New Research: The OCTO Study is Looking for Participants
We are excited to announce the launch the Online Census of Traits and Observations (OCTO) research study. The OCTO Study involves an online survey with 8 sections. Each section contains between 1 and 16 items. It takes a total of roughly 15 minutes to complete all 8 sections. We are seeking both mediums and non-mediums to complete the survey. For more information please visit http://www.windbridge.org/octo/
BAM Study Update
Earlier this year we received funding to complete the first year of the Bereavement and Mediumship (BAM) study. The BAM study is a randomized clinical trial examining the potential clinical benefits of personal mediumship readings. The study is expected to run until the end of 2017. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Windbridge Institute Director of Research, Julie Beischel, PhD., was interviewed by author Theresa Cheung as part of Theresa’s new book Heaven Called My Name: Incredible true stories of heavenly encounters and the afterlife. You can read the interview here. Look for Theresa’s book which will be coming out in November.
CloudBlue, The Simple Mindfulness App: This app, developed by Windbridge Institute researcher, Mark Boccuzzi, is a free, minimalist app that can be used as a focus for breathing, meditation, mindfulness, or just for open-ended play. The goal behind development of this app was to provide a simple tool that people can use to bring themselves back into the present. The app is Android only and is available through Google Play. You can find it here.
Psi Quest Games: Those who follow Mark’s posts on Facebook know that he has been working on a computer Role Playing Game (RPG) which allows players to test and practice their psi (precognition, psychokinesis, etc.) skills. The project has grown to such a large scope and scale that it is no longer practical to release it as a single application. Mark is now in the process of creating a set of mini-games based on what was learned from the development of the larger game. The first of these mini-games is now available for testing.
A Dog’s Tale is a short game that lets the player direct Barkley the Dog through a forest in an attempt to find as many of Barkley’s lost toys as possible. In order to find the maximum number of toys, players will need to rely solely on their intuition. The game was specifically designed to be slow-paced and meditative. This approach allows players to take their time as they direct Barkely along the path and pay attention to how they feel when they make accurate intuitive choices.
The game should run on any desktop or mobile web browser that supports HTML5. Other psi games will be rolled out over the next few months. Feel free to email any feedback about the games to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can play the current pre-release version of the game here.
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PsiForms are images that are created when we use specialized software to visualize different types of data. More information about the process is available in Mark’s book, Visualizing Intention.
A free PDF version of the book is available for download or you can purchase the full-color print version from Amazon.com.
To learn more click here.
Earlier this year, Mark, worked with researchers and authors Imants Baruss and Julia Mossbridge to create a PsiForm image for the cover of their book Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness. The book is the first text book (that we know of) published by a major psychology publisher that starts from the nonmaterial viewpoint that mind is separate from the brain.
You can learn more about the book here.
Meetings and Workshops
What Can Psi Interactions Teach Us About Consciousness?
The Science of Consciousness, Preconference Workshop
In April, Julie teamed up with fellow researchers Julia Mossbridge and Arnaud Delorme to create a preconference workshop for The Science of Consciousness Conference presented by the University of Arizona’s Center for Consciousness Studies. You can view the abstract here (link opens a PDF).
Joint Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration and the Parapsychological Association
Julie’s talk, Development of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums, covered our current OCTO Study (see above), which is being funded by the Bial Foundation.
Mark’s talk, Applying Machine Learning to Psi Research: An example of using a deep machine learning image classifier to analyze seemingly random visualized FieldREG data collected during sessions with meditators, reviewed some of his current research with machine learning and parapsychological data sets.
Abstracts from both of their talks can be downloaded here (link opens a PDF).
The slides from Mark’s talk can be viewed here (link opens a new window).
Live Webinar with The Rhine Research Center
Laboratory Research with Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs)
In August, Mark joined John Kruth, Director of the Rhine Research Center (RRC), Robert Ginsberg, Vice President of the Forever Family Foundation (FFF), and Windbridge Certified Research Medium Laura Lynne Jackson, for a live webinar where he discussed the institute’s training and testing procedures for mediums.
To find out about other up-coming events at the RRC be sure to visit their website.
The Forever Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the understanding of Afterlife Science through research and education. You can find out more about their events, weekly radio program, and sign up for a free membership by visiting their website.
American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE)
2016 Annual Conference
October 20-22, Palms Springs, CA
The Windbridge Institute is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s ACISTE meeting. The mission of ACISTE is to address the integration needs and further the well-being of those who have had near-death or similar spiritually transformative experiences through research, education and support.
To find out more about this year’s meeting please visit the ACISTE website by clicking here.
The Afterlife Explorers & Mediumship Convention
Presented by the Forever Family Foundation
November 12-13, Fort Myers, FL
“This is a first of its kind event that features a multitude of the extraordinary certified mediums of Forever Family Foundation. These mediums will be teaching, demonstrating and sharing their knowledge of unseen worlds and the pathway to non-physical communication.”
For more information click here.
Save the Date…
Spirit Talks and Sprit Walks: After Death Communication in the Laboratory
On-line Webinar from the Forever Family Foundation
February 15, 2017 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Time
Join Windbridge Institute co-founders Julie Beischel, PhD. and Mark Boccuzzi as they discuss their latest research with mediums and afterlife communication.
For more information click here.
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