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. 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 former member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is a long-time student of the occult and a committed Christian who sees himself as a modern-day Professor Van Helsing equipping Believers for battle against the occult Principalities and Powers that rule a world in darkness. (Ephesians 6:12) The author of three dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as alien abduction, alien hybrids, astrology, the Bible, biblical prophecy, Christian discipleship, conspiracies, esoteric Nazism, the Falun Gong, Knights Templar, magick, and UFOs, his work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, Weird Tales, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and Empirical magazine. *I'm often asked how I square my Christianity and "messing around" with the occult, as if I'm partial to bestial things with a goat under the amber light of the moon or something. No so. I'm a student, in the same way I used to study Soviet weapons and tactics back when I was a US Army officer. This gives my work a unique perspective no matter what your belief system. I don't judge. I just present the information and let the reader decide.
Why do Ghosts Wear Clothes?by M.E. Brines
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,
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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 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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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.