- Author Interviews: III. Zofia Weaver’s Other Realities: The Enigma of Franek Kluski’s Mediumship February 24, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation Although I have never met Dr. Zofia Weaver I have had correspondence with her while she was editing the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. Zofia, whose background is in linguistics, has a particular interest in Polish psychics and mediums. She is one of the authors […]
- People in Parapsychology: XVIII: John Palmer February 20, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation I am glad to present here an interview with Dr. John Palmer, who I first met in 1978. John was in charge of the Masters in Parapsychology Program at John F. Kennedy University, in Orinda California, where I had been accepted as a student. When I was […]
- Live Parapsychology MOOC is Over February 15, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation The live part of the Parapsychology MOOC I mentioned before (click here) ended on February 14. This consisted of over 25 presentations by different lecturers, something that had not been done before at this scale. The MOOC went from January 5 to February 14, and was organized […]
- Author Interviews: III. Zofia Weaver’s Other Realities: The Enigma of Franek Kluski’s Mediumship February 24, 2015
Carpenter’s basic premise is that even if psi is currently anomalous in terms of known physical and neurobiological mechanisms, it is not psychologically anomalous. Like memories of past experiences, subliminal stimuli, and unconscious motives, psi is a nonconscious, continuously present resource in the development of all conscious experience.
In arriving at a conscious thought, perception, or intended action, we nonconsciously combine pertinent information from all these resources.. . . . Carpenter’s First Sight theory integrates many previously scattered and little understood findings in psi research and is richly generative in suggesting new lines of research. Overall, the theory constitutes a transformational contribution to both psi research and the psychology of consciousness.
Daryl J. Bem (Professor Emeritus, Cornell University), ESP is not a Psychological Anomaly, a review of First Sight: ESP and Parapsychology in Everyday Life. PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 57(50), 2012.
- In this engaging and beautifully crafted book Jim Carpenter shows in remarkable depth and detail how situating the paranormal in the context of other preconscious receptive and expressive processes allows us to understand a host of existing findings in a way that makes excellent psychological sense – a significant theoretical achievement that should command the attention of parapsychologists and mainstream psychologists alike. —Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia
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Author Interviews: II: James C. Carpenter’s First Sight Filed under: Recent Publications — Leave a comment January 6, 2015 Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation In this, the second of the series of author interviews, I have the pleasure … Continue reading
The experimenter effect should not be any surprise to parapsychologists. If any psi study is successful it is because a correspondence has been found between participants’ responses and the targets they aimed at. But what are the targets? From the … Continue reading