The Journal of Parapsychology

A semiannual journal of experimental research results in the field of parapsychology. Published by the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC.

Articles from Vol. 77, No. 1, Spring

A Community Survey of Anomalous Experiences: Correlational Analysis of Evolutionary hypotheses/Une Enquete Communautaire Sur Les Experiences Anomales : Analyse De Correlation Des Hypotheses evolutionnistes/Una Encuesta Comunitaria Sobre Experiencias Anomalas: Un Analisis Correlacional De Hipotesis evolutivas/Eine Gemeinde-Umfrage Zu Anomalen Erfahrungen: Korrelationsanalye Evolutiona, Rer Hypothesen
Anomalous experiences have been defined as uncommon or irregular events "believed to deviate from ordinary experience or from the usually accepted explanations of reality" (Carde**a, Lynn, & Krippner, 2000, p. 4). Such episodes include extrasensory...
An Anomaly of an Anomaly: Investigating the Cortical Electrophysiology of Remote Staring detection/Une Anomalie D'anomalie : Etude De L'electrophysiologie Corticale De la Detection Du Regard a Distance/ Anomalia De Una Anomalia:
Remote staring detection has been defined as "... the purported ability to detect when one is being watched or stared at by someone situated beyond the range of the conventional senses." (Braud, Sharer, & Andrews, 1993a, p. 391). Remote staring...
Anomalous Remote Diagnosis: Mental and Motor Psi Impressions under Iconic Representation of the Person-target/Diagnostic Anomal a Distance : Impressions Psi Mentales et Motrices Portant Sur la Representation Iconique De la Personne-cible/Diagnostico Anomalo a Distancia:
Anomalous detection, or psychic diagnosis, is reported frequently by healers and psychics. They may include several components--such as unusual awakenings, understandings based upon sensory observations, and data analysis--which are suddenly perceived...
Can Parapsychology Move beyond the Controversies of Retrospective Meta-analyses?/Est-Ce Que la Parapsychologie Peut Sortir Des Controverses Sur Les Meta-Analyses retrospectives?/?Puede la Parapsicologia Superar Las Controversias De Los Metanalisis retrospectivos?/Kann Die Parapsychologie Die Kontroversen Um Retrospektive Metaanalysen Uberwinden?
The field of parapsychology remains highly controversial and has not obtained the degree of acceptance and support that is needed. For the past 25 years, meta-analyses have been the foundation for the debates about the evidence for psi. This article...
Correspondence
To the Editor: The review of Neppe and Close's Reality Begins With Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift That Works (RBC) (JP, 76, 395-401) by philosopher Michael Potts has significant differences from the perspective we've endeavored to portray. Dr....
Exceptional Experience and Health: Essays on Mind, Body and Human Potential
EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH: ESSAYS ON MIND, BODY AND HUMAN POTENTIAL edited by Christine Simmonds-Moore. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Pp. v + 306. $55.00 (paperback). ISBN 9780-7864-5966-7. Exceptional Experience and Health is a compendium...
Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship
EXPLORING FRONTIERS OF THE MIND-BRAIN RELATIONSHIP edited by Alexander Moreira-Almeida and Franklin Santana Santos. New York: Springer, 2012. Pp. xxix + 243. $129.00 (hardcover); $79.95 (softcover); $59.95 (e-book). ISBN 978-1-4614-0647-1 Exploring...
Glossary
The definitions of most of the following terms have been borrowed or adapted from A Glossary of Terms Used in Parapsychology by Michael A. Thalbourne (republished by Puente Publications, Charlottesville, VA, USA, 2003). We highly recommend this book...
Ingo Douglas Swann: 1933-2013
Ingo Swann, born September 14, 1933, in Telluride, Colorado, passed away on February 1, 2013, in New York, New York. Ingo's contribution to parapsychology is incalculable. His early activity in what eventually became known as remote viewing was...
JP Publication Policy: Statistical Issues
Before I proceed to the topic expressed in the title, I want to officially inform readers of two broader changes in the JP. First, our electronic edition, in the past available only to members of the Parapsychological Association (PA) through the PA...
Parapsychological Experience as Anomalous Experience Plus Paranormal Attribution: A Questionnaire Based on a New Approach to measurement/L'experience Parapsychologique En Tant Qu'experience Anomale Associee a Une Attribution Paranormale :
The fundamental objectives of this study were to devise a novel procedure for assessing potential predictors of the occurrence of parapsychological experiences and to implement this procedure in the form of a new questionnaire. Earlier questionnaires...
Performance in Group Telepathy Experiments as a Function of Target Picture characteristics/Les Performances Dans Les Experimentations De Telepathie En Groupe En Fonction Des Caracteristiques De L'image cible/Rendimiento En Experimentos Grupales De Telepatia En Funcion De Las Caracteristicas del objetivo/Leistung Bei Experimenten Zur Gruppentelepathie Als Funktion der Merkmale Des Zielbildes
Despite their practical advantage of being able to provide a large amount of data in a short period of time, group experiments on extrasensory perception (ESP) are relatively rare. One reason is probably the common opinion that group testing is, for...
Perspectives of Clinical Parapsychology: An Introductory Reader
PERSPECTIVES OF CLINICAL PARAPSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER edited by Wim H. Kramer, Eberhard Bauer, and Gerd H. Hovelmann. Bunnik, The Netherlands: Stichtung Het Johan Borgman Fonds, 2012. Pp. 320. $38.95 (paperback). ISBN/EAN 978-90-818357-0-1....
What Have We Learned about Psi? Reflections on the Present of Parapsychology
Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian of the Catholic Church, tells us that, as he was walking on the shore of a beach meditating on the mystery of the Holy Trinity, he saw a child playing with a nutshell. Saint Augustine got close: "What are...