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The World of the Paranormal: Fact or Fiction


People believe in and are utilizing psychic phenomena now more than ever. According to one Gallup poll, over 93% of Americans believe in one or more aspects of paranormal phenomena. In addition, more and more researchers and other interested individuals are examining a fundamental question---does our consciousness, in some form, live on after we die?

Major institutions in our society have quietly funded and supported psychic efforts and research for many years. For example, we now know that the CIA, NASA, the Navy, Army Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence and others recently funded projects using psychic capabilities for military and other purposes over a period of 23 years to the tune of 25 million dollars.

We shall start by looking at the bedrock work in the field, the pioneering research of J.B. Rhine with psychic phenomena, commonly called psi, by examining telepathy, clairvoyance or remote viewing, precognition, psychokinesis, and mind-body healing. We shall then move into the areas which deal with life after death: near death and out of body experiences, ghosts and poltergeists, mediums, and reincarnation. Finally, we shall look at how psi, non-local consciousness, and quantum physics are becoming increasingly intertwined as we move further and further down the road in a search for ultimate answers.

Taught by Dr. Phil Morse

Dr. Morse has been a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He was also an adjunct professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University where he taught mediation.

Dr. Morse has had more than thirty years of secondary school and college experience as a teacher, author, consultant, and mediator. As a professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia from 1972 to 2002, Dr. Morse taught language arts, creative arts, teaching of thinking, social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, educational foundations, and informal logic. In addition to teaching writing skills in the English and Education departments, he also taught high school English from 1967-1970.

He has conducted more than one hundred presentations to international groups, national and state conferences, and local organizations and schools.

Dr. Morse is the author of numerous scholarly articles. An article, for example, entitled “Non-local Consciousness: What Is It and How Does It Relate to Psychic Phenomena?” was published in Innerchange magazine in the Fall of 2006. He has consulted widely, and has been the recipient of fourteen grants. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Education, Men of Achievement, and Outstanding Americans.

In 2009 and 2010 Dr. Morse taught a course exploring non-local consciousness, the paranormal, and quantum physics at Duke University, the Rhine Research Center, and at UNC at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Morse is now teaching the non-credit course on-line at East Carolina University.

This course is being offered 100% online to the LLP members at a reduced price of $99.

To register for this special offering, click here.