History

  • 70 Years at the Rhine

    View this historic oral presentation with Dr. Elizabeth A. McMahan as she shares her memories of working with J.B. and Louisa Rhine at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory.  

    Dr. McMahan was a staff member of the Duke Parapsychology Lab and originator of the 'Pure Telepathy Test", presenting conclusive evidence for telepathy which could not be explained by remote viewing or clairvoyance.

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  • Alex Tanous - Friend, Healer, Artist, Musician, Professor & Psychic a talk by Jennifer Allen

    Many people would like to know the Real Alex Tanous. Who was he? What was he like? Could he actually be seen in two places at once? Could he throw light? Did he really heal people? Was he approachable? Was he all that people said he was? /font>
    Jennifer Allen is coming to RRC to talk about Alex Tanous. During her years in Portsmouth, NH, Alex was her longtime friend and became Godfather to each of her four daughters. For years, she attended his parapsychology classes University of Southern Maine, where Alex taught students that they all had the ability to do what he did, if they would only open their minds and spirit to join in.

    She will open with personal stories about his many abilities, including:
    • To find missing people.
    • To send healing energy to cancer patients who were far away and who went into remission within three days after he did so.
    • To Bilocate.
    • To see Auras.
    • To throw light from his eyes.
    • To search for UFO’s with Betty Hill, written up in her last book.
    • To talk with Jesus, St. Anne, Isaac Newton, incredible people throughout history.
    • Alex’s experiments in the Bermuda Triangle.

    There will be plenty of time for questions and answers throughout the afternoon.

    Jennifer AllenJennifer Allen’s list of accomplishments is long and wide in the business community. She is currently President and Co-Founder of One Unlimited, Inc., dba/ Skin Wisdom Products.  Her life philosophy shines through in the corporate motto: We are ONE, Unlimited in our potential.

    While achieving these business successes, she has happily raised four daughters, two of whom are god-daughters to Alex Tanous and will attend this session. Utilizing her natural high energy, Jennifer has also studied and led explorations into personal spirituality throughout her life. Her approach to spirituality is quite practical and leads to direct impact in the lives of those who listen to her counsel.

    Jennifer and her daughters bring personal knowledge of Alex Tanous, knowledge that affects their lives every day. RRC is extremely pleased to have them all here to share their stories, along with telling us about the Life of Alex Tanous.

  • Edgar Cayce: The Most Documented Psychic of the 20th Century

    with Jerry Lazarus

    Edgar Cayce(1877-1945) was an American mystic who gave counsel, called ‘readings’, on an expansive range of topics including health and diet, spirituality, dynamics of the mind, dreams, world affairs, scientific inventions, God, creation, prayer, meditation, and various other topics. In fact, in their entirety, the readings discuss an astonishing 10,000 different topics. Cayce has been called the “sleeping prophet,” the “father of holistic medicine,” and he is the most documented psychic of the 20th century. Nearly 15,000 readings were given over a period of 43 years. He started each reading with prayer, then entered into a deep meditative state in which he answered questions that were read to him. While in this meditative, trance-like state, Cayce’s colleagues and the readings described Cayce as being in tune with the infinite mind of God, giving him access to encyclopedic information on any topic. Many researchers and people who have used information from the readings say Cayce’s counsel is unmatched in modern times. Though not a medically trained professional, Cayce was able to give detailed medical diagnosis and intricate instructions for treatment that often amazed medical professionals because of the accuracy of physiological details. People from everywhere, physicians and the afflicted alike, turned to him for such medical readings.

    Cayce also displayed many psychic gifts in his waking state as well. In his childhood, he had “imaginary friends”, and he was able to speak with the dead. He could sleep on a book and know its entire contents, or see anyone’s aura as clearly as one sees a rainbow.


    In this lecture, you will hear stories about Cayce’s abilities:

    • To enter into deep meditative state at will and answer any questions including diagnosing illnesses and outlining natural treatments.
    • To see into every aspect of a person – mental, physical, spiritual, past-lives, and more
    • To see auras and speak with the dead.
    • To correctly interpret dreams
    • To make future predictions

    Jerry will conclude with Cayce’s counsel on how we can develop similar skills.

