What turns a mere piece of matter from being mere
matter into an animated being? What gives certain special physical
patterns in the universe the mysterious privilege of feeling
sensations and having experiences?
What is Parapsychology?
Parapsychology is the scientific and scholarly study of certain
unusual events associated with human experience. These experiences
have been called "psychic" for want of a better term.
A common misconception is that a parapsychologist is
a psychic. Not so. Likewise, a child psychiatrist is not a child!
Instead, a parapsychologist is a scientist or scholar who is
seriously interested in the "paranormal." Unfortunately,
many telephone books and on-line sites use
"parapsychologist" as a synonym for psychic entertainer,
mentalist, conjurer, astrologer, or psychic reader. This is an
inappropriate use of the term "parapsychologist." The
Parapsychological Association is an elected affiliate of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the
largest scientific organization in the world. In contrast,
organizations of psychic readers and mentalists are not members of
the AAAS because they are entertainers, not scientists.
What does it mean to study psychic phenomena? A long-held,
common-sense assumption is that the worlds of the subjective and
objective are completely distinct, with no overlap. Subjective is
"here, in the head," and objective is "there, out in
the world." Parapsychology then is the study of phenomena
suggesting that the assumption of a strict separation between
subjective and objective may be wrong. Human experience suggests
that some phenomena occasionally fall between the cracks, and are
not purely subjective nor purely objective. From a scientific
perspective, such phenomena are called "anomalous" because
they are difficult to explain within current scientific models.
These anomalies fall into three general categories: ESP (terms
are defined below), PK, and phenomena suggestive of survival after
bodily death, including near-death experiences, apparitions, and
reincarnation. Most parapsychologists today expect that further
research will eventually explain these anomalies in scientific
terms, although it is not clear whether they can be adequately
understood without significant (indeed, probably revolutionary)
expansions of the current state of scientific knowledge. Other
researchers take the stance that existing scientific models of
perception and memory are adequate to explain some or all
What is not parapsychology?
In spite of what the media often imply, parapsychology is not the
study of anything considered weird or bizarre. Nor is parapsychology
concerned with astrology, UFOs, searching for Bigfoot, paganism,
vampires, alchemy, or witchcraft.
Many scientists have viewed parapsychology with great suspicion
because the term has come to be associated with a huge variety of
mysterious phenomena, fringe topics, and pseudoscience.
Parapsychology is also often linked, again inappropriately, with a
broad range of "psychic" entertainers, magicians, and
so-called "paranormal investigators." In addition, some
self-proclaimed "psychic practitioners" call themselves
parapsychologists, but that is not what we do.
What do parapsychologists study?
Many feel that the strangest, and most interesting, aspect of
parapsychological phenomena is that they do not appear to be limited
by the known boundaries of space or time. In addition, they blur the
sharp distinction usually made between mind and matter. In popular
usage, the basic parapsychological phenomena are categorized as
- Psi : A neutral term for parapsychological phenomena.
Psi, psychic, and psychical are synonyms.
- Telepathy : Direct mind-to-mind communication.
- Precognition: Also called premonition. Obtaining
information about future events, where the information could not
be inferred through normal means. Many people report dreams that
appear to be precognitive.
- Clairvoyance : Sometimes called remote viewing;
obtaining information about events at remote locations, beyond
the reach of the normal senses.
- ESP: Extra-sensory perception; a general term for
obtaining information about events beyond the reach of the
normal senses. This term subsumes telepathy, clairvoyance, and
- Psychokinesis : Also called PK; direct mental
interaction with physical objects, animate or inanimate.
- Bio-PK : Direct mental interactions with living
- NDE : Near death experience; an experience reported by
those who were revived from nearly dying. Often refers to a core
experience that includes feelings of peace, OBE, seeing lights
and other phenomena.
- OBE : Out-of-body experience; the experience of feeling
separated from the body, often accompanied by visual perceptions
as though from above the body.
- Reincarnation: The belief that we live successive
lives, with primarily evidence coming from the apparent
recollections of previous lives by very small children.
- Haunting : Recurrent phenomena reported to occur in
particular locations that include apparitions, sounds, movement
of objects, and other effects.
- Poltergeist: Large-scale PK phenomena often attributed
to spirits, but which are now thought to be due to a living
person, frequently an adolescent.
Who is interested in Parapsychology?
- Physicists tend to be interested in parapsychology
because of the implication that we have a gross misunderstanding
about space and time and the transmission of energy and
- Biologists are interested because psi implies the
existence of additional, unexplained methods of sensing the
- Psychologists are interested for what psi implies about
the nature of perception and memory.
- Philosophers are interested because psi phenomena
specifically address many age-old philosophical problems,
including the role of the mind in the physical world, and the
nature of the objective vs. the subjective.
- Theologians and the general public tend to be
interested because personal psi experiences are often
accompanied by feelings of profound, ineffable meaning. As a
result, psi is thought by some to have "spiritual"
From the materialistic perspective, one of the foundations of the
current scientific worldview, human consciousness is nothing but an
emergent product of the functioning of Brain, Body, and Nervous
System (BBNS). That is, no matter how different mind may seem from
solid stuff like bodies, it is generated solely by the
electrochemical functioning of the BBNS, and so it is absolutely
dependent on it. When the BBNS dies, so does consciousness. From
this perspective, claims of survival of bodily death, or ghosts, or
apparitions, must be due to wishful thinking. Furthermore, the
limits of material functioning automatically determine the ultimate
limits of mental functioning, thus ESP and PK appear to be
impossible, given our current understanding about how the world
And yet, psi phenomena have occurred in all cultures throughout
history, they continue to occur, and some of the reported phenomena
have been persuasively verified using scientific methods. Because
psi seems to transcend the assumed limits of material functioning,
and therefore the BBNS, some interpret psi as supporting the idea
that there is something more to mind than just the BBNS, that there
is some sort of "soul," or the like.
This "non-physical" aspect, an aspect that does not
seem to be as tightly bounded by space or time as present scientific
models require, might survive bodily death. If so, there may be
important truths contained in some spiritual ideas and practices. Of
course, parapsychology is a very long way from being able to say
that "the data shows that X" (insert your favorite
religious group here) are specifically right about religious
doctrines A, B, and C but dead wrong about dogmas P, Q and R.
We must emphasize that there is a big difference between simply
noting that the findings of parapsychology may have implications for
spiritual concepts, versus the idea that parapsychologists are
driven by some hidden spiritual agenda. Some critics of
parapsychology seem to believe that all parapsychologists have
hidden religious motives, and that they are really out to prove the
existence of the soul. This is no more true than claiming that all
chemists really harbor secret ambitions about alchemy, and thus
their real agenda is to transmute mercury into gold. The reasons why
serious investigators are drawn to any discipline are as diverse as
The above introduction is based on
available at: http://www.psiresearch.org/
by Rich Anders
Science has reached out to the farthest ends of the universe and
it is exploring the deepest oceans. Everything in between is being
researched and human knowledge grows by leaps and bounds.
Regrettably, the human psyche and its wondrous potential have been
woefully neglected for a very long time. Only recently, Professor
Fredric Schiffer of Harvard University published his findings about
the binary functions of the mind and opened an exciting new frontier
of human nature.
There is, of course, a valid reason that anything that has to do
with the invisible aspects of the human mind is approached with
caution. For every respectable parapsychologist there are many
others whose actions discredit the intangible realm, behind matter.
To begin with, let's define the object of this consideration:
The word psychic describes anything in connection with the psyche.
This word dates back to ancient times when a goddess by the name of
Psyche was in charge of the invisible but essential part of human
existence. Over time the word and its meaning evolved and presently
the thesaurus offers the following synonyms:
Mind, soul, self, subconscious, spirit, subliminal self, inner self,
ego and individuality.
These words have wide range of meanings and, therefore, it makes
sense not to use them in the context of this article. Instead, a
definition of the source of psychic phenomena will be presented
thereby establishing a clear conceptual basis these phenomena can be
There are two types of energy:
The energy of matter and the energy behind matter,
which religion calls the spiritual energy and science calls
the energy of the quantum vacuum.
The energy of matter oscillates between the stages of energy and
of matter. In a movie consecutive frames give the impression of
continued action, which progresses with each frame. The succession
of matter phases marks the change, which was achieved in the energy
phase and expresses it in a material dimension of width, height and
length. The progression of matter phases creates time, the fourth
dimension of matter.
