Read about for some powerful new tools. Using repeated measures, participants performed a computerised precognition test both before and after the intervention either ayahuasca or a non-ayahuasca control session with a matched time interval. Entheogens and exceptional human experience. This body of research illuminates aspects of psychedelic experiences usually obscured or denied in the medical and clinical research and sensationalized in the popular press. I recently used it as a textbook on my Entheogens class at Sofia University, and the students found it quite engaging and informative. Audio of event: Bonnie Camplin in trialogue with Dr David Luke, Senior Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Greenwich and Hypnotherapist Michele Occelli, looking at altered states of consciousness and exceptional human experience, thinking about how perception and reality fold into and out of one another. Chapter 4: Rock art or Rorschach: Is there more to entoptics than meets the eye? In recent years, the psychedelic research seems to be going through a renaissance with promising results in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety in terminal cancer, etc.
He has an uncanny knowledge of the history of these controversial fields and why investigators have rarely brought them together. Cactus of mystery: The shamanic powers of the Peruvian San Pedro cactus Chapter 2: Psychedelic possession: The growing incorporation of incorporation into ayahuasca use. In all five studies, the main hypotheses were confirmed with the exception of lucid dreams, a significant difference between the groups being found only in Studies 3 and 5. A psychonautic scientific trip to the weirdest outposts of the psychedelic terrain, inhaling anything and everything relevant from psychology, psychiatry, parapsychology, anthropology, neuroscience, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, biochemistry, religious studies, cultural history, shamanism and the occult along the way. It might be a bit dense and academic for a casual reader, but for any serious academics who are interested in both parapsychology and psychedelics, this is a must read. This paper investigates the relationship between psychoactive substances and so-called paranormal phenomena falling within the study of parapsychology. The present paper describes a quasi-experimental field study, incorporating 40 participants — 20 participants self-selecting to the ayahuasca group and 20 participants in the control group.
Now that scientific research is resuming, what do psychedelics tell us about the weirder side of human consciousness, and what can be learned from the traditional shamanic practices with these substances? Invited lecture for Funzing, 1001 Café, London, 13th February. I actually read two of the chapters as standalone papers previously. It is, as a scientific book, heavy on references, but amid the unsubstantiated claims and general flimmery that can be found in the psychedelic community, this is welcome. Harry +Potter Search results will contain 'Potter'. The present preliminary study aims to test the hypothesis that the ingestion of ayahuasca can increase performance on a precognition task. It is organized into neurochemical models of paranormal experience section 1 , field reports of intentional and spontaneous phenomena incorporating anthropological, historical and clinical cases, and personal accounts section 2 , surveys of paranormal belief and experience section 3 , experimental research section 4 , and a methodological critique of the experimental research with recommendations for further work section 5.
Daily Grail Publishing, Brisbane, Australia. This body of research illuminates aspects of psychedelic experiences usually obscured or denied in the medical and clinical research and sensationalized in the popular press. Invited talk for the Explorers Club, St Leonards, East Sussex, 30th January. David joined the university in 2008, and is course coordinator for Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience; and Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology on the undergraduate programme. Thus, Coelho was purposefully chosen as the subject of research.
I'm not planning on having a detailed review of this book, but if you think it will be interesting to you based on the summary, you're probably right. Scientist and psychonaut David Luke weaves personal experience and scientific research in this comprehensive exploration of chemically mediated extra ordinary human experiences. This process indicates both the traditional description of passing into a disembodied consciousness while, simultaneously, encountering a new concept we call hyper-embodied consciousness. I'm not planning on having a detailed review of this book, but if you think it will be interesting to you based on the summary, you're probably right. First and third person documents were used for content analysis. Psychedelic substances and paranormal phenomena: A review of the research.
Altered states of consciousness and exceptional human experience. Psychoactive Substances and Paranormal Phenomena Review 9. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. Disembodied Eyes Revisited: An Investigation into the Ontology of Entheogenic Entity Encounters - A Brief Glance at the Truly Forbidden - Snake Eyes - Sentient Entities - Postscript: More Fishy Than the Greenwich Pie n Eel Shop 7. Found this on the new acquisitions shelf of my university library, and I wanted to read some interesting nonfiction to relax. As he admits, the research is very much exploratory in nature, and not very surprisingly there is little repeatable evidence and indeed inherent difficulties as the research subjects often find the required tasks rather boring.
Chapter 6: Disembodied eyes revisited. The paper borrows widely, but by no means exhaustively, from parapsychology as well as transpersonal studies, anthropology, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and neurobiology, particularly neurochemistry. David will speak about how he committed double career hari-kari by fusing two off-limits subject areas in his professional research but discuss the high weirdness he's experienced along the way that makes it all worthwhile - including a near miss with a scalpel wielding psychic surgeon, getting publicly ridiculed by grass, being duped into international travel by a mint plant, discovering dragons in his trouser pocket and encountering elves on a minibus. He is also lecturer on research methods; criminology and forensic psychology; and functional neuropsychology for speech and language therapists. Staring the strange straight in the third eye this eclectic collection of otherworldly entheogenic research delivers a comprehensive and yet ragtaglledy scientific exploration of syanaesthesia, extra-dimensional percepts, inter-species communication, eco-consciousness, mediumship, possession, entity encounters, near-death and out-of-body experiences, psi, alien abduction experiences and lycanthropy. This opens up a wealth of questions as to the reality i. See the for more details.
He has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans and Shivaites, but increasingly has more questions than answers. Surveys of Psychedelic Paranormal Beliefs and Experiences - Surveys of Belief in the Paranormal - Surveys of Paranormal Experiences - Surveys and Out-of-body Experiences - Summary of Survey Research 12. However, Luke maintains that recent advances in the neurosciences, especially brain imagery reserach, provide the means for bold investigators to create new vistas of exploration that will enhace the scientific understanding of human consciousness and its untapped potentials. Chapters 8-14: Psychoactive substances and paranormal phenomena: A comprehensive review. This opens up a wealth of questions as to the reality i. I love reading about altered states of consciousness, so this was basically it.
This body of research illuminates aspects of psychedelic experiences usually obscured or denied in the medical and clinical research and sensationalized in the popular press. David Luke is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich and has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans, and Shivaites. It is possible to read highly regarded texts on consciousenss without encountering any mention of psychedeliic research. A wealth of references, but the readability could be improved and there is some repetition. One of them is now becoming respectable, perhaps even prestigious within mainstream scientific research, while the other is still marginalised. Marcusson-Clavertz Eds , Parapsychology: A handbook for the 21st century.