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Imagery cultivation vs. noise reduction : shamanic-like journeying as a psi-conducive alternative to the Ganzfeld protocol

Storm, Lance and Rock, Adam J 2009, Imagery cultivation vs. noise reduction : shamanic-like journeying as a psi-conducive alternative to the Ganzfeld protocol, Australian journal of parapsychology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 5-31.

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Title Imagery cultivation vs. noise reduction : shamanic-like journeying as a psi-conducive alternative to the Ganzfeld protocol
Author(s) Storm, Lance
Rock, Adam J
Journal name Australian journal of parapsychology
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 5
End page 31
Publisher Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Inc.
Place of publication Gladesville, N.S.W.
Publication date 2009-06
ISSN 1445-2308
Keyword(s) Psychokinesis
Consciousness
Parapsychology -- Research
Mind and body
Shamanism -- Psychology
Psychology -- Experiments
Summary Historically, psi effects have been linked to altered states of consciousness (ASCs; Bem and Honorton, 1994). In this context, arguably the most widely used technique is the Ganzfeld. However, in recent times, scholars (e.g., Alvarado, 1998; Braud, 2005; Scimeca, Boca, and Iannuzzo, 2001) have formulated cogent arguments that cast doubt on whether the Ganzfeld is, in fact, an ASC that is psi-conducive. Consequently, it may prove prudent to investigate other conditions that induce ostensible ASCs that are purportedly psi-conducive, and it would be wise to get feedback from test participants in these states. In this theoretical paper, we propose that psi effects may be enhanced (i.e., strengthened) using a shamanic-like treatment. On that basis, we argue that parapsychologists must go beyond the assumption that psi effects are optimised under conditions that are inherently passive procedures, and foster techniques that require cognitive action from test participants.
Language eng
Field of Research 170103 Educational Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, AIPR
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018556

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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