Ebooks by Rainsong
Psionic Paintball: An Introduction to Psionics
by Rainsong Taurandira
What better way to learn and practice psionic construct-making than by a good, old-fashioned game of paintball? This short booklet covers everything you need to know for this increasingly popular game, combined with the light-hearted snark and woo you’d expect in the Psionic Social Club.
The Rudiments of Psionics: Skills for Beginning Psionicists
by Rainsong Taurandira
The second in an educational series for the Psionic Social Club, The Rudiments of Psionics explains how to ground (and why you’d want to), what visualization is actually for, how and why to make psychic shields, and other basic how-to information. It’s a light and breezy course in the most basic and elementary skills needed for dabbling in psionics, with the same level of light-hearted snark that members of the social club have come to expect. This is industrial-strength woo without the fluff.
Introduction to Psionic Healing
by Rainsong Taurandira
Have you ever wished you could get rid of your headaches without taking pills? Or a toothache? There are relatively easy ways to deal with those kinds of problems, using psionics. In this third book in the Psionic Social Club series, you’ll learn some of the easiest and most effective methods for psionic healing, as well as how to make “healing batteries”, heal at a distance, and use psychokinesis to heal. A short list of useful books for further information and a very incomplete list of interesting published studies of psionics stuff for medical purposes are also included.
How to Shield
by Rainsong Taurandira
Psionic Shielding refers to the use of psionics to protect yourself or something/someone else, often by using some kind of “energy” construct–whether against being overwhelmed by other people’s emotions, or psionic paintballs, or other more interesting things. Sometimes Shielding is used for practical jokes, too. If you have an interest in magic, you’ll probably notice that some of the defensive methods overlap a bit. Or maybe you’ve grown bored with the White Light Shield you learned when you were just starting out? Try out some new ones, and have fun doing it! This is the fourth in a series of short instructional ebooks, in the snarky style of the Psionic Social Club.
Telepathy in More Depth
by Rainsong Taurandira
Another short instructional book in the Psionic Social Club series, “Telepathy in More Depth” is full of practical advice and games for learning to use telepathy in the real world.
Books by Wayfarer
Psychic ability development is skill development! Everyone is psychic, with varying degrees of sensitivity. Through practice, you can learn to recognize your own psychic ability. Our subtle energy body is the method by which we both sense and interact with the energy of others and the world around us. By developing a practice of meditation and following a reasonable progression, you can learn:
* Psychometry (the psychic reading of information imprinted onto objects)
* Imprinting energy (creating intentional impressions on energy fields)
* Clairvoyance (the psychic perception of spirits and remote locations)
* Telepathy and Empathy (the psychic transference of information)
* Astral Projection (the projection of consciousness through the astral plane)
Now revised and updated, Subtle Energy describes the underlying philosophy and theory behind this approach to psychic ability. It then applies this theoretical model in a way that teaches you how to perform these abilities without depending on cookie-cutter techniques or rigid visualizations. By having a firm model for understanding how psychic energy works, you can develop a much stronger, holistic practice that is apparent in your day to day life.
Informational chapters describe the recent history of subtle energy work since the 1900s that has brought us to where we are today. You will learn about the nature of the energy body, chakras, and the aura that we all possess. Additional chapters provide information on how to use psychic ability to interface with other magical or occult systems, including elemental magic, personal alchemy, and ritual magic. A Hermetic philosophical framework allows for easy integration with other Western magical systems. A discussion of elements, both Eastern and Western, provides a framework for integrating even into some Eastern forms of magic.
This book is aimed for the beginner or intermediate practitioner of subtle energy and psychic ability. It looks to provide a solid foundation for continued study into more advanced topics through specific psychic approaches, without relying on overly simplified visualization techniques. But even experienced practitioners or teachers may gain new perspectives and insights into how the subtle body functions and how this functioning results in many experiences common to beginning energy workers.
