DR. ANDRIJA PUHARICH
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["The Case Of The Meddling Medium"]
Andrija Puharich, MD - (born Karel Puharic, February 19, 1918 - January 3, 1995) was a medical and parapsychological researcher, medical inventor and author, who is perhaps best known as the person who brought Israeli Uri Geller and Dutch-born Peter Hurkos (1911-1988) to the United States for scientific investigation.
Of his many books, Puharich wrote a supportive biography of Uri Geller, a paranormal case he investigated with the help of Itzhak Bentov, among others. Before that he investigated favorably the Brazilian psychic surgeon Zé Arigó. He met the Dutch psychic Peter Hurkos and brought him to the United States to participate in scientific experiments in parapsychology. He also investigated Mexican psychic surgeon Pachita. He encouraged a rational assessment of people with paranormal faculties and applied scientific methods to investigations of what were their startling and often unpredictable and elusive skills or abilities. One of his books is The Sacred Mushroom, Key to the Door of Eternity, in which he describes his work with psychics, and his own skepticism of them, in some detail.