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Ancient philosophers suggested that the appearance of spirits is evidence that we are part of a larger community of intelligences, a universe of interrelated species, both physical and non physical. If so, the urge to remain in search of the ever-elusive "something" would be natural enough, yet, the world of paranormal phenomena is enticingly compelling and the unraveling of unsolved mysteries traversing everything from Bigfoot to Jack the Ripper to the Amityville Horror to personal experiences with hauntings binds us to the world of the supernatural with awe and wonder.

 

Since the term paranormal constitutes events that occur outside of the normal range of experience or scientific explanation, it becomes difficult to explain or measure. We rely on "experts" to help us with getting to the root of the various phenomena such as:

  • Ghosts, demons and other spiritual entities
  • Hauntings
  • Extraterrestrial life and UFOs
  • Cryptids/Cryptozoology
  • Witches/Warlocks
  • Psychic Abilities/Healings
  • Reincarnaion
  • Channeling
  • Prophecy
  • Communication with the dead
  • ESP
  • Possession
  • Magic

 US GALLUP POLL SHOWED THE FOLLOWING PERCENTAGE RESULTS:

Belief vs Not Sure

Psychic Ability/healing

54%

19%

ESP

50%

20%

Haunted Houses

42%

16%

Demonic Possession

41%

16%

Ghosts/Spirits of the Dead

38%

17%

Telepathy

36%

26%

Extraterrestrials (past visits)

33%

27%

Clairvoyance and Prophecy

32%

23%

Communication with the dead

28%

26%

Witches/Warlocks

26%

15%

Reincarnation

25%

20%

Channeling

15%

20%

 

From wikipedia:

PARANORMAL RESEARCH:

Approaching the paranormal from a research perspective is often difficult because of the lack of acceptable physical evidence from most of the purported phenomena. By definition, the paranormal does not conform to conventional expectations of nature.  Therefore, a phenomenon cannot be confirmed as paranormal using the scientific method because, if it could be, it would no longer fit the definition. (However, confirmation would result in the phenomenon being reclassified as part of science.) Despite this problem, studies on the paranormal are periodically conducted by researchers from various disciplines. Some researchers simply study the beliefs in the paranormal regardless of whether the phenomena are considered to objectively exist. This section deals with various approaches to the paranormal: anecdotal or experimental and participant-observer approaches and the skeptical investigation approach.

 

PARAPSYCHOLOGY:

Experimental investigation of the paranormal has been conducted by parapsychologists. Although parapsychology has its roots in earlier research, it began using the experimental approach in the 1930s under the direction of J. B. Rhine (1895-1980).  Rhine popularized the now famous methodology of using card-guessing and dice-rolling experiments in a laboratory in the hopes of finding a statistical validation of ESP (extra-sensory perception).

In 1957, the Parapsychology Association was formed as the preeminent society for parapsychologists. In 1969, they became affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  That affiliation, along with a general openness to psychic and occult phenomena in the 1970s, led to a decade of increased para-psychological research. During this time, other notable organizations were also formed, including the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine (1970), the Institute of Parascience (1971), the Academy of Religion and Psychical Research, the Institute for Noetic Sciences (1973), and the International Kirlian Research Association (1975). Each of these groups performed experiments on paranormal subjects to varying degrees. Parapsychological work was also conducted at the Stanford Research Institute during this time.

With the increase in parapsychological investigation, there came an increase in opposition to both the findings of parapsychologists and the granting of any formal recognition of the field. Criticisms of the field were focused in the founding of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (1976), now called the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and its periodical, Skeptical Inquirer. Eventually, more mainstream scientists became critical of parapsychology as an endeavor, and statements by the National Academies of Science and the National Science Foundation cast a pall on the claims of evidence for parapsychology. Today, many cite parapsychology as an example of a pseudoscience.

Though there are still some parapsychologists active today, interest and activity has waned considerably since the 1970s. To date there have been no experimental results that have gained wide acceptance in the scientific community as valid evidence of the paranormal.