    Jerry Lazarus is a spiritual counselor, author, and dream columnist for Venture Inward magazine. He is a nationally known speaker for Edgar Cayce’s organization, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Jerry has an MA in religion and meditation, and brings over 20 years of spiritual study, including training with Harmon Bro, PhD, who personally worked with Cayce in the 1940’s. Jerry has given numerous lectures and workshops on religion, spirituality, meditation, dreams, healing, astrology and other topics. His book, Dreams: Listening to the Voice of God, will be available in Summer/Fall 2010. Visit his website: www.jerrylazarus.com.

  • Intuitive Diagnosis Panel Discussion: Scientific and clinical intuitive medical diagnosis, Part 1

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    Larry Burk, MD, Moderator, Radiologist, Intuitive Diagnosis Researcher
    Leon Curry, MD, Internist, Intuitive Diagnosis Researcher
    Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, EdD, Intuitive Healer
    Brent Atwater, Intuitive Healer


    This panel discussion will review historical examples of intuitive medical diagnosis, summarize the scientific literature to date and provide case histories from physicians and intuitives. The ability to diagnose illness without physical examination, history or medical technology has been frequently reported, but there has been little quality research to validate this diagnostic approach. Discussion on this panel will be useful in providing detailed information about the process and in planning future research projects.

    Historically, Edgar Cayce was the most famous intuitive diagnostician with records of thousands of cases on file at the Association for Research and Enlightenment. He would be given the name and location of a patient in a trance state and claimed to access the Akashic Records to obtain medical information. Intuitive diagnosis is discussed in many other historical contexts, but Dr. John Elliotson was the first physician to attempt to research the phenomenon in 1838 by reporting his experiences with the Okey sisters. Since that time, 7 formal research studies have been performed, only 3 of which were published in the medical literature. The studies are of variable quality and design. The largest body of research to date has been by neurosurgeon Norm Shealy, MD, PhD, founder of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition, but it has only been published in book form without peer review. Larry Burk, MD, will report on his case studies with Caroline Myss, PhD, and other intuitives, as well as a Rhine pilot project with 7 intuitives from North Carolina. Leon Curry, MD, will report on his experience evaluating the intuitive diagnostic abilities of Greta Alexander.

  • Intuitive Diagnosis Panel Discussion: Scientific and clinical intuitive medical diagnosis, Part 2

    Larry Burk, MD, Moderator, Radiologist, Intuitive Diagnosis Researcher
    Leon Curry, MD, Internist, Intuitive Diagnosis Researcher
    Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, EdD, Intuitive Healer
    Brent Atwater, Intuitive Healer


    This panel discussion will review historical examples of intuitive medical diagnosis, summarize the scientific literature to date and provide case histories from physicians and intuitives. The ability to diagnose illness without physical examination, history or medical technology has been frequently reported, but there has been little quality research to validate this diagnostic approach. Discussion on this panel will be useful in providing detailed information about the process and in planning future research projects.

    Historically, Edgar Cayce was the most famous intuitive diagnostician with records of thousands of cases on file at the Association for Research and Enlightenment. He would be given the name and location of a patient in a trance state and claimed to access the Akashic Records to obtain medical information. Intuitive diagnosis is discussed in many other historical contexts, but Dr. John Elliotson was the first physician to attempt to research the phenomenon in 1838 by reporting his experiences with the Okey sisters. Since that time, 7 formal research studies have been performed, only 3 of which were published in the medical literature. The studies are of variable quality and design. The largest body of research to date has been by neurosurgeon Norm Shealy, MD, PhD, founder of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition, but it has only been published in book form without peer review. Larry Burk, MD, will report on his case studies with Caroline Myss, PhD, and other intuitives, as well as a Rhine pilot project with 7 intuitives from North Carolina. Leon Curry, MD, will report on his experience evaluating the intuitive diagnostic abilities of Greta Alexander.

  • Sy Mauskopf Talks About the History of Research at the Rhine

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    Dr. Mauskopf gave us an overview of the field as it came into being and morphed through the decades, noting that while Parapsychology had times of flourishing it also had times of strong opposition by mainstream science. However, even in the times of opposition, he said, there were always "one or two major scientists who defended it." Its "heyday," he said, was the period between 1882-1920, with a flowering of studies and interest in psychical research. 1920-1930, however, was a time of "winding down" as there was a split in the national societies, but 1930-1945 he noted, was a time of renewal in the field, so influenced by J.B. and Louisa Rhine that he called it the "Rhinean Revival." By 1950, Mauskopf said, success had become mixed with the field not "succeeding" as some had hoped yet never fading completely.