Revenge of the Pharaonic Cobra

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Chances are you will recall the story of the notorious Tutankhamun curse, which was one of the press sensations of the early 1920s. On 5 April 1923, just seven weeks after Howard Carter opened the Egyptian monarch’s tomb, his rich patron, George Herbert (fifth Earl of Carnarvon), died from a fever. It was caused, probably, […]

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Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

A few years before his death in 1900, Henry Sidgwick, the founding president of the Society for Psychical Research, despairingly conceded that ‘we have not, and are never likely to have, empirical evidence of the existence of the individual after death’. For Sidgwick, as for his principal associates Edmund Gurney, Frederic Myers and Frank Podmore, the […]

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