In Best Evidence, Michael Schmicker assembles scientific documentation for experiences that many readers intuitively believe are real, despite mainstream skepticism: ESP, psychokinesis, mental healing, ghosts and poltergeists, dowsing, mediums, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and, as Schmicker puts it, "Other Impossible Phenomena That Refuse to Disappear." Expect a credible collection of convincing evidence, such as a published report in the American Journal of Diseases of Children in which a Seattle doctor offers a detailed account of a near-death experience. Or a 1995 report from the CIA on the practice of remote viewing, in which the U.S. government hired psychics to spy on other countries. Other evidence is presented to convince readers of death-bed visions, ghosts and poltergeists, and reincarnation. While anyone can manipulate data to draw their own conclusions, Schmicker's evenhanded, journalistic tone brings credibility and a no-nonsense tone to these esoteric discussions. He also possesses a smooth, accessible writing style that makes it easy to digest the research, studies, and data that his book is based upon. After each chapter, he offers a "Highly Recommended Reading" list so readers can continue their own research. --Gail Hudson
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"Best Evidence is indeed one - if not the best itself - of the major books explaining and offering proof that psi phenomena are here to stay whether we like it or not "' - Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D, resident physicist on the Discovery Channel's "Know Zone" program, and National Book Award winning author of "Mind Into Matter," and "Taking the Quantum Leap."
"My highest recommendation not just one but a half-dozen astounding stories, any one of which can change the way we think about the nature of reality" - Dean Radin, Ph.D, author of The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena.
"For skeptics and cautious believers alike, a splendid introduction to 'impossible phenomena that refuse to disappear'" - Stanley Krippner, Ph.D, Co-Editor, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence.
"A dazzling journey into one of the most important areas of science that has ever existed" - Dr. Larry Dossey MD, New York Times best-selling author of Reinventing Medicine.