Appendix A: Summaries and Worksheets
Skill Summaries
Grounding Let go of old energy and tension Anchor to the ground Balance your energy

Shutdown Ground and Center Relax, focus on something fun

Astral Projection Choose a location. Daydream about the location to get there. Explore and receive. Practice changing things. Explore others' areas. Return to the physical world.

Centering Ground your energy. Recognize yourself and your thoughts Recognize thoughts imposed by others Focus on yourself

Shielding Ground and Center. Choose the shield’s purpose. Draw energy. Swirl it around you until stable. Let go.

Aura Vision Relax. Look gently or feel with your mind. Shift your focus to looking psychically. Watch the movements and details of the aura.

Drawing Energy Ground and Center Choose a source Pull in energy Balance yourself

Empathy Create a connection to the target Strengthen the connection Receive and navigate Disconnect cleanly

Psychokinesis Fix your beliefs so that disbelief will no longer interfere. Choose the goal you want. Visualize that goal very strongly. Pick the event. Check the outcome. Practice, practice, practice. And did I mention, practice?

Creating Psiballs Ground and Center Draw energy Shape the energy Notice any sensations

Telepathy Create and strengthen a link. Receive or send through the link with detailed images. Close the link gently.


Worksheet: Past Experiences
Yes or No
What is your overall feeling toward psychic abilities?
Worksheet: Religion and Beliefs
Yes or No
What is your religion's view on psychic abilities?
What is your religion?
Worksheet: Patience
What kinds of results do you want?
How long are you willing to wait for those results?
Look through the table of contents. What skill do you want to learn first? Why?
Worksheet: Fears
Mark each sentence that describes your thoughts.
Do you believe that you personally can learn psychic abilities? ___ Yes ___ No
Worksheet: Summary
Why do you want to learn psi?
What skills are you going to start with?
How long will you practice? I promise to spend ____ practicing a skill before I quit.
Worksheet: Comfort with Encounters 

Yes 
No 
Are you comfortable with: 
Perceptions 



Feeling ghosts are nearby but not seeing them? 


Seeing ghosts? 


Feeling auras touch you? 


Seeing auras? 


Knowing what happened in a room? 


Getting visions of an object's past by holding it? 


Knowing what might happen tomorrow? 


Being directed to do things? 


Being talked to by spirits or other creatures? 
Alterations 



Changing how a plant grows by feeling kind or unkind to it? 


Causing dice to roll differently? 


Accidentally causing electrical equipment to break or behave strangely? 


Causing lights to flicker? 


Causing time to slow down or speed up slightly? 


Accidentally or purposely, making small objects levitate? 


Accidentally or purposely, making large objects levitate? 


Accidentally or purposely, causing scorches or small fires? 
People 



Feeling other people's emotions? 


Hearing other people's thoughts in your mind? 


Knowing personal information about a stranger? 


Causing other people to feel your moods and hear your thoughts? 


Knowing someone dislikes you, although they are polite? 


Knowing someone is lying to you, although they aren't showing it? 


Feeling the presence of every person and animal in the room? 


