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Rhea White: parapsychology’s bibliographer

Rhea White: parapsychology’s bibliographer Stanley Krippner Rhea White has made so many contributions to parapsychology that she could receive this honor for several reasons. For example, she pioneered the testing of children utilizing fantasy and imagination, and explored the relationship between their ESP scores and attitudinal variables involving the “sender” and/or test administrator. The list […]

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An Acceptance-Rejection Theory Of Statistical Psychokinesis

An Acceptance-Rejection Theory Of Statistical Psychokinesis Michael Ibison MICHAEL IBISON [1] ABSTRACT: This paper presents a theory of statistical psychokinesis that explains observed statistical anomalies with a minimal assumption about the influence of an agent upon a random process. The theory attributes the agent with an ability to accept or reject the immanent outcome of […]

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An Introduction to Parapsychology, 2d ed.

An Introduction to Parapsychology, 2d ed. – book reviews Douglas M. Stokes An Introduction to Parapsychology is a fully revised and updated version of Harvey Irwin’s (1989) respected introductory textbook on parapsychology. The organization of the chapters remains much the same as it was in the first edition of the book, with the exception of […]

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psychological variables and magnetic fields

An investigation into the alleged haunting of Hampton Court Palace: psychological variables and magnetic fields Richard Wiseman Hampton Court Palace has been the home to some of Britain’s most famous monarchs for over 500 years, and it is now one of the country’s most popular historical attractions. The Palace has also gained a considerable reputation […]

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Possession and exorcism: an essay review

Possession and exorcism: an essay review Ian Stevenson The word possession (in the vocabulary of psychology) refers to the belief (or the fact, as some claim) that a person’s mind or soul can be ejected from his or her body and the body then controlled by another personality, usually that of a discarnate entity. The […]

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Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge and Belief. – Review

Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge and Belief. – Review – book reviews Douglas M. Stokes Edited by Kendrick Frazier. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1998. Pp. 426. $22.95 (paper). ISBN 1-57392-203-X. Encounters with the Paranormal is the fourth in a series of collected readings from the Skeptical Inquirer (SI), a magazine that serves as one […]

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The Paranormal in the Bible and in Old Norse Literature—Superstition?

The Paranormal in the Bible and in Old Norse Literature—Superstition? Lisa Schwebel THE PARANORMAL IN THE BIBLE AND IN OLD NORSE LITERATURE–SUPERSTITION? By Nils Bjorn Kvastad, translated by Stephen C. Timmons. Varnassi, India: Rishi Publications, 2001. Pp. xii-376. $30.00 (hardback). $16.00 (paperback) ISBN 81-85193-27-4. At the beginning of this book, Kvastad says he has no […]

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Why is PSI so elusive? A review and proposed model

Why is PSI so elusive? A review and proposed model J.E. Kennedy ********** One of the most important and perplexing questions in parapsychology is why psi phenomena are so weak, unreliable, and/or rare. The usual working assumptions in parapsychological research appear to be that (a) many people have the ability to demonstrate psi (Pratt, 1978; […]

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Luck In Action? Belief In Good Luck, Psi-Mediated Instrumental Response, And Games Of Chance

Luck In Action? Belief In Good Luck, Psi-Mediated Instrumental Response, And Games Of Chance Caroline Watt MARLEEN NAGTEGAAL [1] ABSTRACT: Sixty individuals took part in a study designed to explore connections between belief in good luck (BIGL), performance on a laboratory PMIR (nonintentional psi) task, and expectations of success and actual performance at two games […]

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The parapsychology foundation as a funding organisation

The parapsychology foundation as a funding organisation – Brief Article Carlos S. Alvarado ABSTRACT: When the social history of parapsychology is written, it will be important to include a discussion about funding and its sources. At the risk of being called immodest because of my current affiliation, I would argue that a significant chapter of […]