psychical experience (Myers, "Retrocognition
This may be described as retrocognition
in dreams or retrocausality in physics, in that a volcanic eruption had occurred more than 100 years ago, but was dreamt about in the present.
Her extraordinary powers that enable her to defeat enemies and avenge herself include: telepathy, or the power to read other people's thoughts and access their memory banks; telekinesis or the ability to move or affect material objects (guns, cars) without touching them; remote viewing or the power to observe or see what's happening from afar; retrocognition
or the power to see what happened in the past without being there; levitation or the power to reverse the polarity of one's magnetic field and thereby rise; clairaudience or the power to hear conversations at a distance; and teleportation or the ability to transport oneself physically from one place to another.
At the end of the semester, he called me into his office, told me that I had a 'C' for the course in spite of what I thought was an excellent paper on "Retrocognition
," and that I would have to leave the program or be put on probation.
There are variants of explanations: The real subjective paranormal experience, the precognitive dreams, reincarnation, retrocognition
, and also presentiments of immediate precognition seconds later versus delayed precognition, which may be minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years later, and I posit that there possibly is a different mechanism than presentiment (Adachi et al., 2003; Kohn, 1983; Neppe, 1983a, 1983b, 1983d, 2006b, 2006g).
With his characteristic thoughtfulness, Ian discussed nine hypotheses that might possibly explain these alleged memories, such as fraud, racial memory, extrasensory perception, retrocognition
, possession, and reincarnation.
The fifth chapter provides a solid introduction to the research on ESP for past and future information (i.e., retrocognition
and precognition, respectively).
In fact non-psychics were also tested, but other ESP categories (e.g., precognition, retrocognition
, telepathy) were never assessed.
This instruction was necessary as some percipients seemed to have deployed protocols that may have encouraged retrocognition
and precognition rather than real-time remote viewing (see italicized text in bold in APPENDIX A).
Similarly, several experiments with positive psi results (e.g., from remote viewing to random-event generator (REG studies) show no systematic declines with increases in distance between subject and target (or target-REG), or even with time displacements in precognition or retrocognition
experiments (Dunne, Jahn & Nelson, 1983; Targ & Harary, 1984).