Frequently enough we are asked questions like «where can we get parapsychological education?» or «where can i find good courses on parapsychology?» that indicates existence of a big interest to study of paranormal phenomena in society.
At the moment, a lot of different courses, programs and schools performing education on parapsychological issues exist. One would think that it’s a good tendention since existence of choice probably allows everyone to choose exaclty what they need. Unfortunately, things are not so good, since a majority of these educational options don’t deal with scientific parapsychology. We’ve seen a lot of magicians, psychics, healers and wizards performing such courses. In most cases they deal with dissemination of personal experience of these esotericists, methods of supernatural abilities development etc.; in some cases these courses comprise material on such bizzare topics as UFO, Nessie, Tarot, warlockry etc. Once again we kindly ask everybody to understand that similar courses and projects have nothing to do with parapsychology.
However, few specialized educational programs and courses do exist and they are developed by professional parapsychologists, and a part of them can be accessed distantly through Internet. But one hitch lies here – all above mentioned courses require good English knowledge, since they are predominantly performed by USA-, Great Britain- or Australia-based scholars. Such possibilities are closed for non-English-speaking people. Unfortunately, there are no adequate educational programm on evidence-based parapsychology in Russian or Ukrainian.
The need for development of such educational programs escalated long ago, since there is a big demand for paranormal topics and, at the same time, total ignorance in issues related to study of paranormal phenomena. Funny enough, but harldy anything reached by world parapsychology during last semicentenary isn’t known on post-USSR territory. This is largely responsible for a significant efflorescence of pseudoscientific concepts and the vogue for pop-esotericism and pop-mystics.
One of the main goals of Ukrainian Center for Parapsychological Research establishment is a creation of educational platform intended for liquidation of social ignorance in issues related to parapsychology, as well as training of new experts that will be able to make their own contribution to modern parapsychological researches.
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