The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena

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A revolutionary explanation of the link between psychic phenomena and how human consciousness works.

Dr. Diane Powell, a prominent Johns Hopkins–trained neuropsychiatrist, examines the evidence for many types of psychic phenomena, from telepathy and precognition to psychokinesis, and finds several well-designed and rigorously supervised studies that prove the existence of some psychic phenomena. The fact that psychic abilities are stronger among prodigies, autistic savants, and some people who are bipolar or have suffered certain brain injuries has led to brain-imaging and other research that can explain which parts of the brain are dominant in psychics and mystics. Dr. Powell proposes a new paradigm for consciousness that would explain psychic phenomena, such as how the mind of a mystic or psychic could have an organizational effect on the physical world. Grounded in decades of reliable scientific research, The ESP Enigma establishes a common ground among psychic phenomena believers and skeptics.

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Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D., is a former member of a think tank on consciousness at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. She lives in Los Angeles and Medford, Oregon.

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“A cogent argument offering many striking examples of the power and potential of the unconscious... Powell's theory of consciousness seeks to resolve some of these mysteries.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Psychic power has had trouble gaining scientific respectability, but Powell makes a game effort to propose serious consideration of its existence. ... Not about to compromise her credibility by claiming that mind power can levitate tables, Powell adheres to the possibility that human consciousness might affect matter at the quantum mechanical level. Incorporating Powell's knowledge of neuroscience, this work should appeal to those open to the idea that ESP exists.” ―Booklist

“The wonderful syntheses of the declassified information from the Cold War era, case reports, and the burgeoning information arising from physiological studies with new brain-scanning techniques makes for an intriguing discussion of the process of consciousness. Throw in Dr. Hennacy Powell's conceptual physics knowledge and how it connects to consciousness and the Mobius mind, and an incredible provocative argument emerges for collective consciousness... Few authors in the field of consciousness research have the depth and breadth to present the larger view that Dr. Hennacy Powell offers with such eloquence.” ―Association of Humanistic Psychology Journal

“In this extraordinary book, we find a renaissance in the understanding of consciousness, mind, and nature, and a whole new map of the continents of possibility that we had suspected but had rarely inhabited. Beautifully written, richly insightful, The ESP Enigma will surprise readers with joyous discoveries as they are educated into new ways of being.” ―Jean Houston, Ph.D., author of A Passion for the Possible

“Refreshingly clear, scientifically accurate, up to date, and comprehensive, this book shatters conventional beliefs about the nature of the mind and reality itself.” ―Dean Radin, Ph.D., author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds

“In this provocative book, Diane Powell has proposed a model of the mind that draws from chaos theory, superstring theory, and various other sources to explain the ‘ESP Enigma.' The result is a tour de force that is more comprehensive and persuasive than anything I have read in years.” ―Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., co-author of Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them

“Finally, scientists and laymen alike have a clear and compelling introduction to the controversial world of contemporary psychic and consciousness research. Dr. Powell's The ESP Enigma is destined to become a classic in the field.” ―Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., author of The Energy Healing Experiments

The ESP Enigma will help open people's minds not only to accept what they can't explain but also to learn what is already known about ESP. If we spent more time and money exploring our inner world, we would better understand the mysteries of life.” ―Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul

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