So last week was really busy. The Parapsychology Foundation (PF) sponsored an online Book Expo on the WizIQ social media teaching platform with six speakers. Three of the speakers were chief editors of the three most important books published in scientific parapsychology in 2015, and three were authors of very interesting non-fiction books that touched on aspects of the field.
42 registrants, 15 of them attending the live sessions, signed up after a couple of weeks of marketing, and as always, they contributed fantastic questions that helped live class attendees and will help future attendees to learn even more about the volumes featured.
For Lisette Coly, the President of the Parapsychology Foundation, and Carlos and I (as PF Research Fellows), it was a really exciting day. Unfortunately it was also a really exciting day for the support team at WizIQ because there were some connectivity issues that scuttled two of our talks. The folks at WizIQ are great people though, and the last three sessions of the Book Expo went off without a hitch.
Because of the day’s issues, the PF will be setting up another afternoon of the two missed presentations, probably the first Saturday in December (more on that soon). In the meantime we have the opening and closing sessions and four great presentations available to anybody who would like to go WizIQ and sign up for the Book Expo. What follows are the the links to sign up, the link to the whole day’s events, and the individual links to the available recordings.
It’s free! To sign up for the PF Book Expo 2015 and see the recordings go to http://www.wiziq.com and set up a free student account. You can either use your Facebook log-in or scroll down and create a new account. Once you’ve done that paste this link in your browser and click the “Enroll” button when you see it: https://www.wiziq.com/course/131846-parapsychology-foundation-book-expo-2015
Session 1: Opening Session with Lisette Coly and I opening the Book Expo, describing the day’s events and giving live attendees advice on how to interface with the WizIQ live classroom: https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3265469-opening-presentation-for-the-pf-book-expo-november-14th-2015
Session 1 PowerPoint (contains the biographies and book information for all the scheduled speakers): https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/1055004-opening-powerpoint-for-november-2015-book-expo-revised
Session 2: Professor Etzel Cardeña (Lund University) on Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century (McFarland): https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3265474-dr-etzel-carde%C3%B1a-on-parapsychology-a-handbook-for-the-21st-century
Session 3: David Jaher on The Witch of Lime Street (Penguin Random House): https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3265485-david-jaher-on-the-witch-of-lime-street
Session 4: Dr. Edward F. Kelly on Beyond Physicalism: Towards Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality (Rowman & Littlefield): https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3378055-dr-ed-kelly-on-beyond-physicalism
Session 5: Allene Symons, Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science (Prometheus Press): https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3378060-allene-symons-on-aldous-huxley-s-hands
Session 6: Professor Jim B. Tucker (University of Virginia) on Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Previous Lives (St. Martin’s Griffin): https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3265571-dr-jim-tucker-on-return-to-life-extraordinary-cases
Session 7: Dr. Ed May (Laboratories for Fundamental Research) on Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism and Science (Praeger ABC-Clio): https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3265580-dr-edwin-c-may-on-extrasensory-perception-support-skepticism
Session 8. Lisette and I talking about the 65th anniversary year of the PF (in 2016) and the events that are lined up for 2016, the redesign of the Foundation’s websites, and when Allene Symons (Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Perception and the Origins and Return of Psychedelic Science, published by Prometheus Books) and Dr. Ed Kelly (University of Virginia, Beyond Physicalism: A Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality, published by Rowman & Littlefield) will be rescheduled: https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3265683-closing-session-of-the-pf-book-expo-2015