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AlexSemenov   posted:11/10/2013 5:21:29 PM  (Reply)
By: Dr. Alexander Semenov
2013/11/10

Introduction

Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines the term parapsychologist as "a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis." Princeton University defines the term as "someone who studies the evidence for such psychological phenomena as psychokinesis and telepathy and clairvoyance."

There is no dispute within the scientific community that parapsychology and the term parapsychologist are not bound by any legal conditions. Therefore, anyone can legally call themselves a parapsychologist. There is however, currently a movement within the paranormal community to have the field of study and the terms associated with it to be legally recognized by the scientific community. This would impose ethical standards, licenses and proper research methodologies that would provide the "policing" that this discipline very much so needs. Contemporary parapsychology is a subject that is plagued by many misconceptions, frauds and abusers who misrepresent the discipline.

For example, if you look in your local phone book's yellow pages under Parapsychologist, chances are you will see a note stating something to the effect of "See Astrologers, Psychic Consultants, Etc." Before one continues to understand just want a parapsychologist is one must come to a universal definition of the term.

What exactly is a Parapsychologist?

A parapsychologist is someone who studies the evidence of unusual or unexplained phenomena, usually extra sensory perception, psychokinesis and clairvoyance, from a scientific stand point. Anyone who has earned the title parapsychologist knows that it is not an easy one to live or work with. Very few people have respect for Parapsychologists and the type of work that they conduct. They often face exceeding ridicule from members of the scientific community. A Parapsychologist does not legally have to be licensed or hold a Ph.D.

However, someone who claims to be a Parapsychologist should have received formal University or College education in any of the sciences. Such disciplines a Parapsychologist may specialize in include; psychology, sociology, physics, anthropology, biology, marine biology, astronomy, history, oceanography, geology, chemistry, biochemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, microbiology, atmospheric science, neuroscience, etc. A Parapsychologist should also understand the basic knowledge some trades enthrall. These trades include that of an electrician, engineer, architect, photographer and audio and video specialist.

Ideally a Parapsychologist should be an expert in all of the disciplines and trades that are mentioned above. Each discipline contains useful knowledge that would help explain the type of phenomena that a parapsychologist investigates. On top of that request, the parapsychologist would also have to be well in-versed in the actual studies and literature review of all parapsychological topics.

Realistically this is an improbable request and should not be expected of a parapsychologist. A parapsychologist would become over whelmed with knowledge and would be an ineffective member of the scientific community even if he were able to earn that many Ph.D.'s and trade skills. There is nothing wrong with admitting to the fact that you are not able to answer a specific question because you do not know the answer. There is also nothing wrong with a Parapsychologist consulting other people who are experts in particular fields in which you are not, in order to acquire an answer.

Typically a parapsychologist should first have earned an accredited degree. This should ideally be a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with psychology courses. Remember, if you are training in the field of Parapsychology it is a sub category of Psychology which is the "the study of mind and behaviour." Psychology has everything to do with what Parapsychologists study.

If you are looking for an accredited parapsychology degree, your best bet is to explore the University of Edinburgh. They allow their students who are enrolled in their honours psychology program to take two parapsychology courses in their fourth year. The courses are History of Unorthodox Psychology and Parapsychology. Students accepted into the University of Edinburgh's Masters of Science or Doctor of Philosophy program can study Parapsychology through taught or research based routes.

After the student has earned their undergraduate degree, they should move on to write an honors thesis. After the student has successfully completed an honors thesis, they should move on to a Masters degree. During the Masters degree, one is taught how to conduct proper research, research methodologies, ethical issues and how to write formal academic papers that will be submitted into the academe.

When the student has completed their Masters of Arts or Masters of Science, they must finally earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Parapsychology or they can continue their education in a specialized and accredited discipline. During the Ph.D. program one will learn even more about research, ethics, protocols and the history of a particular discipline. Once they have completed the course work they should be moving on to the last stage, a practicum. A practicum is "a course of study designed especially for the preparation of teachers and clinicians that involves the supervised practical application of previously studied theory." Most students work closely with parapsychologists conducting research with extra sensory perception. When the student finishes working on their practicum, they will begin a dissertation or thesis paper. This is an academic paper written on a topic related to a particular discipline that one should have spent many years working on that will be submitted to a panel at the University or College in order for one to obtain their sought after Ph.D.

