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psi phenomena

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Occurrences, events, or actions that have no scientific explanation (e.g., extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and telepathy).
See: parapsychology.
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After more than a century of psi research, parapsychologists have concluded that the psi phenomena produced in controlled environments are not sufficient or intense enough to be accepted as a fact of the natural world or to force a change in the present paradigm.
If psi phenomena did not compromise the stability of the present paradigm, along with the feeling and thinking of the scientific community, probably there would not be any questioning.
Over the history of parapsychology, many calls have been made for the "critical" experiment that would at last allay all doubts about the reality of psi phenomena.
In order to experience or understand more an interconnected timeless and spaceless realm (or "implicate order" to use physicist David Bohm's term), writers, artists, and musicians have used various strategies to alter their ordinary state of consciousness (Cardena & Winkelman, 2011; Iribas, 2000; Iribas-Rudin, 2008), including experiments with table rapping and various automatisms, although they have also experienced ostensible psi phenomena spontaneously.
We now move from consideration of artists as a group to consideration of specific individuals for whom psi phenomena have been an important part of their work, with detailed discussions of the writers Andre Breton and Ted Hughes, and the visual artists Denita Benyshek and Susan Hiller.
The 1911 winner of the Nobel prize for literature, Maurice Maeterlinck of Belgium, was convinced of the validity, of psi phenomena, as was the 1927 winner, French philosopher Henri Bergson, who was a president of the Society for Psychical Research.
However, his experience with ostensible psi phenomena is not so widely known.
Ted's encounters with psi phenomena did not only take place through his mother.
These tragedies may explain, in part, why there are hardly any more reports of psi phenomena during the second half of his life, because he perceived the former, as he himself put it, "as giant steel doors shutting down over great parts of myself, leaving that much less, just what was left, to live on" (Hughes, 2007, p.
Sexuality, including the moans and emissions observed in some seances, has been related to some ostensible psi phenomena (McBeath, 1985).