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In this he follows Rhine in defining parapsychology as the study of phenomena that quintessentially include a nonphysical component, "Inasmuch as psi phenomena are unconstrained by time/space variables and are known to be unrelated to our sensory and motor functions, they suggest the existence of a nonphysical mind which can exchange energy and interact with a physical body" (p.
Buddhist doctrine contains examples of what western science would call psi phenomena. The various physical manifestations of psi, categorized as extra-sensory perception (ESP) and psycho-kinesis (PK), are said to occur at the lowest level of consciousness.
In the same way that modern astronomy developed from astrology or modern chemistry from alchemy, a line can be drawn from the mystical practices of the ancient world to the modern era when scientists began to approach psi phenomena quantitatively using the scientific method.
Recognition of the intrinsic value of these areas to our understanding of the mind has been hard-fought and hard-won, but the case for psi phenomena remains in contention, at least as far as an open embrace by mainstream science.
As the chapter title indicates, this is an inventory of Japanese and some Chinese studies on psi phenomena including studies of ki and ki masters.
Accumulated evidence supports the existence of these phenomena, in both the real world and the laboratory, which raises the questions of how they can possibly occur and whether psi phenomena can be accounted for by actions and functions of the brain and nervous system?
SPONTANEOUS CASE: Any psychic occurrence that takes place naturally, and is often unanticipated--psi in a real-life situation, as opposed to the experimentally-elicited psi phenomena of the laboratory.
In Chapter 2, Ed Kelly identifies psi phenomena as one of several mental phenomena that cannot be explained with current physicalist assumptions about the human mind.
This renewed attention to qualitative methodologies and explorations outside of the laboratory is providing a new perspective on psi phenomena that is often overlooked in the laboratory setting (Cardena, 2010), and very well-defined and controlled procedures, analyses, and reporting methods are being used to help to uncover the thought processes and experiences of people who produce or encounter psi phenomena.