A glowing cross in the window of a church in Florida. A bleeding statue of Christ in Philadelphia. A young boy cured of his blindness at Lourdes. The stigmata of Padre Pio. An appearance of a figure thought to be the Blessed Virgin Mary before thousands of witnesses. The image on the Shroud of Turin.
Parapsychologist D. Scott Rogo examines a variety of miracles, great and small, in Miracles: A Parascientific Inquiry into Wondrous Phenomena. The phenomena can be Miraculous Talents (levitation, stigmata, bilocation), Miraculous Events (divine images, miraculous hailstones, bleeding statues and weeping madonnas), or Miraculous Interventions (Marian apparitions, miraculous healings). Rogo attempts to present the scientific rather than religious case for the miraculous, and in the process comes to a fresh and surprising interpretation about the nature of miracles.
"Miracles is a fascinating account of the Christian legacy of wondrous phenomena. The book is unique in that its author attempts a scientific evaluation of these accounts and of the world view of their proponents." - Stanley Krippner, professor of psychology, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco
"It's a wonderful book and I recommend it to you all." - Richard Hatem, creator of the "Miracles" TV series
D. Scott Rogo (1950-1990) was one of the most widely respected writer-journalists covering the field of parapsychology, as well as an active scientific investigator. Educated at the University of Cincinnati and San Fernando Valley State College, Rogo held a unique position in parapsychology and made many contributions to the field that deserve recognition. He served as a visiting researcher at the Psychical Research Foundation, then in Durham, North Carolina, and at the Division of Parapsychology and Psychophysics of the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He published papers on ESP in referred parapsychological journals and was active in field investigations of hauntings and poltergeists. Rogo was also a leading authority on the history of psychical research; the breadth of his historical knowledge of the field was unsurpassed. Over the course of more than two-dozen published books, Rogo sought to broaden the range of topics worthy of paranormal research.
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