Leslie Kean is an independent investigative journalist and author of Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. In 2010, her book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record was a New York Times bestseller. She is also coauthor of Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit: The Struggle for Democratic Freedom and Dignity as well as Henry Hyde’s Moral Universe.
Here she describes the many historical descriptions of spirit materialization, observed under well-controlled conditions by experienced researchers such as Nobel laureate Charles Richet. She acknowledges that such phenomena are ostensibly unbelievable, no matter how well-attested. She describes her own experience witnessing such phenomena in the presence of the spiritualist circle in England centered on the physical medium, Steward Alexander. She describes levitations, matter passing through matter, materializations, and direct voice manifestations.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).
(Recorded on June 9, 2020)
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LINKS TO BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS INTERVIEW:
Leslie Kean, Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit: The Struggle for Democratic Freedom and Dignity – amzn.to/3fpOVUd
Leslie Kean, Henry Hyde’s Moral Universe – amzn.to/3cWpSXc
Leslie Kean, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record – amzn.to/3hpzEob
Hereward Carrington, Eusapia Palladino and Her Phenomena – amzn.to/30JkS5s
Zofia Weaver, Other Realities? The Enigma of Franek Kluski’s Mediumship – amzn.to/37rLGsE
Viscount Adare, Experiences in Spiritualism with D. D. Home – amzn.to/2zpY8fE
David Jaher, The Witch of Lime Street – amzn.to/37ohUF7
Carlos Alvarado, Charles Richet: A Nobel Laureate’s Exploration of Psychic Phenomena – amzn.to/37pK7uX
Gustave Geley, Materializations: Experimente Mit M. Franek Kluski – amzn.to/2Yuzgfl
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain – amzn.to/3hmBt4Z
Stephen E. Braude, Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death – amzn.to/2MSyBij
Jeffrey Mishlove, The PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter – amzn.to/3dYJ8oe
Leslie Flint, Voices in the Dark: My Life as a Medium – amzn.to/3fjm6bJ
Stewart Alexander, An Extraordinary Journey: My Life As a Physical Medium – amzn.to/3fhJhmU
Gladys Osborne Leonard, My Life in Two Worlds – amzn.to/2XXW2NA
Louie Harris, Alec Harris: The Full Story of His Remarkable Physical Mediumship – amzn.to/3hqmZB4
Charles Richet, Thirty Years of Psychical Research – amzn.to/3hjNecy
Sir William Crookes, Crookes and the Spirit World – amzn.to/30ID2Vj
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