Resources for a better world: ecology, happiness, life, art, spirit and mind, books, musics, movies...
Books and Novels: The marvelous world of the Eolis -- Nowadays science-fiction: Dumria 3D, Araukan , Typheren -- Tolkien: Elvish Dream -- The Elves of the Dauriath -- A large 3D project -- Manifesto of the virtual worlds -- Living our ideal into 3D virtual worlds! -- Elf Dream, the elven ideal
Take action: Daylight Saving Time (forum1) -- Children Rights violated in France -- Tobacco and alcohol are drugs -- Internet and Freedom -- Bugged softwares -- New epidemics and basic hygiena -- Inverted racisme and sexism -- A good constitution for Europe? -- A duty of memory -- Leaded generation?
Here are the useful adresses and resources I could find, on all what produces happiness (personnal or social), peace, living in harmony, poetry, beauty, harmony... Ressources are gathered in blocks by topics, with links toward similar subjects or pages.
TO EXIST ON THE INTERNET, LINK AND BE LINKED!
September 3, 2003.
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.
France: paranormal-info.com An online newspaper giving objective and rationnal information on parapsychological phenomenon.
France: 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.
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 hospital practice.
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 Society for Scientific Exploration
The 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 great events. 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 ISBN: 0345379586
PROCESS ORIENTED GANZFELD RESEARCH IN AMSTERDAM
(Rens Wezelman - Parapsychology Institute, Utrecht --- Dick J. Bierman - University of Amsterdam & University Utrecht)
Le 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»
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.
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 image)
Here I poke my nose into the business. As a matter of facts, my book «General Epistemology» 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 IMI site, 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!
I indicate these resources for their interest, but without any waranty on their content that I do not control. (and which can be modified without my notice)
(January 1st 2013) I created these pages in the beginning of the Internet, when we had to «surf on the web» to find sites. Then came Google and others, which made this search miraculously simple. So, for ten years I did not really updated these pages... However, since some years, I note that relevant sites are less and less visible in these search engines, hidden by an increasing number of verbiage pages supported by powerful financial means. And surreptitiously, the vital network of links which formed «the web» has disappeared: we no more control Internet! So I say to everybody:
TO EXIST ON THE INTERNET, LINK AND BE LINKED!
Then I put these pages back in action.
Do not hesitate to create links toward these pages, or to tell me interesting links.