History

  • A Perspective on Franz Bardonby Prophecy
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Remote Viewing Class 8: Analytic Overlay, Slumps, & Historyby Rainsong
    A chat-log of a class including more discussion of analytic overlay and the history of remote viewing. Also goes over the very common “slump” in accuracy that tends to happen to beginners after initial success, and how to get through it.
  • Remote Viewing Class 7: Review/Q&Aby Rainsong & Wayfarer
    A chat-log of a review/Q&A session including topics such as analytic overlay and the history of remote viewing (and precursors to the practice).
  • Remote Viewing Class 1: Introductionby Rainsong & Wayfarer
    A chat-log of an introduction to remote viewing including various types of remote viewing, the history of its development and use (including the Jupiter/Mars viewing sessions), and general things about learning it and its applicability to magick in general. Distinguishes remote viewing from various types of projection, divination, and remote influence. Describes analytic overlay, telepathic overlay, and frontloading, and how they were handled in the protocol, as well as what sort of external factors may influence a session. The usefulness of a Ganzfeld effect inducing apparatus for RV is also discussed. Includes a list of books for further reading.
  • Magic and Witchcraft: From Shamanism to the Technopagansby 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 Goatsby 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 three-episode TV documentary hosted by the author on this same topic called The Crazy Rulers of the World (the first episode, in fact, is called The Men Who Stare at Goats), as well as a fictional film adaptation of the book.
  • Wolf Messing – Russian Telepathby PsiPogAuthor (aka KMiller)
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Psychic Warrior: Inside the CIA’s Stargate Program : The True Story of a Soldier’s Espionage and Awakeningby David Morehouse
    Tells the story of how the author came to develop psychic abilities, and how those nightmares and visions drove him to seek training from the CIA’s top secret remote viewing program. Gives an excellent description of what the training entailed as well as walking through several remote viewing assignments and giving ideas for the potential uses of remote viewing. The author’s difficulties in staying grounded in the physical reality and how this impacted his personal life, family, and career also serve as a valuable cautionary example.
  • Historic Claims of Telekinesisby Meg
    Recounts various psychic abilities, including psychokinesis, claimed by Nina Kulagina, Uri Geller, Matthew Manning, Swami Rama, Swami Premananda, Sathya Sai Baba, Miroslaw Magola, Tan Kok Thai, Eusapia Palladino, Felicia Parise, and Ted Serios. Includes scientist’s tests of and skeptic’s responses to the various claims.
  • Proving Parapsychologyby 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 Sitesby 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.
  • Ninel Kulaginaby 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 Psiby 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 Unionby Jael
    A chat-log of 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 and brief discussions of several similar studies.
  • Telepathy Research Historyby 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 – LPSCby PsiPogAuthor (aka KMiller)
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Mini Lecture on Parapsychology Researchby Metalforever & ErikjDurwoodII
    An IRC class introducing what parapsychology is and how it can benefit those who practice psionics. Includes a summary of the history of parapsychology (focusing on the Rhine Research Center and Nina Kulagina), some methodologies for testing ESP and psychokinesis, and several theories on how psi works (electromagnetic, energy field, observational, pseudosensory, and memory).
  • Psi-Related Legends, Myths, and Rumorsby 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.
  • Telekinesis: A Historyby Meg
    Outlines how psychokinesis became part of popular knowledge in the 1960’s, names a few of those purported to have psychokinetic abilities, and describes some of the scientific research being done on the subject. Includes a list of sources.

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