Publications

Selected materials published by Windbridge Institute investigators.

Featured Items:

E-Books from Julie Beischel, PhD,
Windbridge Institute Director of Research

From the Mouths of Mediums
Vol. 1: Experiencing Communication

In Vol. 1 of From the Mouths of Mediums, 13 Windbridge Institute mediums discuss how they experience communication from the deceased; what suggestions they have for people interested in experiencing communication on their own; and why it might be that someone has not heard from their loved one.

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Meaningful Messages: Making the Most of Your Mediumship Reading

Meaningful Messages provides 10 helpful hints for people interested in receiving a reading from a psychic medium. It’s a short overview of the do’s and don’ts to keep in mind as you prepare for, experience, and reflect on a reading from a medium.

Price: $0.99

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Among Mediums: A Scientist's Quest for Answers

Among Mediums: A Scientist's Quest for Answers
is an accessible, bite-sized review of her 10-year journey and the answers she discovered along the way.

Her writing is concise, non-technical, conversational, and entertaining.

Larry Dossey, MD, calls Dr. Beischel "a courageous, innovative pioneer" and found Among Mediums to be "science writing at its best."

Price: $4.99

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Links to sections on this page:

Research Briefs
Peer-Reviewed Research Papers
Invited Presentations
Conference Presentations
Other Media
Books and Book Chapters
Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor


Research Briefs

Main Areas of Research at the Windbridge Institute
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Proof-Focused Research: Gathering evidence to address anomalous information reception (AIR) by mediums
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Process-Focused Research: Investigating mediums’ experiences of communication with the deceased
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Healing Messages: The potential therapeutic benefit of mediumship readings in the treatment of grief
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Interacting with the dead using technology? Instrumental Transcommunication Research
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Whose Psi Is It? Determining the Impact of Psi Experimenter Effects
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Peer-Reviewed Research Papers (by date)

Beischel, J., Mosher, C. & Boccuzzi, M. (in press). 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.

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

Beischel, J. (2012). A quarter century of applied research. Journal of Parapsychology, Special Issue Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Journal of Parapsychology: Where Will Parapsychology Be in the Next 25 Years? Predictions and Prescriptions by 32 Leading Parapsychologists, 76 (suppl.): 9-10.

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.
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Beischel, J., & Rock, A. J. (2009). Addressing the survival vs. psi debate through process-focused mediumship research. Journal of Parapsychology, 73, 71-90.
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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.
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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.
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Beischel, J. (2007). Contemporary methods used in laboratory-based mediumship research. Journal of Parapsychology, 71, 37-68.
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Rock, A. J., Beischel, J., & Schwartz, G. E. (2008). Thematic analysis of research mediums' experiences of discarnate communication. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22, 179-192.
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Beischel, J., & Schwartz, G.E. (2007). Anomalous information reception by research mediums demonstrated using a novel triple-blind protocol. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing, 3, 23-27.
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Invited Presentations (by date)

Beischel, J. (2014, March). Keynote: A scientist among mediums: Intriguing findings from 10 years of laboratory research. Exploring the Extraordinary 6, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Beischel, J. (2013, October). Assisted after-death communication: A self-prescribed treatment for grief. ACISTE 2nd Annual Conference: Therapeutic Issues of Spiritually Transformative Experiences, Washington, DC.

Beischel, J. (November, 2012). Can we Communicate with the Spirit World? Sixth annual conference of the Forever Family Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona.

Beischel, J. (2011, October). Modern mediumship research: Experiments, experiences, and explanations. Parapsychology and Consciousness: First Annual Atlantic University Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Beischel, J. (2011, May). Afterlife research: Ghosts, mediums, and other data from the dead. First Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Beischel, J. (2010, November). The mind of the medium. Annual Conference of the Forever Family Foundation (FFF): Is There An Afterlife? An Exploration of the Unseen World, Ft. Myers, Florida.

Boccuzzi, M. (2010, November). Investigations of paranormal phenomena. Annual Conference of the Forever Family Foundation (FFF): Is There An Afterlife? An Exploration of the Unseen World, Ft. Myers, Florida.

Radin, D. & Beischel, J. (2009, June). Survival of consciousness: A matter of life and death. 13th International Conference of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Tucson, Arizona.

Beischel, J. (2009, May). Mediumship under the microscope: Science and the afterlife. 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Beischel, J. & Boccuzzi, M. (2009, May). Spirit talks and spirit walks: Mediumship and hauntings in the laboratory. Rhine Research Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Beischel, J. (2009, March). Spirit in the laboratory: The practical applications of mediumship. San Diego Bereavement Consortium at VITAS Hospice, San Diego, California.

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Conference Presentations (by date)

Beischel, J., Rock, A., & Boccuzzi, M. (2013, June). The source of mediums information: A quantitative phenomenological analysis. Presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Dearborn, Michigan.

