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Author Karolyi, George, author

Title An excursion into the paranormal / George Karolyi
Published Upper Sturt, South Australia : Paranormal Phenomena Research Foundation, [2003]
Upper Sturt, South Australia : Paranormal Phenomena Research Foundation, 2003
printed in Australia by Peacock Publications
[Norwood, S. Aust.] : Peacock Publications


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Description 285 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction and acknowledgements -- 1. The ancients -- 2. Fields and particles -- 3. Waves - relativity - quanta -- 4. In pursuit of the human aura -- 5. Corona discharge photography -- 6. The exact and the probable -- 7. The normal and the paranormal -- 8. Extrasensory perception -- 9. Psychokinesis -- 10. Bioelectric phenomena - biofeedback -- 11. Survival related phenomena -- 12. Parallel universes -- Epilogue -- Appendices
Summary "Paranormal phenomena encompass all phenomena that cannot be explained in terms of currently prevailing scientific knowledge, but which nevertheless can be shown to exist to a high degree of probability by accepted scientific methodology, or which are frequently reported by numerous reliable observers in a consistent way. This book is not an attempt to describe paranormal phenomena in a systematic or comprehensive way. Rather, the book is a description of the author's own selective venture into the field of the paranormal, and presents the author's own results in particular areas. These areas include the human aura, corona discharge photography, extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, survival related phenomena, correlations between bioelectric variables and paranormal abilities, and attempts to enhance paranormal abilities via biofeedback. The book is intended for readers interested in the paranormal, who consider it worthwhile to spend the necessary time and effort in perusing it. The presentation goes beyond being merely descriptive, and aims to provide the reader with quantitative understanding, while attempting to keep the necessary mathematics as simple as practicable. Correspondingly, the body of the text relies solely on arithmetic, while fuller explanations to be found in the appendices rarely go beyond simple algebra. Furthermore, chapters 1,2,3, and 6, aim to provide some basic historical and scientific background for the benefit of those who have no prior scientific grounding, or who welcome a revision of their prior scientific studies. Readers with scientific background may bypass these chapters. The work described in the book covers a period of some 25 years. Much of the work was carried out at the University of Adelaide, in South Australia, where the author was lecturing in electrical engineering for over thirty years. After the author's retirement from that university, the investigations were continued at the Paranormal Phenomena Research Foundation in South Australia, which was specifically established for that purpose." -- dust jacket flyleaf
Subject Parapsychology.
Author Paranormal Phenomena Research Foundation, publisher
LC no. 2004396473
ISBN 1876087765