General Psi Topics

Dreaming and waking are normally mutually exclusive states of consciousness, but in lucid dreams they overlap, the dreamer becoming aware of being in a dream. Most often this occurs in the middle...

A tradition within the martial arts claims that by means of strenuous training an adept may use ESP and psychokinesis to dominate opponents, and to to heal by means similarly unknown to science.

Meta-analysis is a statistical procedure that combines the results of a number of studies in a particular area of research in order to provide a more robust finding. The method has been embraced...

Explores the presence of music in ESP, mediumship and other paranormal contexts, for instance when heard in the absence of any apparent source. 

Describes how psychology textbooks persistently misrepresent the field of parapsychology, indoctrinating psychology students with unwarranted negative perceptions. 

How could a deceased person view events in the physical world in the absence of a body with sense organs? Philosopher Stephen Braude considers the difficulties that this problem poses for proponents of postmortem survival. 

Attempts have often been made to catch paranormal events on film and video. As proof of their occurrence, such images are usually vulnerable to claims of misinterpretation, poor practice or fraud. 

Explores the nature of souls, afterlives, and possible gods that would be compatible with modern physicalist science. 

A branch of psychical research in which documented cases are analysed to determine whether, and to what extent, they stand as evidence of survival of mind and personality after bodily death.

Is a precognitive dream caused by the event it foresees in the future, creating an effect in the past, or other there other, more reasonable ways of interpreting the evidence? Philosopher Stephen Braude examines the alternatives.