According to those who have seriously studied paranormal phenomena, telepathy lies at the core of them. Clairvoyance (now often called remote-viewing), precognition, apparitions, 'visits from the dead', etc, all seem to have telepathy underlying them. Though disbelievers still like to claim that there is no evidence for telepathy, there is a mountain of evidence for … Continue reading Telepathy and Dreams
Recently I finished reading Joe Moran's bestselling 2016 book, Shrinking Violets – The Secret Life of Shyness. You might think that I would be jealous of a shyness book that is commercially successful, when my book, The Shyness Guide, being an 'indie' book, is not allowed to compete in that arena. Well, that's not what … Continue reading Shrinking Violets – The Secret History of Shyness by Joe Moran
Dreams are a form of reality. They are real phenomena, just as thoughts and consciousness are real phenomena. Some years ago when I was still working on my novel The Birdcatcher, I read aloud in a writer's group the pages from that book where Chris Stone recounts his dream of flying up the Song Cau … Continue reading Dreams vs Reality | Dreams as Reality
One morning this week I took a break from my own writing to look up the authors John Searle and Mary Dearborn. Searle is said to be a philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in the philosophy of mind and language. He was born July 31, 1932 in Denver, Colorado, so I … Continue reading Why do online Women have no Birthdates?
Because I've been studying dreams since I was a boy, every now and then I think it's time for me to write my own book about dreams. But each time that happens I immediately think of psychologist Robert L. Van de Castle's monumental book, Our Dreaming Mind and I discard the thought. It's a book … Continue reading Robert Van de Castle |Our Dreaming Mind
A few years ago I was involved in a mediation over someone’s long-term motor vehicle accident injuries. Besides the claimant and his lawyer, plus a defence lawyer and myself representing the accident benefit insurer, there was another lawyer representing the tort insurer with respect to the ‘pain and suffering’ claim against the responsible driver. … Continue reading Money vs the Truth |Resisting the new Religion
In his 1977 book, Shyness, psychologist Philip Zimbardo took a long look at shyness. He is the only psychologist, to my knowledge, that has devoted so much of his career and writing to it. I devoted many pages in my book The Shyness Guide to his findings and views. In a Mar 31, 2016 post … Continue reading The New Shyness |Philip Zimbardo
In my October 11, 2017 post I discussed psychologist Elaine Aron's concept of the highly sensitive person. She came to the conclusion that her HSP diagnosis was necessary because of the profound difference in sensitivity among people. There is definitely a sensitive/insensitive divide in us. Dr Aron would caution me to say - 'more sensitive/less … Continue reading Why do insensitive people exist?
When I entered my last year of high school (1965), I had been profoundly alone for seven years. I had no friends and I'd never been on a date. As Dickens said of one of his characters, I was as solitary as a clam. The music of the 1960s changed that. When I heard the … Continue reading Who is Alan Conrad? – 2