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  Chris Fleming's April Spirit Talk
Posted by: Tom Butler - 04-19-2017, 11:34 AM - Forum: In the News - Replies (6)

The link below will take you to Chris Fleming's April Spirit Talk. We had a most interesting discussion in which you may be interested. Lisa and I had the opportunity to work with Chris on several occasions and thought he had considerable ability. It was during this discussion that I learned just how well informed and dedicated to this work he has become. http://spirittalk.planetparanormal.com/?p=1103

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  I loved your forum.Much thanks again. Really Cool. Dellasanta
Posted by: Lorrinesr - 03-30-2017, 06:01 PM - Forum: Metaphysics - Replies (1)

I loved your forum.Much thanks again. Really Cool. Mickie

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  Best geomagnetic and sidereal time apps???
Posted by: Tom Butler - 03-29-2017, 05:58 PM - Forum: Study Questions and Suggestions - No Replies

I would like suggestions for how best to record geomagnetic field information. Right now, it looks like the Calculator at https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag-web/#igrfgrid is the most useful. 

There is also a Citizen Scientist project being conducted by NOAA testing cellphones for geomagnetic measurements here: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/crowdmag.shtml

I am currently trying out the Sidereal Clock app for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bz.bsb.sidereal&hl=en

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  Introducing the Sidereal Time EVP Study
Posted by: Tom Butler - 03-29-2017, 04:33 PM - Forum: About This Study - No Replies

We are asking you to participate in a study to see if the ease with which you collect Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) changes with sidereal time.


Psi functioning studies (ESP, Psychic, Remote Viewing) widely vary in results. This more than expected variability in study results has undermined the repeatability aspect of psi studies and has given support to skeptic claims. However, a pattern emerged from meta-analysis of a large number of psi functioning trials indicating psi performance was more consistent when LST is considered. A four-fold increase in functioning was seen to occur around 1330 local sidereal time.

The Implicit Cosmology predicts psi function and the collection of EVP involve the same processes. However, the linkage between psi functioning and collection of EVP is not empirically well established. Determining if there is one might further our understanding of how EVP works and how sidereal time is involved in psi function.

The full article for the study is at: http://atransc.org/sidereal-time-evp-study/. There is also a PDF version of the article at https://independent.academia.edu/TomButler

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Sad Sidebar Changes
Posted by: Tom Butler - 03-22-2017, 04:07 PM - Forum: Changes to Website - Replies (2)

Some of you may have noticed that the Recent Post sidebar has changed, but not for the better.

In trying to improve the old one, I changed it so that it showed two identical boxes, side-by-side, instead of one.

I am trying to get help to fix the new one. My idea is to have one dedicated to the Big Circle and one to the rest of the board.

Please let me know here if I cause other problems for you access and use of the board. 

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  ATransC NewsJournal Archive
Posted by: Tom Butler - 03-17-2017, 09:41 AM - Forum: Changes to Website - No Replies

All of the newsletters issued by Sarah Estep and the Butlers are on atransc.org under the ATransC NewsJournals Tab: http://atransc.org/category/archive/. Bill Weisensale's Spirit Voices are there as well: http://atransc.org/spirit-voices/

There is also an ATransC Newsletter Combined PDF at https://www.dropbox.com/s/xdgnfl86akznaie/ATransC%20NewsJournal%20Combined%202017.pdf?dl=0 It has all of the past AA-EVP and ATransC newsletters. The password for it is yourimmortalself-implicit

We are a little uncomfortable about making the combined available because it gives a potential pirate publisher everything needed to make a book. Even so, it is a potent tool for studying techniques and history of ITC. We are still learning how well the share feature works on Dropbox, so please let us know if you have difficulty accessing the file.

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  About me..
Posted by: terrisegal - 03-07-2017, 07:41 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (10)

I'm honored to join. My brother Jeff died in 2014. His nickname is Duffy. Or Fluffy!! I've been communicating with him in many ways.. EVP is one. I don't record now. Maybe someday. He might come through as he talented. Thank you for having me!

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  Open Letter to Paranormalists: Limits of science, trust and responsibility
Posted by: Tom Butler - 03-06-2017, 03:57 PM - Forum: Good to Know About Paranormalist Community - No Replies

When I was very young, I wanted to be the first man on the moon. Later, I decided I was going to be the next Frank Lloyd Wright. It was the Air Force that turned me into an electronics technician and the only realistic next step was to become an electronics engineer. As it turned out, I was pretty good at it ... something to do with the way people think ... I think concepts which leading to actionable results.