Finally, the student has graduated University or College. Now the young Parapsychologist must become an expert in a particular area of Parapsychology. Ways in which you can achieve this include; reading relevant literature on parapsychology, taking courses relating to parapsychology, conducting research and investigations into the paranormal and by subscribing to credible journals and attending current symposiums that share new discoveries within your field. Now you may finally call yourself a Parapsychologist.

Frauds, Abusers and Misrepresentations

As mentioned previously if you look in your local phone book's yellow pages under Parapsychologist, chances are you will see a note stating something to the effect of "See Astrologers, Psychic Consultants, Etc." If you visit Yahoo or Google and type in the term Parapsychologist you will also see misrepresented websites pop up entitled "Parapsychologist & Intuitive Counselor, Parapsychologist & Psychic Counselor and Metaphysician."

To a member of the general public who may be looking for parapsychological counseling these headings sound professional. However, once you click on these websites any serious researcher involved in this field will determine in a matter of seconds that these websites are nothing but garbage.

Case Study 1

An example of this can be seen with Charlotte Smirnoff's (pseudonym) web site. She claims to be a Parapsychologist and Intuitive Counselor. She even lists her education. She obtained a Parapsychology Certificate in 1976, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1978, become an Ordained Minister in 1998, earned her Doctor of Metaphysics in 1998 and became a Reiki Master in 2003. She seems to have many titles associated with her name. She states in her biography that she is an intuitive counselor, teacher, spiritual healer, Psychologist and Parapsychologist. However, you have just been shown her qualifications. She does not hold a Masters Degree nor a Ph.D. in Parapsychology or Psychology. In fact most States and Provinces require by law that the term psychologist be reserved for people who hold Ph.D's in Psychology and whom are also licensed practitioners.

Taking one course in Parapsychology does not entitle a person to call them self a Parapsychologist. Finally the biggest indicator of someone misrepresenting them self in the field of Parapsychology has to do with the charging of monies for services. The purpose of her web site is to provide personal intuitive counseling services. This person charges you $30.00 just to talk to her through e-mail. No one in the field of Parapsychology should charge you for an investigation, parapsychological counseling or advice. Donations to the person or organization are acceptable though. After all most Parapsychologists and Paranormal Investigators for that matter are probably conducting all their research and investigations at their own expense! As Corporate Director for Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation I can attest to this. A single investigation can easily cost upwards of $100.00. These expenses quickly incur through travel, audio / video tapes, batteries, film, processing fees and post investigation analysis.

Case Study 2

A second example of this can be seen with Ricky Ulfmoore's (pseudonym) web site. Once again, she has a web site that sounds professional enough. She also claims to be a Parapsychologist. In her biography she lists her education for the general public to see. It includes; a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist diploma, an Interfaith Minister, a Traditional Reiki Master, and a Doctorate in Metaphysical Science. She also claims to be a psychic investigator and psychic consultant. There are a few problems though. She doesn't have a Bachelor or a Masters degree. Ricky does not even list any parapsychology courses or training. Under the readings section of her web site there is a message that states "Phone Readings Available". In other words, Ricky is nothing more than a 1-800 psychic who misrepresents her credentials and takes advantage of the general public by exploiting parapsychology.

Conclusion

One should never assume that a Psychic is a Parapsychologist. It is not just psychics who are misrepresenting themselves as parapsychologists either. There are also many "ghost hunters and paranormal investigators", who I like to call hobbyists, that are guilty of this behaviour as well. These are people who use sloppy methodologies and tramp around in graveyards capturing moisture and dirt in their photographs and then make radical statements claiming to have captured proof beyond a reasonable doubt of the paranormal. They even design make shift websites to share this misleading data with you. When looking for a Parapsychologist you should not be afraid to check into their background and ask questions. There are unfortunately too many people in this field who misrepresent, fraud and abuse not only the title parapsychologist but the entire field in general.

On a more positive note there are respectable parapsychologists and scientists in the field working to bring you the most accurate data there is in parapsychology. You just have to do your homework before seeking parapsychological counseling. Maybe one day we will eventually see a victory in the battle that parapsychologists are fighting in order to have the academe and scientific community recognize and give the ever so deserving credit to the title "Parapsychologist".

