Mod+ Research links related to Parapsychology

#21
Recent scientific work studying the Unconscious mind seems to supply a lot towards these ideas that people have written about in the lists above.
The idea that we are finding concrete evidence through hard science experiments using MRI technique is very interesting.
The name of the book I suggest is "Subliminal, how the Unconscious mind rules."

The idea that a Collective Unconscious exists as babies are born again into it and taken away as they die suggests this is a shepherd that has always been here as we come and leave individually.

Here is a great hard science writing about the Unconscious mind and how it has a life we do not even know about.

 
#22
I would like there to be a thread for resources related to parapsychology and for discussion if people wish to comment. I see it as a part of an evidential framework for discussion and a starting point for new-comers to the field. The frame of reference here is scientific evidence rather than philosophical enquiry (though I value both). /quote]


The Bible seems to be saying that this Unconscious mind comes back, as we are born again.
It will at some point be accessible to us, consciously:

Revelation 21:4-5
And God, (blessing them with Total Phylogenetic Consciousness: [Carl Jung]), shall wipe away, (in their awakened Unconscious Mind: [Freudian Hypothesis]), all tears from their eyes, (for life is a genetically rememberable continuum from one generation to the next living generation); and (in genetic memories of prior existences held in our Unconscious Mind) there shall be no more death... (for we shall not all "sleep:" [1Co15:51], but total phylogenetic Consciousness will have evolved), ... neither sorrow... (for we, individually, are part of a living continuum of our own past(s), flowers upon our genetic vine),... nor crying,... (for we are happy in these revelations of reconstitution from our human gene pool), neither shall there be any more pain... (as is circumvented by hypnosis even today): for the former things (in Modern Homo sapiens paradigm of the life experience) are passed away.
And He,
(the ancient, phylogenetic, Collective Unconscious Mind), that sat upon the throne (within the kingdom of the evolving Homoiousian sapiens' brain: [Luke 17:21]) said, Behold, (in this way, through evolution: [Gen 9:11-18]), I make all things (in human experience) new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true, (rational, and scientifically feasible), and (worthy of) faithful (belief).
 
#26
https://www.researchgate.net/public...anism_for_ESP_at_the_initial_perceptual_stage

Journal of parapsychology 76(1):147-159 · June 2012

An underlying mechanism for ESP at the initial perceptual stage has not been fully proposed and the mode of transduction for paranormal information remains unknown. This paper is based on the reasonable assumption that ESP is a kind of normal perception. Recently discovered photoreceptors called cryptochromes, which are present in all tissues, are ideal candidates for ESP transduction at the initial perceptual stage. It is proposed that ESP information triggers chemical reactions in the cryptochromes, influencing the spin states of paired radical ions. This process activates the cryptochromes and then spreads their summed signal throughout the brain, creating a meaningful synthesis. Because cryptochromes are highly concentrated in the inner retina and the pineal gland, the chemical reactions that mediate ESP should be most active in these locations. This new concept also might explain certain mystical, transcendental, or paranormal phenomena such as seeing gods or ghosts and distant healing, assuming they are energy-based. Further studies to prove or disprove this hypothesis are suggested.
A possible mechanism for ESP at the initial perceptual stage. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/public...anism_for_ESP_at_the_initial_perceptual_stage [accessed Sep 5, 2017].
 

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#30
Latest issue of SSE's Edgescience:

http://www.scientificexploration.org/docs/edgescience/edgescience-31.pdf

In this issue:
THE OBSERVATORY
  • How to Feel Normal in an Anomalistic Universe
    By Aaron Dabbah
FEATURES
  • Las Vegas as a Psychokinesis Laboratory
    By Joseph Gallenberger
  • Human Singularities
    By Michael Grosso
  • La Madonna dell’UFO
    By Jeffrey Kripal
REFERENCE POINT
  • In Honor of a True Scientist
    A Book Review by Peter Sturrock of Taking the Back off the Watch: A Personal Memoir by Thomas Gold, edited by Simon Mitton
BACKSCATTER
  • Keyhole Epistomology
    By Mel Acheson
 
#31
Threshold: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, the flagship publication of the Windbridge Research Center. David Metcalfe is the Editor-in-Chief. The first issue includes articles from Patricia Pearson, Pam Heath, Mark Boccuzzi, and Ryan Rominger.

http://tjics.org/index.php/TJICS

http://tjics.org/index.php/TJICS/issue/view/1

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the inaugural issue of Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies! With a focus on the interdisciplinary study of consciousness as it relates to dying, death, and what comes next, Threshold stands at the forefront of contemporary research into our complex relationship with mortality — especially those areas of this relationship where our experiences begin to cross into the unknown.
 