The energy behind matter is very different from the energy of
matter. It always remains energy and, therefore, does not constitute
space or time. In this realm of pure energy everything is
interrelated. Most importantly, these energies can be programmed and
they determine what happens in consecutive matter phases like
software determines how a computer operates. For simplicity's reason
let's call these the spiritual energies.
Any kind of change for matter happens in its energy phase. Were
the oscillation of matter to stop in a matter phase everything would
stop dead at this instance. For instance, when a body moves the
displacement takes place in the energy phases and matter follows
energy's lead in consecutive matter phases thus expressing the
movement, which has taken place in the preceding energy phases.
For movement to take place a command has to be issued. The processes
that determine what matter has to do take place in the spiritual
energies, which give the appropriate command to the matter energies.
These perform according to these commands and in the ensuing matter
phases this performance is expressed by whatever kind of action the
energies of matter took.
For instance, someone thinks that he wants to go to the
refrigerator. First comes the thought in his spiritual energies.
This thought issues a command to the energies of matter, which then
progress towards the refrigerator. The movement of the energies of
matter is expressed in consecutive matter phases as this someone
walks to the refrigerator.
From the above it is clear that every moment of a person's life
involves spiritual activity. Without the directions given to a
person by the energies behind matter - the spiritual energies -
nothing can happen in the realm of matter. Considering this it is
logical to call these energies the spirit of a person. This means
that from all the names given to these energies in the thesaurus
"spirit" is the correct one.
The way Professor Schiffer explains the difference between the
left - the conscious - and the right side - the unconscious - of the
brain it is clear that these two halves are designed like a
biological computer. The conscious corresponds to the processor and
the working memory, the unconscious corresponds to a hard drive i.e.
memory storage. Consequently, every person has two minds. Together
these constitute a personality.
This opens a very interesting possibility. The
conscious minds puts data into the unconscious mind with thoughts,
words and actions. This data is stored and retrieved when a
situation arises that it can be used. If such data is used to make
the conscious mind do something specific on a specific occasion then
this works like a computer program that makes a computer perform a
certain task. Consequently, a
person can program himself/herself with an easy trick: one just has
to talk to oneself as a second person. To make a New Year
resolution stick one should not say: next year I'll do this and I
won't do that. We all know that does not work too well. Instead one
should address oneself on a first name basis and say, for instance,
"next year, Joe, you do this and don't do that". That
programs one's own subconscious and a New Year resolution made this
way has a good chance to succeed.
Since it has no memory the conscious mind is blank at the time of
birth. All of its skills have to be learned and developed as a
person grows up. The unconscious mind is the spirit of a person and
it contains all the data put in during all previous lifetimes. It
consists of spiritual energies or energies of the quantum vacuum as
they are called, as well. Such energies are all interconnected and,
therefore, a person who can use his/her right side of the brain to
tune into this type of energies can extract information from or make
use of these energies.
With its access to memories of previous lifetimes the unconscious
mind also has access to a vast reservoir of previous experiences
from which the conscious mind can draw if it pays attention to
feelings and hunches etc. because the unconscious mind cannot talk,
it just transmits images or feelings. Every time the conscious mind
thinks or plans the unconscious mind checks on the information
stored in its energies and issues responses in form of feelings and
images. As this check is done by spiritual energies the information
is provided instantly as in the spiritual realm time does not exist.
For instance, someone nearly drowned at some point of time in the
present or a previous lifetime. Such person's subconscious will
issue a warning not to get too close to any kind of water deep
enough to be dangerous. This person will feel uncomfortable whenever
he/she gets close to open water. A general term for this kind of
warnings if it is too strong is psychosis and the job of
psychotherapist is to uncover the hidden reasons for this situation.
Once these are detected the psychotherapist can "talk the
person out" of his/her anxieties i.e. reprogram the unconscious
Everybody is a spiritual person for spirituality is the basis of
life itself. Even though the words "spiritual" and
"psychic" by our definition mean the same a psychic person
is thought to be someone with special gifts or powers. Such person
has abilities a normal "spiritual" person does not have.
He/she can use his/her right side of the brain, to provide insights
in or to establish connections with the spiritual realm and
interpret the findings. Hence, we are not talking of spiritual but
of psychic phenomena.
The term "psychic" is applied to a wide range of
abilities and situations. To facilitate understanding categories of
psychic phenomena are presented, which sum up the ones that are
related. In each category the ones that are closely related are
ESP = Extra Sensory Perception ( go there
- Remote Viewing
- Psi detectives
- Earth Radiation
- Deja Vu
- Psychic archaeology
Altered States of Consciousness ( go
- OBE - out of body experience
- Near Death Experience
- Psychic Dreams
Powers of the Mind ( go there
- Telekinesis = Psychokinesis
- Psychic healing
- Influencing plants
- Influencing weather
Psi Manifestations ( go there
- Divination - auguri
- The pendulum
- Reading cards
- Automatic writing
- Quija board
- TV Psychics
- Communication with animals
- Trance mediums
- Spirit doctors
- Psychic photography
- Psychic audio contacts
Death and Re-incarnation ( go
Between the various psychic phenomena differences
though substantial can be subtle. To facilitate understanding I am
going to add examples to the descriptions given for each one of the
above mentioned phenomena. - It is my opinion that in every family
someone at some point of time has experienced some kind of unusual
psychic event, a psychic phenomenon. To prove my point, I am going
to give examples that happened to members of my family and to close
ESP = Extrasensory Perception
Telepathy is the communication between two or more partners
without spoken words. It is the transmission of thoughts and can
consist of words, images, feelings, etc. This is similar to a
two-way radio. Communication can take place between living beings or
between a living person and a spiritual entity.
My wife was born in Yugoslavia and spent the first years of her
life during WW2 in the area, which now is the border between Croatia
and Serbia, formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. My
wife's family had received a huge territory as a grant by the
Austrian Emperor for valuable services rendered to the Empire and
had settled there.
During the later years of WW2 partisans challenged the German
occupation. One especially dangerous aspect of this conflict were
landmines. Because the situation was so dangerous my wife had a
bodyguard of her own. One day strolling hand in hand with this
soldier over fields considered being safe her bodyguard stepped on a
landmine. The force of the explosion threw the little girl on a
haystack. When she regained consciousness she still was holding this
man's hand but this was all that was left of him.
The little girl was unharmed but her eardrums were pierced by the
force of the explosion and it took many months until her hearing
came back; it is impaired to this day. She couldn't hear and she
wouldn't speak. During these silent months as in retrospect she
calls them something dramatic happened. Her father had been a
prisoner of war in WW1 and had been sent to Siberia. He escaped and
walked on foot from Wladiwostok to India where he had contacts with
suppliers for the family factories. It took three years for this
epic journey. On his way he learned to speak Chinese and he learned
about the culture and religions of the peoples he encountered. Her
also learned about direct communication between minds, telepathy.
When the little girl had recovered from the shock she noticed
that her father's thoughts materialized in her mind. With a little
practice she learned to communicate with him without words. This
proved to be invaluable later when the family had to leave the
castle and fled to Austria. The family took refuge in a farmhouse in
a remote location. There was no phone and the only contact with her
father was by telepathy. Through these contacts my wife was able to
tell her father where the family was and eventually he was able to
Telepathic communication can also take place between a living
person and the spirit of a person who lived before. - My father died
shortly before I moved to Vienna to study. The change was dramatic
and very hard for me. In my home village I had a special position as
the son of the Maire and of one of the leading politician of our
province. In Vienna I was a nobody and a poor one at that. My father
had died shortly before the move and in postwar Austria there had
been no occasion to make money. - The Nazis had taken everything as
my father was considered an enemy of the party.
I soon developed severe depressions and became dangerously
suicidal. Then, one night, my father appeared in my dreams. From
then on he talked with me many times and this helped me a lot even
though I did not understand what went on because I knew that my
father had died. Over time as I got better the contacts became
scarcer and ultimately stopped altogether, when I was all right.
When someone feels the physical pain or the mental and emotional
situation of somebody else this is called tele-empathy. - When I
visited a friend in Atlanta I had a bad heart attack. The test
showed that my arteries were dangerously clogged and I had to
undergo a quadruple bye-pass surgery. The second day after surgery
my wife was allowed to talk to me on the phone. She was relieved
that the surgery was successful but she had question. My wife and I
are very close so she understood that she had these terrible pains
in her chest. She wondered, though, why her legs below the knees
were swollen and hurt badly. - As my arteries had been clogged very
badly the surgeons had taken blood vessels from both my legs all the
way from the knees to the ankles and transplanted them to my heart.
