Here’s what’s new…
In our last newsletter, we mentioned our interest in connecting with visual artists, musicians, writers, poets, makers, and other creators who would like to collaborate with parapsychologists. The response was overwhelming! As a result, we need to take a step back and create a more formal process. We hope to build an Artist in Virtual Residence Program, which would launch in mid-2021. The program’s goal is to explore the potential benefits of these types of collaborations in an attempt to drive innovation and create psi-focused public-facing projects that promote engagement with parapsychological topics.
PS. Are you involved with the performing arts? Check out ICRL’s Theater Grants!
New Precognition Study: Research Grant Award With TILT
We are delighted to announce that we will be collaborating with colleagues at The Institute for Love and Time (TILT) as part of their recently Bial Foundation-funded research project. This is a follow-up study that further explores the relationship between pregnancy and access to subconscious information about future events. This online study also examines how feelings of performance anxiety and unconditional love may influence precognition.
Visit the TILT website to learn more about their work and to join their email list.
Meetings and Events
Over the past several months, Mark has spoken at online events held by the Society of Scientific Exploration (SSE) and the International Remote Viewing Association’s Research Unit (IRVA/IRU).
During the SSE talk, Mark reviewed our Psi Boardgame project.
His IRU talk covered our range of Remote Viewing projects, including our recent work with Remote Viewing and Virtual Reality (RV/VR).
Our participation in events like these helps us connect with our peers and provides an opportunity to receive valuable feedback on our projects while they are still in the design and testing phase.
Join online events!
Given the world’s current state, many of the organizations that cover topics related to psi are moving to more online activities. To get access to these events and other benefits, consider joining the SSE, IRVA, and related organizations like the Rhine Research Center, the Parapsychological Association, ICRL, and the Parapsychology Foundation (to just name a few).
Mark’s Current Read
Dangerous Pursuits: Mediumship, Mind, and Music by Stephen E. Braude. In his latest book, Stephen provides essays dealing with psi, mediumship, and related topics. While I don’t always agree with his positions, he presents ideas that challenge my current understanding of the discussed phenomena and make me think. What else could you want from a book? Recommended.
From the publisher:
“The diverse chapters, which are incisive but not without humor, focus on the topic of mediumship, and in the process address major parapsychological themes, including the evidence for postmortem survival and the unsettling question of the limits of paranormal influence. In the end, it turns out the real danger is the widespread ignorance of how these issues impact our understanding of reality.”
Pick up your copy through our online store. Sales support the Institute.
“I have recently been interested in the effects of sound and psi functioning and mindfulness. While there are many recordings and guided meditations available, most of them don’t work for me. I have found that making my own soundscapes works best. I can control not only the content but the intention behind each sound. So far, I have enjoyed working with this small singing bowl. I hope to add more to the collection over the next few months.” Check it out in our store here.
Meanwhile, in the lab…
A quick behind the scenes look at our random number generator array and an NVIDIA Jetson Nano machine learning platform. We use these for experiments dealing with directed intention, intuitive randomness, and creating internal datasets. We’ll write more about this over the next few newsletters.
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
Cofounders, The Windbridge Institute, LLC
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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 study 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.
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.
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