Parapsychology is the branch of psychology that attempts to objectively study the paranormal (or metapsychic). Poor stepchild of the scientific world, that doesn’t see with good eye of research a field that escapes its grasp, it carries the heavy responsibility of a paradigm shift that its own achievements makes increasingly necessary.
Parapsychology’s difficulties as to its development and acceptance mainly concern the scarcity of phenomena observed and their non-reproducibility, consequences of ignorance of the fundamental relationship between Eros and psychic abilities. This report is itself hardly compatible with the dominant scientific paradigm that aims to reduce love and sex to a simple case of reproduction or pleasure. Research is heavily penalized and the vicious circle continues.
As long as our society hasn’t set love back to its primary function and the transcendent dimension to its natural place, it will be impossible to escape the shackles of both materialist rationalism and religious formalism, both having used this chance to gain hegemony. In the Middle Ages, the Church condemned supernatural phenomena as the work of the devil. In the middle of the nineteenth any research on metapsychics was banned by the Academy of Medicine. These are probably the historical reasons why parapsychology is particularly developed in France.
His scientific detractors accuse him of not being able to prove the existence of its own object, psi phenomena. They also accuse the subjects or investigators. Cases where supervisors found no bias or subterfuge are simply ignored or discarded apriori under the label of quackery. Some of these criticisms are perfectly justified when looking at bad research protocols or naive beliefs, but they are also likely to discourage researchers.
As noted Jung, the reductionist axiom states that a phenomenon that can’t be explained by the laws of matter can’t in any case, exists. This is clearly a fallacy: electrical phenomena didn’t wati for the electron’s discovery to exist.
The need to deny the paranormal is clearly based on the frustration induced by the deficiency in psychic abilities. It is difficult to admit that a part of reality remains inaccessible to science as well to the majority of individuals. These critics seem meaningless to people who were able to develop their extrasensory perception and experienced the appropriateness of its messages.
This results in a cleavage of the population, about half of the people believing in the existence of these phenomena, and the other denying it. The percentage of mediums is itself small, fact to which the Evolutionary Ecopsychology could soon remedy.
The work done by parapsychologists in order to rehabilitate the paranormal doesn’t lose its worth. The ultimate goal is to convince the scientific community of the reality of psi phenomena, whether extrasensory perception or psychokinesis.
A higher number of mediums in the population will increase duplication and silence sterile critics. Incredulous scientists will likely have to accept the reality of a dimension of the universe obscured by the materialistic reductionism, as time will pass by. Religious people inimical towards paranormal will meanwhile rethink their notion of miracles and accept this unwelcome competition.
Make revisions to both the scientific and the religious paradigm, despite the fierce resistance that is sure to arise. The references below are there to partake in the main achievements of modern parapsychology – modern in that observations and research has been carried out throufh sufficiently rigorous protocols framework to be taken seriously …