Current Courses



Winter Courses Now in Session


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)

          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
           7:00pm - 9:00pm 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.

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Watch for Spring Courses to be Posted Soon



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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Click Here to Apply for Summer Courses Today!


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



Courses Begin August 2022



    • Introduction to Lucid Dreaming (4 weeks)
      with Robert Waggoner & Jeffrey Peck
      Monday: August 8th - August 29th
      2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $119 ($99 Rhine Members)

      Dreaming....A unique opportunity to learn about Lucid Dreaming from the expert in the field!

      This four week course will introduce you to the science, practice and potential of Lucid Dreaming, or the conscious realization of dreaming while in the dream state. Topics covered will include a variety of lucid dream induction techniques, methods to stabilize and explore the lucid dream state, scientific research on lucid dreaming and potential activities to engage in while lucidly aware (e.g., accessing creativity, enhancing emotional or physical health, engaging a responsive inner awareness, seeking information outside of one’s knowledge and conducting spiritual practices).

      During the course, we will also take a special look at lucid dreaming and topics in the field of parapsychology, such as lucid dreams and deceased dream figures, precognitive and telepathic information in lucid dreams and more, along with thoughtful approaches to examining the results of personal experiments. We will also provide supportive advice for those who wish to use lucid dreaming for their own purposes.

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    • Traveling Out of the Body(4 weeks)
      with Graham Nicholls
      Tuesday, August 9th - August 30th
      2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $119 ($99 for Rhine Members)

      Out of BodyGraham Nicholls has been tested in labs around the world, and is an expert on traveling out of the body.

      This 4 week continuing education course will examine the phenomenon of Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs) and offer insights into how you can begin your own journeys to travel out of your body. OBE specialist and author Graham Nicholls will explore the history of OBEs, their relationship with near and shared death experiences, veridical OBEs, OBE science, and his own research into the nature of the experience. The course will provide an in-depth discussion of personal experiences and what these experiences suggest about the nature of out-of-body perception and the continuation of consciousness after death.

      Theories of nonlocal consciousness and network theory will be included as well as the work of scientists such as Brian Josephson, Rupert Sheldrake, and Sir Roger Penrose.

      Read More...


    • Introduction to Dowsing (4 weeks)
      with Paul H. Smith, PhD
      Wednesday: August 10th - August 31st
      7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $139 ($119 for Rhine Members)

      Brain-Arrows-Colors This four-week online dowsing tutorial is designed to introduce you to dowsing principles and ways of using it to enhance your life and improve your choices and decisions in epistemically challenging situations. We start with the fundamentals of dowsing. The course includes:

      • Basic dowsing exercises
      • Fundamentals of map dowsing,
      • Timeline dowsing
      • Diagram dowsing and
      • Decisional dowsing.

      The instruction will alternate between instructional presentations and hands-on dowsing exercises beginning with the basics and building into techniques useful for increasingly complex problem-solving.

      Read More...


    • Art as Psi (4 weeks)
      with Chantal Toporow, PhD
      Monday: August 8th - August 29th
       7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $99 ($79 for Rhine Members)

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


      Bosch - Tunnel of LightArt as Psi: A portal to the mysterious, mystical, and miraculous!

      This 4 week course is designed for anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of how Art has given us a series of clues about the Psi human experience. We will review critical artworks going back to ancient times and we will wander across the Art history timeline to present for illumination. Who were these renegade artists who saw the creative potential of expressing what Psi meant to them, and who tried to capture the miraculous and mystical through various art media and across various cultural contexts? We will explore how artists have used art to convey the extraordinary, the unimaginable.

      As we critically examine various art and art forms, the biography of a few selected artists will be placed within the framework of their time and their own personal and societal/cultural expressions. This journey shall enable the course participants to gain a deeper appreciation of a more obscure artistic legacy that has been given to us over the millennia, and to develop the tools to understand Art's more profound impact on our understanding of Psi phenomena and, equally, the importance of the creative muses in the exploration of consciousness.

      Read More...


    • Developing Your Intuition (4 weeks)
      with Loyd Auerbach, MS
      Tuesday: August 9th - August 30th
      8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $99 ($79 for Rhine Members)

      Professor ParanormalThe research findings from the field of Parapsychology have demonstrated that psi abilities-- ESP and PK (psychokinesis / mind over matter) – are functions of normal human beings, much like creativity. Some people are more creative than others in different disciplines, but everyone seems to have some creativity in them, provided they can find it and have some belief it can be developed and utilized.

      Developing one's psychic/intuitive abilities is much the same. Some people have a natural aptitude for certain psychic talents that spontaneously manifest themselves, others need to find which applications of psi they have aptitude for and work on bringing them out.

      This course will cover the major findings of Parapsychology relating to what makes a person more (or less) intuitive/psychic and will include exercises that will help you both test and develop the abilities you may have aptitude for, including a remote viewing experiment and a "Telepathy" game you can play with your family and friends.

      In addition, we will discuss the importance of specific characteristics and beliefs, the range of beliefs about ESP around the world, how personal belief -- whether arrived at because of culture, religion, education or family upbringing -- can effectively support or block psychic experiences, and how to assess psychic readings.

