As each week goes by I often find myself stumbling across various news, social media posts, blogs, articles, books, and more in relation to the paranormal. Often some of these pass me by never to be seen again, which can be a shame as when I see them I know that I want to read more on them. However, it can often be the wrong time, there are other more pressing things to take care of. As we are often bombarded by lots of this such information on a daily basis, a lot is lost in the digital ether.
So, what I wanted to do with this regular post is attempt to gather some various pieces of information that others like me may be interested to read. I’ve broken this down into a few categories below for now, hopefully you’ll like it – would love to hear your thoughts on the matter?
This week the news posts were dominated by the passing of James Randi. So, this weeks roundup is equally so, as a ever so slight hat tip to Randi who was an amazing 92. Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge will always be there to remind us of the rigorous scientific protocols we should aspire to include when seeking true evidence of the paranormal.
- James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92 – The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/obituaries/james-randi-dead.html
Here is a few of the items that caught my eye this week on social media.
- OBITUARY: James Randi (1928–2020), 92, magician, author, lecturer, hoaxer, admitted liar [1–7], convicted criminal [8–17]. The leading science obstructionist of the 1960s–2010s who used ridicule, scorn & lies to discourage the mainstream funding & reporting of paranormal topics. https://twitter.com/james_a_conrad/status/1319247624147472384?s=12
- Another excellent, thought-provoking article from @GhostFraser in @SPR1882 Paranormal Review. A perfect start to the day. https://twitter.com/paranormalmonk/status/1319924195455885313?s=12
- Running a comp over on my Facebook page if you are in Australia to take your pick and win one of my books! Head to facebook.com/livinglifeinfu… to enter! I haven’t forgotten those who are overseas, I will open up something you soon too x https://twitter.com/sarahllifs/status/1319929704594300929?s=12
- Ben Radford – Behind the Scenes on a TV Ghost Show -10/17/2020 – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsLR-iYe_Co
- InPresence 0201: Telepathy and Psychedelics – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVX24rsHIcU
- The Anomaly Prone Personality with Christine Simmonds-Moore – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If1qjExjDg8
- Top Ghosthunting Spots | John Fraser | Spooky Isles – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj66vXm-woE
This section is somewhere I would like to share a few of the events, investigations, conventions and more that may interest you all. However, due to our current lockdown situation – I have now included online events.
- Festival of the Unexplained – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_G8O2YjG8ygnFzWPbo5H8w
I often spend a lot of my time reading paranormal related blogs, books and articles. So, I figured this would be great to share with you all too. Blogs and online articles are often a great way to discover more on the paranormal and even challenge your own perception of some concepts. There will also likely be items from published journals and magazines too in the future – which of course will be limited to those with memberships to those organisations.
- Future and Cosmos: Levitation Reports: The Best Cases https://futureandcosmos.blogspot.com/2020/10/levitation-reports-best-cases.html
- THIRD MILLENNIUM SPIRITUALITY AND THE PHYSICAL FORMS OF MEDIUMSHIP : ZETA GUARDIAN MATERIALIZES IN HANAU http://felixcircle.blogspot.com/2020/10/zeta-guardian-materializes-in-hanau.html
- The OBE Outlook On Life: Are OBEs “Real?” – Part 1 http://obeoutlook.blogspot.com/2020/10/are-obes-real-part-1.html
- Amazing MUST KNOW Ghost Hunting Tips for Newbies https://alexmatsuo.com/ghost-hunting-tips-for-newbies/
- The Sauchie Poltergeist (and other Scottish ghostly tales), by Malcolm Robinson | spr.ac.uk https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/sauchie-poltergeist-and-other-scottish-ghostly-tales-malcolm-robinson
- When Skeptics Attack: Skeptical Organizations and Websites by Craig Weiler | Features on White Crow Books http://whitecrowbooks.com/features/page/when_skeptics_attack_skeptical_organizations_and_websites?fbclid=IwAR0YaCQu3LgZNXigy-cR4LNXGW3b-HWiz40pLdb0vbAP2cr2DT1zdxkW76w
- Reading Beyond the Veil: Paranormal Book Recommendations From the Pros | Den of Geek https://www.denofgeek.com/books/paranormal-book-recommendations-from-the-pros/
- Daryl Bem, Psi Research, and Fixing Science | NeuroLogica Blog https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/daryl-bem-psi-research-and-fixing-science/
- Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts? | U.S. Embassy in Georgia http://ge.usembassy.gov/why-is-the-chinese-communist-party-afraid-of-ghosts/
- What James Randi meant to me: Chris French reflects on the passing of The Amazing Randi https://www.skeptic.org.uk/2020/10/what-james-randi-meant-to-me-chris-french-reflects-on-the-passing-of-the-amazing-randi/
- Dr. Dean Radin to Speak on Extrasensory Research and Overlap with Quantum Theory – The Psychology Times https://thepsychologytimes.com/2020/10/22/dr-dean-radin-to-speak-on-extrasensory-research-and-overlap-with-quantum-theory/
- What Paranormal Tourism Reveals About the Human Psyche | By James Houran – Hospitality Net https://www.aethoscg.com/aethos_insights/what-paranormal-tourism-reveals-about-the-human-psyche/
- Verbatim Report of a Public Debate on “The Truth of Spiritualism” Between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph McCabe : Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph McCabe : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/1920DoyleMccabeTheTruthOfSpiritualism
- Radio 4 Serialisation Next Week of ‘The Haunting of Alma Fielding’ – Beastrabban\’s Weblog https://beastrabban.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/radio-4-serialisation-next-week-of-the-haunting-of-alma-fielding/
Although generally the idea of this post was to share some of what catches my eye in the paranormal field week to week. I thought it would be good to capture some of this stuff in one place. Makes it easier to find right?
However, there’s always going to be stuff I miss, so please feel free to send me items and I may include them too. It’s a good way to share a lot of what’s happening out there in the paranormal world.