HUNTING: $250 which includes 2 hours of one on one phone/Skype time with Loyd Auerbach (materials alone, $125, including mp3 of last presentation of the course).  This course is a follow up to the HCH Ghost Hunting course and to the Rhine Education Center Investigations course taught by Loyd Auerbach.
In this course, students will:
1) Delve deeper into the field investigations methodologies and models of the phenomena in Parapsychology.
2) Delve deeper into dealing with clients (living and dead) during investigations, resolutions and follow-up.
3) Delve deeper into the investigation of public-haunts.
4) Delve deeper into sorting through evidence, and look at how/when technology, including EVP, and psychics/mediums fit best into both private home and public site investigations.
Note that there are prerequisites to taking the Advanced class, but no prereqs if you just want to purchase the materials.
Happy to send out the actual course outlines to anyone who contacts me for this. profparanormal@gmail.com
To register for courses, or purchase the full course or just materials, contact HCH Institute at info@hypnotherapytraining.com or 925-283-3941.
The Ghost Hunting course counts towards the Certificate in Parapsychological Studies offered by HCH Institute, www.hypnotherapytraining.com/parapsych.cfm

Parapsychology courses in March

I am offering two parapsychology courses in March (2014) for local (Bay Area) and distance (anywhere!) students. If you are interested, please contact the folks at HCH Institute (email info@hypnotherapytraining.com or call 925-283-3941) or email me at profparanormal@gmail.com.

The two courses and dates/times are as follows (descriptions below):

The Search for Evidence of Life After Death: 3 Tuesdays, March 11, 18 & 25, 6:30-9:30 PM Pacific time.

Perception, Deception, Illusion & Reality: 4 Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:30-9:30 PM Pacific time.

Descriptions as follows:

THE SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE OF LIFE AFTER DEATH: Do we survive the death of our bodies? Is there Life after Death? What is the best evidence?

This seminar will cover the search for evidence of Survival of Bodily Death from the earliest psychical researchers to parapsychologists of today. With an eye towards the evidence garnered – and the research and investigations methods to gather it –  the class covers topics such as ghosts, mediumship, near death experiences, electronic voice phenomena, out of body experiences, reincarnation and psychic experience says about whether we/our consciousnesses live on in some fashion after the deaths of our bodies.

ome time will be spent discussing the recent research of Drs. Julie Beischel and Gary Schwartz, working with psychic mediums at the University of Arizona and subsequently at Windbridge Institute, and the work of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia in Reincarnation and Apparition research.

The importance of ESP and PK in any model of Survival will be discussed. The class will also look at the debate regarding evidence for Survival vs. the Super-Psi hypothesis from the perspective of the Survival proponents.

Cost $150. Students receive mp3 recordings of all sessions, mp3s of the last course offering lectures, as well as extensive text materials on DVD-rom and additional mp3s. Distance students — who are unable to attend the actual live classes by telephone — are also entitled to one-on-one phone/Skype time with the instructor (Loyd Auerbach).

 PERCEPTION, DECEPTION, ILLUSION & REALITY: These days, there’s a lot of “bleeping” focus on the question “What is Reality?”  Whether from the standpoint of Physics or Metaphysics, this question captivates us as human beings – as it should.

But there are two ways to look at that question right off the bat:  “What is Objectively Real?” and “What is Subjectively Real?” which leads to the overriding question about Reality in general. How much of what we see, hear, smell, etc. is Real (and what does that mean) and how much is affected by our perceptual processes? How can we perceive differently from others? How does consciousness process what our senses pick up and how is it affected by that same information?

This special session taught by parapsychologist & psychic entertainer (and former magician) Loyd Auerbach, will delve into the relationship between our Senses, our Perceptions, Consciousness and Physical Reality- as well as information and influences that may come from outside what we consider normal physical reality. Students will learn about the Psychology of Perception and more importantly, the Psychology of Deception, and how shifts in sensory data can lead our perceptions down very different paths – essentially causing us to perceive something that is not really “real”.

We’ll consider theoretical physics concepts such as the uncertainty principle, the possible existence of parallel universes (the Multiverse) and underlying concepts of the universe such as String Theory and Quantum Entanglement, especially as they apply to both Reality and how Consciousness interacts with it, and what researchers are trying to play at (such as the recent success with quantum teleportation). The place of psychic and other non-physical input in the process of Perception will be discussed, especially in relation to Entanglement.

Ultimately, this class is about how we can play with our Perceptions to open us up to a greater Reality.

Finally, Loyd Auerbach will illustrate a number of his points with findings and anecdotes from several fields – including Parapsychology – and entertain with stories and a bit of Magick.

No prerequisites for this seminar! This is not part of Parapsychological Studies Certificate Program, and can be taken on its own whether you have taken any of our other Parapsychology courses or not.

It is highly recommended for ghost hunters and paranormal investigators, whether or not you have taken previous courses from Loyd Auerbach (either at HCH or the Rhine Research Center), or anyone/anyplace else.

Cost: $250. All students receive mp3 recordings (and video!) of each of the class sessions — due to the visual nature of some of Auerbach’s demonstrations, we will be video-recording those demonstrations (and we’re hopefully going to be able to set up Skype video for them as well) for download. Students will also receive text materials and an additional video lecture. All students are eligible for some (free!) one-on-one phone/Skype time with the instructor (though this is especially important for distance students who are unable to attend the live sessions via telephone/Skype).