psychical research

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  • psychical research — noun or psychic research : the investigation of phenomena that appear to be contrary to physical laws and that suggest the possibility of mental activity existing apart from body * * * psychical research or psychic research, investigation and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PSYCHICAL RESEARCH, SOCIETY FOR —    a society founded in 1882 to inquire into the phenomena of spiritualism and kindred subjects of a recondite kind, the subject of Telepathy having engaged recently a good deal of attention …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Society for Psychical Research — The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is a non profit organization which started in the United Kingdom and was later imitated in other countries. Its stated purpose is to understand events and abilities commonly described as psychic or… …   Wikipedia

  • National Laboratory of Psychical Research — The National Laboratory of Psychical Research was established in 1925 by Harry Price, at 13 Roland Gardens, London, S.W.7. Their aim was to investigate in a dispassionate manner and by purely scientific means every phase of psychic or alleged… …   Wikipedia

  • Society for Psychical Research — Die Society for Psychical Research (abgekürzt SPR) ist ein Verein zur Erforschung parapsychologischer Phänomene. Sie wurde 1882 in London gegründet und war die erste ihrer Art. Gründungsmitglieder der Gesellschaft waren Sir William Fletcher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • American Society for Psychical Research — Die American Society for Psychical Research (abgekürzt ASPR) ist eine nach dem Vorbild der englischen Society for Psychical Research in London 1885 in Boston gegründete Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Erforschung parapsychologischer Phänomene …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Society for Psychical Research — La Society for Psychical Research est une association à but non lucratif britannique fondée en 1882 dont le but est d étudier d un point de vue scientifique les phénomènes décrits comme paranormaux. Sommaire 1 Histoire 2 De nos jours 3 Membres… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • psychical — psychic, psychical Although psychical is the older word (attested in 1642 in the OED), psychic (1836) is now more common and has a wider range of meaning, most notably ‘connected with or having occult powers’. In more neutral senses to do with… …   Modern English usage

  • psychical — adj. 1 concerning psychic phenomena or faculties (psychical research). 2 of the soul or mind. Derivatives: psychically adv. psychicism n. psychicist n …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychical state —    Also known as aura. The term psychical state is indebted to the Greek noun psuchè (life breath, spirit, soul, mind). It was introduced in or shortly before 1954 by the Canadian neuroscientists Wilder Graves Penfield (1891 1976) and Herbert… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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