Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Entangled Minds is available

Entangled Minds is available now via online bookstores and can be ordered by brick and mortar stores. It will show up in Borders, Barnes & Noble etc. over the next month or so. I plan to use this blog to respond to questions that may arise by people who are reading the book, and to respond to valid critiques and questions that may arise in published reviews.

10 comments:

Dean Radin said...

I'm pleased to see that Entangled Minds is listed among science books for sale in the Scientific American magazine store: http://store.sciam.com/

I intended for this book to be cross-listed in general science and in parapsychology, because that's what it's all about.

Spooks said...

Hi Dean, I just got my copy last week and I am really enjoying it!
Keep up the good work,
Tracy

Dean Radin said...

Thanks very much! I'm also interested in questions, comments, requests for clarification, etc. I'm working on several other writing projects at the moment and that sort of feedback helps a great deal.

Ben said...

5/1/06

Dean,

In the Preface you write, "When you drill down into the core of even the most solid-looking material, separateness dissolves", seems to raise the question at that point what happens to entanglement?

Ben

Dean Radin said...

Entanglement refers to the holistic medium that we encounter when drilling down deep into reality's core. We "see" it in our everyday world as spooky nonlocal interconnections, but in a holistic reality it's the stuff that the medium is made of.

Anonymous said...

Hi!

I've just finished reading your new book. I'm most gratefull to people like you who do this kind of research. Having just finished a master in physics, and in addition having a strong interest in these phenomena, I know from experience that the topic is extremely taboo amongst scientists (and I'm sorry to say, also amongst students). I find it very strange that physicists can believe in a theoretical idea about multiple universes and 11 dimmensions, but at the same time consider the idea that our minds can influence the world around us as absolute rubbish.

I'm especially facinated by the Johrei-study you co-authored. To me it parallels the many studies done on Qi Gong (external qi) in China that now are starting to be replicated in the west. They show that we indeed have underestimated capabilities, and that we probably are much more than we have been led to think we are (allthough if you want to develope yourself, it requires hard training using some real and proven method)

Are you planning on doing more studies like the Johrei study?

Robin said...

Another great book, i especially liked the theories of psi section where you adressed a number of questions specifically and concisely. Also in that section you claim that large scale pk phenomena are possible but the laboratory evidence for them is poor. I was under the impression that the micro-pk tests were invented to exclude fraud in pk tests. Also do you think that the evidence for micro-pk makes the idea of macro-pk effects alot more probable, because of the small scale effects causeing large scale effects you mentioned in the question about mind-matter interactions and psychokinesis

Dean Radin said...

... micro-pk tests were invented to exclude fraud in pk tests. Also do you think that the evidence for micro-pk makes the idea of macro-pk effects alot more probable...

Micro-PK tests were developed partially because it was thought that if there was a "mental power" then it would be quite weak in most people (otherwise we'd all be flying around by now). So the target system would have to be very sensitive to influence. It also came about because of theoretical reasons associated with the act of observation in quantum mechanics.

Because of the evidence for micro-PK, I believe the possibility of some forms of macro-PK is more plausible, but as I point out in the book sometimes when metal is bent in ways where ordinary force can be ruled out and intention seems to play a role, that this does not necessarily mean a large force was used to create the bend. Sometimes a huge outcome can be effected by a tiny influence at just the right time and place. I think that's a more likely explanation for macro-PK effects than "force-beams" emanating from the head.

theophrastus said...

I read 'The Conscious Mind' with fascination, and I look forward to the new book. I have a question, though. From what I recall most psi experiments use the sense of sight. Have any experiments been done using sound?

When I was a child, I used to do an experiment with my sister. We would sit with closed eyes, and one of us (designated beforehand) would mentally hum a note. So, for instance, I would sit there 'humming' a note in my head, and when my sister thought she had it, she would hum the note aloud. The notes were more often than not identical. I would say the success rate was about seven times out of ten. Well over 50%, at any rate. Has anything like this been done in a lab? It shouldn't be hard to construct a more scientific version of this. And sound of this basic sort is so instinctive, it might work better than some visually based experiments. At any rate, I'd be very curious to know the results of an experiment like this.

Dean Radin said...

There have been a few studies using sound as "targets" in telepathy experiments, but they didn't show particularly good results. Perhaps if participants in such a test had perfect pitch (an unusually good memory for exact frequencies), these studies would have resulted in better outcomes.

I can imagine that some people might be very good at clairaudience (from the French, literally clear-hearing), but it hasn't been as thoroughly examined as clairvoyance (clear-seeing).