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Extrasensory deception : ESP, psychics, Shirley MacLaine, ghosts, UFOs

Author: Henry Gordon
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gordon exposes the methods used by "psychics" and other practitioners of "extrasensory" powers for what they are - the sleight-of-hand and mentalist tricks that he and other magicians have used on stage for decades. The focus of the book is not, however, to merely debunk the excessive and unverifiable claims made by the paranormalists. As Gordon states, "It seems clear. Once a person comes under the influence of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Henry, 1919-
Extrasensory deception.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1987
(OCoLC)988016488
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Gordon
ISBN: 0879754079 9780879754075
OCLC Number: 16129998
Description: xii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Henry Gordon.
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Gordon exposes the methods used by "psychics" and other practitioners of "extrasensory" powers for what they are - the sleight-of-hand and mentalist tricks that he and other magicians have used on stage for decades. The focus of the book is not, however, to merely debunk the excessive and unverifiable claims made by the paranormalists. As Gordon states, "It seems clear. Once a person comes under the influence of these supernatural beliefs, his or her mind ceases to function at a normal level of reasoning." By laying bare the dangers of uncritical acceptance of such claims, this book makes an impassioned plea for an increased use of rational intelligence and critical thinking skills for solving our problems.

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