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Originally posted by argentus
reply to post by crudos
Just an FYI
I did a little investigating, and there is an ebook for sale by the same author on the OP's linked website. However, the link is for a free download .pdf see here.
Same title, same author -- Samuel Sagan, M.D. I'm guessing that the linked free download is an earlier version of the ebook they are selling.
Took a bit of digging to discover that...... I thought the same thing as you at first.edit on 24/3/11 by argentus because: (no reason given)
---Taboos are not good in science, science rests on "informed consensus" and if it is constrained then good conclusions cannot be reached, and also reporting distortions will exist. (ie. journalists will not cover it.
This reinforces the taboo.)
---in reality, this is not first its the fifth, and the previous four which you guys can find out very quickly about due to the nice google scholar engine, four other's published, three of which are in main stream medical journals, of which all four of the previous MRI studies are successful.
Have you ever heard of them? No! But this one that turns out to be not quite as unsuccessful as they claim, this one you do hear about.
---There are scientific tests that have been controlled. One place to look, scientific oversight panels, and their conclusions:
During the Cold War there were 4 open reviews and a number of classified reviews. What happens when you take proponents, skeptics, people in the middle and bring them together for a week or so to review the evidence, what do the conclude?
In four studies done:
1981-Congressional Research Service
1985-Army Research Institute
1987-National Research Council
1989-Office of Technology Assessment
All concluded something interesting was going on.
For example, review of the "remote viewing" evidence for the CIA 1995, just as the classified program was becoming unclassified:
Jessica Utts, Prof. of Statistics, UC Davis (she is a world renowned methodologist besides being a statitician, one would think she knows what she is talking about)
Her conclusion was: Using the standards applied to any other area of science, it is concluded that psychic functioning has been well established. Ray Hyman, Prof. of Psychology, University o Oregon, very well known skeptic His conclusion was: -free of methodological weaknesses. -effect sizes...are too large and consistent to be dismisses as statistical flukes. Jessica and Ray disagreed about what to call this.
---130 years of increasingly sophisticated methods, effects do not disappear under scrutiny. Back to the original MRI study, you can get results from an MRI study: WHY DIDNT YOU LEARN THIS IN COLLEGE?
---individuals vary, and studies vary in results. But effects are real and even small effects are statistically real in science. He then goes on to talk about two specific examples, a series of studies down about breast implants and connective tissue disease, and aspirin preventing heart attacks. The results were very small but measurable, ie. less than .00% result found in the breast implant and connective tissue disease, but still it was found to be real, therefore these implants were removed from the market. And Aspirin, which prevents heart attacks, but the effect size is really tiny, .03%, but still real enough for Bayer Aspirin to get approval from the FDA to say this and sell aspirin to prevent heart attacks.
Random chance is, they will choose the right one 1/4 times.
The chance of getting it right is 1/4. Places ranging from Harvard University, McGill University, Montreal, University of Leningrad, Cambridge University and many others have done this kind of study since 1920's.
The cumulative results of about 3,145 such sessions in in 25 labs is: chance is about 25%, the actual hit rate is about 32%. This is all studies combined, typically of college sophomores, people who are available and interested. But if you look at special populations in particular (creative populations, siblings, high openness, previous experience) the studies that narrow this done have found that their hit rate is not 32%, but its actually 65%.
Originally posted by pellian
The very first night I tried this i had a very different type of dream which i had not had before. the content doesn't mean anything but i digress. The day After i notice that sometimes my awareness would shift and my vision seems different for a moment. i thought that this is really cool. i do the exercises again soon after. same thing at night. I see colors and shapes that follow my vision. These were there if I closed my eye in complete darkness or opened them in the very dim light of my room. These seemed to be objects of some sort that gave off a dim glow and had a woven pattern.
As I practiced it sounds really crazy But I think that these exercises created some sort of energy that attract astral forms. One night I woke up and saw this thick rope strung from my window sill to the door. at the moment i knew what it was. I made the mistake of touching this animal or thing and felt a jolt like electricity. I was definitely awake I immediately felt very sick and had chills all over my body.
I continued the exercises two weeks later i was really close to sleep and a blue ring of light that fluttered like a butterfly came into my room. I turned on the light and the ring persisted of about a second after and I again felt a sting i my side and the same chills. I assure that I am not dreaming and fully awake.
If this is not some crazy hallucination then whatever I have been doing is either lighting me up like a porch light to attract moths or these entities are coming through to this world via my consciousness. A hallucination cannot affect you physiologically to make a shock effect. I also have noticed that when did the exercises something seems to materialize in my room. The way this thing or object would materialize is that it would appear like it was a different refractive index like the air. I would also see entities that looked like this right after I wake up. I have even noticed small feathers falling down in my room.