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|The Great Paranormal Clash
Dr. Ciarán O'Keeffe and Billy Roberts
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Brief Description: A tense dialogue between two different sides of the paranormal debate. Billy Roberts, one of the UK's leading stage psychics, throws down the gauntlet to Dr. O'Keeffe, sceptical voice to paranormal shows such as Living TV's Most Haunted and Jane Goldman Investigates. The Clairvoyant is saying - "Poltergeists, ghosts, telepathic powers - how can you not believe?!" And in sections devoted to different paranormal topics, The Clairvoyant and The Parapsychologist provide their opinions, formed from years of experience, and then interrogate each other. Just listen to what each has to say, and then make up your own mind. The Truth is Out There, finding it is the difficult part.
About the Author:
Dr. Ciarán O'Keeffe: He is a parapsychologist operating on science's fringe having been involved in many unusual projects: from the physiological effects of infrasound, ghost investigation of Hampton Court, an exorcism 'training day' and providing accounts of his activities in order to inform the lead in a popular paranormal drama about the afterlife. Dr. O'Keeffe also provides a sceptical voice to 'paranormal' shows such as Living TV's Most Haunted and Jane Goldman Investigates. His background in academia includes an honors thesis on paranormal experiences in conjunction with a representative from the Institute of Parapsychology (now Rhine Research Center); a Master's dissertation at Liverpool University examining the utility of psychic detectives and the style of their narratives; and a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire, assessing the content of advice given by practitioners claiming paranormal ability. Since 1999 he has been employed at various institutions as a psychology lecturer and researcher specialising in both Parapsychology and Criminal Psychology.
Billy Roberts: As well as being one of the UK’s leading stage psychics, Billy Roberts is also an authority on the paranormal and metaphysical subjects. He lectures and conducts his workshops and seminars all over the world, and his unconventional and, at times, extremely radical techniques attract the interest of esoteric students from many countries. He has been psychic since he was a child and is both clairvoyant and clairaudient. However, when he left school in 1962 at the age of 16, he was already living the dream of every other teenager, playing lead guitar in a rock band and touring with some of the biggest names of the sixties, such as Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, The Kinks, to name but a few. In 1970, after a long illness, Billy’s career as a musician came to an end. After returning to the UK, a series of what he calls ‘Mystical Experiences’, made him turn his attention to his own personal spiritual development. After serving spiritualist churches all over the UK for many years, in 1983 he founded The Thought Workshop, the northwest’s first Centre for Psychic and Spiritual Studies and Alternative therapies. The centre, established in Rodney Street, (the Harley Street of Liverpool,) was officially opened by Billy’s friend, the great Doris Stokes, and was also visited by some of the greatest veteran exponents of mediumship, such as author and spiritual teacher, Ursula Roberts and world-renowned psychic artist, Ivor James. The centre was an innovation but was opposed by many of the leading Spiritualist bodies, which prevented many of their mediums from working there. When the centre closed in the late eighties, Billy opened the Billy Roberts Paranormal Study Centre in Penny Lane, (of Beatles fame) and although this too has now closed, he still continues to travel with his work all over the world. In 2003 Billy was commissioned by Sony Games Empire to feature in a documentary to promote their new playstation 2 game Ghost Hunter, filmed on location in New Orleans. Billy’s best selling autobiography, Beneath the Wings of Angels, was published by Harper Collins in 1995, his children’s book, The Magic Locker will be published in 2008 by The Trinity Mirror Group. This is also to be launched as a musical theatre production, script and music written by Billy Roberts, and directed by Jen Heyes of Cut To The Chase Productions.
Author, Ciarán OKeeffe has his own website: