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        • Paranomal Case Studies (8 weeks)
          with Loyd Auerbach, MS
          Monday: February 7th - March 28th
          8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $225 ($199 Rhine Members)

          Professor Paranormal - Loyd AuerbachLearn about the paranormal through the study of investigations and reports of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists.

          This 8-week course will take a deep look at a hand-picked group of professional investigations of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists, as well as significant surveys of similar experiences. Included will be key cases (like the Seaford Poltergeist case which produced the RSPK model), important investigative methods, and a discussion of two major surveys of spontaneous psi experiences and what they say about psi in general.

          Instructor Loyd Auerbach will present his own cases with details, video shot on site, and insights that have not made it into published reports or television interviews. Students will have the opportunity to ask deeper questions about Auerbach’s cases.

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        • Presenting the Paranormal to the Public(4 weeks)
          with Loyd Auerbach, MS
          Tuesday, Feb 22nd - March 15th
          8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $109 ($99 for Rhine Members)

          Streaming Consciousness Are you interested in writing or talking about the paranormal like a professional? This course provides guidelines and practical skills necessary to present information about psychic/paranormal topics and parapsychology.

          Students will learn the importance of determining whether they are speaking or writing to a general or specific audience, and the best ways to appear credible while presenting information to produce a positive impact. Topics will include public speaking and overcoming fear of speaking in public, and techniques that make presentations easier to understand. Additional topics will focus on working with the media, how to provide a good interview, and some basic marketing and publicity skills.

          Whether you plan to write a book, produce articles, speak to general or paranormal-interested audiences, or even teach workshops, this course provides the practical skills you’ll need to be understood and appreciated by your audiences. While the emphasis will be on psi-related topics, these skills will serve you well in a variety of contexts (maybe even your day jobs).

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        • Introduction to Parapsychology(8  weeks)
          with William Everist
          Wednesday: February 9th - March 30th
           8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $199 ($179 for Rhine Members)

          This course is included in a number of certificate programs.


          StreamingConsciousness This unique eight week course will be broadcast live on Wednesday 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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        • Energy Healing & Psychokinesis (8 weeks)
          with John G. Kruth, MS
          Tuesday: February 8th - March 29th
          2:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine Members)

          Group Energy This eight week academic course explores the phenomena and scientific evidence for energy healing and psychokinesis. Some theories present these as different expressions of the same phenomena. This proposal will be explored in this course.

          Energy healing encompasses many techniques including laying on hands, reiki, qigong, healing touch, esoteric healing, and many, many more. Research on healing includes an observation of the phenomena and measurements of the effectiveness of these techniques on people, animals, plants and other organic matter. What does the scientific evidence indicate related to energy healing?

          Psychokinesis, PK, or Mind-Matter-Interaction all describe the same phenomena. Can people affect physical objects with only their thoughts or intentions? This course will explore examples of macro and micro psychokinesis and discuss the scientific research that has been done to understand how these phenomena might work and what psychological factors might cause people to demonstrate PK.

          This course will commit 4 weeks to each topic and explore the research and theories that discuss the nature of and evidence for energy healing and PK. Weekly class broadcasts will be supplemented with on online discussion forum where students can chat about the topics, their own experiences, and the research studies discussed in the classes.

          Read More...




Click here to apply for these courses!



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.


Problems with this site? Please contact webmaster@rhine.org

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All information contained on this page is the sole property of the Rhine Education Center and the Rhine Research Center. This information cannot be reproduced or reused without the expressed written permission of the Rhine Research Center.



Professional Parapsychology Courses Online



Winter Courses Begin in February
Apply NOW to save your space!
Click here to apply for these courses



FEATURED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:
Investigating the Paranormal & Professional Field Investigations certificates. Click through for more details!