My legs were swollen and hurt very badly.
Feeling someone else's emotions or mental state is the most
common form of a psychic phenomenon. Twins frequently are so closely
connected that they feel each other's emotions whenever something
out of the ordinary happens. The same situation can exist between a
mother and her child or between lovers. But this also happens on a
daily basis when people sense someone else's mood or emotions when
they meet, talk on the phone or just think of someone.
This French word means "clear seeing". Clairvoyance is
the ability of a person to "clearly see" present or future
events or situations at will. The best clairvoyant alive probably is
my friend Rosalinde Haller, the foremost psychic in the German
speaking world. The range of her work is truly amazing. She has her
own TV and radio shows and makes predictions on those shows, which
put her reputation at risk many a times. - She always is right! Here
are a few examples:
Several years ago snowfall in Western Austria was unusually
heavy. During her TV show a caller from that area asked whether
there was increased danger of avalanches and, if so, where.
Rosalinde paused for a moment, then she said: "The valley of
Paznaun is in grave danger. It should be evacuated
immediately". The valley was not evacuated and four days later
a major avalanche killed 34 people.
On another show she was asked what the result of next days world
champion soccer match would be for Austria. She predicted the minute
the goals would be scored, the circumstances and the outcome. She
was right on.
During one of my visits to Austria Rosalinde called and invited
me to go with her to Lake Woerthersee in Carinthia over the weekend.
She picked me up in a brand new Porsche she said the company had put
at her disposition so she would get a feeling for the product. She
was to conduct a seminar for this company's top management and to
advise them which marketing strategies would be the right ones for
this brand new product.
There is no speed limit on Austria's autobahn and Rosalinde
proved she is a fast lady. Cruising at 120 mph she noticed my
apprehension. - On the island where I live the speed limit is 30
mph. - She said she knew nothing bad would happen to me so she dared
to really take the car to its limits. Again she was right. We had no
accident but my nerves took while to recover.
Precognition can happen to anyone. It does not require a special
talent. Usually it pinpoints a dramatic event in someone's own life
or in the life of a loved one. - Heidi was my wife's best friend.
When she got married she moved to Germany where her husband had been
offered a top management position. Heidi used to phone at least once
a month to keep the contact alive. In one of those calls she was
terrified. She had a vision of a crowd of people standing next to a
streetcar. Next to the streetcar a woman was lying on the ground her
left leg severed below the knee. Then she realized that she was that
woman. - Several weeks later she called from a hospital. She had
seen her own accident and she really had lost the lower part of her
A premonition is a feeling about something to happen in a
specific way without any details given. For instance, at an
intersection one has the feeling that a car is coming even though
one does not see it because something is obstructing the view - and
there really is a car. There are long term premonitions, as well,
and here is an example.
When my mother was 56 she came down with a severe pneumonia. She
survived but from then on her health was not good. She knew we were
worried about her but she always said: "don't worry. I'll live
to be seventy." She never said why living to seventy years of
age should be her life's goal. Several weeks before her seventieth
birthday she contracted pneumonia again and had to be hospitalized.
We usually visited on Sundays and so we came three days after her
birthday. The nurses told us that on her birthday she had looked so
bad that a priest had been called to give her the last rites.
Nonetheless, she survived.
Mother did not look good. She took about 3 minutes to come to
herself. As I was sitting on her bed she squeezed my hand and with a
happy smile she said: "I made it"! Next morning the call
came from the hospital. The nurse was upset not so much that my
mother had died that night; that did not come unexpected. Before
going to bed she usually took her false teeth out. The evening
before she died she did not do that and her roommate inquired why.
Mother said: "tonight I am gong to meet my husband and he is
not supposed to see me without teeth." Her roommate knew that
my father had died many years before and she got really scared
because she thought my mother had gone mad. Very much to my mother's
relief the woman was moved out of the room because, as she said:
"tonight I want to be alone". - Mother's long term
premonition of living to seventy was as accurate as was her
short-term premonition about dying that night.
When a person sees an event, a location or a situation getting
images in his/her mind this is called remote viewing. - During WW2
my sister had to work in Germany. Surprisingly, one day she came
home dressed in black, the color of mourning in Austria, her eyes
red and swollen from crying. She claimed she had a vision of our
brother Ernest killed in battle and she had come home to give
support to mother. Next day the letter came with the terrible news.
My sister's husband served in the German military in Russia where
casualty rate was very high. When the war was over she claimed he
was imprisoned in Russia. She gave a precise description of the
abandoned factory, where he was kept with thousands of other POWs.
My sister said he had lost a lot of weight but he was all right. She
was sure he would come home. - My sister's husband was one of the
few who came out of this prison camp alive. He confirmed every
detail of her description of his place of captivity.
During a lengthy period the US Government conducted experiments
of Remote viewing. People were giving some information and then
tried to psychically link to the object or person they were supposed
to contact. I saw a TV movie about this activity and it seems that
viewing inanimate objects remotely does not really bring very good
results. Remote viewing of a hostage, for instance, brought better
results but it seems that these could not help enough to justify the
continuation of this remote viewers unit.
Psychometry and PSI detective work
Psychometry is similar to remote viewing. It happens when a
psychic touches an object and receives images or visions; in this
case the psychic needs a "trigger". A good example is a
popular TV show called "The Dead Zone". When the psychic
touches a person or an object he has visions, which can show
circumstances of a crime, all kind of future events or relationships
a person has had and the like. In this TV show as in real life
people with this gift work together with the police to do Psi
detective work, which has brought amazing results in many criminal
Psychics working with the police often are able to describe how a
murder happened, the location of the victim's body or can provide
descriptions of the perpetrator. It has to be noted, though, that in
this case remote viewing and Psychometry are just part of a
psychic's arsenal. Frequently, a psychic receives further
information, which leads to solving a crime, by telepathic impulses
that can range from "feelings" to clear verbal messages.
People sensitive to radiation emanating from the Earth are quite
common. Some become dowsers. Holding a forked twig or a similarly
shaped metal instrument with both hands the dowser slowly walks over
the area he/she is checking. When Earth radiation is met the
instruments either bends down or up. Usually, dowsers look for water
but they also can look for metals. Remote dowsing can be done with
the help of a pendulum.
When I was a young boy I lived in a little resort village in
Austria. Our neighbor wanted to drill a well and he called in a
dowser. This was a big event and the entire neighborhood was
watching. My sister was very skeptical and she made no secret of it.
When the dowser hit a promising spot he invited my sister to give it
a try. When she approached that spot the twig bent up forcefully
full turn and hit her hard on the chest. She was convinced this was
a sign she shouldn't mess with such weird things and never gave
dowsing a try again.
Each spectator gave it a try and several had similar reactions
though to a lesser degree. I was one of them. When the dowser told
me with dowsing I could locate radiation that had a bad influence on
living organisms and could disturb someone's sleep I was hooked. I
had been plagued by bad dreams as long as I could think back.
Sometimes I had fights in my sleep and woke up with my knuckles
bloody from hitting the walls instead of an adversary in an imagined
fistfight. Checking my bed for bad radiation I found two veins
crossing right where I rested my head. From then on I slept with my
head on the other side of the bed and the nightmares never came
Dowsing can be done remotely with a pendulum. - Several years ago
I met a Swiss national, Sigi, who lived on a catamaran. He had owned
a factory for devices using radiation to measure and find things.
Such devices come in handy when you look for gold. Sigi was retired
and his hobby was treasure hunting. Back in Zurich he had a friend
who used a pendulum to locate hidden treasures no matter where they
were. Sigi provided maps of islands in the Caribbean where treasures
might be hidden. His friend put the pendulum over the map and it
showed the location of a treasure.
It really surprised me that with this method Sigi had indeed
found 64 kilogram of gold. With the money from this find he bought
himself a beautiful new catamaran and every conceivable tool to find
even more gold. Regrettably, when he left to continue his quest for
untold riches he would not take me with him.
Déjà vu is very common and I don't know anyone who didn't have
at least one such experience. The words are French and mean
"already seen". Usually someone comes to a place he/she
has never been before and knows it.
