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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 1305 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 102 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 83 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 80 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 87 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 79 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 68 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 84 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 69 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 82 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 78 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 82 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 81 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 89 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 94 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 79 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 89 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 74 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 74 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 81 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 81 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 65 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 70 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 69 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 79 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 77 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 82 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 65 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 70 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 63 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 59 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 73 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 64 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 63 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 64 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 61 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 66 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 59 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 78 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 73 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 76 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 74 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 69 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 68 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 83 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 72 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 60 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 68 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 64 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 64 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 67 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 75 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 60 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 64 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 63 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 70 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 61 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 59 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 65 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 78 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 72 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 71 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 70 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 68 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 94 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 79 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 84 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 81 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 72 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 75 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 72 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 80 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 73 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 69 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 64 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 87 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 76 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 84 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 77 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 81 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 72 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 85 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 77 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 74 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 76 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 73 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 73 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 78 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 81 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 71 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 73 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 70 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 62 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 66 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 89 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 94 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 87 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 69 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 83 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 63 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 69 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 72 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 65 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 68 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 65 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 57 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 60 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 62 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 56 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 51 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 62 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 55 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 58 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 58 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 57 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 52 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 62 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 67 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 55 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 52 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 44 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 87 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 49 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 55 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 57 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 57 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 49 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 59 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 48 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 54 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 63 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 52 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 52 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 61 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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