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Courses Now Available - Spring 2020

 

      • Art and Parapsychology: Exploring Psi through Art (4 weeks)
        VanGogh olive grove with picking figures ii(This course qualifies for certificate programs)
        with Mark Boccuzzi
        Wednesday: May 20th - June 10th
        5:30pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!)

        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.

        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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      • Traveling Out of the Body: A Practical and Scientific Perspective (4 weeks)
        OBE BoyFlying(This course qualifies for certificate programs)
        with Graham Nicholls
        Monday: June 1st - June 22nd
        2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!)

        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.
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      • Paranormal Phenomena: EVP, ITC, & Technologies
        with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
        Wednesday, June 3rd - June 24th  (NEW DATES!)
        8:30pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $99

        This 4-week course will focus on the technology used to examine paranormal phenomena.  The course will explore Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP), Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC), and other technology that is often used in the investigation of paranormal phenomena.

        Instructor Loyd Auerbach is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts on the paranormal.  His courses are always well attended and some of the most exciting courses offered at the Rhine Education Center.

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      • Eight Important Studies in Parapsychology (8 weeks)
        (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
        with John G. Kruth, M.S.
        Tuesday, May 12th - June 30th

        4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $225 (Tuition Reduced!)

        EnergyBodies TantricThis 8 week academic course will explore a different scientific study in parapsychology each week.  Students will be asked to read a scientific paper to prepare for each week, and the class will examine the purpose of the study, the methodology presented, the analysis technique, and the significance of the study to the field of parapsychology.  Each week, the studies will be reviewed in class, and students will be asked to discuss specific topics in the courseroom to help provide additional insight into the study.

        Studies will include Zener card research done at the Duke Parapsychology Lab, the Ganzfeld technique, studies of Remote Viewing, micro-PK experiments from the PEAR Lab, studies of healing, and poltergeists, among others.

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    • ProfParanormalsmIntroduction to Parapsychology (8 weeks)
      (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
      with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
      Monday: April 27th - June 22nd
      8:30pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $199 (Tuition Reduced!)

      This survey course covers the basics of parapsychology including the topics addressed by parapsychology, the history of parapsychology, and the role of parapsychology in the sciences. Additional topics may include psi in different cultures, skeptical issues in psi, the theories behind psi phenomena, and the special ethical issues that occur in psi research.

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    • Human Consciousness & Survival Studies (8 weeks)
      (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
      with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
      Tuesday, April 28th - June 16th
      8:30pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time
      Tuition: $199 (Tuition Reduced!)

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    • This course will review the characteristics of Near Death Experiences (NDEs), Out of Body Experiences (OBEs), Mediumship and after death communication, and examine the current research that is occurring in this area. It will include qualitative investigations, laboratory studies, of the effects of these experiences on individuals, and counselling efforts that have been used to help people with these experiences.

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Other Courses Offered



AfterTheTest

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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Current Courses



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Courses Now Available - Summer 2020

 

      • Experiencing the Exceptional & Extraordinary (4 weeks)
        with Chantal Toporow, PhD
        Tuesday, August 11th - September 1st
        4:00pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!)

        NDEImage01This 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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      • Developing Your Intuition
        with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
        Monday, Augsust 3rd - August 24th 
        7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!) 

        StreamingConsciousnessThis 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.

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      • Remote Viewing (4 weeks)
        with Paul H. Smith, PhD
        Wednesday, August 5th - August  26th

        7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $99

        RemoteViewingExperienceThis 4-week online introduction to remote viewing (RV) will discuss RV’s origins and history, scientific protocols, methodologies, applications, success stories and failures, explanatory theories, skeptical critiques, and much more, including brief instruction to the RV process and an opportunity to perform your own remote viewing session during the course of instruction. The controversy surrounding teaching of remote viewing will be discussed, and you will be introduced to the roles played in remote viewing by some of the most significant personalities in the field, including such luminaries as Ingo Swann, Hal Puthoff, Russell Targ, Joseph McMoneagle, Ed May, and others.

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      • ProfParanormalsmPsi in Movies, TV, Literature, & Comics (4 weeks)
        with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
        Tuesday: August 11th - September 1st
         7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!)

        This fun course will explore movies, TV (fictional and reality), and literature and separate the truth from fiction. It will explore how popular culture is influenced by psi experiences, beliefs, and misconceptions about the phenomena.  More importantly, it will explore how media representations of psi influence the public's beliefs in and about psi, even to the point of affecting how people experience psi events when they happen. 

