Impossible Realities and the Science Behind the Paranormal

I have a fascination with the paranormal. I read it, write it and love to hear tales of people who’ve experienced it first hand. Today’s featured book is a bit different. Find out  more about Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena, by Maureen Caudill.

I’m reading this book now, and I can’t wait to tell you my thoughts. I’ll be posting my review next week, but in the meantime, here’s a taste of what you’re in for.

 

Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena
By Maureen Caudill
Blurb:
Impossible Realities is the first book to examine the science behind psychic and paranormal activity. A former Defense Department expert on artificial intelligence, Maureen Caudhill provides evidence for a wide range of paranormal phenomena.

Impossible Realities presents a wealth of anecdotal and empirical evidence to prove the existence (and power) of:

  • psychokinesis (most famously spoon bending
  • remote viewing
  • energy healing
  • telepathy, animal telepathy
  • precognition
  • survival after death
  • reincarnation

Caudill presents the strongest case yet for bringing paranormal phenomena from the margins into the realm of the normal and credible. This is a book both for true believers and skeptics alike.

Buy Links

Amazon    |    Barnes & Noble

About the Author:
Maureen Caudill spent more than twenty years as a computer scientist, fifteen of those as a researcher in artificial intelligence and neural networks. She was a program manager and Artificial Intelligence researcher working on such advanced projects as DARPA (“High Performance Knowledge Base” program) and ARDA (“Advanced Question Answering for Intelligence” program).

 

 

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Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson

Jessica Gibson is the author of Mark of the Witch, Book 1 in the Boston Witches series.

Welcome to Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Jessica!

Quick-Draw Series…

1. Fave Romance book to read over and over again? Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

2. Right now I’m reading Splintered by A.G Howard

3. Fave type of hero? The misunderstood kind 🙂

4. Fave food? Pasta

5. Fave candy bar? Snickers

6. Fave flower? Daisies

7. Fave gemstone? Ruby

8. Fave day of the week? Friday

9.Fave time of day to write? Night time.

10.Fave season? Fall!!

11.Fave holiday? Christmas

12.Fave color? Purple

13.Fave animal? Cat

14.Fave hobby? Reading

15.Fave song? One Grain of Sand by Ron Pope

16.Fave TV show?

17.Fave movie? Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

18.Fave author? Jeaniene Frost (right now….I go in phases)

19.Coffee or tea? Coffee

20.Cake or pie? Cake!

21.Plot or not? Plot for sure

22.Plane or Train? Plane

23.Run or walk? Walk, but walk fast….I hate running.

24.Indoors or outdoors? Depends on the day.

25.Vampire or shifter? Vampire 🙂

Mark of the Witch
Boston Witches Book 1
By Jessica Gibson

Blurb
Magic flows through Jillian Proctor’s veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly’s life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control.

Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it – and everything in her life is destroyed.

Buy Links

Barnes & Noble   |   Amazon Kindle   |   Paperback

About the Author:
Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Connect With Jessica!

Website   |   Blog   |   Book Blog    |   Facebook   |   Twitter: @jessicajgibson

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ESP/PSI: What Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Please welcome today’s Guest Host, Donna Del Oro, author of The Delphi Bloodline.

Behind THE DELPHI BLOODLINE: ESP/PSI and What Inquiring Minds Want to Know by Donna Del Oro

Psi is a fascinating field to study, and so the research for my romantic thriller enthralled me every step of the way. I’d been interested in ESP phenomena since early adulthood. My cousin was a full-time, practicing psychic who claimed an approximately 85% accuracy rate in her readings. I’d had a number of experiences that proved to me that I was highly intuitive. But Psi is its own right is fascinating because it calls so many basic beliefs, scientific and otherwise, into question.

Researchers of Psi divide psychic phenomena into several primary areas, and then tend to pick one on which to focus their study. Those areas of research and testing are: Telepathy, the study of mind-to-mind communication; Precognition, the transfer of knowledge about future events that cannot be inferred through any known way; Clairvoyance, studying the transfer of information about faraway places without using the normal senses; Psychokinesis, the mental interaction with material items, whether animate or inanimate; and Biological psychokinesis, the mental interaction with living systems (for example, healing from a distance or the communication with living creatures of different species).

In THE DELPHI BLOODLINE, my heroine Athena Butler, the modern-day descendant of the powerful and ancient Delphi bloodline, displays abilities of telepathy, clairvoyance and biological psychokinesis. Her mother and grandmother all show similar abilities, as does the mother of the hero, Kas Skoros. They are heirs to the bloodline, women whose ancestry can be traced back to the clairvoyant and healing priestesses of ancient Greece. The problem in my story is that a ruthless tycoon finds out about the bloodline and wants to exploit and if necessary enslave them. To stay free and alive, they must turn vigilant and use all their talents to trap the mastermind’s minions—and try to ensnare the mastermind as well.

Until recent decades, many psychologists and psychiatrists viewed psi with skepticism. Today, the field is open to the connections between psi and psychology, neuroscience and physics. Many top-notch, international academic institutions, such as Cambridge, Princeton, the University of Virginia and SRI (Stanford Research Institute), have psi labs. The same natural laws that apply to physics and other sciences also apply to psi. It can be tested in the lab and has been for decades, the results of which gave rise to the Department of Defense’s Stargate Program.

Many scientists agree that psi might actually be a type of mental process or state, such as memory, learning or consciousness. The psychic women in THE DELPHI BLOODLINE exemplify the extraordinary mental processes that science labs all over the world are now studying.

 

The Delphi Bloodline
By Donna Del Oro
Blurb:
Present day descendants of the ancient, psychically powerful Delphi bloodline face the threat of extinction when an evil tycoon hunts them for his own nefarious intent, a global spy network.

When artist Athena Butler, the modern-day descendant of a powerful, ancient bloodline of psychic women, realizes she’s the target of mysterious and dangerous kidnappers, she gets help from strange sources—the spirit of an ancient ancestor and a handsome man who claims to be one of her bloodline’s Guardians. Her mental powers and his brawny skills keep them one step ahead of the mastermind behind these kidnappers. Until the time when an FBI task force decides to use Athena as bait.

 

About the Author:
My pen name is Donna Del Oro and I live in Northern California near the Sierra Nevada foothills and Folsom Lake. After retiring from high school teaching, I decided life was too short to waste. Thus, began a journey doing what I’d been wanting to do for many years–write fiction. I sold my first novel, OPERATION FAMILIA, right away and this book went on to win an award for the Best 2010 Latino Books into Movies Award. Following that first sale, I published three more women’s fiction books, then branched out into writing my first love, romantic thrillers. This year, 2012, saw the launch of A BODYGUARD OF LIES and THE DELPHI BLOODLINE, both ebooks and available on Kindle, Nook, Apple, and elsewhere. If you have read any of my books, I welcome your input. Leave me a review on Amazon and your name goes into a pile for a $50 gift card at B&N, my favorite bookstore. You can email me: donna@donnadeloro.com. Thanks for dropping by!”

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