Da Juana Byrd
Websters.com informs us that parapsychology is a noun which is defined as the branch of psychology that deals with the investigation of purportedly psychic phenomena, as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, telepathy, and the like.
It’s that “And the like” that gets you. I, Da Juana Byrd, know because I’ve lived with it all my life. I am a Medium and a Psychic which is part of the Psychic Phenomena.
Psychic phenomena are the frontier which has never been conquered but is constantly being researched. It has fascinated people since the beginning of time. Ghosts, Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, and Self-Healing are only a few of the items studied by science and used by Psychics and Mediums.
Astrology, one of the oldest forms of psychic use began among the Chaldeans, who lived thousands of years ago around the Persian Gulf. The very name Chaldean or Babylonian came to mean Astrology. Astrology progressed from Babylonia into Egypt and Greece, then on to the Romans and Arabs. Up until the 1600’s, Astrologers were called in with doctors to practice medicine. According to the Bible, the three wise men were Astrologers. See how entwined Astrology and metaphysics is in our lives.
Numerology, the use of numbers to find your birth path and destiny was believed to have been used by the ancient Chinese and Hebrews.
Dowsing has been utilized since early times to find water and objects. Russia is currently using it in order to raise better farm produce. I know this because I was a symposium between PHD’s and us Psychics and Mediums where two good Russian Scientist told me on our way back to Texas.
My father used Dowsing to find water at the home he was building for us.
Mother’s use dowsing with a wedding ring and string to find the sex of their babies before birth and if they’re going to have more than one. See you are paranormal if you’ve ever done that.
The Bible is full of psychic events such as the writing on the wall, turning water into wine, visions, burning bushes, prophets and seeing ghosts after the day of Pentecost.
Belief in God cannot be proven but psychic ability is investigated and has been proven by members of the educational community.
Psychical research is the study of supernatural things. This term first appeared in 1882 through the Society of Psychical Research in England and is continuing today. Two years later it spread to the United States, Germany, Russia, France, Holland and other countries. In 1969, the Parapsychological Association joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the United States. In 1972, the International Congress of Psychologists, held in Tokyo, Japan, heard reports on parapsychology from the Soviets and foreign scientists.
Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce are two of the most famous psychics in history. (Don’t remember speaking with Nostradamus but may have. Know I’ve spoken with Edgar when my dog was sick.) Both still have their teachings reviewed, Nostradamus, to see how right he was, and Cayce, on medicine and the geological aspects of the world.
Psychical research has been carried on by such people as Louisa Rhine, wife of parapsychology’s founder, J. B. Rhine, who published some excellent surveys and case studies of spontaneous PSI events in 1981.
American Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, held telepathic experiments between Earth and Apollo 14. He wrote, “My experience exceeded all expectations. It is not now a question of believing or disbelieving in biological bonds. Nowadays the important thing is to perform serious scientific work. For mankind, these experiments may be more significant than space research itself.” Subsequently, he founded The Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Just to let you know the reason this Medium and Psychic went to this mostly PHD experience was to meet Mr. Haraaldson, a very no-nonsense man who at the time didn’t realize that ghosts move and can speak. You know we had that discussion, don’t you? By the time we were finished Erlender wanted to know if I’d been studied. I’m not sure if it was about ghosts are psychology.
The two gentlemen below I met at this international conference on science and the paranormal along with Edgar Mitchell as well. This conference was called Paranormal Research ’89.
The conference studied everything from Encounters with the Dead: A survey of Personal Experiences by Erlender to The Effects of Intuition in Commodities Trading by Gail Ferguson. This was serious and was also where I met the two Russian Scientists I spoke of above who were more fun than a barrel of monkey’s holding up their fingers as if they were a cowboy six-gun and saying Texas in their broken English with a Russian accent.
Julian D. Issacs, (very informed and nice man) John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California, a physicist, researches brain waves by mapping them while the subject is bending spoons using mental telepathy. He works at this time in Neurofeedback.
Erlender Haraaldson, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, the Parapsychology Foundation in New York, and the Icelandic Society for Psychical Research, receives grants to study encounters with the dead.
This has touched only a tip of the information about psychic phenomena research. If you would like more, there are several historical research studies in your local library or I, Da Juana Byrd, would be happy to help you with any subject you please.