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Psi is usually subdivided into two aspects: extrasensory (remote) perception (ESP) and mind over matter (remote influence). Although they are related, here I will focus only on the former, leaving the latter for a separate article. The term extrasensory perception is misleading, as it probably involves the entirety of our sensory systems, possibly except for the sensors themselves (because for example, some eyeless people practice eyeless sight). The inputs are collected from everywhere and often from everywhen and then seem to be processed mostly by the normal routes of our nervous systems.

The psychic seeing, feeling, and hearing are also called clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience respectively, but the last two terms are almost in disuse. The word clairvoyance is often used as a synonym of the all-encompassing extrasensory perception.

There are psychic techniques such as psychometry and remote viewing (RV) that allow one to get all sorts of sensory information, and others that focus on perceiving particular type of information, such as scrying, which allows one to obtain visual information, and dowsing, which allows one to “feel” or sense the location of objects without actually seeing them. A particular type of seeing technique is the Ganzfeld protocol, which allows one to telepathically see what another person is visualizing in his/her mind. The psychic perceptions can become so real that one gets the sense of an absolutely real experience as is the case of the out-of-body experiences (OBE) and the very similar near-death experiences (NDA) or the precognitive and clairvoyant dreams. In the case of eyeless sight, one perceives the surroundings with fidelity enough for performing everyday actions such as reading, driving, etc.

For more information on these techniques and phenomena see my psi-vocabulary and the rest of the articles on this website.

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Eyeless sight, seeing without eyes, and mindsight are just a few of the names given to that extraordinary variant of astral projection (OOB, OBE) or clairvoyance, which is so incredibly useful to blind people and amusing to children. For the neophyte, it might be hard to believe, but the truth is that it has been taught in a number of schools around the world for decades and there is a large volume of bibliography about it that is continuously growing.  Here is a non-comprehensive list of related books and papers.

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Psi phenomena such as clairvoyance / remote viewing (RV), precognition, and out-of-body experiences (OOB, OOBE) are usually associated with altered states such as hypnotic or psychedelic trance, dreaming, or even coma. But, is it necessary to be in such a state to experience psi?

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In the last 50 years, silicon-transistor-based computing has been evolving at a steady pace marked by the biannual doubling of the number of transistors per microchip (Moore's law). However, the size of transistors is now approaching that of the silicon atoms that make up them, and this miniaturization-based improvement is coming to an end so that it is time to look for alternative ways to further increase computer power. One of these alternatives is quantum computing technology, which is already being commercialized (although it is still in its infancy) and is causing euphoria, as evidenced by the fact that new articles are published every day discussing the incredible things it will do. But, are we aware of all the wonders that it will bring about and the ultra-transcendental changes in our vision of the world that it will produce?

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Psioneirology has been up and running already for 9 months and I have decided that it is time to perform a statistical evaluation of my precognitive experience.

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There is quite a rich variety of mental states, including alertness, wakefulness, hypnagogia, meditation, trance, hypnosis, deep sleep, rapid eye movements (REM) sleep, lucid dreaming, out of body experiences (OOBE, OBE), and drug-altered states. One might ask, does extrasensory perception such as precognition and clairvoyance require getting into a particular one? Or is there any state especially favorable for inducing precognition and clairvoyance such that anyone could obtain on-demand precognitive/clairvoyant visions? It turns out that PSI can be experienced in most of these states, although one of them provides particularly good results.

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Parapsychology has been traditionally ignored by mainstream science. Could it be time for that to change?

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It has been given multiple names. The most used ones are variants of universal or cosmic consciousness or mind. Psychologist Carl Jung called it the Collective Unconscious. One of the fathers of quantum mechanics, Erwin Schrödinger was obsessed with the concept of Brahman used in the Sanskrit writings of the Upanishads. The physicist, engineer, and inventor Nikola Tesla and the philosopher Erwin Laszlo popularized the terms Akasha, also borrowed from ancient Sanskrit philosophy. Even the concept of God, present in every culture appears to be related or the same thing.

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Illustration from Agricola’s treatment on mining titled De Re Metallica

 

Ultimately, Einstein’s quote “spooky action at a distance” appears in every single popularization article discussing quantum entanglement. This phrase is always recalled in a context highlighting how strange quantum entanglement is and often appears to suggest that Einstein did not accept the phenomenon due to its spooky nature as if he were not enough open-minded to consider such phenomena. Let us see why that was not exactly the case.

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I believe that the current physical theories will eventually evolve to converge with the existing knowledge about psi. That is why I am researching how the latest physical discoveries could be related to psi. Apart from generating specialized articles about this topic separately, I will be posting in this file the latest news about quantum entanglement, quantum computing, time reversal in quantum systems, quantum biology/consciousness, the theory of everything, etc.

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