Paperback small octavo, good condition, edges & covers lightly foxed, edgewear, spine label, sticker, owner's rubber stamp. 91 pp. Two prominent parapsychologists report that the distribution of voluntary psi (psychic) abilities within the general population is far from the bell-shaped or 'normal' curve, and that many of the field's strongest experimental outcomes have been obtained in a repeatable fashion because high between-subject variation occurs regarding psi capacity (and whatever properties of physiological organisation and function underlie it). The central strategy advocated is to approach psi indirectly, through intensive study of various altered states of consciousness (ASCs)-strongly associated with psi, both historically and crossculturally. These unusual states of consciousness seem more accessible than psi itself to psychophysiological analysis with a possibility of a solution to the replicability problem.
Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Original edition rebound in brown coated cloth boards, lt. shelf wear. Pages good. Bind solid. Very solid hardcover format. Edward Kelly and Ralph Locke examine prospects for future psi research, early research, major religious traditions, and pre-literate societies. The authors feel that the distribution of voluntary psi abilities within the general population is far from the bell-shaped or normal curve, and that many of the field's strongest outcomes are obtained in a repeatable fashion because variation seemed certain in terms of psi capacity and whatever properties of organization and function might underlie. The central strategy advocated was to approach psi indirectly, through study of various altered states with which it appears to be strongly associated, historically and cross-culturally. These unusual states of consciousness seem more accessible than psi itself to analysis with a possibility of a solution to replication. 91 pages. Few labels, stamps, notation.
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