Archive for August, 2009

The Natural History of a Prejudice

Monday, August 31st, 2009 Posted in General, People in Parapsychology, Scientists Comment on Paranormal | 7 Comments »

In 1934 the famous medium Eileen Garrett came to the Parapsychology Laboratory and allowed the scientists there to conduct experiments with her while she was in a trance. When she went into her trances another personality who called himself ...

Psychics and Criminal Profilers

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 Posted in Hoaxes, People in Parapsychology | 8 Comments »

As usual, once I'm on the radio I forget what I wanted to say. I had intended to talk about the similarities between psychics and criminal profiling. I wrote a chapter in my book about two psychics who had gotten ...

Radio Interview about Psychic Detectives

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 Posted in General | 2 Comments »

I'm going to be on the Ed Norris Show this morning at 9:05, 105.7 in Baltimore, talking about psychics and crime solving. You can listen to it here, just click on Listen Live at the top right. I ...

A Poetic Mystery via the Ouija Board

Friday, August 21st, 2009 Posted in General, People in Parapsychology | 15 Comments »

Last week I wrote about the dark side of Ouija Boards — today I want to tell a love story.  On April 18, 1949, J. B. Rhine wrote the following in a letter to Mrs. Goodrich C. White, the wife ...

Mirror Neurons

Sunday, August 16th, 2009 Posted in Science Experiments | 3 Comments »

I'm probably revealing my science-ignorance, but a paper was published in the Journal of Neuroscience this month about an experiment that may have found evidence of something called mirror neurons in the human brain.  I don't have access to the Journal of ...

New Book from ICRL Press

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 Posted in Books and Publications | 2 Comments »

The Rhines always felt that the answer to telepathy would be found in a better understanding of consciousness. When I talked to Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne of Princeton's PEAR laboratory, now the International Consciousness Research Laboratories, they talked ...

Ouija Boards

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in General | 5 Comments »

"The State Supreme Court of Connecticut, on August 12, agreed with a lower court that it had been right in ruling against a will that would have awarded a $150,000 estate to a 'ghost.'" That is from the beginning of a ...