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For those who are interested in finding out more, the following resources are available:

Back Issues of A.I.P.R. Bulletin & Australian Parapsychological Review

There are back issues of the A.I.P.R. BULLETIN and Australian Parapsychological Review at the original cover prices (from $2.50 per copy). These date back to the 1980s and a small number of complete sets are still available. To view a list of available issues, and view back-issue covers, click here.


Abstracts for the Australian Journal of parapsychology

To view the abstracts from articles in all previous issues of the Australian Journal of Parapsychology, click here.


Information Sheets

AIPR Information Sheets provide information about specific parapsychological topics. To view the full list of available information sheets, click here.


Thalbourne's Australian Sheep-Goat Scale


Dr. Michael A. Thalbourne's Australian Sheep-Goat Scale (ASGS) has been used by researchers as a predictor of paranormal belief and performance. 'Sheep' and 'goats' are convenience terms originally devised by parapsychologist Gertrude Schmeidler to describe believers and skeptics, respectively. For the full 18-item Australian Sheep-Goat Scale, click here. For information on the development of the ASGS, go to Thalbourne & Delin (1994). For references on paranormal belief, go to the AIPR Advanced Certificate in Parapsychology course unit: Characteristics of Believers in the Paranormal.

Scoring: The ASGS uses visual analogue scales, each of which measures where a participant's cross or stroke falls on the horizontal line above each item. Researchers will need the ASGS Ruler to measure item scores: click here. Total score is out of 36. The AIPR recommends that researchers "Rasch-scale" the ASGS raw scores on SPSS file data using an SPSS syntax file: click here (Contact Lance Storm for details).


Thalbourne's Transliminality Scale

Dr. Michael A. Thalbourne's Transliminality Scale (TLS) has been used by researchers as a predictor of paranormal belief and performance. Transliminality is currently defined as "a hypothesized tendency for psychological material to cross (trans) thresholds (limines) into or out of consciousness" (Thalbourne & Houran, 2000, p. 853). For more detailed information on the Concept of Transliminality, including references, click here. For the full 29-item TLS, click here.

Scoring: T (true) = 1; F (false) = 0. Total score is out of 29. The AIPR recommends that researchers "Rasch-scale" the TLS raw scores on SPSS file data using an SPSS syntax file: click here (Contact Lance Storm for details).


5th Annual AIPR Lecture 2013


On November 21, 2013, at the University of Western Sydney, Dr. Rafael Locke, a researcher at the University of Virginia, USA, spoke on the first person science of consciousness which has emerged as a challenging and potentially fruitful approach to investigating the relationship between consciousness, states of consciousness, and psi phenomena. His lecture "Navigating to the Inside", can be downloaded, click here: LOCKE LECTURE.

Inaugural AIPR Annual Lecture 2009

"Is there a Paranormal Explanation for Past Life Information?": On August 4, 2009, at Deakin University (Burwood campus), Dr. Jürgen Keil, a former psychology lecturer of the University of Tasmania, and currently one of Australia’s best-known psi researchers, presented his recent research into apparent reincarnation cases from field work undertaken in Turkey and Asia. Dr. Jürgen Keil elaborated on a theory which explains such cases as anomalous communication rather than ‘past lives’. To hear the lecture (duration: 34 mins.), click here: KEIL LECTURE (left click to play; or right click to save).

Libraries in Sydney

The AIPR has donated over 300 books pertaining to parapsychology, and other related fields, to Willoughby Library in Chatswood, Sydney. These can be borrowed by the general public in person at the library or through inter-library loans in your local area. The address is: 407 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, NSW 2069. Willoughby Library web site is here.

The Sutherland Library at Eton St, Sutherland, NSW 2232, is a public library which specialises in philosophy and psychology (including parapsychology). Interlibrary loans are available. Sutherland Library web site is here.

Other libraries which have a good selection of books are:

Swedenborg Lending Library, 4 Shirley Rd, Roseville NSW 2069, and
Theosophical Society, 128 Russell St, Melbourne 3000.


Recommended Books

AIPR has an extensive list of recommended publications that cover a vast number of specialist topics. The full list of AIPR recommended reading can be found here.


The Project Alpha Papers

Project Alpha was a hoax masterminded by the magician James Randi in the early 1980’s. It involved a number of scientists, including AIPR past President Dr. Michael Thalbourne (1955 – 2010).

For more details, and to access The Project Alpha Papers, click here





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