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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 35105 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 474 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 463 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 439 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 444 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 434 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 415 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 430 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 429 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 437 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 443 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 429 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 440 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 518 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 469 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 423 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 470 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 436 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 430 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 419 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 449 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 430 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 434 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 417 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 426 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 444 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 464 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 420 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 414 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 406 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 403 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 431 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 418 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 396 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 420 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 433 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 430 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 405 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 435 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 428 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 444 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 427 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 451 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 428 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 458 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 435 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 403 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 421 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 429 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 408 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 433 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 422 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 409 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 420 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 402 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 417 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 429 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 407 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 430 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 435 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 417 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 426 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 425 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 425 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 448 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 413 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 442 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 432 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 427 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 1021 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 433 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 449 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 431 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 445 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 433 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 457 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 489 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 453 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 434 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 440 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 431 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 431 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 440 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 457 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 433 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 438 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 423 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 421 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 446 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 426 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 430 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 431 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 399 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 413 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 448 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 449 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 435 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 413 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 441 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 402 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 423 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 426 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 424 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 416 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 424 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 417 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 404 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 405 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 404 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 397 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 408 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 400 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 417 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 415 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 407 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 400 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 388 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 411 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 393 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 417 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 378 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 770 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 398 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 411 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 386 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 408 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 403 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 403 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 383 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 407 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 404 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 389 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 389 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 380 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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