First Sight: Esp And Parapsychology In Everyday Life by James C. CarpenterFirst Sight: Esp And Parapsychology In Everyday Life by James C. Carpenter

First Sight: Esp And Parapsychology In Everyday Life

byJames C. Carpenter

Paperback | July 8, 2015

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Often seen as supernatural, unpredictable, illusory and possibly dangerous, ESP, telepathy, clairvoyance and other parapsychological activities are actually happening all the time and help us make sense of everyday experiences. First Sight provides a new way of understanding such experiences and describes a way of thinking about the unconscious mind that makes it clear that these abilities are not rare and anomalous, but instead are used by all of us all the time, unconsciously and efficiently.Drawing upon a broad array of studies in contemporary psychology, the author integrates a new model for understanding these unusual abilities with the best research in psychology on problems as diverse as memory, perception, personality, creativity and fear. In doing so, he illustrates how the field of parapsychology, which, historically, has been riddled with confusion, skepticism and false claims, can move from the edges of science to its center, where it will offer fascinating new knowledge about unmapped aspects of our nature. The author demonstrates that the new model accounts for accumulated findings very well, and explains previous mysteries, resolves apparent contradictions, and offers clear directions for further study. First Sight also ventures beyond the laboratory to explain such things as why apparent paranormal experiences are so rare, why they need not be feared, and how they can be more intentionally accessed. Further study of this theory is likely to lead to a "technology" of parapsychological processes while drastically revising our conception of the science of the mind toward a new science more humane and more replete with possibility than we have imagined in the past.
James C. Carpenter is a board-certified clinical psychologist and parapsychologist and has been in private practice for more than 30 years. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Research Associate at the Rhine Research Center, where he has also served on th...
Title:First Sight: Esp And Parapsychology In Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:502 pages, 8.8 × 5.81 × 1.18 inPublished:July 8, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442213914

ISBN - 13:9781442213913


Table of Contents

PrefaceSection I: A Point of View1: A New Conception Guided by Two Analogies2: A Model and a Theory of PsiSection II: Elaborations of the Model and the Theory3: A Model of the Mind and of the Place of Psi in Mental Functioning4: Psi and Consciousness5: The Vicissitudes of the Extrasensory: To Be Known or Not to Be Known 596: Some Implicit Assumptions That Need to Be Changed7: Psychokinesis: First Sight and First Act 8: Precursors of the Model9: A Reiteration of Essential PointsSection III: Psi and Other Preconscious Processes 10: Psi and Ambiguous or Unconscious Sensory Information11: Psi and Memory: Are the Processes Similar? 12: Psi and Memory: How Do They Affect One Another? 13: Psi and Creativity Section IV: First Sight and Other Research Findings 14: Fear and Psi 15: Extraversion and Psi 16: Other Individual and Situational Factors 17: Two Vexing Problems: Experimenter Effects and Decline Effects Section V: First Sight beyond the Laboratory 18: Ordinary Nonpsychic Experience 19: The More Psychic Person 20: First Sight and Personal Exploration of Psi 21: First Sight in the Consulting Room Section VI: Prospects for Parapsychology 22: Recent Research Pertinent to First Sight 23: Applications of First Sight24: Suggested Directions for Future Research 25: First Sight, Parapsychology, and Other Branches of Science 26: Psi and a New Science of the Mind Acknowledgments References Index About the Author

Editorial Reviews

First Sight surely has a place in the future of parapsychology. . . .[I]t is always impressive, and often intriguing, putting it in a league of its own, but hinting at the possibility that only the more serious and able-bodied academics will take it on. First Sight is handsomely presented; the editing and proof-reading is exceptional, leaving a lot to be desired in other textbooks of the same calibre. It is a top-quality book in more ways than one, and a must for any serious parapsychologist.