However, psychic diagnosis or the ability to tell what the illness of a person is without any medical instrument or laboratory test can be done by ordinary individuals who never had any demonstrable psychic ability before that.
So I decided to make her the subject of the psychic diagnosis I learned in the seminar.
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.
Participants, who were clustered as psychics and nonpsychics, performed trials of psychic diagnosis. Although neither group obtained highly significant results, we found high variability in a positive direction for the psychics and in a negative direction for the nonpsychics (p <.05).
The experimenters told the participants that they were doing an ESP test, adding that the test could stimulate psychic diagnosis abilities in people.
I myself have done several psychic diagnosis
with great success, but I couldn't tell how I did them.
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.