James Van Praagh is selling his secluded estate on nearly three-quarters of an acre in South Laguna. A picture window in the formal dining room of the main house has a view of the hills and gardens. The floor to ceiling glass walls in the living room open, creating an indoor-outdoor space. An aerial view of the property, which sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre. Built in , the property sits on almost three-quarters of an acre high in the hills of South Laguna.
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When I found out that James Van Praagh was coming to a town near me to do a large-audience mediumship demonstration, I jumped at the chance to see one of the most famous mediums at least in the US ply his trade. I made up my mind to go into the show as an investigator and an open-minded skeptic, well-aware that Mr. Van Praagh could employ some or all of the many tricks used by fraudulent mediums to convince audiences that they are speaking to the dead. My mother has a degree in psychology and agreed to accompany me to the show to help watch for any trickery and to also analyze the performance for cold reading techniques. This would be the first time either of us had attended a mediumship demonstration, and I could hardly contain my excitement. Before walking into the theatre that night, I resolved — no, promised — that whatever the outcome, I would be completely honest in my assessment of the show.
He also hosted a short-lived paranormal talk show called Beyond with James Van Praagh. Skeptical activists such as James Randi , Joe Nickell , organizations such as the Independent Investigations Group , and notable media personalities, including Barbara Walters and John Oliver , have attempted to counter the perception that what Van Praagh and other mediums do reflects reality. His critics maintain that Van Praagh's readings are performed using deceptive cold reading and hot reading techniques, and not "psychic" powers.
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