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What is hypnotic trance? Does it provide unusual physical or mental capacities?
2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Most of the classical notions of hypnosis have long held that hypnosis was special in some way from other types of interpersonal communication and that an induction (preparatory process considered by some to be...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
Question the Premises of Society and Science
Question the ultimate validity of the basic premises of society, in particular, scientific theory. Do not accept concepts or statements as truthful simply due to weight of tradition or learned opinion. The synthesis of these statements is a healthy skepticism...
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
How reliable are things remembered under hypnosis?
This has often arisen as both a legal issue (as in the reliability oftestimony obtained during or after hypnotherapy) and also a social issue(regarding the use of hypnotherapy to establish evidence of early child abuse,for example). It is entirely true that...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
Hypnosis, volition, and mind control.
5.1. Is the hypnotist in control of me? The exact nature of what we experience as 'will' or volition is anage-old philosophical problem that has yet to be resolved by brain scientistsor psychologists. Some aspects of hypnotic responding point out weaknesses...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
An Opinion on Magick
When I decided to write an article on magick I didn’t quite foresee what a difficult subject it was to write about. Magick, (real magick, not the tricks that David Copperfield does) is still considered to be somewhat of a taboo subject. Even in this...
Mystic Sciences >> Magick
Remote Tampering: Declassified SRI Project
An excerpt from "Perceptual Augmentation Techniques, Part One--Executive Summary" by Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ, SRI Project 3183, Final Report, Covering the Period January 1974 through February 1975. RECENTLY DECLASSIFIED BY THE CIA. "The...
Psychic Abilities >> Psychokinesis
Bringing it Down to Earth: A Fractal Approach
'Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.' B. Mandelbrot W e want to think about the future - it's our nature. Unlike other creatures, humans possess an...
Mystic Sciences >> Astrology

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If you lack words for blue and green, do you see them as the same color?
That's what early 20th-century linguists Benjamin Lee Whorf and Edward Sapir argued. In what came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, they proposed that language determines, or at least strongly influences, how human beings think and how they ...
Universal Translators Will Lead to Sex and a Lot of Misunderstandings
While the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis has lost favor with linguists, a diluted version of it does make sense: Language affects certain aspects of our cognitive functioning.
Name that color, baby! Kids recognize colors before they can speak
According to some linguists, language fundamentally affects the way we see and interpret the world around us. This phenomenon is known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, and it was discussed by WNYC's RadioLab show in their episode “Why Isn't the Sky ...
The language problem
The question leads us to linguistic relativity, popularly known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, named after Benjamin Lee Whorf, the US linguist and fire prevention engineer.
Babies Can Categorize Colors Before Learning What They're Called
A long-held theory called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis claims that languages define our perceptions of the world. This theory is widely accepted in various fields of study including psychology, linguistics and anthropology.

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