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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 451 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 44 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 33 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 26 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 34 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 27 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 18 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 29 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 19 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 32 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 24 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 30 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 29 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 30 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 38 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 25 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 34 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 21 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 21 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 25 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 33 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 18 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 19 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 17 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 25 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 24 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 24 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 16 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 16 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 6 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Questions 23 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 12 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 10 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Who was Jesus? 23 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 20 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 27 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 21 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 18 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 19 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 34 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 16 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 15 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 18 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 26 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 20 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 25 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 20 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 18 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 43 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 29 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 33 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 31 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 20 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 21 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 22 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 28 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 21 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 20 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 8 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 35 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 24 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 34 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 23 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 27 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 21 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 30 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 30 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 24 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 22 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 20 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 21 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 30 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 28 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 22 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 26 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 23 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 13 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 13 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 37 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 37 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 22 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47


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