Sensitive Soul: The Unseen Role of Emotion in Extraordinary States by Michael A. Jawer

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Bobrow, R. (2021). Sensitive Soul: The Unseen Role of Emotion in Extraordinary States by Michael A. Jawer. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 35(2), 415-416.


Strong emotions underlie many telepathic events. Brain waves, the basis for electroencephalography, were discovered by Dr. Hans Berger after he suffered a serious accident and his sister, hundreds of miles away, who could not have known about this sent a telegram to ask if he was okay. Attempting to figure out how this could have happened, Dr. Berger ultimately recorded the first brain electrical activity, from his son. Similarly, a wife bolts upright from a deep sleep the moment her husband is killed in battle, on another continent. A murder victim’s life is later remembered by a child, unrelated and totally removed from the event. A lecturer suddenly experiences a pain in his knee so severe that he cannot continue his talk; simultaneously, it turns out, his twin brother has been hit in the leg by a car.

            Emotions are instinctive and form the core of human nature. Michael A. Jawer, the author of Sensitive Soul, sees them as a “fundamental binding source” that connects humanity and makes the world turn. He applies this thesis to a wide range of medical and paranormal topics. Post-traumatic stress disorder is seen as an emotional sensitivity rather than a pathology. Migraines can be precipitated by emotions. Autism is seen as an engulfing and terrifying bombardment of the senses. Emotional stress may modify genes, via epigenetics, allowing transmission of fear across generations.
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