As a young woman my wife spent some time in Paris. One day she
was invited to a friend's place. When she entered the house she was
shocked how familiar it looked to her, just as she had been there
before. She felt she really knew the house, which had been the home
of the same aristocratic family dating back to a time before the
French Revolution. When her friend lead her into the living room all
the members of his family were gathered in front of the painting of
a young woman who looked exactly like my wife. She was an ancestor
of this family who had lost her life on the guillotine.
Déjà vu also happens with people. We all have met someone who
gave the impression that he/she was a long lost friend found again.
Love at first sight - the French call it "le coup de foudre"
and it means the lightning strike - is a phenomenon, which happens
when people who were in love in a former lifetime meet again. - When
I met my clairvoyant friend Rosalinde Haller for the first time she
didn't even say hello. She just looked at me and said: "it's
about time we met. I missed you."
I am very interested in archaeology. During my stay on the
peninsula of Yucatan I visited Chichen Itza, formerly a center of
Mayan culture. The pyramid of Kukulkan attracted me like magic and
when I went through the narrow passages inside I wondered why stones
still blocked one passage. When I asked the tour guide about it, he
said nobody knew about another passage.
Later we came to a house and I went inside. It looked very
familiar to me and, suddenly, I saw the room painted in bright
colors. There were lights and I could see the painted scenes in
every little detail. The vision went as fast as it had come. When I
asked the tour guide about the house, he said this had been the
house of Kukulkan.
Psychic archaeology probably is a mixture of dowsing and déjà
vu. Everything emits radiation and spiritual - psychic - energies.
Buried remnants of times long gone by still have energies attached
and people who lived in those remote times sense them.
Archaeologists usually have special fields of interest and these
take them back to places where they lived before. Their
"feelings" lead them to the right places and to
discoveries probably no one else could make. The German
archaeologist Schlieman is a very good example. He was fascinated
with everything Greek; he even married a Greek woman. His quest for
the city of Troy led him to the right place. His "feeling"
for the place made him find treasures nobody thought existed.
NDE - Near Death Experiences
Near death experiences happen, when the spiritual entity leaves
the matter body, which has been subjected to extreme stress by an
accident, surgery or the like. There are several stages of
separation from the body. If it happens during surgical procedures,
as long as the body is alive the spiritual entity floats under the
ceiling and watches what's going on. During this period the entity
feels no pain and usually there is a peaceful feeling. If life is to
continue in the matter body at some point of time the entity enters
the matter body again. When consciousness returns pain is felt
In the next stage the entity is pulled through a tunnel toward a
light - the expression "light at the end of the tunnel"
refers to this situation. - Upon exiting the tunnel the entity meets
other entities, usually relatives or friends who passed on earlier.
These are very supportive and help the entity to understand what's
going on. This is as far as a near death experience can go.
Ultimately, the entity is told that his/her time to die has not come
yet and then returns into the matter body.
The symptoms of a near death experience can also be activated by
intentionally induced extreme stress, for instance, by very high g
forces in a jet fighter or by this centrifuge type training device,
which also produces very high g values. This does not mean that near
death experiences are not genuine. It just means that there is a
spiritual mechanism, which is activated as soon as a person
approaches the threshold of death.
On rare occasions, persons who had a near death experience report
having been to a terrible place where horrendous suffering was going
on. One should think that people who went through this terrible
ordeal believe that they had been in hell. Therefore, many probably
won't talk about such an experience. Only few are ready to admit
that they did not qualify for the good place.
OBE - Out of Body Experiences
Initially are the same as the first phase of a near death
experience. The spiritual entity leaves and floats above the body.
This does not require a stressful situation like surgery and can
happen any time day or night from sleep or waking state. Some induce
OBEs with drugs; others don't need anything to make it happen.
During reconstruction after hurricane George a 2x4 plank fell on
my wife's head. She was unconscious for a little while and woke up
with a terrible headache. An MRI showed no injuries of the brain.
Nonetheless, in the weeks and months following the accident my wife
a number of Out-of-Body Experiences. These could happen at any time
of day or night without any apparent reason. Suddenly, she would
find herself floating under the ceiling looking down on her body,
which usually was comfortably stretched out in her favorite
recliner. Initially, this came as a great shock to her because she
thought she was dying.
As she got used to this experience she started floating through
the entire house. She found herself always right under the ceiling
and she was gliding through the walls as if they were not there. She
kept this her secret until one day she came storming into the
kitchen very angry. I had a chat with my daughter about her and we
expressed our concerns about her behavior, which sometimes was quite
irritable after the accident. She proved that we were right and this
way we found out that she had been floating under the ceiling
listening to everything we talked about. When she got real angry she
found herself back in her body and went to the kitchen to give us a
piece of her mind.
Finding out about her OBEs explained the behavior of our animals
that evidently knew about it. I thought my wife was sleeping in her
favorite chair and three cats and our three dogs were around her. It
was always the same configuration. The two male dogs were lying to
the left and right and the female was in front of the chair. One
male cat was nibbling on her little finger, the female was kneading
her solar plexus and the second male cat was pushing his head
against her chin. Then I remembered that Cindy, the female cat who
normally only walked very slowly as she was so fat, sometimes came
running as fast as she could towards my wife's bedroom. Shortly
afterwards the male cats and the dogs joined in. I realized that the
animals sensed when my wife was out of body and called her back. My
wife confirmed that the animals repeatedly had made her go back in
her body when she had been floating overhead. - As time went by the
headaches stopped and so did the OBEs.
Humans, animals, everybody dreams. There are several stages of
sleep and in the rem stage -rapid eye movements - dreams interrupt
the otherwise quiet rest. There are many kinds of dreams. Some
people dream in color others only in black and white. There are
beautiful dreams and then there are nightmares. Basically, dreams
are the sign that the right half of the brain, which processes the
unconscious, is sorting out data.
The unconscious cannot make a difference between reality and
dream event and this is extremely important. Consequently, negative
spiritual patterns the unconscious considers to be too threatening
to have them lived out in real life can be lived out in dreams.
Dreams is also the unconscious' way to warn the conscious of
imminent dangers or foretell an important event. As it only can
convey images and feelings a dream is the one way the unconscious
can express itself.
There was a time in my life when I had a recurring dream of the
car breaks failing. When I had the car checked out the front disk
brake on the left side was broken. The mechanic told me that I was
extremely lucky to have come in time. Driving on steep hills and
winding roads at that time I could have had a very serious accident.
- When I was a young man I had a recurring dream about a very pretty
girl. I had no idea who she was until I met her. She was my special
friend for several years.
There was a time in my life when I frequently had very intense
dreams. I never was floating under the ceiling but I was flying
sometimes at great speed. It was a wonderful feeling of freedom. I
could be at a party with people I had never seen before. They saw me
and would carry on a conversation. Then I thought how nice it would
be to visit my niece in Vienna. The next moment I was there in her
apartment but she did not see me and she did not hear what I said.
In retrospect, I never felt a separation from my matter body like my
wife did when she had her OBEs. Therefore, I believe my experiences
were psychic dreams and not real OBEs.
My last psychic dream had me flying over a strange landscape. I
had the vague feeling I knew the hills but the trees were completely
stripped of leaves and the branches were all broken at the end. It
was a weird experience, which upset me. When I flew down a hill and
tried to fly up a hill on the other side of the valley I crashed.
This was the last flying dream I had. - One week later hurricane
Hugo devastated the island. It took several days to clear the
debris. When we drove to the supermarket I found and recognized the
landscape I had seen in my last psychic dream. The scenery on St.
Peter Mountain road was exactly what I had seen a week earlier. I
had not seen the future; I had been in it!
When somebody sees things that are not real or are not there it
is said he/she is hallucinating. Mostly this happens when someone is
ill and has high fever or is on drugs. Hallucinations can be
friendly but they also can be unspeakable horror. For the
hallucinating person reality is altered, as is the state of
Hallucinations are intense psychic events originating from the
subconscious mind, the spirit. Fears, phobias or events of past
lifetimes stored in the spirit's subconscious memories replace the
conscious mind with an "unreal" reality. Sedation is the
most effective means of counteracting the sometimes terrifying
hallucinations as the hallucinating person rarely is able to respond
to advice. Hallucinations can be a serious threat to a person's
physical or mental health and should be treated by a health
professional trained to deal with such matters.
