The Bindelof Case: An Examination of
Rosemarie Pilkington, Ph.D.
A writer, musician and educator, Rosemarie Pilkington earned her
Ph.D. in psychology (consciousness studies) from Saybrook
Institute. In addition to writing many articles and book reviews on
psychic phenomena, Dr. Pilkington compiled and edited Men and Women
of Parapsychology: Personal Reflections. The anthology, published
by McFarland in 1987, received wide praise throughout Europe and
the Americas — and spawned many similar books.
In this presentation, Dr. Pilkington shares research from The
Spirit of Dr. Bindelof: The Enigma of Séance Phenomena. This, her
latest book, focuses on a little-known episode of physical
mediumship in which a group of teenagers, experimenting with séance
phenomena, contacted an alleged spirit named Dr. Bindelof.
Dr. Pilkington also discusses the way certain people appear to
demonstrate ostensibly paranormal capacities, ranging from an
ability to affect complex mechanical devices— such as photographic
film cameras and sensitive electronic equipment— to the movement,
transformation or even the dematerialization of physical
The mass of the evidence for these unusual phenomena has been
ignored or derided by skeptics and maligned by debunkers who have
rightfully sought to expose hoaxes. Because of this negative
attention, the available evidence is unknown to most of the
scientific community. However, if we truly want to understand the
human organism, these phenomena must not be dismissed a
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Kelleher Center Kiernan Suite, Staten Island Campus
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