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Quantitative analysis of research mediums' consious experiences during a discarnate reading versus a control task : a pilot study

Rock, Adam J and Beischel, Julie 2008, Quantitative analysis of research mediums' consious experiences during a discarnate reading versus a control task : a pilot study, Australian journal of parapsychology, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 157-179.

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Title Quantitative analysis of research mediums' consious experiences during a discarnate reading versus a control task : a pilot study
Author(s) Rock, Adam J
Beischel, Julie
Journal name Australian journal of parapsychology
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 157
End page 179
Publisher Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Inc.
Place of publication Gladesville, N.S.W
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 1445-2308
Keyword(s) research medium
discarnate read
Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI)
phenomenology
mediumship
Summary Mediums claim to be able to report accurate and specific information about the deceased loved ones (termed discarnates) of living people (termed sitters) even without any prior knowledge about the sitters or the discarnates and in the complete absence of any sensory feedback. Despite recent proof-focused experimental research investigating this phenomenon (e.g., Beischel & Schwartz, 2007), no published studies have attempted to quantify the phenomenological effects of discarnate readings. The aim of the present study was, thus, to investigate experimentally the phenomenological differences that arose psychologically in accordance with the demands of a discarnate reading task versus a control task. Seven mediums were administered counter-balanced sequences of a discarnate reading and control condition. The discarnate reading condition consisted of a phone reading including questions about a discarnate where only a blinded medium and a blinded experimenter were on the phone. The control condition consisted of a phone conversation between the medium and the same experimenter in which the medium was asked similar questions regarding a living person s/he (i.e., the medium) knew. Mediums’ phenomenology during each condition was retrospectively assessed using the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI). Phenomenology associated with the discarnate reading condition appeared to be significantly different from phenomenology associated with the control condition. Future research might use the PCI to address whether the phenomenology reported by mediums during discarnate readings is quantitatively different from their experiences during psychic telepathy readings for the living.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, AIPR
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017648

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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