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psychic research

psychic research in Culture

psychic research definition

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

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  • I have never had a sealed letter read, but the psychic research people seem to have absolutely proved psychometry to be a fact.

    The Shadow World Hamlin Garland
  • It must be left in the realms of psychic research, by which means it was dragged to light.

    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
  • 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
  • We must crawl before we can walk, in psychic research as well as in everything else.

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

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
  • The soldier, and an elderly and burly builder belonging to the neighborhood, who was interested in psychic research.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • There is no research which requires such infinite patience as psychic research.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • That scientists engaged in psychic research have similar experiences proves nothing more.

    Elementary Theosophy L. W. Rogers
  • Three vital points in psychic research were established by Sir William Crookes.

    Elementary Theosophy L. W. Rogers

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