Stephen Braude, PhD, is an emeritus professor and former chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also served as president of the Parapsychological Association. He is author of The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science, First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind, Crimes of Reason, The Gold Leaf Lady, Immortal Remains, Dangerous Pursuits: Mediumship, Mind, and Music, and ESP and Psychokinesis. He is the recent recipient of the prestigious Myers Memorial Medal awarded by the Society for Psychical Research for outstanding contributions. He also served for twelve years as editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration.
Here he illustrates many of the difficulties associated with researching spirit mediums by referencing a number of prominent cases.
01:44 Ariel Farias
06:34 Eusapia Palladino
13:14 D. D. Home
26:26 Kathleen Goligher
29:48 Rudi Schneider
31:10 The Scole Group
33:27 The Gold Leaf Lady
42:02 Eleanora Zugun
48:05 Braude’s table levitation
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(Recorded on October 17, 2023)
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Published on November 17, 2023