Sacred Places and Home Dream Reports:  Methodological Reassessments and Reflections on Paul Devereux's Experiment in Wales and England
By Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. and Mark A. Schroll, Ph.D.


1. Bohm's presentation at Harvard was followed by a panel discussion that included Huston Smith, Rupert Sheldrake and Renee` Weber. 

2. Curt Hoffman pointed out during the question and answer portion of our July 1, 2007 symposium, International Association for the Study of Dreams, Sonoma State University, that in archaeology unequal samples are dealt with all the time, and that a different kind of statistics is used.  Whereas in psychology an equal number of samples are needed.

3. David Luke's 2010 Parapsychological Association Presidential Address concurs:

Some ancient origins of psi, as we all know, can be traced back in the historical record in one direction to the oracles of Delphi in ancient Greece.  The seeresses would sit atop a stool and prophesize in delirious altered states, which some researchers have identified as being caused by psychoactive hydrocarbon gases issuing forth from the rock fissure (see, e.g., Devereux, 2008) (Luke: 219, 2010).


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