Becoming Psychic

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Becoming Psychic provides a lively dialogue between a clinical psychologist who believes that he has had a number of psychic (or "paranormal") experiences and a research psychologist and parapsychologist who attempts to put these reports in a scientific framework. The anecdotes make for fascinating reading and the scientific responses are relayed in a reader-friendly manner. Readers who have had similar experiences can begin to understand their own glimpses of future events, remarkable recoveries from major or ...
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Overview

Becoming Psychic provides a lively dialogue between a clinical psychologist who believes that he has had a number of psychic (or "paranormal") experiences and a research psychologist and parapsychologist who attempts to put these reports in a scientific framework. The anecdotes make for fascinating reading and the scientific responses are relayed in a reader-friendly manner. Readers who have had similar experiences can begin to understand their own glimpses of future events, remarkable recoveries from major or minor illnesses, or knowledge of what is happening to a loved one hundreds of miles away.Paul Von Ward, author of Our Solarian Legacy, writes in the Introduction: "Becoming Psychic is a book for everyone who seeks meaning among the non-ordinary experiences of life. Telepathy, clairvoyance, psychokenesis, precognition, mind/body healing, prayer, and synchronicity are all illustrated in personal terms by Dr. Kierulff and placed in scientific context by Stanley Krippner-a successful merging of the perspectives of the experiencer and the scientist."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564147554
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 17
Chapter 1 The First Way to Become Psychic: Mind Reading 19
Puppy Boy (1975) 20
Chipper, Stout, and Telepathic (1981) 22
Mechanisms, Wave Functions, and Fields 24
The Spiritual Lessons of Telepathy 26
A Lifelong Lesson 28
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Telepathy 29
Guideline: How to Read a Mind 35
Chapter 2 The Second Way to Become Psychic: Remote Viewing 43
Real-Life Psi 45
The Spiritual Lessons of Clairvoyance 46
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Clairvoyance 47
Wheeler Hot Springs 50
Guideline: How to See Things Your Eyes Can't 51
Chapter 3 The Third Way to Become Psychic: Moving Matter With Mind 53
Up Close and Psychokinetic (1976) 54
Fundamentalism in the Religion of Science 59
Conceptual Help From Quantum Mechanics 60
The Spiritual Lessons of Psychokinesis 62
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Psychokinesis 62
Guideline: How to Move Matter With the Mind 66
Chapter 4 The Fourth Way to Become Psychic: Healing From a Distance 69
Healing TB (1950) 70
Healing Kathy (1953) 72
Education (1959-1962) 75
Edgar Cayce (1966) 76
Mediums and Thistles (1968) 79
Mediumistic Precognition (1969) 81
Rogue Spirits (1968) 83
J.B. Rhine (1968) 85
Healing Shirla's Toothache (1969) 87
Annie Heals My Ear (1969) 88
Healing a Headache (1976) 89
Marital Healings (1976) 91
At the Foot of Love (1977) 93
The Sharks of God (1978) 96
The Laying on of Hands (1990) 100
Fertility Rights (2002) 101
Explanations of Transpersonal Healing 103
The Spiritual Lessons of Transpersonal Healing 103
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Anomalous Healing 104
Guideline: How to Heal From a Distance 114
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Mediums and Oracles 115
Chapter 5 The Fifth Way to Become Psychic: Seeing the Future 117
Chess and Precognition (1969) 117
An Eerie Feeling (1970) 121
A Voice Providing Protection in the Mountains (1972) 122
An African Cross (1990) 123
Dreadful Premonitions (1984 and 2001) 123
Precognition Versus Prediction 125
True Cognition Versus Contrived Precognition 126
Schmoozing Deeper Into Precognition 127
Two Cases of Precognition-True or Contrived? 129
Wiggling Along Like a Wave 132
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Precognition 133
The Experimental Evidence for Precognition-Is It Valid? 138
Explaining How True Precognition Works 139
A Flimsy, Filmy Explanation for How True Precognition Works 141
Precognition and Free Will 143
The Spiritual Lessons of True Precognition 143
Guideline: How to See the Future 145
Chapter 6 Becoming More Receptive to Synchronicity 147
Bobby and the Bass Guitar (1982) 148
The "Vampire" (1978) 152
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Synchronicity 155
Chapter 7 The Spiritual Lessons of Psi 159
Psi Categories and Dichotomies 159
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Psi Categories 161
No Schlock, That Sherlock 162
Theodicy: The Question of Evil 164
Beyond Logic 166
Survival 168
Survival and the Spiritualist Hypothesis 168
Super Psi 170
Survival Sunk by Evolution? 172
Spiritual Implications of Survival 173
Here and Now 173
Ethical Implications of Psi 174
Confession 174
"Talk About" Versus "Talk To" 175
Psychic Psychotherapy 176
Dark Angel 177
Incarnation Stories 179
Dr. Krippner's Commentary on Reincarnation 181
A Profitable "Prophetic" Dream (1993) 183
R.D. Laing and Caritas 185
Epilogue 191
Appendix A Attachment Versus Uplift 193
Appendix B Telepathy "Explained" 195
Appendix C Vertical Versus Horizontal Explanations 199
Appendix D Definitions 203
Appendix E Professional Psychics Who Participate With the Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive Studies 205
Appendix F Alternative and Supplementary Healers, Psychics, and Organizations 209
Appendix G Professed Psychics and Healers 215
Appendix H Psychic Training Schools, Research Centers, Workshops, and Programs 219
Notes 221
Bibliography 235
Index 247
About the Authors 255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

    A fascinating read

    Becoming Psychic is essential reading, both for the beginner interested in developing latent abilities and also for the adept eager to keep up with the laterest scientific findings. Dr. Kierulff's chatty, reader-friendly approach to developing psychic ability is the perfect complement to Dr. Krippner's lucid explanations of relevant parapsychological research. Brimming with intriguing personal experiences and the latest scientific findings, this readable and inspiring volume touches heart, mind, and spirit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2004

    A pleasant combination...

    ...of scholarly and anecdotal information, this book first explains and then demonstrates the principals it puts forward. It is told in an easily understood but not simplistic manner and rewards the reader with a pretty good idea of how 'becoming psychic' actually works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2004

    Simultaneously Educational and Entertaining!

    Very rarely has a book affected my emotions and senses in such a way. The book was so well written that it would also do very well as a textbook. Except that this would actually be a textbook from which one could learn something! Dr. Kierulff and Dr. Krippner have done an exceptional job balancing the remarkable experiences with the relevant, and unbiased, theory, analysis, and references.

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