Frederic William Henry Myers: Psychology’s Forgotten Genius

When psychology students study the history of their discipline, there is often a curious omission in what they are taught. Very few mentions are ever made of a man known as Frederic W. H. Myers. Myers was a close and dear friend of William James, who most psychology students do know about and whose influential book, "Principles of Psychology," earned him the right to be called the "Father of American Psychology." James and Myers shared many interests, … [Read more...]

Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

There are of course millions of manuscripts in existence, but most of them come and go with barely a notice. The famous Voynich Manuscript is definitely not in that category. This manuscript is one of the most well known, and one of the most mysterious, in the history of the world. This fascinating document is believed to have originated in Central Europe, and those who have studied it believe it dates back to the end of the 15th century or the beginning of the 16th … [Read more...]

How Do I Know if My House Is Haunted?

A hundred years ago in the U.S. and Europe the idea of hauntings was not considered far fetched - hauntings and ghosts were even fashionable, to an extent. In the late 1800s into the 1930s, unusual hauntings and paranormal events were even routinely reported in newspapers. Since that time skeptics and scientists have spent consider time and media spin to show most hauntings are not hauntings at all. Entering the modern era scientist felt it was time to put an end to … [Read more...]