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Hi, folks. I'm your Author of the Month for June 2019. In my essay, I talked about my interest in parapsychology. I'd like to continue that discussion here, with your input.

I maintain that a single paranormal experience, carefully examined for its authenticity, is more valuable than a physics degree. Why? Because the prevailing mentality in mainstream science is that a comprehensive understanding of reality is just over the horizon. However, when you have a paranormal experience, that horizon recedes dramatically from view, as you realise how clueless you are.

It's a beautiful feeling - one that I like to contrast with the frustrating confusion I used to experience back in the days when religion had me in its grip. With religion, I needed to understand and couldn't understand. But with the paranormal, I didn't need to understand. It was a sort of confusion that led to wonderment instead of frustration. It restored to me the kind of awe that a child feels about the Universe - only it was an intellectually rigorous awe that I didn't need to outgrow. Life, despite of all of its trials and tribulations, became deliciously mysterious again.

Parapsychology and magic (which are the same thing, really) are not avenues for gaining power. I suppose they could be, for someone highly motivated by ego. But for me, their real value is in how they shape my philosophy, because it's my philosophy that in turn shapes my actions and my determines my level of happiness.

So I recommend some occult dabbling. My specific area of experience is psychokinesis. There's a lot we could talk about: the philosophical implications of psi phenomena; techniques for successful PK; the links between psi, magic and prayer; religious de-conversion and avoiding the pitfall of materialism. I look forward to receiving your questions.

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Parapsychology and wonderment 33465 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 145 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 136 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 130 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 136 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 128 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 109 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 134 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 107 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 128 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 124 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 122 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 124 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 149 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 141 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 119 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 136 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 120 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 121 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 124 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 124 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 112 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 117 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 109 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 120 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 125 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 131 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 109 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 115 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 107 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 101 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 113 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 105 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 102 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 108 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 109 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 112 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 102 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 126 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 115 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 120 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 119 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 115 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 114 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 129 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 115 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 102 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 110 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 114 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 105 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 114 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 124 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 105 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 109 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 107 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 111 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 105 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 102 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 108 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 123 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 116 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 113 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 112 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 112 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 138 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 120 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 129 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 123 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 116 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 489 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 116 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 123 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 118 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 118 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 109 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 129 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 127 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 126 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 125 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 127 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 114 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 125 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 125 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 119 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 119 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 117 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 113 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 124 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 128 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 115 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 115 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 117 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 105 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 112 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 136 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 139 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 130 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 109 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 129 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 106 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 108 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 112 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 106 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 107 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 106 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 101 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 98 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 103 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 99 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 91 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 106 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 95 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 107 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 102 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 100 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 93 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 101 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 105 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 93 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 96 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 81 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 310 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 91 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 96 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 97 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 102 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 90 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 104 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 90 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 102 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 105 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 95 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 92 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 100 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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