Courses Now Available - Winter 2022



        • Paranomal Case Studies (8 weeks)
          with Loyd Auerbach, MS
          Monday: February 7th - March 28th
          8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $225 ($199 Rhine Members)

          Ghost MomLearn about the paranormal through the study of investigations and reports of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists.

          This 8-week course will take a deep look at a hand-picked group of professional investigations of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists, as well as significant surveys of similar experiences. Included will be key cases (like the Seaford Poltergeist case which produced the RSPK model), important investigative methods, and a discussion of two major surveys of spontaneous psi experiences and what they say about psi in general.

          Instructor Loyd Auerbach will present his own cases with details, video shot on site, and insights that have not made it into published reports or television interviews. Students will have the opportunity to ask deeper questions about Auerbach’s cases.

          Read More...


        • Presenting the Paranormal to the Public(4 weeks)
          with Loyd Auerbach, MS
          Tuesday, Feb 22nd - March 15th
          8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $109 ($99 for Rhine Members)

          Streaming Consciousness Are you interested in writing or talking about the paranormal like a professional? This course provides guidelines and practical skills necessary to present information about psychic/paranormal topics and parapsychology.

          Students will learn the importance of determining whether they are speaking or writing to a general or specific audience, and the best ways to appear credible while presenting information to produce a positive impact. Topics will include public speaking and overcoming fear of speaking in public, and techniques that make presentations easier to understand. Additional topics will focus on working with the media, how to provide a good interview, and some basic marketing and publicity skills.

          Whether you plan to write a book, produce articles, speak to general or paranormal-interested audiences, or even teach workshops, this course provides the practical skills you’ll need to be understood and appreciated by your audiences. While the emphasis will be on psi-related topics, these skills will serve you well in a variety of contexts (maybe even your day jobs).

          Read More...


        • Introduction to Parapsychology(8  weeks)
          with William Everist
          Wednesday: February 9th - March 30th
           8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $199 ($179 for Rhine Members)

          This course is included in a number of certificate programs.


          StreamingConsciousness This unique eight week course will be broadcast live on Wednesday 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.

          Read More...


        • Energy Healing & Psychokinesis (8 weeks)
          with John G. Kruth, MS
          Tuesday: February 8th - March 29th
          2:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine Members)

          Group Energy This eight week academic course explores the phenomena and scientific evidence for energy healing and psychokinesis. Some theories present these as different expressions of the same phenomena. This proposal will be explored in this course.

          Energy healing encompasses many techniques including laying on hands, reiki, qigong, healing touch, esoteric healing, and many, many more. Research on healing includes an observation of the phenomena and measurements of the effectiveness of these techniques on people, animals, plants and other organic matter. What does the scientific evidence indicate related to energy healing?

          Psychokinesis, PK, or Mind-Matter-Interaction all describe the same phenomena. Can people affect physical objects with only their thoughts or intentions? This course will explore examples of macro and micro psychokinesis and discuss the scientific research that has been done to understand how these phenomena might work and what psychological factors might cause people to demonstrate PK.

          This course will commit 4 weeks to each topic and explore the research and theories that discuss the nature of and evidence for energy healing and PK. Weekly class broadcasts will be supplemented with on online discussion forum where students can chat about the topics, their own experiences, and the research studies discussed in the classes.

          Read More...




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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 Academic Parapsychology, Parapsychology Research, History of Parapsychology, and Knowledge of Psi Phenomena. For complete information, see the document describing the Certificate Programs.


Diversity of Courses

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 being offered to provide a diversity of courses related to the field of parapsychology. Academic courses are still offered, and 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.


Problems with this site? Please contact webmaster@rhine.org

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All information contained on this page is the sole property of the Rhine Education Center and the Rhine Research Center. This information cannot be reproduced or reused without the expressed written permission of the Rhine Research Center.

Courses Offered At the Rhine Education Center
Spring Session, 2013 


 

This class is currently in session.
No more applications are being accepted.