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Dr. Alexander Semenov
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Jaxerback   posted:11/10/2013 10:17:36 PM  (Reply)
I think you are looking to create a job title just to make money off gullible people.
Just because a college course in "parapsychology" exists does not make it a legitimate or even real science.
There is no substitute for experience in any scientific endeavour.Therefore,since there is no concrete evidence of anything to with the paranormal existing anywhere..how can a title be given for an unproven subject matter?
LincolnGenghis   posted:11/11/2013 3:59:17 AM  (Reply)
I have to admit that jaxer is mostly right about that. And I have no idea why half the soft sciences you mentioned like psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology, marine biology, astronomy, history, oceanography, biochemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, microbiology, neuroscience, etc would have any bearing on the field whatsoever.

Parapsychology has nothing to do with with looking for evidence of hauntings. well I suppose a parapsychologist could be brought in if you found a particularly chatty ghost that wants to talk about their mother issues from their past life.

The subject matter could really only be proven or disproven from a hard science angle. Liberal Arts degrees would not really be helpful in any way I can think of given the subject matter.

If you are really obsessed with an educational background that you want someone to take I would recommend engineering or physics. In engineering we actually understand testing , validations and statistical methods of data collection and analysis. And are well versed in the technical aspects of what we would be looking for in the phenomena in order to prove or disprove it. Not to mention it makes for a good real day time job. :)

If someone goes into one of those soft sciences just to chase ghosts then they wasted allot of money.
AlexSemenov   posted:11/11/2013 8:34:50 AM  (Reply)

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Jaxerback  posted:11/10/2013 10:17:36 PM  (Reply)
I think you are looking to create a job title just to make money off gullible people.
Just because a college course in "parapsychology" exists does not make it a legitimate or even real science.
There is no substitute for experience in any scientific endeavour.Therefore,since there is no concrete evidence of anything to with the paranormal existing anywhere..how can a title be given for an unproven subject matter?
Hello Jax,

Thank you for taking the time to read my article and post a comment. I felt it was important to respond to your post and clear up any misunderstanding you may have with the meaning behind my article.

I am certainly not looking to create a job title to make money off of gullible people as you state. There are certainly enough frauds in the field of parapsychology who are already doing that. I clearly stated within the article that no one in the field of Parapsychology should charge you for an investigation, parapsychological counseling or advice. I have been researching and investigating the paranormal for sixteen years and have not received one cent for any of my services. I have also written research papers, conducted investigations, provided advice, lectured and participated in radio, newspaper, television and paperback media all free of charge. All of my work is one hundred percent self funded by myself.

I believe that the term Parapsychologist should be governed much the same way the Psychology Associations governs the term Psychologist. The Psychology Association doesn't want just anyone calling themselves a psychologist and providing counselling services to individuals. For example, the American Psychology Association has a code of ethics and Psychologists must follow this code. A person can make a complaint to the American Psychology Association and an investigation can commence into any wrong doing. If found negligent for any wrong doing, fines, suspensions and the eventual loss of your licence can be implemented. The same should apply for the term Parapsychologist.

I honestly believe that the term should be governed and reserved for those who complete formal training in the field. There are 1-800 psychics out there right now calling themselves a Parapsychologist and charging clients for their services with absolutely no policing of their ethics and practices. For example a psychic can provide long term "parapsychological counselling" for a client who has lost a loved one. They can string their client along so that they can continue coming back to them because the client is so desperate to communicate with their loved one and the psychic is profiting off of their "counselling". I don't know what your opinion on this is, but I believe this is extremely dangerous.
daymoon   posted:11/11/2013 8:47:12 AM  (Reply)
I read all the post's on this topic... It seems to me what I have been doing is closer to the field of parapsychology than what the first post describes. A psychologist helps people come to terms with personality disorders, trauma, that sort of thing, they are mainly counselors. granted yes some psychologists study people, behavior patterns and disorders of the personality BUT the same can be said for a parapsychologist. A parapsychologist would be more of one who counsels someone with paranormal issues, like counseling those with clairvoyance, empaths, ungrounded psychics, past life trauma leaking into the present life ect ect.
Being as I have EARNED a degree in psychology, and I do counsel people in the paranormal fields. I think that would make me more of a parapsychologist than a it would some ghost hunter. Ghost hunting is a or should be a hard science, using the same methodology to test the evidence repeatedly and examine those results.

So with that being said Dr. Alex, bring on the debate :) I have been in my field for more than 20 years studying the paranormal aspects of the human mind and counseling those with unusual abilities, I do not have a doctorate, don't need one, I prefer to save my cash flow instead of giving it to the universal life church for a piece of paper that says doctorate. :) I do believe I can go toe to toe with you any day :)
AlexSemenov   posted:11/11/2013 9:24:21 AM  (Reply)

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LincolnGenghis  posted:11/11/2013 3:59:17 AM  (Reply)
I have to admit that jaxer is mostly right about that. And I have no idea why half the soft sciences you mentioned like psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology, marine biology, astronomy, history, oceanography, biochemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, microbiology, neuroscience, etc would have any bearing on the field whatsoever.

