Murray, Gilbert - Professor John Hasted describes his experiments
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
The Oxford classical scholar Gilbert Murray conducted more than five hundred experiments in his home between 1910 and 1915; he was himself required to guess ‘events’ in the minds of other people in the room, who had previously been asked to agree on an event and to think about it simultaneously.
His success seems not to have been explicable in terms of ‘hyperaesthesia’ or abnormally keen hearing.
In the written accounts, we are given some charming examples of events which had been chosen, e.g. ‘Mother hitting the purser with a skipping-rope’, and we are told that a 33 per cent success rate was achieved, with 28 per cent partial success and 39 per cent failure.