Rhine Research Center
The Rhine Research Center explores the limits of consciousness and extraordinary human experiences related to unusual and inexplicable phenomena. The task of the Rhine Center is to advance the science of parapsychology, provide education and resources for the public, and promote a community for people with personal and professional interests in PSI. In 1930, academic research in parapsychology began at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Duke Parapsychology Labs were established in 1935.
Joseph B. Rhine headed this department and provided professional research into parapsychology in a university setting. In 1937, the first Journal of Parapsychology was published to provide a peer-reviewed academic forum for recording work in the field, and this journal is still published today.
In 1965, JB Rhine retired from Duke University and set up an independent research center called the Foundation for the Research into the Nature of Man (FRNM) to pursue his interest in ESP and consciousness studies.
In 1995 the center was renamed the Rhine Research Center and continues to pursue the original mission of attempting original research and exploring the nature of human consciousness. The Rhine Education Center offers professional ONLINE courses and certificates in Scientific Parapsychology, and public events at the Rhine explore psychological skills, experiences, techniques and the culture of ESP around the world.
In addition, the Rhine offers significant resources on the history of parapsychology, archival material, a large research library and a complete set of the Journal of Parapsychology from 1937 to the present day.
After all, the Rhine tries to promote a community for people who have psychic experiences or are interested in these phenomena. The Psychic Experiences Group (PEG) meets every month on the Rhine and in independent chapters across the country. The PEG provides a safe and supportive environment for people to share their experiences and listen to the experiences of others.
Foundation for research on human nature