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Rm.1820, 32A Leninsky pr., Moscow 119334 Russia
Phone 7-095-938-0712; fax 7-095-938-0600
e-mail: Kongress@mail.ru

In the framework of the V Congress of Ethnologists and Anthropologists of Russia (Omsk, June, 7-12, 2003)
the panel

“Shamanism and Other Traditional Beliefs and Practices on the Boundary of Millennia:
Trends, Problems, Research Methods”

 is to be held (the panel is lead by V. I. Kharitonova, Ph. D., Moscow, IEA, RAS).

I invite You to take part in the panel work and engage Your colleagues interested in the present topic in the organization of the meeting to be held in the form of a round-table discussion. This type of forum providing an opportunity to discuss different problems will allow us to consider a wide range of issues in detail in the framework of the panel. It is a well known fact that the processes which followed the beginning of perestroika have considerably changed traditional religious beliefs and practices situation, including shamanism in our country and even in the world. I suppose that at present it is possible to draw some conclusions and depict a rather detailed and vivid picture of the events, to model the future patterns of the processes.
The  results of panel work - in the case of interesting materials and scientifically adequate reports (articles) - are to be published in the latest volume of the international scientific series “Ethnological Studies of Shamanism and Other Traditional Beliefs and Practices”.
I suggest to focus on the following issues:
-    traditional beliefs and practices (TBP) before perestroika and at present: problems of evolution and transformation of traditions, revival and modernization of TPB, development of their new forms on the basis of traditional ones;
-    TBP and traditional confessions, neoreligious movements;
-    TBP and “folk healing”, magic-mystic “sciences” and practices;
-    TBP and “shamanic-magical modernism” in the country and in the modern world;
-    shamanism and neopaganism: parallels, similarities and differences;
-    problems of research on sacral practices, esoteric knowledge, including field work experience of “insiders” and “outsiders” in a cultural context with traditional elements involved;
-    modern research methods of shamanism and other TPB.
Considering the complexity of the problems in focus an interdisciplinary approach in the panel work is to be applied. Not only anthropologists (ethnographers, ethnologists), but also specialists of other scientific areas, including engineering sciences, and everyone interested in the phenomenon of shamanism and other TPB are invited.
The working language of sessions is Russian; discussions can also be held in English and German (if it is necessary, please, provide a preliminary information).
Please, keep to the deadline of February, 15 and send abstracts of Your presentation via e-mail (see the attached information of the Association Ethnologists and Anthropologists of Russia), one more copy should preferably be sent to my e-mail address: d_funk@iea.ras.ru  The abstracts received will serve as a basis for planning panel work, applicants sending the most interesting and scientifically significant texts will be offered an opportunity for publication of their articles with all the conditions described.

Sincerely Yours,
Valentina Kharitonova

The Vth Congress of Ethnologists and Anthropologists of Russia Omsk,
June 8-12, 2003

The Russian Association of Ethnologists and anthropologists in co-operation with
 the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Omsk state University, the Institute of History, Philology and Philosophy of the Siberian Department (Omsk Branch, RAS), and Siberian branch of the Russian Institute of Cultural Sciences with support of the Administration of the Omsk region conducts in Omsk
on June 8 – 12, 2003 the Vth Congress of Ethnologists and Anthropologists of Russia.

The main subject for discussion at the Congress is "Space and Culture" . Among other problems which we plan to discuss during the congress are the issues of ethnic and cultural development; ethno-linguistic, ethno-cultural, and ethno-social dynamics and situations, in particular in Siberia; disciplinary problems of anthropology and museum research etc. The new findings in bio-anthropology, gender studies, ethno-historical, ethno-ecological, and ethno-demographical research, as well as in juridical anthropology ad ethno-geography would also be presented.

Paper proposals (not more than one per panel) are to be forwarded in Word for Windows (.doc or .rtf) format till February 15, 2003 to the Organizing Committee to the e-mail address Kongress@mail.ru, or via regular mail (on diskette and on paper) to the address indicated above.

You should include into the proposal the following information:
Surname and name of the participant
Present occupation and title
Paper title
Chosen panel
Summary of the paper not exceeding 200 words
Specific audio-visual inquiries (video cassette players, overhead projectors, power point projectors, slide projectors etc.)

The proposals sent after deadline or by fax, or on paper (without electronic version) would not be considered.