 

Following links belong to the Scole Experiment Website ~

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/index.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_01.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_02.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_03.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_04.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_05.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_06.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_07.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_08.htm

http://www.thescoleexperiment.com/s_files_09.htm

Some Good Reads!

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places by Brad Steiger (ISBN 1-57859-146-5)

Shadow World by Brad Steiger (ISBN 1-933665-27-0)

Paranormal State by Ryan Buell (ISBN 978-0-06-176794-4)

Ghost Hunting by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson (ISBN 978-1-4165-4113-4)

Seeking Spirits by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson (ISBN 978-1-4391-0115-5)

Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (ISBN 0-965-12901-2)

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30 Years Among the Dead (eBook)

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I came across this book randomly and ended up reading it straight through when I was only going to peek at it and put it away for later. It's an oldie but goodie.The book was first published in 1924…Continue

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Ouija Board - is his information accurate?

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Beginning about 9 mins in, although a few mins before that is a very sweet cat story. Continue

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Comment by Sunmover on October 21, 2011 at 8:33am

Comment by Sunmover on October 20, 2011 at 12:45pm

feedback loop

That is the perfect visual as well as it feeds back into the astrals and doesn't move any higher.  Self serving energy always has to feed itself as it like trying to fill an emptiness that would otherwise be filled with light.  

The lower astrals exists primarily from the false astral light, and the higher realms - to use that term - of the astrals moves into true light as it shifts into the soul planes - to use that term also...........


Rosicrucian
Comment by ☤Tris☤ on October 20, 2011 at 12:41pm
Yes, good points Sky and Sun, perhaps a little of both, creating sort of a feedback loop - people who are extra sensitive notice things are more effective for ritual on that date, as well as it becoming more noticeable by individuals, groups, and the collective giving energy to it.
Comment by Sunmover on October 20, 2011 at 12:28pm

I also wonder as to just how much lower Astral activity is pumped up by our human expectations, emotionally since we "expect" strangeness or even terrifying things to happen.

 

Absolutely as well as deliberate rituals done at this time.


Rosicrucian
Comment by ☤Tris☤ on October 20, 2011 at 10:32am

Hi Sky, I have heard that "the veil" is thinnest, and/or that he ether portals are "lubricated" in a sense, much less resistance to pass through.

Fascinating stuff to ponder, is there a particular astrological correlation with the end of october?

Comment by Sunmover on October 1, 2011 at 4:18am
Also when you are living in it the dark low energy feeds of the fear we feel so it needs to keep us in enhanced states of fear,....the stories I could tell.........sigh
Comment by Sunmover on September 30, 2011 at 6:15pm
Now yes, but when I lived with him I walked on egg shells....couldn't quite put my finger on anything back then...
Comment by Sunmover on September 30, 2011 at 5:02pm

yeah all dark with a red bulb.....check out this info about it

http://books.google.com/books?id=mAep0K7a4PkC&pg=PA131&lpg=...

Comment by Sunmover on September 30, 2011 at 2:54pm
I just remembered that he would empty a large closet and put in a red bulb with black draping around the wall - as he was taught - and then he def. changed as I stood watching out in the hallway with a prayer on my tongue....hahahaha  I really learned to love the Divine living with that man..... so many spooky things went on in that house.  I used to do  healing at a spiritualist church and always behind the scenes in those environments were a lot of backbiting.  I'm sure they attracted a lot of astral entities and lost souls......
Comment by Sunmover on September 30, 2011 at 2:17pm
My ex who was into the dark arts but without me knowing - he was just weird - went there a number of times for week  long courses, and would come home and do all that dark room with a black curtain crap and tell me to watch him change......well blow me down if he didn't become different characters.. can't imagine how you learn online...... When I used to sit in circles or take development classes at the Spiritualist Assoc.  and others I always found their buildings very dark and full of something unseen......would never want to stay in them alone and they were always dark Victorian buildings.
 
 
 

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