Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind

Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind

Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer


In 1991, whilst her daughter’s infrequent, hand-carved harp used to be stolen, Lisby Mayer’s regular international of technology and rational pondering grew to become the other way up. After the police didn't ensue any leads, a chum steered she name a dowser—a guy who really good to find misplaced gadgets. With not anything to lose—and virtually as a joke—Dr. Mayer agreed. inside days, and with no leaving his Arkansas domestic, the dowser positioned the precise California road coordinates the place the harp used to be found.

Deeply shaken, but pushed to appreciate what had occurred, Mayer all started the fourteen-year trip of discovery that she recounts during this mind-opening, brilliantly readable ebook. Her first shock: the handfuls of associates who’d been preserving comparable reviews mystery for years, terrified of being categorised credulous or crazy.

Extraordinary realizing is an try to holiday in the course of the silence imposed by way of worry and to discover what technology has to assert approximately those and numerous different “inexplicable” phenomena. From Sigmund Freud’s writings on telepathy to mystery CIA experiments on distant viewing, from modern neuroscience to the unusual international of quantum physics, Dr. Mayer finds a wealth of credible and interesting examine into the world the place the brain turns out to trump the legislation of nature.

She doesn't ask us to think. really she brings us a booklet of profound intrigue and optimism, with far-reaching implications not only for medical inquiry but in addition for the methods we move approximately dwelling within the world.

From the Hardcover edition.

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