To begin, the good news is that as far as the health of the Parapsychological Association
goes, our membership in 2018 is approaching 400, which is higher than it has ever been.
Schmeidler is past president of the Parapsychological Association
and of the American Society for Psychical Research, and has written other books on parapsychology.
Bierman (Ed.), Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association
37th Annual Convention (pp.
Ramakrishna Rao has been an influential figure in parapsychology for over 50 years (notably as Director of The Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, subsequently the Rhine Research Centre, as President of the Parapsychological Association
, and as Editor of this Journal for 18 years).
An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 47th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association
, Vienna, 2004.
Presentation at the 61st Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association
, August 2-5, 2018.
In Parapsychological Association
22nd Annual Convention: Proceedings of presented papers.
Abstracts of presented papers, 59th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association
& 35th Society for Scientific Exploration Annual Conference (p.
Surviving Death, winner of a 2017 Parapsychological Association
Book Award, has two features that I greatly appreciate, and one that I do not.
Finally, a rather nice touch: the book came out just in time for the 60th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association
in Athens in July, 2017.
In coincidence -or synchrony, if you will- with Chris Roe's focus in his Parapsychological Association
(PA) Presidential Address (this issue) on the extraordinary contributions of Charles (Chuck) Honorton, I am reprinting in the PA's bulletin Minefield one of his great papers on the relation between alterations of consciousness and experimental psi (Honorton, 1976).