Sally Rhine Feather

Presentation title: Spontaneous Psychic Experiences Suggestive of an Afterlife

Presentation description: Among the large collection of psychic experiences reported to the Rhine Research Center over the years, there are many that suggest the afterlife.  What we have learned and the questions raised will be discussed, with special attention to the PK-type experiences surrounding death that now seem more frequently reported.

Bio: As the eldest daughter of Dr. J.B Rhine, the "father of ESP research," Dr. Feather practically grew up at the Parapsychology Lab at Duke University, where her father's famous Zener ESP cards tests with selected Duke students led to "Extrasensory Perception" becoming a popular household word in America. She and her siblings served as test subjects in the earliest child ESP experiments conducted at the Lab. As a teenager, Dr. Feather's first job was serving as her father's assistant, rechecking experimental test data. She served as a research assistant both before and after college, meeting most of the well-known parapsychologists and various visiting dignitaries who came through the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory.

After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Dr. Feather returned to her father's laboratory to work on experiments exploring possible ESP exhibited by animals, as well as research into the relationship between memory and ESP and the effect of emotional moods on psychokinesis (mind over matter).

She subsequently went on to earn a Doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Duke University. Dr. Feather then worked over 30+ years as a clinical psychologist in mental health and psychiatric clinics as well as private practice in North Carolina and New Jersey. Since 1995 she has been active at the Rhine Research Center in various administrative roles, serving on two different occasions as volunteer Executive Director. Currently she is working on a research grant on the phenomenology of spontaneous psychokinesis (PK) experiencers.

She founded the Psychic Experience Group (PEG) at the Rhine Research Center which functions as a support group allowing people who have had spontaneous psychic experiences to meet and share those experiences without fear of ridicule or judgment. In her PEG group, she has heard hundreds of remarkable stories, told by sincere and honest people, describing unusual and often disconcerting psychic experiences.  

Can some people really see the future, read other peoples' minds, or psychically observe events unfold, as they happen, even when they take place hundreds or even thousands of miles away from them? Yes, they can, declares clinical psychologist Dr. Sally Rhine Feather and her co-author, investigative journalist Michael Schmicker. Feather is daughter of the late, renowned ESP researcher Dr. J.B. Rhine, whose pioneering laboratory experiments at Duke University brought scientific credibility to paranormal research.

Using real case histories from the Rhine Research Center's ever-growing database of more than 14,000 ESP reports - the world's largest collection of ESP experiences - Dr. Feather will share with you fascinating psychic experiences that cover a broad range of types, from avoiding injuries and accidents to predicting the death of family members; from finding stolen cars and lost pets to catching cheating spouses; from winning bets and contests to foreseeing the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the 9-11 terrorist attack on America.

A trained parapsychologist as well as psychologist, Dr. Feather uses the stories of more than 200 ESP experiencers to explain what ESP is and how it operates through dreams, intuition, and visual and auditory hallucinations. She explains the compelling scientific evidence for the reality of ESP, covers the research on precognition, clairvoyance and telepathy from more than 50 years of laboratory experiments, including the latest research on the fascinating role played by our personality, as well as our psychological, physical and emotional states in terms of helping or hindering ESP. Dr. Feather examines the psychological impact such unusual experiences can have on your life and offers you helpful rules for successfully integrating these ESP experiences into your life.

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