"A Reason for Reason" skeptical speaker series, in association with CFI, picks up the summer with an expose of psychic phenomena.
Please join us and tell your friends!
Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium
A professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind, Mark Edward has the psychic blues. What’s more, Edward’s new book is called Psychic Blues, which he will discuss.
With decades of experience practicing mental magic, Edward has worked on both sides of psychic fence. Edward believes that most practitioners of the psychic business are out-and-out scam artists, and that the common need to believe in things supernatural is merely a part of human nature.
From phone psychic to headliner at the famed Magic Castle, Mark Edward will recount his experiences and expose techniques used in the multi-billion-dollar psychic industry.
About the Speaker: For more than 30 years, Edward has appeared in world class venues from high-end night clubs and theaters to private party and corporate events. As one of only five specially chosen and trained mediums in the history of Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, he has performed 15 years of seances that helped him perfect the role of spirit medium and psychic entertainer. During this time he wrote several books on these subjects and appeared on television as both primary consultant and on-air performer for a variety of TV programs, including as A & E's biography of Houdini, The Discovery Channel's "Forces Beyond," and, most recently, on two episodes of "Weird or What?” with William Shatner. His featured segment as a spirit medium on the pilot episode, “Speaking with the Dead,” of Showtime's "Penn & Teller's Bullshit!" series helped secure an Emmy Award nomination for that episode in 2002.
Edward continues to be consulted by the media for his knowledge of spiritualism, psychic fraud and ghost lore and works on the Steering Committee of CFI's Independent Investigations Group.
WHEN: 4:30 PM, Saturday, July. 7, 2012 (Talk starts at 5PM sharp)
WHERE: Downstairs at Kells Irish Pub, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
For more information, see http://reason4reason.org