Superstition, Magic and States of Mind

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Superstition, Magic - and States of Mind
Parapsychologists Investigate
David Luke (University of Northampton)
Treadwells Bookshop, 34 Tavistock St., Covent Garden, London.

30 April, 2007 (Monday)- 7.15 for 7.30 pm start
£5

Famously, psychologists often take a derogatory view of magic and superstition, and in doing so regularly theorise themselves into some awkward intellectual corners. Contemporary academic parapsychological research offers a refreshing view of the occult from the standpoint of science. It welcomes the omen, the ritual and the taboo all as possible gadgets… rather than dismissing them as mere gimmicks. These psychologists actually embrace ‘the primitive’. Tonight we find out how they look at these matters, and the way their research works. David Luke has just finished his doctoral thesis at the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes at the University of Northampton, where his also an occasional visiting lecturer. Northampton is currently one of the largest centres for the academic study of parapsychology anywhere in the world.

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