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Channeling Ancient African Wisdom—or Not

Q: Benjamin Radford is a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and author or coauthor of ten books, including Investigating Ghosts: The Scientific Search for Spirits.

I’m producing a documentary about channeler Neferatiti Ife; I would like your opinion about her work and on channeling from a historical perspective. What’s your take on what she does?

—M. Shabazz

A: I received this query from a filmmaker seeking an analysis in early 2018. I explained that time constraints didn’t allow for an in-depth investigation of her work and claims, but that I could review materials and offer an overview, putting her in the context of other channeling claims. I was sent some samples of her readings and found more online.

Ife describes herself on her website:

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