Early Testimony on Russia’s Fascination With ESP

Atlas Obscura recently posted an article that could be of interest considering the influence Russia appears to exert over the current president of the United States, discussing that country’s long standing interest in research into parapsychology and activities like remote viewing. Referring to erstwhile KGB captain turned defector Nikolai Evgenievich Khokhlov. In part the article reads:

“In Soviet Russia considerable interest has been aroused in research in parapsychology,” Khokhlov began. Russian character, Khokhlov told the Institute’s attentive dinner guests, made for a people “specifically sensitive to matters relative to the mystical side of the human psyche” and “to a world beyond the sober reality of sense.” He then lectured the group about Russian scientists who had undertaken studies of ESP dating back to the late 1800s. He told them that the Soviet government actively encouraged such study, and name-checked prominent Russians (from astrophysicists to philosophers) who supported parapsychological inquiry. He described studies in which subjects had been able to perceive images from over a distance of nearly 2,000 miles. He concluded his talk on a hopeful note, saying, “The fate of the world today depends on the common understanding by the whole human race of what a human being really is. Here we are, on this side of the Iron Curtain, a small group of parapsychologists, trying to enlarge the common notion of man. And there are they, men of science and spirit, who are striving for the same higher goal.”

Read the entire piece here: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/nikolai-khokhlov-kgb-paranormal


Thanks to Soror Hypatia for the tip!

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