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Scientific investigation into phenomena that cannot be explained by known natural laws. (See ESP, extrasensory perception, parapsychology, and telepathy.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • It must be left in the realms of psychic research, by which means it was dragged to light.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • Discusses the data of psychic research, and the proofs of spiritism thus put before us.

  • In the Westminster article it is clear that the writer has not had much acquaintance with psychic research.

    The Coming of the Fairies

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • André was exceedingly religious in temperament, as was his father, and both were given to experiments in psychic research.

  • The psychic research people claimed to have telepathy and thought transference about on a paying basis.

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
  • There is no research which requires such infinite patience as psychic research.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • The soldier, and an elderly and burly builder belonging to the neighborhood, who was interested in psychic research.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • It is no longer necessary to apologize for the work of psychic research, that is among intelligent people.

    War and the Weird Forbes Phillips
  • Three vital points in psychic research were established by Sir William Crookes.

    Elementary Theosophy L. W. Rogers
  • That scientists engaged in psychic research have similar experiences proves nothing more.

    Elementary Theosophy L. W. Rogers

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