Parapsychology In The Twenty-First Century: Essays On The Future Of Psychical Research

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McFarland & Company, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 387 pages
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By now, parapsychology should have become an accepted scientific field of research. However, there is great resistance to parapsychological research despite the strength of evidence in favor of conducting it.
This collection of essays focuses on the future of the psychical research field. One essay speculates about a kind of future when psychic phenomena are studied in every university. Another identifies 10 areas of potential difficulty facing parapsychology. Other essays indicate areas where conclusions may need re-examination and refinement and presents possibilities for innovative approaches to future study. Some of the areas of study covered include altered states of consciousness, ESP, Meta-Analysis, the theory of psychopraxia, and sociological and phenomenological issues.

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Foreword by Brian D Josephson
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Whats Ahead?Dean Radin
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Parapsychology in the TwentyFirst Century
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Michael A. Thalbourne, PhD, is a distinguished psychologist who has devoted his life to innovative research into the psychological characteristics of individuals who report psychic phenomena. Erudite, learned in philosophy, psychology, Latin and Classical Greek, he has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the Psychology Department at the University of Adelaide for more than twenty years. He is also the author/co-editor of three other important books in scientific parapsychology.

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