In summer of 1999 I had two brain surgeries. The first one had to
be stopped because of excessive bleeding. In between procedures I
was in intensive care. Four days after the second surgery I flew to
Atlanta to stay with friends. In retrospect I must say I don't
understand the physician who said it would be all right for me to
fly this soon after surgery. Within a week I got horrible headaches
and was rushed to a hospital. I was hallucinating. Most remarkably,
I fluently spoke in a language nobody ever had heard. The diagnosis
was meningitis and I had contracted it during my stay at the
intensive care unit. It was a close call but I survived. - I still
dimly remember that my hallucinations were about encounters with
In hypnosis someone, the hypnotist, superimposes own commands on
the hypnotized person's will. The hypnotist is in complete control
and can make the hypnotized person perform anything he/she wants as
long as the commands don't run against a barrier strong enough to
oppose the hypnotists' commands. For instance, it is easy to make a
hypnotized person dance. It is a totally different situation should
the hypnotist demand that the hypnotized person commits murder. In
this case the hypnotist's demand can be refused if the hypnotized
person has strong enough convictions against violence and taking
someone else's life.
Hypnosis has been used since ancient times. In fact, Hypnos was
the god of sleep in ancient Greece. Therefore, one could say that a
person's own will is put to sleep by hypnosis. Over time, hypnosis
has been used for many different purposes. It is most effective when
regression to past events is necessary to access memories the
conscious mind is not aware of. Regression under hypnosis mostly
reaches events of the present lifetime. But there are reports that
regression under hypnosis was successful going back to previous
Hypnosis can be used to gain unfair advantages over the
hypnotized person especially if post-hypnotic commands are implanted
in the hypnotized person's mind before he/she is awoken from the
hypnotic state. Therefore, hypnosis has a somewhat mixed track
record and it is not generally appreciated as a means of treating
patients medically. Also, it is easy for the hypnotist to influence
the hypnotized person in order to obtain a specific result.
Nonetheless, hypnosis has been found to be very useful for many
purposes. It can be a valuable help if used conscientiously, for
instance, when a witness in a police investigation can be made to
remember details like a license plate number, which had slipped into
his unconscious memory.
Hawaiian folklore tells of a time when little men, the hunas,
were flying through the air in crafts and transported huge stones
that floated in the air below without any sign of physical
connection. At first sight this sounds too fantastic to be true. It
tells us, however, that someone was using levitation to transport
More than 50,000 megaliths, some weighing 50 to a hundred tons,
are found all over the planet. The trilithon at Balbeek in Lebanon
consists of three stone slabs weighing an estimated 1000 tons each.
In Tihuanaco stone blocks of up to 400 tons can be found. The
Egyptians erected obelisks weighing up to 400 tons. Contemporary
heavy construction equipment could not handle such weight. The only
logical explanation is that these extremely heavy stone blocks were
moved by levitation.
The conventional way of lifting things is by applying physical
force. Levitation uses a different approach. Motion takes place in
the energy phase anyway so it makes a lot of sense to make something
move its energy phase when the object is weightless. If the energy
of matter is moved it takes energy to make this move. Spiritual
energies determine what the energies of matter have to do. This
means that applying spiritual energies can make the energies of
matter issue a specific command and this command in turn makes
matter move as told. The question is, how strong must such spiritual
energies be, how are they applied and who can do that?
In ancient times gods were everywhere. Frequently they are shown
with headgear that varied considerably from god to god. Experiments
with psychotronic devices have shown that such devices enhance even
the modest psychic abilities of humans. The spiritual powers of the
gods were awesome and these devices enhanced their powerful minds to
a degree that they were able to make super heavy stones weightless.
They were able to levitate the megaliths and this explains why in
the world before using huge stones was the preferred building
method, which disappeared with the gods of ancient times.
To levitate something spiritual energy has to be applied to the
energy of matter of the object to be levitated. This process is
called tele-kinesis. Some call it psycho-kinesis. Both words are
correct. The words have their routs in the Greek language. Kinesis
stands for the application of energy; tele stands for distance and
psycho stands for mind or spirit. Therefore, telekinesis means the
application of energy from a distance and psychokinesis means the
application of energy of the mind or spirit. Consequently, the
correct word would be tele-psycho-kinesis, the application of mind
power from a distance.
Teleportation is the transport of something through the quantum
vacuum to a different location. As this happens in a realm where
there is no space and no time this process is instant. Someone with
sufficient spiritual prowess can teleport himself to a different
location or can move an object this way. Teleportation can also be
done with the help of a device capable of issuing the right commands
to the energies of matter of the object to be moved. - Such
experiments on a modest scale were successfully conducted at the
University of Innsbruck in Austria.
The most powerful psychic healer of all times was Jesus of
Nazareth. It is reported that his touching the sick person was
enough to heal them. His input of energy into the sick person's
energy reprogrammed this person's spirit to a healthy status. Since
in the realm of energies there is no time healing was instant.
The power of prayer can heal. The spiritual energies of the ones
praying are directed towards the sick person and strengthen this
person's energies. Critical for the success is the amount of energy
needed to turn the illness around. If the energy created by prayer
is strong enough healing will ensue. Therefore, it makes sense when
a religious community unites its efforts thereby creating more
energy to support the healing process.
Some people are said to have "a green thumb". The
plants they care for are healthy and grow big. Rumor has it that
talking to plants helps and my wife talks a lot to everybody and
everything. - My wife can grow anything. When we moved to a friend's
house on a cliff towering over the Caribbean Sea the garden was a
bone-dry dusty wasteland. Our friend intended to put gravel on it so
it would look better. My wife persuaded him not to do that because
she wanted to see what she could do.
We were to stay just for a year but when we left the garden had lush
green grass and beautiful tropical plants all over the place. The
one palm tree that had been on the verge of extinction when we came
had strong healthy leaves and had grown to nearly double its height.
- Our friend could not believe his eyes. Three months after we had
left more than half the plants had died, the grass showed large
empty patches and the lone palm tree had lost more than half of its
leaves. Our friend was very upset because he had cared for his
garden exactly as my wife told him she had.
My wife really does talk to plants. It sounds improbable but I
think she had developed a personal relationship with every one of
them. When we left she told me she had the feeling that she was
abandoning friends who were very sad that she had to go.
There are parts of this world where people know how to influence
the weather. The Kahunas on the island chain of Hawaii are such
people whose secret knowledge and the ability to influence weather
have been acknowledged even by Westerners who not readily accept
such a possibility. In ancient Sumeria the king and the high
priestess performed spring rites every year to make sure the weather
during the planting season would be good and the crops would be
plentiful. Allegedly, they sealed the rites with sex.
Christians pray for good weather. In the Virgin Islands there is
Hurricane Supplication day, one of many local government holidays
and this is supposed to unite the spiritual strength of the island
community to keep hurricanes away from the island during the
upcoming storm season. That did not work well in 1995 and 1996 when
the eyes of two devastating hurricanes went over the island within 9
months. Since then several hurricanes took course on the island but
somehow avoided it after all. Did the horror of the first two storms
intensify the islanders' prayers?
Prophets make predictions about future events. The best example
how prophecy works is Edgar Caicy, the sleeping prophet, because he
illustrates that prophesies, if genuine, do not originate in the
prophet's own mind. Whether sleeping or awake prophets receive
information, which they pass on as prophecies. The source of this
information is an intelligent unseen entity, a spirit, transmitting
to the prophet's spirit whatever it is interested to let the prophet
and through him other people know.
The prophets of the Old Testament predicted the coming of a
Messiah and related topics. Nostradamus predicted a wide variety of
events. A contemporary prophet predicted the assassination of
President Kennedy. Over time many prophecies were made and many of
them did not come true. The problem really is that it is impossible
to know whether a prophecy is genuine or just a tool someone uses to
make his point. Therefore, prophecies only can be trusted if they
come from a prophet with a proven track record like Nostradamus or
when the event they predicted has happened.
Divination is reading signs by an "initiated" found in
divers media, for instance, in tealeaves and the entrails of
domestic life stock. Before the Roman army went into battle the
auguri, descendants of the Etruscans who were knew how to read the
liver and entrails of slaughtered animals, predicted the outcome of
the imminent battle. It was tradition to always predict a Roman
victory. There are no records what happened to the auguri when a
battle was lost.
