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  1. David Bailey

    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    I think perhaps the guy in the film worked at an institution that took a particularly hard line about therapists taking voices seriously - you should listen to it. Also, suppose you totally accepted that the voices came from distinct, real entities. Couldn't you still avoid becoming paranoid...
  2. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Well I wouldn't bother except that I am interested in what TES has to say. I want to interact with him without requiring several rounds of clarification! David
  3. David Bailey

    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    It is absolutely great to have someone with clinical experience of this condition here on the forum. This also means, I assume that you see the possibility that psychic phenomena and schizophrenia behaviour may be linked. If, for example, we are to think about the "television analogy" for...
  4. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I agree with you, dense can quickly become opaque or ungrammatical! I remember once reading a book by a well known Science Fiction author, about hot to write an SF novel. One observation was that because SF worlds are typically rather weird, it is best to write in straightforward English. I...
  5. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    One of the concepts that used to make me believe in Darwin's Theory, was the idea of natural selection. Natural selection over hundreds of millions of years was clearly a force to be reckoned with. However, a year or two back, we had some fairly intense discussion about evolution (which you...
  6. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Yes, that fixes it - though I think I will need a while to understand what you are on about! David
  7. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Crikey, I hardly understood a word of that, and why does your post contain some huge gaps? David
  8. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Remember we are talking about the mind/consciousness not the physical brain. If you examine NDE reports, you often encounter the idea that the realm 'out there' is timeless. This concept also pops up in a few other places. This means for example, that people report that they can observe the...
  9. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I sort of feel the truth may be more complex than people tend to think. I mean, if we are being placed in situations that are intentionally difficult, it might be that the people who play the bad roles are kind of needed as props. Think of people acting in a play (All the World's a stage.....)...
  10. David Bailey

    A Controversial Theory of Ancient Monuments

    I must admit, I tend to be sceptical about scientific reports like this, I mean what exactly does "the Great Pyramids of Giza is optimal for conducting electromagnetic energy " actually mean? The high rate of electronic malfunctions sounds more interesting, and some NDEers report that same...
  11. David Bailey

    Is Hypnosis Credible?

    I think the law has to set a high bar for unusual forms of evidence. It is right that evidence from hypnosis and/or psychic evidence is not usable in court, although it can, of course, be used to focus an investigation and maybe someone gets convicted as a result. However, I think that is...
  12. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Correct, but it should be realised but just because Marisa has verified contact with people on the other side, doesn't mean she can necessarily talk knowledgeably about the 'physics' of the situation. "Time going faster" may be her way of describing what must be a very puzzling reality. I...
  13. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Remember that a number of NDEers say that time does not exist 'out there'. My interpretation of that is that they can see the whole timeline but that they have a separate time axis in which to live. Perhaps it is worth remembering that Marisa is a medium, she hasn't done an in depth study of...
  14. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Thinking further about this issue, I would put it like this: 1) Assuming materialism, the prior probability of consciousness extending after death is 0.0001 (say). 2) Assuming the existence of any form of ψ, the prior probability of extending consciousness after death must be much higher - 0.5...
  15. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I guess the real point is that when you discover a new area of science - such as , or such as electromagnetism was in its earliest days, there are a variety of ways in which it can be understood, and it is usually best to use Occam's Razor. I mean the survival of consciousness after death used...
  16. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Is this something you have explored? It takes so much effort to get into anything like this, and there is undoubtedly a lot of quack physics out there - whether this is an example or not! One of his books doesn't start very promisingly: What the hell does that mean? The link to Volume 1 doesn't...
  17. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I think if you accept that 'out there' people see the whole timeline in one go, it is hard to say exactly why people couldn't incarnate into two bodies at once! I had a brief email discussion with Imants Baruss, who is working on possible ways to explain all this using more than one time axis...
  18. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Well what I mean is that if a superpsi person had access to everything that anyone knows about a dead individual, it just wouldn't be possible to 'prove' that they contacted that person or not. I wanted you to suggest a scenario that could ever prove that a medium was contacting the dead. Did...
  19. David Bailey

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Let's not forget Julie Beischel in all that. It was her that developed the multiply blind protocol that enabled her to filter out the really good mediums that can perform in conditions where cold calling and other such tricks simply cannot work. David
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