Date: Friday, April 5th
Admission: $8 (includes donation to T.G. Hamilton Memorial Fund and Psychical Research Archives Endowment Fund)
Presented by: Shannon Taggart
Using still photography and video, Walter Meyer zu Erpen will outline the history of table levitation phenomena from 1850 onwards. He will combine historical research with his personal experience of more than 130 sessions in a home circle sitting to elicit table phenomena. This discussion will include the experiments of psychical researchers with physical mediums Eusapia Palladino and Jack Webber, among others; table phenomena in sitter groups including but not limited to those conducted by W. J. Crawford, Dr. T. Glen Hamilton, and Kenneth J. Batcheldor; and modern phenomena such as the levitation of a 65-pound table from the hands of the Thurmond Group in upstate New York in 1975.