Mysterious Minds The Neurobiology of Psychics Mediums and Other Extraordinary People

Author: Stanley Krippner Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313358672
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An introduction to the scientific study of psychics and mediums—those who are frauds, those who are psychotic, and those whose claims seem to defy easy dismissal. • Includes essays from several expert contributors, each an accomplished scientific researcher in the fields of parapsychology, neurobiology, and cognitive neuroscience • Offers case studies on definitive episodes of both fraudulent and not-easily-disproven psychic events • Provides a bibliography of references and additional readings, including print and online resources

Debating Psychic Experience

Author: Stanley Krippner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392617
Format: PDF
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This book presents a provocative debate between parapsychological advocates who claim that Western science's worldview is incomplete, and counteradvocates who insist that parapsychological data is either spurious or can be explained by standard scientific principles. * Includes contributions from 14 scholars weighing in as advocates, counteradvocates, or contributors * 20 examples of original artwork by Dierdre Luzwick, a world-class surrealistic artist * The bibliography contains a reference list at the end of each contributor's section * A glossary of key terms used in the book is supplied

Journeys in Complexity

Author: Alfonso Montuori
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131765725X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book, fascinating autobiographical accounts by leading scholars in a variety of fields and disciplines provide a rich introduction to the art and science of complexity and systems thinking. We learn how the authors’ interest in complexity thinking developed, the key figures and texts they encountered along the way, the experiences that shaped their path, their major works, and their personal journeys. This volume serves as an introduction to complexity as well as a vivid account of the personal and intellectual development of important scholars. This book was originally published as a special issue of World Futures.

Resources for Extraordinary Healing

Author: Emma Bragdon
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0962096008
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sixteen million Americans (5% of our population) are crippled by serious mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A lead article in Reuters News in August 2011 reported that 40% of people (201 million) in the European Union are mentally ill or have brain disorders. The numbers of mentally-disabled-from tots to seniors- needing supplemental income supplied by their governments is swelling at an alarming rate. In the USA it's 6 times what it was in 1955. Can one recover from serious mental imbalance? How? These questions are increasingly important to emotionally disturbed people and the governments supporting them. It's crazy, but top research psychiatrists now admit "We still don't know the cause of most mental illness; indicators show it is not a 'broken brain' that can be fixed by medications." Resources for Extraordinary Healing exposes a new paradigm about the causes of mental disturbances and maps pathways to full recovery. An effective model of care from Brazil that has been developed since the 1930s is described. The treatment addresses biological, psychosocial, and spiritual issues- not separately, but together. The collaborating healthcare team is made up of medical doctors, psychiatrists, medical intuitives and spiritual healers. Trained volunteers bring compassionate understanding and companionship. It is more cost-effective than our system. Compelling stories point to accessible resources in the USA that are similar to what Brazil offers. Contact information is well organized, making this book an excellent guide and an inspiring reference for patients, their families, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and healthcare providers. It will be of value anywhere people seek information, compassionate care, and illuminating perspective on recovering mental health.

Anomalistic Psychology

Author: Nicola Holt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137295635
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the ancient world to the present day, anomalous experiences - such as apparitions, premonitions, out-of-body and near- death experiences - provide stories that continue to mystify and intrigue. In this lively introduction, the authors investigate what these stories signify, and why some people turn to the paranormal for explanation. From defining anomalous experiences to examining the psychological models and methods that have been used to explain them, this text will help open up these strange tales to analysis. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will guide you through the key areas of this fascinating subject.

Introduction to Psychology Gateways to Mind and Behavior

Author: Dennis Coon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305545001
Format: PDF, Docs
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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 14th Edition attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The book's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking and guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics. Every chapter contains active learning tools and relatable examples in a discussion style, all while presenting cutting-edge coverage of the field's newest research findings. With this book, students find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Conversations with Laarkmaa

