The Invisible Picture: A Study of Psychic Experiences

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9780899500157: The Invisible Picture: A Study of Psychic Experiences

Long among the foremost figures in parapsychological research, Dr. Rhine has at last provided a report on her over forty years of investigations into the apparently psychic experiences of an enormous variety of ordinary people. This magnificent book is the most comprehensive and summary study of anecdotal evidence for the existence of psychic phenomena ever published. No serious book collection on the subject, no matter how small, can lack this long-awaited title. The author discusses the numerous case histories in plain language. With the experience developed during a long career, she then is able to sort them into types an important advance for researchers and teachers noting such features as the form in which extrasensory information was perceived and the mental processes that seem to have been involved. Most of the chapters are devoted to specific phenomena, such as general ESP, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, precognition and contact with survivors. Dr. Rhine s findings bring to light many new human interconnections and offer a wealth of new directions for laboratory-based work. Results of her study were found to be entirely consistent with the findings of laboratory research. In addition, they give a fascinating picture of the psychic element in human nature that has been painted on no other canvas. An extensive list of references in appended. There are five tables and a thorough index."

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The late Louisa E. Rhine was the author of several books, including two published by McFarland. She and her husband J.B. Rhine were the primary developers of parapsychological research in the 20th century, first at Duke University, then independently.

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very readable...intriguing...an air of the mystery story. Essential for anyone interested in parapsychology Library Journal; requires of the reader no specialized knowledge...Rhine s persistent and often rewarding efforts to find consistency in diverse material give the book great value Choice; very important studies Parapsychology Review; vividly descriptive Fate; commended...compelling reading The Christian Parapsychologist; extremely interesting...many thoughtful and provocative conclusions...scrupulous integrity JASPR; rigorous research The Institute For Religious Psychology; contains a wealth of illustrative experiences...the conclusions drawn and the reasoning behind these conclusions are what makes this book so important Theta; uncompromisingly thorough...illuminates the process of science as much as the nature of the phenomena itself...valuable for its insight into the process of the phenomena as well as its insight into the process of the research. As history and as treatise it is of the best we have...an excellent introductory educative tool and a classic reference work MPRI Newsletter; exciting and provocative...there is enough food for thought here to engage any inquiring mind, and I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in human beings Gertrude Schmeidler, psychology professor, City College, CUNY."

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