KOD's January Class: Psychic Research

Posted by Scarlet Pumpernickel | 8:00 PM | 4 comments »

Received this from the newly elected President-Elect of KOD (mystery/suspense online chapter of RWA) Melba Moon. She asked me to post this info in case anyone would like to try a class, you don't have to be a member of KOD to take the class! But she said it would be neat if you would consider joining because it's a great group! KOD offers the best classes, stop by their website and check them out! You will be glad you did! **************************Permission to Forward**************************** RWA's Mystery/Suspense Chapter is pleased to announce our COFFIN College ofFelony and Intrigue MURDERONE online Workshop for the month of January 2010.WORKSHOP: The Truth about Psychic Research: What It Is, Who Does It, and How toUse Psychic Research to Build Your Fictional Worlds and Distract Your Readerswith Red HerringsINSTRUCTOR: Mary O'GaraCLASS DESCRIPTION: Psychic research isn't an oxymoron but it's so diverse andloosely defined that it's fertile territory for worldbuilding. In thisfast-moving overview of psychic research, Mary will explore· Personal research anyone can do, with a discussion of standards from socialpsychology and other sources· Astrological research, both from historical searches and from statisticalstudies· Research organizations, including brain science and neurolinguisticprogramming studies· Psychic research organizations (real and fictional) that document predictions· Special research-in-action projects such as groups dowsing for water orsearching for missing children· Magical societies and their records or proof of effectivenessThe course provides references to real-world research (both internet andreference books cited) as well as examples from Mary's personal work. Theworkshop includes references to best-selling novels that include realisticresearch societies or methods as part of their worldbuilding. The material willbe suitable for both paranormal writers and for writers of romantic suspensewith psychic or paranormal elements.MURDERONE workshops encompass the technical aspects of murder and mayhem.**PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE 27TH day of the month PRIOR to the start ofthe COFFIN class. Cost of each workshop is (Currently) $15.00 US for KODMembers, $30.00 US for non-KOD Members (RWA membership NOT required to take thecourse).For more information check out our website at http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org********************Permission to Forward****************************


  1. Beth Trissel // December 9, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

    This sounds super interesting. Maybe I could take a class after I pull my own herbal Lore one all together.

  2. Mary Marvella // December 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

    You could teach one! The KOD classes are always super helpful!

  3. Joanne // December 9, 2009 at 6:16 PM  

    Thanks so much for the info. I try to take at least 1 online class per month.

  4. Judy // December 10, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

    KOD is a great group and on-line classes are wonderful. Thanks for posting!!