Welcome to the Website of the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research (a.k.a. ‘Parapsychology Australia’)

The Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Incorporated (AIPR, Inc., a.k.a. Parapsychology Australia) was established in 1977 and is a non-profit community association. The AIPR is incorporated in New South Wales, and its membership is worldwide.

The aims of the organisation are:

  • To collect, assess and disseminate factual information about claims of psychic (paranormal) phenomena.
  • To support and encourage parapsychology (the scientific study of paranormal phenomena and paranormal belief). (If you have recently had psychic or spiritual experiences, you are invited to participate in Monika Goretzki’s study: Unusual Experiences. Or try Rosemary Breen’s study on paranormal events in everyday life: Paranormal Experiences.)
  • To provide support in matters to do with alleged or actual experiences of a paranormal nature that may require relief of suffering, distress, or helplessness (see seeking help).
  • To undertake or promote activities (e.g., fundraising, social events, etc.) in support of the above.
  • Psychic experiences (or claims of such) should be studied and treated in the same way as other human experiences.
  • The AIPR places psychic phenomena in the broader context of experience, health and illness.
  • The AIPR advocates the use of the scientific method.
Australian Journal of Parapsychology

The academic aims and philosophy of the AIPR are served through our peer-reviewed journal, the Australian Journal of Parapsychology which is published twice-yearly (June and December). The journal features research articles on parapsychology and book reviews.

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AIPR Newsletter

The AIPR publishes a newsletter, THE A.I.P.R. NEWS, which is available free of charge to journal subscribers. To find out more about the newsletter, go to the menu bar above and click on ‘THE AIPR NEWS’.

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AIPR Monographs

Psychic Phenomena and the Brain: Exploring the Neuropsychology of Psi

Bryan J. Williams


Monograph No. 3 in the AIPR Monograph Series in Parapsychology

Dr. Lance Storm, Editor



Psychic phenomena such as extrasensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis (‘mind over matter’) have been reportedly experienced by people from all walks of life. But are these phenomena real?   And how could they possibly fit into our knowledge of the human brain? In this monograph, Bryan Williams examines some of the latest findings to emerge from efforts that parapsychologists have made to explore how psychic phenomena may be linked to brain functioning. Although they do not yet lead to a fully working theory, these initial findings do point to possible brain correlates that could be a focus for further study using advanced brain wave monitoring and functional neuroimaging techniques.” Bryan J. Williams, Research Affiliate, Psychical Research Foundation, Carrollton, Texas, USA.


Bryan Williams is an affiliate with the Psychical Research Foundation. He was a co-recipient of the 2008 Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship Award offered by the Parapsychology Foundation in New York.

Psychic Phenomena and the Brain: Exploring the Neuropsychology of Psi — Bryan J. Williams

December 2015 / AUD$35.00 / 169 pages paperback original / ISBN: 978-0-9870772-2-6

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Education in Parapsychology: Student and Instructor Perspectives

Harvey J. Irwin


Monograph No. 2 in the AIPR Monograph Series in Parapsychology

Dr. Lance Storm and Dr. Adam J. Rock, Editors



“This monograph addresses the provision of educational experiences in the field of parapsychology and is designed to meet the needs of both students and instructors. Part 1 of the monograph discusses issues of primary importance to the person who would like to study parapsychology. Topics examined here include motives and misconceptions about parapsychology; and unrealistic expectations and potential benefits of studying parapsychology. Part 2 looks at teaching a course in parapsychology, including the design of a balanced curriculum that maintains critical standards while still accommodating the wide range of students’ interests. The future of the discipline of parapsychology depends on the quality of its educational programs. Accordingly, this monograph, by drawing on many of my own successes and failures in teaching parapsychology, will help to enrich the educational experiences of both parapsychology instructors and parapsychology students.” Harvey J. Irwin, PhD, Adjunct Research Fellow, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia


Professor Harvey J. Irwin is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences, University of New England, where he conducts research on the psychology of parapsychology.

