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Boston Society for Psychic Research

Boston Society for Psychic Research Important Psychical Research organization from 1925 to 1941. The Boston Society for Psychic Research was brought into being as a result of internal strife at the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR). The ASPR had been established in Boston in 1885, under the management of William James and Richard Hodgson, who modeled it on the …

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American Ghost Society

The American Ghost Society is an organization of Ghost investigators, writers, and enthusiasts with chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The American Ghost Society was formed in late 1995 by Troy Taylor and his second wife, Amy, as the American Ghost Society of Central Illinois.

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Survival Research Institute of Canada

Survival Research Institute of Canada Organization devoted to Survival After Death research. Founded in 1991 and incorporated federally in 2000, the Victoria-based Survival Research Institute of Canada (SRIC) is a registered charitable organization whose purpose is to pursue and promote studies in the field of survival research, which is investigation into whether some part of the human consciousness or personality, …

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TAPS

TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) Volunteer Paranormal Investigation group, best known for its role in the reality television show Ghost Hunters. The Atlantic Paranormal Society was founded by JASON HAWES, a plumber, in 1990 as Rhode Island Paranormal. The group focused on investigation of regional reports of Hauntings. The name was changed to The Atlantic Paranormal Society. GRANT WILSON, also …

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Society for Psychical Research (SPR)

The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) was the first major organization for Scientific research into the paranormal, founded in London in 1882. The SPR arose in part in response to popular interest in Spiritualism, and in part from a desire to bring science and religion together with Scientific validation of Spiritualist phenomena.

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Psychical Research Foundation

The Psychical Research Foundation is a Nonprofit organization devoted to research and education on Survival After Death and related phenomena such as Out-of-Body Experiences, Near-Death-Experiences, and Poltergeists. The Psychical Research Foundation (PRF) was founded in 1960 by Charles E. Ozanne, longtime benefactor of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University (see Rhine Research Center), who had become impatient with the slowness …

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Parapsychology Foundation

The Parapsychology Foundation is an Organization founded in New York City in 1951 by medium Eileen J. Garrett. When Garrett died in 1970, responsibility passed to her daughter, Eileen Coly; the foundation is now run by her granddaughter, Lisette Coly. A nonprofit, educational organization, the Parapsychology Foundation (PF) supports “Scientific and academic research about the psychical aspects of human nature.” …

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National Spiritualist Association of Churches of the United States of America

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches of the United States of America is the largest spiritualist organization in the United States, founded in 1893 and based in Cassadaga, Florida. The National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC) defines canonical spiritualist beliefs in the United States and certifies spiritualist teachers and ministers. It offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in ministry and religious …

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National Spiritualist Association of Canada (NSA)

The National Spiritualist Association of Canada (NSA) was one of two Canadian parent organizations that provided leadership to spiritualists and the ordination of ministers across Canada. The National Spiritualist Association of Canada was at its most active from 1928 to 1974. In British Columbia, before 1940, the NSA obtained full ministerial rights and privileges for its ministers, including the right …

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International Spiritualist Federation

The International Spiritualist Federation is a worldwide membership organization, based in London, for spiritualist and spiritist associations, churches and individuals. The federation seeks to promote a dialogue between Spiritualism and Spiritism by providing a structure through which groups can retain their autonomy while meeting on common ground; it also provides a support network for persons in countries “not yet ready …

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