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October, as to be expected, brought us a lot of paranormal news. Typically paranormal stories and news articles hit a yearly high in September and October, and this year was no exception. Here are some of the articles and videos that have we have come across this last month which may be of use for your paranormal studies. We included material on UFO’s, science, surveys, the history of Halloween, NDE’s, faeries and so much more. You can see prior monthly news roundups by clicking here.

Read more, always.

All Hallow’s Eve – The Haunted History of Samhain (ITC Voices): Halloween. Many of us celebrate it but know not its history. Those of us in the paranormal field know that legend holds that the veil is thinnest on Halloween and it is a great night to commune with the spirit world. But why? Where does this belief come from? This excerpt from a book by noted author Rosemary Ellen Guiley goes into great detail on Halloween from its historical roots to modern day culture (from our sister site, ITC Voices).

The Real Reasons Everyone’s Clinical Death Experience Is The Same (Mel Magazine): This article takes a materialist stance on the NDE experience by claiming that chemicals and visual stimulation account for all NDE experiences. This article does not take under consideration the vast number of reports of first-hand observations of the room in which the observers lay dead, including visual and auditory observations, during an NDE. Decades worth of reports have been ignored in this article. If you want to learn more about NDE’s, we would highly recommend reading books by researchers like Dr. Pim van Lommel, Dr. Raymond Moody, and Leslie Keane. This article serves to provide a reductionist counter-argument that you may encounter during discussions on the NDE phenomenon which is why we included it in this monthly news roundup.

Tom DeLonge and Luis Elizondo of To The Stars Academy Lecture At The Italian UFO Conference: This is a very rare opportunity to get a glimpse of what TTSA is working on within a historical context of Ufology.

Buying the Nightmare on Elm Street – ‘Haunted’ Houses Present a Very Real Challenge for Realtors (Apple News): A survey was conducted and it showed that a full 49% of prospective home buyers would not buy a house if it was known to be haunted. In New York State, it is state law that if a home is publicly known as being haunted, the haunting has to be included on the home disclosures.

How Ouija Boards Went From Spiritualist Tool to Children’s Toy (Mental Floss): The Ouija Board is one of the most divisive tools used for divination. It is readily available in most big box stores, but it used to be an instrument that was used for real spiritualist research. This article traces the history of the board from its humble beginnings through the Satanic Panic to its current status as a children’s toy.

Project St. Peter: Lab 1 Part 1 (iDigitalMedium): Keith Clark from iDigitalMedium has put the first Project St. Peter documents online for research purposes. Project St. Peter was the research that was being conducted by the Metascience foundation as a followup to their Spiricom ITC device. The communications were received via a medium and have never been published prior to now.

Fairies Continue to be Seen in the Modern Day According to this New Research (Daily Grail): One of the more understudied aspects of the paranormal in this modern era are transdimensional beings like fairies. In this brief article, a link is given to a free fairy census that documents 500 sighting of fairies from 2014-2017.

Some Faerie Metaphysics (Dead But Dreaming): Another article about fae folk made the rounds this month. In this article, fairies are examined from several intellectual cross-points. The work of Rudolph Steiner, Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna and other great paranormal minds is used to examine the existence of fae folk.

Instrumental Transcommunication News Clip (YouTube): ITC researcher and contributor to Paranormal Study, Jeremy Michael Bloxsom, has posted a news clip about ITC research that contains interviews and footage with some amazing ITC pioneers.

Superhumans: The Remarkable Brain Waves of High-Level Meditators (YouTube): 21 Tibetan master Yogi’s with anywhere between 12,000-62,000 lifetime hours of meditation were studied under lab conditions at the University of Wisconsin. The gamma wave results were astounding. This clip illustrates just some of the findings that are detailed in the book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body.

Republished Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science (Paranormal Study): This manifesto needs to be revisited by the paranormal community. First published in early 2014, several brilliant minds (including Dr. Gary Schwartz and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake) wrote this manifesto which was subsequently endorsed by 300 scientists and authors. This manifesto states that materialist science needs to begin incorporating consciousness, psy and spirituality into modern research in order to move forward more rapidly.

