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Atheists have fewer paranormal experiences

(This is the second in a series of short reports looking at the results of a Paranormal Survey I conducted in July 2014.)

Questioned about their belief in a deity associated with an organised religion, the 2,524 people who took part in the survey fell into three main groups: believers, who thought such a deity definitely […]

By |September 3rd, 2014|Paranormal research, The Paranormal|Comments Off on Atheists have fewer paranormal experiences

Paranormal experience posts are on their way

I’m putting the final touches to a series of blog posts recounting people’s weird experiences, which I have gleaned from my recent paranormal survey.

Watch this space.

By |September 2nd, 2014|Paranormal experiences|Comments Off on Paranormal experience posts are on their way

Paranormal survey results

If you’re one of the 2,541 people who took part in the survey, thank you so much. And special thank you to those who took the trouble to describe your paranormal experiences in detail. Over the coming weeks I’ll be writing a series of short reports looking more closely at different issues. For now, though, […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Paranormal research, The Paranormal|Comments Off on Paranormal survey results

Speaking in tongues

‘A Case of Xenoglossy Under Hypnosis’ by Ohkado Masayuki and Okamoto Satoshi (in EdgeScience, the journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration, February 2014)

A Japanese dietician, ‘Rasa’, who sought the help of a hypnotherapist with personal problems recalled a past life as Rataraju, the chief in a village in Nepal, and spoke several sentences in […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Paranormal research|Comments Off on Speaking in tongues

Prevalence of near-death experiences

Wisdom of Near Death Experiences: how understanding NDEs can help us to live more fully, by Penny Sartori (Watkins Publishing, 2014)

As a nurse working in intensive care, Sartori encountered many people who had been resuscitated. This book summarises her own and others’ research into near death experiences (NDEs), including well-documented cases where the person was […]

By |July 9th, 2014|Paranormal research|Comments Off on Prevalence of near-death experiences

US toddlers recall past lives

Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives, by Jim B Tucker (St Martin’s Press, 2013)

Many documented cases of apparent reincarnation result from the ‘spontaneous recall’ of past lives by children in Asian societies (Burma, Thailand, India), where belief in an afterlife is widespread. In this book (the result of 10 years’ […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Paranormal research|Comments Off on US toddlers recall past lives