Author: Pia Smith Orleane
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452572291
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For the first time in history, a Pleiadian group has invited a human coupleto join an interplanetary team to assist in human evolution.Laarkmaa is a loving group of Pleiadians who are dedicated to the evolution of humanity. Cullen Baird Smith and Pia Smith Orleane, acting as Ambassadors to the Pleiadians, bring Laarkmaa’s inspiring and heartwarming messages of hope, love, and peace to all who are willing to listen. Smith and Orleane share Laarkmaa’s wisdom from public gatherings and recorded conversations about the illusion of time, the future of technology, our innate ability to heal ourselves, and information about who is here to guide us through these auspicious times. These conversations bring revelatory insights about human emotions, telepathic communication, and our own divinity. The Pleiadians tell us that we have a choice in changing the course of our own evolution. Will we make the right choice? “A riveting journey into the depths of the human soul with an encouraging message that there is still hope for humans, if we choose to act wisely and listen to the voice of love.” Cheryl Fracasso, Association for Humanistic Psychology “This is one of the most thought provoking books I’ve read in years. It presents powerful insights and observations of our situation on earth, and practical information about how to move toward a brighter future for humanity. I can’t wait to see what’s in their next book.” Kent Noonan, President, En-Lightened Science for Conscious Living “This is a remarkable account of what some psychologists call an exceptional human experience. The messages are articulate, provocative, and hopeful. Readers may agree or disagree with the authors’ perspective, but they will never get bored while reading this book.” Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Author, Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums, and Other Extraordinary People

Vermessung der Ewigkeit

Author: Eben Alexander
Publisher: Ansata
ISBN: 3641157692
Format: PDF
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Neue Antworten auf die großen Fragen des Lebens Die Nahtoderfahrung, von der Dr. Eben Alexander in seinem SPIEGEL-Bestseller Blick in die Ewigkeit berichtete, berührte Millionen von Menschen weltweit. Für den Neurochirurgen war sie der Anlass für eine weitaus umfassendere Erforschung dessen, was nach dem Tod geschieht: In seinem neuen Buch setzt er sein eigenes Nahtoderlebnis in Beziehung zu modernsten Wissenschaften, zu spirituellen und philosophischen Weisheitslehren sowie Aufsehen erregenden Erfahrungsberichten anderer Menschen. In Form von sieben fundamentalen Erkenntnissen über das Leben nach dem Tod lädt er zu einer spannenden Reise auf die »andere Seite« ein und führt vor Augen: Unser jetziges Leben ist nur ein kleines Kapitel in einer viel größeren Geschichte – der spirituellen Entwicklung des Universums. Und unsere unsterbliche Seele ist jederzeit Teil dieser Entwicklung ...

Die Analogie

Author: Douglas Hofstadter
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608106669
Format: PDF
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Sie steigen in einen Aufzug, mit dem Sie noch nie zuvor gefahren sind. Wissen Sie, was Sie tun müssen, um nach oben zu kommen? Natürlich – und der Grund dafür sind die Analogien: Der Aufzug funktioniert wie alle anderen Aufzüge. Alles, was wir wissen, setzen wir in Beziehungen und schaffen es dadurch, Ähnlichkeiten zu entdecken, uns im Chaos der Welt zurechtzufinden. Diese Ähnlichkeiten machen wir uns täglich und meist ganz unbewusst im Umgang mit Neuem und Fremdem zunutze. Wie dieses Feuerwerk des Denkens »funktioniert«, das zeigen Douglas Hofstadter, brillanter Autor und Pulitzer-Preisträger, und der Psychologe Emmanuel Sander. Sie nehmen uns mit auf eine abenteuerliche Reise in die Welt der Sprache und des Geistes – und sie zeigen uns, warum Gedanken ohne Einfluss der Vergangenheit undenkbar sind. Ein inspirierendes Lesevergnügen!

Blick in die Ewigkeit

Author: Eben Alexander
Publisher: Integral
ISBN: 3641095913
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eine spektakuläre Reise in das Leben nach dem Tod Was geschieht, wenn wir sterben? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Fragen, die jeden Menschen berühren und die in diesem Buch auf revolutionäre Weise neu beantwortet werden. Mit 54 Jahren erkrankt der renommierte Neurochirurg und Harvard-Dozent Eben Alexander an einer extrem seltenen Form der Hirnhautentzündung. Er fällt ins Koma. Die Ärzte stellen fest, dass sein Gehirn irreparabel geschädigt ist, und prognostizieren sein baldiges Ende. Doch Eben Alexander kehrt ins Leben zurück – und gesundet innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Minutiös berichtet der Gehirnforscher, was er während des Komas durchlebte: Begleitet von einem Engelwesen taucht er ein in eine Welt ohne Zeit und Raum, in der sich ihm die göttliche Quelle allen Seins offenbart. Hier erfährt er: Wir alle sind Teil eines universalen, unsterblichen Bewusstseins.