A Skeptical Approach to Parapsychology
with Loyd Auerbach, MS & Kenneth Biddle



This 8 week course from the Rhine Education Center may be taken as an adult education course or it may be taken for a grade and applied towards a certificate program from the Rhine. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Tuesday nights from May 9th - June 27th, 8pm - 9:30pm, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and interact with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


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Course Description


Every good scientist recognizes the importance of taking a skeptical perspective to research and study results. From examinations of early spiritualists to recent psi challenges, skeptics have played an active role in the progress of parapsychology and our understanding of psi phenomena.

This course will discuss parapsychology from a skeptical perspective including an evaluation of how skeptics have helped and hindered the progress of the science. Important concepts of critical thinking will be introduced, including how true skeptical thinking has been a part of the parapsychological process both in and out of the lab.

This course will also look at popular misunderstandings and misconceptions about psi phenomena, the onset of pseudo-skepticism, and the role of true skepticism in scientific investigations.


When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $249 ($225 for Rhine Members)


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Experiencing the Exceptional and Extraordinary
with Chantal Toporow, PhD



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This 4 week course from the Rhine Education Center may be taken as an adult education course. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Wednesdays: August 9th - 30th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern US Time, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and intgeract with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


Course Description


This 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.

This is a continuing education course, but students will be introduced to scientific articles and references that will help them to make their own decisions about the world around them and its possibilities. Prepare to open your mind to a changing view of science while continuing to challenge your innermost thoughts and most firmly held beliefs.


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When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $99 (Rhine Members - $79)





Psychic Dreaming
with Loyd Auerbach, MS



This 4 week course is presented as an ungraded continuing education course from the Rhine Education Center. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Tuesday evenings (October 13 - November 3) from 8:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern US Time, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and interact with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


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Course Description


Dreams provoke mystery and curiosity as we ponder the workings of our unconscious mind. Some dreams are fun and exciting or even frightening or confusing. Other dreams have a special, unique quality that gives the dreamer a strong sense of meaning, and even other dreams seem to be a source of communication or a peek into events in the future.

Psychic dreams are recorded in cultures through the ages, but what exactly are they and are they real? How do people experience them, and is there a way to encourage yourself to have psychic dreams?

The course will take an in-depth look at dreams and dreaming in general and specifically how psychic information and abilities manifest in the dream state. We will consider out-of-body experiences in the dream state, apparitional visitations, clairvoyant dreams, past-life dreams, telepathic/mutual dreaming and the most prevalent form of psychic dreaming: precognitive dreams. In the course, we take a look at methods of working with dreams in order to further discover and influence your own psi-filled dreaming, and also look at the Lucid Dreaming state and how one might use it to enhance psi even in the waking state.


When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.
October 13 - November 9; 8:00 - 9:30pm Eastern

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $99


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Art and Parapsychology: Exploring Psi through Art
with Mark Boccuzzi



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This 4 week course from the Rhine Education Center may be taken as an adult education course or it may be applied towards a certificate program from the Rhine. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Wednesdays: May 20th - June 10th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm Eastern US Time, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and intgeract with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


Course Description


Do you bring creativity or artistic inspiration to your everyday tasks or even scientific endeavors? Have you ever had a vision during a creative session? Does it feel like your artistic creations have been inspired or even guided by some unseen force?

This course is designed for artists, creative people, scientists, and anyone who has a sense that creativity and extended human consciousness may work together in the artistic, and possibly even the scientific process.

By reviewing the science of parapsychology and the works of contemporary and psi-inspired artists, this course will:

  • explore how creative expression can help you to recognize your own psi
  • inspire aspiring and experienced artists to draw on the findings of parapsychology as a basis for creative projects
  • encourage researchers to promote public engagement by presenting their findings in creative and artistic ways

Though the information presented in this interactive course is designed for everyone, additional material will be available people who want to take a deeper dive into the research, technology, or creation of more complex products.


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When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $79 for all students




Theories of Psi: An Introduction
with John G. Kruth, MS



This 8 week course from the Rhine Education Center may be taken as an adult education course or it may be applied towards a certificate program from the Rhine. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Wednesday nights from February 10th - March 31st, 7pm - 8:30pm, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and interact with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


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Course Description


Many people claim that there is no theoretical foundation for psi phenomena, but over a century of research has involved many theories of psi activity and the best way to demonstrate psi phenomena.  From theories of animal magnetism to quantum physics to astrology, researchers have been testing the validity of theories that may contribute to the events that so many people experience in their lives.

This course is an introduction to the theories that guide psi researchers in their quest to better understand how psi works.  It includes practical theories like the experimenter effect and the decline effect, psychological theories like the sheep-goat effect, and more recent theories like Decision Augmentation Theory, First Sight Theory, and even an exploration of similarities between psi phenomena and quantum physics.

Students should have a foundation in parapsychology with a focus on reviewing research articles.  It is an introduction to the theories of psi, but does not include an introduction to parapsychology. 

Recommended prerequisites:  Introduction to Parapsychology or experience or courses that include reading and evaluating scientific parapsychology articles from peer reviewed journals.


When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $225 (Tuition Reduced)


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