Proof-oriented empirical research on extra sensory perception has demonstrated—at the very least—statistical anomalies relating to human behavior that persist even in the most rigorous laboratory settings. Because of this, Public Parapsychology focuses less on efforts to prove that psi exists and more on efforts to understand the processes underlying psychic/exceptional experiences. It aims to validate the lived experiences of individuals, as well as interpret and use psi in ways that may positively impact ourselves and our environment.
Psi does not belong only to career scientists or to established practitioners. It belongs to everyone. One prominent theory of psi, First Sight, suggests that psi is not an anomaly nor is it an ability—it is a characteristic of all living things, continuously ongoing, and lawful in its functioning, participating as an active aspect of our engagement with reality.
Additionally, the drive to create, to intuit, to shape, to investigate, and to rationalize are innate to all humans. Let us cut across the roles of scientist/practitioner, experimenter/subject, or skeptic/believer, as we engage in a dialogue on psi, one that may be critical to our development —and survival—as a species.