I read in one link while following the Pearson trail that he had been 'banned' by the SPR (Society for Psychical Research), the body set up in the 19th C to study scientifically paranormal phenomena. Quite extraordinary (but no surprise, eh).
I read that too Arthur. This really intrigued me because there is little doubt in my mind that the public narrative, on a wide range of issues ,has the 'acceptable' parameters of discussion set by those in positions of power.Close examination of these people and organizations usually reveals motives of finance and personal power/control. I'm not crying conspiracy neccessarily;but I do think an overarching 'good ol' boy network' has evolved within societies.(Just look at the WTO and central banking for examples)In today's age of communication I believe there are contrived messages at the global level.
I don't know about the SPR specifically,but I would not be surprised if this were to be the case with them as well. Our systems of finance and consumer "capitalism" depends on large scale ignorance and control. I have recently realized that belief in materialism can be as profitable,if not more so,than some organized religion. ( American mega churches and war politics, etc. )
Whoa...way off topic.... Sorry.