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New laboratory PK research (today a rarity)
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There still seems to be a little research going on in the field of physical mediumship and PK, though apparently mostly not in the USA but in countries like Argentina and Brazil without as powerful fossilized anti-paranormal establishments. This paper is in the most recent issue of the Journal of the SSE (Vol. 31 No. 2). 

From the Conclusions: "We think it is quite clear from the material we have compiled that Ariel has, non-fraudulently and almost at will, succeeded in psychokinetically producing (admittedly unspectacular) table movements, and that Ariel’s abilities merit further, and better-funded, investigation. Moreover, although we tried to replicate W. J. Crawford’s strategy for detecting the presence of a “psychic rod” that produced object movements, our results were negative."

Laboratory Research on a Presumably PK-Gifted Subject

JUAN GIMENO
DARÍO BURGO

Abstract (partial) — Between June 2014 and December 2015, a PK laboratory was
organized in Buenos Aires. Up to five video cameras were installed to record
the events. Various devices were assembled to measure physical,
physiological, and environmental variables. 23 meetings were held with
a presumptive PK subject, identified in previous research. The subject was
apparently able to move a table at will, through an alleged “PK force,” and
the phenomena were documented and recorded on several occasions.
Although contactless movement of the table or other objects could not be
achieved, muscular effort was ruled out as the cause of the observed movements.
One experiment developed by William Crawford was repeated, although
Crawford’s results were not replicated.
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K9 posted this in the PSI Text Resources thread, and videos from it are linked in the Table Tipping thread, but no matter: it's great to hear there's some research like this going on.
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I wonder if other regions, far less influenced by our chronic skepticism, could serve as future hosts for this kind of research. The Caribbean for example has several endemic religions that seem quite popular: Santeria (Cuba), Espiritismo (Puerto Rico) and -of course- Voodoo (Haiti). Being islands, I figure that most of them could be fertile ground due to insularism. Maybe getting proper permits in Cuba can be difficult due to state-sanctioned materialistic atheism, but the others...
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before..."
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