Available courses

The Introduction to Parapsychology course is a comprehensive overview of the scientific and academic study of psychic phenomena. The course was designed and is team-taught by Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone and Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado.

Taught over 15 weeks, the Introduction includes weekly lectures and participation in the weekly discussion forum with the faculty. Grading is pass/fail.

The student is required to purchase the course textbook, Irwin and Watt's Introduction to Parapsychology (2007, Jefferson City, NC: McFarland) and is also encouraged to obtain a subscription to the online Library of Exploratory Science. Additional course materials will be provided in the classroom frame for the student and will include primary articles from the peer-reviewed journal literature, secondary source materials such as chapters from the Advances in Parapsychological Research series and recent anthologies of research and theory, suggested books that review research and theory, provide a historical background or provide autobiographical or biographical materials of relevant individuals, and additional presentations from academic and scientific conferences available on YouTube and elsewhere as well as free resources from such online databases as the Hathi Trust and Google Scholar.

The requirements for a successful completion of the course will be live attendance or viewing of the recording of the 90-minute weekly webinar; individual consultations required in Weeks 2, 6 and 10; substantive short quizzes in Weeks 3, 7 and 11; the submission of a proposal for the final paper with a preliminary annotated bibliography relevant to the course and to the student's goals for the course in Week 6; and the submission of the final paper in Week 15.

The History of Parapsychology course is a comprehensive overview of the scientific and academic study of psychic phenomena. The course was designed and is team-taught by Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone.

Taught over 15 weeks, the History includes weekly lectures and participation in the weekly discussion forum with the faculty. Grading for the course is pass/fail.

The student is required to purchase the course textbook Beloff’s Concise History of Parapsychology (out of print but available from Amazon.com, ABE Books, and other online used book sellers). The student is also encouraged to obtain a subscription to the online Library of Exploratory Science. Additional course materials will be provided in the classroom frame for the student and will include primary articles from the peer-reviewed journal literature, secondary source materials such as chapters from the Advances in Parapsychological Research series and recent anthologies of research and theory, suggested books that review research and theory, provide a historical background or provide autobiographical or biographical materials of relevant individuals, and additional presentations from academic and scientific conferences available on YouTube and elsewhere as well as free resources from such online databases as the Hathi Trust and Google Scholar, as well as the onsite resources of any local university of public libraries that the student might find useful.

The requirements for a successful completion of the course will be live attendance or viewing of the recording of the 90-minute weekly webinar; individual consultations required in Weeks 2 and 6; uploading in Week 7 of an audio or video presentation made by the student that focuses on the life and work of a psychical researcher or parapsychologist of the student’s goals for the course; submitting in Week 10 an essay written by the student on a topic designed to fit the student’s goals for the course; and finally, submitting in Week 15 an essay review written by the student on a book or books relevant to the course and the student’s goals.

 

This 15-week (semester-long) course is an interdisciplinary offering that draws on anthropology, religious studies, philosophy, depth psychology and psychical research, among other fields. It is designed as an advanced undergraduate or Master's-level graduate seminar course to introduce participants to academic research and theory.

The course covers all aspects of research on reincarnation, including reincarnation beliefs, methods of case investigation, findings from investigations, and the interpretation of those findings. It includes original lectures as well as readings from the reincarnation and larger scientific literature and involves participation through discussion among participants. It is self-paced with an estimated time commitment of 5-6 hours per week, including discussion periods. 

Unit 1: Introduction to the Study of Reincarnation Signs
Unit 2: The Belief in Reincarnation
Unit 3: Research Styles and Interpretative Frames
Unit 4: Child Studies: Episodic Memories, Statements and Recognitions
Unit 5: Child Studies: Behavioral Signs of Reincarnation
Unit 6: Child Studies: Physical Signs of Reincarnation
Unit 7: Child Studies: The Interval Between Death and Rebirth
Unit 8: Child Studies: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Historical Patterns
Unit 9: Child Studies: The Psychology of Past-Life Memory
Unit 10: From Child to Adult: The Developmental Continuum
Unit 11: Past-Life Memories in Induced States of Consciousness
Unit 12: The Contributions of Shamans, Psychics and Mediums
Unit 13: Mind/Brain Relations, Survival of Death and Reincarnation
Unit 14: Postmortem Survival and Reincarnation: Philosophical Concerns
Unit 15: The Process of Reincarnation

The next session of the course begins on January 4, 2016.

SyllabusView a more complete course description with a unit-by-unit (week-by-week) outline of requirements.

Course Evaluations. See what previous students have had to say about the course.

About the Coordinator. James G. (Jim) Matlock, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and parapsychologist with more than 30 years' experience studying and writing about reincarnation signs. For more about him, visit his web site, www.jamesgmatlock.net.

Still have Questions? Send them to jgmatlock@yahoo.com.

Register  The registration fee for the Spring, 2016, session is $300, or $150 for full-time students. Preferred methods of payment are major credit cards and PayPal. Arrangements may be made for overseas registrants to pay by bank transfer. Checks and money orders will not be not accepted.

While dreaming, we are attuned to every aspect of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  Our dreams can warn us about and diagnose physical ailments, advise us of important aspects in our relationships and careers, point out our strengths and weaknesses, and guide us along on our spiritual paths.

