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u/GoodAndBluts · 4 pointsr/cogsci

I have a couple (although I have read most of your books, and my favorite is "The man who mistook his wife for a hat is my favorite!)

59 seconds to change your life (Dr. .Richard Wiseman) -
https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860

In this book wiseman pulls together many interesting studies and turns them into a kind of science-based self help book, showing how you can do simple things to make yourself happy, and how the science backs up what you are doing. Its kind of a "science does life hacks" type of book and I found it fascinating


The conscious universe - (Dr. Dean Radin)
https://www.amazon.com/Conscious-Universe-Scientific-Psychic-Phenomena/dp/0061778990/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474111002&sr=1-1&keywords=dean+radin+conscious

I think this one has to rate as controversial - but I personally found it a compelling read and it shifted my world view off kilter for a long time. Basically the author pulls together all of the experiments on telepathy, clairvoyance, etc. He is an experimental statistician and is able to make a strong case for there being some sort of physchic effect that science cannot explain. I have followed the topic through the years since, but I have not found a particularly strong rebuttal to this books contents

Another one I recently read

Peak - The new science of expertise (Anders Ericson and Robert Pool)
https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Secrets-New-Science-Expertise/dp/0544456238/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474111419&sr=1-3&keywords=peak
This book is by the guy who coined the 10,000 hours rule (the one which Gladwell uses in Outliers) - It goes into a lot of scientific studies which have been run investigating how experts become experts - By now we know the soundbyte - 10000 hours - but I thought it was very interesting to see how this applies for different types of expertise, and for the neat experiments which have been run

u/RyanSmithPrince · 2 pointsr/philosophy

"Radin draws from his own work at Princeton, Stanford Research Institute, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as his research for the U.S. government, to demonstrate the surprising extent to which the truth of psi has already been tacitly acknowledged and exploited. The Conscious Universe also sifts the data for tantalizing hints of how mind and matter are linked. Finally, Radin takes a bold look ahead, to the inevitable social, economic, academic, and spiritual consequences of the mass realization that mind and matter can influence each other without having physical contact."

http://www.amazon.com/The-Conscious-Universe-Scientific-Phenomena/dp/0061778990#productDescription_secondary_view_div_1453618125253

Cheers.

u/bukvich · 2 pointsr/occult

There are books you can read that go into this at great depth.

Start here: The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin
Or here: Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities by Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff

> how long until the advancement of Science dips into the knowledge and manipulation of the spiritual world or whatever you would like to call it[?]

It already has as deep as it will (not very) for a long time.

(What the Bleep is not a documentary.)

u/d-cleve · 1 pointr/philosophy

Atrytone,

The example I have for mystics producing info they could not have had is from The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts, by Joe Fisher. The medium described details of landscape, locations, military hardware, etc for claimed European past lives that were partially accurate, but were effectively unknowable by the untraveled Canadian medium circle. Since the book was a refutation of the spirits the medium was channeling, and the author committed suicide soon after over stresses he blamed on the channeled spirits, none of the dismissals of self-aggrandizement etc for deception by the author are relevant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Siren_Call_of_Hungry_Ghosts

For ESP, see Radin, http://www.amazon.com/The-Conscious-Universe-Scientific-Phenomena/dp/0061778990/ref=cm_cr-mr-title, Carter, http://www.amazon.com/Parapsychology-Skeptics-Scientific-Argument-Existence/dp/1585011088/ref=cm_cr-mr-title, or Broderick http://www.amazon.com/Outside-Gates-Science-Time-Paranormal/dp/1560259868/ref=cm_cr-mr-title.

For origin of the universe, the Cosmic Landscape is many times more complex than spiritual creation, and less testable, as I just demonstrated by refuting multiple God hypotheses -- hence it loses out on Occam.

For prayer, just do a google search on "medical controlled study prayer" and read the reports listed. As with all such studies there are hits and misses, but the trend is for a benefit.

For faith healing, see the Catholic Church's documentation of the healings at Lourdes.

I can't help on the last one -- sacred literature does not tip the balance toward dualism.