Exploring OBEs

Thanks to the artist Spectral on 123rf.com who created the OBE illustration.

Thanks to the artist Spectral on 123rf.com who created the OBE illustration.

 

 

 

 

We are offering a new private four-week course called Mind without a Body: Exploring Out-of-Body Experiences, that starts on Monday March 9th, 2015 on the WizIQ social media teaching platform and continues through Sunday April 5th, 2015.

Mind without a Body is an overview course that provides an introduction to the study of out-of-body experiences (OBEs). The emphasis is on the scientific study of OBEs and not on other important issues such as techniques to induce the OBE or the spiritual implications of the experience. The general topics discussed will be: Definitions, historical perspective, and approaches; research findings (OBE features and measurements related to psychology, psychophysiology and other areas, discussed over two weeks); and parapsychological aspects and explanations.

This online course consists of four live lectures and other meetings in the Virtual Classroom on WizIQ as well as active discussion on the Course Feed. PDF reprints and links to articles and videos will be provided with the understanding that we are sharing materials with learners and not selling them. Here is the information on the individual weeks:

Week 1: Definitions, Historical Perspective, and Approaches (Speaker: Carlos S. Alvarado)

  1. Definitions of OBEs
  2. Experiences confused with OBEs
  3. Early Lore
  4. Spiritualism, Theosophy, and early psychical research
  5. Methodology
    1. Autobiographical accounts
    2. Case collections
    3. Surveys
    4. Experiments

Week 2: Research Findings One (Speaker: Nancy L. Zingrone)

  1. Prevalence
  2. Circumstances of occurrence
  3. OBE features
  4. Aftereffects

Week 3: Research Findings Two (Speaker: Nancy L. Zingrone)

  1. Relationship to the phenomena of:
    1. Psychology
    2. Psychopathology
    3. Psychophysiology
    4.  Neurology
    5.  Parapsychology

Week 4: Parapsychological Aspects and Explanations (Carlos S. Alvarado)

  1. Veridical OBEs
  2. Acquisition of information
  3. OBE apparitions
  4. Theoretical Ideas
    1. Projection ideas
    2. Hallucinations
    3. Other

A Certificate of Completion will be issued by The AZIRE (The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education), a virtual education project of Alvarado, Zingrone & Associates. Certificates may be earned by successfully completing the course Quizzes or Assignments, by putting together a presentation for the class, or by some other method the learners and facilitators agree upon. Creativity is welcomed.

The course logo was purchased from 123rf.com, our favorite stock photo and illustration website, and was created by the artist Spectral.

The course fee is $40 per learner and may be paid through Paypal by clicking on this button:    Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

Within 24 hours of paying you will receive an invitation to enroll in the course. If you do not receive your invitation within a day, you can use any contact form on this website, or if you are following Nancy Zingrone on WizIQ you can send her a message and we will make sure your invitation is issued as soon as we hear from you.

For more information on the course or anything else about Parapsychology Online, please drop us a line using the contact form below.

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