SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOPHYSICS AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY
September 3, 2003.
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PSYCHOPHYSICS and PARAPSYCHOLOGY
Updated February 2007
We hear that parapsychology is a disputed matter,
as it would «not be scientific». False: Not only it is possible
to scientifically study theses phenomena (what I explain in my book
General Epistemology, but in more this study is already taking place in
the world. And the studies mentioned in this page frankly show the reality
of these phenomena. So why dooes this fantastic new does not make the
big scoop in the news? Why so many still speak of the powers of the
mind over matter as «beliefs» or «irrationnal»?
Ah, if parapsychology was allowing to build bombs, yes indeed we should
have heard about it. But it is «only» offering us to be
happy after our death, for an infinite time...
I anyway prefer to say «psychophysics» (interaction of consciousness
with matter) rather than «parapsychology». Personnally, I whitnessed
some cases, certainly not spectacular, but which anyway arise a question, a
question that, as a scientist, I cannot elude. So let us forget criticism and
mocking, and welcome to the work, and let speak the facts.
Sites of reflexion and information
An online newspaper giving objective and rationnal information on parapsychological phenomenon.
The Institut Métapsychique International
is taking momentum, as a hub of a number of researches and reflexions on
parapsychologie and other unexplained phenomena. Looking for funds, volonteers
for experiments, especially persons with a record of unexplained facts, or
practicizing meditation methods or dream yoga.
RHINE research center and institute
for parapsychology. Check the
Duke University scientifically demonstrates the positive
effect on health of touch therapy, stress relaxation or guided imagery,
etc... The Mantra study (paper
here) on seriously ill persons (coronary angioplasty) shows 30 to 50% benefit. The
distant prayer shows 50% to 100% benefit. This study is a great breakthrough,
as it scientifically demontrates the influence of mind on the body, at
a distance, without possible «material explanation».
Several other studies were made, sometimes with less spectacular results, but the whole
remains statistically very significant.
Physicians are interested and plan to use «complementary cares» in their current
Science researches on ESP, premonition, psychokinesis
Irreproachable ongoing scientific studies show
the reality of these facts, with a mistake probability under 0,000000000000000000000000000000001%,
so far that scientist do no more search to show this reality, but only
the best conditions to reproduce the phenomena.
The PEAR laboratory,
Princeton University Was,
until its recent closing in early 2007, what I think the most advanced psychophysics lab,
both in results and in theory. But work continues in various organizations such as
the ICRL or the
Influence of the mind on technological systems (random bits generators)
Global Consciousness project
a network of detectors (random number generators, supposedly under influence)
tries to measure the fluctuations of collective emotions, at the occasion of
Feel the heartbeat of Gaïa, the coollective consciousness of Earth!
Ganzfeld Phenomena Daryl J. Bem Cornell University: ESP
Parapsychology: The controversial science
Ballantine Books. Richard S. Broughton (1991) Paperback
PROCESS ORIENTED GANZFELD
RESEARCH IN AMSTERDAM
(Rens Wezelman - Parapsychology Institute,
Utrecht --- Dick J. Bierman - University of Amsterdam & University
The Dr Bernard AURIOL, MD
(Toulouse, France): Studies on group effects in ESP. The results seem
to give an average of good answers similar to that of random, but with
a larger variance. A thorough study show curious effects of «psy-missing»
which cancel the effect of good perceptions on the average.
Report on Work in Progress on the
Ganzfeld Project, Adrian Parker Ph.D
AN ASSESSMENT OF THE
EVIDENCE FOR PSYCHIC FUNCTIONING by Professor Jessica Utts, Division of Statistics,
University of California, Davis: «Research on psychic functioning... is examined to determine whether or not
the phenomenon has been scientifically established. ... government sponsored
research conducted at Stanford Research Institute, later known as SRI International,
and at Science Applications International Corporation, known as SAIC. Using
the standards applied to any other area of science, it is concluded that psychic
functioning has been well established. The statistical results of the studies
examined are far beyond what is expected by chance»
Abduction and sleep paralysis
Relationship between the hypnagogic/hypnopompic states and
reports of anomalous experiences Simon J. Sherwood Department
of Psychology The University of Edinburgh
Recently some try to «explain» «extraterrestrial abductions»
with sleep paralysis (hypnagogic or hypnopompic experiences, sort of bizare
phenomena happening in half-sleep, or while awakening or falling asleep) In
fact, it is likely that there is a relation between these two, but there is
anyway a drastic difference of magnitude.
Also check my page «
news on abduction» on this point.
Yes, parapsychology effects do exist: and after?
State of the art in January 2007: The sceptics, defeated, still continue
to discourage research.
Janvier 31, 2007
After some last attempts to drown the fish with asking for too much pessimistic
statistical checkings, even the opponents do recognize today that the effects
are real. Yes, but, they ask: and after? What conclusion to draw from this observation,
in a science which a priori refuses any «spiritual» or «metaphysical»
data?? None, and the parapsychologists are now stuck, from lack of a suitable
theoretical frame to interpret those results. (Some tried to escape this with
non-local quantum effects, locaux, but we hardly see how such effects could
organize themselves in a complex enough way to, for instance, transmit a mental
Here I poke my nose into the business. As a matter of facts, my book
contains, not only an exention of the scientific method
to allow it to apprehend «spiritual» data, but in more it contains
a theory which allows to rationally explain non-physical phenomenon such as
a disincarned consciousness, in short to enter into the metaphysical and the
spiritual without losing our (scientifical) mind... I did not expected this,
but this book is now into the situation of unlocking scientifical parapsychology,
while offering it the frame it missed to be able to develop its own theories.
Your turn to play, folks.
For this you may perhaps need
to read my book, even if
I wear long hairs and no tie and I offer a free PDF file to all the institutions without bucks.
Me, it is just what I say...
(This paragraph added on February 3, 2007:).
Reading on the
I found that most parapsychologists, in fact, refuse to consider any «spiritist»
or spiritual explanation, such as disincarned consciousness or life after life.
So they disqualify themselves when the matter comes to explain what is, from definition,
unexplainable by material science!
I was really aghast to realize this, and I hope I am mistaking!