In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, the White Queen tells Alice that in her land, “memory works both ways.” Not only can the Queen remember things from the past, but she also remembers “things that happened the week after next.” Alice attempts to argue with the Queen, stating “I’m sure mine only works one way…I can’t remember things before they happen.” The Queen replies, “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.”
This is the opening paragraph from a really interesting article published over at the Psychology Today blog The Social Thinker, written by Melissa Burkley, Ph.D. The idea invokes an interesting discussion of what memory is, what precognition might be and how the two are related. Imagine, just for a moment, being able to ‘remember’ the future. Consider the idea of being able to improve your mid-term final grade, business dinner or even that conversation with your mother-in-law simply by thinking about them and perfecting them in your own mind after they happen.
The implications of this possible evidence within the paranormal community could be far reaching; it introduces almost as many questions as it provides answers for. Here is a bit more information on the research:
Dr. Bem, a social psychologist at Cornell University, conducted a series of studies that will soon be published in one of the most prestigious psychology journals (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology). Across nine experiments, Bem examined the idea that our brain has the ability to not only reflect on past experiences, but also anticipate future experiences. This ability for the brain to “see into the future” is often referred to as psi phenomena.
I would love to hear everyone else’s opinion on this study. How do you think it will affect the paranormal field? Do you believe the findings (based on the original article) are valid proof that we are (or can be) psychic?
The History of the Human Skeleton – Body snatching, public dissection and bodies on display…
If you’re like us, you’ll love this upcoming event! Dr. Wentz is an amazing speaker who will keep you entertained and take the time to answer any questions you might have. We’ll be there- hope you will too!
Join Dr. Rachel Wentz as she explores the strange role the skeleton has played in human culture.
Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 pm
Ft. Pierce Library
101 Melody Lane
UPDATE: The Halloween History Tour & Ghost Hunt is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list (which will be used to fill any spots that may open due to cancellations), please call or email us today.
Ready for a tantalizing touch of the spooky- mixed with a healthy dose of history? We’ve concocted the perfect combination for a fantastic Halloween event! After the tour is over, spend time walking around the park to do an investigation of your own! The first 50 participants will receive goody-bags! Children 12 and over only, please. Tours will begin at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m, and, due to limited parking, reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling (772) 801-0177.
Hi everyone! I need your help again, but this time we’re not looking for battery drain reports (although we still want those, so don’t forget to send them in!).
I want to hear about the haunted trees in your area. I know that many communities have them, so if yours is one of them, I ask that you please stop by and fill out a haunted tree report for me. The form is quick and easy, and should only take a couple minutes, but would help me immensly with my research.
Thanks in advance!