I will use this definition for this post:
unconventional beliefs regarded as having little or no scientific basis, especially those relating to spirituality, mysticism, or alternative medicine.
"some kind of metaphysical woo-woo" AND
relating to or holding unconventional beliefs regarded as having little or no scientific basis, especially those relating to spirituality, mysticism, or alternative medicine.
"quartz crystals that were so popular with the woo-woo crowd"
Much of what is discussed here at the MIND sub-forum may fall under these definitions, all things THE SECRET, Manifestation and sub conscious training (albeit, depending on what that means to you)...
I have a lifetime (over 50 years) of study of all things WOO WOO. Having been exposed to unconventional beliefs at a young age, I was lucky to have had a mentor who insisted that all studies be RESULTS oriented. Now that is a skew of my mind.
I live in a Stimulus-Response world and when TUNED into my conscious awareness, it gives me great clarity for what other people are doing. Staying tuned in for long periods of time isn't possible, someone who is Totally Conscious Aware may be like soldiers who maintain flight/fight response awareness for long times, resulting, often but not always in things like PTSD.
Being in a heightened state of awareness for short periods of time, however, is one of the foundations of Woo Woo positive experiences.
Odd thing, some of this woo woo experience has come from studying some hard core business people, like Joe Karbo who wrote the book, THE LAZY MAN'S WAY TO RICHES, but it was actually two books in one, the second part of it being all about Dyna-Psych, woo woo if there ever was one.
And Robert Collier, he of the famous ROBERT COLLIER LETTER BOOK, penned one of the all time best selling woo woo books, THE SECRET OF THE AGES.
Much of the derogatory comments toward woo woo come from either main stream religions or from schooling and impressionable young minds.
So, here we are, and one thing I want to get across is, coming from a background and a lifetime of study into all things woowoo, it has always been my objective to look for the practical and useful bits and pieces of any sort of mind/thought/spirit studies.
Are you skeptical of woowoo? Well, being skeptical is a positive and useful tool, and it makes one want to test or find out without going down rabbit holes and encountering some very weird characters as Alice did in Wonderland.
What have been your Woo Woo Experiences? I'll gladly share mine later, from Astral Projection (out of body experiences), telepathy, to some pretty far out ideas...all having been tested in the laboratory of life.
GordonJ "Mr. WooWoo?"