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File058 - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased2011-032013-02

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-058
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
058 - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-02
Researcher(s):
Julie Beischel, Adam Rock, Mark Boccuzzi, Michael Biuso
Institution(s): The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Abstract/Results: Dr. Julie Beischel, Dr. Adam J. Rock, Dr. Mark Boccuzzi, Dr. Michael Biuso
Accessibility: The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Rock, A. J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Mediumship

DocumentFinal report - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-058
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
058 - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-02
Researcher(s):
Julie Beischel, Adam Rock, Mark Boccuzzi, Michael Biuso
Institution(s): The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Abstract/Results: Dr. Julie Beischel, Dr. Adam J. Rock, Dr. Mark Boccuzzi, Dr. Michael Biuso
Accessibility: The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Rock, A. J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Mediumship

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-058.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
Final report - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/58-10-20131212.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Qualitative research has indicated that mediums’ experiences during mediumship readings for the deceased are distinguishable from their experiences during psychic readings for the living. This study employed the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI), a standard retrospective analysis tool that quantitatively measures 26 phenomenological dimensions, to assess the experiences of 10 Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs) during double-blind readings for living targets and deceased targets. During 19 of 20 readings, the WCRM stated her impressions regarding the status of the named target (living or deceased). In 14 of those cases, the WCRM’s impressions accurately reflected the status (74%, p = 0.032). In addition, six of the WCRMs were able to accurately determine the status of the targets in both of their readings. It should be noted that the WCRMs were instructed that each target could be living or deceased. A significant difference was seen between the living target condition and the deceased target condition for the dimension Love with higher scores in the deceased reading condition (p < 0.05). In the subset of six WCRMs who accurately determined the status of the targets, significantly higher intensity values were seen for readings for deceased targets (vs. readings for living targets) for the dimensions Positive affect, Joy, and Love (all p < 0.05). These quantitative data collected under blinded conditions reflect the WCRMs’ qualitative descriptions of the differences between communication with the deceased and acquisition of psychic information and provide further evidence distinguishing between survival psi and somatic psi.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Mediumship / Deceased persons / Anomalous information reception

Final report - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased

Final report - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased

DocumentThe source of mediums’ information: A quantitative phenomenological analysis2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-058
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
058 - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-02
Researcher(s):
Julie Beischel, Adam Rock, Mark Boccuzzi, Michael Biuso
Institution(s): The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Abstract/Results: Dr. Julie Beischel, Dr. Adam J. Rock, Dr. Mark Boccuzzi, Dr. Michael Biuso
Accessibility: The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Rock, A. J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Mediumship

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-058.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
The source of mediums’ information: A quantitative phenomenological analysis
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.scientificexploration.org/meetings/program_32nd_annual.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous research has demonstrated that skilled mediums can report accurate and specific information about the deceased loved ones (termed discarnates) of living people (termed sitters) using anomalous information
reception (AIR); that is, without any prior knowledge about the discarnates or sitters, in the absence of any sensory feedback, and without using deceptive means. The source of the information obtained using AIR, however, has not been established. The body of proof-focused data collected to date cannot differentiate among (1) super-psi; (2) psychic reservoir models (collectively “somatic psi”) in which mediums use clairvoyance, precognition, and/or telepathy with the living to acquire information about discarnates; and (3) the survival of consciousness hypothesis in which mediums use “survival psi” to communicate telepathically with discarnates. Recent qualitative research, however, indicates that mediums’ subjective experiences during mediumship readings for the deceased are distinguishable from their experiences during psychic readings for the living. In order to further investigate these findings, this study employed the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI), a standard retrospective phenomenological analysis tool that quantitatively measures 26 phenomenological dimensions, to assess the experiences of ten Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs) during readings for living targets and readings for deceased targets. During each reading, the medium was given the first name of a target and then asked specific questions about the target (e.g., physical and personality descriptions, hobbies/interests). Both the WCRMs and the experimenter interacting with them were blinded to which targets were living and which were deceased. After each reading, the medium completed the PCI. During 19 of the 20 readings, the WCRM stated her impressions regarding the status of the named target (living or deceased). In 14 of those cases, the WCRM’s impressions accurately reflected the status (74%, binomial probability, one-tailed, p = 0.032). In addition, six of the WCRMs were able to accurately determine the status of the targets in both of their readings. It should be
noted that the WCRMs were instructed that the target for each reading could be living or deceased and not that they would be reading one of each type of target. A significant difference was seen between the living target condition and the deceased target condition for the dimension Love with higher scores in the deceased reading condition (living target: 2.65 ± 1.11 vs. deceased target: 3.55 ± 0.55, p < 0.05). In the subset of six WCRMs who accurately determined the status of both targets, significantly higher intensity values were seen for readings for deceased targets ( vs. readings for living targets) for the dimensions Positive affect, Joy, and Love (all p< 0.05). These quantitative data collected under blinded conditions reflect the WCRMs’ qualitative descriptions of the differences between communication with the deceased and acquisition of psychic information and provide further evidence distinguishing between survival psi and somatic psi
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Rock, A. J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Beischel, J., Rock, A. J., Boccuzzi, M., & Biuso, M. (2013, June). The source of mediums’ information: A quantitative phenomenological analysis. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Dearborn, Michigan. Abstract retrieved from http://www.scientificexploration.org/meetings/program_32nd_annual.pdf
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Mediums / Anomalous information reception / Source of psi / Phenomenology

The source of mediums’ information: A quantitative phenomenological analysis

The source of mediums’ information: A quantitative phenomenological analysis

DocumentThe survival of consciousness hypothesis: Implications and applications2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-058
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
058 - Somatic psi vs. Survival psi: A quantitative investigation of mediums’ phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-02
Researcher(s):
Julie Beischel, Adam Rock, Mark Boccuzzi, Michael Biuso
Institution(s): The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Abstract/Results: Dr. Julie Beischel, Dr. Adam J. Rock, Dr. Mark Boccuzzi, Dr. Michael Biuso
Accessibility: The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Rock, A. J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Mediumship

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-058.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
The survival of consciousness hypothesis: Implications and applications
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/2012WorkshopBeischelrev.htm
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The main research focus at the Windbridge Institute addresses the survival of consciousness hypothesis which postulates that some aspect of consciousness survives the physical death of the brain and the body. The workshop will include discussions of proof- and process-focused studies (both qualitative and quantitative) involving Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs), 20 individuals who report experiencing regular communication with the deceased and whose abilities to report accurate and specific nonlocal information have been demonstrated under blinded laboratory conditions which control for all traditional, local, and sensory explanations for the accuracy of their statements. Our discussion of mediumship will also include the implications of the resulting data regarding our understanding of the nature of consciousness (including non-human animal consciousness) and the source of the information mediums report. Finally, we will discuss mediumship as it relates to socially relevant areas such as criminal investigations and grief counseling and recovery. Our survival of consciousness research also includes investigating technologies that may be useful in enhancing interaction and communication with the deceased (i.e., instrumental transcommunication, ITC). We will discuss how we objectively evaluate methods of capturing ITC under highly controlled conditions and attempt to develop practical applications for ITC. The experiential portions of the workshop will include a live demonstration of anomalous information reception by WCRMs Dave Campbell and Joanne Gerber and the attendees using ITC software to attempt to acquire nonlocal, veridical information.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Boccuzzi, M.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
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. Abstract retrieved from http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/2012WorkshopBeischelrev.htm
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Mediums / Survival of consciousness / Anomalous information reception