Abraham Thomas Kovoor 10 April — 18 September was an Indian professor and rationalist who gained prominence after retirement for his campaign to expose as frauds various Indian and Sri Lankan "god-men" and so-called paranormal phenomena. His direct, trenchant criticism of spiritual frauds and organized religions was enthusiastically received by audiences, initiating a new dynamism in the Rationalist movement, especially in Sri Lanka and India. Kovoor was the son of Mr. After working briefly as a lecturer in botany at C.
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These facts present a deeply puzzling situation. But they become coherent after pondering the trickster figure, an archaic being found worldwide in mythology and folklore. The trickster governs paradox and the irrational, but his messages are concealed.
This book draws upon theories of the trickster from anthropology, folklore, sociology, semiotics, and literary criticism. It examines psychic phenomena and UFOs and explains why they are so problematical for science. Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. Begone Godmen Dr.
Abraham Kovoor July 1, Begone Godmen! Kovoor's encounters with assorted fakes attempting to cash on the credulity of their victims. It is a work of detection and exposure, as enjoyable a any thriller, and a warning against the bogus gurus the reader may come across. Reviews Review Policy. Published on. Flowing text, Google-generated PDF. Best For. Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. Content Protection. Read Aloud. Flag as inappropriate.
It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. More related to parapsychology. See more. The Trickster and the Paranormal. George P. Paranormal and supernatural events have been reported for millennia. Most adults in the U. Yet they have a marginal place in modern culture.
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Similar ebooks. Abraham Kovoor. In it, Dr. Abraham Kovoor, the famed rationalist, continues his relentless crusade against charlatans and miraclemen with greater vigour. It is a scathing exposure of the conning methods employed by pseudo-gods, bogus gurus and assorted fakes to entrap their gullible victims.
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These facts present a deeply puzzling situation. But they become coherent after pondering the trickster figure, an archaic being found worldwide in mythology and folklore. The trickster governs paradox and the irrational, but his messages are concealed. This book draws upon theories of the trickster from anthropology, folklore, sociology, semiotics, and literary criticism. It examines psychic phenomena and UFOs and explains why they are so problematical for science.
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