A researcher of psychic abilities is set to give a presentation regarding psychic applications in real-world scenarios and some of the issues involved at Placitas Community Library.

Bryan Williams.

Psychical Research Foundation Research Director Bryan J. Williams is scheduled to speak starting at 2 p.m. April 16 in the library’s Gracie Lee Community Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Can some people focus their minds in such a way that they can accurately perceive a certain object, place or event from many miles away, or even see into the future? Some people might say “yes,” while others might say “no.”

“For the past 80 years or so, parapsychologists have conducted a range of experiments designed to test for psychic abilities under controlled conditions, and upon being evaluated as a whole, a considerable proportion of them do seem to offer evidence indicating that such abilities might indeed be real,” according to a library news release sent by volunteer Pam Troutman.

Skeptics might wonder if psychic ability is real, why doesn’t society use it more, from winning the lottery to solving crimes?

“The answer is that some psychic abilities have actually been put to work in this manner, but there are lessons on both sides of the debate to be learned,” according to the release.

Williams studied psychology at the University of New Mexico and was a research student of the late parapsychologist William Roll. In addition to various peer-reviewed journal articles and online materials, he is the author of the monograph, “Psychic Phenomena and the Brain: Exploring the Neuropsychology of Psi” and has contributed chapters to such scholarly anthologies as “Evidence for Psi” and “Advances in Parapsychological Research 10.”

Psychical Research Foundation is a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to research and education in parapsychology.

For more information, visit placitaslibrary.com or call 505-867-3355.
Placitas Community Library is at 453 NM 165, Placitas.