The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena Paperback – Jun 30 2009
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Holding up such anomalies as ESP, psychokinesis, prayer, near-death experiences, and reincarnation under the cool light of scientific scrutiny can be a daunting task. Dean Radin, director of the Consciousness Research Laboratory at the University of Nevada, rises to the challenge in the pioneering and exhaustively researched The Conscious Universe. Fans of The X-Files will need no further convincing, but for the remaining skeptics, this easy-to-read mix of history, scientific evidence, and proclamations ("When modern science began about three hundred years ago, one of the consequences of separating mind and matter was that science slowly lost its mind.") will authenticate the existence of psychic phenomena.
Radin creates two categories: the perceiving of objects or events beyond our ordinary sense capabilities and the triggering or influencing of action through mental powers. Radin aims to present simply and clearly the basic elements from science, psychology, and physics that prove the existence psychic phenomena. Given the tacit acceptance of psychic phenomena as "real," why do both government and mainstream science repudiate the claims and the evidence, yet continue to exploit them?
The Conscious Universe challenges our most basic assumptions about reality, those that exist in both the upper echelons of science and in the basic daily interactions. Its a mind-bending exploration of how and what we see. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Radin is a mix of curiosity, scholarship, technical expertise, and sly wit. (New York Times Magazine)
Looking through The Lost Symbol, it seems that the “new” topic that will benefit from “the Dan Brown effect” is Noetic Science. . . . parapsychology researcher Dean Radin is at the Institute of Noetic Science - these “heretical science” topics are likely to generate much debate. (MSNBC's Cosmic Log)
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For an open mind, willing to gloss through the NUMBERS, quantifiable data (the stuff of science that hard nosed skeptics claim they are defending), this will be a wonderful book. Something IS going on, it is still a question of what. The PEAR experiments seem to be especially interesting. Highly recommended.
PS: It seems some quite ok-funded research is going on in Japan, which is at least partially a reason to think that there is a somewhat brighter future here.
Also interesting are the 'field consciousness' studies, using RNGs during events involving large numbers of people focussing on the same thing (e.g., the Academy awards), and his 'pis in the casino' tests, both showing positive results. Interesting facts: Group PK may influence the weather. Psi improves when geomagnetic field fluctuations decrease.Read more ›
- Larry Dossey, MD.
Executive Editor, ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE
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I was hoping that this book would go into more detail about the psychic world and not just talk about experiments.Published 19 months ago by Jennifer Boudreau
Ok, this is one of the worst books I have ever read.
Dean Radin purports to show us that numerous scientific studies have been done that positively show the existence of psi... Read more
This really is a wonderful book, which explains what parapsychologists think about ESP in simple, easy to understand terms. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2003 by Pamela R. Heath
... it's what you do know that ain't so!
I've been seeing conflicting accounts of scientific evidence for psi
for years and years and really was of the mind that there... Read more
I just finished reading this book for the second time. It lives up to the goal, described by the author on the first pages: It proves that Psi exists. Read morePublished on June 9 2003
I think it is so cool that the great Larry Dossy responds to reader reviews. Sometimes the web is just great. Read morePublished on June 6 2003 by chimchimeneychimchimeny
The results of Radin's meta-analysis are certainly impressive if you take them at face value. The problem is just that you can't do it. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003 by Cliente Amazon
First of all, I find it incredible that Dean Radin would give himself 5 out of 5 stars. That is just insanity. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2003