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 presents the history of research on “thoughtography” conducted with the psychokinetically talented subject, Ted Serios, primarily by the Denver psychiatrist, Jule Eisenbud, MD. He notes that thoughtography involves images projected from the mind of a living person, as opposed to “spirit photography” which – if not fraud – represents images of discarnate entities. He emphasizes the many scientific controls employed in this research and maintains that it has withstood the onslaught of skeptical criticism. He notes that Eisenbud analyzed these images in terms of Serios’ unconscious psychodynamics.
(Recorded on March 12, 2016)
Published on April 6, 2016