There is a long history of scientific paranormal research. Most scholars will not hear you publicly admit that they believe in paranormal fear of not being mocked in the scientific circles. But that’s not always the case.
Philosopher and psychologist William James was one of the first researchers to work on various paranormal cases. Respected in his domain as an authority that is still being studied, Caymus remained profoundly skeptical about the morality and paranormal realities. As for Thomas Edison and Freeman Dyson, James cannot be said to be a devout believer in the paranormal, but all three have devoted significant energy and resources to exploring the same, while others have continued their work and have come across a variety of controversial conclusions.
1. Carl Jung synchrony and Scarabey’s bug
The famous psychologist and psychotherapist Carl Jung is best known for his study of the role of archetypes in human consciousness, but he also spent 20 years exploring synchronicity – the belief that events that are not related to a causal link can be linked by meaning. Although this is not considered paranormal in itself, many people believe that this is the basis for contemporary theories that consciousness is the creative force in the universe.
Jung was strongly influenced by the experience with a patient, during which she told her about her dream in which she was given a golden scarab. At that moment something hit the door of his cabinet, and when he opened the door, a golden scarab flew in. He caught the bug and showed her to his patient.
2. Wolfgang Pauli and “macro-psychokinetic” phenomenon
Wolfgang Pauli was a physicist and early pioneer of quantum mechanics. He was also a supporter of Jung’s concept of synchronicity.
The most important thing in our story about him is the fact that Pauli became known by the so-called. “Pauli’s Effect,” according to which people can influence electronics through some kind of “macro-psychokinetic” phenomenon. The effect is his name because several times it has happened to spoil the experimental equipment in his presence. It is said that his friend, the experimental physicist Otto Stern even forbade him to come to his laboratory for fear of not damaging his equipment.
Pauli himself expressed his beliefs in a little esoteric way, saying that he believed in “the existence of relatively permanent parapsychological contents that surplus his personal … All we can do is observe their effect on other people, whose spiritual level and personal unconsciousness essentially affect on the way in which those contents manifested themselves. ”
Basically, Pauli believed in psychokinesis before the name was given to that phenomenon.
3. Anthropologist Margaret Mead believed in supernatural powers
Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist who during most of her career wrote about sexual customs in society. One of her most famous quotes reads: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only way the world has changed.
Controversial in many ways, Meade also belonged to the Anglican Church and strongly believed in the existence of supernatural powers, although people with such abilities called them “highly sensitive”.
4. Parapsychology and Brian Josephson, Nobel Prize in Physics Award
Brian Josephson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has for 40 years studied the relationship between the brain and the paranormal. His controversial research work was caught in the field known as parapsychology.
He argues that quantum intertwining leaves open the possibility for consciousness to influence the phenomenal world through telepathy, telekinesis, and transcendental meditation. The followers of conventional physics largely reject his theories, especially his ideas on water memory and cold fusion.
5. Dr. Fred Alan Wolf: Interweaving the matter with consciousness
Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, whose work was originally influenced by the theories of previous experimental scientists, David Bohm and Carl Pribram, also believed in paranormal connections between matter and consciousness. He has written numerous books and held many speeches and other types of presentation.
Some of his controversial quotes read:
Sufficient things in the way the universe is built up bring to mind the presence of something called a soul. ”
“The soul, which is bodily and therefore not limited by the movements of the phenomenal world, can move faster than the speed of light …
Thus, at the time of death, or in an experience close to death, it is quite likely that the person passes from the phenomenal world – which functions at speeds smaller than the speed of light – in a world that works faster than the speed of light.