More great new words to me!
Larry Dossey in his book "One mind" writes, quoting: None of the preceding examples are likely to be taken seriously by those who are convinced that the mind is limited to brains, bodies and the here and now.
It has been my experience that no dream, no matter how dramatic or unlikely it may be, can shake the faith of those who "know" in advance that such things are impossible.
Any dream that corresponds to reality can be dismissed as coincidence. This devotion to coincidence and randomness has been called randomania by British consciousness researcher David Luke of the university of Greenwich in London.
One of the wisest critiques of the way in which skeptics play fast and loose with coincidence is of the renowned British novelist and playwright J.B.Priestley in his masterful book MAN AND TIME.
In discussing precognitive dreams he wrote: There is a point past which coincidences turn into something else, compelling us to demand an explanation, just as there is a point past which scientific detachment can turn into bullheaded prejudice. .......People who adopt this standpoint pretend to write about an impossibly pure scientific detachment. All they ask, they tell us, is that those of us who are foolish enough to believe in such experiences should subject them to "well-controlled studies" and laboratory tests and the like.
But we may be dealing here with a range of experiences that simply cannot be controlled or tested. That withers away when it is brought into the field of scientific experiment and proof......And it does not surprise me that experimental psychologists - some of them attempting to deal with the psyche as if it were a lump of sodium - do not have precognitive dreams: Their minds are made up against them.
GG: I add that there have been thousands of successful experiments made over telepathy, by more progressive researchers. This book talks about that too.
Great book, with som witty new words!
I think I have stretched myself far enough for the "fair use" of quotations, so I have better stop here.