      Read More...





Click Here to Apply for Summer Courses Today!



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



Click here to apply for Summer Courses


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



Courses Begin August 2022



    • Introduction to Lucid Dreaming (4 weeks)
      with Robert Waggoner & Jeffrey Peck
      Monday: August 8th - August 29th
      2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $119 ($99 Rhine Members)

      Dream floatingA unique opportunity to learn about Lucid Dreaming from the expert in the field!

      This four week course will introduce you to the science, practice and potential of Lucid Dreaming, or the conscious realization of dreaming while in the dream state. Topics covered will include a variety of lucid dream induction techniques, methods to stabilize and explore the lucid dream state, scientific research on lucid dreaming and potential activities to engage in while lucidly aware (e.g., accessing creativity, enhancing emotional or physical health, engaging a responsive inner awareness, seeking information outside of one’s knowledge and conducting spiritual practices).

      During the course, we will also take a special look at lucid dreaming and topics in the field of parapsychology, such as lucid dreams and deceased dream figures, precognitive and telepathic information in lucid dreams and more, along with thoughtful approaches to examining the results of personal experiments. We will also provide supportive advice for those who wish to use lucid dreaming for their own purposes.

      Read More...


    • Traveling Out of the Body(4 weeks)
      with Graham Nicholls
      Tuesday, August 9th - August 30th
      2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $119 ($99 for Rhine Members)

      Out of BodyGraham Nicholls has been tested in labs around the world, and is an expert on traveling out of the body.

      This 4 week continuing education course will examine the phenomenon of Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs) and offer insights into how you can begin your own journeys to travel out of your body. OBE specialist and author Graham Nicholls will explore the history of OBEs, their relationship with near and shared death experiences, veridical OBEs, OBE science, and his own research into the nature of the experience. The course will provide an in-depth discussion of personal experiences and what these experiences suggest about the nature of out-of-body perception and the continuation of consciousness after death.

      Theories of nonlocal consciousness and network theory will be included as well as the work of scientists such as Brian Josephson, Rupert Sheldrake, and Sir Roger Penrose.

      Read More...


    • Introduction to Dowsing (4 weeks)
      with Paul H. Smith, PhD
      Wednesday: August 10th - August 31st
      7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $139 ($119 for Rhine Members)

      Brain-Arrows-Colors This four-week online dowsing tutorial is designed to introduce you to dowsing principles and ways of using it to enhance your life and improve your choices and decisions in epistemically challenging situations. We start with the fundamentals of dowsing. The course includes:

      • Basic dowsing exercises
      • Fundamentals of map dowsing,
      • Timeline dowsing
      • Diagram dowsing and
      • Decisional dowsing.

      The instruction will alternate between instructional presentations and hands-on dowsing exercises beginning with the basics and building into techniques useful for increasingly complex problem-solving.

      Read More...


    • Art as Psi (4 weeks)
      with Chantal Toporow, PhD
      Monday: August 8th - August 29th
       7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $99 ($79 for Rhine Members)

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


      Bosch - Tunnel of LightArt as Psi: A portal to the mysterious, mystical, and miraculous!

      This 4 week course is designed for anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of how Art has given us a series of clues about the Psi human experience. We will review critical artworks going back to ancient times and we will wander across the Art history timeline to present for illumination. Who were these renegade artists who saw the creative potential of expressing what Psi meant to them, and who tried to capture the miraculous and mystical through various art media and across various cultural contexts? We will explore how artists have used art to convey the extraordinary, the unimaginable.

      As we critically examine various art and art forms, the biography of a few selected artists will be placed within the framework of their time and their own personal and societal/cultural expressions. This journey shall enable the course participants to gain a deeper appreciation of a more obscure artistic legacy that has been given to us over the millennia, and to develop the tools to understand Art's more profound impact on our understanding of Psi phenomena and, equally, the importance of the creative muses in the exploration of consciousness.

      Read More...


    • Developing Your Intuition (4 weeks)
      with Loyd Auerbach, MS
      Tuesday: August 9th - August 30th
      8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $99 ($79 for Rhine Members)

      Professor ParanormalThe research findings from the field of Parapsychology have demonstrated that psi abilities-- ESP and PK (psychokinesis / mind over matter) – are functions of normal human beings, much like creativity. Some people are more creative than others in different disciplines, but everyone seems to have some creativity in them, provided they can find it and have some belief it can be developed and utilized.

      Developing one's psychic/intuitive abilities is much the same. Some people have a natural aptitude for certain psychic talents that spontaneously manifest themselves, others need to find which applications of psi they have aptitude for and work on bringing them out.

      This course will cover the major findings of Parapsychology relating to what makes a person more (or less) intuitive/psychic and will include exercises that will help you both test and develop the abilities you may have aptitude for, including a remote viewing experiment and a "Telepathy" game you can play with your family and friends.

