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Who is Julie Beischel?

Julie BeischelJulie Beischel, PhD, is the Co-Founder and Director of Research at The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential. Her research interests center on the survival of consciousness hypothesis and include proof-focused studies of mediums' communication with discarnates and process-focused studies of mediums' experiences of that communication.  She is also interested in the practical social applications of mediumship and survival research.

Dr. Beischel received her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona. She was the first recipient of the William James Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mediumship and Survival Research at the University of Arizona where she served as Co-Director of the VERITAS Research Program before moving the research and the screening and training of prospective research mediums to Windbridge in January of 2008. In addition to being a full member of the Parapsychological Association, Dr. Beischel is a member of the scientific advisory boards of the Rhine Research Center and the Forever Family Foundation. She is the recipient of a 2008 Bial Foundation research grant and has published peer-reviewed articles in journals including The Journal of Parapsychology, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Transpersonal Psychology Review, and Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing.

For more information and for updates on Dr. Beischel's research and publications, please see

Selected publications:
Beischel, J. (2007/2008). Contemporary methods used in laboratory-based mediumship research. The Journal of Parapsychology, 71 ("Spring/Fall 2007"/ pub. Aug. 2008), 37-68.

Beischel, J. & Rock, A. J. (submitted). Addressing the survival vs. psi debate through process-focused mediumship research. The Journal of Parapsychology.

Beischel, J., & Schwartz, G.E. (2007). Anomalous information reception by research mediums demonstrated using a novel triple-blind protocol. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing, 3 (1), 23-27.

Rock, A. J., & Beischel, J. (2008). Quantitative analysis of mediums' conscious experiences during a discarnate reading versus a control task: A pilot study. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 8 (2), 157-179.

Rock, A. J., Beischel, J., & Cott, C. C. (in press). Psi vs. Survival: A qualitative investigation of mediums' phenomenology comparing psychic readings and ostensible communication with the deceased. Transpersonal Psychology Review, 13 (2).

Rock, A. J., Beischel, J., & Schwartz, G. E. (2008). Thematic analysis of research mediums' experiences of discarnate communication. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22 (2), 179-192.  


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