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Short history of psi research

I currently read a great book by Dr. Dean Radin titled Entangled Minds. I’ll post a complete review when I finish it but, for the time being, I found one chapter to be really interesting. It’s the chapter on history of parapsychology (psi) research. As it looks from the book, much of the scientific research advances came as an interest in research various psi phenomena, such as telepathy and clairvoyance ,starting from early 17th century. To give you a little taste of what psi research history is, I’ve compiled some of the more interesting examples from this book into a relatively short list. The book doesn’t contain all research done (for example it doesn’t contain work by Rupert Sheldrake) but I guess that it’s impossible to fit all of it in one book and Dr. Radin had to choose what to include. To fully enjoy the history, buy the book and read chapter 4 in the book. I’m sure you’ll find the rest of the book interesting as well. So, here is a short collection of psi research. Ancient China, about 1500BC, Shang dinasty. “Oracly bones” – oracle’s prophecies compared to outcomes. 1627, Sir Francis Bacon publishes “Sylva Sylvarium: A Natural Historie in Ten Centuries”. Proposed using cards and dice in psi experiments. Also foreseen the use of statistical analysis. Also proposed that meaningful targets (people) are better than...

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Skeptiko – podcast about psi research

I’ve come along an interesting new podcast (audio recording), titled “Skeptiko”. It is described as “Balanced discussion of new scientific discoveries and the methods for validating them.“ This podcast is run by Alex and currently has the first interview published. The interview is with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a famous biologist, researching various psi phenomena. I’ve written about Rupert’s works in Experiments of Rupert Sheldrake, Telephone telepathy experiments of Rupert Sheldrake and Can you sense being stared at?. The second (not yet released podcast) is with Dr. Dean Radin, about whom I’ve also written on this site. Among other things, Dr. Radin also speaks of his spoon bending experience and issues with psi research and experiments. Listen to the interviews on the Skeptiko...

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Spoon bending

Update: see also my later article “Spoon bending evidence by Dean Radin” for more credible evidence of spoon bending. Spoon bending is a popular topics in the world of parapsychology or paranormal in general and in the field of psychokinesis (PK) in particular. Spoon bending refers to the alleged phenomena when people can bend spoons, forks and other similar objects with little to no force, making some very intriguing forms of them. I first heard of this a long time ago but have never actually witnessed it. I have tried somewhat (without getting special instruction) but without success. Nevertheless, there are some very interesting sites with interesting stories about spoon bending. Of course, one of the more known persons having done spoon bending is the famous Uri Geller. Uri has been performing this a long time ago. There are many skeptics that designate him as a fraud but some people that I respect their opinion find much of his claims genuine. I’ve had asked in my interview with Jeffrey Mishlove, who has a Ph.D. in parapsychology and who worked with Uri Geller in the beginning of his career. Another person whom I respect is Cynthia Sue Larson, the founder of the Reality Shifters website. I’ve also interviewed her and asked about Geller. Here’s what she answered me: I hand-selected the spoon that I brought for Uri Geller to bend,...

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Train and verify your psi abilities

If you want to train your psi abilities or want some tests to verify them, there’s a great online resource for that. Go over to GotPsi which has about 7 different tests, 3 card tests and some remote viewing and other tests. There’s good statistics, daily, monthly and yearly. You have to register there and then your statistics will be collected. There are lots of users taking tests there and even Dr. Dean Radin from the institute of Neoetic sciences uses data from this site to perform analysis. Tell of your experiments with...

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Sub Rosa magazine – parapsychology, magic and science

I have come upon an interesting online magazine called “Sub Rosa”. This magazine is available for free online in PDF format and is designed like a real, printed hi-quality magazine. The theme: “Where Science and magic, Myth and History Meet”. There have already been five issues of this magazine and the latest one has at least two articles of interest to the readers of One is an interview with Dr. Dean Radin, head scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Dr. Radin is one of the most active psi researches today and has recently published a book titled “Entangled Minds : Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality” which summarizes his views on extrasensory research. The other article is about the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). This institute was established by the Appolo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who after his space mission decided to establish an institution to research parapsychology and human consciousness. The magazine also has some other interesting articles in the current issue, on the subjects of crop circles, Priory of Sion, book reviews and more. Links: Sub Rosa magazine Institute of Noetic...

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