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'THE TELEPATHY EXPERIMENT'
IN February, 1927, great public interest was aroused by an experiment in Mass Telepathy carried out by the Society for Psychical Research in co-operation with the B.B.C. The object of this experiment was to discover whether an impression received by minds of five Agents, as they were called, seated in a locked room in a London house could be communicated to the minds of others in the world outside by Telepathy-i.e., independently of the ordinary channels of sense. The proceedings were conducted by Sir Oliver Lodge and Dr. V. J. Woolley , Honorary Research Officer of the Society. A microphone was placed in the room containing the five agents to whom were shown in turn for the first time five objects. The revelation of each object was followed by a pause during which the Agents concentrated upon what was before them. Listeners were informed of this concentration, and those who claimed to receive any impression were asked to communicate this to the Society. The results were remarkably interesting. In the case of object No. 3, for example, more than 150 listeners received an impression of scented flowers or white flowers. Actually, the object was a spray of white lilac (an exact impression of which was received by one listener). The Society for Psychical Research conducted further private experiments with those who seemed particularly ' receptive.' These experiments they now desire to extend further. Prof. Julian Huxley will in his talk explain the new scheme on behalf of the Society which desires any listeners who are interested in the subject of Telepathy to communicate with its headquarters at 31, Tavistock Square, London, W.C.I. The experiments in which the Society invites participants will be conducted during a weekly period of half an hour. If this is interesting to you, listen tonight to Professor Huxley !
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