Are you getting the most from your dreams?  Do you understand the messages they send each night?  Are you taking action on these messages?  By journaling and working with your dreams and dream symbols, you can learn to interpret your dreams and get the most from them.

If your dreams provide the directions, then your dream journal is your map – starting with where you’ve already been and pointing you to where you are going and your highest potential. The only expert you need consult to understand your dreams is you. 

This course is designed to be self-directed, without a mentor. This allows you to work at your own pace. You will get the most from the course by reading and following the lessons, watching the videos and using the templates, in the order provided. It is recommended that you spend one week on each module before moving on to the next, but you may spend more or less time on each, as desired. The materials are self-explanatory and include instructions, where needed. In case there are questions or concerns, you may leave a question or comment in the Support Forum and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.

The course covers the following material:

  • Module 1: Remembering and Journaling Your Dreams
  • Module 2: Working with Dream Symbols
  • Module 3: Working with Dream Characters
  • Module 4: Identifying Day Residue
  • Module 5: More Simple Dreamworking Techniques
  • Module 6: Honoring the Dream
  • [1] one-hour (or [2] half-hour) Skype or phone consultations at any time during the course

Prerequisite: None.

COST: $99.00 via PayPal, if purchased separately. You get a 20% discount if Level 1 and Level 2 are purchased together ($158.40 total / $79.20 ea) and a 25% discount if all three are purchased together ($222.75 total / $74.25 each).

To register send me your payment via PayPal. You can start at anytime once payment is received and I enroll you in the course.

There are no texts to purchase, all materials needed are included in the course.

If you are interested in doing a mentored course with others, send me an EMAIL and I will put you on a list. I will do a mentored, interactive course with one module per week for $129.00 per person if I receive a minimum of 4 people that can do it at the same time. This will include a one-hour group session via Skype and discussion forums in each module to connect with your cohorts.

This is an intermediate course which delves deeper into personal dream interpretation methods. Even if you are an experienced dream journaler, you must complete Level 1 before you can take Level 2 because Level 1 contains basic practices that are needed to get the most out of this course.

This course is designed to be self-directed, without a mentor. This allows you to work at your own pace. You will get the most from the course by reading and following the lessons, watching the videos and using the templates, in the order provided. It is recommended that you spend one week on each module before moving on to the next, but you may spend more or less time on each as desired. The materials are self-explanatory and include instructions, where needed. In case there are questions or concerns, you may leave a question or comment in the Support Forum and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.

The course covers the following material:

  • Module 1: Creating Your Personal Symbol Dictionary
  • Module 2: Working with Actions in Dreams
  • Module 3: Working with Dream Settings
  • Module 4: Identifying Puns and Metaphors in Dreams
  • Module 5: How your waking life beliefs and your dream beliefs may be in conflict and why
  • Module 6: Other Considerations, Additional Techniques and Resources
  • [1] one-hour (or [2] half-hour) Skype or phone consultation at any time during the course

Prerequisite: Level 1 Dreamworking

COST: $99.00 via PayPal, if purchased separately. You get a 20% discount if Level 1 and Level 2 are purchased together ($158.40 total / $79.20 ea) and a 25% discount if all three are purchased together ($222.75 total / $74.25 each).

To register send me your payment via PayPal. You can start at anytime once payment is received and I enroll you in the course.

There are no texts to purchase, all materials needed are included in the course.

If you are interested in doing a mentored course with others, send me an EMAIL and I will put you on a list. I will do a mentored, interactive course with one module per week for $129.00 if I receive a minimum of 4 people that can do it at the same time. This will include a one-hour group session via Skype and discussion forums in each module to connect with cohorts.

This is an advanced course which delves deeper into personal dream interpretation methods. Even if you are an experienced dream journaler, you must complete Levels 1 and 2 before you can take Level 3 because they contains basic practices that are needed to complete the course.

This course is designed to be self-directed, without a mentor. This allows you to work at your own pace. You will get the most from the course by reading and following the lessons, watching the videos and using the templates, in the order provided. It is recommended that you spend one week on each module before moving on to the next, but you may spend more or less time on each as desired. The materials are self-explanatory and include instructions, where needed. In case there are questions or concerns, you may leave a question or comment in the Support Forum and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.

The course covers the following material:

  • Module 1: How to do a Contingency Analysis on a Dream Symbol
  • Module 2: How to do a Content Analysis on a group or series of dreams
  • Module 3: Projection and Dream Groups
  • Module 4: Additional Techniques and Resources
  • [1] one-hour (or [2] half-hour) Skype or phone consultation at any time during the course 

Prerequisites: Level 1 Dreamworking, Level 2 Dreamworking

COST: $99.00 via PayPal, if purchased separately. You get a 20% discount if Level 1 and Level 2 are purchased together ($158.40 total / $79.20 ea) and a 25% discount if all three are purchased together ($222.75 total / $74.25 each).

To register send me your payment via PayPal. You can start at anytime once payment is received and I enroll you in the course.

There are no texts to purchase, all materials needed are included in the course.

I will not be offering this as a mentored course with others as these techniques are best worked alone.

NOTE: This course is still being developed and so may change.