Psychoactive substances and paranormal phenomena: A comprehensive review

  title={Psychoactive substances and paranormal phenomena: A comprehensive review},
  author={David P Luke},
  journal={International Journal of Transpersonal Studies},
  • D. Luke
  • Published 31 December 2012
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Transpersonal Studies
This paper investigates the relationship between psychoactive substances and so-called paranormal phenomena falling within the study of parapsychology. It is primarily concerned with extrasensory perception (ESP)—telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance—as well as out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and near-death experiences (NDEs). Psychokinesis (PK), aura vision, encounter experiences, and sleep paralysis only make a very limited contribution to this review as they are seldom related to… 

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