Comments from past students:
I can't say enough about your class. It was awesome. I'm just unfiltered and honest :-) . I was incredibly impressed at your ability to convey a huge amount of info to various types of people. You are brilliant! - Evon K
Mary Marshall is very knowledgeable on the subject matter and made class very interesting. Thank you! K.A.
Mary covered a lot of topic matter and did so with ease. I am now reading books on topics I had never related to ghosts and hauntings before taking her class. She was knowledgeable, informative, and presented the topic matter well. I will be taking more classes of hers. John P.
Instructor was knowledgeable, personable, and the subject matter was interesting. Mary was a pleasure to learn from.
Email received after the second time this woman, Dana, attending one of my lectures:
Ms. Mary Marshall. Thanks for a very enlightened speech, and also for getting my son to grasp quantum physics, and me too." I asked her, "So your son wasn't into quantum before, but is now?" She replied, " No. Lol. He's 13. Probably the youngest kid at the conference. The cool thing for us is that you explained things on an even level. It was brought up today at his parent / teacher conferences. His science and math teachers don't get him. He is really bored. He spent the day today explaining quantum physics. They didn't know what to say. Lol
Classes and/or Lectures avaialable:
History of the Paranormal, Ghosts & Spirit Entities, Paranormal Science, Paranormal Investigation Level I & II, Paranormal Investigation - Managing a Team, Paranormal Entanglement, Ghosts & Spirit Entities, Outdoor Paranormal Investigation - Kettle Moraine, The Results Evidence Review, Kettle Moraine & Other
The Science of Paranormal Investigation
Learn the fundamentals and reasoning behind paranormal activity and analyze common investigative practices, techniques, and scientific theories. Discover how different scientific fields and facts are incorporated into the process of observing and documenting the paranormal and closely examine the specifics that need to be applied while investigating, reviewing data, and in making correlations. Learn why the use of the scientific method in your investigative practices is important. Types of equipment and software will be explored, as well as reviewing data for evidence and how to avoid potential pitfalls.
Learn scientific, psychological, technical, and spiritual aspects of paranormal investigation/research, and develop the ability to practically apply this knowledge. Learn to properly hypothesize, examine, and critically analyze data. You will be introduced to a multidisciplinary approach necessary for the investigation process that includes examination of the sciences involved, the use of equipment/software, the evidence review process, including potential pitfalls, and different types of spirit entities. Real cases will be presented, analyzed and discussed. This course is taught by Mary
Ghost & Spirit Entities
Develop a broad knowledge of how spirits are understood globally and the social roles they play that will give you a new perspective on what Western societies consider ghosts, spirits and the paranormal. Come to understand the importance of culture in this field. Learn about the different type of haunting and phenomenon. Different types of entities, their behavior, capabilities, and interactions with us, and how to best handle it will be explained. Psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects will be examined. Real Paranormal Investigation cases will be discussed.
History of the Paranormal
This class will examine the origins of paranormal investigation, starting with the spiritualist movement at
the turn of last century and the Society of Physical Research. We’ll explore the people behind the most
popular past and current theories, and the equipment that have been used or is in current use within
the paranormal field. How did the communication devices and techniques begin and who developed
Outdoor Paranormal Investigation - Kettle Moraine
We will be examining the challenges and techniques used in paranormal investigations that take place outside. The weather, animals, and more all effect how investigation must be done. We will explore the use of specific equipment, controls, and adjustments that are used. We will review evidence captured and the best practices for getting evidence. The focus will be us exploring the an on going case in the Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin. This fascinating case encompasses ghosts, shadow people, Bigfoot type sightings, light anomalies, UFOs and more. Is there such a thing as a paranormal vortex? Come join us and find out the answer.
Paranormal Investigation: Managing a Team
You will learn how make decisive investments in equipment, manage people and schedules, and monitor performance on and off site as you build your investigative team. Learn the business and legal aspects of running a paranormal investigation group
Paranormal Investigation & Ghosts & Spirit Entities (For Youths ages 13 - 17)
two new paranormal classes are starting at College of DuPage and soon College of Lake County. These classes are designed specifically for youths ages 13 - 17: Paranormal Investigation & Ghosts & Spirit Entities & The History of the Paranormal
Where are these classes available?
Classes are offered at Various Colleges and Schools. Check with the schools to find out when the classes will be offered at that particular location. Not all classes run at all locations at the same time. Usually different schools will be focused upon during diffeent seasons or even years to stagger the availability to any one particular area.
As an educator, Mary helped develop one of the first Paranormal Studies Program in the country that is taught at an institution for higher education. She personally teaches a few different courses of the many courses now available within the Harper College Paranormal Studies Program in Palatine, IL. Mary also teaches classes at College of Dupage, College of Lake County, and the Theosophical Society in America, and elsewhere.
It is her goal that sharing knowledge will result in the creation of better investigators and researchers, and in general, broaden people’s perspective and understanding of paranormal activity. Although her primary focus is on ghostly-type activity, starting at a young age, Mary has been drawn to and interested in psychic phenomenon and medium-ship, as well as the many aspects of theoretical physics. In more recent years, other fields of science and technology have gained her attention as well. “Science and technology, and metaphysics and spirituality, are very connected; they complement one another. Many do not see the marriage that exists between them, however, I do. In the paranormal field there is a union, a collective consciousness, that exists between them.”
College of Dupage
25 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL 60030
1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
Theosophical Society in America
1926 N Main St, Wheaton, IL 60187
Maps to Schools
College of Dupage
College of Lake County
Licolnshire - Adult Classes
Harper College Learning & Career Center