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Psychedelomancy: controlled experiments in psychedelic precognition

Psychedelomancy: controlled experiments in psychedelic precognition

Luke, David ORCID: 0000-0003-2141-2453 (2017) Psychedelomancy: controlled experiments in psychedelic precognition. In: Breaking Convention: 4th International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, 31 Jun - 02 Jul 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There is ample data available to indicate that psychedelic ESP (telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition) experiences are quite prevalent. Surveys consistently indicate those reporting ESP experiences are significantly more likely to have used psychedelic substances, with more frequent use associated with a greater likelihood of an experience. With regard to controlled research on the efficacy of psychedelics to induce ESP, there have been only 17 separately published experimental projects that have been conducted, mostly in the 1950-70s. Overall, few firm conclusions can be drawn concerning the induction of genuine ESP with psychedelics from those studies because of the lack of systematically controlled experiments, although, at best, the results suggest a promising line of enquiry. After a long hiatus research is now resuming with better methodology and this paper reports on 4 recent experiments by the author/speaker exploring precognition in controlled experiments following the ingestion of a psychedelic agent, specifically ayahuasca (N=20), 2 x San Pedro cactus (N=1, N= 14) and LSD (N=13).

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: psi, psychedelic, precognition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 12:01
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25609

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