Distant Mental Influence

Its Contributions to Science, Healing, and Human Interactions

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Book Details

Pages

263 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

12/10/2003

ISBN

978-1-57174-354-1

Publisher

Hampton Roads Publishing

Authors

  • Foreword by Larry Dossey MD

  • Author William Braud

    William Braud, Ph.D. lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is currently professor and research director at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Since receiving his doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Iowa, Braud has been a respected researcher, professor, and author in the fields of mystical, psychical and altered consciousness.

Professionals in modern psychology, behavioral medicine, and psychoneuroimmunology are exploring ways in which we can “mentally” influence our own bodies through hypnosis, imagery, visualization, attention, intention, and other forms of self-regulation–for fostering physical and psychological health and well-being.

  • Is it possible for us to use such techniques to influence others, even at a distance, for purposes of healing?
  • Is it possible for us to influence the images, thoughts, behaviors, and physiological reactions of other persons–separated by distance–without conventional sensory means of interaction?
  • Can these abilities extend to animals and even to cells (e.g., human red blood cells)?
  • Might these abilities be involved in the efficacy of distant, mental, or spiritual healing and intercessory prayer?
  • Might these influences even extend to events distant in time–even “backwards in time?”
  • Do these influences have major implications for our scientific theories, our human identity, the interconnections between ourselves and nature, and our relationships with others?

Careful laboratory work–described in detail in this book–suggests that the answer to all these questions is a resounding “Yes!”

A personal introduction and 12 detailed chapters describe the evidence that support these important claims. The book also describes the factors that make such distant mental influences more or less likely, so that anyone might use these distant influence skills more effectively and consistently for their own benefit and for the benefit of others.

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