Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes? [NOOK Book]

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After explaining the difference between magical thinking and the scientific method, the author employs the scientific method to shed light on the paranormal. Beginning with a concise history of spiritualism and s?ances, the author employs logic and careful experimental evidence to answer questions like: What is spiritualism? What are ghosts? And, of course, why do ghosts wear clothes? The bulk of this work is a thorough re-examination of the three-year study of the medium Leonora Piper by the Society for ...
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Overview

After explaining the difference between magical thinking and the scientific method, the author employs the scientific method to shed light on the paranormal. Beginning with a concise history of spiritualism and séances, the author employs logic and careful experimental evidence to answer questions like: What is spiritualism? What are ghosts? And, of course, why do ghosts wear clothes? The bulk of this work is a thorough re-examination of the three-year study of the medium Leonora Piper by the Society for Psychical Research, of which the author is a member. He concisely summarizes the investigators’ 255-page report and uses the evidence to demonstrate the true nature of the Spirit Realm and its inhabitants. Why do Ghosts Wear Clothes is a must read for paranormal investigators or anyone interested in the occult. And while you may not agree with his conclusions, you can’t fault the method he uses to arrive there.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014691697
  • Publisher: M. E. Brines
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 38 KB

Meet the Author

The author, M.E. Brines, spent the Cold War assembling atomic artillery shells and preparing to unleash the Apocalypse (and has a medal to prove it.) But when peace broke out, he turned his fevered, paranoid imagination to other pursuits. Designer of more than twenty sci-fi wargames and The Struggle of Nations play-by-e-mail game (all available at www.MEBrines.com) he spends his spare time scribbling another steampunk romance occult adventure novel, which despite certain rumors absolutely DOES NOT involve time-traveling Nazi vampires!
A member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is, like Professor Van Helsing, both a long-time student of the occult and a committed Christian. He is also the author of more than two dozen e-books, novels, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as Alien Abduction, Alien Hybrids, UFOs, Conspiracies, Mind Control, the Falun Gong, esoteric Nazism, the Knights Templar, astrology, magick, the Bible, the Spear of Longinius and Christian discipleship available through Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/mebrineshttp://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/mebrines. His work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, Weird Tales, The Traveller Chronicle, Midnight Times, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and The Willows magazine.
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  • Posted August 13, 2013

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    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite The title itself is

    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

    The title itself is self-explanatory. Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes? by M.E. Brines sheds light on this question by employing logic and cautious experimental evidence. Brines also elucidates the difference between magical thinking –- a method employed by the western world until the scientific revolution in the 17th century, yet still widely used in most of the Third World countries -- and scientific methods. As a member of the Society for Psychical Research, he also had the opportunity to conduct a detailed re-examination of the three-year study of Leonora Piper, a medium in the 19th century.

    I am amused and intrigued with the deep questioning on the matter. It is a valid question –- and a familiar one –- although I never really thought of why ghosts are clothed in the first place. For me, like many people, ghosts will always be clothed according to the era or the manner of their death. Brines questions, “If appearance is up to the ghost, why would they choose to wear the same outfit they died in for eternity?” 

    The prose is readable; M.E. Brines is very detailed and precise with all the subjects that he included in Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes? This is a thought-provoking and commendably bold analysis. Even though it is geared towards paranormal investigators and enthusiasts of the subject, other readers need not shy away from this interesting and provocative material. Whether you agree with his ideas or not, that is a different matter.

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