For more on a historical perspective of psychical or psi phenomena, including ectoplasmic ones, we recommend the upcoming course on the History of Parapsychism that will be webcast from Los Angeles with an New York-based scholar. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, IAC scholars in Italy and Los Angeles had an opportunity to meet US-based, Austrian documentary-maker Robert Narholz who has been documenting contemporary efforts to study phenomena of mediumship and ectoplasmic physical phenomena. Our readership should find his video recordings under read lighting quite interesting, such as the one that follows:
Among contemporary researchers, we can find distinguished psi researcher Dr. Stephen Braude (Braude is a past president of the Parapsychological Association, and the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Scientific Exploration, author of several articles and books on the subject). In this interview, he discusses his investigations with the Felix Circle, a German group led by a cardiologist. IAC recently visited researchers from other organizations based on the consciential paradigm, including Ectolab, which is focusing on physical and physiological correlates of psi phenomena.
We leave you with four book recommendations:
A. The first English-language translation of the 1908 Mediumistic Phenomena
by Dr. Filippo Bottazzi, translated by Antonio Giuditta and Irmeli Routti, published by ICRL Press on the extraordinary case of Eusapia Palladino. Respected scholar on the history and research of psi phenomena, Carlos Alvarado, has written a review of the book in Journal of Scientific Exploration.
B. Secondly, retired NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory physicist Dr. Jan Vandersande's Life After Death: Some of the Best Evidence summarizes a century of literature, personal experiences in seance circles in South Africa and elsewhere, including several interesting photographs. Below you can find an interview with the author.
D. For those who can read Portuguese: ECTOPLASMA - Descobertas de um médico psiquiatra