Parapsychology has nothing to do with with looking for evidence of hauntings. well I suppose a parapsychologist could be brought in if you found a particularly chatty ghost that wants to talk about their mother issues from their past life.

The subject matter could really only be proven or disproven from a hard science angle. Liberal Arts degrees would not really be helpful in any way I can think of given the subject matter.

If you are really obsessed with an educational background that you want someone to take I would recommend engineering or physics. In engineering we actually understand testing , validations and statistical methods of data collection and analysis. And are well versed in the technical aspects of what we would be looking for in the phenomena in order to prove or disprove it. Not to mention it makes for a good real day time job. :)

If someone goes into one of those soft sciences just to chase ghosts then they wasted allot of money.
Hello Lincoln,

Thanks for taking the time to read my article. Previously people would include ghosts and hauntings into the field of parapsychology which at the time would have been incorrect. Marriam Webster's dictionary still defines parapsychology as; a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis). This is the definition of parapsychology that my education was based on. I would however, still conduct research into hauntings and other unexplained phenomena.

The Rhine Research Center and the Parapsychology Association have since redefined parapsychology as the study of those anomalies that fall into one of the following categories;

1. Extra sensory perception (ESP) - the ability to know things (such as what another person is thinking or what will happen in the future) that cannot be known by normal use of the senses;

2. Telepathy – mind to mind communication through a means other than the normal senses;

3. Mind-matter interaction (previously known as PK or psychokinesis) - Mind interacting with matter at a distance. Mind interactions with living systems (including energetic healing) are sometimes included in this category;

4. Clairvoyance or Remote Viewing – knowledge of objects, people, or events that are hidden via space or time. For example, an object hidden in a box in a different room, a photograph sealed in an envelope, an event that is occurring to a loved one who is thousands of miles away, or the characteristics of a room that only existed in the past;

5. Precognition – knowledge of an event that has not yet occurred, or information that appears to be transferred from the future into the present and;

6. Survival Studies – The nature of human consciousness and an examination of whether consciousness survives after bodily death. This includes mediumship research, reincarnation, out of body and near death experiences, apparitions, and ghost activities.

The social sciences have a lot of bearing on the study of parapsychology. Each of the six categories has to do with the human brain and sensory perception. Psychology and the other social sciences play a big role in understanding parapsychology. I do agree with you whole heartedly that physics plays a big role in understanding parapsychology. After all, we know that parapsychology has to do with the human brain and sensory perception, but it is really the physics behind it that scientists are interested in. How does each category of parapsychology work, how can we measure it and how can we re create it and use it for the betterment of mankind? It would be up to the academia and the Parapsychological Association or whatever governing body to decide what educational background one should have to be a licensed Parapsychologist.

I also agree with you that if someone took a social sciences degree only to chase ghosts for a living, it is a waste of money. Making a decent (and honest) living off of strictly the field of parapsychology is few and far between. Most Parapsychologists are working at Universities teaching psychology and conducting parapsychological studies on the side. Stanton T. Friedman is probably the most successful person who comes to my mind as someone who makes a decent living off of the paranormal, or UFOlogy to be exact. Albeit he does have a pension as a nuclear physicist as well. He is paid to travel all of the world and lecture on UFOs and he sells a lot of research papers, articles, books and DVDs at his lectures. He is living the dream as the saying goes.

Alex





AlexSemenov   posted:11/11/2013 9:59:26 AM  (Reply)

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daymoon  posted:11/11/2013 8:47:12 AM  (Reply)
I read all the post's on this topic... It seems to me what I have been doing is closer to the field of parapsychology than what the first post describes. A psychologist helps people come to terms with personality disorders, trauma, that sort of thing, they are mainly counselors. granted yes some psychologists study people, behavior patterns and disorders of the personality BUT the same can be said for a parapsychologist. A parapsychologist would be more of one who counsels someone with paranormal issues, like counseling those with clairvoyance, empaths, ungrounded psychics, past life trauma leaking into the present life ect ect.
Being as I have EARNED a degree in psychology, and I do counsel people in the paranormal fields. I think that would make me more of a parapsychologist than a it would some ghost hunter. Ghost hunting is a or should be a hard science, using the same methodology to test the evidence repeatedly and examine those results.

