Parapsychology in the Twenty-First Century: Essays on the Future of Psychical Research

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Michael A. Thalbourne, Lance Storm
McFarland, Dec 23, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 396 pages
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By now, parapsychology should have become an accepted scientific field of research. However, there is great resistance to parapsychological research despite the strength of evidence in favor of conducting it. This collection of essays focuses on the future of the psychical research field. One essay speculates about a kind of future when psychic phenomena are studied in every university. Another identifies 10 areas of potential difficulty facing parapsychology. Other essays indicate areas where conclusions may need re-examination and refinement and presents possibilities for innovative approaches to future study. Some of the areas of study covered include altered states of consciousness, ESP, Meta-Analysis, the theory of psychopraxia, and sociological and phenomenological issues.

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Foreword by Brian D Josephson
Whats Ahead?Dean Radin
Parapsychology in the TwentyFirst Century
Future Choices
Psi and Altered States of ConsciousnessAdrian Parker
Psi From Untrodden Ground
Their Past and Their
Recommendations in Retrospect
Tackling the MindMatter Problem from a Consciousness
Perspectives for the Future
A Socioempirical Perspective on Skepticism about
Language and the Study of Parapsychological Phenomena
Hypotheses for Psychical
Unveiling Psi Through
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A Paradigm for the Future?
A Critique of the Theory of Psychopraxia Lance Storm

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Page 11 - I say it is a scandal that the dispute as to the reality of these phenomena should still be going on, that so many competent witnesses should have declared their belief in them, that so many others should be profoundly interested in having the question determined, and yet that the educated world, as a body, should still be simply in the attitude of incredulity.
Page 12 - We must drive the objector into the position of being forced either to admit the phenomena as inexplicable, at least by him, or to accuse the investigators either of lying or cheating or of a blindness or forgetfulness incompatible with any intellectual condition except absolute idiocy.

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The late Michael A. Thalbourne worked in the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Lance Storm works in the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

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