Psychic Medium Researcher, Dr Julie Beischel Recounts Challenges of Investigating the Afterlife in a University Setting

Released on: June 15, 2008, 11:16 pm

Press Release Author: Joni Johnston

Industry: Management

Press Release Summary: Windbridge Institute co-founder and after life researcher,
Dr. Julie Beischel worked with psychic mediums at the University of Arizona for six
years before heading out on her own. She shares her experiences and discusses her
current research in this interview.

Press Release Body: Del Mar, CA, June 16, 2008 -- Join Alex Tsakiris for an
interview with Dr. Julie Beischel on psychic mediums and their claims to connect
with those who have passed away. During the 45-minute interview Beischel discusses
the challenges of carrying out such controversial research within a university

". If there's a question, that is science's job. There's no line regarding what you
can and cannot ask but, if you're at a university, then there is because there's
public pressure. they are just a giant nonprofit basically. They have to worry
about funding, and people saying things like, 'this is such a waste of taxpayer
money.' But, no university dollar ever went to support our research. It was
totally privately funded."

Beischel also discusses the upcoming demonstration of psychic medium communication
being carried out by Skeptiko and the Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

A complete transcript of the interview is available at:

Dr. Julie Beischel is Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute, and was the
first ever recipient of the William James Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mediumship and
Survival Research. Her research interests center on the survival of consciousness
hypothesis and include proof-focused studies on mediums\' communication with
discarnates and process-focused studies on mediums\' experiences of that

Alex Tsakiris is host of Podcast.

About Skeptiko

Skeptiko is the first scientifically oriented Podcast exploring new research in
controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology,
near-death-experience, reincarnation, and after-life encounters. Each episode
features open, honest debate on new scientific discoveries. The show includes
interviews with top research scientists and their critics.

About OpenSourceScience

OpenSourceScience is the first scientifically oriented website to bring the power of
open source methods to the skeptical examination of controversial areas of science
such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and
after-life encounters.
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Joni Johnston
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(858) 225-7554

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