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Interview with Renée Scheltema

I’ve recently published my review of a documentary called “Something Unknown is doing we don’t know what”. The film researches the evidence behind the “Big Five” psi phenomena and I liked it greatly. Take a peek at my review for some more info. Today I’m glad to present you my interview with Renée Scheltema, the filmmaker and producer of Something Unknown (link to my review of the movie). Despite this being my 15th interview that I publish here on the site, this is the first one that I did live, using Skype. We had a very conversational tone with Renée and the interview starts right in the middle of a sentence.   Renée Scheltema: …I hear what you’re saying because Professor Tart, he told me there’s actually – you could call it the “Big Seven.” But then there are two in the “maybe” category. And one is mediums, you know, talking to dead people which – that’s scientifically you can’t prove that. I investigated it but somehow there’s a reasoning that goes in circles. So I didn’t complete it. And then the other in the “maybe” category is near-death experiences. Jacob: I actually wanted to ask you about these, as well. Renée Scheltema: I researched it a little bit and then because Professor Tart said it’s in the “maybe” category I decided not to include these – the film...

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Something Unknown film review

Recently I have had the pleasure of seeing the DVD of a new movie called Something Unknown is doing we don’t know what…. This is an indie documentary filmed by Renée Scheltema that explores the science behind psychic phenomena. The award-winning movie, which was released in late 2009, is the best documentary that I’ve seen to date on this subject. Stay with me for a more detailed review of the film. There are several things to like about Something Unknown, if you’re serious about learning more about ESP and psychic phenomena. First, the movie mostly focuses on interviewing and showing the work of the leading scientists in parapsychology, such as Dr. Dean Radin (Chief scientist of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, showing presentiment experiment), Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (biologist, talks about telepathic dogs, and telephony telepathy) and Professor Charles Tart, who guided Renée through the film and many more. Other names include Professor Gary Schwartz, Dr. Roger Nelson, Dr. Hall Puthoff, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Dr. David Dosa and more. In short, the “casting” couldn’t be better. Secondly, it shows these scientists in their homes or working environments, which is much more interesting than seeing them talking in “sterile” studios, which is what other movies that I’ve seen do. This adds an additional personal dimension to the experience of watching it. . Thirdly, the movie focuses on the “Big 5” psi...

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The Force is With Us by Thomas Walker book review

I’ve received this book from Quest books for a review. The full title is The Force Is With Us: The Higher Consciousness That Science Refuses to Accept. The author, Thomas Walker, D.C is a chiropractic physician, master-level martial artist, professor of natural science, and former Green Beret. I’ll start with going over the structure of the book, chapter by chapter, and will conclude with my impressions of it. In the preface Thomas tells that he started this project back in 1995 and worked on the manuscript for seven years. Several years later, in 2008 his son Clint was dying of cancer. Before he passed away Clint had promised his father to “keep in touch”. And he kept his promise. According to Walker, numerous anomalous and highly improbably events have happened later that year, described in the preface. The book has 10 Chapters, each touching different aspect of parapsychology, spirituality or research. The first chapter, titled “The Force – From Ch’i to Cosmological Constant and Beyond”, Walker starts with the Chinese concept of Ch’i (also spelled Qi), which is what chinese call the Life-force. Ch’i is believe to flow in the body, mainly through a system called meridians, which are highly relevant into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He refers to 1960s research of Professor Kim Bong Han in which he identified a series of unknown ducts in the bodies of...

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Water crystal replication study with Dr. Emoto and Dr. Radin

I believe that if you’re somewhat interested in parapsychology or if you have seen the movie What the Bleep!? – Down the Rabbit Hole (you might like it if you liked The Secret movie or book) then you’ve heard about the study of Dr. Masaru Emoto, where he claims that people’s intentions change the structure of water crystals.  There was some criticism of the study and Dr. Dean Radin, with Dr. Emoto and other people decided to make a replication of this study, with tighter controls. The research was triple-blind, meaning that nobody knew everything – the people giving intentions, the raters, the photographers and researchers. All this should control for some biases that are usually present in loosly controlled experiments. Now, Dr. Radin published some results of the research on his blog. Some excerpts: An experiment tested the hypothesis that water exposed to distant intentions affects the aesthetic rating of ice crystals formed from that water. Over three days, 1,900 people in Austria and Germany focused their intentions towards water samples located inside an electromagnetically shielded room in California. Water samples located near the target water, but unknown to the people providing intentions, acted as "proximal" controls. Other samples located outside the shielded room acted as distant controls. And some of the results: Results suggested that crystal images in the intentionally treated condition were rated as aesthetically more beautiful than proximal...

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Explore journal devotes issue to PEAR lab

Explore – The Journal of Science and Healing had an issue which discusses PEAR lab at its research. PEAR lab – Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research – was established at Princeton University in 1979 by Robert G. Jahn, then Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to pursue the rigorous scientific study of the interaction of human consciousness by using sensitive physical devices, systems, and processes common to contemporary engineering practice. It was one of the most known parapsychology research centers in the world. The lab researched a wide variety of subjects, in the core of parapsychology, such as non-local mind, human-machine interaction, remote perception and more. Now, the Explore journal opened for free a whole issue devoted to the work of PEAR lab. Articles available for download in text and PDF formats. To read about some serious parapsychology, visit Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing — Through Dean Radin’s...

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