"If I had my life to live over again, I should devote myself to psychical research rather than to
psychoanalysis," wrote Sigmund Freud to his associate Hereward Carrington. Freud had this lateÂinÂlife
realization, but unfortunately ÂÂ time would not see it to it's fulfillment. Such testimony by the father of
psychoanalysis bears witness to the fact that psychical experiences are indeed central to our lives.
Parapsychology is the branch of psychology concerned with study of extrasensory perception and
psychical experiences. Whereas psychology and psychoanalysis deal with the corporeal man,
parapsychology deals with the spiritual man. This spiritual branch of psychology was known to the Greek
philosopher Aristotle as the science of metaphysics. We are told by him that, "the spirituous body either
undergoes a certain breakdown or, by being out of symmetry, troubles and hampers understanding".
Mental derangement and dulling of the understanding of man is due to changes in the spirit. That academic
psychology would backtrack to seriously consider the hypothesis of the "spiritÂbody" and the metaphysical
nature of man in the 20th century seems absurd. The thrust of parapsychology, however, appears
inexorably driven in the direction where contemporary science, philosophy and religion blend into a single
universal understanding, enabling man to know himself in the fullest context. Today's rebirth of this science
Parapsychologists, metaphysicians and philosophers believe that all life and living matter, as well
as everything we see and know, is composed of electromagnetic energy "frozen" into what we consider to
be solid matter and that space is a continuous source of energy, consciousness and intelligence. Infinite
frequencies of electromagnetic energy interact with every human being and physical entity. All living
matter absorbs this life force of energy and intelligence and radiates it back into space where it cannot be
exhausted. Physicists have discovered that...