What should you call some one who studies ghosts? Ghostbuster, Ghost Hunter, Paranormal Investigator, .
Somewhere there is a very short clip on an old VHS tape of a toilet lid banging up and down. At first we thought “this is it! Proof of the paranormal!” A few seconds reflection led me to conclude that what we possessed was no such thing –
I’m going to try and telepathically capture a drawing from your mind.
Take a piece of blank paper. You have 15 seconds to draw anything you want. Anything.
Media skeptics and magicians, such as Criss Angel or James Randi, frequently put forward ‘cold reading’ as an explanation for why a fraudulent psychic, or medium, may appear more accurate than they actually are. In addition, cold reading manuals are widely available for the ‘pseudo-psychic’.
Parapsychology, as has been stated before, is the scientific study of the paranormal (namely ESP, PK and Survival). Even though I am a Parapsychologist, I have a passionate interest in a fringe area of this controversial science, what I like to call Christian Parapsychology.
Parapsychology is the scientific study of the paranormal. It is NOT alien abduction, cryptozoology (e.g. Loch Ness), mythical creatures (e.g. werewolves) or UFOs. Today, however, I shall be offending parapsychologists the world over, stepping “outside of the box” and delving into a subject that has fascinated those living on the fringe – the dark, seductive world of the vampire!
Although not measured by financial reward, many people claim that Geraldine Cummins was Ireland’s most successful medium. She specialised in automatic writing and, to me at least, her work is endlessly impressive because, throughout her whole career, she remained healthily sceptical of her own abilities and the information she received.
22 Jul 2014 Lee Brickley