Private Discussion Groups:
Note: The Rhine Research Center is happy to host these and other educational events/groups but this is not meant as an endorsement of the presenter's claims, as not all of such claims have yet been subjected to rigorous scientific validation.
Psychic Experiences Group:
There is an ongoing Psychic Experiences Group (PEG) being offered that meets for two hours on the first Tuesday of each month. It is an open discussion group based on a policy of honesty, privacy, speaking from personal experiences, and sharing without judgment. The facilitators are Pamela St. John and Debi Pratt. We hope you can join us. If interested, please contact Pamela St. John (919) 929-1578 for further information and an initial orientation.
The Remote Viewing Group:
The Remote Viewing group is a hands-on learning experience, dedicated to bringing together folks interested in learning about and learning to Remote View. For beginners and knowledgeable viewers alike the monthly meeting was established to provide a positive group dynamic. The helpful interaction with like-minded individuals has proven beneficial in almost all other areas of learning, and it works the same way with this skill. We learn about the different aspects of Remote Viewing, we have speakers come in to talk about their area of expertise, we do remote viewing sessions, we talk about our experiences and share tips for better viewing. It is definitely a lot of fun and very helpful in improving your Remote Viewing skills.
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An Integrative Center for the Study of Consciousness.
Now independent of Duke University, the Rhine Research Center is still located near Duke’s West Campus and Medical Center. We aim to meet the great need for information about the depth and breadth and potential of human consciousness. We will continue to present in various formats the best and most instructive current thought on these things. And we will continue to add to the body of scientific knowledge about the nature and power of the mind.
Generating scientific knowledge about consciousness and presenting a wide array of speculative ideas about consciousness and its enhancement might seem to be different and even contradictory things. They are potentially complementary, and we attempt to integrate them.
If anyone wishes to make a truly independent study of any subject, and not simply learn of the prior opinions and findings of others, there are two basic paths for exploration. We may study something empirically, and rely upon the methods of science: theory and hypothesis, objective measurements, control of variables, mathematical analysis of results, and peer-review of conclusions. Still, not all important questions are readily amenable to these methods. The other path for study is more personal and informal. We may find an interesting idea and tentatively adopt it, and try it out in the “laboratory” of our own experience. If we find that it is useful, and adds to our sense of understanding important things and enhances our personal sense of efficacy, then we may keep it and build upon it as a basis for testing other new ideas. If it does not prove to be very useful, hopefully we will be clear-headed and independent enough to toss it out, and look for something better. Most people carry out this sort of informal “research” all their lives. These two approaches are not mutually exclusive, but each has its unique advantages and disadvantages. Personal, informal research permits us to test out ideas that we find difficult or impossible to squeeze into the structure of empirical study. The downside is that our personal perspective is always limited and potentially biased in unwitting ways, and our range of experience is relatively narrow. We may reach conclusions that are wrong, or only very narrowly true, and never know it. Empirical research is painstaking and often slow-going, and may be somewhat narrow in terms of the questions it can manage. It may seem to miss some of the richness and immediacy of ongoing experience. Its advantage is that with it we can know something for sure, and integrate it with the rest of scientific knowledge. It is with scientific knowledge, after all, that our culture has constructed our modern world, with all its advantages.
Certain knowledge is powerful knowledge.
The Rhine Research Center strives to pursue both these paths of study, and make them available to all interested persons. Because empirical knowledge is more powerful and certain than the results of purely personal exploration will ever be, our preference will always be for scientific exploration when that is possible. Pursuing both these paths at once, we will continue to advance our understanding of consciousness – its reach, power, durability, healing power and spiritual depth. What J. B. Rhine discovered, we explore.
The Rhine Research Center is an integrative center for the study of consciousness. We are a hub for ground-breaking research and educational activities on the nature of human consciousness – its reach, its reality, its durability, its healing capacity, and its spiritual dimension.
|“The scientific worker seizes upon the inexplicable phenomenon as he (or she) would upon a suddenly discovered treasure. The more unexplainable and mysterious it is, the more insight it will yield when eventually explained.” --J.B. Rhine (1947)|