The Problems Religious Fundamentalists havewithParapsychology | Christopher Senn

Christopher Senn is a PhD Candidate concentrating in the History of Religions in America and the History of Gnosticism, Esotericism, and Mysticism. Current research focuses on using comparative methodology to examine the historical precedents of parapsychology research.

Summary: The bi-hemispheric model of the brain shifts the focus away from supernatural entities entirely and centers the discussion of paranormal occurrences on the human. While this position has been regarded with suspicion by many religious authorities in Abrahamic traditions – as it negates that such happenings are evidence of God, demons, or any corresponding status – it does offer a way to reframe the discussion within a scientific context, which is where parapsychologists can thrive.


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Published on February 18, 2023