Callum Cooper

Presentation Title:

Telephone contact with the dead and other unique methods of after death communication.

Biography

Callum E. Cooper is currently based at the University of Northampton, United Kingdom (Great Britain) as a PhD candidate and lecturer of parapsychology, sexual behaviour and thanatology.  He is a also a member of the Society for Psychical Research and sits on the Survival Research Committee.

His fields of interest include parapsychology, the psychology of death and bereavement, sexual behaviour human beliefs, and ancient mysticism.  

Cooper holds the 2009 Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship (Parapsychology Foundation Inc) and was awarded the Alex Tanous Scholarship Award (Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research) twice over, first in 2011 and then again in 2012.

Telephone Calls from the Dead

Many people, when asked, will say that at some point in their lives that they have experienced what they believe to be a ghost, or have had a psychic experience. However, will many people openly admit that they have experienced what they believe to be a 'phone call from the dead'?

This question has been asked before, and was investigated back in 1979, in a book entitled Phone Calls from the Dead, written by D. Scott Rogo and Raymond Bayless. For many years, this subject has remained dormant, until now, thirty years on, in this new book where the research has been revived and continued.

New cases of anomalous telephone communication have been researched, new history has been considered, new findings are presented and alternative theories for how such events take place are discussed.

There are potentially hundreds of people who have experienced these bizarre events of telephone calls from the dead, and much like ghosts, and any other parapsychological phenomena, they appear to be highly common. Once all explanations have been considered, psychological and physical, are we genuinely faced with the reality of contact with the dead and evidence for survival?
survival?

Paracoustics; Sound & the Paranormal

From the chain-rattling ghost of Pliny’s first century Athens to things that go bump in the night and 21st century electronic voice phenomena sound has always fascinated paranormal researchers.

 This unique book examines that fascination and presents a selection of the leading research in paranormal acoustics together with an in-depth review of the equipment and techniques that are used by researchers and investigators.

It explores the physics and the psychology of sound and its association with the paranormal. Contributed chapters by leading experts in Infrasound, electronic voice phenomenon (EVP), séance tapping and other ghostly sounds encourage a multidisciplinary approach to the subject.

Conversations with Ghosts

"Conversations with Ghosts" was an idea for a forth book for Dr Tanous, and it was intended to be written by Dr Karlis Osis and himself, outlining their various investigations of ghostly phenomena while working with the American Society for Psychical Research.

The existing short manuscript - of no more than a couple of chapters - was archived by the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research, and left incomplete. Now, thanks to the Foundation's support, the book has finally been completed using additional notes and writings of Dr Tanous, and interviews that were conducted with him on his thoughts and theories into ghosts and conscious survival beyond death. Additionally, this book provides not only a first-hand insight into the Tanous/Osis investigations, but also draws on people's personal experiences with Dr Tanous during his various explorations of ghosts and hauntings.

This is a rare insight into the work and mind of a psychic psychical researcher. additional notes and writings of Dr Tanous, and interviews that were conducted with him on his thoughts and theories into ghosts and conscious survival beyond death. Additionally, this book provides not only a first-hand insight into the Tanous/Osis investigations, but also draws on people's personal experiences with Dr Tanous during his various explorations of ghosts and hauntings. This is a rare insight into the work and mind of a psychic psychical researcher. 

Selected Publications and Papers:

• Cooper, C.E. (2014). An analysis of exceptional experiences involving telecommunication technology. Journal of Parapsychology, 78 (2), 209-222.
• Cooper, C.E. (2014). Further response to the critique of ‘telephone calls from the dead’ [Letter to Editor]. Christian Parapsychologist, 1, (11), 38-39.
• Cooper, C.E. (2014). Counselling the discarnate and the methodological approach: Comment on Ferreira (2013). Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 14 (1), 83-86.
• Cooper, C.E. (2014). Author responds to books review [Letter to Editor]. Christian Parapsychologist, 1 (10), 31-37.
• Evenden, R.E., Cooper, C.E., & Mitchell, G. (2013). A counselling approach to mediumship: Adaptive outcomes of grief following an exceptional experience. Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology, 1 (2), 12-19.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Out of the body and into the lab: Defining Dr Alex Tanous’ abilities. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 4 (1a), 76-79.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Post-death experiences and the emotion of hope. Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, 36 (1), 24-28.
• Cooper, C.E., & Foley, C.R. (2012). Did ET phone home, or was it the dead? Bridging ufology and psychical research with anomalous phone-call experiences. Anomaly: Journal of Research into the Paranormal, 46, 128-143.
• Cooper, C.E., & Parsons, S.T. (2012). The Scammell device. Paranormal Review, 64, 15-21.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). An interview with Dr. Elizabeth E. McAdams. Paranormal Review, 62, 18-22.
• Cooper, C.E. (2011). Further comments on alleged phone calls from the dead. Anomaly: Journal of Research into the Paranormal and Conference Proceedings, 45, 146-154.
• Cooper, C.E. (2011). A study of phone call phenomena. Psi Review, 2, 22.
• Cooper, C.E. (2011). My memories of John L.Randall. Paranormal Review, 59, 26-28.
• Cooper, C.E. (2011). The Ka of Ancient Egypt. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 2 (3), 43-45.
• Cooper, C.E. (2011). The Science and Struggle of Psi Research. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 2 (1), 43-44.
• Cooper, C.E. (2010). Spontaneous Cases Concerning Telephone Calls and Text Messages. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 10 (2), 178-193.
• Cooper, C.E. (2010). Phone Calls from the Dead. Anomaly: Journal of Research into the Paranormal, 44, 3-21.
• Cooper, C.E. (2010). When Researchers Become Eyewitnesses to the Anomalous: Should Seeing be Believing? Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 1 (2), 17-20.
• Cooper, C.E. (2010). Text Messages from the Dead. Paranormal Review, 53, 10-12.
• Cooper, C.E. (2009). The 33rd Annual SPR Conference, Nottingham. Paranormal Review, 52, 19-23.
• Cooper, C.E. (2008). Apparitions and Eyewitnesses. Paranormal Review, 45, 16-20.


