Derren Brown – devil’s right hand?
i saw a lot of his tv stuff and his last liveshow too. and my mouth hung open on more than one occasion. that simply CANNOT be simple “magic tricks”. he’s weird…
Suggestion by Rob
No he’s not the devil, you’re just being unfair. He doesn’t do anything supernatural and in fact if you check his blog at www.derrenbrownart.com/blog you’ll see he’s a massive skeptic and famous for debunking stuff about the supernatural, like mediums and stuff. He doesn’t even believe in the devil. He uses a mixture of misdirection, psychology, magic and showmanship.
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Nan’s spirit Is she here?
My Nan died in March, we were really really close. A couple of strange things have happened.
First I was sitting with my partner in our sitting room and I seen a lot of white smoke rising from my arm, then it moved across the room and started to move really quickly up to the ceiling during which I seen an image of my nan standing there for only a couple of seconds. My partner seen nothing only me standing in a trance with tears flowing down my face.
After this my aunt went to a medium who was correct with all she said and told my aunt tha my nan would leave coins after she has visited us, I found a coin on my bed that evening.
My Mother’s dog acts strangely barking at thin air all the time and yesterday rolled over like someone was petting him. The medium said nan tries to visit ma mothers house and the dog won’t stop barking at her.
last night me and my partner were in the living room of the house and my camera that was on the shelf beside my nan’s picture and the picture of my grandfather that passed on a few weeks before and my camera turned itself on and the flash went off by itself. We were not near the camera. I am scared now as it’s all a little too much I have experienced the paranormal before but it’s odd to me that I’m unsure whether its a relative or not.
What do you think?
About the medium My mother hid my nan’s wedding ring when she died and told nobody…not even my father. She didn’t want a fight over it. My aunt went to the medium and she was told about the ring!! This lady was really specific and told my aunt all of our names even though she is not from around here and none of us were present. My aunt took a recording. There was no questions…maybe a cruel trick of the mind but I believe!
My uncle ‘s wife had a baby a year ago and in the picture my uncle’s deceased gran was in the window…9 stories from the ground!! A full view not just a blur that resembled her! So this to me proved that spirits exist.
Anyway I asked for opinions so tell me what you believe and I’ll keep my own beliefs 🙂
Suggestion by Animals As Leaders
I could subject you to a cold reading exercise but I’d feel too guilty.
Derren Brown on Cold Reading:
Suggestion by c.a.b.
The Mystery Behind the Occult
FIVE hundred years ago people accused of witchcraft became the target of the Inquisition. A papal proclamation of 1484 gave inquisitors official backing for their witch-hunt. This led to the publication of the book Malleus Maleficarium (The Hammer of Witches), which classified witchcraft as worse than heresy. As a result, thousands were put to death.
In modern times a dramatically different attitude developed toward happenings that modern science has been unable to explain. This change in attitude has been traced back to 1848 when two girls, Margaret and Kate Fox, in New York State, U.S.A., heard mysterious knockings in their little cottage. Thinking that it might be an effort at contact by the spirit world, they asked for a code so as to allow intelligible communication. Communication was established and messages followed.
News of the experiences spread far afield, and with it interest in the paranormal flourished. One result was that spiritualism became organized into a religion, attracting many who yearned for some contact with their dead loved ones.
Scientific Study of the Paranormal
Another result of these paranormal experiences was the founding of societies for their scientific study. The study of the paranormal is known as parapsychology or as psychical research.
For a long time, mainstream science spurned this research. But, then, in 1882, the Society for Psychical Research was founded in London. Its express purpose was “to examine without prejudice or prepossession and in a scientific spirit those faculties of man, real or supposed, which appear to be inexplicable on any generally recognized hypothesis.”
The image of psychical research has improved in recent times as scientists of high reputation have pursued investigations of the paranormal. Interestingly, on May 18, 1985, Edinburgh University announced the appointment of an American psychologist, Dr. Robert Morris, as Professor of Parapsychology. The Sunday Telegraph dubbed him professor of the unknown. Although the idea of giving such prominence to parapsychology drew criticism, New Scientist noted:
“It is not as if parapsychology is a new subject in British universities. The Society for Psychical Research (SPR), Britain’s leading body in the field, celebrated its centenary a couple of years ago, and has always had strong academic associations. The first president of SPR was Henry Sidgwick, professor of moral philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Since then 28 of the 50 or so presidents have been university professors, and two of them Nobel prizewinners. Eight of the 44 British universities are currently carrying out parapsychological research.”
Of course, parapsychology is still not formally recognized by the great institutions of science as having equal status with the physical sciences. Many, in fact, claim that there is no such thing as a paranormal experience.
Is It Just Trickery?
It is true, some experiences claiming to be products of occult power are nothing but trickery. An example involved a clergyman’s four young daughters and their maidservant. One girl was sent out of the room. The rest stayed in the company of the experimenters. An object, such as a playing card, was chosen. The girl was then invited to return to the room and by thought transference identify the chosen object. The correct description was usually given. Some years later, however, when tested by members of the Society for Psychical Research, two of the girls admitted cheating by using sight and sound clues.
More recently, magician James Randi set up a stratagem to show that even experienced investigators can be deceived. He arranged for two young magicians to get jobs with Dr. Peter Phillips, director of physics at Washington University, who was conducting experiments in the psychic field. “I continue to believe that Mike Edwards [one of the young magicians] bent a key in my hand without ever touching it,” wrote Phillips. But he was apparently deceived, as he later acknowledged. The magicians claim that their extraordinary feats were all done by sleight of hand, not by paranormal power.
Clearly, there have been examples of deception. Yet, Arthur J. Ellison, in his presidential address to the Society for Psychical Research in 1982, maintained that there is “excellent evidence for experiences which do not fit current scientific models representing our normal experiences of this universe.” What is the mystery behind these experiences?…
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