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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 34683 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 307 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 289 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 284 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 284 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 274 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 253 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 278 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 264 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 272 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 275 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 262 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 273 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 347 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 309 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 261 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 297 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 269 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 264 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 264 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 276 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 261 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 275 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 251 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 260 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 277 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 295 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 252 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 254 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 247 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 240 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 268 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 250 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 239 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 249 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 262 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 266 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 256 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 266 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 265 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 281 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 269 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 288 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 269 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 290 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 273 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 247 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 257 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 263 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 249 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 266 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 264 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 249 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 256 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 244 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 254 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 258 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 245 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 258 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 274 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 254 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 260 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 259 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 258 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 284 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 255 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 285 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 268 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 266 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 855 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 272 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 273 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 259 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 276 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 265 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 293 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 320 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 293 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 270 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 273 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 265 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 264 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 276 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 277 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 265 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 273 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 256 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 269 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 277 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 258 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 262 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 270 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 241 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 260 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 286 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 285 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 277 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 249 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 282 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 240 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 253 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 260 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 264 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 247 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 249 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 247 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 235 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 244 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 251 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 232 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 249 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 229 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 248 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 251 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 239 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 236 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 231 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 244 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 233 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 247 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 222 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 534 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 232 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 235 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 227 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 246 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 230 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 251 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 224 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 261 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 249 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 227 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 232 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 229 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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