I’ve just booked for the Society for Psychical Research’s annual do, which this year is being held at Swansea University. One of the speakers is neuropsychologist Peter Fenwick, who is always good value on the subject of near-death experiences. (The title of his talk mentions ‘End of Life Experiences’ and ‘Cardiac Arrest OBEs’, which are perhaps more exact terms, given that a near-death experience these days can simply mean an accident, or a narrow escape from one.) The last talk I heard Fenwick give was about deathbed visions, followed by one on terminal lucidity – which I wrote about here.
Other topics include electronic voice phenomena and precognitive dreams.
I wish I could go to conferences more often, but they are quite costly when you include accommodation, meals and travel. I tell myself one can get just as good information from the speakers’ books and articles – for a fraction of the cost. (I never bothered with lectures much at university, and it didn’t make any difference.) But there is something special about a group meeting. One picks up nuances that would otherwise get missed, and it’s good to meet the speakers and other people.
Would be glad to meet up with any of Paranormalia’s readers who might be going. I possess a little blogging camera, and with luck will be able to cobble together a little video afterwards.
Full event details here. Registration closes Tuesday August 27.