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Other Courses Offered



AfterTheTest

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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Courses Now Available - Summer 2020

        • Experiencing the Exceptional & Extraordinary (4 weeks)
          with Chantal Toporow, PhD
          Tuesday, August 11th - September 1st
          4:00pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time
          Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!)

          NDEImage01This is a Seminar course that will involve live student interaction and discussion. Enrollment is limited!

          This 4 week seminar 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.

          Read More...


      • ProfParanormalsmPsi in Movies, TV, Literature, & Comics (4 weeks)
        with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
        Tuesday: August 11th - September 1st
         7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!)

        This is a Seminar course that will involve live student interaction and discussion. Enrollment is limited!

        This fun course will explore movies, TV (fictional and reality), and literature and separate the truth from fiction. It will explore how popular culture is influenced by psi experiences, beliefs, and misconceptions about the phenomena.  More importantly, it will explore how media representations of psi influence the public's beliefs in and about psi, even to the point of affecting how people experience psi events when they happen. 

        Read More...


      • Remote Viewing (4 weeks)
        with Paul H. Smith, PhD
        Wednesday, August 5th - August  26th

        7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $99

        RemoteViewingExperienceThis 4-week online introduction to remote viewing (RV) will discuss RV’s origins and history, scientific protocols, methodologies, applications, success stories and failures, explanatory theories, skeptical critiques, and much more, including brief instruction to the RV process and an opportunity to perform your own remote viewing session during the course of instruction. The controversy surrounding teaching of remote viewing will be discussed, and you will be introduced to the roles played in remote viewing by some of the most significant personalities in the field, including such luminaries as Ingo Swann, Hal Puthoff, Russell Targ, Joseph McMoneagle, Ed May, and others.

        Read More...


      • Developing Your Intuition
        with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
        Monday, Augsust 3rd - August 24th 
        7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time
        Tuition: $79 (Tuition Reduced!) 

        StreamingConsciousnessThis 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 these courses.



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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.



AfterTheTest

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.

Courses Offered At the Rhine Education Center
Spring Session, 2013 


 

This class is currently in session.
No more applications are being accepted.


 

Introduction To Parapsychology
with Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone
(Broadcasts every Monday April 29th -  June 17th or watch the recorded classes)


  View the Course Syllabus

zingrone032013This 8 week online introduction to parapsychology will include seven (7) classes by Dr. Nancy Zingrone, and a guest lecture by a prominent parapsychologist. Classes will begin on Monday, April 29th and continue until Monday June 17th. Classes will be broadcast each Monday (except Memorial Day) from 6:30pm – 8pm Eastern Time, but the courses will also be recorded so that you can view them when it is most convenient for you.

In this introductory online course, Dr. Nancy Zingrone will present a series of seven (7) online classes to introduce students to the basics of parapsychology; the scientific study of paranormal experiences. This interesting course will use case studies and experiments to explore extrasensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis (mind over matter), near death and out of body experiences, apparitions (including ghosts), and modern research in parapsychology. Students taking this course will gain a deeper understanding of subjective paranormal experiences and the nature of consciousness, and learn that there are a variety of ways to explore these fascinating experiences.

This is an academic course designed to provide professional education in the field of parapsychology. Students will be required to participate in weekly online discussion forums with other students and they will be evaluated on their progress in the course. Each student will receive a letter grade for the course which may qualify them for a certificate of completion from the Rhine Education Center.


Dates: Monday, April 29 – Monday, June 17 (except Memorial Day);   One class per week.
Time:  Monday evenings; 6:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern Time; or watch the recorded classes anytime
Where: Online Course available from your PC
Prerequisites: None required for this introductory course
Tuition:  $199 ($179 for Rhine members or students enrolled in a degree program)

All applications must be received by Friday, April 26th.


This course will be broadcast each Monday from April 29th - June 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm Eastern Time.  If you cannot attend the live broadcast, you can view a recorded version of these classes at your convenience.  Information on viewing these classes will be provided before the class begins.

View the Course Syllabus 


AfterTheTest Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as academic courses to provide professional education in Parapsychology. Students are required to participate in weekly discussion forums and evaluations will be provided throughout the courses. All students enrolled in the courses will receive a letter grade and may qualify for a future certificate from the Rhine Education Center.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.


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.

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