William Hope (1863-1933) was the founder of the Crewe Circle – six photographers who photographed spirits in the beginning of the 20th century. He later, around 1922, became a professional medium.
The photographs of Hope looks too good to be true, almost. Actually, his work was investigated by Henry Price from the Society for Psychical Research, who found him cheating during the photography process.
Yet, Hope continued to practice photography of spirits and even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of his supporters.
Over 20 of Hope’s spirit photographs can be found on flickr, by clicking here
A new member at our healing forums posted about a simple yet effective, so he claims, technique to fight with various health conditions. Specifically he tells about a woman whom he told it, who could help her get over bad cold in about 17 minutes.
Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote:
I finally found a woman friend with a severe cold that after 12 days was actually getting worse and while on the phone would be consumed with coughing for like 30-45 seconds straight, She did that 3 times n 5 minutes while I was on the phone with her, and she was feeling so bad and not doing any housework etc and was in consultation with her Doctor for it who told her it sounded like a virus that a lot of people were getting and it was taking them longer than 2 weeks to cure.
She stared at a small patch of skin on her hand , for 17 minutes. She reports that in 5 minutes she was about 25% better, in 10 minutes she was well over 50 percent better and and after 17 total minutes she stopped and was almost cured, felt fine, then did all the work that had been building up and didn’t cough a single time the rest of this evening, with the only remnant of her cold being a fraction of the nasal congestion.
To read more about the background and the application of the proposed method, read the original post about curing cold for free.
OpenSourceScience, led by Alex Tsakiris, the host of Skeptiko podcast about parapsychology, with the help of several other people have started their long-awaited experiment to determine the possibility of anomalous information being received by mediums.
You too can help this experiment at this time. Just go to this site and fill the skeptic’s survey. It goes like this (from the site):
You’ll hear from four people. Each one wishes to connect with a deceased person. You’ll match the deceased to one of four descriptions and provide reasons for your answer. You may review and change your answers before submitting your results. Remember to explain your selection.
Here’s what you know about the deceased:
- all are deceased and somehow connected to the sitters
- all are men
- each of the descriptions match one of the deceased
- three passed away younger in life; one was only 13
- two of the names, Luke and Gabriel, have been designated as younger names, but do not necessarily correspond to younger descriptions
- one name, Bill, has been designated as an older name, but does not necessarily correspond to an older description (see below)
There’s some more explanation at the site about the controls etc.
To learn more about the experiment, download episode 59 of Skeptiko from http://www.skeptiko.com/index.php?id=70.
To discuss the experiment, join the discussion at Skeptiko forum on this topic.
Explore – The Journal of Science and Healing had an issue which discusses PEAR lab at its research. PEAR lab – Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research – was established at Princeton University in 1979 by Robert G. Jahn, then Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to pursue the rigorous scientific study of the interaction of human consciousness by using sensitive physical devices, systems, and processes common to contemporary engineering practice. It was one of the most known parapsychology research centers in the world.
The lab researched a wide variety of subjects, in the core of parapsychology, such as non-local mind, human-machine interaction, remote perception and more.
Now, the Explore journal opened for free a whole issue devoted to the work of PEAR lab. Articles available for download in text and PDF formats.
To read about some serious parapsychology, visit Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing
Through Dean Radin’s blog.