Mediums & Psychics

Study on mediumship by an Italian psychiatrist and psychical researcher (1852-1929), focusing in particular on Eusapia Palladino, with the emphasis on clinical and psychological aspects. 

William Stainton Moses (1839-1892) was an Anglican priest and teacher who described experiences with mediumship in a private circle.

Nineteenth century Italian trance medium (1854–1918) who produced psychokinetic phenomena of striking strength, variety and reliability, attracting the interest of scientists throughout Europe.

Examination of writings by 'Patience Worth', asking whether the case should be considered in terms of spirit communication or rather as one involving creative dissociation.  For a biographical introduction see Patience Worth (Pearl Curran).

Putative author of critically-acclaimed novels, poems and other works channelled by Pearl Curran (1883-1937), first through the use of a Ouija board, then by clairvoyant and clairaudient dictation. 

Landmark 1970s experiment in which a Canadian group created psychokinetic phenomena while communicating with a ‘discarnate spirit’ whose identity, personality and memories they had made up. 

Boston trance medium, the subject of in-depth investigations by British and American researchers, considered by many to have provided convincing evidence of survival of death.  

Brazilian spiritist medium (1883-1923) reputed to produce direct writing, levitations, apports and materialization phenomena.

Psychics are often involved in police work, helping to solve crimes and trace missing persons. The record of psychic detection is mixed, with striking successes offset by complete failures.

Classic mediumship case, in which a sitting was interrupted by a communicator who identified himself as the captain of an airship that had crashed two days earlier and gave urgent technical details about the causes of the disaster.