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Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP96-00792R00070035000-0 SOME 1'1,in-- gturn Psychology has always strived or respectability as a PART I - ESP AS A COMPONENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LEVELS OF RE1: GICAL DISORDERS e. For this reason it adopted the parameters of Classic Phys to attain the same precision and objectivity. However, . d not keep pace with the evolution of Physics and Parapsycho KISKOS, Julika. and SAMUEL Andre. and without questioning more deeply its basic assumptions, it Clinical Psychologists ned within the theoretical model proposed by Classic Physics. Sociedade de Pesquisas Psicobiofisica Sao Paulo 4ems to us that questioning reality has much to do with Clinical Sao Paulo, S.P? Brazil 41logy because, as psychotherapists, we deal with human beings heir subjective reality - and this often means that we have to the so called altered states of consciousness. The main aspect is question is that the expression of the ASC may be adapted t, as we shall see further on. m clinical pratice and also in our parapsychological research ye noticed that in many cases which could be considered as boL pathology, there is an ESP factor mingled with the symptoms Abstract; Clinical Psychology has not taken into, account evigaviour of the patient. As examples we cite cases of some of provided by other areas of research that point to the existatients that could be included in this category. other levels of reality. Therefore, that which is not percei et through physical senses is often considered as being of a pa BE - we had a patient who complained, amongst other things, cal nature. The authors have observed that in some psychologis sometimes felt as if she were floating the eling.Oce, disorders sometimes there is an ESP factor mingled with the pthat position, she saw her body sitting on the easy chair in he cin symptoms, and which are only taken into account as a proof of of a "insanity". Reports made by some patients' and trained sensit reported rthoaft Isileire.m=hntprf about their perceptions are similar. The difference between ILorpejr-ealwit12:dsremM7t visit lies in the fact that the former experience their perceptions dy reaching the wall opposite to her bed and that, from there, chaotic manner and are overwhelmed by them, while the latter ould see her own body lying on the bed. It is more than natural between ESP and common perceptions, e p x eriences of this nature trigger a psychological reaction learned to discriminate taming their psychical integrity ug the patient to doubt her sanity. ychokinetic phenomena - We have a patient who hears noises and When in 1882 the Society for Psychical Research of London st making scientific studies of paranormal phenomena, the model ives movements in the house: crashes in the kitchen, doors that reality conceived was dictated by Newtonian Physics - and in and close, objects changing place, etc. From the traditional r model there was no place for phenomena which conflicted with of view we would say that she is hallucinating. However, due Today we know that Classic Physics became limited because i knowledge and experience with the phenomenon of poltergeist, Principles. e to the conclusion that she was not hallucinating. Recently members of the family have heard and seen the same things, But the theory of Relativity as well as the developments of Arcing Physics shattered this model of a mechanistic and onlerly Univ ot uncommon. Not knowing about them, however, may cause the opuent of psychological problems associated to the stress described a certain level of reality - the level that we perc ved. through our senses. However, it was not adequate to describe phenomena that take place at the sub-atomic level and which e ecognition - We had a patient who had precognitive dreams, our perception, connected with the death or accidents with relations or intances. These precognitive dreams led to the development of a For a long time Parapsychology has been studying phenomena wh al thought loaded with guilt. This sense of guilt was dealt point to other levels of reality. What makes these observatioin psychotherapy making her aware that there was no direct rel important is that they originate from different areas of resebetween this type of dream and the death or accidents of the a which, on comparison, form a network of evidence pointing to levels of reality, tional psychotherapy dreams are often regarded as a catharsis e she knew. She was also made aware of her ESP capacity. In conscious desires. However, sometimes they may also be a bridge The nature of reality is questioned both by physicists and p fen cther levels of reality and ours. Psychotherapists who work chologists. Einstein commented on this question as follows: interpretation of dreams should be well aware of this fact. material world... constitutes the whole world of appearance, not the whole world of reality; we may think of it as formingIcking up symptoms - We had opportunity of following up cases of cross section of the world of reality." e displaying somatic or psychological symptoms, making them seek 2rs or psychologists. The treatments, however, were not success- i:e came across the same type of phenomenon in our clinical 342 Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP96-00792R000700350003-0 343 Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP96-00792R000700350003-0 practice. We also noticed that these symptoms shifted, leadingthotronic Research, in 1977, in Tokyo, entitled "Healing at a different diagnosis by different specialists. Our observationstance: some Evidences Suggestive of Theta Agent Influence in cate that certain people have a sensitivity which causes them thological Disturbances", we named these entities "theta agents". unknowingly act as "lightning conductors" in their environment, picking up moods or physical symptoms of the people nearby. Wbamy consider these "theta agents" as natural phenomena, there trained to develop their Esp faculty, they learn to control it subject to the laws of Nature, or we can also give them a reTi are no longer at its mercy. Trained sensitives can often manif s connotation. From our point of view, however, the religious the symptoms experienced by a patient they do not know at the ct that these phenomena might have is due to Man's interprets- mention of his name, whether the patient is known or unknown t and not to the phenomena itself. As our working hypothesis, we t those present. There are persons who possess this faculty but ad for the existence of theta agents. We did this because apart unaware of it and suffer the influences of their environment. I the explanation one might give them - subconscious of the sen Xve, fraud, telepathy, clairvoyance, "this world-ESP", etc. - we For the last few years we have