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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 35323 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 567 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 556 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
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Re: u-tube 535 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 526 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 508 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 521 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 521 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 528 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 538 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 522 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 533 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 613 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 561 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 516 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 564 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 528 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 523 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 509 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 542 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 522 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
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Re: Winter solstice 2012 509 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 522 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 535 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 559 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 514 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 507 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 499 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 496 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 522 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 511 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 488 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 514 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 529 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 521 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 491 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 528 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 521 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 536 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 520 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 546 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 519 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 552 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 528 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 494 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 511 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 522 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 497 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 526 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 514 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 503 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 510 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 492 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 510 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 523 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 497 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 522 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 528 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 509 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 520 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 520 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 520 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 543 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 502 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 529 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 523 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 519 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 1115 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 526 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 544 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 525 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 539 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 523 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 551 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 583 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 545 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 523 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 534 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 523 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 527 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 534 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 551 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 527 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 532 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 515 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 517 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 539 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 520 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 526 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 520 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 490 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 502 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 539 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 542 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 527 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 507 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 531 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 494 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 520 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 518 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 516 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 511 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 515 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 512 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 497 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 499 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 489 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 487 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 495 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 492 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 506 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 506 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 498 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 499 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 481 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 501 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 487 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 509 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 469 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 889 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 487 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 505 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 480 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 502 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 496 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 490 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 467 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 493 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 489 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 477 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 473 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 466 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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