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    Default Seeking recommendations for books about ESP, with scientific basis

    Hey, guys.

    So I want to learn more about ESP, and what kind of scientific evidence is out there to support its existence. I'm looking for a book that would sway all but the most hardened skeptics, something that is grounded in science and the scientific method, that would offer proof or something close to it regarding the existence of ESP.

    I already believe in it, but that's always been intuitive, rather than through hard scientific evidence.

    I want to change that.

    I did read some of the declassified docs about what the CIA studied in China, but the sample sizes were small and no citations were given, which unfortunately muddles it a bit.

    If any of you know of any books that would remedy this, please let me know. I'd be glad to read it!

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    Default Re: Seeking recommendations for books about ESP, with scientific basis

    Hey there.

    Check out some of Charles Tart's books -- definitely a scientist and definitely a scientist who works on stuff like ESP and altered states and such. Have a look.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...s=charles+tart

    There's also Rupert Sheldrake, -- I don't know how "grounded" he is in the "scientific method" but he's done some interesting experiments. Good writer too.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...pert+sheldrake
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    Default Re: Seeking recommendations for books about ESP, with scientific basis

    Rupert Sheldrake’s doctoral degree is actually in biochemistry (Cambridge University) and he has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals so I would say he has scientific credibility. However, even more to the point, his research has been highly creative, groundbreaking, and really pretty wonderful! I would recommend that you take a look at his work on esp in animals.
    Very engaging and very cool!
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    I would add reading/vids from Richard Alan Miller AKA Ram.

    This is good info:


    He explains what ESP is and how it works and how to condition and see your self as a being.

    He trained the first Navy Seals to be ESP fighters.

    He had 3 books relating to the subject.
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    Default Re: Seeking recommendations for books about ESP, with scientific basis

    Hi Indigris

    I strongly recommend The Society for Psychical Research as a resource. They describe themselves, accurately, thus:
    THE SOCIETY for Psychical Research was set up in London in 1882, the first scientific organisation ever to examine claims of psychic and paranormal phenomena. We hold no corporate view about their existence or meaning; rather, our purpose is to gather information and foster understanding through research and education. Read more about our history

    We are a registered charity run by a council of elected members, with committees overseeing various activities. Past presidents have included philosophers William James and Henri Bergson, scientists William Crookes, John Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) and Charles Richet, and British conservative prime minister Arthur Balfour. We are always looking to increase our funding for research and education, through donations and bequests.

    Our members represent a variety of academic and professional interests all over the world. We welcome active researchers and volunteer helpers, also those who wish to learn about the subject.
    I was present quite some years ago for a seminar that they gave at the Fortean Unconvention in London and acquired (for my own interest) a copy of their most up to date proceedings at that time.

    They of course also have books for sale.

    ESP related case studies, publications, papers, citations etc..can be gleaned from here: https://www.spr.ac.uk/search/node/ESP

    Dr Rupert Sheldrake and Russell Targ have contributed to their work as well.

    Diane Hennacy Powell's The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, may be of interest to you: https://www.spr.ac.uk/book/esp-enigm...hennacy-powell
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    Default Re: Seeking recommendations for books about ESP, with scientific basis

    Greetings
    THE REALITY OF ESP by Russel Targ
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    Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reality-ESP.../dp/0835608840
    The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities, by Russell Targ
    Publication Details: Quest Books. ISBN-978-0-8356-0884-8
    Publish date: April, 2012

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    Default Re: Seeking recommendations for books about ESP, with scientific basis

    The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Lynne McTaggart

    From Publishers Weekly

    McTaggart, an investigative journalist (What Doctors Don't Tell You), describes scientific discoveries that she believes point to a unifying concept of the universe, one that reconciles mind with matter, classic Newtonian science with quantum physics and, most importantly, science with religion. At issue is the zero point field, the so-called "dead space" of microscopic vibrations in outer space as well as within and between physical objects on earth. These fields, McTaggart asserts, are a "cobweb of energy exchange" that link everything in the universe; they control everything from cellular communication to the workings of the mind, and they could be harnessed for unlimited propulsion fuel, levitation, ESP, spiritual healing and more. Physicists have been aware of the likelihood of this field for years, McTaggart writes, but, constrained by orthodoxy, they have ignored its effects, which she likens to "subtracting out God" from their equations. But, McTaggart asserts, "tiny pockets of quiet rebellion" against scientific convention are emerging, led by Ed Mitchell, an Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute for Noetic Sciences, an alternative-science think tank. McTaggart writes well and tells a good story, but the supporting data here is somewhat sketchy. Until it materializes, McTaggart may have to settle for being a voice in the wilderness.
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