Displaying items by tag: clairvoyance
Semantics of remote perception
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.
Eyeless sight bibliography (in chronological order)
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 list of related books and papers.
Altered states of consciousness and psi
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 really necessary to be in such a state to experience psi?
Quantum computing: a door to psi
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 its incredible potential. 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?
Which is the optimal mental state or technique for having precognition and can everybody experience it?
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.
Can mainstream science learn anything from parapsychology?
Parapsychology has been traditionally ignored by mainstream science. Could it be time for that to change?
Does the Universal Consciousness exist?
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. The Chinese call it Tao. Even the concept of God, present in every culture appears to refer to the same entity.
EINSTEIN ON "SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE"
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 puzzling nature, as if he were not enough open-minded to consider such phenomena. Let us see why that was not exactly the case.
Psy terms explained
Do you have any doubt about any psi-term?