Definitions of Magic “What is magic?” or what is “Psi” or “What is subtle energy?” and other questions like that are questions that routinely get asked a lot in paranormal communities. A lot of pedagogies in paranormal communities and cultures attempt to answer that question from the axioms of their paradigms and the intuitions of their cultural frameworks. How different places and authors decide to answer these questions tends to be derived from a cultural perspective so that the answer is predicated by how cultures and communities do things. In a lot of communities, this idea of magic being predicated Read More
zsd23 wrote: …As for paranormal activity, a lot of conditions can underlie it–some may be related to the imagination and hypnotic condition of the viewer(s), including a condition called folie a deux–referring to a shared delusion, some are simply manifestations via the power of belief, some are aspects of telekinetic phenomenon, which even neurologists have acknowledged as being caused by unusual and volatile energy generated by a person (not an otherworldly spirit). There are also infectious and projective aspects of human consciousness and the limitations of perception that are yet unknown that may explain manifestations of paranormal activity as well Read More
Psychic information about things is oftentimes very archetypal, abstract, and requires a degree of intuition to interpret correctly. When discussing things that correspond to that sense of intuition, this is very useful. That sense of intuition; however, tends to be inaccurate. Psychically perceiving what is on a person’s desk is entirely different from being able to read the paper documents that are on the person’s desk albeit you know they are there psychically. Various protocols have been designed within the context of ESP to address this issue. However, techniques that are abstractions of psychokinesis and divinatory magical practices can be Read More
A common ability that you see in science fiction and fantasy is the ability to manipulate time. Marvel characters like Doctor Strange and Magik can rewind or reverse time. This ability is also seen in the Prince of Persia games. Orhime from the anime series Bleach can reverse damage and heal people and things via reversing time. Creating temporal loops is a very useful magical skill to have. It is especially useful in spells designed to reverse damage and restore the integrity of things and objects. Temporal Loops Real magical spells to manipulate temporal histories are based on loops. A Read More
Spacellama117 wrote: Is teleportation in any form real? If so, resources on it. I Wrote: …It is. To say it very simply, there are harmonics of probability that say you could be somewhere else; however, the probability waves are so spread out you don’t randomly teleport. If you compress those waves, you can make it so the probability of an object being somewhere else is so likely it teleports. Via looking into the future of a thing and manipulating its future, you can teleport it. The mechanics are no different from any other application of magic that shifts future probability… Read More
Accuracy and Precision Imagine that you walk into your pitch black home one night. You can’t find your way around because it is dark, so you reach for the light switch and flip it up and…nothing happens. The room is still pitch black. Somehow, you make your way to the kitchen faucet because you need to wash your hands. You turn the handle of the spigot and…no water comes pouring out. You then decide to use your phone to try and call someone or look up what is going on and…no signal. If this was the first time that the Read More
This work was the first sustained philosophical study of psychic phenomena to follow C.D. Broad’s LECTURES ON PSYCHICAL RESEARCH, written nearly twenty years earlier. The author clearly defines the categories of psychic phenomena, surveys the most compelling experimental data, and traces their implications for the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind. He considers carefully the abstract presuppositions underlying leading theories of psychic phenomena, and he offers bold criticisms of both mechanistic analyses of communication and psychophysical identity theories.
Psi Open Data is an open repository for parapsychological and psychical research data, launched recently by the Society for Psychical Research.
Daryl J. Bem