Science of Things Spiritual: Do Tables Tilt, Turn And Float? Table Levitation Phenomena,
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Science of Things Spiritual: A online symposium done in 4 parts
by Shannon Taggart
Friday, August 21, 1:00PM EST
Do Tables Tilt, Turn And Float? Table Levitation Phenomena, 1850-2006, with historian and archivist Walter Meyer zu Erpen Using photography and video, Walter Meyer zu Erpen will illustrate the history of table levitation phenomena from 1850 onwards. Topics will include scientific experiments conducted with mediums such as Eusapia Palladino and Jack Webber, as well as table phenomena documented by sitter groups, including W.J. Crawford, Dr. T. Glen Hamilton, and Kenneth J. Batcheldor. Modern examples will be discussed, such as the levitation of a 65-pound photographed by the Thurmond group in upstate New York in 1975, and the activities of the Toronto-based research group who famously conjured ‘Philip,’ an imaginary ghost. Walter Meyer zu Erpen will also share his personal experiences from over 130 sessions in a Spiritualist home circle when it sought to elicit table phenomena.
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