How do people react when...

Discussion in 'Spirituality / MetaPhysics / OBE / NDE' started by Debi, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Seahunter

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    Don't forget... If you mean that the author is a "doctor" of this or that, regarding the paranormal field (everything we discuss), I would be VERY skeptical too. The reason is, they are probably over 75% fake in their credentials. I used to always look up the credentials every time a guest would be on a show. Like I say, probably three quarters of them were fake and/or questionable. Whenever I see Dr. Joe Smith (sorry Debi :p) from the "Transcendental School of Divine Revelation, I take it with a bag of salt. A lot of these are paper mills. You send them a sum of money and they send you bogus credentials. Others may require a bit more, maybe some online classes or something, but it still is not a real accredited school. Unless the accreditation was also purchased by someone else. The other thing you have to be VERY careful of is if they do have credentials, do they fit the field. Dr. Bruce Goldberg is one example. The guy is a dentist. If he is going to go on about past lives and whatever else, don't call him Dr. Goldberg because he is not professing what his formal education covered. It's a way of giving weight to what he is saying because he wants to be called "doctor" - Lie by deception. Anyway, I agree with you in regard to people lying or stretching the truth to sell you their snake oil.
     
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    You nailed that, Sea. If you remember back a bit, I had a go round with a certain person posting here as "Dr.". It was one of the online course doctor things.

    I just saw two days ago that someone was referring to LA Marzulli as "Dr." After doing a bit of research, I found that it was two "honorary" doctorates from sketchy sources, but it's used to give "power" to the person's theories.

    To my knowledge, the ONLY one who can truly say he got a doctorate in an accredited school for parapsychology is Lloyd Aurbach. And they dropped that program shortly after Lloyd got his degree, but he does have one.
     
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    Super good points Sea. Well stated!!!
     
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    Aurbach does not have a doctorate. He has an MS in parapsychology. He is NOT a doctor. He also uses the term "professor", which by west coast standards anyway, is impossible, and I went roundy, roundy with him on this. Real professors work years and years to get that title. It is a title granted to PhD's who have earned the right to be called a professor. The universities I have attended have professors and associate professors. You can teach and do research for years as an associate professor before you can even become a full professor. Additionally, he is now calling himself an adjunct professor at JFK University, but in Media and Publishing - not even parapsychology!
     
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    Good information. We can keep things in perspective. Thanks Sea.
     
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    The only people whom I would tell about it are those who are open minded about it. This comes down to a subset of friends and relatives. The typical reaction I get are them being surprised about it, or having questions about it or asking for help with something they think might be paranormal.
     
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    Over the last decade or two, that is pretty much the reaction I've gotten as well. I think people are now naturally curious about it and not so likely to run scared.
     
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    For that we can be grateful. Curiosity and learning can be useful.
     
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    I've never known people to run scared of someone for an interest or even believing in the paranormal. They'll tend to be skeptical and adamant that science can provide an explanation for anything thought to be paranormal, even though they themselves couldn't begin to provide any answers if you were to describe any such incident to them.
     
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    I'm a "bit" older than you, Edge, ( a lot of bit) and there was a day people reacted quite differently. Until sometime after Ruth Montgomery and Jean Dixon brought it into the White House in the Kennedy era, some people still reacted to even talk of the paranormal with fear and accusations of evil.
     
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