April 3, 2004

1. Psychics

In an earlier issue of Phlit, I mentioned a psychic, John Edward, who has his own TV show, “Crossing Over with John Edward.” Edward is probably the most well-known psychic in the U.S.; his specialty is talking to people about deceased relatives, and conveying messages from the dead to the living. Now, however, another TV show is bringing psychic phenomena to public attention: “Psychic Detectives,” which runs on a channel called “Court TV.” Psychic Detectives describes how police departments solve crimes with the help of psychics. Some police departments even receive instruction from psychics on how to tap into their own psychic powers, tap into the psychic powers that everyone possesses (including policemen).

[The rest of this issue is now part of Chapter 7 of my book Conversations With Great Thinkers.]