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. 69, No. 2, Fall

Anomalous Cognition in Hypnagogic State with OBE Induction: An Experimental Study
Among the so-called altered states of consciousness, hypnosis is considered one of the psi-favorable states. In his review of the physical, physiological, and psychological psi-favorable conditions, William Braud (2002) considered the relaxed condition...
A Preliminary Survey of Paranormal Experiences with Psychoactive Drugs
Since the earliest anthropological reports began relating the traditional use of psychoactive plants with shamanism, witchcraft, and magic (e.g., see Schultes & Hofmann, 1992), there has been an association between such substances and paranormal...
Does Precognition Foresee the Future? Series 4: A Postal Replication
A methodological issue early on in precognition research has been to devise a procedure to rule out real-time alternatives in experimental tests for precognition. Even in the very early tests for precognition, it was soon understood that good results...
Note: A Shorthand Term for "Psychopraxia"
When Robert H. Thouless and B. P. Wiesner (1947) suggested the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet--"psi"--to denote so-called "paranormal" phenomena, the suggestion fell on fertile ground, and "psi" is now perhaps the premier term in all of parapsychology,...
Paranormal Belief and Religiosity
A number of studies have examined the relationship between paranormal belief and religiosity. In accordance with the hypothesis that paranormal belief functions as a substitute for religious belief, some authors have reported a negative relationship...
Parapsychology's Contribution to Psychology: A View from the Front Line (1)
Many of us have happy memories of the 2004 PA Convention in Vienna, where Bob Morris was his usual sociable self. No one could have guessed then, as Nancy Zingrone handed over the Presidency to me, that Bob would tragically die less than a week after...
Personality and Motivations to Believe, Misbelieve, and Disbelieve in Paranormal Phenomena
The striking diversity of beliefs about paranormal phenomena is a noteworthy and poorly understood characteristic of humanity. On the extremes, some people are almost violently opposed to the very concept of paranormal phenomena and others are equally...
Solar-Periodic Full Moon Effect in the Fourmilab RetroPsychoKinesis Project Experiment Data: An Exploratory Study
The lore about the moon's effect on the animal and human behavior has existed for centuries. The full moon seems to be connected with a higher accident rate. The notions of "full moon madness," "lunacy," and "lunatic" imply a relationship of altered...
Toward a Replication of the "Finger-Reading" Effect
The present paper builds on work described in previous papers on the finger-reading effect (Lee, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003; Lee & Chang, 2001; Lee, Chen,& Tang, 2000; Lee, Tang, & Kuo, 2004; Tang, Lee, & Hsu, 2000). The detailed finger-reading...
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