SPR Gwen Tate Memorial LECTURE -STEPHEN BRAUDE - Physical Mediumship Today

Physical Mediumship Today: Investigation of the Felix Experimental Group. This talk summarizes Dr Braude's investigation of the Felix Experimental Group (FEG) and its exhibitions of classical physical mediumship. It’s been nearly a century since investigators have had the opportunity to carefully study standard spiritistic phenomena, including the extruding of ectoplasm, and the FEG is the only current physical mediumistic circle permitting any serious controls. Stephen will detail the progressively stringent séances he supervised, culminating in some very careful experiments with video documentation in a secure and private location belonging to one of the investigators. He will also evaluate the arguments both for and against the paranormality of the phenomena in light of recent evidence for some fraud in the case.

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~braude/

This lecture summarizes and reports the latest developments in my four-year investigation of the Felix Experimental Group (FEG) and its exhibitions of classical physical mediumship. It's been nearly a century since investigators have had the opportunity to carefully study standard spiritistic phenomena, including the extruding of ectoplasm, and the FEG is the only current physical mediumistic circle permitting any serious controls. The presentation will detail a progressively stringent, personally supervised series of séances, culminating in some well-controlled experiments with video documentation in a secure and private location belonging to one of the investigators. Regrettably, recent indications of fraud in seances which I did not attend have cast a shadow over the case as a whole. However, it remains unclear how extensive the fraud has been. Accordingly, this lecture will evaluate the arguments both 
for and against the paranormality of the phenomena displayed under my personal supervision.

October 9th, 2014 6:35 PM   through   9:00 PM
Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
Campden Hill Road
Kensington
London
W8 7RX
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7937 8984