 

Introduction To Parapsychology
with Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone
(Broadcasts every Monday April 29th -  June 17th or watch the recorded classes)


  View the Course Syllabus

zingrone032013This 8 week online introduction to parapsychology will include seven (7) classes by Dr. Nancy Zingrone, and a guest lecture by a prominent parapsychologist. Classes will begin on Monday, April 29th and continue until Monday June 17th. Classes will be broadcast each Monday (except Memorial Day) from 6:30pm – 8pm Eastern Time, but the courses will also be recorded so that you can view them when it is most convenient for you.

In this introductory online course, Dr. Nancy Zingrone will present a series of seven (7) online classes to introduce students to the basics of parapsychology; the scientific study of paranormal experiences. This interesting course will use case studies and experiments to explore extrasensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis (mind over matter), near death and out of body experiences, apparitions (including ghosts), and modern research in parapsychology. Students taking this course will gain a deeper understanding of subjective paranormal experiences and the nature of consciousness, and learn that there are a variety of ways to explore these fascinating experiences.

This is an academic course designed to provide professional education in the field of parapsychology. Students will be required to participate in weekly online discussion forums with other students and they will be evaluated on their progress in the course. Each student will receive a letter grade for the course which may qualify them for a certificate of completion from the Rhine Education Center.


Dates: Monday, April 29 – Monday, June 17 (except Memorial Day);   One class per week.
Time:  Monday evenings; 6:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern Time; or watch the recorded classes anytime
Where: Online Course available from your PC
Prerequisites: None required for this introductory course
Tuition:  $199 ($179 for Rhine members or students enrolled in a degree program)

All applications must be received by Friday, April 26th.


This course will be broadcast each Monday from April 29th - June 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm Eastern Time.  If you cannot attend the live broadcast, you can view a recorded version of these classes at your convenience.  Information on viewing these classes will be provided before the class begins.

View the Course Syllabus 


AfterTheTest Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as academic courses to provide professional education in Parapsychology. Students are required to participate in weekly discussion forums and evaluations will be provided throughout the courses. All students enrolled in the courses will receive a letter grade and may qualify for a future certificate from the Rhine Education Center.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.


Problems with this site? Please contact webmaster@rhine.org

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All information contained on this page is the sole property of the Rhine Education Center and the Rhine Research Center. This information cannot be reproduced or reused without the expressed written permission of the Rhine Research Center.

 Syllabus: Introduction to Parapsychology Spring 2013 


About the Course: 

The course broadcasts will take place on Monday evenings, and begin at 6:30pm (US Eastern Standard Time). Each broadcast will last 75 – 90 minutes and include a presentation and the opportunity to ask questions. The presentations will be followed by a weekly activity which will be managed via a discussion forum in the Rhine Education Center online courseroom. Each course week will begin on Mondays and discussion posts and assignments will be due by the end of every Sunday with the exception of the week of May 27th, which will have the course broadcast on Tuesday evening due to the Memorial Day holiday in the United States.

The course will be assessed by three components. Two tests comprised of multiple choice and short answer essay questions will be completed online. In addition, engagement with weekly activities will be assessed by students’ participation in the online discussion forums—students are expected to participate in class discussions!

Students will receive a letter grade for their efforts. Every student who passes the 3 assignments and completes the course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the Rhine Education Center.


Learning objectives:

  1. Students will be exposed to the topics under study in scientific parapsychology.
  2. Students will be presented with the purpose of experimental parapsychology as well as with methods for designing laboratory experiments for psi research.
  3. Students will be supported in their development of critical thinking when it comes to subjective paranormal experiences.
  4. Students will be presented with the purpose of spontaneous case research in scientific parapsychology and the value of exploring experience.

 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to list the varieties of experiences under study in scientific parapsychology.
  2. Students will be able to discuss the range of methods used in experimental parapsychology and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different types of experimental design in laboratory tests of psi.
  3. Students will be able to explain the ways in which critical thinking may be applied to subjective paranormal experiences.
  4. Students will able to compare the advantages and disadvantages of exploring and investigating seemingly paranormal experience.

