Mediums Rare

Mediums Rare


Prolific screenwriter and style novelist has lengthy maintained an curiosity in parapsychology, telepathy, ESP etc. His short and skillfully published new quantity quantities to a frivolously fictionalized historical past and speedy, evocative episodes of paranormal talents from Greek antiquity to these of the popular American psychic Edgar Cayce. many of the episodes in among depict the well-known seers, mediums and performers of the nineteenth century, whose feats Matheson admires. Margaret and Kate Fox, elderly 10 and 7, in 1848 confident their mom and dad and lots of different americans that they have been involved with the ghosts in a haunted condo. (Matheson provides that the grown-up Margaret recanted, explaining how she had herself produced the ghosts' mysterious rapping noises; he believes the recantation pretend, prepared via the sisters' "enemies.") Civil War-era medium Nettie Colburn recommended President Lincoln to go to his troops; Matheson thinks she channeled deceased statesman Daniel Webster. New England mediums "Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Piper" underwent complicated assessments in makes an attempt to end up their psychic connections real; William James, for one, used to be inspired. Harry Houdini used his nice stage-magic abilities to unmask a bevy of psychic frauds; Matheson describes a few, then discusses what he believes are actual paranormal stories associated with Houdini. Matheson's afterword repeats his convinced claims that the powers he describes are genuine and pleads for severe research of them. fanatics of parapsychology or of the author's esteemed novels could take pleasure in this energetic exploration of issues that so curiosity a style legend.

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