Education in Parapsychology: Student and Instructor Perspectives — Harvey J. Irwin

November 2013 / AUD$25.00 / 105 pages paperback original / ISBN: 978-0-9870772-1-9

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AIPR Certificate Courses

The AIPR offers four courses in parapsychology: The AIPR Certificate in Parapsychology and the AIPR Advanced Certificate in Parapsychology. These two online courses give students an education in the field of parapsychology by providing a comprehensive understanding of paranormal phenomena. To find out more, click here: online courses.
AIPR Advanced Certificate in Experiential Parapsychology. This course is run for groups of students who like to experience psychic phenomena directly. The emphasis is on having fun; hands-on doing psychic things. There are no exams or written assignments. This course is run in Sydney, Australia. To find out more, click here: AIPR Experiential Course.
Poltergeist Disturbances and Hauntings. Almost everyone has a ‘ghost’ story involving paranormal phenomena. This course is run in Sydney, Australia. To find out more, click here: AIPR Poltergeist and Haunting.

Past Event - June 2023

Parapsychology Conference 2022Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research & Salubrious Events present

Parapsychology Australia Online June 2023

Saturday June 17th 2023

11.00am – 5.00pm AEST

via Zoom

Our Fourth Parapsychology Australia Online (PAO) conference boasts another fascinating line-up of topics and speakers!


  • Registration & Mingle (11.00am – 11.30am AEST) (9.00am – 9.30am Perth AWST)
  •  OpeningVice President & President’s welcome – Joyce Bok & Dr Vladimir Dubaj (11.30am – 12.00noon AEST) (9.30am – 10.00am Perth AWST)

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Introducing David Morehouse, Richard Silberstein, Callum Cooper, and Samantha Lee Treasure

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12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (AEST) – Journey into Consciousness (Remote Viewing)

Dr David Morehouse – Author, Educator, and former U.S. Army Special Operations Officer, Company and Battalion Commander and Remote Viewer for the CIA).

This is a presentation about human transformation. Nearly forty years ago, David trained a battalion of Jordanian Rangers in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. David was a killer elite, a U.S. Army Ranger Company Commander, a man whose life seemed on purpose; a military career assured. This destiny vanished in an instant when a Jordanian machine-gun bullet struck his helmet, knocking him unconscious. What followed recast the azimuth of his life, setting into motion a journey through darkness to an awakening, an epiphany of science and spirit motivating a metamorphosis of his life’s purpose and calling. His story is a journey into consciousness with perspectives on quantum physics and quantum mind, the moment, Remote Viewing, and more; all presented with the intention of inspiring a deeper understanding of individual and collective human promise and potential.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (AEST) – Twins, Telepathy and the Brain

(Professor Emeritus Richard Silberstein – Director of Neuro-Insight, Melbourne, Australia).

Richard will describe findings from a recent Melbourne study undertaken to examine changes in brain Functional Connectivity (FC) associated with possible anomalous interactions between sensorily isolated identical (monozygotic) twins. Five sets of female twins served as participants where one twin (‘sender’) passively viewed 100 images presented at random successive intervals while their sister (‘receiver’) viewed a static image in another room. It was hypothesized that if the twins were to demonstrate anomalous interactions, then the ‘receiver’ FC will exhibit statistically significant changes only when their FC estimates are based on the ‘sender’ image appearance times. It was observed that FC changes were consistent with the hypothesis in 11 of the 38 recording sessions. The significance of the findings as well as the problems encountered will be discussed.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (AEST) – Phone Calls from the Dead?

(Dr. Callum Cooper – Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Northampton, UK).

This presentation shall discuss the phenomenon of ‘anomalous telecommunication contacts’. Often, these contacts have been associated with After-Death Communication experiences, where reports occur of deceased individuals allegedly making contact. However, unusual reports of calls from living individuals and perceived ‘extra-terrestrials’ have been documented too. Cases shall be presented, research methods, controversies and theories.

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Shifting to Hogwarts: Astral Projection, the Next Generation

(Samantha Lee Treasure – MA in Medical Anthropology from SOAS University of London, based in UK and Korea).

 Over the pandemic, a practice known as “shifting” or “shifting realities” became popular on social media. Incorporating the themes of law of attraction, multiverse and parasocial relationships, the main aims of this practice were to (a) shift into a parallel life, and (b) enter fictional worlds and encounter their favourite comfort characters. Astral projection became the tool of choice to achieve both, with out-of-body and incubation techniques disseminated to millions of Generation Z’s under lockdown. This talk will discuss this rise of shifting and its differences and similarities with the astral projection practices of Millennials and other generations.

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Event Contact:

Joyce Bok


Public:  $35

AIPR Supporters/Members:   $30 (contact Lance Storm for promo code)

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