Texbook:

Irwin, H. & Watt, C. (2007). Introduction to Parapsychology (fifth edition). Jefferson, NC: McFarland publishers inc. 

NOTE: For the purposes of this course, students may purchase earlier versions of this text book, which are a little cheaper, and cover many of the topics covered in the most recent edition of this textbook. However, if this is the case, when students are referred to the book, chapters and page numbers may differ.

Paperback Edition (also available as an ebook for Kindle or Nook):
http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Parapsychology-Harvey-J-Irwin/dp/0786430591

 


Weekly breakdown:

Week 1 (April 29th) – Introduction to Parapsychology

Discussion Forum Assignment I

Week 2 – (May  6th) – Extrasensory Perception I

Discussion Forum Assignment 2

Week 3 (May 13th) - Extrasensory Perception II – Correlates of ESP

Discussion Forum Assignment 3

Week 4 (May 20th) – Mind over Matter

Discussion Forum Assignment 4

Multiple Choice and Short Answer Essay Test 1

Week 5 (TUESDAY: May 28th) – Special Topics (Guest Instructor)

Discussion forum assignment 5

Week 6 (June 3rd) – OBEs and NDEs

Discussion forum assignment 6

Week 7 (June 10th) - Apparitions

Discussion forum assignment 7

Week 8 (June 17th) – Modern Research in Parapsychology

Discussion forum assignment 8

Multiple Choice and Short Answer Essay Test 2


Course Assessments

First Assessment (30 %)

Test 1 (Week 4)

Submit online.

Second Assessment (30%)

Test 2 (Week 8)

Submit online.

Third Assessment (40%)

Ongoing participation in discussion forums throughout the course.


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Courses Offered At the Rhine Education Center Winter Session, 2013 


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Investigating Apparitions, Hauntings, and Poltergeists
(Broadcasts every Wednesday January 30th -  March 20th or watch the recorded classes)
with Loyd Auerbach


View the Course Syllabus

auerbachIn a rare opportunity, the Rhine Research Center, in coordination with famous paranormal investigator Loyd Auerbach, presents a professional course in the investigation of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists.  This course is designed for the novice and the experts in field investigations, and it will provide an in-depth study of the techniques used by professional parapsychologists when studying paranormal phenomena outside of the laboratory environment. 

This introduction to field investigations is focused on the research techniques used by parapsychologists who study apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists.  It includes the basic concepts involved in field investigations, an introduction to the skills needed to perform a scientific examination of these phenomena, and ethical issues associated with such investigations.  This course combines scientific methodology and intuitive techniques to provide a well-rounded approach to paranormal investigations.

Students passing the course will receive a certificate signed by Loyd Auerbach and will be entitled to be added to the network of investigators for Loyd Auerbach and the Office of Paranormal Investigators,


When: January 30 – March 20, 2013
Time:  Wednesday evenings; 9pm – 10:30pm Eastern Time; or watch the recorded classes anytime
Where: Online Course available from your PC
Prerequisites: None required for this introductory course


This course will be broadcast each Wednesday from January 30 - March 20 from 9:00pm to 10:30pm Eastern Time.  If you cannot attend the live broadcast, you can view a recorded version of these classes at your convenience.  Information on viewing these classes will be provided before the class begins.

View the Course Syllabus 


AfterTheTest Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as academic courses to provide professional education in Parapsychology. Students are required to participate in weekly discussion forums and evaluations will be provided throughout the courses. All students enrolled in the courses will receive a letter grade and may qualify for a future certificate from the Rhine Education Center.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.


Problems with this site? Please contact webmaster@rhine.org

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All information contained on this page is the sole property of the Rhine Education Center and the Rhine Research Center. This information cannot be reproduced or reused without the expressed written permission of the Rhine Research Center.