studied people with ESP and the*ced the influence of such theta agents on some patients. In most studies indicate that in certain disturbances classified as "qtbe cases they can be removed through certain processes we use. illness" there are Esp components. usually an Esp manifestatioithe theta agents were merely the result of the subjectivity of looked upon as another element pointing to the fact that the i sensitive or due to his ESP, the improvement we noticed due to ual is insane. ESP truly has its part in this picture, because means we applied would not have c.ccurred. makes the individual receptive to influences of many kinds; an also reinforces the idea the patient himself and others have o disturbance, i.e., he is most probably becoming insane, due to weird perceptions and sensations he experiences. vay theta agents act and how they present themselves was des- ed in the paper mentioned previously, as well as in the second of this paper which is being presented at this IV Conference, It is impossible to ignore the similarities between certain pec the title "ESP as an Aid to Psychotherapy in Some Psycho-: tions of patients committed to asylums and the description giv 'cal Disorders". sensitives. The difference, in terms of what is experienced, b patient, lies in the fact that trained sensitives discriminate tween ESP and common perception, while the person who is a sen but not aware of it, gets in emotional states which end by ore or aggravating maladjustment. is natural that ESP should not be uniform in everyone. The inten y of the manifestations vary from person to person and so does type of ESP. In the same manner, the way ESP manifests itself interferes in the patient's life is cldsely related to the Ucture of his personality. These two aspects are closely inter- and consequently the effects of this interrelation vary from Clairvoyance is often found in people who are diagnosed as "meon to person. n ill". What they perceive is not taken into account as it is co i ber side to this question is the influence theta agents have on into account as one more proof of their "insanity". However, c dered the result of a sick mind. Their perceptions are only ta ain persons, whether they have or do not have ESP. The effect voyance as well as clairaudience are often found in sensitivetbe influence may be psychopathological, psychophysiological or which perceive ironmental. The difference felt between people who have or do Here again there is a difference not in thathih i r have ESP is that the former can become mentally confused as they rather in the experience triggered by the perception. The psyc . feel or hear things that other people do not. experiences his perception in a chaotic manner and is overwhel patient may feel at the mercy of "supernatural" forces with no the same perceptions, but maintains his psychical integrity. by it; the trained sensitive learns to control his ESP; he may sibility of controlling them. The fear of being different from T ers and, as such, running the risk of being called "insane" and There are also innumerable patient reports regarding the perce o baps being committed to an asylum, acts as another destructive r sensing of what they describe as entities at their side. To tor. a briefing on such cases it is sufficient to consult a few psy iknow sensitives who have gone through this experience but who chat with patients. It is interesting to note that no matter t overcome the maladjustment caused by their untrained ESP; they Pathology textbooks or to visit some psychiatric institutions environment or the cultural background from which the patient e nd that which is perceived has similar characteristics in a great ;:th:%d with it using it to their own benefit and also to .eal of cases, pointing to a universality in the content of what is ceived. We believe that this content is universal because it d psychotherapists we should be alert to patients' reports, trying with another level of reality which can also be perceived by p apprehend their reality however strange it may seem to us: and who are adapted and possess ESP. without being overconcerned with fitting their symptoms into r of the pre-established psychopathological categories. As we get As a working hypothesis, we consider that these entities (seen,know our patients, we become familiar with the dynamics and felt or perceived as "voices") exist in another level of realittuerure of their personality, enabling us to understand and In our paper, presented at the III International Conference on ceive their problems better. If we detect a particular type of P. it should be our duty to make them aware of it, helping them 344 345 Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP96-00792R000700350003-0 understand what is happening. When ESP experiences are no long felt as a threat, the activation of internal resources during therapy allow the patient to mitigate or overcome resistances, actualizing his tendency towards recovery. The purpose of this paper is to expand the traditional concept the individual vs. environment, taking into account the possib of other levels of reality which can interact with the individ It is not our intention to substitute today's psychotherapic knowledge - but only to add to it another dimension, aiming at holistic understanding of the patient and his -reality, as well his recovery. REFERENCES Capra, F. The Tao of Physics, Great Britain: The Chaucer Press, ract: The authors discuss the inte talxty and ours in cases involving Books, Inc., 1970 frders of various kinds. Trained sen and often manifested extraneous per Jaspers, Karl. Psicopatologia Geral. 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However, personalities extran ous to the members of t Os manifested themsel es, suggesting an interre 'psychological disor ers of some patients and t 1 personalities - w ich we named "theta agents". Or, we described t e types of theta agents we ca I as the improvem te and relapses observed in p It with these age ts. The subjects selected for know that they ere being focused by the group, w Orgoing psychot erapy and had been showing certain p than a year. purpose of t is paper is to take up these aspects a ibased on ob ervations made during the last two yea in H oth is /observatio s, as pointed out in our paper "ESP as a Component pone Psych logical Disorders",which is being presented at this tonference, led us to consider that there might be another level reality, u perceived by our senses, but which could interact with /individual. Apparently, besides the classical interaction ividual vs. environment, there could be a third one that we Id call "spiritual". "Spiritual" is probably not the best word g the symptoms rs, we had come to e also 'found out e group in some ation between e influence of Also in this e across, as ients as we o r sample did re not symptoms for