Becoming Psychic: Spiritual Lessons for Focusing Your Hidden Abilities
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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 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, psychokinesis, 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."
outside in the hall while waiting for her hair to dry, told me she’d learned to be clairvoyant—learned how to see external objects in her mind without using her eyes—by taking a four-day course in New York City. I was captivated by her story and I signed up for the course. When my former wife and I took the four-day Silva Mind Control course developed by José Silva, the instruction included training in visualization— lying on the floor and imagining things. During this exercise, I got a
developing view I won’t even try to define. Therefore, this chapter is going to be more elaborate, spanning the 40 years from 1950 to 1990. Besides detailing my involvement with transpersonal healing, it will include some related experiences, such as my miseducation at the University of California, and my encounters with mediums, which influenced my attitude toward the paranormal in general and toward transpersonal healing in particular. Bear with me. Transpersonal healing is well worth your time
something worse—very difficult times ahead. I considered selling my house and moving to Brazil. The earthquake arrived on the afternoon of September 9, 2001, as I sat with friends and we analyzed one another’s dreams. Everything shook for about 10 seconds and then it was still. Not too bad. Just another minor California temblor. But the nightmare on the horizon hadn’t lifted. I could still feel it, a baleful presence in the sky. On September 11, 2001, my sister called me early in the morning and
there that cares about us. This...aristocratic illusion concerning the unlimited penetrative power of [logical] thought has as its counterpart the plebian illusion of naive realism, according to which things “are” as they are perceived to us through our senses.... But the real nature of things, that we shall never know, never.... —Albert Einstein Theodicy: The Question of Evil The traditional word for “the something that cares about us” is God. English author George Orwell noted that imprecise
separation. Telepathy suggests we are all connected. Clairvoyance suggests everything can be known. We are all one. One mind, one Mind. One soul, one Soul. One spirit, one Spirit. Tout est possible, même dieu. (All is possible, even God.) —Renan Confession I hate to say it, but sometimes I just don’t like this worldview as much as I liked my materialist worldview, my University-of-California-from-1960to-1963 worldview, my atheistic materialism. It was so simple. So clean. So pure. So spare. So