Technology Explores Life After Death (Herald Tribune): With two million dollars of donation money, Dr. Gary Schwartz has helped to develop what has been dubbed as the SoulPhone, a device that helps to bridge the gap between the realms of the physical and the spiritual. This device purportedly allows for communication from the other side in a fuller, easier to understand manner. The idea for the SoulPhone is outlined in the book Greater Reality Living, 2nd Edition: Integrating the Evidence for Eternal Consciousness (Volume 1).

Believers are the Majority: Paranormal Acceptance in America is Rising (Sharon Hill): The author examines data from a Chapman University poll on American Fears. Some of the interesting data from this survey showed that at astounding 75.9% of respondents believe in some type of paranormal phenomenon. The author is slanted towards “scientifical” explanations and does not offer any substance other than saying paranormal belief is due to “psychic divas” and the “Ancient Alien Effect” by which the paranormal is de-stigmatized via pseudo-intellectual television. Despite her uninformed slant, we appreciate that she brought attention to this survey.

Inside the Mystical World of Crop Circle Tourism (National Geographic): A fascinating portrait of those who visit crop circles. This article contains interviews with those who believe in the phenomenon; it also provides a counter-argument by interviewing those who claim to create the circles. There are wonderful testimonials on both sides and some great photography. 

Psychedelic psilocybin therapy for depression granted Breakthrough Therapy status by FDA (New Atlas): In a stunning breakthrough treatment, the FDA has agreed that Psilocybin is a viable treatment for those who suffer from medication-resistant depression. Soon, Psilocybin Therapy will be available upon prescription in controlled environments. We have to wonder how many avenues of consciousness study this may create as patients begin to report their results clinically.

Fear and Soldering, an excerpt from Peter Bebergal’s Strange Frequencies (BoingBoing): Peter Bebergal is well known for writing about magickal and esoteric topics. In his new book, Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural, Bebergal tackles the use of technology to communicate with the spirit realm. The creator of Paranormal Study, Tim Woolworth, is mentioned in this book as evidenced by the excerpt published through BoingBoing.

What Are Orbs? Here’s The Real Deal Behind Those Ghostly Apparitions In Your Pictures, According To Professional Photographers (Bustle): Several photographers are interviewed about their individual perspectives on the orb phenomenon. This is great read because orbs have been very divisive in the paranormal community, especially since the advent of digital cameras that fit in the pocket of every paranormal enthusiast.

A UFO Appearance on Live Television (YouTube): During a news broadcast in Buenos Aires, a UFO is seen going across a large screen on live television. The news commentators follow the UFO and talk about it while it is still on the screen.

People Share Real Stories Of “Glitches In The Matrix,” And They’re Deeply Disturbing (Urbo): This is a collection of first hand coincidences and synchronicities that are exceptionally odd and border upon the supernatural. There are anomalous phone calls, disappearances, doppelgangers and much more.

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September brought us a lot of news. Typically paranormal stories and news articles hit a yearly high in September and October, and this year was no exception. Here are some of the articles and videos that have we have come across this last month which may be of use for your paranormal studies. We included material on UFO’s, science, consciousness, mediumship and much, much more. You can see prior monthly news roundups by clicking here.

Read more, always.

A Mysterious Square Aircraft Hovering In Night Sky ‘Scared me to death,’ NC Man Says (Charlotte Observer): A man observed a square shaped UFO hovering above the tree line with several lights visible upon the craft. He snapped some photos which are viewable on the original story. The crux is that the craft is unidentified, and some are claiming it may be the experimental TR-3B, a purported anti-gravity craft that is known via its patent filed in 2004.

UFO Sighting: ‘Alien spaceship’ Shot Down Over Scotland (Express): Video has emerged from Scotland that apparently shows a UFO in a spiral ejecting some kind of fiery material. It then stops ejecting materials and starts to fly off at the end of the video. The witness purported to hear a loud bang which led to the preposterous conjecture that the UFO was targeted by weapons.

Scientists Receive Green Light To “Resurrect The Dead” Using Stem Cells (Anon News): In its inevitable march towards progress, scientists at Bioquark in Philadelphia, PA, have received approval to inject stem cells into the spinal cords of patients who have been declared clinically brain-dead. The patients will also receive an injected cocktail of proteins along with lasers and electrical nerve stimulation in an attempt to reinvigorate brain activity. If this experiment proceeds as planned, and it works, one has to wonder what effect this will have on consciousness.

