The Other Side (book)
The Other Side is a book written by Bishop James Pike with Diane Kennedy about his experiences of paranormal phenomena following his son's death by drug overdose in New York in 1966. The book was published by Doubleday and Co. Inc., Garden City, NY, in 1968 and in paperback, Dell Publishing, NY, 1969.
Pike, an Episcopalian, was the fifth Bishop of California. When poltergeist activity following his son's death mounted up, he led a public (and for the church, embarrassing) pursuit of various spiritualist and clairvoyant methods of contacting his deceased son in order to reconcile. In September 1967, Pike participated in a televised séance with his dead son through the medium, Arthur Ford, who served at the time as a Disciples of Christ minister. Pike described these experiences in detail in the book.Last modified on 17 October 2011, at 05:04