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- Andrew Paquette was last seen:
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As author, I have written about psi in dreams:
- Artist, lecturer, author, PhD student
A New Approach to Veridicality in Dream Psi Studies
Journal of Scientific Exploration 01/2012; 26(3):589-610.
NDE Implications from a Group of Spontaneous Long-Distance Veridical OBEs
Journal of Scientific Exploration 01/2012; 26(4):791-824.
Dreamer: 20 years of psychic dreams and how they changed my life
O Books, 2011
As part of writing the research articles I have read widely on the subject of psychic and non-psychic dreams. This includes but is not limited to work by the following authors:
Stanley Krippner, Carl Jung, Michael Schredl, J.W. Dunne, Robert van de Castle, Robert Waggoner, Ian Stevenson, Montague Ullman, Kelly Bulkeley, Carlos Alvarado, Mark Blagrove, Cristopher French, David Ryback, Dick Bierman, and Richard Wiseman.
Related to my interest in dreams, I have read up on Out of Body Experiences (OBEs) and Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) because of their overlap with psi dreaming. On these subjects I have read many books and articles by various authors, including:
Janice Miner Holden, Kenneth Ring, Raymond Moody, Robert Monroe, Pim van Lommell, Dr. Jeffrey Long,
Thanks to Skeptiko, I have read many of the general psi books mentioned on the show by Dean Radin, Charles Tart, Richard Wiseman, Robert McLuhan, Chris Carter, and others.
My favorite psi research is by Dr. Ian Stevenson (deceased) of the University of Virginia. Dr. Stevenson spent most of his life studying the subject of reincarnation, though he occasionally wrote on other psi subjects. His work has been published in about eight volumes that collect most of his reincarnation research. For anyone with an interest in the subject, they are probably the most compelling body of evidence you could find.
The term "skeptic" is used to describe a person with a neutral point of view who is persuaded by evidence, not prejudice. That said, I believe the word has been corrupted when used in connection Parapsychology to describe people who are dogmatically biased against the genuine nature of psi. This is the common definition that I used when I considered myself to be a skeptic, principally because I was an atheist and thought all psi was fraud, wishful thinking, or error. However, it was true skepticism that led me to change my position. Thanks to evidence, I now know that psi is genuine. However, although following the evidence is part of being a true skeptic, the word has been corrupted to the point I no longer consider it meaningful. For the purpose of discussion here, please consider me a "proponent."