The participants would be notified on the financial issues related to Congress in our third information letter and on the web site
 http://iea.ras.ru and http://ethnography.omskreg.ru

In order to get in contact with the Organizing committee You should write to:
In Moscow:
Abashin Sergei Nikolaevich, Rm.1820, 32A Leninsky pr., Moscow 119334 Russia;
Phone 7-095-938-0712; fax 7-095-938-0600
In Omsk:
fax 7-3812-22-46-08; phone 7-3812-66-45-15
e-mail: Kongress@mail.ru

1. Inter-Ethnic Conflicts: Civilizational and Regional Aspects (Sledzevsky I.V., Lotkin I.V.)
2. Perspectives of The Ethnic Federalism In Russia (Filippov V.R.)
3. Ethnicity and Tolerance in Mass Media (Malkova V.K.)
4. Epic Tradition: New Sources and Interdisciplinary Methods of Research (Funk D.A., Stanyukovich M.V.)
5. Oral History as a Source and a Method of Ethnographic Research (Diomin M.A., Scheglova T.K.)
6. History of Ethnographic Research (Tumarkin D.D.)
7. Family by the Peoples of the World (Ter-Sarkisianz A.E.)
8. The Critique of the 'Field' in New Anthropology and Experimental Ethnographies (Sokolovski S.V.)
9. Ethno-Cultural Specifics of Weapons and Combat Arts (Khudiakov Yu.S.)
10. The Anthropology of Power (Bocharov V.V.)
11. Bells and Chimes in the History of the Peoples of the World (Starostenkov S.A.)
12. Numbers in the Traditional Mentality (Ostrovsky A.B.)
13. Ethnographic Instruction and Education (Lvova E.S., Martynova M.Yu.)
14. Spatial Organization of the Hunter-Gatherer Cultures from Ethnographic and Archeological Data (Smyntyna E.V.)
15. National Identity and Frontier Development (Fursova E.F.)
16. Ethno-Demographic Processes in Siberia (AlexeenkoA.N., Grigorichev K.V., Zimovina E.P., Kurmanov F.S., Tarasova E.V.)
17. Ethno-Cultural Processes in Russia (Yavnova L.A., Solovieva S.A.)
18. Ethno-Ecological Research (Kazannik A.I., Yamskov A.N.)
19. The Phenomenon of Kinship: Spatial Dimensions and New Methods of Research (Popov V.A.)
20. Ethnographic Museum Research (Grusman V.M., Konovalov A.B., Patrusheva G.M.)
21. Ecumenical Co-Operation and the Mechanisms of Religious Tolerance (Dmitrieva L.M., Oktiabrskaia I.V.)
22. Russian Megalopolis: Ethnic and Religious Problems (Logashova J., Mokshin N.F.)
23. Islam in Russia and Contemporary World (Selezniov A.G.)
24. Ritual Culture (Zolotova T.N.)
25. Feasts and Celebrations in Human Life (Volovikova M.I., Tikhomirova S.V.)
26. Small Ethnic Groups in Contemporary World (Ahmetova Sh.K.)
27. Ethno-Musicology and Ethno-Choreology of the Peoples of the World (Leonova N.V., Levochkina N.A.)
28. Traditional Economy of the Peoples of Russia: Problems of Typology and Adaptation in Contemporary World (Selezniova I.A.)
29. Decorative and Applied Art (Fatkulina F.M.)
30. Traditional Medicine in Life-Sustaining System of a People (Nikonova L.I.)
31. Central Asia: The Ethnography of Post-Soviet Transformations (Bushkov V.I.)
32. Bio-Anthropology and Population Demography of the Urals and Siberia (Aksianova G.A.)
33. Visual Anthropology and Anthropological Film-Making (Golovniov A.V., Alexandrov E.V.)
34. Ethno-Political Culture and Political Anthropology (Popov V.A.)
35. Evolutionary Anthropology: Human Behavior and Environment Past and Present (Butovskaia M.L.)
36. Legal Mosaics of Cultural Space (Novikova N.I.)
37. Ethnography and Cultural Geography: Perspectives and the Problems of Co-Operation (Yamskov A.N., Kalutskov V.N.)
38. Mountains and Plains: Socio-Cultural Spaces Interaction (Karpov Yu.Yu.)
39. The Eurasian Space as a Factor in Ethnic and Cultural Development, and in Ethno-Linguistic, Ethno-Cultural, and Ethno-Political Dynamics (Derevianko A.P.)
40. Shamanism and Other Traditional Beliefs and Practices at the Millenium: Processes, Problems, Research Methods (Kharitonova V.I.)
41. Silence as a Behavior Strategy in Cultural Space (Romanova E.N.)
42. The Integration of Ethnographic and Archeological Research (Korusenko M.A., Tikhonov S.S., Tomilov N.A.)
43. The Psychology of Cultural Interaction (Lebedeva N.M.)
44. "The Informal Russian": Problems of Russian-Other Bilingualism (Guboglo M.N.)
45. Shari'ah in Russian Legal and Cultural Space (Babich I.)
46.Gender Socio-Cultural Models in Various Ethno-Religious Groups (Semashko I.M.)
47. The Art as an Instrument of Ethnic Mobilization (The Role of Artistic Elite in National Movements) (Chervonnaia S.M.)
48. Diaspora in Post-Soviet Space: History, Theory, Contemporary Problems (Kosmarskaia N.P., Viatkin A.R.).

