There is so much evidence that telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis
, and psychic healing do occur, you can sort of take them as a baseline of possible realities on a spiritual path.
Large-scale studies, which rely on high-speed random-number generators and quicken the pace of volunteers' responses, seem to interfere with any psychokinetic effects, contends a group of psychokinesis
researchers led by Dean Radin of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, Calif.
But it's his range of subjects, some might say hobby horses, which makes the heart sink and sends the eyebrows ever skywards: UFOs, numerology, vampirism, dowsing, extra sensory perception, psychokinesis
, ghosthunting, poltergeists, the ancient Chaldean alphabet, leylines.
Encounters With Qi abounds with startling accounts of mystical Chinese Qi Gong practitioners splitting marble blocks with their foreheads, allowing themselves to be run over by vehicles, and, most astonishingly, engaging in "external Qi Gong"--a logical but radical extension of the basic philosophy of Chinese energy healing that supposedly allows for such paranormal feats as telepathy and psychokinesis
(using the mind to move objects).
Parapsychology is the scientific study of ESP, which includes telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis
- moving objects, or mind control over matter.
In 1969 his powers of psychokinesis
made him a household name in Israel and when Prime Minister Golda Meir was asked on a radio programme what she predicted for Israel's future she replied, ``Don't ask me - ask Uri Ge
Levitation is a phenomenon of psychokinesis
in which objects, people, and animals are lifted into the air without any visibly physical means and float or fly about.
Yet Eisenberg's 1987 book Encounters with Qi: Exploring Chinese Medicine sounds more like Obi-Wan Kenobi explaining the ways of "The Force" Eisenberg presents credulous accounts of psychokinesis
, adopting a pose of contrived skepticism that lends the appearance of scientific inquiry to a book that has little.
, catastrophism, Tories and canines.
If you attend a conference on cold fusion, for example, you will almost certainly find yourself in a room with people who speak authoritatively on past lives and psychokinesis
aliens, alternative medicine, astrology, psychokinesis
, superstitions, and the like) and that allegedly contribute to this illiteracy.
Inspired by 20 years of research into computers and psychokinesis
at Princeton, Uri Geller's Millennium Bug Buster goes on sale soon - a furry thing you use to invoke psychic energy to beat the bug.
The subject matter includes the traditional three categories of alleged phenomena: extrasensory perception, psychokinesis
(psychically caused mechanical effects), and out-of-body conditions (usually communications with the dead or "near-death" experiences).
In his scholarly book The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena, Radin (1997) reviews the amassed, irrefutable scientific evidence of psi phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, psychokinesis
, and precognition.