Advances in Parapsychological Research 9


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About the Book

The essays in this volume 9 of a series inform readers of the present status of leading issues in parapsychology, or psi research. The authors are experts in their fields and have written in a reader-friendly way that captures the complexity and importance of their topics.
Each essay comprehensively reviews a controversial topic from a critical stance, and updates its status based on the latest theoretical and empirical considerations. For readers who need to keep pace with the evolution of thinking in psi research, this volume is authoritative.

About the Author(s)

Stanley Krippner is an executive faculty member and a professor of psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco.
Adam J. Rock is a lecturer at the School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. His primary research interests are in the area of altered states of consciousness, mainly focused on shamanism, the conceptual problem of consciousness, and mediumship.
Julie Beischel is co-founder and director of research at the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential in Tucson, Arizona.
Consulting and clinical psychologist Harris L. Friedman, a consulting and clinical psychologist, is a retired research professor of psychology from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Cheryl L. Fracasso is pursuing licensure as a marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor at Antioch University, Seattle, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Stanley Krippner, Adam J. Rock, Julie Beischel, Harris L. Friedman and Cheryl L. Fracasso
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: 12 graphs, 6 figures, 5 tables, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7126-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1275-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Science and Psi (Stanley Krippner, Adam J. Rock, Julie Beischel, Harris L. Friedman and Cheryl L. Fracasso)   1

Tribute to Jule Eisenbud (Stephen E. Braude)   9

The Global Consciousness Project: Meaningful Patterns

in Random Data (Roger D. Nelson)    15

An Updated Review of Dream ESP Studies Conducted Since the

Maimonides Dream ESP Program (Simon J. Sherwood and Chris A. Roe)    38

A Comparative Approach to the Theory of Psychopraxia (Lance Storm)   82

How Much Evidence Is Necessary to Define the Reality of a

Phenomenon? Frequentist, Bayesian, and Quantum Modeling

of Ganzfeld ESP (Patrizio E. Tressoldi)    97

Operationalizing Psi-Conducive Altered States: Integrating Insights

from Consciousness Studies into Parapsychology (Adam J. Rock, Harris L. Friedman and Graham A. Jamieson)    110

Physiological Responses as Unconscious Measures of Psi (Edward Justin Modestino)   126

Evidence of Psi in Energy Psychology “Surrogate” Treatments (David Feinstein)    158

Expanding Psi Research: Toward Wider, Wiser, and More Humane Inquiry (William G. Braud)   188

About the Contributors    213

Index    217