Boccuzzi, M., Beischel, J., & Gebhart, R. (2012, August). Invited ostensible discarnate interactions with electronic equipment: A pilot study. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, Durham, North Carolina.

Beischel, J. (2012, June). Anomalous information reception by credentialed mediums regarding non-human animal discarnates. Presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Boulder, Colorado.

Beischel, J. & Boccuzzi, M. (2012, April). The survival of consciousness hypothesis: Implications and applications. Workshop presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012, Tucson, Arizona.

Rock, A., Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., & Biuso, M. (2012, March). Quantitative analyses of claimant mediums' phenomenology and the accuracy of their readings. 9th Bial Foundation 'Behind and Beyond the Brain' Symposium, Casa do Médico, Porto, Portugal.

Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M., & Rock, A. (2012, March). Anomalous information reception by certified research mediums. Poster presented at the 9th Bial Foundation 'Behind and Beyond the Brain' Symposium, Casa do Médico, Porto, Portugal.

Beischel, J., Biuso, M., Boccuzzi, M., & Rock, A. (2011, June). Anomalous information reception by research mediums under quintuple-blind conditions: Can the mind exist without the body? 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Boulder, Colorado.

Boccuzzi, M. (2011, June). Three methods for examining experimenter effects in investigations of psychokinesis. 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Boulder, Colorado.

Beischel, J. & Boccuzzi, M. (2010, June). Evidence-based mediumship and survival research and its practical social applications. Presented at the Members Choice Forum of the 20th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), Westminster, Colorado.

Boccuzzi, M. & Beischel, J. (2010, June). Empirically addressing a proposed mechanism behind orbic photographic artifacts. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), Westminster, Colorado.

Beischel, J. & Rock, A. J. (2010, April). A phenomenological pathway to an empirically driven distinction between survival psi and somatic psi by research mediums. Presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness 2010, Tucson, Arizona.

Boccuzzi, M. & Beischel, J. (2010, April). Old dog, new trick: The effect of animal micro-psychokinesis on quantum events. Presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness 2010, Tucson, Arizona.

Mosher, C., Beischel, J., & Boccuzzi, M. (2010, April). The potential therapeutic benefit of mediumship readings in the treatment of grief. Poster presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness 2010, Tucson, Arizona.

Beischel, J. & Rock, A. J. (2009, August). Addressing the survival vs. psi debate through process-focused mediumship research. Presented at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, Seattle, WA.

Beischel, J. & Rock, A. J. (2008, August). Toward a process-focused approach to mediumship research. Presented at the 3rd Annual Alternative Expressions of the Numinous Conference, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland.

Beischel, J. (2008, March). Distinctive traits of those who 'speak with spirit': analysis of claimant mediums' unique personality characteristics using three standard questionnaires. Presented at the 28th Annual Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Spring Conference, New Haven, Connecticut.

Rock, A. J., & Beischel, J. (2008, March). Quantitative phenomenological analysis of mediums' purported communication with discarnates. Presented at the 28th Annual Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Spring Conference, New Haven, Connecticut.

Beischel, J., & Schwartz, GE (2007, March). Methodological advances in laboratory-based mediumship research. Presented at the Rhine Research Center 2007 Conference: "Consciousness Today," Myrtle Beach, Florida.

Beischel, J., Rock, A. J., & Schwartz, G. E. (2007, April). Claimant mediums, threshold consciousness, and purported communication with discarnates: A phenomenological study. Presented at the 27th Annual Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Spring Conference, San Diego, California.

Beischel, J., & Schwartz GE. (2006, April). Are research mediums real? A triple-blind study of anomalous information reception. Poster presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness 2006, Tucson, Arizona.

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Other Media (by date)

