Problems Inherent in Mediumship ResearchwithStephen E. Braude

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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.

00:00 Introduction

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

54:57 Conclusion

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(Recorded on October 17, 2023)

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Published on November 17, 2023


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