Contrary to prophecies Oracles provide answers to specific
questions. The most famous was the Oracle at Delphi in ancient
Greece, which was the shrine of the god Apollo. A priestess, the
Pythia, inhaled vapors emanating from fissures in the earth. That
got her into a trance like or semi hypnotic stage and then she
answered questions. These answers often were so cryptic that special
priests had to figure out what they meant. Nonetheless, throughout
antiquity many important people sought the oracle's advice and
sometimes this really backfired. There was this king who asked the
oracle whether it was the right time to attack the neighboring
kingdom. He was told that if he attacked he would destroy a mighty
kingdom. The king attacked and lost. The kingdom he destroyed was
Summing up one can state that prophecies, divinations and oracles
are frequently unreliable. Nonetheless, they can provide valuable
information if the source is proven to be genuine.
The pendulum can be any small object on a string, that someone
holds with two fingers. A ring works fine but an expert I met who is
doing most amazing things uses a special arrow shaped epoxy device.
The pendulum is as good as the one who uses it.
My sister somehow found out about the pendulum and from then on
she used it to get yes or no answers to all the questions concerning
her and her children. It worked amazingly well. Sigi, a Swiss
treasure hunter who showed up on the island several years ago had a
"pendler" back home locate a gold treasure on the map of a
Caribbean island. He found 64 kilos of gold, a value of roughly one
Sigi was retired. He used to be the owner of the world's largest
factory for radiation measuring instruments. He was in contact with
the retired director of Germany's state institute for radiation
measurements. Dipl.Ing. Dr. Prof. Chris joined Sigi on the island
and he was the top expert using the pendulum for just about
anything. The many-titled Chris cured my backache and he cured a
lady living on a boat from her crippling arthritis. When he hit the
corner of a glass table with his shin within several minutes he not
only made the swelling disappear; he also closed the nasty gash.
Sigi and Chris conducted experiments on my porch to see whether
there was any gold on the island. The reaction was very promising.
Then we drove several miles away to triangulate the exact location.
Again the pendulum showed a very strong reaction and it really found
the exact location of all that gold: main street on St. Thomas with
possibly the biggest concentration of jewelry stores in the world. -
Next day the two old timers sailed into the sunrise towards fabulous
riches pirates and Spanish deserters for sure had buried somewhere
on neighboring islands. Chris and his pendulum were ready for
Reading cards is probably the most popular methods to find out
"things". - Rosine was from Paris, France. She claimed she
was the best left over cook in the world, which actually could have
been true. She also was very good at reading the cards. As accurate
as her readings were they only could give information about the
present and a maximum of three days into the future.
During a stay in Vienna, Austria, I visited a New Age fair. There
I met and consulted a card reader. I know a lot about psychic
matters but this man surprised even me. He was able to give precise
information about important events and situations in my past, which
decided future situations and events to come. His predictions went
far into the future not only for me but also for my wife. Shortly
before meeting him I had consulted my friend, the clairvoyant
Rosalinde Haller, who had given me valuable information. This man
confirmed her predictions but he was able to provide details
Rosalinde could not give me. The cards as one says "were
speaking clearly". - Several years have passed since this
encounter and as much as I remember his predictions they all have
The cards are a means to establish contact with the spiritual
energies, which store the memories of things past and the programs
of things to come. With their diversity they enable the reader to
explain their meaning in great detail. There are no limitations in
the information available; only the talent and abilities of the
reader determine how much can be read.
In automatic writing a spiritual entity guides the hand of a
living person. It is easily recognized as such because the
handwriting is different and the living person does not know the
information conveyed. - When we moved to the US my wife had to go
back to Vienna to wrap things up. It was a very stressful time and
the telepathic contact she had had with her father since childhood
could not be established.
One evening she was very distressed and thought how much she
would need her father's advice. Suddenly, her right hand lifted
slightly from the table and grabbed a piece of paper and a pen. Then
the hand started writing in her father's handwriting. My wife was
too flabbergasted to even think anything so she let this happen. Her
father wrote that she was too nervous to be able to communicate
telepathically but from now on whenever she had a question she just
would have to think it and he would reply in writing.
After my wife returned to the US she was able to communicate this
way with other spiritual entities, as well. For a while she spent
many hours a week writing but, eventually, she lost interest and it
stopped. - Automatic writing can also be done using a typewriter or
It is estimated that more than 50,000 people use a Quija board
every day in the US. This board has written on it the letters of the
alphabet as well as the numbers up to nine. Two people who place
their fingers lightly on it use a small device with a hole in the
middle. With some luck a spiritual entity makes contact and using
the energy of the participants spells out a message. It takes some
practice to get results but eventually communication can be quite
The Quija Board
The Quija board has a bad reputation because negative spiritual
entities can easily contact anyone who is using the board. Like the
living they can scare people and lie and mislead them. It is quite
easy to avoid unpleasant incidents. Animals sense the presence of
negative energies and get scared or aggressive. It should be a
standard opening to ask whether a spirit is positive or negative
because the spirit has to answer with the truth. If a negative
spirit is present it is advisable to tell him/her to go away. This
usually does the job because the energies of the living are much
stronger than the spirit. Telling a spirit to get lost has an
immediate effect because this is a spiritual command that places the
spirits in a state of confusion and this they really fear.
We arrived in the US several days before Christmas. I felt I
should get some more gifts for wife and daughter. The shelves were
pretty much cleaned out but I chanced to see a box that had written
Quija on it. We opened the presents at a friend's place and when she
saw the box she told me that this was not child's play. When she
said we better don't touch it my curiosity got the better of me. I
asked my friend to teach me to use it and she graciously obliged.
When we came home we started right away using the board. My wife
was not very interested and I had written down a lot of letters,
which meant nothing to me, so we stopped after two hours. I thought
this was time lost but when my wife looked at the letters she
combined them into words. It was a message in Hungarian, which my
wife speaks fluently. It addressed a problem we had and assured us
that everything would be all right. The message was signed "Deak
Ferenc" and my wife even knew that he had been the Prime
Minister of Hungary after WW1. The spirit alleged that we had been
friends in my former lifetime and that was the reason that he had
had been able to come to talk to us.
Talking to spirits became our hobby and we had many interesting
conversations until my wife lost interest in such contacts. By know
she only has occasional contacts with her parents. Using the board
can bring very interesting and entertaining hours but one should
keep in mind that it is wise to use the above mentioned safeguards
against negative spirits.
For several years "psychic shows" have been very
popular on television. A psychic performs in front of an audience
and establishes contact with a dead relative or friend of someone in
the room. Usually a brief description is given of the circumstances
accompanying the death of the person that now manifests itself as
spirit. A simple message assures the awestruck audience that now
everything is all right; the spirit sends his love and that's about
The psychic is not always right and some "fishing" can
be needed to make the contact credible. Nonetheless, the audience
loves these shows. Most importantly, people feel that the dead are
not really dead and there is some kind of life after life. For the
skeptic inside each person the performances usually have enough
glitches to leave some doubt. People don't have to accept as
irrefutable truth that there is a realm out there where spirits roam
and who-knows-what might lurk to scare innocent minds.
As basic and simple as the contacts made during such a show are
they fulfill a very important purpose: huge audiences are made aware
that there is life after life. For Westerners this is an expansion
of their belief system usually firmly engrained within the
confinements of organized religion. These TV shows manage to spread
the word in a way people are comfortable with and this is a great
There are psychics who establish contacts with dead relatives or
friends in personal sessions. The quality of these readings depends
entirely on the psychic's abilities and there are some that really
are very good. They are able to communicate freely with relatives
and friends who have passed over and they provide sometimes truly
amazing details. Aside from the fact that these personal readings
can bring better results over all they follow the same pattern as TV
Communication with Animals
Communication with animals is presented in a new TV show on Animal
Planet. A lady by the name of Sonya communicates with animals and
spirits of animals. Sometimes when talking to animal spirits she
also communicates with people spirits who mostly are relatives who
passed over and who are with the animal spirits. - When talking with
people spirits she is always right on the dot, which cannot be said
by the other TV psychics. - She talks to every conceivable animal.
Even though she talks mostly to cats and dogs she also talked on
this show to alligators, birds, iguanas, lamas, horses and the list
goes on and on and on….
