Crimes e Desaparecimentos Resolvidos com a Ajuda de Médiuns ou Psíquicos (Parte 12) – Psíquica Gene Dennis

No capítulo 02 de seu livro, The Blue Sense, Marcello Truzzi conta o caso da psíquica Gene Dennis, que além da polícia, recebeu apoio dos maiores mágicos de seu tempo – incluindo Harry Houdini. Para ler o trecho deste capítulo de Truzzi, clique aqui.

5 respostas a “Crimes e Desaparecimentos Resolvidos com a Ajuda de Médiuns ou Psíquicos (Parte 12) – Psíquica Gene Dennis”

  1. Marciano Diz:

    Outro casinho do TRUZZI.
    Vai acabar resvalando para outro tópico, agora de outro sítio.
    É o que dá, insistir nesse assunto chato.
    Vamos ver se dá para dizer alguma coisa aqui.

  2. Marciano Diz:

    Sobre essa, existe uma história mal-contada de que teria sido aprovada por Einstein.
    Na época, Einstein já estava um pouco apagado (da atenção e exposição excessiva que houvera recebido) e ainda não tinha virado a lenda que é hoje.

    Insufficient attention has been paid to the astounding metamorphosis Dr. Einstein has undergone since he first made a visit to America. Then he was a retiring, diffident, charming man who commanded the respect of all and sundry. Now he is the tamest lion in the intellectual zoo. He goes everywhere. He attends picture openings with the regularity and aplomb of Clark Gable. He is at all the public dinners. “A year ago,” runs a newspaper comment, “when Einstein first came to Pasadena to study his famous theory of relativity in the light of the latest astronomic discoveries, he was ‘camera shy,’ although he was to become one of the most photographed celebrities who ever visited California.” He is in a fair way to be known as a “camera mad” celebrity. His place as a publicity-shy celebrity has been taken by Greta Garbo.

    His latest exploit raises serious questions. Anyone who has visited California is astounded by the openness with which superstition flourishes and the prodigality with which those who trade upon it are rewarded. The California public certainly does not need any spectacular endorsement to induce belief in the activities of a well billed vaudevillian like Gene Dennis. Into this situation, where disposition to belief is general and disposition to doubt exceptional, Dr. Einstein precipitated himself and gave his enormous prestige to the side which, if it needs any attention at all from celebrities, needs to be subjected to corrosive skepticism. To be sure, a careful study of his words, as reported in the press, will show that he did not by any means give Gene Dennis a complete endorsement. But it is my firm belief that in any argument about the correctness of her “guesses,” Einstein’s august name will be invoked to support her claims to supernatural powers. Worse, his name will be invoked, by thousands who never gave him a serious thought before, to justify their belief in all sorts of idiotic adepts at the hocus-pocus of card-reading, crystal-gazing, mind-reading, etc., who flourish so magnificently in the California atmosphere. Instead of coming to the support of what is sane and rational consistently and always, in harmony with his position as a great scientist, he has here made a tremendous and, in all probability, resounding contribution to the success of superstition.

    The situation raises the much debated question about the worth of the scientific method as a mental discipline. We have seen our scientists, no matter how eminent, reveal themselves time and again utterly “hopeless” once they step outside their narrow specialties. The physicists, particularly, have been guilty of all sorts of strange and weird conduct. We need not concentrate our fire on Dr. Einstein. We can cite the vagaries of Drs. Eddington, Jeans and Whitehead. And then there is Dr. Einstein’s colleague in California, the famous Dr. Robert A. Millikan. But even Millikan hasn’t endorsed any vaudeville actors yet.

    It’s a mad world, God knows. And it gets madder and madder. Gene Dennis and Dr. Einstein go blithely tripping along together. Why, Dr. Einstein!

    Miss Dennis’ latest revelations will save many people a lot of worry and effort and I feel bound to give them all the publicity I can. She says that Governor James Rolph, Jr., will be in the White House in 1937 and that prosperity is just around the corner.

    C. Hartley Grattan

    Hollywood, California

  3. Marciano Diz:

    When given an opportunity to demonstrate mind-reading ability and “psychic powers” this examinee failed to give evidence of either. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  4. Vitor Diz:

    Esse teste foi feito em 1932, e exigia que ela fosse um X-Men para passar. Bem, ela não era. Em 1934 Truzzi relata que ela ainda forneceu vários detalhes sobre um crime e previu corretamente que outro aconteceria ligado ao primeiro.

  5. Marciano Diz:

    Teste 🐎

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