Hieronimus, Z., & Beischel, J. (2013, August 11). Interview. 21st Century Radio [Internet radio].
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Taylor, E., & Beischel, J. (2013, May 14). Interview. Hay House Radio's Provocative Enlightenment [Internet radio].
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Sakellarios, S., & Beischel, J. (2013, May 8). Interview. Metaphysical Explorations radio [podcast].
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Ginsberg, R., Beischel, J., & Ginsberg, P. (2013, March 28). Interview. Forever Family Foundation's Signs of Life [Internet radio].
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Tsakiris, A., & Beischel, J. (2013, March 5). Interview. Skeptiko: Science at the Tipping Point [podcast].
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Ray, A. & Beischel, J. (2011, August 28). Interview. Reflections: The Wisdom of Edgar Cayce.
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Beischel, J. (2011, August 25). Interview. Psychic Access Talk Radio.
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Boccuzzi, M. (2011, July 31). Interview. Strange Frequencies Internet Radio.
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Taylor, E. & Beischel, J. (2011, May 24). In search of the true human potential. Hay House Radio's Provocative Enlightenment.
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Beischel, J. (2011). Contribution to: "The importance of mediumship research: A variety of perspectives from contemporary investigators of mediumship." Paranthropology, 2, 20.
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Cleaver, B. (2010). Medium frequency. Good Health, December 2010, 161-162.
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Tymn, M. E. & Beischel, J. (December 2010). An interview with Dr. Julie Beischel. The Searchlight, 19(4), 1-2,10.
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Ginsberg, B., Ginsberg, P., & Boccuzzi, M. (2010, October 28). Ghosts are people, too! Forever Family Foundation's Signs of Life Radio.
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Ginsberg, B., Ginsberg, P., & Beischel, J. (2010, October 14). Can science find afterlife answers from mediumship investigations? Forever Family Foundation's Signs of Life Radio.
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Radin, D. & Beischel, J. (2010, June 30). Can mediums talk to the dead? Can you? Why should we care? Exploring the Noetic Sciences Teleseminar.
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Beischel, J. (2010). The reincarnation of mediumship research. EdgeScience, 3, 10-12.
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Allix, S. & Beischel, J. (2010). Julie Beischel: les médiums à l'épreuve de la science. 2e: le magazine de l'INREES (Institut de Recherche sur les Expériences Extraordinaires), 7, 14-21. [French]
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Gerber, J. & Beischel, J. (2009, November 23). Spirit in the lab: What can science tell us about the afterlife? Spirit Chat [online chatroom event].
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Edmunds, P. & Beischel, J. (2009, September 14). Researching mediumship. Contact Talk Radio's "Bridge Between Two Worlds" [online radio show].
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Taylor, G. & Beischel, J. (2009, September 11). The departed. Daily Grail [website].
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Cousins, W. & Beischel, J. (2009, October). Dr. Wendy Cousins interviews Dr. Julie Beischel. ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) News, 128, 13-14.

Martin, S. H. & Beischel, J. (2009, June 21). Is It Possible to Communicate with the Dead?: Stephen Hawley Martin interviews Dr. Julie Beischel. "The Truth About Life" on WebTalkRadio.net [online radio show].
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Marsh, R. (2009, April 30). Death and dying: what science tells us about the afterlife. Examiner.com - Phoenix.
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Beischel, J. (2009, March). Spirit under the microscope: What science can tell us about the afterlife. Vision Magazine, 16 and 44. [Reprinted in (2009, April). Rhine On-Line, 1(3), 5-7.]
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The Light Connection & Beischel, J. (2009, March). Is there life after death? An interview with Dr. Julie Beischel. The Light Connection, 25(3), 22-24.
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Hanks, J. (2009, March 9). Q & A with Julie Beischel, PhD. 12News [NBC affiliate evening news program].
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Tsakiris, A. & Beischel, J. (2008, August 19) Dr. Julie Beischel responds to critics of psychic medium research. Skeptiko: Science at the Tipping Point [podcast].
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Tsakiris, A. & Beischel, J. (2008, June 2). Researching psychic mediums. Skeptiko: Science at the Tipping Point [podcast].
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Beischel, J. (2008, Fall). Current status of mediumship research at the Windbridge Institute. American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP) NewsJournal, 27(3), 12-13 and 17.

Beischel, J. (December 2007-February 2008). Talking to the dead: Laboratory investigation of mediumship. Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness, 17, 20-24.

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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/

Krippner, S., Rock, A. J., Beischel, J., Friedman, H. L., & Fracasso, C. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in Parapsychological Research 9. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Rock, A. J., Storm, L., Irwin, H. J., & Beischel, J. (2013). Parapsychology. In H. L. Friedman & G. Hartelius (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology (pp. 401-416). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Beischel, J., Rock, A. J., & Krippner, S. (2011). Reconceptualizing the field of altered consciousness: A 50-year retrospective. In E. Cardeña & M. Winkelman (Eds.), Altering consciousness: A multidisciplinary perspective (pp. 113-135). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Perspectives.

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Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor (by date)

Boccuzzi, M. (2013). Book review of: Telephone Calls from the Dead: A Revised look at the Phenomenon Thirty Years On by Callum E. Cooper. Journal of Parapsychology, 77, 295-297.

Beischel, J. (2011). Mediumship research [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 425–26.

Rock, A. J., Beischel, J., & Schwartz, G. E. (2009). Is there madness in our mediumship methods? A response to Roxburgh and Roe [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 23, 351-357.
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Beischel, J. (2007/2008). Book review of: Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum. Journal of Parapsychology, 71, 190-195.
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Beischel, J. (Fall 2006/March 2008). Book review of: Parapsychology in the Twenty-First Century: Essays on the Future of Psychical Research edited by M. Thalbourne and L. Storm. The Journal of Parapsychology, 70, 381-387.
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