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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 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?

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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?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044706828
  • Publisher: M.E. Brines
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 127 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 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 a long-time student of the occult, a committed Christian*, and author of two dozen books, e-books, 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. His work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, The Traveller Chronicle, Weird Tales, Empirical magazine, Midnight Times, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and The Willows magazine.

*I'm often asked how I square 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, just present the information and let the reader decide.

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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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