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Mind to Mind (Studies in Consciousness) Paperback – November 1, 2001
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to reissue classical metaphysical texts in their
new series, Studies in Consciousness/Russell Targ
Editions. Mind to Mind, originally written by
telepathy researcher Rene Warcollier, is one of
the first classics chosen for the series.
Ingo Swann has written a new preface for this
edition, noting that while Warcollier's 1948 book is
still valid, "it is useful to partially reset
Warcollier's seminal work into a larger, and now more
inclusive, historical overview." For one thing, little
was known in Warcollier's time about psychic phenomena.
Additionally, Warcollier's pioneering research has
withstood the test of time.
Contemporary physicist and psychic researcher
Russell Targ, along with Jane Katra, Ph.D., wrote an
interpretive introduction, which describes current
investigations into remote viewing, distant healing,
prayer, and self inquiry. They "conclude that the
scientific and spiritual implications of psychic
abilities are evident in the continually unfolding
mystery of the space-time in which we live."
The remainder of the book details Warcollier's
meticulous experiments, which provided "impressive
scientific evidence for the untapped power of human
consciousness." He was a chemical engineer, who became
interested in telepathy after studying psychology. He
sought to answer questions about what information is
actually transmitted during telepathy, how it's
transmitted, and its relation to the unconscious. He
eventually collaborated with researchers worldwide,
including the United States.Read more ›
I have a better understanding of the main ways the telepathic transmission/perception process affects the received results. I have a better understanding of how our understanding of telepathy has developed.
Why Would You Want to Read This?
1. Historical understanding of telepathic research.
2. Deeper understanding of the telepathic process.
What Did I Think of the Book?
Warcollier assigns the variations between Target sketch and the telepathically received sketch into twelve different categories, explaining the nature of the categories, and, in some cases, suggesting the source of the variation. This analysis over a number of experimenters is the important historical contribution of the book.
In reading, you need to stay aware that the book is a snapshot of the understanding of telepathy at a point in time, post world war II. It was then thought that telepathy and clairvoyance had two different mechanisms, and the text reflects this. It now seems to be recognised that that one mechanism is sufficient to explain both.
Despite the interesting material, I struggled with this book. I attribute that to several factors:
1. The material has lost some of its impact in the conversion from university lecture format to book format.
2. The translation from French to English is somewhat cumbersome, (highlighted by contrast with my previous read "Mental Radio" by Pulitzer prize winner, Upton Sinclair).
3. It is a historical work from Europe, and uses terms I am unfamiliar with (being Australian with a paranormal background based mainly on the hegemonic US paradigms.Read more ›
This book explained some things that I had wondered about and Rene Warcollier's definition of telepathy is one of the best I have found.
Highly recommended if one wants to better understand telepathy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Probably the most persuasive book about the reality of the "paranormal" entanglement of minds known as psi or telepathy. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Christopher Marlowe
item was exactly like the pictures show,delivery was excellent,and no problem with this seller. I will buy back if I need more of thisPublished 8 days ago by Alexander.L.
Invaluable resource for remote viewers. Preface and introductions by Swann and Targ add greatly. Early experiments and research cited give background into early psi research done... Read morePublished 7 months ago by t'mara