Some things to ponder . . . the three areas of the paranormal . . .
"Parapsychologists attempt to explain the phenomena within mainstream science. If the phenomena can’t be explained within the context of mainstream science, then new hypotheses and theories are proposed that are an extension of known science. Some of those ideas may seem well outside of mainstream science but new data, experiments, and information will continue to support or not support those hypotheses. For example, new information gained in the study of quantum physics gives new possibilities for explaining paranormal phenomena with the context of science.
The variety of different areas and experiences within the field are collectively termed ‘psi’. Psi is synonymous with psychic and psychical. The three aspects of psi are:Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
or what some term Extended Sensory Perception. This area of psi is considered informational or receptive psi.
Psychokinesis (PK). This is psi as an interaction. It is when the mind has a direct affect on an animate or inanimate object. Telekinesis
is the older term used to describe these phenomena of moving distant objects with one’s mind but most parapsychologists just refer to it as PK. To make it simple, let’s just say it is mind over matter.Survival
. This is the life after death area that all ghost hunters and paranormal investigators have come to know and love. However, it includes much more than just ghosts and hauntings as you will see in the following paragraphs."
[link to www.paranormalresearchgroup.com
[link to www.parapsych.org