Knowing when someone is about to get hurt? 
Worksheet: Personality
How easily frustrated are you?
How much guidance do you want?
How much do you want to control what you do?
What do you want from a teacher or book?
Worksheet: Paranormal Event Record
Yes or No
Does the event always occur near the same person?
Does the event always occur near the same place?
Does the event always occur near the same time?
Where/when did it happen?
Who did it involve?
How important is it?
Is the event good, bad, or neither?
Explain what happened.
Appendix B: ZSCORE and Probability
There are four important statistics regarding the experiments described in this book. They are arithemetic mean, standard deviation, zscore, and probability. This section discusses each in detail, including how to calculate them.
Arithmetic Mean
Arithemetic mean, or average, is (in this situation) the number of hits expected by chance alone.
Mean = (Total trials) * (Chance expressed as a fraction)
For instance, if there are 30 total trials, and there are 5 cards, then chance is 1/5. The mean is 30 * (1/5) = 30/5 = 6. If there are 78 trials, and 5 cards, the mean is 78 * (1/5) = (78 / 5) = 15.6.
Standard Deviation
Standard deviation describes the amount that scores would vary by naturally. It is directly based on the chance value for the situation. The formula here is used only when chance is a known value, such as 1/4, or 1/5, or some other fraction.
Standard Deviation = square root ( mean / 2 )
For example, if there are 30 trials, and 1/5 is chance, the mean is 6. To calculate the standard deviation, take the mean divided by two = 6/2 = 3, and find the square root of that. The square root of 3 is 1.73. Therefore, one standard deviation is 1.73.
If there are 78 trials, and 1/5 is chance, the mean is 15.6. That divided by two = 15.6 / 2 = 7.8. The square root of 7.8 is 2.79. Therefore, one standard deviation is 2.79.
ZScore
ZScore describes how far a score is away from the mean, measured in standard deviations. For the score line below, assume 30 trials, chance 1/5, mean 6. Each section marked SD measure the distance of 1 standard deviation.
If you actually got 1 hit, instead of the expected 6 hits, your score would be about 3 standard deviations away. That would mean your zscore was 3. The zscore can be a decimal value, rather than just an integer (for the score of 4 hits, as an example). The formula for calculating it exactly is as follows.
Zscore = (Actual hits obtained  Expected Mean) / (standard deviation)
So in this case, zscore = (1  6) / 1.73 = 5 / 1.73 = 2.89. The negative sign indicates that you got fewer hits than expected; you psimissed instead of psihit. The value of the zscore is more important than the direction.
The zscore becomes a more accurate measure as the number of trials gets large. It's best used when the mean is at least 10, and all the better if the mean is in the thousands (such as with computerized random number generators). Since the amount of effect that PK has been studied to have is somewhere between 1 in 100 bits, to 1 in 1000 bits, it's best if you can do several hundred trials with a random number generator, in order to measure your effect.
Probability of ZScore
Probability of the Zscore is the percentage chance of that zscore being due to random chance alone, and not to your efforts. It is the measuring stick of proof for scientific experiments. You need a 5% probability or less that the results are due to chance, in order to have proven an effect. Some experiments have even more rigorous requirements; a probability of 1%, or of 0.1% as proof. You must get down at least to 5% to begin with.
The actual probability formula involves calculus and would be difficult to explain here. Instead, I've provided a table showing the important range of zscores and probability values. Two important significance levels: a zscore of 1.65 or greater means the probability is 5% or less. A zscore of 2.33 or greater means the probability is 1% or less.
Formula Summary
Mean = (Total trials) * (Chance expressed as a fraction)
Standard Deviation = square root ( mean / 2 )
Zscore = (Actual hits obtained  Expected Mean) / (standard deviation)
ZScore / Probability Lookup Table
ZScore 
Probability 
0.00 
50% 
0.25 
40% 
0.52 
30% 
0.84 
20% 
1.04 
15% 
1.28 
10% 
1.41 
8% 
1.65 
5% 
1.75 
4% 
1.88 
3% 
2.05 
2% 
2.33 
1% 
2.58 
0.05% 
3.09 
0.01% 
3.29 
0.005% 
3.72 
0.001% 
4.26 
0.0001% 
Above 4.26 
Incredible 
Appendix C: Scientific Organizations
Many organizations have publications available to members at lower costs or for free. They also often provide library or research services of various sorts. The publications and services listed are, obviously, an incomplete list.. Typical yearly memberships are $30$70 US, with discounts available for students, spouses, and senior citizens.
Contact the organization you're interested in for up to date membership and publication costs.
Organization 
Publications and Services 
American Society for Psychical Research, Inc. 5 West 73rd Street New York, New York 10023 USA Phone (212) 7995050 / Fax (212) 4962497 Web address: http://www.aspr.com/

Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research ASPR Newsletter Information Service for hardtofind resources Research Library and Archives Audio, Video & Book Sale Catalogue

Consciousness Research Laboratory CA USA Web address: http://www.psiresearch.org/index.htm

The Conscious Universe

Global Consciousness Project Web address: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/ 
International Data Gathering and Analysis Results Online

Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene Wilhelmstr. 3a D79098 Freiburg i.Br. Phone: 0761207210; Fax 07612072199 FREIBURG, GERMANY Web address: http://www.igpp.de/

Research Papers and Abstracts German Language Information

Japanese Society for Parapsychology 2924204 Sakuragaoka Shibuyaku Tokyo 1500031 JAPAN Phone Number: +81334964353 Fax Number: +81334964391 Web address: http://wwwsoc.nacsis.ac.jp/jspp2/index_e.htm

Japanese Journal of Parapsychology Annual Convention, December in Tokyo Summer School Monthly Meetings Email Newsletter

Koestler Parapsychology Unit Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh 7, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3348 Web address: http://moebius.psy.ed.ac.uk/index.html

European Journal of Parapsychology Indepth online articles, abstracts

Parapsychological Association, Inc. PO BOX 797 Fairhaven, MA 02719 USA Web address: http://www.parapsych.org/

Publication of Members' Articles Conventions Science Papers Online

Parapsychology Foundation, Inc. 228 East 71st Street New York, NY 10021 USA Tel: 2126281550 Fax:2126281559 Web address: http://www.parapsychology.org/home.html 
Parapsychology Review: Official Journal Eileen J. Garrett Library Eileen J. Garrett: A Woman Who Made a Difference Scholarships and Grants Proceedings of International Conferences Parapsychological Monographs

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research C131, Engineering Quadrangle Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 USA Phone: (609) 2585950 Fax: (609) 2581993 Web address: http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/

Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World Consciousness and Anomalous Physical Phenomena. Articles and Studies

Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology 402 N. Buchanan Blvd. Durham, NC 277011728 USA Tel. 9196888241 Fax 9196834338 Web address: http://www.rhine.org/

Journal of Parapsychology Summer Study Program Library Online articles 
Society for Psychical Research 49, MARLOES ROAD KENSINGTON LONDON W8 6LA TELEPHONE / FAX: 01719378984 Web address: http://moebius.psy.ed.ac.uk/~spr/ 
Journal of the Society for Psychical Research Newsletter Many Books and Booklets Lectures Cassettes of Lectures Library
