Thursday, November 21, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
Unexplained Mysteries is always on the look out for new article writers and contributors. If you've written articles, reviews, news stories or other material that you would like published for free on the site then we want to hear from you - Click here for details.
  Columnist: T. Stokes

Image credit: stockxpert

Genuine or fake - medium Doris Stokes ?


Posted on Tuesday, 12 February, 2008 | 5 comments
Columnist: T. Stokes


Some years ago a well spoken gentleman would attend many of my talks on new age spirit, alternative therapies and the paranormal, and take issue with what I said, he was always polite, and after a while at each meeting, I would look for his face at the back of the hall. We would chat afterwards and I was impressed with his knowledge, but felt his ideas on the bible conflicted with both science and fact, over time I would always ask him when a talk ended to give the other side of things, its good to hear both sides of an issue, and this he did well, I felt that to be confined to the bible meant you were cut off from the joy of the Koran and the Upanishads and other spiritual philosophies. As the months ran into years I got to know him quite well, and learnt he had connections to the Evangelical church and higher education, he told me one of the universities intended conducting a series of tests on some well known psychics, and would I care to be an official observer.

So while I would have preferred to have been on the judging panel, I was happy to observe and make notes, all this in a superb medieval building. The first lady before the judging panel was demonstrating “psychometry.” She was given four envelopes, each with an object inside, which she had to hold, and could then write her thoughts down for 10 minutes only. Now this lady was superb, in one instance she said a brooch belonged to a lady now dead from a cancerous condition, the brooch was now the property of her son who had a large beard, shoulder length brown hair, glasses and a stoop, and he could be an Archaeologist or similar. This was a perfect description of one of the research observers whose brooch it was, she scored very high on all points, with all four items. Another lady demonstrating mediumship, was a waste of space, I do not know where they found her but she had no ability at all, all she showed us was guess work, she was a bit full of herself, and was an embarrassment. The well spoken Evangelical chap, although I admired his bible expertise, was very anti- psychic ability, small minded and expected it all to be fake.

An open mind is the most important part in any investigation, and is no place for those with the diseases of closed mindedness or entrenched scepticism. Next was Doris Stokes a while before she came famous, it was felt there was no way she could have known the things she said, while the scientific test was not perfect, it never is-she did describe in detail, several dead relatives to the judges, and gave various mannerisms and birthdays, I could see the panel were very sceptical, when they should have been impartial, yet they were silently impressed. This was the same well spoken Evangelical man, who led the hate campaign, as soon as Doris had died, in saying she was fake, his church has made the same claim about Derek Acorah and now James Van Pragh. Now I have never seen Derek or James at work, but I was there when Doris told publisher Robert Maxwell intimate details over the dinner table of how he would die, and this proved absolutely right in every respect, and while Doris and i disagreed on specifics of spirit contact and much else, i still believe she was genuine. It was unfortunate in the tests that I saw, that no real paranormal experts were present, a couple of psychologists tried to dominate the panel, but you cannot use the knowledge gained in psychology for assessing psychic ability, it is the wrong tool for the job.
Psychologists cannot even agree among themselves, the prognosis given by a Freudian analyst, will differ drastically to that of a Jungian, and particularly that of an Adlerian therapist. Breakfast television one morning around 30 years ago had 2 guests, medium Doris Stokes, And the author of the famous expose book on freemasonry Stephen Knight, now I have known some wonderful upright and honourable men who were freemasons, but Stephens book explained that at very high levels it was linked to devil worship. Doris told him on this breakfast T V programme, in front of all the viewers that “he would be killed for his book” Now a friend of mine said his daughter went swimming with Stephen knights daughter, and he knew him and he was very fit, and the chances of him dropping dead were laughable, I asked if he could get my copy of the book autographed and he agreed. Yet some weeks later Stephen Knight aged 33 years of age did in fact die suddenly,
Exactly as Doris had said. Now I was closely connected with the security services at this time, and I asked questions about his death, opinions varied as to it being co-incidence to a rumour that he was hit by a deep tissue ray that made his brain almost melt inside his skull. Another senior admiralty figure and a patriotic mason said the ray if used, would bring him out in brain tumours.

So while in agreement that the talent and skills many psychics and mediums are very questionable, Doris Stokes was voted in all official tests as genuine. Her books “voices in my ear” are still bought by seekers of spiritual knowledge, before you make up your mind, why not read them yourself.

* Finally in the interest of balance the masons wrote a book giving answers to Stephen Knights book, and this too is a superb read.

T. Stokes.

Article Copyright© T. Stokes - reproduced with permission.



 
  Other articles by T. Stokes

Wartime psychics
Columnist: T. Stokes | Posted on 2-18-2008 | 0 comments
Archbishop Cosmo Lang, was the Church of England’s top expert on the supernatural during W.W. II. and an advisor to Winston Churchill and the war effort, among ...


Where have all the skeptics gone ?
Columnist: T. Stokes | Posted on 1-26-2008 | 28 comments
With the release of suppressed U.F.O files from all around the world, and the promise of other Governments to follow suit, a universal quiet has descended, and ...


The malefic midnight mummy
Columnist: T. Stokes | Posted on 1-23-2008 | 1 comment
Over many years of attending meetings of all sorts of occult and spirit groups, of all shades and colours in a bid to further your knowledge, one can come acros...


Extreme sports - psychic readings
Columnist: T. Stokes | Posted on 1-7-2008 | 3 comments
A group of the top mediums and fortune tellers are banding together to form a world wide group “The psychic readers assoc”. We will offer the long awaited code ...


A boy and his dog
Columnist: T. Stokes | Posted on 12-12-2007 | 0 comments
There are dangers in being known as a lecturer in paranormal studies, everyone needs to tell you their favourite ghost stories, I went to the dentist recently, ...


   View: More articles from this columnist ( 75 total )

 
Last updated forum topics
Forum icon 
Articles by other columnists
Witchcraft, UFOs and Rock'n Roll
Posted 11-13-2019
A look back at David Bowie's encounter with witch Walli Elmlark.
 
Nightmares
Posted 11-8-2019
Kathleen Meadows explores the nature and meaning of nightmares.
 
UFO perspectives
Posted 8-19-2019
From the world's top experts (from Maccabee to Friedman).
 
The planets that never were
Posted 6-15-2019
William B Stoecker looks at the habitability of our solar system.
 
Gef the talking mongoose
Posted 3-3-2019
Sean Casteel recounts the very strange case of a rather bizarre creature.
 
The Paranormalist
Posted 1-25-2019
David Lange takes a look at the work of paranormal investigator Christopher Chacon.
 
Tesla's secret space program
Posted 12-11-2018
A look in to the world of Nikola Tesla conspiracy theories.
 
Life lessons and esoteric secrets
Posted 11-14-2018
Kathleen Meadows talks about the many things that the Tarot can reveal.
 
Moscow's mysterious lights
Posted 10-20-2018
Edward Crabtree investigates reports of UFOs over Russia.
 
Halloween - A Scary Season Rooted In Reality
Posted 9-18-2018
Melissa Newman takes a closer look at Halloween.
 
Nikola Tesla - The Unknown 'Healer'
Posted 8-22-2018
Did Tesla's work inspire a new method of healing ?
 

 View: View more column articles
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