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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 34184 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 206 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 198 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 190 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 193 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 187 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 162 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 193 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 165 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 185 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 183 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 177 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 177 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 246 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 210 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 176 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 210 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 176 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 178 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 181 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 180 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 173 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 174 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 165 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 171 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 187 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 200 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 167 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 169 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 160 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 154 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 173 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 164 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 156 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 164 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 167 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 172 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 159 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 181 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 174 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 176 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 179 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 178 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 170 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 191 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 169 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 163 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 169 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 169 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 161 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 172 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 181 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 163 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 168 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 161 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 170 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 164 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 160 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 169 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 183 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 171 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 176 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 167 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 171 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 195 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 173 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 190 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 181 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 171 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 764 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 181 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 182 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 170 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 185 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 168 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 192 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 217 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 188 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 182 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 182 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 176 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 181 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 184 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 179 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 175 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 177 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 166 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 181 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 186 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 171 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 173 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 175 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 157 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 167 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 195 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 197 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 189 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 163 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 189 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 158 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 162 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 166 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 169 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 161 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 157 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 158 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 152 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 158 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 160 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 146 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 163 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 146 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 162 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 157 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 157 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 154 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 153 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 159 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 148 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 155 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 134 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 394 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 147 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 149 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 146 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 158 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 144 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 164 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 143 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 165 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 160 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 147 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 148 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 146 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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