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Parapsychology in the Twenty-First Century : Essays on the Future of Psychical Research.

Author: Michael A Thalbourne; Lance Storm
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2004.
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By now, parapsychology should have become an accepted scientific field of research. However, there is great resistance to parapsychological research despite the strength of evidence in favor of conducting it. This collection of essays focuses on the future of the psychical research field. One essay speculates about a kind of future when psychic phenomena are studied in every university. Another identifies 10 areas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thalbourne, Michael A.
Parapsychology in the Twenty-First Century : Essays on the Future of Psychical Research.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Thalbourne; Lance Storm
ISBN: 9780786484461 0786484462
OCLC Number: 891447970
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (397 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover ; Contents ; Foreword by Brian D. Josephson ; Preface (Michael A. Thalbourne and Lance Storm); Section I. General Issues ; 1. What''s Ahead? (Dean Radin); 2. Parapsychology in the Twenty-first Century (Robert L. Morris) ; 3. The Farther Reaches of Psi Research: Future Choices and Possibilities (William Braud) ; Section II. Experimental Issues ; 4. Psi and Altered States of Consciousness (Adrian Parker) ; 5. The Ball Drawing Test: Psi from Untrodden Ground (Suitbert Ertel) ; 6. Forced-Choice Esp Experiments: Their Past and Their Future (Fiona Steinkamp) ; Section III. Theoretical Issues. 7. The Future of Psi Research: Recommendations in Retrospect (Stanley Krippner and Gerd H. Hövelmann) 8. The Theory of Psychopraxia: A Paradigm for the Future? (Michael A. Thalbourne) ; 9. A Critique of the Theory of Psychopraxia (Lance Storm) ; 10. Tackling the Mind-Matter Problem from a Consciousness Perspective (Christine Hardy) ; 11. Subjective Anomalous Events: Perspectives for the Future, Voices From the Past (Vernon M. Neppe and John Palmer) ; Section IV. Sociological and Phenomenological Issues ; 12. A Socioempirical Perspective on Skepticism about Psi (Lance Storm). 13. Language and the Study of Parapsychological Phenomena (Robin Woffitt) 14. The Ritual Healing Theory: Hypotheses for Psychical Research (James McClenon) ; 15. Experiential Research: Unveiling Psi Through Phenomenological Enquiry (Pamela Rae Heath) ; About the Contributors ; Index.
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This collection of essays focuses on the future of the psychical research field. Some of the areas of study covered include altered states of consciousness, ESP, Meta-Analysis, the theory of  Read more...

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