John G. Kruth
John G. Kruth has been studying parapsychology informally for over 35 years, and has been a formal member of the Rhine research team since 2009. His research has included studies related to energetic healing methods, bioenergy signatures, out-of-body experiences, qualitative case studies, and mind-matter interaction. He is the founder and Education Director for the Rhine Education Center which offers professional online education opportunities in parapsychology supported by professional parapsychologists around the world. In 2011, he became the Executive Director of the Rhine and has led an initiative to publicize the information provided by the Rhine and to establish a global community of researchers, experiencers, and practitioners who can discuss and study Psi phenomena in a safe and supportive environment. He is a business leader, an educator and a parapsychologist who is one of the lucky people who is truly living his dream.
IRVA 2014 – The Rhine Research Center
Many people believe that research into Remote Viewing began in the 1970’s when Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ met with Ingo Swann to explore a form of anomalous communication that Ingo called Remote Viewing. This was the beginning of a significant initiative to study RV, and it led to a formal study of this phenomenon at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), and eventually to a study that was recognized and funded by the U.S. government in the program that was eventually known as STARGATE. What many practitioners of RV might not know is that this research at SRI and the work done by Ingo Swann may never have occurred if it were not for a substantial body of research that preceded the SRI studies.
The formal study and investigation of phenomena like RV originated in a small North Carolina university in 1935. It was at this time that J.B. Rhine founded the Duke Parapsychology Labs and began controlled and formal academic studies into the phenomena that we now call Psi. J.B. Rhine’s early successes and his impeccable reputation provided a foundation for future researchers to build on and provided a legitimacy that enabled researchers like Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ to explore these fringe phenomena. The popularity of the Rhine labs also provided a forum for people like Alex Tanous, Sean Harribance, Keith “Blue” Harary and others to demonstrate their talents and provide scientific legitimacy for their abilities.
John will introduce the history of the Rhine Research Center to the IRVA community and provide the significant contributions of the Rhine scientists to the field of Parapsychology and the importance of this work to historical remote viewers and current researchers. John will also talk about current work that is being done at the Rhine including the research, outreach and RV education that is being provided through Rhine programs, workshops and events.