The Albuquerque NM Croak & Dagger chapter of Sisters in Crime welcomes mystery fans who enjoy felonious fun, absolutely criminal companionship and sensational speakers. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and open to the public.
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Avenue NE
Classroom 6 on the second floor, accessible by stairs or elevator
Meetings begin at 7pm
4th Tuesday each month:
No December Meeting
Tuesday October 24 - Bryan J. Williams - "Mind Over Matter"
Saturday, November 4 - Local Author Fair
Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library is hosting a local author fair on Saturday, November 4th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
at Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central Avenue NW
Published and self-published authors (fiction, nonfiction, local history, young adult and children’s books) from the area will promote their published work(s), meet with members of the local community, interact with other writers, and sign and sell copies of their books during the event.
Many stories are told of people mysteriously being able to move objects - and influence other forms of matter in the physical world around them - solely by “the power of the mind.” Does such an ability exist, or is it pure fiction?
Bryan J. Williams will present an overview of what parapsychology researchers have learned about the alleged ability of psychokinesis (aka “mind over matter”) through surveys of anecdotal case reports, controlled experimental testing, and limited observation in the field.
When considered together, the findings from various studies do lend a degree of support toward the possible existence of such an ability, although in many cases, it’s not all what some might expect it to be.
Bryan Williams is the Research Director of the Psychical Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in parapsychology, that is currently based in Carrollton, Texas. He previously studied psychology at the University of New Mexico and was a research student of the late parapsychologist William G. Roll. In 2008, he was selected to be a co-recipient of the Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship Award offered by the Parapsychology Foundation in New York. In addition to various online materials and articles published in the peer-reviewed parapsychological literature, he is the author of the monograph Psychic Phenomena and the Brain: Exploring the Neuropsychology of Psi (Gladesville, NSW, Australia: Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, 2015), and has contributed chapters to the scholarly anthologies Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums, and Other Extraordinary People (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-Clio, 2010), In Search of Psi: Contemporary Perspectives on Extrasensory Perception, Psychokinesis, and Survival (Pari, Italy: Pari Publishing, 2014), and Evidence for Psi: Thirteen Empirical Research Reports (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2015). He currently lives in Albuquerque.