Wednesday 15 August 2012, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth , 29-35 Niddry Street,
The most extraordinary stuff: magic, miracles and strange, strange things
For many years, I have studied extraordinary phenomena, from magic and miracles to mesmerism and mind-reading. I have encountered some very mysterious things, met some rather peculiar folk, and had some remarkably strange conversations.
This is about the stuff I continue to find genuinely extraordinary.
Dr. Peter Lamont is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, who specializes in the history and psychology of magic and the paranormal. He is alos a former professional magician, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, and a Past President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle.
He has written extensively on historical and psychological matters relating to magic and the paranormal; his three books are: Magic in theory: an introduction to the theoretical and psychological elements of conjuring (1999) (with Richard Wiseman); The rise of the Indian rope trick: biography of a legend (2004) (a New York Times book of the year); and The first psychic: the peculiar mystery of a notorious Victorian wizard (2005). In addition to many other media involvements, he wrote and presented the BBC radio series Wizards of the North.
Peter tweets @ESecretSociety