Psychic Astronauts: Remote Viewing, Space Exploration And UFOs (Nightshirt): In an effort to add depth to the conversation on ET’s, this article examines consciousness from the perspective of being a non-local mechanism and this non-locality may also facilitate contact with ET’s. The theory of non-local consciousness means that consciousness is not a creation of the brain, but rather has an origination point somewhere else and our bodies/brains are simply receivers for consciousness. The author briefly touches upon the work of Targ, Puthoff and Swann with government remote viewing programs. In brief, he discusses the similarities of abduction memories with the perceived reality of drug-induced hallucinogenic states. There are a couple other viewpoints, but the crux of the article is that all points in space and time are connected in consciousness. If true, this will call into question all aspects of paranormal studies being defined as  paranormal, for in fact, if true, paranormal phenomenon is merely normal.

Uri Geller’s Stanford Research Institute Experiments: This video contains several experiments conducted at SRI with Uri Geller over the course of five weeks in 1973. The results nothing less than astounding.

Synchronous Firing And Its Influence On The Brain’s Electromagnetic Field Evidence For An Electromagnetic Field Theory Of Consciousness (Journal of Consciousness Studies): This fascinating journal article examines how the neurons in the human brain create their own electromagnetic field. The author posits that this EM field is the substrate upon which conscious awareness functions. Outside of consciousness studies, for those who actively investigate as ghost hunters, this supposition shows some support towards the body electric being detectable via DC EMF meters (Direct Current being the nature of the bodies electrical signals).

When You Split The Brain, Do You Split The Person? (Aeon): Persons with persistent epilepsy are often left with one option – a surgery that splits the two hemispheres of the brain via the corpus callosum, a signal highway that carries information from one side of the brain to the other. This surgery prevents the electrical storm of epilepsy from growing and overtaking the brain functions. A series of experiments were recently conducted on split-brain patients to see whether or not the person could act as a whole from a conscious perspective. This was done via visual tests and resulted in something far more complex than anticipated. The materialist view of consciousness holds true, and consciousness derives from the brain, then when you split the brain you should have two distinct consciousnesses, one for each side of the brain. Yet, in these experiments, it has been demonstrated that both sides of the brain of split-brain patients work together to form one singular, cogent consciousness which cannot happen from a materialist perspective.

Discovering Your Other Self: You May Find That You Like It (Medium): Esotericist Mitch Horowitz examines what in necessary for personal growth. While not paranormal in nature, his advice is to embrace the Jungian shadow-self in order to better yourself. In this article, he relates the shadow-self to literature and names it the split-self – a fitting bookend to the article above mentioning the split-brain. With this advice, you can be more effective at whatever you desire, including paranormal studies.

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something: The Ways Some “healthy voice hearers” Cope Might Be Able To Help People With Psychotic Disorders (The Atlantic): A woman who has trained to hone her psychic abilities has become part of a Yale study to qualify the voices she hears versus the voices that schizophrenics hear. There are a lot of variables and this illustrates a fascinating academic approach to clairaudience. It is found that psychics can summon voices and control the effect it has on their daily lives whereas schizophrenics have no such control. The way a clairaudient psychic deals with communication is now a viable path of study for coping mechanisms of those affected by schizophrenia.

Lucid Dreaming: Controlling The Stories Of Sleep (Medical News Today): This article contains an overview of lucid dreaming for those not familiar with the practice. It also has some basic methods on how to try and achieve lucid dreaming. We have pointed out quite a few articles on lucid dreaming in prior news roundups so feel free to browse through them or use our site’s search function to pull up what you are looking for.

Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails (Open Sciences): This article is a must-read. The author examines consciousness from the viewpoint of modern academia. First, he looks at mind and consciousness through the eyes of Physicalism and Materialism; they are brain generated and this is an undeniable set-in-stone fact despite having no valid hypotheses on the existence of consciousness: how it is created; the uniqueness of consciousness; where consciousness is stored; how it is recalled…and the list goes on. The author then goes on to provide viewpoints of how consciousness transcends the materialist dogma against it’s independent existence. The article supports consciousness as being a non-local phenomenon and is fundamental to our every thought and perception.