The people whose pets communicated with Sonya comment on the
contacts. It is truly amazing how accurate she is and how many
details of the animals' lives' she uncovers. For instance, she tells
what one animal said to another one. From this we can gather that
animals communicate with each other telepathically. Moreover, people
spirits and animal spirits being together tells us that in the
afterlife contacts between people and animals seem to continue as
they did during material life.
Animals understand want people think and talk about. Animals are
worried about their humans' health and problems. A pet owner's
partner in life, changes of partners, and changes of environment
like a move strongly affect pets. - Out dog Sunny was getting very
old. He had heartworms and arthritis really plagued him. At some
point of time after he had another one of his heart worm attacks I
suggested to my wife we should have put him to sleep so he would not
suffer any more. I did not think anything of it but Sunny started to
avoid me and he obviously was ill at ease in my company. When I saw
Sonya's show I realized that Sunny was afraid I would have him put
to sleep. So I told him that he was much better now and that he
could stay with us as long as he lived. From then on Sunny slowly
was getting to be the happy dog he was before. He died of natural
causes lovingly taken care of by my wife in his last hours.
Trance sessions were very much in fashion during the earlier
times of the last century.
A medium would fall in a trance and a spirit took over the mind of
the medium. The spirit would talk with a different voice and was
answering questions from the attendants to such sessions as done in
today's psychic readings. There were some genuine trance mediums
but, regrettably, many of the mediums were fakes who were ripping
The famous escape artist Houdini was very much interested to
establish contact with the spirit of his mother. Being also a
magician he knew the tricks many trance mediums used to fool their
clients. He took it upon himself to expose their methods to the
public. Before he died he agreed with his wife that she should
conduct trance sessions to make contact with his spirit, which she
tried for many years. It never worked.
Spirit physicians and healers have been around since antiquity.
Aesculaps, the famous Greek physician, invoked the assistance of
spirits to enhance the effectiveness of his treatments. In the first
half of the twentieth century a spirit physician working through
Edgar Cayce, the so-called sleeping prophet, helped many people with
his prescriptions and recommendations. For more than 50 years the
spirit of a German doctor has done surgeries on thousands of people
in Brazil. - A man with no medical training or knowledge suddenly
started helping people doing the most astounding surgeries. When
this man became too old to continue this work the German doctor's
spirit recruited another man and continued his work.
Alleged psychic healing is often used to trick and to cheat
people. The spirit healers of the Philippines doing fake surgeries
have been exposed as frauds and this has happened to many others.
Regrettably, these frauds give the whole field of psychic healing a
bad name. Therefore, considering that peoples' health and wellbeing
are at stake the track record and reputation of a psychic working
with a spirit doctor should be carefully checked before consulting
When on a photograph a "ghost" image appears this is
called psychic photography.
Usually, there is a white shadow over part of the image but there
are photographs when actual faces or complete figures of people show
quite clearly. Normally, this is someone the one taking the
photograph knows like a friend or relative who died but this is not
always the case. This white shadow is called ectoplasm, which is an
expression for the "ether" body of a spirit.
A long time ago I visited the "castle", a beautiful
huge villa, on Skyline Drive on St. Thomas. My wife took several
photographs and on some of them two shadowy white figures could be
seen. When I talked to the castle's present owner he told me that
this happens quite frequently. The two shadows are thought to be the
spirits of the former owner of the castle and his special friend. -
There are people who regularly can produce such pictures but
normally these "ghost" images appear randomly.
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A birdwatcher in quiet rural countryside of Sweden spent some
time recording the sounds of birds. Replaying the tapes he was
surprised to hear voices of people, as well. He was even more
surprised when he realized that these were the voices of spirits who
told about the way they died and the conditions of spiritual
existence they experienced. The spirits sounded distressed because
they were experiencing quite unpleasant situations like they were
freezing and there was no fire to warm them etc. The birdwatcher
published his findings and since then many people recorded the
sounds of spirit voices. It seems it can be done anywhere as long as
the environment is absolutely quiet.
Haunting commonly happens in old building with a history of
violence or related events. Where I grew up there was a formidable
castle, Schloss Forchtenstein. The ghost of a woman dressed in white
has been seen many times. As the story goes she had been the wife of
the knight who owned the castle. While he was away for a lengthy
period of time his wife's reign of terror caused much suffering and
cost many lives. To punish her he put her into a room on top of the
tower overlooking the neighboring village. The door was taken out
and the gap was filled with bricks. All that was left was a small
opening for food and water. The cruel woman lasted no more than two
years overlooking the village where so many of her victims had
lived. After her death she was finally free to leave her prison. She
has been seen ever since all over the castle scaring inhabitants and
Haunting happens when the spirit of a person remains attached to
the place of death cannot leave. Such spirits can be harmless or
they can be mischievous just as people can be while alive. Exorcism
is meant to drive out mean spirits but this rarely works, as
exorcists are not really familiar with the circumstances of spirit
life. A radical but very effective approach so such a problem would
be to burn the haunted house down. To tear down a house and to build
a new one on the same location might prove to be a futile effort. A
sensible approach to be tried first is not an exorcism but having a
psychic talk to the spirit and tell him/her the circumstances of
his/her death and that he/she now has to leave to go to the spirit
Poltergeist manifestations can have two very different reasons:
Someone who lived and died in a house stays there after death. This
is a confused spirit who has not realized that he/she is dead or has
such a strong attachment to the place that he/she does not want to
leave. Such spirits see people living in the house as intruders and
try to scare them away. Exorcism rarely helps. Usually it makes the
spirits angrier because they fell someone tries to chase them out of
a place that belongs to them. A sensible approach is to talk calmly
to the spirits and tell them that they died and if they want to have
a happy life after life they need to move on to the spirit world.
This does not make them angry and has a good chance of success.
The second kind of poltergeist manifestation usually occurs in
connection with adolescents whose unconscious energies for whatever
reason get out of control. Exorcism does not help. A relaxed even
humorous attitude has a good chance to diffuse the situation whereas
fear and anger will strengthen the uncontrolled energies and trigger
unpleasant episodes more often and more violently. There are no
pills that will help but a tea to soothe nerves and relax the
teenager responsible for these incidences has a good chance to
succeed. A cup of chamomile tea in the morning and at bedtime might
do just fine.
With death the most spiritual phase in someone's life starts.
Freed from the limitations of bodily existence the spirit is drawn
to the plane of spiritual existence it qualifies for. Heaven and
hell, eternal bliss or damnation are not supported by reports of the
ones who came back from a near death experience. Instead a place of
happiness and a place of suffering are described with details
differing dramatically from the accounts of organized religions.
This is not the place to try to uncover the secrets of existence
in life after life. Only this much be said: after a stay in a
spiritual place of existence a reincarnation starts the cycle of
evolution for another lifetime. Supported by a chemical metabolism,
which creates the energies needed for life, the spirit now housing
in a matter body goes its way from childhood to maturity. Then this
period of evolution ends with death of body and another stay in a
spiritual plane of existence begins. Thus, consecutive lifetimes in
a matter body ensure an ever-advancing evolution, which can go
towards positive or negative. Free will is God the Almighty's gift
to life. It is up to the individual how this gift is used and what
kind of consequences this choice ultimately will bring.
© 2003 by Rich Anders
Consciousness Research Laboratory
A science institute focusing on phenomena at the boundary of
mind and matter.
An exceptional CD-ROM on parapsychology
A web-based science experiment, hosted at Princeton University,
examining the role of global consciousness in the physical world
Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory
A prominent psi research laboratory at Princeton University, New
Project Run by John Walker, experiments and literature on
Parapsychology Unit at the University of Edinburgh
One of the best-known academic sites, headed by Prof. Robert
Morris, in Edinburgh, Scotland
Run by Dr. Edwin May, former director of the US Government's psi
research program called STARGATE.
The legacy laboratory of Duke University's Dr. J. B. Rhine,
"father" of parapsychology.
In New York City, legacy of famous medium Eileen Garrett
Affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, primary international organization of scientists and
scholars interested in psi phenomena.
