We hope this update finds you healthy and safe.
What a difference a month can make. In our March update, we covered upcoming presentations, meetings, and conferences. However, due to COVID-19, all those events have been postponed. We’ll update you once we have more information about new dates.
In this update, we have a new, open-access, peer-reviewed paper for you, a new featured book, and a few of our favorite online resources.
As always, thank you for your continued interest in our work! Please feel free to email mark@WindbridgeInstitute.com with any suggestions or thoughts.
Mark Boccuzzi & Julie Beischel, PhD
Normalizing Psi: Newly Published Peer-Reviewed Research
The normalization of psi experiences is an important part of our work. However, as we started to build out this research program, we found that the available tools didn’t fit our specific needs. Many used outdated language, could be dismissive of the experiences, and weren’t targeting the data we wanted to capture. In response, we developed and published the Windbridge Psi and Related Phenomena Awareness Questionnaire (WPRPAQ). This 10-item, online survey mitigates many of the problems we encountered by using an experience-centered approach. The WPRPAQ is an open-access tool that provides researchers with a novel method to assess awareness and prevalence of psi related experiences in various populations.
This project was supported through grants from the Bial Foundation (#372/14) and the Parapsychology Foundation.
The full paper (PDF) can be viewed here:
Beischel, J., & Boccuzzi, M. (2020). Development and Deployment of the Windbridge Psi and Related Phenomena Awareness Questionnaire (WPRPAQ). Journal of Scientific Exploration, 34(1). 36–61. doi: 10.31275/2020/1623
We were fortunate to have access to a prerelease copy of this book last year and have been looking forward to adding the final manuscript to our library. The book was published in February, and we recently purchased the Kindle edition.
This is an exciting and important addition to the public-facing literature on modern psi research. The author does an excellent job balancing historical background, technical information, and personal experiences. As a result, the book is accessible to those new to this topic, while providing unique insights for those who are more familiar with the literature. It is a quick, accessible, and engaging read. Highly recommended.
From the publisher:
“The Selection Effect explores a personal training process that allows consciousness to influence real-world physical events in ways that cannot be attributed to brain activity alone. Rigorously backed by data from world-class institutions, it describes findings that challenge our current thinking about consciousness, the mind, and the nature of reality. The more we come to understand the nature of our own minds, the more we can change our fundamental relationship to the world in ways beneficial to ourselves and our species.”
The Selection Effect is also an excellent companion to Roger Nelson’s book, Connected: The Emergence of Global Consciousness.
You can find these titles, and all our recommended reading, here (book sales help support the Institute).
PS. You can pick yourself up one of our groovy psi mugs (pictured above) from Zazzle! Be sure to check their site for any current promo discount codes!
Selected Online Resources
Here’s a short list of just some of our favorite psi-related, online resources:
Parapsychology Foundation on YouTube
The Parapsychology Foundation continues to expand its YouTube channel which includes interviews and lectures. Visit their website to learn more. Their YouTube channel can be found here.
Online Psi Encyclopedia
The Psi Encyclopedia is a free-to-access collection of articles and case studies about psi research, the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. It’s a work in progress, being created by the Society for Psychical Research in London. Access it here.
Society for Scientific Exploration on YouTube
The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) continues its efforts to release its entire video library of conference presentations publicly for free. This collection is an invaluable resource for researchers and the general public. Visit the SSE’s website to learn more about their conferences and publications. Their YouTube channel can be accessed here.
New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove on YouTube
This channel exclusively features interviews and monologues (as well as occasional archival videos). Guests include leading figures in philosophy, psychology, health, science, and spirituality — with a healthy and respectful emphasis on parapsychology.
Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research on YouTube
The Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Incorporated (AIPR, Inc., or Parapsychology Institute) was established in 1977 and is a non-profit community association. The AIPR is based in Sydney, New South Wales, and its membership is worldwide. View their YouTube channel here.
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About the Windbridge Institute, LLC
Formed in 2008, by husband and wife research team Mark Boccuzzi and Julie Beischel, PhD., The Windbridge Institute, LLC, is dedicated to conducting world-class research on phenomena currently unexplained within traditional scientific paradigms. Our main areas of research and development include Mindfulness, Synchronicity, Intuition, Creativity, and Intention.
Our goals are to 1) Normalize reports of psi functioning (precognition, telepathy, clairvoyance, and mind-matter interactions); 2) Optimize psi functioning through the use of traditional mindfulness practices, new emerging technologies, and creative expression; and 3) Utilize psi to solve real-world problems.
Starting in July 2017, the Institute’s research on mediums and afterlife topics was moved to the Windbridge Research Center, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. To learn more about the Windbridge Research Center and to sign-up to the Center’s email list please visit www.Windbridge.org.