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We missed July 2018 in our news roundup and we’re sorry for that. There was a lot going on and not enough manpower to create the monthly news roundup. The next couple months are very, very busy for us as well due to the heightened interest in the paranormal that happens every fall. We are busy doing radio shows and conferences almost every week but we will endeavor to try to get you a list of the interesting articles that made their way through our feeds in a timely fashion.

August gave us some great paranormal news articles. Here are some of the articles and videos that have we have come across this last month which may be of use for your paranormal studies. We included material on ghosts, poltergeists, panpsychism, mediumship and much, much more. You can see prior monthly news roundups by clicking here.

Read more, always.

Soldier Diaries Tell Of Ghosts Intervening In First World War: Canadian Historian (National Post): Historian David Cook examined World War I diaries and discovered that there were several paranormal reports of both specters and premonitions. Those who reported these occurences in their diaries only had these encounters on the battelfield and they did not occur again during the remainder of their lives. He also noted that these occurences only happened to people who were on the battlefield as they were not reported during training nor to military persons who did not serve on the battelfields themselves. This is a fantastic historical account and an underserved section of paranormal study.

Panpsychism: 3 Reasons Why Our World Is Brimming With Sentience: The author examines three arguments in support of panpsychism, the belief that everything – even molecules – have sentience. Through documented sources, the author argues that sentience did not emerge spontaneously but has always been present; that recognizing an object by its external properties belies the internal properties contained within; and that as humans we infer that all humans and some animals have consciousness due to similar biology but we ignore other flora and fauna with dissimilar biology which have shown signs of consciousness. This is an interesting article which challenges the reader to think about the definition of life from a different viewpoint. 

A New Method For Having Lucid Dreams Has Been Discovered by Scientists (Science Alert): The MILD method is the best known way to induce lucid dreaming; this technique involves cognition training and scheduled wakefulness. Researchers have taken MILD a step further by utilizing Galantamine, a drug used to prevent memory decay in Alzheimer’s patients. A startling number of participants, 57%, were able to induce LD through MILD with the use of placebo, and doses of either 4mg or 8mg of Galantamine.

Smoke ITC Located in Random Photo: ITC Voices and Paranormal Study founder, Tim Woolworth, was at a casino on 25aug18 speaking at a large conference in Northern Michigan. At the end of the night he posed with several friends for a single photo. Everyone had a lit cigar to celebrate the end to another paranormal conference. When he reviewed the photo, he found a wonderful smoke ITC impression: his initials in the smoke right above his head.

The Moffitt Family Poltergeist Case 1987-1992 (Metaphysical Articles): This article profiles a well known poltergeist case from California in which a family was terrrorized by a purported poltergeist. The incidences were attributed to an entity, Prince, and included destruction of property, mirror writing, and violence. It is a fascinating story that has begun to receive new interest due to the 2015 book, Unwelcomed: The True Story of the Moffitt Family Haunting. Deborah Moffitt has been featured on many podcasts in the last two years and her story is fascinating from a paranormalist’s perspective.

DMT Models the Near-Death Experience (Frontiers in Psychology): An interesting correlation between the effects of a drug, DMT, and the experiences of the NDE state have been found. DMT is thought to be produced by the pineal gland. This raises the question if some NDE’s are caused by a DMT release upon death. Granted, the work into NDE’s by Dr. Pim van Lommel, Dr. Raymond Moody and countless others shows than there is much more to the NDE experience that a tunnel with a light at the end. We here at Paranormal Study still think the NDE is a unique event experienced by those who’ve died due to countless reports for millennia and communications from the other side. But, this correlation does open up wonderful lines of enquiry.

