Ñ Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind ↠ Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind, Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Extraordinary Knowing Science Skepticism and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind In when her daughter s rare hand carved harp was stolen Lisby Mayer s familiar world of science and rational thinking turned upside down After the police failed to turn up any leads a friend suggested she call a dowser a man who specialized in finding lost objects With nothing to lose and almost as a Ñ Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind ↠ Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer - Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind, Extraordinary Knowing Science Skepticism and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind In when her daughter s rare hand carved harp was stolen Lisby Mayer s familiar world of science and rational thinking turned upside down After the police failed to turn up any leads a friend

  • Title: Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind
  • Author: Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer
  • ISBN: 9780553803358
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Hardcover

Ñ Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind ↠ Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer Ñ Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind ↠ Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer - Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind, Extraordinary Knowing Science Skepticism and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind In when her daughter s rare hand carved harp was stolen Lisby Mayer s familiar world of science and rational thinking turned upside down After the police failed to turn up any leads a friend

  • Ñ Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind ↠ Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer
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Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind

About "Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer"

  1. Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer

    Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Ph.D was an internationally known psychoanalyst, researcher, and clinician, the author of groundbreaking papers on female development, the nature of science, and intuition, and a contributor to Consciousness and Healing, published by the Institute of Noetic Sciences In addition to her private practice, she was associate clinical professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and also taught at UC Medical Center, San Francisco She died just after completing Extraordinary Knowing.

142 thoughts on “Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind”

  1. This book is intriguing as well as challenging, although my professor could be upset if she knows I only give it 4 stars Don t take me wrong, I love this books since I went through the very first pages It s mind bending, but worth to consider, but I feel it s just not enough for me I need protocols, I need ideas of how we can enter the world of anomalies Extraordinary Knowing opens a gate to the study of anomalous phenomena and parapsychology, while provides many information about studies, exp [...]


  2. I gave it a 3 because it seemed a bit repetitive and catty I also question some of the statistics from various studies a certain study reveals that, say, 60% of participants beat random odds of stating a color someone in another room is thinking of but there are only 12 people in the study Not enough for reliable data However, I don t doubt the truth of may of the topics, such as the harp event or the remote viewing studied by the CIA There are so many things we don t know about how the brain wo [...]


  3. I thought that the most amazing part of this book was that, if the author found someone s research to be intriguing, she would set up a meeting and go talk to that scientist biologist physicist professor Dr Mayer was given access to the minds and private thoughts of leading researchers from all over the world multiple private institutions and universities For me, the glimpses behind the curtain of ivy league academia and private research facilities was reason enough to read this.Her examination [...]


  4. The book rambles and meanders a bit In some ways, it reads like the author s attempt to put together a cohesive argument to convince herself I was hooked but had to put the book down many times to check on the people, books and research she refers to in the book I think she has put down a very good compilation of material Its not as readable as a Gladwell book but the advantages of a scientist s POV over a journalist than made it up for me Immensely intriguing


  5. I went into this book open minded and wasn t disappointed.Dr Mayer discusses a bizarre topic with the same skepticism I had hopeful, yet fearful of believing too much, should I lose my marbles completely Her tone made it very easy to get involved in.Not only does she give personal accounts of ESP, but also dives into the criticism, what experiments have been done, and She brings in anxiety in silence, religion, dowsers, and many other things you wouldn t necessarily tie to ESP.My only disappoin [...]


  6. The book that will convince you that our everyday reality is but a shadow of a larger reality A subtitle such as A scientist investigates the paranormal and discovers that it s all true would not be out of character Her documented tales of dowsing, psychic readings and psi overall are compelling I even called one of the psychics she cites and got a mind blowingly accurate assessment of my life, character, likes and dislikes, past events that nobody else but myself knows happened, how I make choi [...]


  7. This was a very thorough look at psi phenomena, including the scientific studies, successes and failures, and the reactions of the scientific community Very interesting.



  8. A fascinating book that covers the history of, and current scope of research into anomalous mind matter knowing You and I think of that in terms of premonitions, remote viewing, ESP, etc Anomalous mind matter knowing is henceforth referred to as ESP The author contends that it is impossible to hold Western scientific methods in mind concurrently with the reports of, and results of testing done on ESP because they are incompatible Western science relies on data replicated in a controlled laborato [...]


  9. Excellent presentation of a difficult subject Most of us have been conditioned to believe that logical reasoning is the only legitimate way to use our minds However, the evidence both anecdotal and scientific suggesting otherwise is compelling and vividly explored here One insight I found particularly interesting is the author s application of Gestalt theory to anomalous knowing She essentially argues that the capacities of the human mind go beyond logical analysis and exposes the dogmatic bias [...]


