The Bowen Technique or Bowen therapy is a holistic system of healing developed in Australia in the 1950s by Tom Bowen. The technique was limited to Australia until Bowen's death in 1982, when it was named, and spread by Bowen's apprentices. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bowen Technique"
The London College of Psychic Studies was founded in 1884 to promote spiritual values and a greater understanding of the wider areas of human consciousness. ...more on Wikipedia about "College of Psychic Studies"
Dowsing is a controversial practice which proponents claim empowers them to find water, metals, gem stones, and hidden objects by carrying or waving a stick or other apparatus over a piece of land and watching for any movement. Repeated tests under controlled conditions have not supported this claim. Dowsers (sometimes known as diviners) may also use a forked branch of a tree, bent pieces of metal or plastic wire, or a small pendulum. Some people use no pointing device at all. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dowsing"
Adolf Fritz, generally called Dr. Fritz ( Munich, ? – Estonia, 1918), was a hypothetical German surgeon whose spirit has allegedly been channeled by several Brazilian psychic surgeons, starting with José (Zé) Arigó in the 1950s and continuing up to the present. There is no proof that he actually existed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dr. Fritz"
Energy psychology is not a specific field of study but rather refers generally to a collection of techniques and therapies that are often classed as alternative medicine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Energy psychology"
The Global Consciousness Project, also called the EGG Project, is one of the most significant of current research projects into parapsychology. Based at Princeton, the project researches into the theory that the human consciousness may create an external field which is not detectable via conventional means. ...more on Wikipedia about "Global Consciousness Project"
Franz Anton Mesmer (b 1734 - d 1815), a Viennese physician, wanted to be considered a man of the Enlightenment. At the time, electricity and magnetism were thought of as invisible "fluids". Mesmer believed that he had discovered another type of natural fluid which he called animal magnetism, which he claimed to harness to heal various ailments without resorting to the supernatural. He developed a technique, today called mesmerism, for inducing an altered state of mind which today most people equate with hypnosis. Of import here is that it was discovered that some individuals exhibited "higher phenomena" such as apparent clairvoyance while in the mesmerized, "somnambulistic" state, much like the latter day psychic Edgar Cayce. ...more on Wikipedia about "History of parapsychology"
Holotropic Breathwork is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D. which allows access to nonordinary states of consciousness. The method combines deep breathing and relaxation with evocative music in a supportive setting. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual's psyche, bringing him or her a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike. ...more on Wikipedia about "Holotropic Breathwork"
In alternative medicine, a medical intuitive is a person who alleges to have learned to apply their intuition to the field of medical diagnosis. There are numerous medical professionals, health care workers, scientists and others who are skeptical of the claims of such abilities. ...more on Wikipedia about "Medical intuitive"
Mind-Body Intervention uses a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. Some of these techniques that were once considered to be complementary or alternative medicine but have now become mainstream (for example, patient support groups and cognitive-behavioral therapy). Other mind-body techniques are still considered complementary or alternative medicine, including meditation, prayer, mental healing, and therapies that use creative outlets such as art, music, or dance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mind-Body Intervention"
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is often described as "the study of the structure of subjective experience" (Dilts, Grinder, Bandler, Delozier, 1979) or an epistemology, with the primary focus on human patterning. NLP is broadly focused on modeling how a high performer does what he/she does; and processes for change and communication. ...more on Wikipedia about "Neuro-linguistic programming(Temp)"
Parapsychology is the study of the evidence of mental awareness or influence of external objects without interaction from known physical means. Most objects of study fall within the realm of "mind-to-mind" influence (such as extra-sensory perception and telepathy), "mind-to-environment" influence (such as psychokinesis) and "environment-to-mind" (such as hauntings). ...more on Wikipedia about "Parapsychology"
Under a program first called Project SCANATE (scanning by coordinate), researchers at SRI International, Menlo Park, California, studied the remote-viewing talents of Ingo Swann and Pat Price, among others. Ingo went on to develop a successful, now highly respected remote-viewing training program for the Department of Defense. Pat Price died in 1975, but left a legacy as yet unequaled by any other publicly-known remote viewer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pat Price"
Psychic surgery is allegedly a paranormal surgical procedure, practiced chiefly in the Philippines and Brazil. It is performed by self-styled psychic doctors or psychic surgeons, who claim to extract " tumors" or other presumed pathological objects ( pus, bones, and so on) from the patient's body through a bloody but painless and invisible " incision", often made with bare hands and without the use of antiseptics or anesthetics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Psychic surgery"
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Remote viewing (RV) is a procedure developed by parapsychologists at the Stanford Research Institute to perform clairvoyance under controlled conditions. Somewhat similar to astral projection, the phenomenon involves a belief in the projection of consciousness to remote locations, and is considered a pseudoscience by mainstream scientists. ...more on Wikipedia about "Remote viewing"
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (born 1942) is a British biologist and author. He developed a hypothesis of morphogenetic fields, and has produced related research and publications, on topics such as animal and plant development and behaviour, telepathy, perception and metaphysics. He has a popular public following, particularly because of his books aimed at the general reader, but he is shunned by many in the scientific establishment, who often consider his work as bordering on New Age thinking. Taking science "as a set of methods for finding out about anything at all that admits of systematic investigation" ( John Searle), he is trying to extend science into realms it has neglected so far. Sheldrake continues to publish scientific papers in a variety of journals (though not generally mainstream ones). ...more on Wikipedia about "Rupert Sheldrake"
Ted Owens ( 1920- 1987) was claimed to be a divine being living as a person. He suffered severe head injuries on several occasions as a youth. Despite these Owens developed a very high intelligence quotient, became a member of MENSA, and mastered many trades and talents. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ted Owens"
Transliminality (literally, "going beyond the threshold") was a concept introduced by the parapsychologist Michael Thalbourne. It is a trait characterised by thin boundaries between the conscious mind and the unconscious. High degrees of this trait are believed by Thalbourne to be associated with increased tendency to mystical experience, greater creativity and greater belief in the paranormal, but Thalbourne has also found evidence that transliminality may be positively correlated with psychoticism. He has published articles on transliminality in journals on parapsychology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Transliminality"
A transpersonal experience is an experience of being out-of-body, out-of-place and/or out-of-time. The word is used for a number of phenomena studied in transpersonal psychology. The state can be achieved in dreams, through psychedelic drugs or spontaneously. ...more on Wikipedia about "Transpersonal experience"
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