Search For The Mothman:  “Search For The Mothman” is a documentary that explores the unusual disturbances, odd sightings, bizarre occurrences, and surreal eyewitness reports connected to a large, winged, red-eyed creature known as the “Mothman” (first sighted in the Point Pleasant, West Virginia area in the 1960s). These events transpired over the span of 13 months. Strangely, the sightings and disturbances seemed to reach a peak with several area residents sharing the same collective nightmare of a river disaster. John Keel published the lauded book The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story which went into great depth regarding the Point Pleasant events and the bridge collapse; this book is highly recommended reading. As a reminder, the Mothman Festival is happening in just a couple short weeks in Point Pleasant, so read the book and watch this documentary to get up to speed on the topic:

Non-Verbal Austistic Children Demonstrating Telepathy: Dr. Diane Powell, M.D., reported some jaw-dropping results working with children who were autistic and non-verbal. In her experiments, she found that a group of children she worked with displayed a 90% accuracy rate on telepathic tests. One child, featured in the video below, demonstrated a 100% accuracy rate. The test was a simple design where a researcher, who works with these children, attempts to test the children’s telepathic ability with the researcher. The researcher views a card hidden from the subject with information on it and the subject pecks out the answer on a board. This test has profound results that demonstrate a telepathic ability present in at least one segment of the population.

Are We Being Supernaturally “Fed” On? (MU): Nick Redfern is a prolific author of over forty books and numerous articles. In this brief article, Redfern outlines several types of supernatural experiences that have left the victims exhausted. He raises the question of whether or not these experiences are much more than the physical phenomenon they are typically perceived to be. We highly recommend checking out Nick’s vast array of books to broaden your understanding of the paranormal.

Strange Case Of Norfolk Life After Death Experiment That Could Become A Hollywood Film (Eastern Daily Press): There are few cases of paranormal study in modern history that have truly captured the attention of the world and have stood the test of time. One of these studies was The Scole Experiment. A small group conducted mediumship sessions in Norfolk, UK, in the 1990’s. During these experiments which took place in the basement of a 17th century farmhouse, the standard mediumship protocols were followed. The room was painted black, there was no light. Over the sessions, glowing hands appeared, spirit trumpets moved and voices were heard from them, several apports appeared and undeveloped film had images imprinted upon it. The results were astounding and were well documented in The Scole Experiment: Scientific Evidence for Life After Death by Scole attendee, Grant Solomon. It now appears that there is a movie in the works based upon the Scole Experiment.

Deathbed Vision of Angels (Thought Co): This article briefly recounts several sources regarding the appearance of angels right before death occurs. Angels are often regarded as harbingers of the afterlife and appear to those dying to reassure them that everything is as it should be. They have been reported for millenia and have become part of the ideology of death in most cultures around the globe. While it is unknown who, or what these angels are, they appear regardless of race, sex, religion, politics, country, et cetera. If you would like to brush up on Angelology, Rosemary Ellen Guiley has a fantastic work entitled The Encyclopedia of Angels that is a wonderful reference guide.

From Hades To Out Yonder: The Soul’s Journey Through The Seven Planes According To Frederic W.H. Myers (The Search For Life After Death): F.W.H. Myers was one of the founding members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) in the late 19th century. He is well known for his work on apparitions and mediumship having published three books during his life and what is often referred to as the Bible of British Psychical Researchers, Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death, was published posthumously. All of Myer’s works are available in the Paranormal Study Library as free PDF downloads. The article referenced a work by famed automatic writer, Geraldine Cummins, who was able to transcribe communications from the other side into several books. The book that is referenced, The Road to Immortality, is a Cummins classic in which she purports to have communicated with Myers after his death. Myers relates that there are seven planes of existence that the soul passes through and they are explored in a few pages of this book. The idea of planes has been around since time immemorial and has also been referenced through mediumship by numerous persons and groups such as the Theosophists and ITC researcher George Meek.

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June 2018 was an active month in paranormal news. Here are some of the articles and videos that have we have come across this last month which may be of use for your paranormal studies. We included material on Consciousness, NDE’s, Lucid Dreaming, Mediumship, Occultism, Reincarnation, ITC, UFO’s, Crop Circles and much, much more. You can see prior monthly news roundups by clicking here.

Read more, always.

Historical and Cross-Cultural Experiences (The Formula): This link provides a collection of reference books and videos that examines the characteristics of Near Death Experiences from both historical and cross-cultural viewpoints. Each reference has a brief summation of what is contained within the volume and is usually followed by an excerpt. If you are looking to explore NDE’s, this reference page is a handy link to review.

