First published in 1974, this groundbreaking volume relates field theory of altered states of consciousness and compares the surprisingly similar views of mediums, mystics, and physicists When renowned psychologist Lawrence LeShan first explored clairvoyance and precognition it shook his belief in everyday reality As a result, it led him to postulate other states of consFirst published in 1974, this groundbreaking volume relates field theory of altered states of consciousness and compares the surprisingly similar views of mediums, mystics, and physicists When renowned psychologist Lawrence LeShan first explored clairvoyance and precognition it shook his belief in everyday reality As a result, it led him to postulate other states of consciousness, which he calls Clairvoyant Reality and Transpsychic Reality Although LeShan was trained in the traditional scientific method, he discovered that these altered realities including the knowledge of future events, the ability to heal from great distances, and other paranormal phenomena operated according to their own laws Filled with mesmerizing case examples, quotations, and observations from LeShan s own personal experience, The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist includes LeShan s essay, Human Survival on Biological Death, where he brings a fresh perspective to the theory of the afterlife A classic guide for the study of parapsychology, readers will be intrigued by this collection of unique ideas A classic in the field, often thought of as the author s best work Author is renowned as a psychologist and a leader in the modern study of mind body interaction
The Medium the Mystic and the Physicist Toward a General Theory of the Paranormal First published in this groundbreaking volume relates field theory of altered states of consciousness and compares the surprisingly similar views of mediums mystics and physicists When renowne
This book deserves a much longer review than I m about to write, and a polished one too, but I m feeling tired, yet if I don t write anything I may never find the time, so here goes The author has done an incredible job of bringing otherwordly stuff to the High Street, so to speak, to the land of those dominated by fear and logic I don t mean to be antagonistic, but if someone is unwilling to consider that the powers that be here on earth do not know it all, they remain stuck, and that s been t [...]
This book complements LeShan s Alternate Realities q.v in discussing the nature of several possible definitions or states of reality It s a great metaphysical ride and far less New Agey than subsequent books on the subject.
The Medium, the mystic, and the physicist was written in 1966, but I didn t find it until 2009 It has held up amazingly well It was my favorite book this year.This book is an investigation of similarities between quantum mechanics and mystical thought.Dr LeShan starts his exploration with a thorough approach He states, If we have learned one thing from science, it is that the atypical case, the unusual incident, is the one that teaches us about all the others LeShan writes about his investigatio [...]
LeShan is doing what he can to bring together in a scientific manner the quantum physical, mystical and the paranormal He makes a case for on going study and he shows how the three often describe the world in very similar ways.
Although originally published in 1966, Lawrence LeShan s very objective study of mediumistic and mystical experience, seen from the perspective of quantum physics, is very much up to date and well worth the read He relies on the results of his own experimentation with psychic healing and in those whom he trained, with corroborating quotations from the greatest mystics and physicists The study of the paranormal in a skeptical world has a heavy burden of proof and he sets himself indefatigably to [...]
From my perspective, this was a groundbreaking book I have long been interested in altered states of consciousness and in clairvoyance, precognition, telepathy, and other phenomena generally grouped under the rubric of ESP It seems to me that there is going on in this universe than we are generally aware or willing to accept Yet a tremendous amount of credible evidence exists to support this contention What I liked about LeShan s approach is that he uses the scientific method Since I am a train [...]
Perhaps the most groundbreaking book I ve ever read.
This is an old one, but had some very good points.