Who else wants more “smarty pants” psychic power facts and research? Lots of the people who have been reading our stuff, and emailing and commenting below, have been asking for more “serious” psychic research to PROVE any of this is really real, right?
Well….your wish is our continuous command! here is another interesting article taken out of the archives, talking about some of the results achieved not only from the famed “Rhine” experiments, but also some of the follow up stuff as well.
The Pearce-Pratt Distance Series ESP TestsFrom 1933 through 1934, J.B. Rhine, an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Duke University, conducted a series of ESP tests concerning a Duke student, Hubert E. Pearce Jr., who had come forward and told J.B. Rhine that he believed he’d inherited his mother’s psychic abilities.
With the help of J.G. Pratt, a psychology graduate student acting as the assistant, J.B. Rhine ran a series of ESP card tests on Hubert Pearce. In the tests, Pratt was unaware of the card sequences, establishing what scientists call a “double-blind”, meaning that neither the test subject nor the scientist performing the experiment know the correct answers.J.B. Rhine ran a series of psychic power tests with various distances between the cards, held by Pratt, and the psychic, Pearce.
They conducted the first series at 100 yards apart, the second series at 250 yards, and then the final two series at 100 yards apart again. In 1936, J.B. Rhine published an article in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology outlining the results of his research.Results: The results of this early parapsychology research was nowhere near conclusive. However, the results were statistically shocking. The experiments totaled 1850 trials. A statistical calculation of the probability that a person could correctly guess the right card by chance is 20% – 370 correct hits out of the 1850 trials. Hubert Pearce consistently guessed 558 correct hits, a resulting 30% success rate that was 188 successful hits above the expected results from simple chance.
These results have been debated during the centuries since, and the significance of the statistical variation remains in question even today.Princeton ESP Psychic Tests in 2000Many years later, in 2000, the Journal of Scientific Exploration published a fascinating paper by Dr. Robert Jahn of Princeton University. The paper was titled Contributions to Variance in REG Experiments, and it outlined the results of a twelve-year study conducted by Dr. Jahn and three of his fellow researchers.This particular study was conducted from 1979 through 1991, running almost perfectly parallel to the government’s ongoing ESP research at the same time.
Psychic Power Tests – LoveToKnow Paranormal
Here is an interesting little article submitted by one of our suddenly psychic blog contributors, Danny, to a popular article directory on the topic of whether or not psychic abilities are learned over time…..or constrained to those who inherit them at birth.
What do you think? Can psychic skills be learned over the course of your life, or do you need to be “borne” with them…..or you’re sh*t out of luck..;-)?
You know OUR opinion of course….but we’re interested in hearing yours:
Who else wants to know if psychic abilities are easy to learn? If you are anything like the vast majority of people who read our articles and comment on our content, the simple truth is that you probably have more than a passing interest in the paranormal, right?
It’s true…that most of the folks who are fascinated with subjects of spirit, often find themselves trying to develop the skills they read so much about.Filed Under: Are Psychic Abilities Easy to Learn?I say yes…with the following caveat. It’s LESS about learning to develop psychic abilities, and more about simply recognizing the latent skills that exist within your mind right now, and finding a creative outlet for their expression.
For example, I was reading a book the other night by the famous psychic and “spoon bender” Uri Geller, which basically expounded on his own perspective on developing psychic abilities the very same way. These are all innate abilities we ALL possess, and simply learning to develop them, much like playing the piano, or learning math, or even becoming a better basketball or soccer player…are all the process of practicing, and honing a “skill” that pretty much every human being has from jump.
Are Psychic Abilities Easy to Learn? Finally! The Truth About Developing Psychic Abilities
Yes, near death experiences and their underlying reality ( or fantasy!) remain one of the most profound topics of conversation for people interested in “our” line of work..:-)
The good news? There are actually, as we’ve mentioned before…..some pretty important studies going on right now on testing the “survival hypothesis” using some pretty hardcore scientific methods of verification.
If these studies prove to be authenticated ( i.e. – people really DO see numbers, or things set up to “test” what happens in a hospital setting during a near death experience) it’s going to be pretty hard for the skeptical, to explain it all away as fraud.
Check out the short article below – and the link to Victor Zammit’s highly entertaining, but highly controversial website below. ( and you can also get his totally free ebook as well – which I DO recommend if you’re interested in the subject at all…which most of you, I would imagine are..:-)
Recently, several medical doctors such as Dr. Pim van Lommel (The Netherlands), Dr. Sam Parnia (UK) and Dr. Michael B. Sabom (USA) have carried out studies to determine if patients who have officially been declared clinically dead really can get Near-Death Experiences (NDEs). All of them conclude that NDEs do indeed take place among at least some of these patients.The researchers accept that consciousness is not destroyed when our brain stops functioning. They also accept that consciousness will probably continue exist after death, as in this sense, there isn’t any relevant difference between a flat EEG and brain death.Mainstream materialist scientists generally see consciousness as a byproduct of the activity of the brain. For the question of survival, it is therefore sufficient to show that the mind does not need the brain for its very existence.Near-death experiences and materialist theories of the mindIf we can prove that consciousness is present after the brain has stopped functioning, we have shown that materialism must be wrong.There are three strategies of people who want to avoid the ‘survivalist’ conclusion of recent NDE-studies.
Why it Makes Sense to Explain Near-Death Experiences by the Survival of Consciousness, by Titus Rivas