Back in 2010, Drs. Carlos S. Alvarado and Nancy L. Zingrone, established a project called “The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education” under their consulting business, Alvarado Consulting. The AZIRE was founded to be the category under which all of their educational activities could take place. The original site contained lots of information about their own work (and this site includes that too) but especially highlighted the founding and development of The AZIRE Library and Learning Center in the virtual world, Second Life (which was founded before the website, on August 29th, 2009), as well as the WizIQ-based and Moodle-based teaching activities of the pair (which came along in 2010 with the original website).
Both research psychologists who have spent their careers working in and around the scientific study of what seem to be psychic experiences, Alvarado and Zingrone have not only conducted quite a bit of research over their thirty-plus year collaboration but they are dedicated to providing both free and fee-based education in histories of psychical research and parapsychology as well as the findings, methods and theory of this difficult area of science.
Because standing libraries in the “real world” are so expensive to develop and maintain and bricks and mortar institutions of higher education so unlikely to embrace this type of research or education — especially in the United States where Alvarado and Zingrone live — they have moved their efforts online. This website is designed to highlight these efforts and provide additional resources for the serious student of the field, whether they are pursuing a personal passion or adding to their academic or scientific skill set. And, of course, if you are interested in their consulting form, there is a page to introduce that and link over to the .com site as well.