psychic diagnosis

psychic diagnosis

Paranormal
The rendering of a diagnosis by a untrained person who has been led to the diagnosis by unexplained means. Psychic diagnosis was commonly practised in primitive tribal cultures but is rarely documented in culturally advanced nations.

Psychic diagnosis was meticulously documented with Edgar Cayce (1877–1945), the “sleeping prophet,” whose allegedly high accuracy in diagnosing disease while in a trance defied scientific explanation.
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Anomalous detection, or psychic diagnosis, is reported frequently by healers and psychics.
Vaughan (1974), Shealy (1988), Young and Aung (1997), Mison (1968), and Brier, Savits, and Schmeidler (1974) reported results indicating some correspondences between the psychic diagnoses and medical records of patients, but these correspondences tended to be insufficiently impressive to warrant considering psychic diagnosis as a useful alternate method for diagnosing disease.
It appears that psychic diagnosis relates to perceptions of "information" in and around the person-target, and that these may be difficult to translate into physical diagnoses.
The experimenters told the participants that they were doing an ESP test, adding that the test could stimulate psychic diagnosis abilities in people.
In Kendrick Frazier's introduction to the present book, he notes that this investigation of psychic diagnosis by Hyman et al.
Poltergeists need further investigation, but the evidence on astral wanderings and OBEs suggests fantasy and hallucination, and there is not much that is positive to be said about psychic predictions, psychic detection, dowsing, psychic healing, psychic diagnosis, psychic surgery, or acupuncture as far as providing solid evidence for belief in the reality of psi.