• Up close and personal spiritual-psychic experience - fear factor =J E Kennedy "Very little research" on "people" who have experiences - in terms of people's reality vs experiences (abstractions) w/ Pargament/Mahoney, Dr. Visuri, C Cusack

    Charles Peck Jr (see profile)
    Cultural Studies, Narrative theory and Narratology, Philosophy of Religion, Positive Psychology, Psychology and Neuroscience
    Psychology, Parapsychology, Neurosciences, Spirituality, Spirituality--Catholic Church, Religions, Spiritual life, Theology, Doctrinal, Precognition, Subconsciousness
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    Up close and personal: J. E. Kennedy points out that “45% of people in one particular study reported an initial reaction of fear to their spiritual-psychic experiences.” Categorization is well-known and well-proven process in the human mind. In my experience it is clear that my experience which was and still is unexplainable under the normal standard model of physics everybody has embedded through real world experience in their mind was the cause of fear. I thought over my experience – which was a very detail precognitive warning – notarized too - very intensely – I mean intensely! I looked at the experience from every possible angle you could possibly think of – and some angles many people likely couldn’t imagine. In retrospect, it seems clear to me that it was the “unknown” factor is what I personally reacted to. there is a difference between studying experiences vs those who have them. A People-less Spirituality: Dr Visuri said that she "completely agree[s] that there is a difference between studying experiences vs those who have them." [later in this essay I point out Carole Cusack's parallel remark] At the moment,-believe it or not mainstream psychology knows next to nothing about "people" who have spiritual-psychic experiences. As a point of order, I would emphasize that the meta-analyses (such as Dr Koenig's metanalyses) of studies on the health benefits of spirituality to a large degree "deal" with people more as statistics as opposed to personalities and attributes. My argument is that you cannot possibly understand spirituality until you understand people who have spiritual experiences. I hold that to be a self-evident truth. And mainstream psychologists have sidelined and marginalized spirituality so as to severely dehumanize spirituality and spiritual people. I should emphatically state that-as of this moment-a proper training manual about people who have spiritual-psychic experiences does not exist.
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