Below is the information on the organization of the International Interdisciplinary Seminar-Conference

 ”The Sacral in Traditional Culture : research methodology, registration and processing” ,

to be held in Moscow and in the Altai Republic, on July, 6-15, 2003

The Seminar-Conference is organized as the initial stage in the framework of the III International Interdisciplinary Scientific Congress on the Shamanism and Other Traditional Beliefs and Practices under the common theme “The Sacral as Seen by the “Laity” and by the “Initiated””.
The Objectives of the Seminar-Conference: 1) working out of a preliminary program of International Congress (IC) and technical and methodological recommendations, 2) defining the fundamental concepts of IC and trends of scientific thought, 3) establishing of the organizing committee of IC.
The Tasks the Seminar-Conference: 1) organizing a forum on technical and methodological reports on the areas mentioned above; 2) planning and organizing panels and defining their goals of work на IC, 3) choosing persons responsible for panel work на IC.

      Seminar-Conference is to be held in the adjacent Moscow suburbs with the following trip to Altai. In its first part (7-9) scientific and theoretical work will be combined with laboratory and field techniques (experiments with Moscow neoshamans and shamans form Siberian regions); The second part (11-14) is to be held as follows: 1)a brief Altai conference on the theme mentioned, and 2)an excursion across the Altai Republic in order to observe its modern cultural and religious situation (meetings with the remaining shaman tradition keepers and neoshamans, visits to sacral places).

Scientific and theoretical work is planed as a course of forums based on published technical and methodological reports’ abstracts chosen by the IC initiative group.

Topics for a preliminary discussion:
1.    “Our own culture is to be studied by ourselves” – A problem of contacts and scientific work with colleagues of a different ethnic background.
2.    “We know better what to write about us!” – Peculiarities of contacts and field and laboratory research with “national revival” leaders and informants with high level educational qualification.
3.    “A translator is always right ” – A researcher in the foreign language setting (a command of the mother tongue and mediator’s language)
4.    “Internal and external interpretations: how much do they differ?”  –  A research in a different cultural setting (knowledge of a cultural context and psychomental complex (PMC) of the local population).
5.    “Insider among strangers” – Problems of “involving in the milieu” and sacral initiations.
6.    “A stranger among insiders” - “An “initiated” among laity and people of a different cultural background.
7.    “Is it possible to maintain a world outlook with a varied psychic orientation?” – Anthropological research of rituals and practices with necessary immersion in the altered states of consciousness (ASC) (necessity of approbation of ASC techniques, narcotic substances and hallucinogens, etc.).
8.    “Are there “tension-meters” to register ASC and SSO?” –Problems of “physico-psychological anthropology ”: application of equipment in measurements of altered states of consciousness (ASC) and “specific states of organism” (SSO).
9.    “Magic, mysticism, religion, and “metascience” in the modern world” - Technical and methodological aspects of research in the modern confessional situation.

The initiative group welcomes preliminary applications for the participation in the International Seminar-Conference, and scientific theoretical, practical, and other proposals related to the organizational procedures of the event.

For the participation in the Seminar-Conference (*a limited number of participants is planned) your CV information and organizational proposals should be addressed to “The Center of Studies of Shamanism and Other Traditional Beliefs and Practices, IEA RAS”.

