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Julie Beischel is an author, spiritualist and co-founder of the Windbridge Institute.
Beischel is the co-founder of the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, a psychic woo organization that claims that things such as levitation, psychokinesis to mediumship are scientifically genuine. Beischel obtained a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology (2003) from the University of Arizona.
Beischel published the pseudoscientific book Among Mediums: A Scientist's Quest for Answers (2013) which claimed that mediums such as Leonora Piper communicated with the dead. The book ignored any evidence of fraud in the mediums that she wrote about. She has also supported the controversial experiments of Gary Schwartz, which have been rejected by the scientific community.
Beischel has published many pseudoscience articles in parapsychology journals claiming that mediums can contact the dead. Her claims have been rejected by the scientific community and her only supporters are other spiritualists such as Alex Tsakiris and Robert McLuhan.
- Among Mediums: A Scientist's Quest for Answers (2013)
- Meaningful Messages: Making the Most of Your Mediumship Reading (2013)