Professional Parapsychology Courses Online



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Investigating the Paranormal, Scientific Parapsychology, & Expressing Conscious Living certificates. Click through for details about ALL Certificate Programs.



Fall Session Courses 2022



    • Religious Perspectives on Psi (8 weeks)
      with Michael Sudduth, D.Phil.
      Wednesday: October 5th - November 23rd
      7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $225 ($199 Rhine Members)

      This course qualifies for multiple certificate programs


      EnergyGroupColorsHow do religions integrate psi phenomena into their belief systems?

      This course examines the relationship between psi (broadly, ESP and psychokinesis) and the world’s eastern and western religions. It explores four main questions:

      • Does psi support the central ideas of the world’s religions?
      • Do religious traditions acknowledge the existence of phenomena that parapsychologists classify as psi?
      • How do religions use psi to develop important ideas like the sacredness of consciousness, life after death, miracles, and the existence of a transcendent cosmic mind?
      • How do religions distinguish between benevolent and malevolent manifestations of psi?

      Religious traditions will include the Vedic or Hindu traditions, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam. Topics will include past-life memories and near-death experiences in relation to life after death, psychokinesis and miracles, and ESP and prophecy. Readings will include selections from primary texts and contemporary critical essays.

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    • Human Consciousness & Survival Studies(8 weeks)
      with Loyd Auerbach, MS
      Tuesday, October 4th - November 29th (no class Nov 15th)
      8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine Members)

      This course qualifies for multiple certificate programs


      Reincarnation Many LivesThis 8 week academic course examines the phenomena, experiences, and research related to the survival of human consciousness outside of the physical body. The course reviews the characteristics of Near Death Experiences (NDEs), Out of Body Experiences (OBEs), and after death communication (Mediumship) and examines the current research that is occurring in this area. Additional topics related to the survival of consciousness, including apparitions and hauntings, will also be explored.

      Besides a discussion of the description of the phenomena and the evidence supporting the survival hypothesis, the course will also discuss qualitative investigations and laboratory studies into the effects of these experiences on individuals, and counselling efforts that have been used to help people with these experiences.

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    • Introduction to Parapsychology (8 weeks)
      with Loyd Auerbach, MS
      Monday: October 3rd - November 28th (no class Nov 14th)
      8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $199 ($179 for Rhine Members)

      This course is a REQUIREMENT for all certificate programs


      BrainColorsThis unique eight week course will be broadcast live on Monday evenings, but many students choose to watch the recordings of the classes if they cannot attend them live.

      In this course students will be introduced to the topics that are studied by professional parapsychologists. Topics will include an overview of the phenomena (Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Precognition, Psychokinesis, and Survival Issues), history, research methodologies and researchers that make up the vibrant field of scientific parapsychology. The course textbook is Introduction to Parapsychology, 5th edition by Harvey Irwin and Carline Watt. Besides the weekly class broadcasts, there is an online discussion forum for students to share their ideas, answer questions about the lectures, and communicate with the instructors.

      Students who choose to be graded in this course will receive letter grades based on their participation in the weekly discussion forums, and their scores on two multiple choice/short answer essay tests given in weeks 4 and week 8. Students who complete this course with a passing grade will receive a certificate of completion from the Rhine Education Center.

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    • The Power of Nature: The folklore and practices of evoking the divine (4 weeks)
      with Chantal Toporow, PhD
      Thursday: October 20th - November 10th
       7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $99 ($79 for Rhine Members)

      This course is included in the Expressing Conscious Living certificate program.


      Blue MoonHow does Nature reveal the divine, the miraculous, and mystical, and what are the similarities between cultures that give us profound insight into its power?

      This 4-week survey course will review paramount movements through the ages to discover how nature has enabled humans to connect with the deeper consciousness of all living things. Students will explore how the people of the world share a reverence for nature, considering it to be divine, sacred, or populated by spiritual beings, and how ancient beliefs and present-day movements are influencing attempts to use the powerful forces of Nature to conjure the extraordinary and the unimaginable.

      As we critically examine a multitude of nature-based practices, such as the belief in supernatural beings and supernatural forces, we will introduce concepts used in ancient and modern movements such as animism, alchemy, astrology, biodynamics, bioenergetics, druidry, hermeticism, geomagnetism, green magic, qigong, natural healing, nature spirituality, mythology, polytheism, shamanism, Shintoism, tribal nature-based religions, wiccan, etc. This journey will enable students to gain an introduction and deeper appreciation of our connection to nature and how it governs our own psychic and conscious development, nurturing our connection to nature's more ethereal realms.

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    • Developing Investigative Techniques (4 weeks)
      with Loyd Auerbach, MS
      Thursday, October 20th - November 10th
      8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $119 ($99 for Rhine Members)

      This course qualifies for multiple certificate programs


      LoydLogoThis four-week course will be a review of techniques and methods for investigations of spontaneous psi phenomena and experiences, including experiences of ESP and PK, apparitions, hauntings, poltergeists, reincarnation, and more. The course will cover the evolution of investigative techniques historically to the present day.

      Study with Loyd Auerbach, one of the most famous and respected professional scientific investigator, to learn how and why we’ve arrived at the techniques and methods we use in current field research and investigation.

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    • Qualitative Research Methods (8 weeks)
      with John G. Kruth, MS
      Tuesday, October 4th - November 22nd
      2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine Members)

      This course qualifies for multiple certificate programs


      Streaming ConsciousnessHow do researchers study reports of psi experiences or learn more about experiences that aren't easily reproduced in the laboratory?

      There are many events that cannot be easily studied in the laboratory. Psi phenomena typically occur in spontaneous situations or in environments that do not transfer to a controlled laboratory environment. Qualitative research methods provide a way to explore this type of event in a controlled scientific manner.

      Qualitative research methods typically gather information through interviews, questionnaires, observation, or a review of literature and art. Analysis methods vary for qualitative research, but there are extremely well-defined processes that will help the researcher to learn more about the event or phenomena being studied.

      This course will describe some common methods of qualitative research and analysis techniques to gather information about psi phenomena outside of the laboratory environment. Through the review of articles and psi reports, the students will learn how qualitative research is performed and reported for paranormal and psi phenomena.

      This academic course is designed for the serious student and qualifies for many certificate programs.

      It is strongly recommended that students have taken the Research Methods course or have previous experience with research methodology

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What is the Rhine Education Center?



Mission

The Rhine Education Center is dedicated to providing a high quality educational opportunity for students around the world who are interested in parapsychology. Professional courses are presented in an online environment to enable adults to attend the courses at their convenience and to interact with the faculty and students to provide a complete academic experience.



Why Choose the Rhine Education Center?



The Rhine Education Center is backed by the integrity and knowledge of the Rhine Research Center which is the oldest and most respected parapsychological research center in the United States. Since 1935 the Rhine has provided a sound scientific basis for the phenomena studied by parapsychologists, and the academic quality of the research at the Rhine is the foundation for modern parapsychology.

Courses with the Rhine Education Center are provided to give students the opportunity to learn about the science and practices of parapsychology in a professional and fun environment. To adhere to this goal, the Rhine Education Center offers academic certificates in parapsychology as well as adult-education courses for those who would like to learn more about parapsychology but may not have the time or interest in pursuing a more academic program.

We recognize that our student base is diverse, and we are providing classes to better suit the needs of all of our students. Academic studies will be complemented by professional seminar courses to allow students to learn about more topics with the assurance and integrity of the Rhine Education Center.



Grading

By default, every student will be considered to be auditing their courses unless they indicate otherwise when they apply for the course. This will provide students the opportunity to learn without the pressures of working towards a grade.

Whether participating for a grade or auditing a course, every student will have full access to the course broadcasts and the forums in the classroom. All students can post in the classroom forums, ask questions of the instructors, and get feedback on their postings in the courseroom.

Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of a certificate program must be taken for a grade.  Additional information is available in the administrative policies for the Rhine Education Center.


Certificate Programs Available

The Rhine Education Center has a number of certificate programs that are available to students. Certificates are available in Scientific Parapsychology, Investigating the Paranormal, Professional Field Investigations, and Expressing Conscious Living. For complete information, see the document describing ALL Certificate Programs.


Diversity of Courses

Courses from the Rhine Education Center are distributed across three schools: The School of Consciousness Studies, Applied Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Creative Sciences. Eight week courses are supplemented by four week courses to better address the desires of our students. In addition, continuing education and seminar courses are offered to provide a diversity of courses related to the field of parapsychology. All of the courses are professionally provided by hightly qualified and experienced instructors.



Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as professional courses to provide education in Parapsychology. Students are able to participate in weekly discussion forums and progress is evaluated throughout the courses.

Many courses are strictly for informational purposes, but some courses can be applied to certificate programs offered by the Rhine Education Center.  Though not an accredited institution, the Rhine Education Center provides a professional educational opportunity for students.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.  You can watch the recordings and post in the forums at your convenience.


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