- People in Parapsychology: XXI. Dean Radin May 12, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation Dr. Dean Radin is well known both in and outside parapsychological circles. I believe I first met him in a convention of the Parapsychological Association sometime in the late 1980s, although he attended a PA convention for the first time in 1978. Dean is currently Chief Scientist […]
- Parapsychology Foundation’s Online Forum May 9, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation The Parapsychology Foundation has announced their first online forum “Parapsychology Foundation Forum: Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology.” This will take place on May 20, 2015. In addition to Professor Chris Roe and Dr. Elizabeth Roxburgh, other presenters include Callum Cooper, Rachel Evenden, and David Saunders. For registration […]
- Works from the Past: II. Ernesto Bozzano’s Musica Trascendentale (1943) May 4, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation Bozzano, E. (1943) Musica Trascendentale. Verona: L’Albero (Reprint: Rome: Mediterranee, 1982). Available online here A little-known work outside of Italy is Ernesto Bozzano’s Musica Trascendentale, which is concerned with various musical manifestations. Bozzano, who lived between 1862 and 1943, was well known for his published collections of […]
- People in Parapsychology: XXI. Dean Radin May 12, 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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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