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Bridey Murphy The name adopted by a US housewife, Virginia Tighe, whilst under hypnosis, for a past life that she had allegedly led as an Irishwoman in the early 19th century. The case started a past-lives craze in popular culture; scientists who evaluated the Bridey Murphy story attributed all of it to memories of Tighe’s own (not a past) childhood.
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This lunacy kicked off when Morey Bernstein published The Search For Bridey Murphy
in 1956 and made so much fame and money that lots of psychiquack con-artists were eager to get their share of that big, fat, juicy pie.
She claimed she was once an Irish woman called Bridey Murphy
, born in 1806.
Here and there, especially in India, a few rare individuals claim to recall portions of a past life, such as the famous case of the American Bridey Murphy
. Edwards thoroughly demolishes these flimsy claims.