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.
The Psychic Rabbit can read your mind. Sure, it can.
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 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.
Graham Bishop is a self-proclaimed “spiritual teacher, trance medium, trance healer and medium”. He is also one lousy cold reader.
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.
A few disturbing consequences of being able to travel outside your body, transgressing time and space. Some consequences are fantastic, some are horrifying.
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.
A good, hard look at Sylvia Browne’s predictions for the next 100 years. It’s rather depressing how little imagination she has, given the fact that she is in the lucrative business of presenting fantasies as facts.
Spooky! How ghosts can show up on camera – even your own!
Sylvia Browne is a modern-day preacher and founder of her own religion, replete with ordained ministers in robes, a “portable philosophy” and a 24-hour crisis line.
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?
One of the most touted readings by John Edward is the “Feather at Niagara Falls”. It is pulled out whenever John Edward-believers want to prove that John Edward is a real genuine medium. It turns out that the evidence is not so convincing after all.
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.
The one thing Uri Geller is known for is his spoon-bending trick. Even though he has given it up, it still is his tour-de-force. No cutlery is safe, when Uri’s in town!
This article was written by Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, 1859-1927, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1903, and published in the newspaper “Stockholms Dagblad” 1914.