Electromagnetic Phenomena Reported by Near Death Experiencers (University of Virginia, PDF): This is a journal article that has Dr. Bruce Greyson as a primary author. Dr. Greyson is an Emeritus psychology professor at the University of Virginia who has studied and published in-depth upon the topics of reincarnation, consciousness and near death experiences. In this journal publication, Dr. Greyson examines those who have had near death experiences and finds that a significant number of them have electromagnetic issues that cause interference with modern devices. This study mirrors the results of prior studies on this same topic.

The Essence of Near-Death Experiences In 8.5 Minutes (The Formula): This web page incorporates the very essence of near death experiences in less than nine minutes. These first-hand accounts provide great insight into the experience of NDE’s and the lasting impact that they have on the experiencer.

Are Coincidences After a Loved One Has Died Messages From the Afterlife? (The Epoch Times): This article examines meaningful coincidences as they are presented to bereaved individuals. These coincidences are enough for the bereaved to accept that they are messages from the other side. You will also find information on how psychotherapists are using these reports of coincidences to treat grieving patients.

Boy, 4, Who ‘channels the dead’ Told Teachers His Father Had Drowned (Metro): An interesting look into a toddler who apparently is recalling his past-lives as he recounts events about his previous-life mother and father. Not heavy on evidence, but an interesting story that should be investigated properly. It is also worthy to note that reincarnation stories can still attract major media coverage.

Belmez Faces: Mystery of the People in the Floor (Historic Mysteries): This article discusses the anomalous faces and figures that appeared, disappeared, and reappeared on a family’s concrete kitchen floor in Bélmez, Spain (1971). Apparently this is a world-famous case that still attracts a great deal of attention today. 

Project Star Gate (CIA, PDF)If you study the fortean fields, you’ve likely heard of remote viewing. This CIA document outlines the protocols and methodologies used for government sanctioned remote viewing via Project Star Gate. If you ever wanted to dig deeper into remote viewing, this government manual is one of the best resources you can read.

Ingo Swann Interview (Psychic Magazine): Ingo Swann is known as the father of remote viewing. as he laid out the techniques for remote viewing. In this rare interview from 1973, Swann is interviewed about remote viewing which he labels as an OBE, out-of-body experience, and psychokinesis. The great part about this interview is he discusses experimenting with Dr. Hal Puthoff at the Stanford Research Institute. It was under the rigorous scientific discipline of Dr. Puthoff that the CIA’s Project Stargate was founded shortly after this interview was published.

The Lucid Dreaming Playbook: How to Take Charge of Your Dreams (Aeon): This article recounts a psychologists method of triggering a lucid dream. The basic instruction for what is known as the MILD method of lucid dreaming have been successfully repeated in several laboratory experiments and remains to this day the most effective way of initiating a lucid dreaming experience.

Are Plants Conscious? (Gizmodo): The question of whether plants are conscious or not is examined in this article. Various scientists of different life sciences, biological disciplines and a philosopher offer a cogent take upon their views as to what qualifies consciousness and whether plants demonstrate this capability.

Human Single Neuron Activity Precedes Emergence of Conscious Perception (Nature): Scientific researchers at Tel Aviv University have worked with epileptic patients who have intracranial depth electrodes implanted in their brains to measure debilitating seizures. The researchers then used a specialized viewing technique called binocular rivalry on these patients which utilizes a way of showing distinct images to the left and right eye so the brain cannot blur the two together. When the brain is focusing on one image, light from both images continuously stimulates the visual cortex. The researchers were able to find a precise area of the medial-frontal lobe that activates a full two seconds before the image is formulated in the patient’s head. This led the researchers to posit that conscious experience may be brain driven and is formulated moments before we experience it.

Strange Rituals: The Occult Truth Behind Weddings (Medium): June is wedding month in Western society. Occult researcher Mitch Horowitz digs into classic wedding traditions that are practiced today and traces them back to their origins which can be quite surprising.

Occult America (YouTube): Mitch Horowitz speaks at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles. The UPR was founded in 1934 by Manley P. Hall, the author of the oft-cited and acclaimed work of research The Secret Teachings of All Agesa book that examines Masonic, Hermetic, Rosicrucian and Qabbalistic ritual and symbolism. In this lecture, Horowitz examines current culture in the digital age and how it has affected our expressions to each other. This has occult power as we yield en-masse to a horde mindset creating very deep divisions amongst ourselves. Yet, we still enjoy the protection of the individual search for meaning. Horowitz leans of the history of occultism and talks about how occultist philosophy can raise us up as individuals from this division.

