PROBABLE REASONS WHY
THE PHENOMENA ASSOCIATED WITH PARAPSYCHOLOGY DO NOT LEND THEMSELVES TO
By Harold Van Colle
Most of the
phenomena can be seen to be associated with the survival mechanisms of the
animal kingdom based on instincts --the need for water. Food, awareness of
danger, social structuring, establishing territories.
behaviour is not connected with a thinking process as in humans. Some
evidence for that is the building of nests, dams, tunnels, always in
Some humans have
the sensitivity to latch-on to some animal instincts e.g. dowsing, mental
telepathy etc, but success, as in experiments, is much dependent upon the
ability to set aside the critical faculty during experiments. It seems that
the critical faculty in humans when in operation blocks off access to animal
instincts. Experiments with mental telepathy were conducted for a PhD
(Ernesto Spinelli), the subjects being young children. The youngest group at
around 3 years were highly telepathic, way beyond chance, and it was found
that as older children were involved, so the percentage of "hits"
diminished due, it would seem, to the fact that the older children had a
more developed critical faculty.
It was found, ,in
dowsing for example, that if the dowser is under "test’ (as in an
attempt to prove results scientifically), the pressure in the mind of the
dowser will be affected by the wish to succeed. Any form of guessing will
create a false reaction. It has to be remembered that there is a direct
connection between the mind and the body, as illustrated by experiments in
ideo-motor (automatic) activity, and any form of "expectation"
will lead to a false result.
In the case of
pigeons flying long distances to return to their lofts, dogs and cats
travelling back to their homes, salmon crossing the Atlantic back to the
home rivers, scientists have suggested that the earth’s magnetic field is
the means by which these amazing journeys have been accomplished. It might
be true that in certain instances the earth’s field could be involved (as
in the migration of birds), but it would certainly not explain the accuracy
by which a pigeon, for example, finds its home loft in a house within a row
of terraced houses within a city. During a few years of experimental work I
found impregnation was a feature of psychic phenomena. That objects could be
impregnated by both touch and by thoughts. Pigeons, dogs, cats, and probably
salmon, impregnate their home bases, so that the return home is achieved by
dowsing for themselves, the impregnations being ‘themselves".
in 5) probably have a connection with the impregnation of water, as
associated with homoeopathy and the memory of water.
I have deliberately
offered views in shortened form, but shall be more than happy to hear from any
readers who wish to challenge, question or discuss in greater detail anything I
Harold Van Colle
E-mail - email@example.com
Website - www.pni.org/philosophy