So the first step in bringing the trickster inside is to defeat this organized intent to suppress the truth. Parapsychology must be brought inside the
gates of science and people must be made to realize that their thoughts actually matter so they can take responsibility for them.
Parapsychology (note: most researchers in the field hate that term. Many consider psychology itself to be something of a failure as a science. For
awhile one primary lab called it "anomalous cognition." Nobody knew what that meant except them apparently lol.) is already solidly in the realm of
science. In fact RV proper (not to be confused with the BS other people want to call that) has one of the tightest science protocols around.
It doesn't matter. If it's waterproof, people just use something old (or a lie or something which is both). If it's bulletproof people just ignore
it. I recall some research paper once that was done by a graduate student, he did a study where he went and interviewed scientists in a variety of
fields about their views on parapsychology science. All of them had an opinion. Nearly all of those were negative. All of them openly said that their
opinion was not personal but "as a scientist." And then it turned out that essentially none of them had the slightest familiarity with psi research.
Not a bit of it. So as Joe, they watched something on TV or the movies, came to a decision, and then as Dr. Whatever, opined their opinion about the
science of psi research based on their illuminative education of "the movies."
I used to think that the general public watching TV tended to be dim (but well intentioned usually), and being a science buff I had more respect for
scientists and published research. My opinion on the former was gradually eroded by my exposure to RV, and my efforts the last five years to do truly
enormous amounts of off-work-time reading of nutrition and biological research and related topics has utterly annihilated my respect for the latter.
Now I tend to think that our entire culture is just not ready for it. Maybe in 50 years. Maybe in 100. If enough of us are still around. I don't
think there is anything we are likely to accomplish in today's world that is more than a few individuals worth.
Once people get that through their thick skulls, the second step is to provide people with ways to reach their psychic potential. Awakened
consciousness is the only way to bring the trickster inside. Not to mention, its the only way to address the ticking time-bombs that threaten the
I agree completely. Unfortunately it's not nearly as easy as it sounds. Psychic functioning has an effect most people don't realize: it actually
invalidates our most fundamental belief systems about reality. That means when you first walk into it, or if you're only a dabbler (I mean you as in
'anyone' not you personally), it's all fun and sunny. Get serious enough with it to matter, and the psychology goes to enormous lengths to protect
you, your ego, your sense of identity, your sense of time, your sense of space, your sense of not being responsible for things which if you truly
believe in psi you'd have to accept that on some level you knew and chose to allow/accept/not-prevent, and more. It's overwhelming.
For the number of people I've known who have been 'seriously' introduced to psychic functioning (thousands over the last 19 years), very very very
few are actually able to stay with it. Cognitive dissonance is overwhelming. Mind you, when I say stay with it, I mean stay with doing it properly in
a way that is likely to be worthwhile as data, for more than the fun of their personal experience. The psychology throws every possible alternative
and block in the way it can to get out of the specific [ target / double-blind or solo-blind to the data-focus (preferably the whole target and its
nature, but at least to the data focus) / hard feedback loop] that forces
change in the psychology. Most people after a while decide that they
'need' to let go of one or more of those 3 critical protocol elements. Those three things are required to call anything RV legitimately. So after
that they're just 'viewing' (not Remote Viewing) as slang. Which is fine, and fun. And some targets can ONLY be done as psi not RV because they
lack feedback on the elements in question.
Even when performing it, there's a lot of issues that make it obvious how our culture excludes this, like that nearly all the language we must use
for it ranges from not truly applicable to completely wrong, but we haven't got better words, because we haven't got a better "shared experience"
for the culture to develop a language.
It wouldn't be psychic training that could get through, as a result of all the above.
However if we started with children and actually modified our language to include such concepts, it would probably work. I think Robert Heinlein saw
this eons ago and that's why in Stranger in a Strange Land
, Michael Valentine first taught them another language. Their mind simply had to
have a different way of wrapping around things.
People need to see that science accepts psychic functioning,
Science is a process. The scientific process has been well and repeatedly validated for psychic functioning. Scientists are another story. It is human
culture and scientism and ignorance which does not accept psychic functioning. Your job in fixing those is considerably more complicated and long-term
and that science can help people to develop their psi safely.
1. Safe from what? The only measurable danger in psychic functioning is psychological, and that is individual. Nothing else can protect you from
yourself. Every person who actually has the discipline, fortitude and questionable judgement (ha) to wade into something that directly assaults their
fundamental belief systems about reality is destabilized by it. Everyone. The variable is how well the individuals are able to adapt (constantly,
it's a never ending process) to that turbulence, well and how obnoxious they are in the meantime.
2. There is no measurable development of psi itself, but rather, there is the development of communication elements and the reduction of psychological
3. These are human elements and an art and would not be addressed by science. What science can do, and what science *does* in the whole existence of
legitimate remote viewing protocols, is "exclude" every known avenue for screwing it up that anybody has been able to figure out since psi research
began over a century ago. Many of those ways are very subtle, or secondary. In other words, to use the signal/noise model (although I dislike that, as
it is also used a bit differently in this field to represent some outdated/obsolete/wrong mental models about psi from the 70s), you could say that if
there is any way to amp the signal, it would be individual, personal, possibly metaphysical; science is dedicated to the suppression / exclusion of
known sources of noise. Note: this can also include elements that actually help it look like it is more successful, but for reasons which are not
In order for that to happen, organized pseudo-skepticism, such as that represented by James Randi, needs to be defeated.
He's not a scientist, he's a fraud, and his mentality is the reason some founders (like Mario Truzzi) left PSICOP in disgust. Actually every time I
read a so-called debunking page I am reminded that many of these people while seemingly intelligent in some ways, clearly have such emotional
bias/issues that it makes them into blithering idiots when it comes to evaluative critical thinking. Most debunking stuff (this usually includes
anything in wiki which is very mainstream in that regard) is actually so filled with *intentionally* false stuff that one realizes quickly there's no
point to even wasting your time; it isn't a lack of information they've got.
The center of organized pseudo-skepticism is the JREF Million Dollar Challenge. When its defeated, the world will take notice.
Wow you bought right into that. It is a completely unscientific setup designed solely to allow Randi to control the parameters on the fly with a
never-ending 'out' -- he admitted that to fellow CSICOP founders who certainly mentioned it when they left the org. Randi is wholly unqualified as a
scientist let alone as a scientist with any real expertise in psi research. There are other mentalists who function as skeptics and are a) profoundly
more talented than he ever was and b) have contributed greatly to the tightening of protocol in psi research over the years.
Randi is the venus weather balloon swamp gas of psi science.
The MDC is a trickster prank.
What is MDC?
It can be defeated, but imo only by a large group of experienced long-term meditation experts who are each in the same league as Sean
Harribance or Ingo Swann, who are synched enough to act in psychic unison, and who are determined to defeat the lies of organized
Plenty of occult orders have been working toward that for eons...