Research Centers and Recommended Websites of Interest

Academic Centers and Foundations Studying Unusual Phenomena

 In 2018 Etzel Cardeña published an important article, “The experimental evidence for parapsychological phenomena: A review. American Psychologist, 73(5), 663-677″.

Some of Our Esteemed Colleagues in the Field

Carlos Alvarado, Ph.D.:  Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation.  Well-known for his many contributions to the field of parapsychology including survey research on apparent psychic experiences in the general population, Dr. Alvarado specializes in the history of parapsychology. We can highly recommend his very interesting scholarly Blog series on a wide range of topics in the study of parapsychology. Follow this link to the blog. Dr. Alvarado and his partner Nancy Zingrone have begun to offer classes on-line for research and education in parapsychology Alvarado-Zingrone Institute for Research and Education in Parapsychology .

Michael Grosso, Ph.D.:  Currently an independent scholar and author. His scholarly contributions are aimed at changing the ‘scientific materialism’ position prevalent in mainstream science and is a contributing author to the book Irreducible Mind. Dr. Grosso has taught humanities and philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College, City University of New York, and City University of New Jersey. Dr. Grosso is also writing a very interesting blog series called Consciousness Unbound.

Erlendur Haraldsson, Ph.D.:  University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. (November 3, 1931 – November 22, 2020).  The late Dr. Haraldsson was a friend and a research colleague of the late Dr. Ian Stevenson, founder of DOPS. Professor Haraldsson was the author of many books and a co-investigator on cases of the reincarnation type.

Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D.: Dr. Kastrup’s degree is in computer engineering with specializations in artificial intelligence and reconfigurable computing. He has worked as a scientist in some of the world’s foremost research laboratories, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the “Casimir Effect” of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). Bernardo has authored many academic papers and books on philosophy and science. His most recent book is The Idea of the World: A multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality, based on rigorous analytic argument and empirical evidence. For more information, freely downloadable papers, videos, etc. can be found on his website Metaphysical Speculations. Kastrup is the executive director of the newly formed Essentia Foundation.

Andreas Sommer, Ph.D.: Historian working on the interrelations of the sciences and magic. His thesis (University College London, 2013) reconstructed the links between psychical research and experimental psychology in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The thesis won an award from the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.  If you’re interested in new perspectives on ancient questions that are informed by the latest insights from professional historical scholarship, please visit the Forbidden Histories Youtube Channel, which features short videos about these interesting topics.