So with that being said Dr. Alex, bring on the debate :) I have been in my field for more than 20 years studying the paranormal aspects of the human mind and counseling those with unusual abilities, I do not have a doctorate, don't need one, I prefer to save my cash flow instead of giving it to the universal life church for a piece of paper that says doctorate. :) I do believe I can go toe to toe with you any day :)
Hello Daymoon,

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I don't know if I have much to debate with you because I agree with your assessment that a Parapsychologist is much like a Psychologist in that they would provide counselling to clients albeit parapsychological counselling.

The job description of a Parapsychologist is not legally defined by a governing body so therefore ones interpretation of a Parapsychologist's duties is wide open. Parapsychologists generally conduct their investigations using empirical scientific research methodology along with the qualitative methods used by psychologists. Some believe a Parapsychologist refers to an individual who studies the evidence of psychological phenomenon that are incomprehensible through science like psycho-kinesis, telepathy and clairvoyance. Others believe a Parapsychologist is someone who researches and investigates the paranormal, offers counselling to individuals who are psychically gifted or are experiencing a haunting. Part of the meaning behind my article is to have the term parapsychologist legally defined by a governing body such as the Parapsychological Association.

Strictly being curious, do you research and investigate the paranormal independently? Do you lecture or contribute any of your work in the name of parapsychology?

Alex

daymoon   posted:11/11/2013 7:47:39 PM  (Reply)
I don't carry a title, I offer spiritual counseling to anyone who requests it. I also do a lot of research and counseling with non human souls inhabiting human bodies and how to live with it. I never charge anyone for it because I consider it my contribution to making the world a better place even if it only ends up being that way for a few, every little bit helps :) I do have a lot of education but I don't care for using the titles for what I do. I have written one book and am working on part two of the book. The first is called "The non humans guide to living with humans" by ann holt available on amazon :) The second is called "we are among you" or something close to that. I am still working on it though. I do agree that parapsychologist needs a better definition, but am also thinking ghost hunters need a title to define them that describes what they do better than psychology categories. Maybe para-scientist or something.
daymoon   posted:11/11/2013 7:48:38 PM  (Reply)
Sorry forgot to answer second part of that, I would be more than happy to do lectures on what I do but havent had anyone ask outside of a personal or very small group setting so far :)
Jaxerback   posted:11/11/2013 7:52:46 PM  (Reply)
wow..
Jaxerback   posted:11/11/2013 7:58:30 PM  (Reply)
Seriously interesting content here at last..
LincolnGenghis   posted:11/12/2013 3:23:38 AM  (Reply)
And Alex don't get me wrong about some of my last post, I do think Parapsychologists would serve a very important function in all the 6 areas you did list. Those are the areas that I would expect to see a psychologist that specializes in the paranormal to be dealing with. To tell you the truth I did not think there actually were any true parapsychologists left anymore. Like you said the term is so widely used these days you have no idea what someones real background is because the waters have been so muddied by charlatans.

And by the same token there are some so called ghost investigators that get involved in areas where they clearly do not belong because they do not have any type of mental health background in dealing
with some types of things like Emotional Trauma and possible mental health issues with people that
have had reported experiences. That one is kind of a gray area where the line is drawn but none the
less there really should be a clear cut off point on the types of things garden variety ghost hunters
get involved in, and the big one would be when there is a possible mental health component involved. They have a potential to do more harm than good.

From a pure technical standpoint on investigations these days it is downright humorous and mind
boggling watching some of the TV investigations and reading some of the reports and blogs of the people trying to emulate them. Its kind of turned into a parody of junk science. I just see nothing of redeaming scientific value in most of them. There are no controls, rational planning or any real,
organized hard data being collected.

daymoon   posted:11/12/2013 7:42:56 AM  (Reply)
Ok, so just because I see a major problem with this whole line of conversation, lol. If there were a governing body over parapsychologists and ghost hunters to weed out the frauds, and parapsychologists should have to have a college education, and then not charge anyone, how would anyone but the already wealthy be able to afford the accreditation?
Also have to bring up, do you have any idea how hard it is to go to college for a real psychic? Most of the real ones are kind of shut in people. This I have learned from experience. It is highly difficult for one to cope with all the energy flying about on a campus. The last true telepath I knew ended up being a bit of a hermit simply because she couldn't block every one all the time. It was especially difficult for her when she walked past child molesters :(

Pretty much, a person has to be picky when choosing a parapyschologist, the same as one would if buying a used car.

