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Virginia Beach, Virgina – Belief in psychic ability and the experience of psychic phenomena are very much a part of the daily lives of hundreds of millions of people. Atlantic University’s (AU) first-ever conference Parapsychology and Consciousness, October 14-16, illuminates the less-known, but vitally important, scientific side of these occurrences. An early registration discount is available for those who sign up before August 15.

There is a significant amount of serious interest among scientists and scholars in a host of various psychic phenomena. Many of the best minds in parapsychology and consciousness, many of whom are on the forefront of research, are coming together for this unique event. Invited speakers include Julie Beischel, PhD, Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential; Edwin C. May, PhD, Founding Director of Laboratories for Fundamental Research; Roger Nelson, PhD, Founder and Director for the Global Conscious Project; and Dean Radin, PhD, Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

Other speakers include Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD; Loyd Auerbach, MS; Stephen Braude, PhD; James Carpenter, PhD; David McMillin, MA; Ginette Nachman, MD, PhD; John Palmer, PhD; Frank Pasciuti, PhD; Henry Reed, PhD; Doug Richards, PhD; Christine Simmonds-Moore, PhD; Robert Van de Castle, PhD; and Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD.

Open to all, Parapsychology and Consciousness is scheduled for October 14-16, 2011, at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451. Conference admission is just $395 ($375 for students with a valid ID). There is a special discounted rate of $325 for registrations made prior to August 15. Call 800-428-1512 or visit for information or to register.

The Fall 2011 semester at AU is August 29-December 11. Registration ends July 29.

Atlantic University (AU) is a Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)-accredited, graduate-level institution offering a Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Studies. The emphasis in transpersonal studies is on the fundamental oneness of all life, the notion that our essential nature as human beings is spiritual, and that learning must enrich and deepen our relationships to ourselves, to our families and communities, and to the global community. AU also offers continuing education courses for working professionals, including courses certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC); certificates in personal growth designed to augment various professional career paths; residential workshops, typically held in Virginia Beach, Va.; and online eGroups that are not offered for academic credit but allow people to study a topic of interest with an expert “mentor” (for more information visit Distinguished as the first university founded in Virginia Beach, AU’s faculty is composed of highly acclaimed and qualified professionals including well-known authors and national lecturers. Founded by spiritual philosopher and holistic healing pioneer Edgar Cayce in 1930, AU maintains an affiliation with Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). For more information, visit

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