In which we learn what happened when a supposedly psychic dog was put to the test, and begin our journey into a world where everything appears possible and nothing is quite as it seems.
In which we meet the mysterious ‘Mr D’, visit the non-existent town of Lake Wobegon, find out how to convince strangers that we know all about them, and discover who we really are.
2. OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES
In which we hear about the scientists who attempted to photograph the soul, discover how a rubber hand reveals the truth about astral flying, learn how to leave our bodies, and find out how our brains decide where we are right now.
3. MIND OVER MATTER
In which we discover how one man fooled the world, learn how to bend metal with the power of our minds, investigate gurus in India, and find out why we sometimes cannot see what is happening right in front of our eyes.
4. TALKING WITH THE DEAD
In which we meet two young girls who created a new religion, discover what happened when the world’s greatest scientist confronted the Devil, learn how to commune with non-existent spirits, and unleash the power of our unconscious mind.
In which we take a break from our journey, meet the remarkable Mr Harry Price, travel to the Isle of Man to investigate a talking mongoose, and end up in the high court.
In which we spend some quality time with an old hag, discover why poltergeist researchers once shook a house to pieces, meet the non-existent phantom of Ratcliffe Wharf, learn how to see a ghost, and explore the psychology of suggestion.
6. MIND CONTROL
In which we climb inside the head of the world’s greatest thought-reader, discover whether hypnotists can make us act against our will, infiltrate some cults, learn how to avoid being brainwashed, and investigate the psychology of persuasion.
In which we find out whether Abraham Lincoln really did foresee his own death, learn how to control our dreams, and delve deep into the remarkable world of sleep science.
In which we find out why we are all wired for the weird and contemplate the nature of wonder.
The Instant Superhero Kit