Stephen Braude, PhD, served as chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also served as president of the Parapsychological Association. He is author of Crimes of Reason, The Gold Leaf Lady, Immortal Remains, The Limits of Influence, First Person Plural, and ESP and Psychokinesis. He is the recent recipient of the prestigious Myers Memorial Medal awarded by the Society for Psychical Research for outstanding contributions.
Here he points out that psychokinesis is something of a taboo within a taboo – as even parapsychologists have been reluctant to research or discuss the phenomenon, particularly when it occurs on a large-scale. He suggests that so-called primitive cultures may have a better understanding of psychokinesis than in modern societies. He also points out that the experimental method has severe limitations when it comes to studying psychokinesis because it is not possible to isolate the source of psychokinetic manifestations. He recommends studying psychokinesis in natural settings so that it can be better understood in social contexts. He also recommends psychodynamic analysis of psychokinetic manifestations.
(Recorded on September 6, 2015)
Published on September 19, 2015