Archive for the ‘ESP and other Phenomena’ Category

ESP Cards – A Great Stocking Stuffer

Saturday, November 24th, 2012 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena | No Comments »

I was browsing the Rhine Research Center website and I noticed again that they have ESP Cards for sale. "The set includes a box of 25 cards, a manual written by Dr. Louisa E. Rhine and a packet of ...

IBM and ESP Part Two

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Science Experiments | 1 Comment »

J. B. Rhine always dreamed of building an ESP machine. In an earlier post I talked about how he first wrote IBM about it all the way back in 1938, and they were excited. “There is no question ...

IBM and ESP Part One

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Letters to the Lab, Science Experiments | 1 Comment »

One of the most fun finds I made while going through the Parapsychology Laboratory's correspondence was a 1938 exchange between J. B. Rhine and IBM. Rhine contacted them first. "I am writing you concerning the possibility of adapting the Test ...

News and Articles

Monday, February 8th, 2010 Posted in Books and Publications, ESP and other Phenomena | No Comments »

I think I have The Daily Grail to thank for bringing my attention to a British Journal of Psychiatry report that auditory hallucinations in children may be common and not a sign of mental illness. I've said this before, but had ...

The Dangers of Live TV

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Parapsychology and Popular Culture | 2 Comments »

On Friday night, July 11, 1958, a new tv show debuted on ABC called E.S.P. The reviews were absolutely scathing. "Whatever dignity this 'phenomenon' has enjoyed in the past was quite brutally destroyed on the opening session of the ...

ESP Games and Academic Politics

Sunday, October 18th, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Parapsychology and Popular Culture, People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

In 1939, Rhine learned that the toy company Cadaco-Ellis was planning to come out with a game called Telepathy. The creator was said to be a psychologist named Dr. Ogden Reed. J. B. Rhine suspected and confirmed that Reed was ...

The Sacred Mushroom

Monday, October 12th, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Science Experiments | 3 Comments »

On January 24, 1961, the TV show One Step Beyond aired an episode about ESP and psychedelics which is available on YouTube. I loved hearing the One Step Beyond theme music, and host John Newland using his Ooh-I-Am-Saying-Something-Scary-voice to ...