While it is a rare opportunity to combine science and the occult these days, it used to be rather commonplace. In fact, most divinations methods are based on the sciences. Numerology and mathematics and Astronomy and Astrology are just some examples. These paired sciences were taken as interrelated activities before, whereas now they are in the extremes of the spectrum.
However, it is not all is lost. In fact, there is currently a scientific study of mediums – these individuals who communicate with the deceased being conducted. Dr. Julie Beischel, Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute in Tucson recently held a presentation at the Scottish Rite Event Center in San Diego. Entitled “Spirit in the Laboratory: What Science Can Tell Us about the Afterlife”, the presentation focused on how mediumship is controlled in a scientific setting.
More particularly, the research is focused on what happens in the laboratory, what conclusions can be drawn based on data collected, the practical application in grief recovery and hospice care and how mediumship can affect the lives of those who have lost. Additionally, the presentation includes tips on how to choose a medium as well as how to get the most out of a reading.
Dr. Beischel is a University of Arizona graduate with a doctorate degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology. She was the first recipient of the William James Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mediumshp and Survival Research in the same university. She also co-directs the VERITAS Research Program with Dr. Gary E. Schwartz.
Source : http://www.newdesignworld.com/press/story/9540