A key text by the Nobel-prize-winning French physiologist Charles Richet, in which he describes his many experiments with ESP and physical mediumship, and struggles to account for the phenomena without recourse to 'spiritist' theories.
General Psi Topics
Limited but significant psi research has been carried out in Russia since the 19th century.
‘Scientific Mysticism’ is a term coined by Michael Whiteman, a British-born South African mathematician and mystic. (This article may be read together with the article on Whiteman’s life and thought.)
Experimental research appears to establish the sense of being stared at as a real phenomenon, as described here. This article discusses possible theoretical implications with regard to theories of vision.
An approach to psi experimentation that differentiates subjects who believe that psi is possible, or that it's a genuine phenomenon ('sheep') from those who do not ('goats').
The super-psi hypothesis is the claim that psychic functioning is more extensive than the evidence would suggest, and that it might play a pervasive role in everyday affairs.
Psychical episodes that suggest that the mind survives the death of the body are often flawed as evidence. Philosopher Stephen Braude considers what would make an ideal case.
Swedish engineer, scientist, theologian, philosopher, seer and psychic (1688-1772), best known as a reporter of encounters with deceased spirits and as a re-interpreter of Biblical texts, the foundation of a New Church.
Describes the concept of an entity created directly and exclusively by the mind, whether unconsciously or consciously, which appears to develop a life of its own, as an independent agent in the real world, perceptible to other people.
Recent cases in which recipients of heart transplants have appeared to take on dominant personality traits of the deceased organ donor are viewed by some as evidence of survival of death.