The Weiler Psi

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

Why Is Psi so Elusive in Scientific Testing?


In the most robust test of psychic ability, the autoganzfeld, it is typical to get a right answer approximately 32-33% of the time when chance is 25%.  So around 8% … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · 12 Comments

My Life as a Schizotypal Personality


I know, it sounds like I have a mental problem.  Schizotypal sounds so much like schizophrenic, but it’s not.  I am genetically similar to schizophrenics, but with some major differences.  … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 76 Comments

Understanding Reductionist vs. Holistic Thinking


Reductionist thinking rules the world.  Without it, technology and the progress that comes with it would not have occurred and we would have very little in the way of sciences.  … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · 11 Comments

Psychics in Sci-Fi: A Quick Look at Three Examples


Science fiction is one of the few areas of mainstream literature where psychic ability regularly plays a role.  As I have gotten to be somewhat of an expert about psychics … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · 4 Comments

The Logic of Psychically Based Rational Thought


The title is a mouthful, but actually this topic is fairly straightforward.  What is the thinking of psychic people like?  To the skeptic and logically minded people, we seem to … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 9 Comments

What Is It Like To Be Psychic?


This innocent question sounds like such an easy one to answer and yet each time that someone asks me, it leaves me stuttering and mumbling a sort of half reply … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · 53 Comments

Psychic People: The Last Quiet Minority


In my studies of psychic people I have come to understand that we are a minority group with the same pressures and problems of other minorities. This is important because … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · 10 Comments

Psychic Ability and Magnetic Fields


Many years ago I was involved with the New Age movement and specifically psychic healing.  At that time I learned the concept of Chakras, spinning centers of energy located in … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · 9 Comments

The Cost of Media Bias Against Psychics: Bullied Children


Gawd, do I hate bullies; even watching film depictions of bullying makes my blood boil.  Having the media fan the flames of bullying with ill advised skeptically biased articles demeaning … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · 10 Comments

What the Heck is Orgone Energy?


I’ll be quite honest, I don’t know how much to make of this, but it is weird and interesting and I have a funny feeling that there is something to … Continue reading

July 4, 2011 · 3 Comments