Mind-Matter Interaction: A Review of Historical Reports, Theory and Research

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The power of the mind to influence the physical world has long been debated, debunked, studied for military applications, and used in science fiction. This historical and theoretical study of mind-matter interaction, or MMI, explores the phenomena of levitation, stigmata, inedia, paranormal activity, bilocation, fire immunity, luminosity, and the teleportation of matter. The results of more than a century of formal experimental research are discussed, as are resultant training techniques, theories, and controlled...

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Overview

The power of the mind to influence the physical world has long been debated, debunked, studied for military applications, and used in science fiction. This historical and theoretical study of mind-matter interaction, or MMI, explores the phenomena of levitation, stigmata, inedia, paranormal activity, bilocation, fire immunity, luminosity, and the teleportation of matter. The results of more than a century of formal experimental research are discussed, as are resultant training techniques, theories, and controlled experiments used to test or bolster psychokinetic abilities.

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What People Are Saying

Sally R. Feather
A very welcome compilation and review of the wide range of so-called psychokinetic type of human experiences that puzzle laymen, experiencers and scientists alike. It is a real treasure to have all in one book such a collection of the types.... (Sally R. Feather, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Rhine Research Center, Durham, North Carolina)
Loyd Auerbach
One of the most insightful and important sources on the experience of being psychic and developing psychic abilities out there, with the added much-needed focus of addressing the oft-neglected inherent ability we all have, psychokinesis (Loyd Auerbach, M.S., adjunct professor at JFK University in California and Atlantic University in Virginia Beach)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786449712
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Series: Body & Mind/Parapsychology
  • Pages: 333
  • Sales rank: 1,290,125
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Rae Heath, M.D., PsyD., has written widely about such topics as experiential research, place memory, the afterlife and mind-matter interaction. She is a member of the Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychical Research and the Society for Scientific Exploration. She lives in California.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Preface 1

Introduction 3

Part I A Historical Cross-Cultural Review of Anecdotal Material Through the Ages: Religious and Spiritual 7

Levitation 10

Stigmata 19

Inedia 27

Teleportation 28

Bilocation 30

Fire-Immunity 33

Luminosity 38

Materialization/Transformation of Matter 41

Hemography 43

Deliberately Caused Bodily Damage Phenomenon 44

Weather MMI 46

Physical Mediums 47

Anomalous Healers 55

Martial Artists and Athletes 62

Poltergeists 65

The Wild Card: Spontaneous Nonrecurrent MMI 68

Summary 73

Part II MMI Research and Theory

Poltergeist Research 78

Early Research with Physical Mediums 86

Dice and Sphere Experiments 89

Random Generator Research 91

Biological System Research 96

Macro-MMI Research 110

Metal-Bending Research 117

Instrumental Transcommunication Research 121

Anomalous Photography 130

Other Areas of Research 132

Performance Factors 134

MMI Facilitation and Training 141

What Learning Theories Suggest about MMI 150

MMI Models and Theories 153

Part III The MMI Matrix: Experiential Research

Phenomenology 164

Altered State of Consciousness 166

Connection 177

Dissociation from the Individual Ego Identity 184

Suspension of the Intellect 187

Playfulness or Peak Emotion 190

Sense of Energy 198

The Physical State 207

Focused Awareness (Attention) 211

Trust in the Process 216

Investment 223

Openness to the Experience 225

"Knowing" 231

Guiding the Process 234

Impact 237

ESP and MMI Overlap 239

MMI Facilitation and Inhibition 248

Conclusions 255

Glossary 259

Notes 263

Bibliography 279

Index 291

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

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    Splendid Summary of Psychokinetic Research Written by a medi

    Splendid Summary of Psychokinetic Research




    Written by a medical doctor, Mind Matter Interaction tackles a subject of psychokinesis with scientific rigor perfectly balanced with the human desire to understand our mysterious universe.




    Carefully organized into historical and scientific research sections, Mind Matter Interaction first takes readers on a historical and cross-cultural tour through religious and spiritual accounts of such things as: levitation, stigmata, teleportation, bilocation, poltergeists, inedia, luminosity, mediumship, fire-immunity, hemography, and materialization and transformation of matter. After reading fascinating real-life examples of such a wide variety of mind matter interaction, the second major section of this book covers research and theory. Containing one of the most thorough reviews of current scientific study into the field of psychokinetic mind-matter interaction, some of the areas covered include: metal-bending, anomalous photography, random number generators, and poltergeists. The third major section of the book covers experiential research and tips for achieving a conducive atmosphere through altered states of consciousness, dissociation from ego identity, suspension of intellect, playfulness, peak emotion, focused awareness, trust in the process, and openness to the experience.




    Designed to stimulate curiosity and motivation for further study, Mind Matter Interaction opens a series of doors to experiencing the world in new ways. I love the way this book contains just the right amount of information to whet the reader's appetite for learning more. Pamela Rae Heath has created a first-rate psychokinetic primer which should be required reading for every high school and college general studies program. Kudos to McFarland Pub dot com for publishing such a valuable work of historical and scientific significance. Highly recommended!

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

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    A great reference work on psychokinesis

    This book is an updated version of "The PK Zone" with new topics and 10 years more research. It has stories from around the world, the experimental and experiential research from the 1800s to 2009, theories, a glossary, extensive endnotes, and references. This book is a great reference source on the paranormal.

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