Introduction to Parapsychology, Part 2 Webinar

Introduction to Parapsychology, Part 2 Webinar

Wed, Sept 2nd

8-9:30pm EST

¬†Parapsychology is the scientific study of psychic phenomena, which many people are not aware of as it is not popularized in mainstream media. In part 2, I will discuss psychokinesis studies that cover mind over matter effects such as prayer, hands on healing, intention and meditation. We will cover the results of healing studies, the “feeling of being stared at,” as coined by Rupert Sheldrake, the Global Consciousness Project, studies of Transcendental Meditation, clairvoyance, and the government funded remote viewing program. I will also talk about my own experiment in remote viewing I conducted in graduate school. And we will also talk about what Dean Radin calls the “taboo of psi” an explanation as to why psi is not widely accepted by mainstream science. This is not a “woo-woo” type of lecture series, it is about science, although I will give my perspectives on the info I present.

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Introduction to Parapsychology, Part 1 Webinar

Introduction to Parapsychology, Part 1 Webinar

Wed, Aug 19th

8-9:30pm EST

Parapsychology is the scientific study of psychic phenomena, which many people are not aware of as it is not popularized in mainstream media. In part 1, I will go over a brief history of the field, highlight the work of Dean Radin, discuss psi in popular culture, and talk about the results of telepathy and precognition (knowing the future) experiments. These two presentations together will give a nice overview of the field. This is not a “woo-woo” type of lecture series, it is about science, although I will give my perspectives on the info I present.

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Newsletter–Freedom is a state of mind.

Please enjoy this week’s newsletter, you can subscribe to it at the top of the page. ¬†Here is a snippet:

Freedom is a state of mind. One major thing we are learning on the spiritual path is how to be free. ¬†Radically free. ¬†You see, our spirit and soul have always been free and will always be free. ¬†It is free of everything in it’s union with God. ¬†It is a part of the infinite creation. ¬†When a soul comes here into a body, it generates a personality, and ego and other elements of form. ¬†All of these things are malleable, for the most part. ¬†What is not malleable has been pre-ordained by your soul before you arrived here. back in the realm of spirit where you are completely free to choose. ¬†But when we go within and awaken to who we really are, which I think is the point of coming here in the first place, we find the beauty of this freedom again. ¬†We remember a love so vast it is amazing that we have forgotten. ¬†We remember we are free, and most of the societal limitations placed on us are those imposed from the outside..BUT…these do not have to control us and our freedoms. ¬†How many truth seekers break the rules? ¬†Many. ¬†Is this necessary? To a certain extent, yes. ¬†Because if we only listen to the prescriptions of the outside world then we become only what the outside wants us to be…and then we forget again. ¬†Who are we? ¬†What has meaning? ¬†Why am I not fulfilled? ¬†Perhaps it is because you simply forgot, that you are so free!

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Parapsychology needs a good theory

Research in parapsychology delivers solid evidence for the existence of psi, ( another term for psychic phenomena.) Research Techniques such as meta-analysis allow for a combination of data from many different studies.¬† Long-term performance of psi abilities can be measured over many trials, increasing the efficacy and confidence levels of experimental results.¬† ¬†¬†It is fascinating that the field of parapsychology reaches replicated results comparable to many other fields‚ÄĒeven physics!¬† It is also heartening to consider the variability of human psychic performance‚ÄĒalthough because some scientists consider it an ‚Äúextraordinary‚ÄĚ ability natural variability does not create adequate evidence.¬† This does mean, though, that because we are human, psychic performance can vary on any given day. Parapsychology has everything that many more mainstream sciences can boast of‚ÄĒgood experimental design based on the scientific method, high confidence levels in the results, statistically significant results, high levels of replicated experiments (despite the fact that 50% of replicated experiments statistically will fail!) and good evidence as a result of meta-analysis.¬† All of this despite the constraints that ‚Äúsoft sciences‚ÄĚ tend to encounter (many psychological factors, such as experimenter effects) and the known variability and spontaneous nature of many psi experiences.¬† While this seems rather extraordinary, many factors inherent in the scientific established order combine to make the findings of parapsychology quite overlooked.

Yet it seems that what parapsychology lacks most is a comprehensive theory that enables the data to be rationally interpreted (after all, science is a means of explaining phenomena.)  Without this theory, many scientists simply have a difficult time accounting for the evidence (if the evidence is honored as what would occur beyond chance.) As dean Radin points out in his work, this theory-driven view (as well as pre-existing beliefs) also hinders scientists from seeing beyond their own theoretical paradigms.

Why do we lack the theory?¬† Although we can deduce that evidence for the existence of psi is well-established, more work needs to be done before a truly adequate and comprehensive theory can be developed.¬† One major area of work needs to be education surrounding the existence and evidence of psi, among scientists as well as the general population.¬† Without this basis, and directly addressing the very real tendencies of parapsychology to be dismissed for lots of reasons, any interesting theories that are developed will probably not be taken seriously. While parapsychology can continue to play by the rules of science, and certainly amass more evidence (as it is clear that the implications of the evidence are still not very well understood,) I argue that it is perhaps even more important that, based on Radin‚Äôs critiques, the information is not only more widely distributed but also in a sense ‚Äúmarketed.‚ÄĚ

It is in part a matter of acquiring more information, in particular a variety of studies that can measure different theoretical aspects of psi.¬† For example, useful studies may include an examination of how psychic information may be filtered through consciousness, and the mechanisms of how this works.¬† Good theory as broad as the field of parapsychology will require many different types of experiments based on observed and hypothesized results‚ÄĒnot just experiments that are still attempting to prove that psi exists.¬† We need more evidence to be able to adequately explain how it works.¬† At the same time, it will be essential to attempt to actively work against and directly address the biases that largely keep parapsychology in the fringe‚ÄĒdespite the best evidence.

PS–I am not going to debate the ideas presented here. ¬†That is not the purpose, I am not a parapsychologist, and other parapsychologists and scientists have already defended these ideas quite well–so me doing that is very pointless to me. ¬†I do not have to make an argument that psi effects have ALREADY been proven. ¬†The evidence is already out there, if you care to look, including whole books and published studies (please see some of my other articles on parapsychology for links to books you can read, which link to the actual scientific studies.) ¬† I would not, as a matter of integrity, ever do any work under the guise of something I did not believe even existed. Obviously, I am a professional psychic. ¬†I have evidence of its use and purpose every day. ¬†My purpose is not to debate the science with anyone, my purpose is to do my job. ¬†ūüôā