The ESP Enigma

The ESP Enigma

The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena

Book - 2009
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A revolutionary scientific explanation of psychic phenomena and the nature of human consciousness.

Although much is now known about the brain, relatively little has been determined about where consciousness comes from: What is the source of the "I" in our internal monologue? How does something as nonmaterial as consciousness arise from something material like the brain? Dr. Diane Powell, a Johns Hopkins-trained neuroscientist, has brilliantly reassessed the meaning and nature of consciousness by exploring research on the workings of psychic phenomena.

Over the past few decades several well-designed and rigorously supervised experiments have documented the existence of telepathic interconnection, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and out-of-body experiences. Mainstream science has largely ignored these data because they all defy the traditional model of consciousness as being solely the product of brain chemistry.

Building from these experiments, Powell constructs a new theory of consciousness. I ntegrating concepts from physics, neuroscience, and other disciplines, she offers an insightful and intriguing explanation of ESP, provocatively claiming that the existence of psychic abilities expands our understanding and appreciation of consciousness. Psychic abilities are also consistent with findings in modern physics: For example, psychokinesis implies that consciousness is a type of force field, while precognition suggests that the past, present, and future exist concurrently.

Eye-opening in its conclusions and exciting in its implications, The ESP Enigma will challenge your preconceived notions and expand your mind.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., c2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780802716064
Branch Call Number: 133.8 POW
Characteristics: 279 p. :,ill


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Oct 21, 2011

Since I had a severe fever at the age of six, I have had numerous experiences with astral travel and premonitions. Many things about my special gifts have been mysterious and isolating. This book is the absolute best read about such things that I have ever read and believe me I have read so many looking for answers. Well done Diane - you have so impressed me.

Jul 20, 2010

I really liked this book. It gives a nice overview of some of the concepts from Quantum physics and super string theory in easy to understand language. I enjoyed the scientific background and that the author clearly states when she is giving an opinion versus a fact. A worthwhile read that I hope more people will pick up.

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