Robin Foy and Kai Muegge ‘Secrets of Physical Mediumship’ (YouTube): This video contains a great discussion upon physical mediumship with physical medium Kai Muegge and Robin Foy who is best known for his participation in and the documentation of the Scole Experiment. Robin goes into depth upon what he has witnessed and offers a hypothesis on how physical mediumship transpires.

The Scole Mediums Give Reasons for Going Beyond the Scole Experiment to the Norfolk Experiment (The Scole Experiment): An introduction to the Crystal Photographic Experiments (CPE) that have been carried out since early 2005 by the two Scole Experiment mediums – Alan and Diana Bennett. In early 2006, Grant and Jane Solomon joined Alan and Diana as collaborators in conducting these groundbreaking Instrumental Trans-Communication (ITC) experiments. In this article you’ll learn about the experiment setup of the Norfolk Experimental Group. You’ll also be treated to some of the astonishing images that have formed within crystals during their experiments.

The Afterlife Investigations: The Scole Experiment (YouTube): Narrated by Britain’s leading investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre and directed by Tim Coleman, this award-winning film presents the most compelling scientific evidence for life after death ever presented in any documentary. Full of never-before-seen material, it explores four intriguing afterlife investigations: The Scole Experiment; Marcello Bacci; Allison DuBois and Electronic Voice Phenomenon.

Spirit Hand on Television Set (The Paranormal Guide): A brief article discussing one of the earliest known and, at the time, most talked about cases of potential visual Instrumental Trans-Communication (ITC) in relation to televisions. This occurred in 1968. A woman in Minnesota was watching her husband wrap presents on Christmas Eve when she noticed an outstretched hand appear, palm towards her, on the television set. She grabbed her camera and took a photo the hand faded away. The television was reportedly unplugged during the manifestation.

Case Report: The USS Nimitz 2004 (UAP Info): The now infamous USS Nimitz “Tic-Tac” UFO incident in 2004 may wind up in the history books as the case that brought UFO disclosure to light. This article contains all relevant information on the incident, including the Department of Defense report and interviews with radar operators and pilots who tracked this incident over several days. There were several objects that had the capability of traveling at 48,000 mph. The interviews are astounding and shine a new light on the very brief portion of the videos which have been declassified.

Crop Circles: Crossovers From Another Dimension (YouTube): The video description states it best: “Discover the hidden secrets of a timeless mystery in this award-winning film about the greatest crop circle formations ever created. The creators of these paranormal formations still remain a mystery. After years of painstaking research, scientific evidence still points to alien influences that are responsible for this phenomena. One thing is certain, what you are about to see in this amazing film can only be described as miraculous evidence of a secret art form that continues to defy explanation.”

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May 2018 was an active month in paranormal news. Here are some of the articles which may be of use for your paranormal studies.

Read more, always.

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying (Guardian, UK): This is an older, short article making the rounds again. An Australian palliative care nurse who has seen many people die in her line of work records the regrets of those ready to die. A morbid article indeed, but it can help to shine a light on things we often overlook in our daily lives.

Near Death Experiences and the Afterlife (Magus): A great primer on the phenomenon of Near Death Experiences (NDE’s). This six part series of short articles examines four published case studies on NDE’s so correlations can be drawn. Highly recommended reading.

Experiences of Light in Gay and Lesbian Near-Death Experiences (Liz Dale): Another brief article that highlights some quotes about the light and NDE’s. This article serves to articulate that “The near-death experiences that gays and lesbians report are powerful reminders that all human beings share a common truth: We will have near-death experiences when we die …. Gay or straight, brown skin or white skin, or rich and poor alike, we will all have one when we die.” This is often overlooked by subsets of our society who believe that all gay persons are going to “hell” or arriving at some other nefarious ending. The light is a universal truth and Liz Dale does a great job reminding all of us of this.

Sensory Deprivation and Out of Body Experiences (Graham Nicholls): Fortean researcher Graham Nicholls recounts his out-of-body experiences (OBE’s) in this article. He found that while immersed in a flotation tank, achieving an OBE was much easier. The article then touches upon a fascinating psi experiment he conducted with the Morphogenesis theory of consciousness founder, Rupert Sheldrake.

