For Researchers

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Thank you for your interest in our work at the Windbridge Institute. This section is designed for researchers who are looking for information about specific research projects, protocols, and peer-reviewed publications. In addition, we have included information on how to interface with our population of Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs) for inclusion in your own studies.

Publications For a listing of our peer-reviewed publications please see the Publications page. Papers are fully cited and many of the full texts are available for download as PDFs. There you can also find the list of conference presentations.

Instructions for working with WCRMs The Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs) with whom we perform research are not merely research participants, they are part of our research team and contribute throughout the study process including research question development and protocol design. We are happy to suggest they work with other researchers for studies that contribute to the limited body of knowledge that exists regarding modern mediums.

If you are interested in recruiting WCRMs for your study, please contact us and include:

The research question(s) your study addresses

Your basic research plan

Information about IRB approval of your study

Information about how your study is being funded (we will not recommend that WCRMs participate in partially funded studies that may not be completed)

Methodology paper We enthusiastically recommend that other researchers replicate the methods used at the Windbridge Institute to investigate anomalous information reception (AIR) by mediums; that is, the ability to report accurate and specific information about the deceased without prior knowledge, without feedback, and without using fraud or deception. The methods are detailed fully in this journal article:

Beischel, J. (2007). Contemporary methods used in laboratory-based mediumship research. Journal of Parapsychology, 71, 37-68.

Introduction Video For general descriptions of studies with mediums at the Windbridge Institute, watch Windbridge Institute Director of Research Dr. Julie Beischel’s talk at the 2009 Society for Scientific Exploration meeting HERE.

Other Selected Publications Below are representative peer-reviewed publications. For a full list of publications, please visit the publications page.

Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M., & Rock, A.J. (IN PRESS) Anomalous Information Reception by Research Mediums Under Blinded Conditions II: Replication and Extension. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing Beischel, J., Mosher, C. & Boccuzzi, M. (2014-2015). The possible effects on bereavement of assisted after-death communication during readings with psychic mediums: A continuing bonds perspective. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 70(2), 169-194. doi: 10.2190/OM.70.2.b [Link opens a PDF document in a new window]

Delorme, A., Beischel. J., Michel, L., Boccuzzi, M., Radin, D., & Mills, P. J. (2013). Electrocortical activity associated with subjective communication with the deceased. Frontiers in Psychology, 4: 834. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00834

Boccuzzi, M., & Beischel, J. (2011). Objective analyses of reported real-time audio instrumental transcommunication and matched control sessions: A pilot study. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 25, 215-235. [Link opens a PDF document in a new window]

Rock, A. J., Beischel, J., & Cott, C. C. (2009). Psi vs. survival: A qualitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased. Transpersonal Psychology Review, 13, 76-89. [Link opens a PDF document in a new window]

Rock, A. J., & Beischel, J. (2008). Quantitative analysis of mediums’ conscious experiences during a discarnate reading versus a control task: A pilot study. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 8, 157-179. [Link opens a PDF document in a new window]

Books and book chapters:

Beischel, J. (Ed.) (2014). From the mouths of mediums vol. 1: Experiencing communication. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LWZITP0/

Beischel, J. (2014). Advances in quantitative mediumship research. In A. J. Rock (Ed.), The Survival Hypothesis: Essays on Mediumship (pp. 177-195). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., & May, E. C. (2014). Mediumship and its place within parapsychology. In A. J. Rock (Ed.), The Survival Hypothesis: Essays on Mediumship (pp. 275-284). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Beischel, J. (2013). Among mediums: A scientist’s quest for answers. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1MZMHM/

Beischel, J. (2013). Meaningful messages: Making the most of your mediumship reading. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FE910V0/

Consulting Services In addition to innovative research, the Windbridge Institute offers a wide array of research-related consulting services.

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