The Weiler Psi

Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics

Need-Based Psychic Ability Appears to be Strongest Type

David Metcalfe and I have just finished our third Evolver Webinar session with guests Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Volden and I have been struck by some interesting observations.  The … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 17 Comments

Science and Psychic Healing: Bill Bengston Nails It

Of all the forms of psychic ability, including precognition, telepathy, clairvoyance and psychokinesis, none is quite as ubiquitous, well known or well documented as psychic healing, a.k.a. the placebo effect, … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 23 Comments

A Call For an Open, Informed Study of All Aspects of Consciousness by Etzel Cardeña

Hat tip to Billy Mavreas for the link. It’s extremely heartening to see this.  Etzel Cardeña,Professor of Psychology at Lund University in Sweden, where he directs CERCAP, the Center for … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Why I Chose My Webinar Guests and Why They Matter

A few months ago, after the controversy at TED had died down, I was approached by Ken Jordan of Reality Sandwich about doing a webinar series which will be starting … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 13 Comments

The Not-So-Hard Problem of Consciousness

Consciousness is called “The Hard Problem” which Prof. David Chalmers of the University of Arizona explains: (Chalmers is not a materialist.  jfly has explained his position more clearly in the … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 27 Comments

Ugly, Hateful Bias from the Mainstream Press

The New Republic carried this headline on one of their articles: Pseudoscientist Rupert Sheldrake Is Not Being Persecuted, And Is Not Like Galileo by Jerry Coyne.  My jaw dropped.  It’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 42 Comments

A New Paradigm: The Growing Rejection of Psi Skepticism

This has been a heck of a year in terms of psi and controversy.  And the year isn’t quite over.  It seems to be the year things have begun to … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 36 Comments

Rhine Research Center Fundraising Event

The Rhine Research Center is one of the few places in world dedicated to the study of experimental parapsychology and consciousness research. It offers a variety of educational programs and … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wikipedia: Adult Supervision Required (not incl.)

This is part of a series of articles on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia Battle for Rupert Sheldrake’s Biography The Wikipedia Skeptics Problem ____________________________________________________ Here we are two weeks into working on … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 17 Comments

The Wikipedia Skeptics Problem

This is the second in a series of blog posts:  Please see: The Wikipedia Battle for Rupert Sheldrake’s Biography.   Rupert has also posted on this:  (here.)  Sandy has written … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 15 Comments