Viruses, ET and the Octopus from Space: The Return of Panspermia (Cosmos Magazine): Making more than a few waves in May, this article reviewed a paper that claimed that the Octopus may actually have arrived on earth via their eggs being cryo-preserved fertilized eggs. That’s right, panspermia is back in style! After a lot of background on the authors, and basic immunology, the article goes into how bacteria, viruses and other “life” from space is hitting our planet daily. The evidence for the octopus? Well, apparently there has yet to be an ancestor of everyone’s favorite cephalopod to be found. On top of that, the octopus’ DNA changed radically in a short period of time thereby granting it biological abilities that are unlike every other family tree on earth. The journal that this article was written in, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, has a 3.18 impact factor (a scientific classification scale based upon how many publications a journal has that are referenced in other journal publications); as a comparison, Nature, has a 40+ impact factor and The Lancet has a 47+.

Scientists Say They Have Transferred ‘Memories’ Between Snails (Smithsonian): We found this article fascinating. Considering that consciousness is a bedrock of paranormal studies, the ability to transfer memories could add a new understanding to just where consciousness exists. In this experiment, scientists applied shock to marine snail tails until the snails recognized the shock and had a prolonged withdrawal of the their siphons and gills. For this to happen, snails needed to be conditioned to react to the pain of the shock so they built up a reaction to it. The reaction was a retraction of siphons and gills for 50 seconds. Next, scientists transferred RNA from the conditioned snails to non-conditioned snails and guess what? You’ll have to read the article to find out. It’s worth it.

What is Consciousness? (Scientific American): There is well researched materialist groundwork in this article on how various areas of the brain can produce reactions, memories and visualizations when stimulated. There is also a study referenced of minimally conscious and vegetative patients which shows that consciousness can exist in those who we consider in a non-retractable vegetative state. Fundamentally, this article gets to the point that Dr. David Chalmers (not referenced) coined “The hard problem of consciousness.” That is to say, consciousness is wholly experiential and unique to the individual. At the moment, there is no base understanding nor theory as to why that is.

Mysterious Universe Podcast Dean Radin Interview (MU): Dean Radin is arguably the most influential parapsychologist today. Dr. Radin is the chief science officer at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and has held both business and university positions during his career. He recently released a book called Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the UniverseThis book goes into detail about the power behind magic, and how we practice magic everyday without knowing it. We’ve heard several of Dr. Radin’s podcasts on this newly released book and the Mysterious Universe interview is fantastic. You will get a lot of insight into the book, Dr. Radin’s research and where the research is leading.

William Addams Welch – Talks With the Dead (YouTube): Welch was a famous screenplay writer who communicated from the other side a mere 13 days after passing. Welch was an ardent EVP researcher who amassed over 25,000 voices during his research. You will hear Class A EVP’s in this video, some of which were recorded using the classic white noise background technique. Welch is one of the unsung heroes of EVP and his book Talks With the Dead was printed once in 1975 and is a book that belongs in every ITC collection.

This Physicist’s Idea of Time Will Blow Your Mind (Quartz): Time doesn’t exist in quantum physics. Strange as this sounds, time is relative to the observer. There is also no space. But there are physical transformations that occur and we observe them. The change is what we call time. Time becomes a story we tell ourselves. This article is about that story and it breaks time down into digestible pieces. Well worth the read if you have the time.

Confidential Report Analyzes Tic-Tac UFO Incident (George Knapp): If you have been following our Facebook page, we have posted alot about AATIP and we also posted a primer on this site. Recently, the TTSA acquired and released a 13-page military analysis about the Tic-Tac incident which concludes that the UFO was not an aerial craft belonging to the USA nor any other country. This is really, really big news.

The Birth of the Illuminati Conspiracy (Daily Grail): Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy? You can wrap your mind around them, find logical fallacies, or embrace them and add to the conspiracy through research. One of the premier conspiracies of the last 200+ years has been the Illuminati. You have definitely heard of them, the Illuminati has become a pop-culture mainstay. This article tackles the Illuminati’s history, tracing it back to its continental origins. Think you know a lot about this topic? Maybe that is what the Illuminati wants you to believe…