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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 35162 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 499 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 489 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 461 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 468 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 458 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 440 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 454 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 454 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 461 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 467 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 454 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 467 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 542 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 493 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 447 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 494 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 459 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 454 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 442 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 473 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 454 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 460 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 441 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 449 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 467 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 490 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 445 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 439 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 431 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 427 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 453 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 442 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 420 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 446 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 457 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 454 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 429 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 459 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 451 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 468 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 452 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 475 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 452 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 482 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 459 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 428 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 444 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 451 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 431 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 457 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 446 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 435 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 444 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 425 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 442 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 452 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 431 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 454 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 459 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 441 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 452 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 448 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 451 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 472 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 436 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 465 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 456 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 451 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 1045 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 457 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 474 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 456 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 468 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 455 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 482 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 515 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 477 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 458 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 465 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 454 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 457 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 463 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 480 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 457 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 463 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 447 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 446 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 470 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 451 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 454 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 454 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 423 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 435 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 471 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 473 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 459 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 438 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 463 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 427 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 450 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 450 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 448 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 441 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 447 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 441 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 429 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 429 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 427 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 419 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 431 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 424 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 441 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 438 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 431 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 424 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 413 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 433 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 418 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 442 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 402 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 795 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 421 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 436 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 411 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 431 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 428 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 425 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 403 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 430 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 425 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 408 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 409 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 401 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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