Luck as a Euphemism for Psi?

Thursday, 27th November, 2008 - Psychology Research Lectures, University of Northampton


Forthcoming Talks:

August 2009:

Liberté, légalité, éternité 

September 2009:  

Luck, Psi and Belief in the Paranormal

Altered States, Imagery and Healing



Psi-verts and Psychic Piracy

Brazilian Psi and Altered States Conference: A Review


Paranormal Phenomena and Psychoactive Drugs

Species Connectedness and Psychedelics 

Parapsychology and Psychedelics

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Entheogenic Entity Encounters 

Inducing Near-Death Experiences with Chemicals

Psychonautic Misadventures in Time

Obituary: Duncan Blewett

Tribute: Albert Hofmann 

An Interview

A Preliminary Survey

Paranormal Experiences and Psychoactive Drugs

Paranormal Phenomena and Psychoactive Drugs

Parapsychology: Magic and Science:

A Magical Perspective on Parapsychology

A Parapsychological Perspective on Magic


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Liberté, légalité, éternité

Death, and the God of a Thousand Eyes

Psychology and Superstition

Pagan Entheogens

Hofmann, LSD & Parapsychopharmacology

The Neurochemistry of Psi

Entoptics: More Than Meets the Eye?

Parapsychology: Science of the Future or the Past? 

Death, and the God of a Thousand Eyes 

Luck as a Euphemism for Psi?

Does Psilocybin Cause Psi? 

Death and the God of a Thousand Eyes 

Death, and the God of a Thousand Eyes

The Neurochemisty of Psi 

Psi may look like luck 

Testing for Precognition

Entheogens: The Religious /Paranormal Bridge

Sacramental Plants and Psi

The Shaman, The Vision and the Brain

Visionary Encounters and Neurochemical Mythology

Psychedelics, Parapsychology and Exceptional Human Experiences

DMT Entities: Deities or Delusion?

Research in Parapsychology: Academic Studies of Magical Phenomena

Superstition, Magic and States of Mind

You Never Know Your Luck: The Psychology of Superstition

Luck as a euphemism for psi? The relationship between precognition and belief.
Dr. David Luke 1-2pm, Thursday, 27th November, 2008 Fawlsley Buidling, Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Northampton

Recent research seems to suggest that if precognition - the act of gaining information from the future without inference - is a genuine phenomena then its spontaneous occurrence is predominantly unconscious. This being the case people who are particularly lucky in situations in which unconscious precognition may be active might be using the term luck as a euphemism for their precognitive ability. A series of experiments were run to test this proposition, with interesting results.

Dr. David Luke completed his PhD at the University of Northampton earlier this year under the supervision of Prof. Deborah Delanoy and Dr. Simon Sherwood. He is now a Research Associate of the Beckley Foundation, Oxford, an organisation devoted to research into the neuroscience of consciousness and its altered states. He is also Visiting Lecturer in psychology at both the University of East London and the University of Greenwich, and he works as a freelance researcher in parapsychology

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