Dr. Stephen Braude – Parapsychological Investigations
Dr. Stephen Braude will discuss his studies of the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. He will also talk about his research of the Golden Leaf Lady, whose body spontaneously and instantaneously erupts in a golden-colored foil.
Stephen Braude is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Philosophy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He’s a past president of the Parapsychological Association, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, and the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the prestigious F.W.H. Myers Memorial Medal from the Society for Psychical Research. His earliest research was in logic and the philosophies of language and time. After that, he shifted focus to the evidence for psychic phenomena to see if it would provide new insights into traditional problems in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind.
He also turned his attention to hypnosis and multiple personalities, writing extensively on the unity of consciousness and psychopathology. In addition to approximately 100 published articles, he’s written six books including, ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination; The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science and The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations. His latest book is Crimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature and the Paranormal. Stephen is also a professional pianist, and composer, and an award-winning stereo photographer.
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