April 28, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE and open to the public
Loren Pankratz, Ph.D., joins the OHSU Library for a virtual discussion of his new book, Mysteries and Secrets Revealed: From Oracles at Delphi to Spiritualism in America.
About the book:
Mysteries and Secrets Revealed uncovers the truth behind mysteries of nature and secrets of frauds that have eluded common understanding throughout history. The journey begins in the ancient Greek city of Delphi and continues with the Renaissance philosophers who sought natural explanations. In a deeply researched narrative, the secrets of clairvoyants, mesmerists, and spiritualists are revealed through examination of uncommon documents and rare antiquarian pamphlets. Each story captures the tension of conflict, the thrill of discovery, and the strategies of science to unmask frauds, fakes, and false belief.
About the author:
Loren Pankratz, Ph.D. was a consultation psychologist at the Portland VA Medical Center and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Science University. He specialized in the assessment and management of unusual medical and psychiatric syndromes, especially those related to deception in the medical setting.