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Parapsychology

Parapsychology
American psychologist and philosopher William James (1842–1910) was an early psychical researcher. Parapsychology is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena. Parapsychologists study telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other paranormal claims. Parapsychology research is largely conducted by private institutions in several different countries and funded through private donations,[1][2][3][4] and the subject rarely appears in mainstream science journals. Most papers about parapsychology are published in a small number of niche journals.[5] Most scientists regard parapsychology as pseudoscience.[6] Parapsychology has been criticised for continuing investigation despite being unable to provide convincing evidence for the existence of any psychic phenomena after more than a century of research.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Terminology[edit] History[edit] Rhine era[edit]

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Zoomorphism Zoomorphism is the shaping of something in animal form or terms. Examples include: Art that imagines humans as non-human animals[1]Art that portrays one species of animal like another species of animalArt that creates patterns using animal imagery, or animal styleDeities depicted in animal form, such as exist in ancient Egyptian religion[2]Cartozoology: The science of discovering and studying animals in street layouts as they appear in maps.[3]Therianthropy: the ability to shapeshift into animal form[4]The tendency of viewing human behaviour in terms of the behaviour of animals, analogous to anthropomorphism, which views animal behaviour in human terms The word derives from the Greek ζωον (zōon), meaning animal, and μορφη (morphē), meaning shape or form. Examples[edit]

Neuro-linguistic programming Not to be confused with Natural language processing (also NLP) Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic") and behavioral patterns learned through experience ("programming") and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.[1][2] Bandler and Grinder claim that the skills of exceptional people can be "modeled" using NLP methodology, then those skills can be acquired by anyone.[3][4][5][6][7] Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, myopia,[8] allergy, common cold,[9] and learning disorders, often in a single session.[10][11][12][13] NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and in seminars marketed to business and government.[14][15]

Alternative Realities: The end of Internet? Is 21 dec the doomsday for internet? an Internet censorship bill called SOPA is going to a full committee for a vote, and is likely to pass! this could create America’s first censorship system applied to the Internet. And what an ugly game they play doing this at this time 3 days before Christmas when people are busy and getting ready for the holidays! Does the Angelic Council Direct Human Affairs and How Do The Angels Develop in this Process ? Does the Angelic Council Direct Human Affairs and How Do The Angels Develop in this Process ? Dr. Lee Warren Plim Report Introduction The answer to the question is YES. Cynocephaly The characteristic of cynocephaly, having the head of a dog—or of a jackal—is a widely attested mythical phenomenon existing in many different forms and contexts. Etymology[edit] Ancient Greece and Egypt[edit]

Phrenology Phrenology (from Greek: φρήν, phrēn, "mind"; and λόγος, logos, "knowledge") is a pseudoscience primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.[1] Developed by German physician Franz Joseph Gall in 1796,[2] the discipline was very popular in the 19th century, especially from about 1810 until 1840. The principal British centre for phrenology was Edinburgh, where the Edinburgh Phrenological Society was established in 1820. Although now regarded as an obsolete amalgamation of primitive neuroanatomy with moral philosophy, phrenological thinking has been influential in 19th-century psychiatry.

Psychokinesis Artist conception of alleged spontaneous psychokinesis from 1911 French magazine La Vie Mysterieuse. PK experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability.[13][15][16][17] Furthermore, some experiments have created illusions of PK where none exists, and these illusions depend to an extent on the subject's prior belief in PK.[18][19] Etymology[edit] The word psychokinesis, a portmanteau of the Greek language words ψυχή ("psyche"), meaning mind, soul, spirit, or breath; and κίνησις ("kinesis"), meaning motion, movement,[1][2] was coined in 1914 by American author Henry Holt in his book On the Cosmic Relations.[20][21][22] The term was later adopted by American parapsychologist J. B.

Retrocognition Retrocognition (also known as postcognition), from the Latin retro meaning "backward, behind" and cognition meaning "knowing," describes "knowledge of a past event which could not have been learned or inferred by normal means."[1] The term was coined by Frederic W. H. Worthing, United Kingdom May 16, 2011 Rate this encounter:Jamie - Worthing, United Kingdom - April, 2005 This story isn't mine, but something that happened to two of my friends, Paul and Dan. Paul and Dan had written a script for a horror film called Eve's Demons, and were looking for a church to film one of the scenes. They were with a couple of girls cast in the film, Sarah and Aisha.

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