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By Stephen E. Braude

For over thirty years, Stephen Braude has studied the magical in daily life, from extrasensory belief and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. The Gold Leaf woman and different Parapsychological Investigations is a hugely readable and sometimes a laugh account of his such a lot memorable encounters with such phenomena. the following Braude recounts in interesting aspect 5 specific cases—some that problem our so much basic clinical ideals and others that disclose our personal credulousness.
Braude starts with a south Florida girl who could make skinny gold-colored foil seem spontaneously on her epidermis. He then travels to long island and California to check psychokinetic superstars—and frauds—like Joe Nuzum, who declare to maneuver gadgets utilizing in basic terms their minds. alongside the way in which, Braude additionally investigates the startling allegations of K.R., a policeman in Annapolis who believes he can move pictures from pictures onto different objects—including his personal body—and Ted Serios, a deceased Chicago elevator operator who can make numerous varied photos look on Polaroid movie. finally, Braude considers his wife’s unusually fruitful experiments with astrology, which she has used to lead expert football groups to the pinnacle in their leagues, in addition to his personal own reports with synchronicity—a phenomenon, he argues, that might need to be defined by way of a sophisticated, wide, and dramatic type of psychokinesis.
Heady, provocative, and brimming with eye-opening info and proposals, The Gold Leaf girl and different Parapsychological Investigations will intrigue either adherents and detractors of its debatable subject material alike.

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