  10. After personally experiencing an instance of a phenomenon that went beyond what current science is willing to acknowledge, the author reports on her evaluation as a scientist of the scientific studies of anomalous findings, and how research on such findings that meet or exceed scientific standards are very often dismissed or inaccurately reported She reports many scientifically inexplicable experiences of scientific colleagues that they had not reported publicly for fear of losing professional c [...]


  11. I am currently reading this book that explores the unexplainable experiences individuals have connecting with others in their lives It looks at quality research done in the areas of ESP , distance viewing and records the significant experiences of highly skilled professionals in their interactions through a psychoanalist s perspective Have you ever had a exceptional connection with someone else If you have, then you will want to read this book It is full of anecdotes and classifications that are [...]


  12. Exploring the difference between knowing and knowing about Excellent advocates that humans get out of their own way in accessing and utilizing what we know and learn to discount No mediums, no ghost stories, no magic Examples our dowsers people that can find things they re never seen in places they ve never been Just analysis of people who know things that there seems to be no relevant reason that they should know, and a discussion of what lies ahead in learning about the breadth of possibilitie [...]


  13. This book was boring This scientist is trying to rationalize unexplainable things miracles bascially that happen to people She can t seem to wrap her mind around the fact that science and rational thought can t explain these miracles she doesn t use that word but the events are basically that She also seems to be really assamed to believe in some psychic phenomenon, even though it effected her positively, because the science community shuns it The best part of the book was reading about all the [...]


  14. I liked this book enough to pay a lot of money to consult with one of the psychics she recommended Upon reflection, I wasn t too impressed with the psychic That led me to rethink some of what I thought was so great about the book Still, I found her stories about ESP experiences and her review of the research on ESP to be quite well done She started out as a skeptic and found herself changed both by personal experience and by her research Despite being a psychoanalyst, she was a very smart woman [...]


  15. The book present several instances of the phenomenon but doesn t quite define what the phenomenon is Remote seeing Mind reading Clairvoyance It seems to be all lumped together to the unknown It details the difficulties of capturing these phenomenon and in general how to discuss the topics without coming off like a kook It does make some convincing arguments but really it s just a place to start to further the exploration.


  16. Someone I trust recommended this book which is the only reason I am reading it.Most of the book was a plus Last 20% sort of went downhill Too much, what if Section on quantum physics was very rudimentary I am big on quantum physics and wasn t impressed with the authors kowledge and speculations Actually, I think much could have been done with this section had the author had knowledge about quantum physics and Buddhism.st other things.


  17. A very interesting book I know the human mind is absolutely amazing and some people have been given very specific gifts in relation to the powers of the mind.However, the book was very technical One chapter pretty much sounded the same as the last I had read I had a hard time keeping my place in the book With that said though it was a pretty good read.


  18. Sad that the author didn t live to see her book s publication She speaks out boldly about the need for the scientific community to give serious attention to claims of psychic capabilities It made me reflect also on the terrible burden it must be for people who possess extrasensory gifts, who have to hide from others their reasons for knowing something non empirically.


  19. About intuition Written by a scientist trying to deal with the reality of the spirit realm Good read Provides some insights, creates questions I especially like the analogy of why we don t know the spirit realm as humans We can t see the stars during the day, but we can at night Another book to add to my kid s bookshelves


  20. I would actually choose a 3.5 for this read This book looks at topics that can be uncomfortable for scientists and yet that group is included in the studies and discussions regarding this controversial topic.


  21. This book expanded my appreciation of my own anomalous experiences and routed them in science I particuarly appreciated the chapter on prayer and what we know about its powers The gook encouraged me to pay attention to the parts of perception that are beyond logic.


  22. This book was really rather well written Though I perhaps would have liked to see of a personal transformation of beliefs from the author, her still skeptical nature brought an added force to the stories and studies relayed in the book.


  23. I learned so much from this book I approached it from a point of brain science interest and ended up with a whole new respect for psychic abilities I am not sure you can read this without having a mind opening experience The science behind the investigations seems irrefutable.



  24. I m a skeptical scientist, and I was very intrigued I don t understand how songs come to me through the radio, but that doesn t mean it s not possible, obviously.


  25. A detailed look at the way Western science shuts its eyes to phenomena that don t fit into its tidy reductionist view.



  26. I really loved most of this book other parts were a bit tedious I enjoy the intersection of science and spirituality.


  27. Read this one at the recommendation of my shrink some good anecdotes but I just came away with a renewed sense of how stupid a lot of scientists are


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