The Psychic Mafia
by M. Lamar Keene as told to Allen Spraggett
THE PSYCHIC MAFIA
...Keen reveals the tricks of his trade: secrets of billet reading, ectoplasm, levitation, apports, healing, spirit precipitation, prediction and even "spirit sex."Here, in testimony that is as incredible as it is true, M. Lamar Keene, nationally-known psychic medium confesses all: how he became a medium, how he conned hundreds of people into believing in his powers and why he decided to say goodbye to the world of the spirits.
With both candor and cunning, Keen reveals the tricks of his trade: secrets of billet reading, ectoplasm, levitation, apports, healing, spirit precipitation, prediction and even "spirit sex." Shocking as well as fascinating, Keene's testimony describes the "web of mediumistic espionage" that enables the fraudulent world of spiritualism to operate while it threatens the lives of those who seek to expose it.
How much money can a medium earn? What about sex in the seance room? Are there any genuine mediums? Why do phony mediums flourish despite previous exposes? Keene answers all these questions and more in a book that serves as a warning to the gullible public and a fascinating answer to those who've always wondered if, perhaps and maybe.
Advertised as "a classic" - copyright and film rights held by William V. Rauscher.
(Originally published by St. Martin's Press in 1976. William V. Rauscher, Collaborator, Researcher for this volume, assembled material, wrote Foreword and supplied Bibliography).
"This book will take its place beside classic texts on fraudulent mediumship and must be read by all who are interested in parapsychology in general and mediumship in particular."
"I am concerned ... that Keene's important word to us will go unread instead of becoming the best seller it deserves to be."
"...a much needed bitter pill, an antidote to all of us who are occasionally too trusting, or too easily awed."
"...a book well worth reading ... useful in focusing sanity and sense on a major area of deception in American society today...a definite service, a useful tool, a fascinating story..."
"...a highly unusual and engrossing personal document ... his colorful, vitriolic account is an eye-opener."