Contact address: d_funk@iea.ras.ru
Fax: (095)938-06-00;
Теlephone: (095)938-53-35; (095)938-18-71; (095)531-69-78 (home).

The All-Russian Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference

 “Ethics and the Science of Future”

takes place the third time in this year 2003.

The first one took place on the 15,16th of February, 2001; the second, which was already All-Russian in scope, subtitled “On the Way to Spiritual-Ecological Civilization”, took place on the 13-15th of February, 2002. Each time the collected reports were published in the “Yearbook Delphis-2001” and “Yearbook Delphis-2002” correspondingly. The constant organizers of the conference were: The Charitable Foundation for preservation and developing cultural values Delphis, along with the Delphis magazine; Institutes of the Russian Academy of Science: Institute for Oriental Studies and Keldish Institute for Applied Mathematics.
In the year 2003 the conference is subtitled “UNITY IN DIVERSITY. ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN COGNITION”. Below follows a short list of the supposed subjects for the 3rd conference:

1.    The role of spirituality in cognition. Spirituality and religiosity. Interrelationship between different forms of knowledge — scientific, religious, esoteric.
2.    A system world outlook. Unity of principles, unity of laws. Crisis in perception of the reality.
3.    The principle of unity in diversity in social life. Problems of Euroasianism. Processes of self-organization. Synergetics and its prognostic aspects.
       Tendency to stability in unstable world.

4.    Harmony of the fractal world. Determinism and fortuitousness.
5.    Problems of the unified interaction in nature. Ether as an energetic-information field of the Universe. Subtle substances of the material world. Earth as alive wholeness.
6.    Study of Psychic Energy. Nature of thought.
7.    Development of heart and evolution of man. Correlation between spiritual, psychic and physical health.
8.    Spirituality, education and ecology.

Since the year 2003 the conference “Ethics and the Science of Future” becomes a continiously functioning project. It includes not only the annual forums but also monthly scientific-philosophical workshops held three years by now by the Delphis quarterly magazine which celebrates this year 10 years of existence. By the February, 2003 32 issues of the magazine are published and 35 workshops are held. Thematic collections are planned for publication on the ethics and science topics.

The main purpose of the conferences is affirmation of priority of the ethical principles in science and society.

The tasks of the conference are:
1)    Facilitate involving ethical principles in scientific researches, spiritualizing science, personality and society as a whole.
2)    Fastening synthesis of different scientific disciplines;
3)    Popularization of scientific researches which are pushing away boundaries of scientific paradigm, expanding people’s world outlook;
4)    Study of interrelationships between different forms of knowledge — scientific, esoteric and religious.

The organizational committee is headed by Dr. Rybakov Rostislav Borisovich, prof., director of the Institute for Oriental Studies. Vice-chairmen are:
1)    Dr. Kurdyumov Sergey Pavlovich — prof., Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Science, Member of the European Academy of Science.
2)    Toots Natalya Alexandrovna — editor in chief of the Delphis magazine, journalist, writer.
Other Committee members are:
1)    Dr. Grigoryeva Tatyana Petrovna — orientalist, prof., chief researcher of the Institute for Oriental Studies, member of the Russian Union of Writers;
2)    Dr. Dubrov Alexander Petrovich — biophysicist, scientific director of the Scientific-Practical Center for Biological Geophysics.

The organizational committee invites to the direct and through correspondence cooperation in the constantly working project “Ethics and the Science of Future”. Materials corresponding to the subjects listed above or in adjacent subjects and approved by the Committee may be published by the Committee.
Articles may be translated from English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, provided some financial resources are available. One is invited to transfer not less than 50$ to the currency account at the address : egor.alla@mtu-net.ru

The fourth conference “Ethics and the Science of Future” is planned for the February, 2004, and its topic is “Problems of time”.

Organizational Committee.

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    TOKYO '99: Toward a Science of Consciousness

    Quantum, Fundamental and Emergent Approaches
    May 25 to 28, 1999, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

    Biological and Life Science Biophysics, artificial life, evolution
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  • Conference: Synchronization and weak interactions in biology, medicine and parapsychology (Moscow 1998)
    First Forum on Altered States of Consciousness (Buenos Aires 1997)
    40th. Annual Conventionof the Parapsychological Association (Brighton 1997)
    The third international conference (Moscow 1997)

    The International Conference:

    "Synchronization and weak interactions in biology, medicine and parapsychology".

