The White Crow Readings

The White Crow Readings

There is no question that the history of mediumship is a deeply tarnished one. We would be hard pressed to find a field where so much deceit, trickery and chicanery have been found.

It is therefore no wonder that few people in academia have been interested in testing mediums. Not only is there precious little to work from, the mediums themselves are not helpful either.

However, a professor at the University of Arizona, Gary Schwartz, not only succeeded in persuading a handful of mediums to undergo scientific testing in 2001, he also found what he presented as compelling evidence of an afterlife: At least some psychics have actually been able to communicate with the dead.

This is a critique of that experiment.

Spiritualism Exposed: Margaret Fox Kane Confesses Fraud

Spiritualism Exposed: Margaret Fox Kane Confesses Fraud

Editor’s note: This article appeared originally in the newspaper The New York World, on October 21, 1888. It is the testimony of the first modern-day psychic, Margaret Fox, where she tells the story of how a simple childhood joke sparked the spiritualist movement that even today has a strong...
Past li(v)es

Past li(v)es

Famed psychic Sylvia Browne has done past life regressions for decades, literally thousands of them. Each and every one of these is claimed to be “”true”” and well documented. However, she will not allow anyone to investigate her collection of “”verified”” past lives. Those that can be verified, turn out to be fantasies.

Cell Memory

Cell Memory

Cell memory is based on the idea that whatever happens in our lives, each cell “records” it – spiritually, of course. Homeopaths have cherished this idea for a long time now, and people like Dean Radin and Gary Schwartz also use it to explain purported – but unsupported – claims of a “surviving” consciousness or spirit. Psychic Sylvia Browne takes it a few steps further.

How John Edward got two "special hits"

One of the most frequent arguments heard from believers in psychic medium John Edward is that he is real because he gets those “special hits”: A lot of precise information, seemingly from out of the blue, which he did not get from the cold-reading techniques he usually employs.

PSI-TECH: Not so Smart

by Claus Larsen This is a grisly tale. It will not please many people. It is a story about an abducted girl, a family in grief and fear and a bunch of vultures, who prey on parents with a missing child, while marketing their own, bogus claims of being able to find dead bodies. The tale...
Kabbalarian cockamamie

Kabbalarian cockamamie

Just how important a name is, is not clear to most people. Fortunately, a society exists to tell you precisely how crucial it is you choose the right name for your child. The name of a person, according to the Kalabarian Philosophy, determines no less than your destiny, your “mental direction”, your personality, how happy you are, how you attract people, how successful you will be, etc.

The cost of verifying past lives

Famed psychic Sylvia Browne claims to be doing 15-20 past-life regressions each day, and members of her staff also do past-life regressions. It would take a small army doing nothing but indexing these regressions and later verifying them. Who does this gargantuan work?

Uri Geller: The number of the fleeced

On his web site, Uri Geller has a list of things he connects with the number 11. He believes this number to be all-important. E.g. he attaches meaning to the fact that some people have noticed their clocks sometimes show the numbers “11:11″. Read why Uri thinks Harry Potter and Jesus Christ is involved in the World Trade Center attacks.