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The orgins of the Psi Idea.


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Poll: The origins of Psi. (16 member(s) have cast votes)

So Were did the Psi Idea Stem From?

  1. Dragonball-z or similar. (8 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Trial and error (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  3. The truth. (4 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. a misunderstanding in science. (3 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

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#1    jay123

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

So, what do you think draws som many people on this bored to the idea of Psi?

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:19 PM

i didn't understand that question...so i guessed

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:07 PM

The truth..Thats it..End of story...

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:46 PM

I voted fantasy cartoons, anime etc. But, I would have also went with fantasy toons as
well as a misunderstanding of science.

Edited by Moro Bumbleroot, 01 April 2008 - 08:47 PM.

I remember the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another." - J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:07 PM

I do see why Dragon Ball Z coulda started it..With the whole beam outta the hand sthing (Never watched it, jus seen commercials for games and crap) But, the whole idea of psi has been around for centuries...Anime couldn't of done it...

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:00 AM

Great range of answers.. no "all in the mind" or "wishfull thinking"  rolleyes.gif


Heartagram3200 on Apr 2 2008, 06:07 AM, said:

The truth..Thats it..End of story...


So nothing could change you mind at all? You know.. thoes pesky facts & contradictory evidence? Ok.. this is what we call fanaticism... oh well...


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:08 AM

I will admit that some people are drawn to it because of things they've seen in movies or on TV, but some come here because they have already themselves used psi and want to learn more about it.  And some of those people that get interested from movies and tv come to these boards or try psi and find it all to be true.  It differs from person to person.  Some people treat it like a game and make claims to be all-powerful and some are serious about the subject and want to learn more.  Some already can use some psi abilities and want to try others to see what they're good at.  It all depends on the person...

Edited by Mahtu, 02 April 2008 - 08:09 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:56 PM

Yes, because everyone knows that psi claims have only been around since the advent of children's cartoons in the 60's. DUH.

Really, though, I have no idea. I've never met anyone who claimed to be a psychic.

Edited by inkblot, 02 April 2008 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:34 PM

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no "all in the mind" or "wishfull thinking"

Not in the poll options. But I'll have a slice of that, please.

Yes, this stuff is old.

For the psi-ball, experienced meditators know that hand gestures have a long history in Buddhist practice, and more generally in Indian religion and dance. Holding the hand in a fixed pose for a while leads to attention-holding physical sensation, and can have psychological effects as well.

Excuse me, spiritual effects. Which, for yogis include things that have that superpower ring to them.

Anyway, the searchable term is mudra.

The psi-ball gesture is #19 (single hand version illustrated, but double hand is attested) on this display of Indian dance gestures:

http://www.cyberkerala.com/kathakali/mudra.htm

The pinwheel is similar to things still done with candles, and was no doubt done with oil lamps long before that, and before that with torches or cooking fires back in the caves.

I doubt too many contemporary youngsters are up on that, however, and the question was "So, what do you think draws so many people on this board to the idea of Psi?"

What contemporary youngsters are up on, cartoons and comic books, duh.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:05 PM

eight bits on Apr 2 2008, 07:34 PM, said:

Not in the poll options. But I'll have a slice of that, please.

Yes, this stuff is old.

For the psi-ball, experienced meditators know that hand gestures have a long history in Buddhist practice, and more generally in Indian religion and dance. Holding the hand in a fixed pose for a while leads to attention-holding physical sensation, and can have psychological effects as well.

Excuse me, spiritual effects. Which, for yogis include things that have that superpower ring to them.

Anyway, the searchable term is mudra.

The psi-ball gesture is #19 (single hand version illustrated, but double hand is attested) on this display of Indian dance gestures:

http://www.cyberkerala.com/kathakali/mudra.htm

The pinwheel is similar to things still done with candles, and was no doubt done with oil lamps long before that, and before that with torches or cooking fires back in the caves.

I doubt too many contemporary youngsters are up on that, however, and the question was "So, what do you think draws so many people on this board to the idea of Psi?"

What contemporary youngsters are up on, cartoons and comic books, duh.


well, i have to agree with you there, most people(usually teens, like me),  begin practicing such abilities, because they saw some dude on tv shooting fire out of his hands(or something like that), but usually, everybody who spends time to get to know what's it all about, realise that everything shown in sci-fi shows, is not even close to what is real(theoretically).


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