Body and Soul Festival 2012 (June 16th – 17th, 2012) @ Stall 11
Body and Soul Festival 2011 (March 12th – 14th, 2011) @ Stall 48
News and Media
- Skeptics at Mind Body $prit?
Skeptic Zone, The (22/4/2011)
- Episode Sixty-Two – On SkeptiCamp Australia And Launceston Skeptics At Body And Soul Festival
Token Skeptic (25/3/2011)
- Body, soul and a touch of scepticism
Examiner, The (14/3/2011)
- Skeptics taking festival with a grain of salt
Saturday Examiner, The (12/3/2011)
The Thinker’s Guide To…
- Aural Photography
Claim: That this method of “photographing” objects creates a gateway to the paranormal world of auras.
- Critical Thinking
“Strive to challenge your own truths and the truth of others.”
Claim: Suppose you want to help sleeping. You consult an alternative healer, who reason. You want the opposite effect: to feel sleepy. So I’ll take some caffeine and dilute it in water. I’ll dilute it over and over, until there’s no more caffeine – it’s just pure water. Drink it and you’ll feel sleepy.
- Psychic Reading
Claim: Psychic reading is a type of method used to foretell the future of an individual or a group.
Claim: By applying pressure to specific areas of the hands and/or feet you can heal other areas of the body.
Skeptic (n) – One who applies critical thinking and scientific method to the examination of knowledge, perceptions and beliefs.
- Spotting a bogus claim
So you want to be able to spot the fraud?
Claim: Immunisation will make your child autistic.
- Whats the Harm?
Claim: If it makes people happy what’s the harm in that?
Links and Resources
Skeptics at the Mind Body Spirit Festival – SkeptiCamp Melbourne 2011 (October 22nd, 2011)
Jin-Oh Choi of the Launceston Skeptics led a group of his fellow non-believers to the Mind Body Spirit Festival. They weren’t just going for a look. They set up a stall! (Download PowerPoint slides here.)
More details about SkeptiCamp Melbourne 2011 can be found on Lanyrd.com.