Subtle Spirits: A Handbook of Hauntings, Spirits, and Mediumship
by Keith Miller
Subtle Energy brings a refreshing view on the practice of psychic energy manipulation, clearly explaining the history behind subtle energy work as well as the philosophical foundations on which it’s built. Here the manipulation of the body’s subtle energies, as well as associated skills such as telepathy, empathy, clairvoyance, and astral projection are all compiled into a single convenient text that is indispensable for novices and advanced energy workers alike. Extensive appendices expand on the energetic body, Hermetic philosophy, and alchemical elements as they relate to the magic and psychic work contained in the book. Finally, a book on psychic energy that encourages readers to experiment and innovate – and equips them to do it!
A list of research papers that have been discussed or referred to in the community
- CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing Program at Stanford Research Institute – Puthoff (Discussion)
- The Effect of the External Qi of Qigong on the Liposome Phase Behavior – Yan, Zhao, Ying, & Lu (Mention)
- Apparent Association Between Effect Size in Free Response Anomalous Cognition Experiments and Local Sidereal Time – Spottiswoode
A continuation of this work can be found here–a public lab report from Spottiswoode and associates in the Cognitive Sciences Lab in Palo Alto. Rainsong commented years back that one of her colleagues was then involved in the research, so it may be still ongoing.
- Experimental Tests for Telephone Telepathy – Sheldrake & Smart
- Gamma radiation fluctuations during alternative healing therapy – Benford, Talnagi, Doss, Boosey, & Arnold (Discussion)
- Information and Uncertainty in Remote Perception Research – Dunne & Jahn
- Medical Applications of Qigong and Emitted Qi on Humans, Animals, Cell Cultures, and Plants: Review of Selected Scientific Research – Sancier & Hu
Note: This article is included here with the understanding that the unknown factor causing a physical result is referred to as “psi” or “qi” depending on which framework the scientist is using.
- The Observation of the Effect of the External Qi of Qigong on Synthesis Gas System – Yan, Li, Liu, Hu, Mao, & Lu (Mention)
- Overview of Current Parapsychology Research in the Former Soviet Union – May & Vilenskaya (Discussion)
- The Possible Role of Intention, Attention, and Expectation in Remote Viewing – McMoneagle & May (Discussion)
- Psychokinetic action of young chicks on the path of an illuminated source – Peoc’h (Post)
- Replication Attempt: No Development of pH or Temperature Oscillations in Water Using Intention Imprinted Electronic Devices – Mason & Patterson
- Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training – Valk, Bernhardt, Trautwein, Böckler, Kanske, Guizard, Collins, & Singer (Discussion)
Other Recommended Reading
- China’s Super Psychics – by Paul Dong & Thomas E. Raffill
- Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain – by Betty Edwards
- Flaws and Fallacies in Statistical Thinking – by Stephen K. Campbell
This book addresses the logic side of statistics rather than the mathematical side.
- Hypnotism – by G.H. Estabrooks
This book covers aspects of hypnotism that have been glossed over by more recent works on the subject. This book can be disturbing, but the information in it is critical to understanding hypnosis and its effects. The original copyright is 1943, later editions have some information removed.
- Practical Guide to Psychic Self-Defense – by Melita Denning & Osborne Phillips (Review)
While Denning & Phillips tend to be slightly fluffy, they also do have good information. Their worldview is magic(k) based. That said, what they do does work.
- Psi Trek – by Laile E. Bartlett
- The Inner Game of Tennis – by W. Timothy Gallwey (Review)
- The Psychic Battlefield – by W. Adam Mandelbaum
- The Psychic Paradigm – by Beverly Jaegers
Any book by Beverly Jaegers is worth reading. She was very accomplished and studied.
- The Therapeutic Touch: How to use your hands to help or heal – by Delores Krieger
Effective healing techniques that don’t require years of study. Ms. Krieger is a Theosophist and as such utilizes chakras in her explanations. Belief in chakras is not necessary, however. You are able to follow the instructions without holding to Theosophy.