Eternalism vs. Presentism: How Soon is Now?

•July 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

EsoterX

“Yes, and imagine a world where there were no hypothetical situations” ― Jasper Fforde, First Among Sequels

time_travel I’m ready to march.

I have a bone to pick with the science fiction genre.  Well, two bones really.  The first is that they cancelled Farscape and Firefly.  The second is that the entire oeuvre makes us believe anything is possible, and we are sadly disappointed when this turns out to be existentially untrue.  For generations we have been steeped in the notion that time travel is possible.  It’s a trope that has spawned many a popular book or movie and has led the rest of us to presume that it’s just a matter of applying enough brain power to the problem, and eventually we’ll be vacationing on dinosaur safaris or having Christmas dinner with Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

One of my favorite pastimes is envisioning worst-case scenarios, which makes…

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Meta-Analysis in Parapsychology

•June 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Parapsychology

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation

Several meta-analyses have beeen published about parapsychological experiments in recent years (click here and here). If you want to get a short overview of this see Lance Storm’s recent introductory online article on the topic (Meta-analysis in parapsychology. In R. McLuhan (Ed.), Psi Encyclopedia. London: Society for Psychical Research). The article opens explaining the topic:

“Meta-analysis is a statistical procedure that combines the results of a number of studies in a particular area of research in order to provide a more robust finding. The method has been embraced by parapsychologists since the 1980s, since the results of meta-analyses tend overwhelmingly to confirm the statistically significant findings of individual psi studies, underscoring the existence of psi as a genuine phenomenon. However, this apparent success has contributed to doubts about the value of meta-analysis among those who question the…

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The Consciousness – Are We Looking in the Right Place?

•May 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Ashley Knibb

Www.ashleyknibb.com My Random Thought Processes on the Paranormal

Consciousness and the Paranormal

The concept of consciousness and its relation to the paranormal is far from a new one, in fact its a concept that one of the founding fathers of the Society for Psychical Research raised in his book ‘Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death’ back in the early 1900’s. Frederick Myers wrote a considerable amount on the subject, which wasn’t published until after he’s death.

The question of whether consciousness survives death is actually one of the ‘hard questions’ out there. Although the question itself is slightly flawed by the fact that a definitive explanation of consciousness is still to be found. Thus without that how we will truly define it as surviving death will always be just beyond our reach.

So, if you’re searching for spirits or ghosts, interested in the afterlife, then you are already looking…

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Inter-Dimensional Hypothesis.

•April 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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 “We are dealing with a multidimensional paraphysical phenomenon which is largely indigenous to planet earth”.
The Inter-dimensional Hypothesis (IDH) is an alternative theory to the extra-terrestrial hypothesis (ETH) It seeks to explain the origins of mysterious UFO spacecraft and visitations from other separate realities or dimensions that coexist separately alongside our own. The idea encompasses existentialism as well as quantum physics and parallel universes. 
Albert Einstein spoke of theories supporting inter-dimensionalism to the degree that the cosmos could contain many versions of “you” and many of “me”, and both of us might not be contained in all of them. This idea of other realities and inter-dimensions is also advanced by renowned ufologist Jacques Vallée.
Some UFO proponents accepted the Inter-Dimensional Hypothesis (IDH) because interstellar  distances between the stars would make  travel impractical using conventional means. and nobody had demonstrated an antigravity or faster-than-light travel hypothesis that could explain extra-terrestrial machines. The IDH eliminates the  necessity  to…

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Talking to Spirits So They’ll Listen

•March 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Paranormal Spectator

by Leah

Have you ever been interrogated? By the police, your parents, your boss? No one likes to be talked to in this manner. Well, someone might, but that’s a different thing altogether – if you know what I mean. (Another blog for another time…)

Imagine being stuck in a place that you simply cannot leave. You’ve got no family or friends around you. You see the same old scenery every day. You have a story to tell, but no one even knows you’re there, so how can they listen? It’s like being trapped—on an operating table, in a coma—and you can see and hear everything that’s going on around you, but no one even knows you are there. Or that you even exist.

In my mind, that’s how I imagine spirits feel.

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How To Catch A Fake

•February 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Abnormal Realm

During college, one of the elective courses I selected to take was an introduction to digital imaging. The class taught how to scan and save pictures onto a computer along with basic lessons on photo editing with an earlier version of Photoshop. At the time, the ability to manipulate images I viewed to be exciting as one would no longer be limited to errors of film cameras where flaws such as red eye could easily be corrected. In learning this technology, I realized I could never again trust any picture taken of something paranormal.

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The Power of Thought: Tulpas

•February 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

…I know you’re scratching your head and wondering, “What. The. Heck? What is that word? Is that a monster? Is this chick making up stuff from the X-Files?” Just bear with me. A tulpa (from Tibetan mysticism), also known as a thoughtform in Western mysticism, is thought to be a physical formation generated by a powerful concentration of thought. It, essentially, is a materialized thought that has taken physical form. A mind-created apparition, if you will…

Paranormal Georgia Investigations

Photo captured by Queen Mary live web came and submitted by ground_zero_7777@hotmail.com Photo captured by Queen Mary live web cam and submitted by ground_zero_7777@hotmail.com

OK. I’ll admit it. Most all of the recent spate of paranormal TV shows irritate the bejeezus out of me, but what’s most interesting about said shows is that they do point out to us the supposed “most haunted” locations in our country and around the world. The Queen Mary, Waverly Hills, the Stanley Hotel, the West Virginia Federal Penitentiary, just to name a few, are the focus of many of these shows and typically, compelling evidence is collected. And not just by reality paranormal shows (if you can believe their evidence). Search the Internet for video or audio evidence from any of these well-known haunted locations and homegrown groups, like us, have shelled out money for private investigations and, luckily, gathered stunning audio and video evidence. And you have to wonder, “Wait, these guys, this Podunck Paranormal Hunters, they…

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