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Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Ph.D.

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When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Home of Dr. Lynne Steinman
Santa Clarita, California 
United States
Contact: Lynne Steinman, Ph.D.

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Maybe you will have a bit of time to read during the Holiday Season?  If so...
LACPA’s Winter Book Club Selection:

 

Extraordinary Knowing:

Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind

 

by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Ph.D.

 

Book Summary (from Amazon.com):
 
In 1991, when her daughter’s rare, hand-carved harp was stolen, Lisby Mayer’s familiar world of science and rational thinking turned upside down. After the police failed to turn up any leads, a friend suggested she call a dowser—a man who specialized in finding lost objects. With nothing to lose—and almost as a joke—Dr. Mayer agreed. Within two days, and without leaving his Arkansas home, the dowser located the exact California street coordinates where the harp was found.

Deeply shaken, yet driven to understand what had happened, Mayer began the fourteen-year journey of discovery that she recounts in this mind-opening, brilliantly readable book. Her first surprise: the dozens of colleagues who’d been keeping similar experiences secret for years, fearful of being labeled credulous or crazy.

Extraordinary Knowing is an attempt to break through the silence imposed by fear and to explore what science has to say about these and countless other “inexplicable” phenomena. From Sigmund Freud’s writings on telepathy to secret CIA experiments on remote viewing, from leading-edge neuroscience to the strange world of quantum physics, Dr. Mayer reveals a wealth of credible and fascinating research into the realm where the mind seems to trump the laws of nature.

She does not ask us to believe. Rather she brings us a book of profound intrigue and optimism, with far-reaching implications not just for scientific inquiry but also for the ways we go about living in the world.
 
A Sample of Reviews on Amazon:
One reviewer wrote, “We find exciting and irrefutable evidence that what we call 'reality' is far more magical and exciting than we've ever dreamed.
 
Another stated, “A fascinating exploration of the mind and of what it might be to be human.  Mayer opens up intriguing new vistas for thinking about our deeper connectedness.”

 

Please contact the Book Club facilitator to RSVP for the meeting:

 

Santa Clarita

Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 AM

Home of Dr. Lynne Steinman

LASteinman@aol.com  (661) 259-0144

Address and directions will be provided when you RSVP

 

 

 Join us for great discussions with fellow LACPA members!

 

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