The Parapsychology Revolution: A Concise Anthology of Paranormal and Psychical Research

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Penguin, Jan 31, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 432 pages
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Grounded in both scientific acumen and constructive inquiry, this anthology shines a rare, clarifying light on the controversial realms of psychical and paranormal research, surveying reports, essays, and arguments from more than a century of investigation into matters such as clairvoyance, telepathy, and past-life regression.

In the past one hundred and twenty-five years-despite a relative paucity of funding and the troubling persistence of fraud-serious inquiry into the paranormal, particularly as it relates to clairvoyance and psychical perception, has successfully entered the scientific age.

Studies in the modern laboratory, employing rigorous methodology and peer-reviewed oversight, have conclusively detected statistical anomalies that suggest the presence of some not yet understood faculty of the human mind. In The Parapsychology Revolution, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.-a scholar widely known for his geological theories that question the conventional dating of the Great Sphinx-and researcher Logan Yonavjak introduce and anthologize core writings that underscore the range and continuing challenges of psychical research.

The book's extensive introduction and the editors' commentary on individual essays and sections highlight milestones, feuds, and key players that mark the nascent history of this fascinating and important field of research. Finally, The Parapsychology Revolution addresses and clarifies the all-important question: Is there legitimate evidence for a world beyond the ordinary?
 

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Contents

QUASISPONTANEOUS PSI
SPONTANEOUS PSYCHOKINESIS
NOTES ON REINCARNATION
ARTICLE 5 EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION by J B Rhine 1934
ARTICLE 6 THE PSYCHOKINETIC EFFECT by Louisa E Rhine and J B Rhine 1943
ARTICLE 7 INFORMATION CONSCIOUSNESS AND HEALTH by Robert G Jahn 1996
INFORMATION CONSCIOUSNESS AND HEALTH by Robert G Jahn 1996
ARTICLE 8 REPLICATION AND METAANALYSIS IN PARAPSYCHOLOGY by Jessica Utts 1991

EXAMPLES OF IRREGULARITIES IN EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
DIFFICULTIES IN THE STUDY OF PSYCHICS AND MEDIUMS
INNATE FEAR OF PSI?
PSYCHIC PERFORMERS
THE QUESTION OF THE EXTENSION OF PSI BEYOND HUMANS
THE BACKSTER EFFECT PRIMARY PERCEPTION AND BIOCOMMUNICATION
FUNDING THE STUDY OF THE PARANORMAL
THE STIGMA OF THE PARANORMAL
TELEPATHY AND MONITIONS
REPLICATION AND METAANALYSIS IN PARAPSYCHOLOGY by Jessica Utts 1991
BIOLOGY AND HEALING
REMOTE VIEWING
SKEPTICS AND DEBUNKERS OF THE PARANORMAL
THE ELUSIVE NATURE OF PSI
THEORIES OF PSI
PSI SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
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Robert M. Schoch, a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University since 1984, earned his Ph.D. in geology and geophysics at Yale University. Dr. Schoch has been quoted extensively in the media for his work on the Sphinx, and he was featured on the Emmy-winning documentary The Mystery of the Sphinx, hosted by Charlton Heston.

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