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"If I had my life to live over again, I should devote myself to psychical research rather than to psychoanalysis," wrote Sigmund Freud to associate Hereward Carrington. Freud had this late-in-life wish, but alas -- time would not grant its fulfilment. Such testimony by the eminent father of psychoanalysis bears witness to the fact that psychical experiences are indeed central to our lives.

Parapsychology is the branch of psychology concerned with study of extrasensory perception and psychical experiences. Whereas psychology and psychoanalysis deal with the corporeal man... parapsychology deals with the spiritual man. This spiritual branch of psychology was known to the Greek philosopher Aristotle as the science of metaphysics. We are told by him that, "the spirituous body either undergoes a certain breakdown or, by being out of symmetry, troubles and hampers understanding"... mental derangement and dulling of the understanding of man is due to changes in the spirit. That academic psychology would backtrack to seriously consider the hypothesis of the "spirit-body" and the metaphysical nature of man in the 20th century seems absurd. The thrust of parapsychology, however, appears inexorably driven in the direction where contemporary science, philosophy and religion blend into a single universal understanding, enabling man to know himself in the fullest context. Today's rebirth of this science is Parapsychology.

Although study of the field of Parapsychology is relatively new, its principles had their birth in ages long since turned to dust and decay. Today we all have a chance to learn about the field of Parapsychology and understand and appreciate its significance in our lives.

A Complete Course in Parapsychology offers the basic theories, principles and histories of phenomena involving: Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Hypnosis and Sensory Awareness, Psychometry (Psychoscopy), Psychokinesis, Dermo-Optics, Radiesthesia, Spiritual Healing, Aura and Mediumship. Also covered in the study are actual case histories, laboratory experiments, practical home applications and comprehensive conclusions to cover all such phenomena.

As you continue in your studies, you will observe that all parapsychological phenomena have a fundamental relationship to each other, and that there is one important foundation to the whole structure of Parapsychology.

Parapsychologists, metaphysicians and philosophers believe that all life and living matter, as well as everything we see and know, is composed of electromagnetic energy "frozen" into what we consider to be solid matter and that space is a continuous source of energy, consciousness and intelligence. Infinite frequencies of electromagnetic energy interact with every human being and physical entity. All living matter absorbs this life force of energy and intelligence and radiates it back into space where it cannot be exhausted. Physicists have discovered that energy as matter and energy as radiation is interchangeable.

Everything radiates energy. We radiate our own electromagnetic force field into the universal field of radiating energy that is all about us. Sensitivity to, and detection of, these force fields constitute extra sensory perception and psychokinetic effects. Clairvoyance, Hypnosis, Psychometry, Dermo Optics, Radiesthesia and Mediumship act as decoders and pick up energies from surrounding (and in some cases) distant radiations. The phenomena of Psychokinesis, Aura and Spiritual Healing act as encoders and send out radiating energies. The phenomenon of Telepathy serves as a dual energization of both detecting and sending such radiations.

The scope of our perception and psychic "power" force depends on what we perceive and what we send to others through space in the form of physical and metaphysical energies.

Advanced study reveals that perception beyond the normal sensory field of man is the source of ESP and PK ability. Doubtless this form of perception can also be credited with the numberless mystical and extrasensory experiences, as well as man's creative and scientific accomplishments. The time has come to accept the existence of metaphysical phenomena as a significant reality for man.

Carl Jung was convinced of the existence of metaphysical phenomena. In his writings there are many references to the "soul" or the non-corporeal man. It is startling to realize that these force fields have been photographed. Thus, attesting to the fact that man has a corporeal and a non-corporeal being. That is to say, man has one body that we can see and one that we cannot "see." It is this unseen body that is the basic concern of those who devote their lives to the study of parapsychology. The lack of understanding exists because man's greatest shortcoming is his fear of anything that he cannot or will not fully comprehend.

Many psychic experiences, common to all of us, go unrecognized, drowned out by the noises of civilization and mass indifference. And yet, the benefits of such knowledge are limitless. The whole purpose of study into the generally unknown



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