I am about to publish a book.
My objective with the work is teaching the method of understanding telepathy and dream interpretation. Most of the time telepathy happens on the subconscious level and although we usually respond, that too is on the subconscious level, we think of it as impulsiveness.
In my work I quote these telepathic communications as I perceived them, the caller is not aware I "heard him", like the burglar telepathically telegraphing his intentions as he makes his plans to raid my home. I "heard" and was able to prevent it.
Or, another scenario: a man with amorous intentions telepathically telegraphs his desires. When he tries to telephone for a date I donít return his call, but quote his telepathic call in my article. Am I breaching his privacy right?
My question is regarding legality: are there any laws regulating telepathy? Can I quote the burglar's telepathic communication in my publication without his permission?
I have information that the police is already using telepathy as an investigating tool. I think the public should know. Do you?
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Why Bar Sinister? Is there something significant to that nick. Just curious.
There was nothing really significant as no evidence of psychic phenomena was ever discovered in spite of wasting millions of dollars on it. There was some logic to the project in that if something like telepathy or distance viewing actually existed then it would have made it impossible for the USSR to hide any secrets from the US. As is turned out the Russians were into the same research for the same reasons. Ironically, the fact that both nations were involved in paranormal research was seen as evidence by each side that there might actually be something to psychic phenomena. Sadly, or perhaps fortunately, in spite of years of expensive and exhaustive research nothing was found by either side.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Here is a link to the most recent project. Stargate Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And an article critiquing paranormal experiments. The Straight Dope: Did the U.S. government fund psychic research?
More recently a film was made mocking the whole idea - I expect you have heard of it. The Men Who Stare at Goats. Hombres de Mentes (2009) - IMDb
You will also find numerous articles on the internet...
You might, however, find yourself in some trouble with the rules about fraud, depending on how you market this supposed skill of yours.
That's probably the most common defense of paranormal claims, the multiple out: no matter what a test shows, you can always claim the powers are unpredictable, the phenomena are elusive and hard to identify, the test was flawed, the presence of doubters represses the powers, whatever. After over a century of serious, systematic, scholarly research into paranormal phenomena, paranormalists have failed to produce any consistent evidence that can withstand routine skeptical scrutiny, they haven't even been able to come up with a consistent, concise definition of what it is they're looking for. The only honest conclusion is that the phenomena are not real.
Well of course I can't prove a negative claim like that, and you know that perfectly well, such a claim is in principle not provable. Do you, on the other hand, have properly attested evidence that such people have ever made a useful contribution to a police investigation? All the stories about it that I've ever encountered consist of a psychic making vague claims like "The body is near water" and it's later found in the woods 200 meters from a pond, and the psychic claims a hit, which is nonsense. The most famous of such people, Sylvia Browne, has been caught faking it several times, and making false claims to journalists and the relatives of victims, she's even told the parents of a missing child that the child is dead, and it's later turned up alive and well. She's done the opposite too, claimed someone was alive when they were eventually proven to be dead. These people can't do what they claim.
Perhaps I should have just sent a PM. I was just wondering about your nickname.
If it makes you feel better, whatever man.
Absolutely, and there are documented cases where clairvoyants have located lost children- like I've said a million times if people don't understand something, they write it off. Two hundred years ago if someone said you can flick a switch and light up a dark room, he'd have been hauled off to the funny farm.