    The information letter N 1.

    Leonid L. Vasilyev Fund of parapsychology.
    Joint-stock company "Neurosis Clinic".

    The International Conference:
    "Synchronization and weak interactions in biology, medicine and parapsychology".
    The Conference will be held April 17 - 19, 1998 in Moscow.

    The General Themes of the Conference:

    - The role of Synchronization and week interactions in self-organization of living beings.
    - Biosynchronization in Medicine. Bioresonance Therapy. Extrasensory diagnostics and bioenergetical methods of treatment. Synchronization and Harmony. The role of bioresonance phenomena in physiology and neurophysiology.
    - Synchronization, week interactions and PSI-phenomena.
    - Biosynchronology. Bioresonances and geopathic zones. Synchronization of biological objects with helio-geophysical fields.
    - Collective phenomena in a groups. Telekinesis. Poltergeist. Methods of work and psychotraining.
    - Synchronization in micro- and macro social processes.
    - Synchronization and animal behavioral reactions.
    - Methodological problems of investigation of week interactions and bioresonance phenomena. Synchronization and correlations. "Non-physical" connection.
    - Physical mechanisms of Synchronization. Physical basis of quantum mechanic and a properties of physical vacuum from point of view of theories of Synchronization. Synchronization and a new energy sources. Synchronization and non-traditional means for communication.

    The working languages of the conference are Russian and English. Simultaneous translation will be offered in English only for plenary sessions.

    The conference will be organized in the form of plenary and sectional sessions, and poster presentations of the reports. Duration of the plenary report is 30 minutes, sectional reports - 20 minutes, authors of the poster reports will be given 5 minutes for representation of their work.

    The Organizing Committee plans to publish of the Thesises before of the Conference. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published in the "Parapsychology and psychophysics" magazine in 1998-1999. Authors of thesises and reports may contribute a camera-ready manuscripts and send not more than two pages standart printed page not later March 1, 1998 by airmail post or by E-mail: 5217.g23@g23.relcom.ru

    The fee for the participants of the Conference is 100$.

    Deadline for a claims for the participation at the Conference, submission of thesises is March 1, 1998.

    The Conference will be held at conference hall of school 963 which is situated 5 minutes from Hotel"Molodezhnaya". Address of conference hall is:
    Moscow, Yablochkova st., house 35G.

    Rooms will be reserved by the participants in Hotel "Molodezhnaya" near the conference hall (a few hundred meters away and will be not necessary to use taxi). The hotel categories range from economic to deluxe class. (Address of Hotel: Moscow, 127515, Dmitrovskoe shosse, house 27,
    Tel. (+7-095) 977-3155, Fax (+7-095) 956-1078, (+7-095) 977-3502. )

    The post address of conference is:
    Leonid L.Vasilyev Fund of parapsychology
    (for Organizing Committee of the Conference)
    P.O.Box. 54
    125124, Moscow

    The information: Tel./ fax (7-095) -470-8602
    E-mail: 5217.g23@g23.relcom.ru (or A.Lee@relcom.ru)

    Chairman Organizing Committee
    President of Leonid L. Vasilyev Fund of Parapsychology
    Prof. Andrei G. Lee

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    The First Forum on EAC will be held Saturday, December 20th 1997, at the Columbia Palace Hotel. Capital Federal. Buenos Aires. Argentina. For information regarding registration and hotel accommodations, please contact Mr. Jorge Villanueva, Salta 2015 (1137). Capital Federal. Buenos Aires.


    Roundtable: Toward a better interpretation of the Altered States of Consciousness.
    Participants: W.Gardini, C.Martinez Bouquet, F.Garcia Bazan, C.Bautista, O.Barros Barbeito, G. Cia, D.E.Gomez Montanelli.
    Free debate coordinated by Alejandro Parra.

    Alejandro Parra
    Program Chairman
    Revista Argentina de Psicología Paranormal
    Salta 2015 (1137). Capital Federal.
    Buenos Aires. ARGENTINA
    Phone and fax: (541) 305-6724
    Electronic Mail: rapp@ba.net


    Society for Psychical Research
    40th. Annual Conventionof the Parapsychological Association
    7th - 10th August, 1997, Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, UK
    Registration: contact Mrs. Laura Knipe at P.O. Box 797, Fairhaven, MA 02719, U.S.A.

