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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; Reprint edition (21 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749941111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749941116
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 539,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michael E. Tymn on 26 Feb 2008
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When I first started reading about mediumship and spirit communication some 20 years ago, I struggled to understand what it was all about. The old researchers and other authors who observed the various phenomena usually assumed too much when it came to the reader's understanding of what they were talking about.

It is clear to me now why the overwhelming evidence for the survival of consciousness after physical death produced by some very respected scientists and scholars of yesteryear has been filed away in dust-covered cabinets when it should have been embraced by both science and religion. It was simply too complex and few had the time to sift through it all and make sense of it. Most people aren't prepared to understand second year college algebra without taking first year algebra, but that's what many people do in attempting to understand spirit communication. I suspect that is what Professor Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, did when he looked into the subject. In an article titled "The Mystery of Consciousness" (Time Magazine, January 29, 2007), Pinker states that "attempts to contact the souls of the dead (a pursuit of serious scientists a century ago) turned up only cheap magic tricks."

If the good professor had started with this excellent introductory book by Roy Stemman, a veteran journalist, he might not have jumped to such a conclusion, although it is clear that there are some scientists and scholars who have their minds made up beforehand when it comes to paranormal phenomena and nothing will change their views. But for the open-minded person who is really interested in learning more about the subject, I cannot think of a better book to start with than this one.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Obiwan on 22 Feb 2010
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Most of the major phenomena one usually finds associated with Spirit communication are discussed and Roy Stemman has a logical style which is easy to read, as one would expect from an experienced journalist. As a review of the most evidential phenomena it is a useful book and is supported with interesting examples.

On the negative side,although there is a list of references at the end of each chapter, it is difficult sometimes to connect them with the material cited in the text.

The major disappointment for me was his mentioning Sylvia Browne and Derek Acorah as examples of practitioners of mediumship. Given the respective reputations, it did undermine my confidence in the Author's judgement. The book was originally printed in 2005 and the paperback edition is dated 2010 which suggests either it needs to be updated or Roy sees something in Browne and Acorah that I have missed. It was a shame really as in other respects I enjoyed reading it but for this reason I would find it hard to recommend to others.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mdem on 26 May 2008
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I have just finished Roy Stemman's book, which gives a comprehensive overview of all spirit communication. It is informative, and easy to read. This is an excellent resource.

Roy Stemman also gives several examples of rogues who are fooling the public, which I found useful.

I borrowed this book from the library, and will go out and buy a copy, as it is something that I can definitely use for reference.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By joheward on 27 Aug 2013
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I wish this book had been around 40 years ago when I first became involved with 'Spirit' communication!

This is an excellent book for the experienced; the beginner, or the plain curious!

Superbly, and intelligently written by someone who is an expert, and not just some trendy media personality, or psycho nut.

All aspects are covered in an unbiased view, good and bad, gathered from years of serious research, involvement and experience.

Well done, Roy!
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