When Lisa and I assumed leadership of the ATransC (It was the AA-EVP back then), our first move after building a website was to begin contacting scientists. We even considered sponsoring an invitation only conference to develop a roadmap for the scientific study of ITC, designed after the Esalen conference on Survival of Bodily Death. The contact person at Esalen ignored our emails. That began our estrangement with science.


You can see that science is important to me. It is important to our work; indispensable, actually. But it just has not worked out. In fact, some of my friends have been damaged by academics under the banner of science. If you think survival is real and feel the need to better understand it, then you have been hurt by our trusted scientists, as well. It is not getting better and will not unless people point out the problem and act accordingly.

The hardest essay to write for me has been one explaining how you as a paranormalist need to think to get along with scientists. This is especially true if you produce phenomena and would like to be studied. The essay was hard to write because it shames me and our community that it needed to be written. You be the judge: "Open Letter to Paranormalists: Limits of science, trust and responsibility" (http://ethericstudies.org/open-letter-to-paranormalists-science/

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  Shattered Reality Podcast
Posted by: Tom Butler - 03-04-2017, 03:41 PM - Forum: In the News - No Replies

This week, I visited with Fahrusha on Shattered Reality Podcast. (http://atlanticcoastufos.com/shatteredrealitypodcast.com/podcast/tom-butler-evps-45/) An interesting possible EVP popped in after the discussion. You can hear the podcast and possible EVP by following the link.

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  Hello from Argentina
Posted by: Fernando Cacciola - 03-02-2017, 09:50 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (5)

Hi,

I ended up here because some weeks ago I started participating in a metaphysics forum (elsewhere), which recently Tom Butler joined.
I was immediately caught up by his mentioning of EVP, and, thanks to him using his real name, a couple of google hits later, here I am.

I'm a mid-aged computer programmer (for most of my life). I Studied Biochemistry for 5 years, but dropped when I realized I was not going to spend my life doing blood-tests (that's what most Biochemists actually do on a dayjob Smile and I was on the wrong University for serious scientific research Smile

My interest usually lies in the intersection of philosophy, science, engineering and spiritualism.

I've been raised up within the doctrines of a particular spiritualist church (FWIW, my grandfather was among the first in the early 1900, then my mother, then me). In my youth, I used to think that this doctrine got it mostly right, totally unlike mainstream religions (in fact, the doctrine considers itself to be a sort of science and not a religion at all). As I grew older I realized that it actually is a religion and there is nothing scientific about it. So, though once I would even "teach" on our church (until they wouldn't let me anymore), now I broke apart from the church, and decided to keep and try to improve on the belief system I adopted from it.

As it turns out, the *contents* of the belief system of that church has always been something that makes *a lot* of sense to me, perhaps for being less than 100 years old, and intentionally compatible with science. Yet, on the other hand, it still nothing but a belief system, which at most, might be taken as a provisional, extremely raw, starting point for real science.

As a spiritualist (also called spiritist) I believe that *I* am a spirit temporarily linked to a human body, through a sort of "hemi-ethereal" organ called "mind" (which is not the brain), with the specific purpose of learning really significant things that are better learned when experiencing reality through this special link with the physical world (better in contrast to our experiences when we are "free" from the physical constrains of human life)

Presumably from having been nurtured within this church, I've always had a *complete certainty* about the reality of the spiritual world, even if I myself have never, ever, experienced anything of psychic nature (and FWIW, even at my 46, so far I haven't lost any loved to have the feeling of needing a belief in the after life)

In fact, the core of my church is mediumship, so I've participated in thousands of mediumship "practices" (we don't do circles, nor seances, nor readings.. but is mediumship nonetheless) for over 20 years, and yet I'm not myself a medium beyond the basic intuitive form of the skill as every other person (mediumship is a skill, not a gift).

I think I'd said that I am not specially interested in ITC (visual or EVP). Not on and by itself, for as I said, oddly enough, without having any psychic experience, the reality of "our true home", so to speak, is intuitively so clear and certain to me that I never needed other forms of harder evidence (or I'm just psychologically conditioned by my uprising).

What I am interesting in is in contributing to the development of a comprehensive belief system, or worldview, or theory, that can be scientifically refined, tested and improved (as so many have done before me, even if still today their work is largely unknown). It is then, as a means to help with it, that I'm interested in ITC (or mediumship for that matter).

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