18.02.2019

Australian Journal of Parapsychology

Australian Journal of Parapsychology

Reply to van Doorn (2013), Mitchell (2013), Dubai (2013), Jinks (2013), de Foe (2013), and Jenkins (2013)

Authors: De Almeida Ferreira W. Journal: Australian Journal of Parapsychology Publication date: 2013 Keywords: survival, life after death, communication with murdered, murdered, evidence for survival, psychology of dead, psychological features of dead

I have closely read the comments by Van Doorn (2013), Mitchell (2013), Dubai (2013), Jinks (2013), De Foe (2013), and Jenkins (2013), and two main themes or concepts have emerged from the commentary – falsifiability and reliability. I have no doubt that these concepts are very important in science – indeed, they are, so to speak, central pillars, especially in parapsychology which, with its history of charlatanism, is favorably supported by these pillars. It is unfortunate, however, that phenomenological studies such as mine (Ferreira, 2013) often have their limitations, especially when compared to experimental studies, which my study is not claimed to be – a point well-noted by Mitchell (2013, p. 63), who highlights the “experiential” nature of my work. Also my study should be seen as exploratory, which nevertheless is in no sense antithetical to the design and conduct of experimental studies, even in the area of the projection of consciousness – thus, I can only agree with some of the commentators who advocate experimentation, although I already made this clear in my article (p. 44). I note too that van Doorn (2013) concedes that parsimony merely “diminishes” my claim, “but it does not falsify it” (p. 57).

Australian Journal of Parapsychology

Challenging evidence: Comment on Ferreira (2013)

Authors: Jenkins H. Journal: Australian Journal of Parapsychology Publication date: 2013 Keywords: survival, life after death, communication with murdered, murdered, evidence for survival, psychology of dead, psychological features of dead

Wasney de Almeida Ferreira (2013) presents us with an intriguing paper in the tradition of researchers able to act as, for want of a better word, mediums who want to use their ability to further investigate questions associated with survival of consciousness after bodily death, as well as the desire to provide the scientific community with information that can be used to discuss ontological implications of the evidence.

Australian Journal of Parapsychology

Review of ‘psychological phenomena in dead people’: Comment on Ferreira (2013)

Authors: De Foe A. Journal: Australian Journal of Parapsychology Publication date: 2013 Keywords: survival, life after death, communication with murdered, murdered, evidence for survival, psychology of dead, psychological features of dead

Ferreira’s (2013) work explores the post-traumatic experiences allegedly reported by disincarnate entities. In order to arrive at some of his conclusions, Ferreira aimed to use astral projection techniques to interact with the ‘souls’ of people who have passed on after suffering a murder or other traumatic experience during their physical lives. To begin, it should be noted that the ‘Australian Journal of Parapsychology’ is a peer-reviewed scientific journal; thus the selection of literature used to support Ferreira’s findings, in addition to the methodological design used in his paper, will be considered in this review.

Australian Journal of Parapsychology

Descriptions of the astral plane: Comment on Ferreira (2013)

Authors: Jinks A.L. Journal: Australian Journal of Parapsychology Publication date: 2013 Keywords: survival, life after death, communication with dead, can we communicate with dead, evidence for survival, pereira, astral

I’ve spent some time working with various spirit mediums, not that I’m a seer myself, or have any pretensions (or interest) to be one. I’m simply curious in their claims of interaction with invisible ‘presences’. Just what these alleged presences are I’ll never be sure, despite plenty of interesting events occurring when I’ve watched their work. I can only rely on the mediums’ own descriptions of what they claim to see and their explanations for what these impressions are (that’s why they are mediums, I guess). The mediums themselves describe their experiences using ordinary language. For example, they might convey something general and ‘psychical’, such as; “There’s a lot of movement along the corridor” of an abandoned psychiatric hospital. Or they might make more specific statements such as; “I see an active male presence walking up and down the hospital corridor. They’re a former patient.”

Australian Journal of Parapsychology

Observations of ‘psychological phenomena in dead people’: Comment on Ferreira (2013)

Authors: Dubaj V. Journal: Australian Journal of Parapsychology Publication date: 2013 Keywords: survival, life after death, communication with murdered, murdered, evidence for survival, psychology of dead, psychological features of dead

The article by Wasney De Almeida Ferreira, entitled ‘Psychological Phenomena in Dead People: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Murdered People and It’s Consequences to Public Health’ (Ferreira, 2013), shows some interesting possibilities in the field of Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs) and possibly even in the area of ghost/haunting activity. However there are some aspects of the paper’s results and conclusions that I find difficult to reconcile with the stated methodology, particularly the application of Cartesian skepticism, to justify the existence of the individuals encountered and whether or not the experiences documented could more easily be interpreted as the author’s mental creations.

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