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Https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.......289/full

Magic and memory: using conjuring to explore the effects of suggestion, social influence, and paranormal belief on eyewitness testimony for an ostensibly paranormal event: Research

Ray brought this sort of false memory-creating stuff to my attention a while ago but the idea was new to me and I did not really understand what he meant.
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This reenforces basic things I was mentored decades ago.

The framing of an effect must consider what prior experience and beliefs of the intend audience.

Any participating spectator serves as witness for the others - their verbal and physical reactions can influence the perceptions and memory of others.

All spectators have some personal experience with paranormal happenings and seek validation more than enlightenment.

A biased verbal summary of events by the performer can impact the memory of the observers, especially if using the words of a witness.
Tamariz is great a this - recounting events that never occurred and getting nodding agreement.

Thanks for providing this reference that I can use in future writings.
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On Apr 17, 2023, tommy wrote:
Https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.......289/full

Magic and memory: using conjuring to explore the effects of suggestion, social influence, and paranormal belief on eyewitness testimony for an ostensibly paranormal event: Research

Ray brought this sort of false memory-creating stuff to my attention a while ago but the idea was new to me and I did not really understand what he meant.


Interesting read. It reminds me of Facebook where if it fits your narrative it's ok to repost it without vetting.
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On checking this twice, it seems to me what they are talking about is not our magic but rather charlatanry: bending spoons, using stooges, suggestions, etcetera, reminds me of Uri Geller.

The above link seems to have stopped working.

Here is the PDF link:

file:///C:/Users/USER/Downloads/Mae%20Brussell,%20Alex%20Constantine,%20Paul%20Krassner%20-%20The%20Essential%20Mae%20Brussell%20-%20Investigations%20of%20Fascism%20in%20America.pdf

Which does not work either. Smile

file:///C:/Users/USER/Downloads/fpsyg-05-01289.pdf
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