Magic and Witchcraft: From Shamanism to the Technopagans – by Nevill Drury
A comprehensive history of magick starting with shamanism and ancient practices, and moving through Gnosticism, Kabbalah, medieval magick and witch trials, Hermeticism, alchemy, astrology, tarot, Freemasons, Rosicrucians, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Aleister Crowley, Wicca, Satanism, Paganism, Technopagans and digital magick. The author does a wonderful job of sorting out the confusing tangles of the subject, using a frank and engaging tone that does much to demystify the subject without belittling it. The book also includes many illustrations and photographs which are very helpful. Fascinating and very enjoyable, this book is well worth reading and will provide a firm background for students and practitioners.
The Men Who Stare at Goats – by Jon Ronson
Documents the author’s research into the military’s psychic programs, how the ideas morphed over the years, and how they came to be used in the war in Iraq. The author managed to track down many of the original people involved in the programs, which makes for an interesting read. There is also a fictional film adaptation of this book.
Proving Parapsychology – by Float & Hech
Covers some of the history of parapsychology and its study of psi, beginning with the Russian and US studies of remote viewing, research into micro-psychokinesis by the Rhine Institute and Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab, and Nina Kulagina’s demonstrations of macro-psychokinesis. Explains some of the current theories about the mechanism for psi involving consciousness and quantum entanglement.
History of the Psi Sites – by JediKaren
Tracks the history of the sites in the OEC beginning in 1997 with Psi Palatium, though PsiPog, Astral Society, Psionline, United Psionics Community (UPC), PsionicsOnline, Psi Links, and PsiWorld. Mentions several communities that the author does not consider strictly psi-related, including Veritas, Fork You, GotPsi, and several of the smaller sites which never really got off the ground. Some of the information in this article is out of date at this point.
Nina Kulagina – by knho3z
Clips from Soviet videos of Nina Kulagina’s demonstrations of psychokinetic abilities: moving small objects, stopping a frog’s heart, and affecting a man’s heart. Includes clips from an interview with author Paul Stonehill, and mentions Nina’s “successor”, Ala Amino Krugova, in Soviet research.
Ninel Kulagina – by ultratom
Clips from Soviet videos of Nina Kulagina’s demonstrations of psychokinetically moving small objects. The narration details the observations and theories of the Soviet scientists who studied her, as well as the great physical strain that using her abilities put on Nina.
The History of Psi – by Kobok
Traces the history of psi from the 1700′s and Frank Anton Mesmer, through the founding of the Society of Psychical Research, the coining of the term ‘parapsychology’, the publishing of the Journal of Parapsychology and the establishment of the Parapsychology Association, the introduction of the word ‘psi’, government research into psi by both Russia and the United States, and finally the online publishing of Skywind’s book Playful Psychic in 1993 which led to the formation of the various Online Energy Communities (OEC).
An Overview of Research in the former Soviet Union – by Jael
A discussion of an article on several scientific studies on psi abilities done by the former Soviet Union. Several of the participants had significant background in scientific research methodologies, and were able to spot many possible problems with or strengths of the studies that might not have otherwise been apparent. Includes links to similar studies.
Telepathy Research History – by KMiller
A description of some of the research done by Russia on telepathy, including telepathic receiving by Karl Nikolaiev and telepathic sending to make people fall asleep.
RV Summary/ Initial Research/ Basic Research – LPSC – by PsiPogAuthor (aka KMiller)
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Psi-Related Legends, Myths, and Rumors – by Winged Wolf
A list of stories and conspiracy theories compiled both for archive purposes and as a way to keep track of them rather than let them spiral out of control. Those with supporting evidence are noted.