Similarly, students might go through certain rituals before they take a test. Bert generously gave me a detailed introduction to the facts of the case prior to my first meeting with Katie. Please understand, however, that this is really and truly just the author's commentary on his personal experiences and theories, with little to no solid evidence offered as proof. I got the impression that the author has had to spend a lot of his professional life justifying his interest in psychic phenomena to his academic colleagues, often without success. Then Braude devotes another chapter to his own investigation of the paranormal photography of Ted Serios. That is, God may indeed use the causative psi abilities of his creatures as means to bring about certain events. Chapter 5 discusses a case of a man who was absolutely convinced of his abilities but whose mind was playing tricks on him.
Braude has studied the para-normal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. He then travels to New York and California to test psychokinetic superstars like Joe Nuzum, who claims to move objects using only his mind. According to the British psychologist the book consists of anecdotes that fail to prove the existence of psi. Braude also supplies a handy glossary of terms to familiarize you with the terminology of parapsychology so your study may be more profitable and your discussions with other more intelligible, and he also includes the chemists' results from studying the brass that appears on Katie's skin. It also highlights the failure of the noted magician to replicate this phenomenon, and the botched attempt by the television show Unsolved Mysteries to study and document its occurrence. And, no, it's not a novel.
Review In chapter 1 Braude discusses Katie, a woman who apparently can make brass foil appear on her body it wasn't gold after all. Braude is a good writer, and this book takes you through some of the ups and downs of being a parapsychological investigator. For over thirty years, Stephen Braude has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. His retelling of the investigations also make for a more accessible look at parapsychology and thus the book is fit for a beginner, both to philosophy and the world of parapsychology both of which, and especially the latter, are filled with unfamiliar s Intro Stephen Braude here presents accounts of some of his personal investigations into the paranormal world of parapsychology. The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations is a highly readable and often amusing account of his most memorable encounters with such phenomena. Along the way, Braude also investigates the startling allegations of K. But I did observe stigmata-like raised and reddish patches on her skin that had not been there before, in the shapes of a cross and of a butterfly.
So if some animate apparitional figures are materializations, then presumably their metallic components would also count as materialized objects. Recommended to those interested in parapsychology. So his work has this as a benefit at least. For example, it's not obvious to me that the source of all psi phenomena have to be human agents living or dead. There's drama in this book mixed with philosophico-scientific rigor.
Replete with personal accounts and anecdotes from his many investigations, The Gold Leaf Lady is a riveting read, a tour through the paranormal that both enchants and instructs us. Following a chapter outlining a history of physical mediumship, Braude recounts his exasperating attempts to study the alleged psychokinetic superstar Joe Nuzum. The salient features of a well-worked out theory of parapsychology demonstrate just how many factors can cause experiments of these kind to go wrong. About this Item: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, U. About this Item: University of Chicago Press, 2007. So much for the objective, neutral, dispassionate character of the philosopher or scientist. In fact, sometimes the newly formed objects emerge so slowly and gradually that observers have been able to describe their evolution in considerable detail.
It can certainly be recommended. Because that's really the subject of this book. The first chapter of The Gold Leaf Lady is devoted to the successes and failures of studying Katie, who appeared to have other strange abilities in addition to her rather burdensome affliction. Replete with personal accounts and anecdotes from his many investigations, The Gold Leaf Lady is a riveting read, a tour through the paranormal that both enchants and instructs us. For over thirty years, Stephen Braude has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. Paranormal and Transcendental Experience: A Psychological Examination.
From United Kingdom to U. Over the past few years, I've read and reviewed several books in this genre, which when written well, can provide the public with a behind-the-scenes look at the real work of parapsychologists. Braude goes into some detail explaining why he was able to rule out fraud in this puzzling case. For example, although objects appear unexpectedly in both and seem to come from nowhere, only in the case of apports do objects actually change location. Now that might seem surprising, because most visual apparitions are of persons or other creatures, living or dead. She rubs it again and the golden speck grows to the size of about a quarter inch square.
Burr told me that Katie was so detailed and accurate in her descriptions that at first he thought he should regard her as a suspect. One might think this odd, but if one reflects on the idea it shouldn't be that strange. He has served as vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of its Pathfinder Award for outstanding contributions to the field of human consciousness. And no matter how much residual attachment she may feel toward her husband, I believe Katie harbors considerable anger and resentment toward him as well. Here, Braude recounts in fascinating detail five particular cases - some that challenge our most fundamental scientific beliefs and others that expose our own credulousness. Home's feats, I have other questions.
It might simply be a sociocultural artifact that materialized objects eventually dematerialize, or that they dematerialize sooner rather than later. In fact, in many cases observers report that the objects formed or coalesced out of a cloudy or wispy mass, and then later returned to that diffuse state and disappeared entirely. Every time I asked him to show me some evidential footage, he always produced a sample in which the foil had already appeared. I had the pleasure of meeting him while a student at the Rhine Research Center in the summer of 2001, where he gave several guest lectures and a luncheon presentation during his brief stay in Durham. Braude begins with a south Florida woman who can make thin gold-colored foil appear spontaneously on her skin.
Along the way, Braude also investigates the startling allegations of K. Braude has also claimed had genuine psychic ability. Braude discusses the cases of D. Braude begins with a south Florida woman who can make thin gold-colored foil appear spontaneously on her skin. They would also ask Katie to lift her shirt to just below her breasts, so that they could determine that no foil was present on her torso or on the underside of her shirt.