New Thinking Allowed

When I record video conversations with members of the P.A. for the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube, I also post here. Many other interviews, relevant to parapsychology, with non-members can be viewed at

Monday, May 9, 2016   5:32 PM

The Case of the PK Man with Stephen Braude & Jeffrey Mishlove


In this program, the tables are turned and Dr. Stephen Braude interviews New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, about his decade-long research study of the paranormal abilities of Ted Owens, as published in Mishlove’s book, The PK Man. The interview touches on difficult philosophical conundrums posed regarding the various interpretations of precognition and psychokinesis. Braude and Mishlove also explore the ethical dilemmas associated with psychokinesis. Additionally, the case contains strong elements associated with UFO-like phenomena.

Thursday, May 5, 2016   1:12 PM

The Nature of Psi with Vernon Neppe


Dr. Vernon Neppe describes areas of psi research that have all achieved statistical significance at the six sigma level. These include remote viewing, random event generator research, the global consciousness project, the ganzfeld studies, studies on the sense of being stared at, and feeling the future studies based on the work of Daryl Bem, presentiment studies. Neppe also includes some research in the area of survival after death. All of this research shows that human consciousness is capable of interacting with the physical world in ways that bypass the normal sensory and motor systems of the body. Neppe presents a multi-dimensional model that could account for psi.

(Recorded April 17, 2016)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016   4:20 PM

The Chess Game From Beyond the Grave with Vernon Neppe


Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is a former president of the South African Society for Psychical Research. He is author of Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works (written with physicist Edward Close), The Déjà Vu Trilogy, and Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in two of the websites linked with his work. On, his books are amplified. is his gateway and includes more information on the Neppe-Close model of the Triadic Distinction Vortical Paradigm.

Here he provides a detailed analysis of a chess match played between a living grandmaster, Victor Korchnoi and an ostensible deceased grandmaster, Géza Maróczy, whose moves were communicated through the auspices of a spiritualist medium using automatic writing. Neppe argues that this is a strong case supporting the hypothesis of survival of consciousness after death. It combines an unusual degree of accurate information with a high level of chess skill, plus aspects of personality.

(Recorded on April 15, 2016)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016   7:21 PM

Poltergeist Phenomena with Stephen Braude


Stephen Braude, PhD, is an emeritus professor and former chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also served as president of the Parapsychological Association. He is author of First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind, Crimes of Reason, The Gold Leaf Lady, Immortal Remains, The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science, and ESP and Psychokinesis. He is the recent recipient of the prestigious Myers Memorial Medal awarded by the Society for Psychical Research for outstanding contributions. He also serves as editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration.

Here he points out that poltergeists are thought to represent the recurrent, spontaneous psychokinetic activity of particular individuals. This is an unconscious process not under the control of the individual. However, generally, the troubling phenomena tend to go away once psychological problems are resolved. Hauntings, on the other hand, represent similar phenomena – associated with a particular location rather than a particular person. Hundreds of such cases have been observed by researchers. The discussion covers many details and nuances found in the available research literature.

(Recorded on March 12, 2016)


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