    Conference program chair is:

    Dr. Richard Wiseman,
    Psychology Department,
    University of Hertfordshire,
    College Lane,
    Herts, AL10 9AB,
    email: psyqrw@hewrts.ac.uk



    8.55-9.00 Introductory remarks

    Chair: Blackmore
    Out-of-Body Experiences and Dissociation
    Alvarado & Zingrone
    Out-of-Body Experiences With College Students in Brazil
    Correlates of Aura Vision: The Role of Psi Experiences, Dissociation, Absorption and Synesthesia-Like Experiences
    Zingrone & Alvarado
    Relationship Between Childhood Hypnagogic/Hypnopompic Experiences, Childhood Fantasy Proneness and Anomalous Experiences and Beliefs: An Exploratory WWW survey

    11.00-11.30 TEA & POSTER SESSION

    Chair: Palmer
    Experiment One of the SAIC Remote Viewing Program: A Critical Re-Evaluation
    Wiseman & Milton
    Reply by May and Utts
    Reply by Wiseman and Milton

    12.30-2.00 LUNCH

    Chair: Radin
    Emotion and Intuition I, II, III, IV & V: Unravelling Variables Contributing to the Presentiment Effect
    Attention Focusing Facilitated Through Remote Mental Interaction: A Replication and Exploration of Parameters
    Brady & Morris
    Exploring the Limits of Remote Mental Interaction: A Comparisonof Blocking versus Cooperating Strategies
    Watt, McDermott & Ravenscroft

    3.30-4.00 TEA & POSTER SESSION

    Chair: Delanoy
    Destruction testing DAT
    Broughton & Alexander
    Perceived Luckiness and the UK National Lottery
    Smith, Wiseman & Harris

    Institut fur Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene: Experimental Research and Counselling Services
    Bauer & Delanoy


    Friday 8 August


    Current Historical, Personality and Survey Research at theInstitut fur Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene
    Delanoy & Bauer

    Chair: Morris
    Anomalous Cognition in the Brain: The Search Continues
    40 Hz EEG and Attention to Psi Information
    Warren, Don & McDonough

    11.00-11.30 TEA

    Chair: Broughton
    Some Variables relating to Psi in the Ganzfeld
    Parker & Grams
    Correlates of ESP Magnitude and Direction in the PRL and RRC Autoganzfeld Data Bases
    Process Oriented Ganzfeld Research in Amsterdam
    Wezelman & Bierman

    1.00-2.30 LUNCH

    Chair: Watt
    Human Sensing of Weak Electromagnetic Fields: A Possible Relationship to Psi?
    Anomalous Cognition Effect Size: Dependence on Sidereal Time and Solar Wind Parameters
    Spottiswoode & May
    Looking for Correlations Where the ESP Is: A Re-Examination of Ganzfeld MBTI Findings in the LST Window
    Broughton & Alexander

    3.45-4.15 TEA

    SESSION 10
    Address by Roll

    SESSION 11
    Chair: Truzzi
    Quantitative Investigation of a Legally Disputed Haunted House
    Maher & Hansen
    The Druten Disturbances - Exploratory RSPK Research
    Gerding, Wezelman & Bierman

    Presidential reception and address


    SESSION 12
    Chair: Parker
    Drumming at Seven Hz and Automated Ganzfeld Performance
    Symmons & Morris
    Exploring the Links: Creativity and Psi in the Ganzfeld
    Ganzfeld at the Crossroads: A Meta-Analysis of the New Generation of Studies
    Milton & Wiseman

    SESSION 13
    Chair: Zingrone
    Reality and Imagination: A Psi-Conducive Confusion?
    Blackmore & Rose
    Experiences of Sleep Paralysis
    Rose, Hogan, & Blackmore

    11.30-12.00 TEA

    SESSION 14
    Address by Radin


    SESSION 15
    Chair: Alvarado
    Backwards Causation, Precognition and the Intervention Paradox
    Two Cosmic Anomalies: Consciousness and Psi
    Them and Us: The French Connection Barrington

    11.00-11.30 TEA

    SESSION 16
    Address by Fontana

    12.15-1.45 LUNCH

    SESSION 17
    The Personal Significance of Parapsychology: Some Representative Views - Part II