#33
https://www.spr.ac.uk/sites/spr.ac.uk/files/publications/JSPR 81.2.pdf#page=17

Gathering in More Sheep and Goats: A Meta-Analysis of Forced-Choice Sheep-Goat ESP Studies, 1994–2015

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 2017, 81, 79-107

The terms ‘sheep’ and ‘goat’ were introduced by Gertrude Schmeidler — sheep are those who accept the possibility of ESP occurring under given experimental conditions, while goats are those participants who reject the possibility. In statistical tests of psychic ability, Schmeidler found that sheep tended to score above chance, while goats (rather than scoring at chance) tended to score below chance. This scoring differential is known as the sheep-goat effect (SGE). This study is a meta-analysis of the SGE in forced-choice literature, being a continuation from where Lawrence (1993) left off. The period of analysis was 1994 to 2015. The authors retrieved 49 studies reported by 43 investigators. The mean ES for ESP = .045, mean z = 0.75, Stouffer Z = 5.23 (p = 8.47 × 10-8), and the mean trial-based SGE = 0.034, mean z = 0.24, Stouffer Z = 1.67 (p = .047). Thus, our SGE is on par with Lawrence’s reported “r = 0.029”. There was no relationship between study quality and ESP effect or SGE, but there was a significant incline in the SGE over a period of 22 years. The SGE did not vary significantly with belief measure used. Bayesian analysis of the same dataset yielded results supporting the ‘frequentist’ finding that the null hypothesis should be rejected. These and other findings are generally comparable to Lawrence’s, altogether indicating a “belief-moderated communications anomaly” in the forced-choice ESP domain that has been effectively uninterrupted and consistent for almost 70 years.
Thanks to Carlos Alvarado for posting this in his blog.
 
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#35
It is important to be aware of possible bad science regarding magnetic resonance brain studies:

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01125.x?ssource=mfc&rss=1&

(That link used to give free access to the full paper, I will see if can find a copy somewhere)

David
David, bookmark sci-hub.cc. Somebody else on Skeptiko (I forget who, maybe Vortex or Pollux [edit: no, wait, I think it was Max_B]) put me on to it.

Here, for free, is your full (pirated) paper (which, incidentally, I haven't read): http://sci-hub.cc/http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01125.x
 
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#37
Thanks, but I am baffled - your link points to something in Russian - my link was to a paper written in English!

David
Yes, it appears to be a Russian-run site, however you may just need to (1) scroll down to view the paper (in English) or (2) fill in a CAPTCHA first (which admittedly is a bit hard to work out given that everything's in Russian, but the CAPTCHA's characters are thankfully - for us - at least from the Latin character set).
 
#38
Yes, it appears to be a Russian-run site, however you may just need to (1) scroll down to view the paper (in English) or (2) fill in a CAPTCHA first (which admittedly is a bit hard to work out given that everything's in Russian, but the CAPTCHA's characters are thankfully - for us - at least from the Latin character set).
I get a page that isn't scrollable, and seems to want a password or a bitcoin donation!

It is a real shame, because it is a real eye-opener. Basically the desired answer can get used to tune up the equipment after attachment to the subject, and the results are often too good to possibly be true.

Edit:

Found it!

https://www.edvul.com/pdf/VulHarrisWinkielmanPashler-PPS-2009.pdf

David
 
#40
https://www.academia.edu/35267782/The_Mediumship_of_Carlos_Mirabelli_1889_1951_

Abstract—The case of the Brazilian medium Carlos Mirabelli is one of the most tantalizing and frustrating in psychical research. If his phenomena—especially his psychokinetic manifestations—occurred as reported, he was probably the greatest physical medium of all time. Mirabelli reportedly moved objects (including very large objects) without contact, levitated himself while bound to a chair, and dematerialized and transported objects of all kinds (including himself) to distant locations. Mirabelli also reportedly produced numerous different full-figure materializations in bright daylight, and these were often recognized as deceased relatives, acquaintances, or well-known public figures by those attending the séance. Sitters would watch them form; attending physicians would carefully examine them for up to 30 minutes and report ordinary bodily functions; photographs of the figures would be taken; and then they would slowly dissolve or fade before everyone’s eyes. However, Mirabelli was also clearly guilty of fraud on occasion, including his notorious use of a doctored photo ostensibly showing him to be levitating. His case therefore presents an all-too-familiar challenge to psi research—namely, how to assess cases of so-called “mixed" mediumship.
 

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