- Historical Notes About Out-of-Body Experiences: I. Cases from Antiquity May 24, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation In this new series of blogs I plan to mention various aspects of the history of out-of-body experiences (OBEs). In addition to cases I will summarize articles and books, as well as theories. It is my hope to contribute to rescue this material from oblivion. The first […]
- 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 […]
- Historical Notes About Out-of-Body Experiences: I. Cases from Antiquity May 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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The First Sight Model asserts that a psychic connection to the world is going on all the time for everyone. If that is so, someone might ask why everyone isn’t having psychic experiences (ESP or PK) all the time? The … Continue reading