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, 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 serves as editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration.
Here he describes how his interest in paranormal phenomena was stimulated by an experience he had, as a college student, with table levitation — playing a game called “Table Up”. He outlines the history of table levitation phenomena going back to the 19th century. Then he notes his own experiences researching the physical mediums Kai Mügge and Ariel Farias. He describes in detail the precautions taken to avoid fraud and error.
(Recorded on August 20, 2017)
Published on August 25, 2017