Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Journal of Conscientiology (Consciousness Science) is now Online

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Release and Access to the electronic version of the
Journal of Conscientiology

July 22nd, 2014
Dear current and former subscribers of the JofC
I am pleased to inform you that our new website, JofC Online, will soon be available in a pre-release format for all members. JofC Online is the electronic edition of the Journal of Conscientiology, and will be our means of distributing this publication to all IAC members moving forward, thus, being ecologically conscious and expediting delivery.
New subscribers will have access to the complete collection (since 1998) available for your research. A preview is available at http://beta.jofc.org. Current subscribers will receive an e-mail from the JofC team informing with log in ID and password for full access.  Previous subscribers can get a complementary, temporary subscription as well!  It is also a great new reason for new readers to subscribe.
JofC Online was developed to provide you with advanced search tools for finding and selecting conscientiological works. The site has over 10,000 pages and contributions from hundreds of authors affiliated with 38 organizations around the world, and will be available in two mirrored editions: English/Spanish and Portuguese. As the year progresses, we will continue to incorporate new contributions with valuable content to the JofC collection for you.
The JofC has been indexed by EBSCO, an aggregator of quality full text journals, and has been upgraded to level B1 with QUALIS, an official system to grade scientific production and publication. We are proud of these accomplishments and hope you enjoy your access to the journal.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the projects we are carrying on. Our Research Campus in Portugal now has a professionally-built auditorium for conferences and special events. We have also expanded the IAC Campus' library collection, which now has approximately 35,000 books in our area of study, including rare books, besides items such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, periodicals, and the like.
In addition, the 1st International Congress of Conscientiology (ICC), a seminal event that we anticipate will have an impactful outcome for conscientiology (non-reductionist consciousness science), will take place in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of IAC Campus in Portugal from 22 – 24 May, 2015. Please join us! For information, visit: www.conscientiology.org.
I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you personally during the ICC, and I look forward to receiving your submission of an article authored by you for the Journal of Conscientiology.
Analaura Trivellato
Analaura Trivellato, MS
IAC, Director of Research and Scientific Communication
JofC Editor-in-Chief

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Largest paper in South India on OBE research feat. IAC's Abreu; Nicholls; Univ of Ottawa

Science of out of body experiences | Deccan Chronicle featuring an OBE account by an Indian resident, Indian-American IAC researcher Nelson Abreu, fellow OBE practioner and scholar Graham Nicholls,  and an article by University of Ottawa researchers recently published in a peer reviewed journal.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

OBE Research Survey from UK university

Have you had an 'Out-of-Body Experience'?

Request for research participation


Have you had one or more Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs) in which it seems as
if your sense of self or consciousness has become separated from your
physical body? These experiences can occur under a variety of conditions. If
you have experienced one or more OBEs we are interested to hear from you
about your experience(s). This research is being carried out at Nottingham
Trent University (NTU) and is being conducted by me, Andrew Hodrien
(Research Assistant - my contact details can be found at the end of this
message) and the project is being supervised by Dr David Wilde.

The aim of this research is to develop an OBE 'screening' scale which will
be able to more precisely identify whether someone has had an OBE. At
present no such tool exists for OBEs. Our research is not testing your
experience in relation to psychological variables as is commonly done in OBE
research, but instead explores the content of the experience itself to
better understand it and differentiate it from other experiences.

To do this we would like your help by asking you if you would fill in an
online questionnaire anonymously about the individual aspects of one of your
OBEs. Your inclusion of this experience is important as it will contribute
to the development of the scale. You can access the questionnaire by
clicking on the link below.

The questionnaire includes full information on the study to enable you to
decide whether or not to participate and offers a general definition of the

The inclusion criteria for this study (aside from your experience fitting
our definition) are:

. You have no known organic condition which causes you to be prone to
visual hallucinations
. You are able to provide informed consent
. You are over 18 years old
. You are able to provide a short written account of your OBE in
. You are able to recall all of the OBE you wish to tell us about
(i.e. not just give a partial account of it)

You won't need to note these down but please only participate if you can
agree with these criteria.

The survey can be completed by following this link.

Closing date of the survey is: 31st July 2014 at 23:50 (GMT)

If you wish to find out more about the survey, or wish to take part and have
any queries, please contact the researchers via email at:

Thank you for reading this and we hope to hear from you,

Andrew Hodrien
Research Assistant
Nottingham Trent University