      In addition, we will discuss the importance of specific characteristics and beliefs, the range of beliefs about ESP around the world, how personal belief -- whether arrived at because of culture, religion, education or family upbringing -- can effectively support or block psychic experiences, and how to assess psychic readings.

      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.



Current Courses



Spring Courses Currently in Session


FEATURED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:
Investigating the Paranormal, Scientific Parapsychology, & Expressing Conscious Living certificates. Click through for more details!



Courses Now Available - Spring 2022



    • Field Investigations: Apparitions, Hauntings, & Poltergeists (8 weeks)
      with Loyd Auerbach, MS
      Wednesday: May 4th - June 29th
      8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $225 ($199 Rhine Members)

      Ghost spiritWomanLearn about the paranormal and the scientific approach to the study of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists.

      The Field Investigations course is designed as an overview to introduce students to the methodologies of parapsychologists specifically with regard to the spontaneous occurrence of psychic experiences as they occur outside laboratory settings, with a main focus on cases of reported Apparitions, Hauntings and Poltergeists. Attendees will gain an understanding of the very basic skills and needed for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places and related psychic experiences.

      The class will include:

      • The conceptual models of the phenomena
      • How the scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together
      • How to assess a situation, investigate it, and resolve the case to the satisfaction of the people having the experiences

      Instructor Loyd Auerbach is an expert in this field and provides personal insight based on some of his favorite investigations.

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    • Paranthropology: A cultural approach to psi (8 weeks)
      with Loyd Auerbach, MS
      Tuesday, May 3rd - June 28th
      8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine Members)

      Streaming ConsciousnessHow do native cultures view psi phenomena?

      How do culture-based beliefs and folklore around healing and psychokinesis differ between places like China, Mexico, and the Australian Outback? Why are seers and clairvoyants accepted in some cultures but shunned by others, modern culture included? How are culture-bound/religion-bound magic, witchcraft, and sorcery beliefs related to psychic abilities and experiences?

      This 8-week academic course will be a high level overview of the ideas and beliefs of psychic experiences, the human mind and spirit, and related areas (life after death, reincarnation, etc.) as those beliefs have been “seen” by anthropologists and parapsychologists around the world. We will look at the possible instances of psi phenomena best reported in studies of divination, witchcraft and sorcery beliefs and practices, various cross cultural studies, modern beliefs in the occult and supernatural, and the application of psychic functioning in archaeology and anthropology. From the parapsychological side, we will examine the ways culture affects belief, which in turn affects the psychic experience.

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    • Experiencing the Exceptional and Extraordinary (4 weeks)
      with Chantal Toporow, PhD
      Thursday: May 19th - June 9th
       7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $99 ($79 for Rhine Members)

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


      StreamingConsciousnessThis is a Seminar course that will involve live student interaction and discussions. Limited enrollment.

      What types of experiences do people report? Who reports them? What are some of the theories behind some of these experiences? How are these experiences evaluated and investigated?

      This 4 week course will provide overview of the full range and depths of exceptional experiences, also known as anomalous events, including experiences of hallucinations, lucid and precognitive dreams, near-death and out-of body events, UFO sightings, alien abductions, psychokinesis, remote viewing, mysticism, anomalous healing, psi-events and past-lives.

      Experiencing the Exceptional and Extraordinary will evaluate whether there are underlying similarities among all the phenomena and the issues with moving forward with a new scientific paradigm.

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    • Premonitions: A peek into the future (4 weeks)
      with Christopher Laursen, PhD
      Tuesday: May 17th - June 7th
      2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $99 ($79 for Rhine Members)

      Background BlueMoonPremonitions have been reported from the earliest recorded history from seers and psychics to shamans and mystics. How can we come to terms with meaningful precognitive experiences – whether we ourselves experience precognition firsthand, or if we hear about such experiences from other people, in research, or in popular culture?

      This course explores how a variety of experiencers and researchers in societies around the world have made sense of premonitions and precognitive experiences. What roles do our culture and previous life experiences play in considering the meaning found in premonitions? This course seeks to gain a better understanding of why precognition matters and how it can be integrated into our daily lives.

      Students will examine how premonitions are translated by societies and cultures, and how to navigate diverse perspectives, beliefs, and doubts about precognition. Students will also be introduced to tools that can be applied both to advancing your studies of psi as well as exploring experiences.

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    • Investigating Reincarnation & Near-death Experiences (8 weeks)
      with John G. Kruth, MS
      Monday: May 2nd - June 27th
      This course has been delayed to a future session
      7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine Members)

      NDEImage01In this 8-week academic course, students will be introduced to the nature of Cases of the Reincarnation Type (CORT) and Near-death Experiences (NDEs). Important features of convincing cases will be discussed as well as the methods researchers use to examine events that cannot be brought into the laboratory.

      Reincarnation ManyLivesDo these phenomena provide evidence to support the survival of human spirit after physical death? What sort of questions must be considered when interviewing reports of CORT and NDEs? Are there specific indicators that a case is more than just imagination or creativity?

      These questions, as well as descriptions of evidential cases will be presented and available for discussion in this course.

      Read More...





Spring Courses Currently in Session



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.

 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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