In a way though, just to play the devils advocate LOL! the frauds also serve a purpose. For most who go to see them, it is because the pain of losing a loved one is so great they need that connection until ready for closure. Some people are willing to pay a lot for that. Well mostly just dumb people but still.
The funny part is, this also from experience, when you give a lot of people a true connection to the other side it scares the hell out of them. I have lost a couple of people i thought were friends who asked me to make that connection for them and when I did stopped coming around and acted like I made them nervous when running into them in public. Most non magical people, cowens, muggles, whatever you want to call them deep down really do not want the real thing. It is too scary for them to touch a world they have no control over. The knowledge of the massive layers of worlds that exist within our own that cannot be seen with the physical eyes is just too much for some minds to handle. Thus making room for frauds and entertainers.
Seriously let's face the fact, it is a sucky reality but it is a reality, anyone paying 4.99 a minute to listen to a bullshit artist over the phone probably needs the life lesson of being slapped with an 800.00 phone bill. If I go spend 2000.00 on a crappy car because I failed to look past the cool stereo I don't get to go back and sue the seller. So why should people be able to sue so called psychics for charging too much for their services?
Anyone not aware of the fact that there are a lot of frauds out there in EVERY field needs a reality check. It isn't cool if there check bounces in the form of a bunch of bills, but hey they still made the choice to hand that rent money to the psychic instead of the landlord. In other words, if people would think for themselves more that alone would take a huge chunk out of the frauds.
bobprin   posted:11/12/2013 8:17:57 AM  (Reply)
Well said Daymoon.
gary107   posted:11/12/2013 11:42:59 AM  (Reply)
Daymoon asks: "...do you have any idea how hard it is to go to college for a real psychic?" Checking into the academic background ground of a "Dr. Andrew Mattison" I found he had merely paid a few thousand dollar to a local degree mill, never wrote a doctorate thesis, and was graded on merely class attendance. His oldewr lover paid for his degree. Fraud is as fraud does. I find that "Para" is often a code term for "pretend."
gary107   posted:11/12/2013 11:42:59 AM  (Reply)
Daymoon asks: "...do you have any idea how hard it is to go to college for a real psychic?" Checking into the academic background ground of a "Dr. Andrew Mattison" I found he had merely paid a few thousand dollar to a local degree mill, never wrote a doctorate thesis, and was graded on merely class attendance. His oldewr lover paid for his degree. Fraud is as fraud does. I find that "Para" is often a code term for "pretend."
gary107   posted:11/12/2013 11:43:00 AM  (Reply)
Daymoon asks: "...do you have any idea how hard it is to go to college for a real psychic?" Checking into the academic background ground of a "Dr. Andrew Mattison" I found he had merely paid a few thousand dollar to a local degree mill, never wrote a doctorate thesis, and was graded on merely class attendance. His oldewr lover paid for his degree. Fraud is as fraud does. I find that "Para" is often a code term for "pretend."
gary107   posted:11/12/2013 11:43:00 AM  (Reply)
Daymoon asks: "...do you have any idea how hard it is to go to college for a real psychic?" Checking into the academic background ground of a "Dr. Andrew Mattison" I found he had merely paid a few thousand dollar to a local degree mill, never wrote a doctorate thesis, and was graded on merely class attendance. His oldewr lover paid for his degree. Fraud is as fraud does. I find that "Para" is often a code term for "pretend."
LincolnGenghis   posted:11/12/2013 3:56:59 PM  (Reply)
So is dr mattison your proctologist????
gary107   posted:11/12/2013 6:41:39 PM  (Reply)
Drew Mattison was the younger lover of Dr. David MacWhirter together they authored "The Gay Couple." They are the two the administration of Dr. Thomas B. Day SDSU 1979 sent me to. They appear to have been given a vaccine against the gay HIV/AIDS release here in America in Jan. 1978 for services to the Dr. Day's SDSU administration. All their close friends died of AIDS by 1988 but they died of other things [Drew M. 2004] [David MacW. 2006] much later. When San Diego County Metal Health refused to keep me in August 1980 after being arrest and transported there by the SDSU
campus police, they had the directors of SD-CMH replaced by Dr. David MacWhirter. CMH gave me a copy of the file on their findings and tests before the facility was handed over to MacWhirter [a time bomb waiting to go off after 30 some years]. Life can be both fun and entertaining...


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