Psychokinesis

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Psychokinesis is the metaphysical manipulation of all the four forces through particles called semions; in theory Unified Force. This ability has the potential to grow in the direction of any other sub-atomic or atomic based kinetic ability. [1]

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Etymology

The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, "psyche", meaning mind, soul, heart, or breath; and κίνησις, "kinesis", meaning motion; literally "movement from the mind"),[2][3]

Terminology

The term "Psychokinesis" was coined in 1914[4] by American author-publisher Henry Holt in his book On the Cosmic Relations[5][6] and adopted by his friend, American parapsychologist J. B. Rhine in 1934 in connection with experiments to determine if a person could influence the outcome of falling dice.[7][8]

Measurement and Observation

Parapsychology researchers describe two basic types of measurable and observable psychokinetic effects in experimental laboratory research and in case reports occurring outside of the laboratory.[12][10][9] Micro-PK is a very small effect, such as the manipulation of molecules, atoms,[9] subatomic particles,[9] etc., that can only be observed with scientific equipment. The words are abbreviations for micro-psychokinesis, micropsychokinesis[11]. Macro-PK is a large-scale effect that can be seen with the unaided eye. The adjective phrases "microscopic-scale," "macroscopic- scale," "small-scale," and "large-scale" may also be used; for example, "a small-scale PK effect."

Notable Claimants of Psychokinesis

Skepticism and Controversy

The topic of psychokinesis is regarded as pseudoscience by many mainstream scientists. In the book Parapsychology: The Controversial Science (1991), British parapsychologist Richard S. Broughton, Ph.D, wrote of the differences of opinion among top scientists encountered by Robert G. Jahn, director of the (now-closed) PEAR laboratory, regarding the psychokinesis research that the lab was engaged in at the time. Jahn is quoted as saying that six Nobel laureates commented on the lab's work and that two firmly rejected the whole topic, two encouraged his team to push on, and two were unwilling to commit either way, thus indicating that negative and positive scientific opinion on the subject, even at the highest level, is not absolute.[9] Supporters of research in the field point out that many things in science were once thought impossible and ridiculed, only later to be proven true.[9] Henry Margenau, David Bohm, and O. Costa de Beauregard have publicly stated that they believe that nothing in quantum physics forbids the existence of psi phenomena.[9] Nobel laureate Brian Josephson has stated that the results of experiments in quantum physics that he has seen have produced more compelling evidence for the hypothetical existence of psi effects than the results of experiments done in the lab so far by parapsychologists.[9][13]

Psychokinesis in Popular Culture

See also

References

  1. Kelly, Dr. Theresa M.(2008) Quantum Psychics - Scientifically Understand, Enhance and Control Your Psychic Ability,
    Charleston, South Carolina USA (ISBN: 978-0-557-03403-1).
  2. (2001) Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. Boston, Massachusetts USA: Random House Reference.
  3. (1994) The New Oxford American Dictionary. New York City: Oxford University Press, p. 1367. ISBN 0-19-517077-6.
  4. (2005) Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Springfield, Massachusetts, USA: Merriam-Webster.
  5. Parapsychology Foundation "Basic terms in Parapsychology"". Retrieved on December 22, 2006.
  6. Holt, Henry [1914]. On the Cosmic Relations (PDF), Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved on 2007-12-13.
  7. Spence, Lewis (1920). Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. Kessinger Publishing.
  8. Parapsychological Association - Glossary: PK/Psychokinesis". Retrieved on July 19, 2006.
  9. Broughton, Richard S. (1991). Parapsychology: The Controversial Science. New York: Ballantine Books.
  10. Berger, Arthur S.; Berger, Joyce (1991). The Encyclopedia of Parapsychological and Psychical Research.
  11. Guiley, Rosemary Ellen (1991). Encyclopedia of the Strange, Mystical & Unexplained. New York: Gramercy Books.
  12. Library.ThinkQuest.org - Glossary: Macro PK and Micro PK". Retrieved on October 14, 2006.
  13. Nobel laureate Brian Josephson (May 5, 1987). The Unexplained. London: BBC World Service radio program.

Further Reading

  1. Kelly, Dr. Theresa M.(2008) Quantum Psychics - Scientifically Understand, Enhance and Control Your Psychic Ability,
    Charleston, South Carolina USA (ISBN: 978-0-557-03403-1).
  2. The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena, Dean Radin, HarperEdge, 1997.
  3. Distant Mental Influence, William Braud, Hampton Roads Publishing, Inc. , 2003. ISBN 1-57174-354-5.
  4. Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, Dean Radin, Pocket Books, 2006.
  5. The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Lynne McTaggart, HarperCollins, 2008.
  6. Flim Flam!, James Randi, Prometheus Books, 1982. ISBN 0-87975-198-3.
  7. Hauntings and Poltergeists: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, James Houran and Rense Lange. ISBN 0786409843.

Published Scientific Papers on Psychokinesis

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