    3.00-3.30 TEA

    SESSION 18
    Chair: Truzzi
    Individual Differences in Blind Psychic Readings
    Understanding Misdirection: The Pseudo-Psychic's Invisible Assistant
    Lamont & Wiseman
    Eyewitness Testimony for Seance Room Phenomena
    Wiseman, Seager & Smith

    SESSION 19
    Psi and Cross-Cultural Studies
    Edge, Delanoy, Krippner & Taylor (Panel)

    6.00 Close
    7.30 Banquet

    Factors Related to the Depth of Near-Death Experiences: Testing the 'Embellishment Over Time' Hypothesis
    Alvarado & Zingrone
    Second Report on the Psi Experiments with Paired Quadruplet Associates
    Psi-Ping: An Investigation of Mental Intention and Internet Responsiveness Via the WorldWide Web.
    An Empirical Comparison of the Sensitivity of Direct Hits and Sums of Ranks as Outcome Measures for Ganzfeld Studies
    An Extended Table and Computer Program for Exact Sum of Ranks Probabilities
    Milton & Stevens
    An Unbiased Method for Trial-by-Trial Sampling of Deterministic Randomness Sourcesfor ESP Experiments
    Milton & Wiseman
    Psi in Hispanic America: A Bibliographic Guide
    Belief in the Paranormal and Attendance at Psychic Readings
    Broken Marital Relations and Claims of Parapsychological Experiences
    Zingrone & Alvarado

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    Leonid L. Vasilyev Fund of parapsychology.
    Joint-stock company "Neurosis Clinic"
    Scientific association "Psychophysics "

    The third international conference
    "The special states of consciousness of the person.
    Experimental and theoretical researches in parapsychology "

    The third (next) conference is held in Moscow from April 16 to April 18, 1997.

    Themes of a conference (on sections)

    1. The special states of consciousness. Methods of its research, formation andcontrol.
    2. Experimental research of psi-phenomena (clairvoyance, telepathy, proscopy,telekinesis, poltergeist and other).
    3. Theoretical problems of parapsychology.
    4. Medical parapsychology: non-traditional diagnostics and treatment,indications and contra-indications, remote consequences.
    The basic directions of work of a conference:
    The conference will be organized in the form of plenary and sectional sessions, and poster presentations of the reports. Duration of the plenary report is 40 minutes, sectional reports - 20 minutes, authors of the poster reports will be given 5 minutes for representation of their work.

    The Organizing Committee plans the edition of the thesis of labour of a conference. The best work will be published in a journal "Parapsychology and psychophysics " During 1997 - 1998 in complete volume as the articles. Those who want to give reports at the Conference should send not more than two pages of theses in English.

    The fee for the participants of the Conference is 150$. The approximate price of a room for two persons is 50$ per a day, for one person ("halfseute") - is up to 70$ per day.
    Participants may also live in four-and five-star hotels of Moscow according tothe price-list of hotels (from 100$ to 300$ per a day).
    If you wish to have a private interpreter, a private car or additional services in your cultural programme you may write about it in the participant application. You'll be able to pay the registration fee upon arrival in cash.

    During a conference will be spent: demonstration of psi-phenomena, representation of the people with unusual abilities, acquainting with methods and devices for objective determination of psi-phenomena, demonstration of documentary films, demonstration of various kinds psychotraining and means for formation of the special states of consciousness.

    On a conference exhibition-sale of working breadboard models of devices and the installation, sale of the literature on parapsychology and methodical manuals on extrasensory diagnostics and biocorrection, non-traditional medicine, Reiki, etc. will be organized.

    The participants can check up the abilities to clairvoyance, telepathy, telekinesis, dowsing, extrasensory diagnostics and biocorrection.

    During a conference advice for the experts and patients on non-traditional methods of treatment and questions of licensing of activity national healers will be organized.

    Organization of the cultural program is at will possible.

    Claims for the participation at the Conference and theses of reports, theses orders for additional services should be send not later than March 1, 1997.

    The address:
    Leonid L.Vasilyev Fund of parapsychology
    (for Organizing Committee of the Conference)
    P.O.Box. 54
    125124, Moscow

    The information: Tel./ fax (7-095)-470-8602
    E-mail: A.Lee@relcom.ru

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