For Researchers

Thank you for your interest in our work at the Windbridge Research Center. This page was designed for researchers, scientists, and philosophers.

We enthusiastically recommend that other researchers replicate the methods used at the Windbridge Research Center 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. In order to appropriately study the accuracy of mediums’ statements, it is important to optimize the research environment while also maximizing experimental controls (Beischel, 2007). The accuracy testing methods and findings are described in these resources:

Journal article:
Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M., & Rock, A. J. (2015). Anomalous information reception by research mediums under blinded conditions II: Replication and extension. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing, 11(2), 136-142. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2015.01.001
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Fact Sheet (PDF):
Testing Mediums’ Accuracy Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions

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

Online article:
What does the scientific community know about mediums?

External online article:
Beischel, J. (2018). Mental mediumship research. Psi Encyclopedia.

Online article:
Methods and Findings.
For a discussion of our three research programs investigating mediums, see “Mediumship Research at the Windbridge Research Center by Director of Research, Julie Beischel, PhD” here.

Fact Sheet (PDF):
Support for the Survival of Consciousness Explanation

Online article:
Are all mediums frauds?

Research + Education

Other mediumship research

Beyond accuracy, contemporary mediumship research has examined mediums’ unique demographic and psychological characteristics, experiences (phenomenology), physiology, and the potential clinical applications of mediumship readings in the treatment of bereavement. Researchers can use traditional methodologies like surveys and questionnaires to assess mediums’ characteristics and experiences.

What are mediums and how do scientists study them?

Why is mediumship research important?

Listing of our peer-reviewed journal articles (many with download links)

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

Listing of our Fact Sheets (PDFs)

Fact Sheets

Our Current Activities

https://www.windbridge.org/education/media/

Online article:
Methods and Findings. For a discussion of our three research programs investigating mediums, see “Mediumship Research at the Windbridge Research Center by Director of Research, Julie Beischel, PhD” here.

External online article:
Beischel, J. (2018). Mental mediumship research. Psi Encyclopedia.

Additional resources

Threshold
Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies (TJICS)

TJICS is a free, online-only, open access peer-reviewed journal published by the Windbridge Research Center that disseminates information focusing on interdisciplinary studies of consciousness as it relates to dying, death, and what comes next. For more information, click here.

Peer-reviewed journal articles
For a listing of our peer-reviewed publications, click here. Papers are fully cited and many of the full texts are available for download as PDFs.

Other educational resources
You may also be interested in our listings of invited presentations, presentations at academic meetings, and book chapters.

Introduction Video
For general descriptions of studies with mediums at the Windbridge Research Center, watch Director of Research Dr. Julie Beischel’s talk at the 2009 Society for Scientific Exploration meeting HERE. (Please note: At the time, the research currently addressed by the Windbridge Research Center was conducted at the Windbridge Institute.)

Explore our Research
Visit our Research Center for information on current and past projects and general information about our approach.

Interviews and other media

External online article:
Beischel, J. (2018). Mental mediumship research. Psi Encyclopedia.

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)