Presentations and Lecture Topics
If you would like the San Diego Paranormal Research Society to present about any of the topics listed below, please contact Nicole Strickland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and the Paranormal
This class explores both Piaget's stages of cognitive development and Erikson's stages of psychosocial development and how a child might perceive and be affected by the paranormal at each phase. Other discussion points include signs that children are communicating with spiritual energies and some tips and suggestions for parents, educators and paranormal investigators on how to handle these such cases. This course also offers advice for mentoring a child with psychic abilities and explains the origins and traits of crystal, rainbow, indigo and blue-ray children.
San Diego's Most Haunted
This presentation discusses the history and paranormal claims of various historical landmarks in San Diego, California. Locations discussed include the Whaley House, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hotel Del Coronado, Santee Barn, Davis-Horton House, Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Pine Hills Lodge, AVO Playhouse, Star of India (Euterpe), Berkeley Ferryboat, and more. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society has conducted paranormal investigations at many of the sites mentioned and its highlights / paranormal collected data from its case files are discussed in depth.
RMS Queen Mary - Haunted Queen of the Seas
Nicole Strickland has been researching the RMS Queen Mary for close to 15 years. She has presented about the ship's history and paranormal phenomena at numerous conferences and libraries as well as on television, radio and in print. This presentation gives a detailed overview of the liner's remarkable history and thoroughly discusses its resident spiritual energies and theories for its hauntings. Collected paranormal data in the form of audio, video and photography from various ship locations will be showcased. This is a very popular and often requested presentation.
Tulpas and Thought Projections
It is often highly theorized that our own thoughts and psychokinetic projections can directly cause or at least influence a location's hauntings. This presentation discusses the origins of tulpas or "manifestations" and "emanations." It is theorized that persistent thoughts about something can generate thought-provoked life forms. Thus, are some known hauntings and/or spiritual entities the byproduct of our own imaginations and psychokinetic creations? Quite possibly, yes. For example, are some alleged negative and/or malevolent paranormal cases caused by human thought projections and tulpas? This question and more are examined in this presentation as well as how tulpas can implicate the field of paranormal research.
Trends in Paranormal Research
This presentation explores various trends in the field of paranormal research and investigation and their effects on the field at large. Discussed trends include technological advances / metaphysical instruments and their implications; spirit resolution vs. "para-tainment"; getting rid of "ego" and educational development. Those who fervently engage themselves in down-to-earth paranormal research, including proper protocol, standard operating procedures and empathy, are becoming more comfortable calling out those amateur groups of people who act in manners that disrespect the departed and the field at large. All in all, I do see more and more genuine, grounded paranormal research teams expanding their repertoire by helping the ethereal energies they investigate and commune with. In my opinion, this is vital in the rapport building between the living and departed – the ultimate, natural way to improve not only the paranormal research arena but how the public at large perceives it.
History of Spiritualism and Seances
This lecture discusses the history of Spiritualism and its impact on paranormal research. Discussed are the key individuals involved in Spiritualism, such as the Fox Sisters, Houdini and other scientific researchers who either supported or debunked those claiming to be psychic. The types of fraud that occurred during the movement is also highlighted as are the ways those attempted to communicate with the spirit realm.
Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
The San Diego Paranormal Research Society has been studying the history and spiritual phenomena at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe for almost ten years. This presentation highlights some of the team's case study data (EVP and ITC captures), personal experiences and history of the iconic Vista landmark.