psychokinesis


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Related to psychokinesis: parapsychology, telepathy

psychokinesis

 [si″ko-kĭ-ne´sis]
the postulated production or alteration of motion by directed thought processes.

psy·cho·ki·ne·sis

, psychokinesia (sī'kō-ki-nē'sis, -nē'zē-ă),
1. The influence of mind on matter, as the use of mental "power" to move or distort an object.
2. Impulsive behavior.
[psycho- + G. kinēsis, movement]

psychokinesis

(sī′kō-kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-)
n. pl. psychokine·ses (-sēz) Abbr. PK
The production or control of motion, especially in inanimate and remote objects, purportedly by the exercise of psychic powers.

psy′cho·ki·net′ic (-kə-nĕt′ĭk, -kī-) adj.
psy′cho·ki·net′i·cal·ly adv.

psy·cho·ki·ne·sis

, psychokinesia (sī'kō-ki-nē'sis, -nē'zē-ă)
1. The influence of mind on matter, as the use of mental "power" to move or distort an object.
2. Impulsive behavior.
See: phenomenon
[psycho- + G. kinēsis, movement]
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At a meeting of the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences I said to him, "Sir John, what you are saying is that we move our body by psychokinesis," and he agreed.
After the 32 trials participants were again asked the question regarding belief in psychokinesis. In addition they were asked the following: (a) How many trials do you think there have been?
The third factor was named "Psychokinesis" (PK), with items related to concepts such as ievitation or the movement of objects using the mind.
News of the Princeton group's experiments spread quickly worldwide, among people interested in paranormal phenomena, including psychokinesis and various forms of extrasensory perception.
"Anomalous Cognition and Psychokinesis Research in European Labs", by Patrizio Tressoldi and Michael Duggan, describes psi research in the European continent from Iceland to Russia.
Telekinesis (or psychokinesis) is the mental ability to move, affect or influence an object without physical force but using mental power alone.
Parapsychology is the study of conscious experiences including extrasensory perception (ESP: telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) and psychokinesis (PK: interaction of mind and physical matter) that are described as paranormal or anomalous because they appear to transcend our current understanding of physical laws.
ANOMALOUS PERTURBATION (AP): A form of interaction with matter in which all known physical mechanisms are absent; that is, some individuals are able to influence matter by an as yet unknown process; also known as psychokinesis (PK).
The term psychokinesis (PK) covers a wide spectrum of putative psi phenomena, ranging from metal bending, poltergeists, and table levitations, to distant influence on human physiology, animal activity, or plant growth.
While describing the psychokinesis (PK) that would seemingly be required for levitation, he offers an example of what he considers "a very normal type of PK [...] which occurs whenever our minds affect our own bodies" (p.
Physicist York Dobyns' chapter, up next, reports on work done at the famous Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory, on both remote viewing and psychokinesis (I will confine my comments to the latter, for brevity's sake).
He then goes on to point to the parasites as responsible for much of the activity, although the movements we would label psychokinesis he explains as "the result of cross-world interaction that disrupts the physical laws we know" (p.