Books and Chapters

• Cooper, C.E. (2015). Bilocation. In M. Cardin (Ed.) Ghosts, Spirits and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO
• Cooper, C.E. (2015). Electronic voice phenomenon (EVP). In M. Cardin (Ed.) Ghosts, Spirits and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO
• Cooper, C.E., Roe, C.A., & Mitchell, G. (2015). Anomalous experiences and the bereavement process. In T. Cattoi, & C. Moreman (Eds.) Death, Dying and Mysticism: The Ecstasy of the End. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
• Parsons, S.T., & Cooper, C.E. (2015). Paracoustics: Sound and the ParanormalGuildford: White Crow Books.
• Tanous, A., with Cooper, C.E. (2013). Conversations with Ghosts. Guildford: White Crow Books.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). Telephone Calls from the Dead: A Revised Look at the Phenomenon Thirty Years On. Old Portsmouth: Tricorn Books.

Presented Papers:


• Cooper, C.E. (2014). Telephone contact with the dead and other unique methods of after death communication. The 8th Annual Afterlife Conference of the Forever Family Foundation (9th November), Marriott at Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC, USA.
• Cooper, C.E. (2014). Ghost therapy [bereavement and anomalous experiences]. Presented to the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit (14th October), Goldsmiths, University of London.
• Smith, L-A. Cooper, C.E., Evenden, R.E., Hickinbotham, L., & Reed, L. (2014). Exploring the tensions in situating the vagina as an area of the private versus the public domain. Psychology Staff Research Conference (19th September), University of Northampton.
• Cooper, C. E. (2014). The ghost counsellor: Following the investigations of Dr Alex Tanous. Guest lecture for the Rhine Research Center on Leaders in the Field, Duke Univesity, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Dr Alex Tanous: The life of a psychic psychical researcher. Presented at the 5th Exploring the Extraordinary Conference, Holiday Inn, York.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Helpful or harmful? Anomalous experiences in bereavement. Presented at the 37th International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research, Swansea University.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). Did ET phone home? Interpretations of anomalous phone-calls. Presented at the 1st Seriously Unidentified Conference, ASSAP 17th November, University of Worcester.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). Telephone conversations with the dead. Lecture given to the Scottish Society for Psychical Research, 7th November, Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). A qualitative study of anomalous telephonic experiences. Presented at the 4th Exploring the Extraordinary Conference, Holiday Inn, York.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). Social views on apparitions and survival in ancient and modern Egypt. Presented at the 36th International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research, University of Northampton.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). Ghosts on the line: A summary of strange telephone experiences. Society for Psychical Research Lecture 5th July, Kensington, London.
• Cooper, C.E. (2011). Telephone calls from the dead: Returning to the research. Presented at 35th International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research, University of Edinburgh.
• Roe, C., Cooper, C.[E.], & Martin, H. (2010). A Comparison of ESP performance under remote viewing and Ganzfeld conditions (pp. 21-22). Presented at the 53rd Annual Parapsychological Association Convention: Enclos Rey, Paris, France.
• Roe,C., Cooper, C.[E.], & Martin, H. (2010). Testing for precognition using remote viewing and Ganzfeld methods. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Society for Psychical Research Conference, University of Sheffield.


Book Reviews:

• Cooper, C.E. (in press). Haunted: The book of Australia’s ghosts by John Pinkney [Book Review]. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 14 (2).
• Cooper, C.E. (2014). Australian ghosts: The most haunted locations of Australia by Jeffrey Fisher [Book Review]. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 14 (1), 95-97.
• Cooper, C.E. (2014). Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions, edited by Mu-Chou Poo [Book Review]. Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, 37 (2), 119-120.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Everyday Spirituality: Social and Spatial Worlds of Enchantment by Sara MacKian [Book Review]. Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, 36 (4), 233-234.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Earth Angel: The Amazing True Story of a Young Psychic by Ross Bartlett [Book Review]. Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, 36 (4), 237-238.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Through a glass darkly: Magic, dreams & prophecy in ancient Egypt, edited by Kasia Szpakowska [Book Review]. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 4 (3), 79-80.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). The Spring: An autobiography of a Mahayog Guru by Ma Ruteshwari [Book Review]. Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, 36 (3), 169-170.
• Cooper, C.E. (2013). Divine moments: Ordinary people having spiritually transformative experiences by Nancy Clark [Book Review]. Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, 36 (1), 49-51.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). Perspectives of clinical parapsychology: An introductory reader, edited by Kramer, Bauer & Hӧvelman [Book Review]. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 3 (3), 61-62.
• Cooper, C.E. (2012). When spirits come calling by Sylvia Hart Wright [Book Review]. Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, 35 (3), 168-170.
• Cooper, C.E. (2011). Pluralism & the mind by Matthew Colborn [Book Review]. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 11 (2), 215-217.

 

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