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Now You See Her – Now You Don’t – Now You Do

Aimee Semple MacPherson Los Angeles – 1926 – Aimee Semple McPherson was something of a celebrity and an Evangelist. Normally I ask myself how is it that these Evangelists get to be famous? But in Aimee’s case it’s easy to understand. Aimee was born in Canada and at only 17 she married Irish Pentecostal preacher Richard… Continue reading Now You See Her – Now You Don’t – Now You Do

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What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Wo/Men? The Shadow knows…

At least that is a Carl Jungian theory and part of psychotherapy’s theses. Jung believed in the unknown ‘‘dark side’’ of the human personality; dark because it consists of the socially or religiously degraded human emotions that include things sexual lust, power strivings, selfishness, greed, envy, anger or rage. In other words, evil. The dark side, also known as… Continue reading What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Wo/Men? The Shadow knows…

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Tyrannical Tucker and his Tangled Trail of Victims

This story reminds me of Dr. Hannibal Lector and it might do the same to you. In fact, a former patient of this surgeon even likened him in a media interview to Lector. True, Dr. Glen Tucker didn’t kill and eat his patients, but he committed atrocities on them during his spectacularly brutal 10-year career… Continue reading Tyrannical Tucker and his Tangled Trail of Victims

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False Confessions and Wrongful Convictions

Why on earth would anyone admit to a crime, especially a major crime such as a murder, she or he hadn’t committed? Does this really happen? What sort of personality can be coerced into making a confession about a terrible act he or she hasn’t committed? Sometimes the psychology of police interrogation is very troubling,… Continue reading False Confessions and Wrongful Convictions