Parapsychology is considered the study of paranormal psychological (PNP) phenomena such as psychokinesis, extra-sensory perception, and survival of consciousness after death, but does not include all paranormal psychological (PNP) phenomena (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/category:parapsychology).
Reporting paranormal psychological (PNP) phenomena has an investigative process. The medical and para-psychological field use research, experimental science, tests for levels of significance, meta-analyses, and computer-based applications. The Catholic Church teaches on the “Communion of Saints” and its tradition of veneration. This is considered a “Method”.
The medical field and para-psychological field use the “Scientific Method”. The Catholic Church uses the “Canonization Method”. The “Canonization Method”is a systematic examination by the Church into worthiness of a candidate to be raised to the alters and venerated as a “Saint” (Bunson, Bunson, & Bunson, 1998).
The “Canonization Method”is an Earthly decision and has nothing to do with actual entry into heaven (Bunson, Bunson, & Bunson, 1998). Saints are “human beings” that show genuine heroism, perseverance, endurance, and loyalty and are rich or poor, titled or unknown, living on every continent, in all of the ages of the Christian era in the world (Bunson, Bunson, & Bunson, 1998).
St. Thomas Aquinas would be a “paranormal psychologist” in 2008 A.D. or C.E. because of his study of “angel beings” for the Catholic Church. In 1567, St. Thomas was declared an “Official Doctor of the Catholic Church”. Because he does not have a 2008 A.D. or C.E. psychologist license, he would be considered an “unofficial paranormal psychologist”.
Bunson, M., Bunson M., & Bunson, S., (1998). Our Sunday Vistor’s Encyclopedia of Saints. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Vistor Publishing Division.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1998).
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