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Spirit Intercourse: Its Theory and Practice (Classic

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Critics say that analogous problems with meta-analysis have been documented in medicine, where it has been shown different investigators performing meta-analyses of the same set of studies have reached contradictory conclusions. [229] In anomalistic psychology, paranormal phenomena have naturalistic explanations resulting from psychological and physical factors which have sometimes given the impression of paranormal activity to some people when, in fact, there have been none. [83] [230] According to the psychologist Chris French: The difference between anomalistic psychology and parapsychology is in terms of the aims of what each discipline is about.
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How May I Become A Helper?

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Preliminary Experiments in Group `Remote Viewing'. It takes many disciplines, as well as the latest findings in physiology, neurobiology and information theory to begin to formulate any comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon and bridge the conceptual gap. We learn about famous escape artist and medium debunker Harry Houdini in A Corner in the Occult. We should believe them.” Well, they have to convince the rest of the scientific community. What happens during an out-of-body experience?
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The Intuition Pack

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Analysis of spontaneous cases as reported in Phantasms of the living. Gertrude Schmeidler, building on earlier studies by John Palmer and Carl Sargent, reviewed 38 experiments involving the relationship between ESP performance and standard psychometric measures of introversion/extroversion, found that extraverts scored higher than introverts in 77% of these experiments. Rhine reached the mandatory age of retirement, seven hundred boxes of original research files were sealed and shut up in the basement of the graduate library, and had only just been opened to the public again.
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The Relation Of Psychic Phenomena To Other Sciences

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Essential features of the experiments were not reported so there is no way of knowing whether the experimental safeguards were adequate. Jung writes a book on synchronicity together with Nobel laureate W. The RNG he built produced either negative or positive numbers, and the task is to will one or the other. Here is my response to one such article, created by NET's editor Steven B. TABLE 4 QUALITY OF THE REGRESSION EQUATIONS OF NINE ICELANDIC EXPERIMENTS, PREDICTING THE DMT RATINGS p value in the ANOVA Main defense Scoring rules Experiment N mechanisms I 37 .48 .81 II 37 .16 .012 III 41 .64 .12 IV 52 .62 .002 VI 47 .045 .00005 VII 48 .16 .15 VIII 54 .99 .097 IX 50 .047 .00034 X 55 .45 .049 TABLE 5 PREDICTOR OF THE DMT RATING IN SIX SELECTED ICELANDIC EXPERIMENTS, BASED ON MB's NEW CODING OF THE DMT PROTOCOLS: REGRESSION ANALYSIS ON THE DATA OF EXPERIMENTS II, IV, VI, VIII, IX, AND X Variable Coefficient t p(2-t) 1 Repression -0.0490 -0.26 .798 2 Isolation 0.2128 2.20 .029 3 Denial -1.3639 -1.63 .104 4 Reaction formation 0.0972 0.59 .559 5 Identification with the aggressor -0.1629 -0.24 .807 6 Repression -0.0324 -0.16 .869 7 Introjection: sex identification -0.0941 -1.21 .229 8 Introjection: polymorphous 0.0937 0.99 .321 9 Projection 0.3513 1.05 .296 10 Regression -0.9522 -1.03 .302 Scoring rules 1 Quality of correct recognition 0.0959 2.84 .005 2 Lack of discontinuity with threat 0.2078 3.43 .001 5 Serious discontinuities -0.0671 -2.98 .003 6 Denial or discontinuity but not rigid -0.0096 -0.86 .392 7 Quality of denial or discontinuity -0.0351 -3.58 .0004 8 Weighted correct/threat recognition -0.0578 -0.35 .730 ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE Sum-of- Mean- Source squares df square F-ratio p Main defense mechanisms 823.67 10 82.37 1.2248 .27478 Scoring rules 4,150.14 6 691.69 10.2855 .00000 Residual 18,358.96 273 67.25 Note.
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Mind Readers: Science Examines ESP (24/7: Science Behind the

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Consequently.[60] Selective reporting has a compounded effect on meta-analysis. magician and debunker James Randi engineered a hoax.. biased publication of positive results could be the cause." Long-term memory in the lower part of the temporal lobes yields interactive virtual realities, waking dreams. In this paper we consider such meta-analyses from a statistical modeling perspective, emphasizing strategies to validate the models and the associated statistical procedures. This phenomenon is known as psychokinesis (PK). One of the many potential future outcomes of this research could be new ways of controlling interfaces and devices.
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Secrets from the Afterlife: From TV's Leading Psychic Medium

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Perhaps each person’s choice between flat a priori denial (or acceptance) and critical interest reflects the balance between his need for simple, immediate certainty and his tolerance for ambiguity. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 38, 2-23. Several suggestions are listed below which stem from the ideas discussed in this paper, and which combine post hoc evidence with ad hoc confirmations. Their task was to learn to understand psychic abilities, and to use these abilities to gather information about the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
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Secrets & Mysteries of the World

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From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing. Barth anticipates that nearly 40 students will enroll in the course this summer. From the outset of the tests in October of 1947, the results were startling and Croiset repeated the experiment several hundred times in front of scientists in five European nations. If one remains motionless, there is no external reference signal to orient in 3-space and no reason for this portion of the brain to activate.
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Don't Water the Stick: The Path of the Psyche

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And this has been tried at least a half a dozen times and it’s never worked. In each case, the evidence for any given type will help in the appreciation of the quality of the research procedure on which the structure of parapsychology rests. it was clairvoyance that first yielded to experimental and permitted a distinguishing line to be drawn around its phenomena. She notes that the ideal situation is difficult to achieve. If there’s one paranormal phenomenon you’d most like to be true which would it be?
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Your Psychic Powers And How To Develop Them

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In 1930, Duke University became the second major U. But the most comprehensive and developed theory of psi to take quantum theory as its point of departure is the so-called observational theory. Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson, from the University of Virginia, investigated many reports of young children who claimed to remember a past life. This methodological problem is often taken too lightly; as we have said, GESP is the hardest psi-test procedure to control adequately against error, especially error due to deception. (p. 37) There have been a number of historical instances that have shown this to be a serious problem.
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Fifty-One Percent: A Journey into Mediumship

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He gave a magician’s explanation but wasn’t all that good at it. Carpenter also explores his model in relation to personality theory, particularly, the differences in psi ability in relation to extroversion/introversion scales and emotional states, particularly, the effect of fear and anxiety on psi ability. The Feilding Report: All things considered. Dr Vilayanur Ramachandran starts the chapter on phantom limbs, quoting a passage from the Advaitic treatise Viveka Chudamani of Shankara that says not to identify one’s self with “the shadow cast by one’s body, or with its reflection, or with the body one sees in a dream,” etc.
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