Society for Psychical Research
Founded in 1886, one of the oldest such societies in the
Society for Psychical Research
The original scientific society for psi research, formed in
London in 1882
for Scientific Exploration
International organization formed for the serious scientific
study of anomalous phenomena
and Medical Network
nternational organization for scientists, physicians and
other professionals interested in science and consciousness,
based in the UK
International organization for people interested in science,
society and consciousness, based in the USA, founded by
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Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic
by Dean I. Radin
A respected parapsychologist draws on the
latest in high-tech experiments and research to offer
scientific proof of psychic phenomena, discussing telepathy,
clairvoyance, precognition, and other phenomena in terms of
its applications and potential impact in every aspect of our
Recently profiled in the New York Times Magazine. Dean Radin
is perhaps the most respected parapsychology authority in
the country. An articulate, engaging communicator, Radin
wields impeccable credentials, a healthy skepticism and a
meticulous scientific method to put "psi"
phenomona like telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and
mind-over-matter abilities to the hard test of science. His
unprecedented manifesto makes a startingly persuasive case
for the truth of psychic phenomena -- and places us on the
cusp of what may well be the next great paradigm shift.
Uniting the latest in high-tech experiments, including
irrefutable data from his own groundbreaking research, with
teachings of mystics and theories of quantum physics, Radin
explores myriad phenomena: from ESP to ghosts to
psychokinesis. Radin reveals the remarkable extent to which
psi is already tacitly acknowledged -- and exploited -- by
Fortune 500 corporations and the U.S. government, then
analyzes how the inevitable mass acceptance of the
mind-matter link will affect social, economic, academic,
health and spirtual issues. At once visionary and pragmatic,
The Conscious Universe recalls the classics Godel, Escher,
Bach and The Holographic Universe, yet transcends mere
experiments to offer a bold new vision of the future.
About the Author
Director of the Consciousness Research Laboratory at the
University of Nevada at Las Vegas and twice president of the
Parapsychology Association, Dean Radin, Ph.D., has done
cutting-edge parapsychology research for AT&T, Stanford,
Princeton's Engineering Anomalies Research Lab, the
University of Edinburgh, S.R.I. International, and the U.S.
Government. He lives in Las Vegas, NV.
Holding up such anomalies as ESP, psychokinesis, prayer,
near-death experiences, and reincarnation under the cool
light of scientific scrutiny can be a daunting task. Dean
Radin, director of the Consciousness Research Laboratory at
the University of Nevada, rises to the challenge in the
pioneering and exhaustively researched The Conscious
Universe. Fans of The X-Files will need no further
convincing, but for the remaining skeptics, this
easy-to-read mix of history, scientific evidence, and
proclamations ("When modern science began about three
hundred years ago, one of the consequences of separating
mind and matter was that science slowly lost its
mind.") will authenticate the existence of psychic
Radin creates two categories: the perceiving of
objects or events beyond our ordinary sense capabilities and
the triggering or influencing of action through mental
powers. Radin aims to present simply and clearly the basic
elements from science, psychology, and physics that prove
the existence psychic phenomena. Given the tacit acceptance
of psychic phenomena as "real," why do both
government and mainstream science repudiate the claims and
the evidence, yet continue to exploit them?
The Conscious Universe challenges our
most basic assumptions about reality, those that exist in
both the upper echelons of science and in the basic daily
interactions. It’s a mind-bending exploration of how and
what we see.
by Daniel Clement Dennett
The national bestseller chosen by The New York
Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 1991 is
now available in paperback. The author of Brainstorms,
Daniel C. Dennett replaces our traditional vision of
consciousness with a new model based on a wealth of fact and
theory from the latest scientific research.
Consciousness is notoriously difficult to
explain. On one hand, there are facts about conscious
experience--the way clarinets sound, the way lemonade
tastes--that we know subjectively, from the inside. On the
other hand, such facts are not readily accommodated in the
objective world described by science. How, after all, could
the reediness of clarinets or the tartness of lemonade be
predicted in advance? Central to Daniel C. Dennett's attempt
to resolve this dilemma is the "heterophenomenological"
method, which treats reports of introspection
nontraditionally--not as evidence to be used in explaining
consciousness, but as data to be explained. Using this
method, Dennett argues against the myth of the Cartesian
theater--the idea that consciousness can be precisely
located in space or in time. To replace the Cartesian
theater, he introduces his own multiple drafts model of
consciousness, in which the mind is a bubbling congeries of
unsupervised parallel processing. Finally, Dennett tackles
the conventional philosophical questions about
consciousness, taking issue not only with the traditional
answers but also with the traditional methodology by which
they were reached.
Dennett's writing, while always serious, is
never solemn; who would have thought that combining
philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience could be such fun?
Not every reader will be convinced that Dennett has
succeeded in explaining consciousness; many will feel that
his account fails to capture essential features of conscious
experience. But none will want to deny that the attempt was
well worth making. --Glenn Branch
Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self & Soul
by Douglas R. Hofstadter (Editor), Daniel C. Dennett
(Editor), Doug Hofstadter (Editor), Daniel C. Dennett
About the Author
Douglas Hofstadter is College Professor of Cognitive Science
and Computer Science, director of the Center for Research on
Concepts and Cognition, and adjunct professor of philosophy,
psychology, history and philosophy of science, and
comparative literature at Indiana University. Daniel C.
Dennett is Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor,
Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for
Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
From some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers, essays on
topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution,
science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness
With contributions from Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Dawkins,
John Searle, and Robert Nozick, The Mind's I explores the
meaning of self and consciousness through the perspectives
of literature, artificial intelligence, psychology, and
other disciplines. In selections that range from fiction to
scientific speculations about thinking machines, artificial
intelligence, and the nature of the brain, Hofstadter and
Dennett present a variety of conflicting visions of the self
and the soul as explored through the writings of some of the
twentieth century's most renowned thinkers.
Ever wondered who you are? Who you really are? This
collection of writings and reflections by some of today's
most notable thinkers is designed to enliven this most
central, and most baffling, question in the philosophy of
mind. In some ways, the questions posed and bantered about
in this book are at the heart of all philosophical
reasoning. They are the ultimate questions about the self.
The Mind's I contains an astonishing variety of approaches
to answering the question, "Who am I?" Between the
covers of this book one encounters the literary erudition of
Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges alongside the analytic
rigor of John Searle. There are sophisticated metaphorical
pieces (such as "The Princess Ineffabelle" by
Polish philosopher and writer Stanislaw Lem), intriguing
dialogues (like Raymond Smullyan's "Is God a
Taoist?"), and serious but engaging philosophical
essays from a host of thinkers (see Thomas Nagel's
"What Is It Like to Be a Bat?").
Editors Hofstadter and Dennett--leading lights
in the study of cognitive science, artificial intelligence,
and the philosophy of mind--follow each selection with a
short reflection designed to elaborate on their main themes.
The Mind's I admirably broadens their fields to a more
general audience. The book's essays are grouped into six
categories, each successively raising the philosophical
stakes by introducing new levels of complexity. Ultimately,
one confronts some of the thorniest questions in modern
philosophy here, such as the nature of free will, our place
in the metaphysical world, and the possibility of genuine
artificial intelligence. The book closes with a playful and
perplexing piece by Robert Nozick, an adequate summation to
The Mind's I. He writes, "Perhaps God has not decided
yet whether he has created, in this world, a fictional world
or a real one.... Which decision do you hope for?"
--Eric de Place
Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary
by June G. Bletzer
About the Author
June G. Bletzer. Ph.D., has been a student and teacher of
metaphysics for over four decades. Seeking a reference tool to
aid in her own research and finding none, she then wrote the
DICTIONARY to fill that void. Dr. Bletzer is a noted teacher
in the fields of parapsychology, dream analysis, hypnotherapy,
holistic health, and psychic development. Hundreds of students
have benefited from her courses at the Psychic Research
Institute of Florida, which she founded in 1978. Dr. Bletzer
has also been director for accredited course work in
parapsychology at St. John's University, St. Petersburg.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIC PSYCHIC DICTIONARY is a monumental technical
work unequalled in the fields of parapsychology, occult
sciences, and holistic philosophy. Compiled for researcher,
student, or professional, it boasts over nine thousand entries
arranged in a comprehensive, annotated, user-friendly manner,
and is fully cross-referenced. The material in the DICTIONARY
spans over four millennia of thought, from the ancient
Teachers of Wisdom to the brain researchers of the present. By
relating newly-coined terms to language of the past, the
DICTIONARY removes the twin veils of mystification and
sensationalism which for so long hav e impeded understanding
of the psychic sciences. The reader may then apply this
understanding to every aspect of human experience, from that
of mundane daily guidance to the ultimate goal of spiritual
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