Researching the Paranormal

Researching the Paranormal

various paranormal topics have drawn the interest of very serious and very highly
credentialed peoples throughout history. The word “proven” is quite problematic
when it comes to the paranormal. Not only does it reduce phenomena to a very ...

Author: Courtney M. Block

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538131459

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 352

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In this book, you'll find an assortment of resources that seriously examine various paranormal topics. You'll also learn how you can apply the components of credibility to find additional research as well as information on conducting your own paranormal investigations.
Categories: Parapsychology

Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal

Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal

Combining extracts taken from the Collected Works; letters; the autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections; and transcripts of seminars, Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal sets out clearly his seminal contribution to our ...

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691213170

Category: Psychology

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C. G. Jung had a lifelong interest in the paranormal that culminated in his influential theory of synchronicity. Combining extracts taken from the Collected Works; letters; the autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections; and transcripts of seminars, Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal sets out clearly his seminal contribution to our understanding of this controversial area. In his introduction, Roderick Main discusses Jung's encounters with and observations of the paranormal, the influences that contributed to his theory of synchronicity, and the central ideas of the theory itself. The selections include Jung's writings on mediumistic trance phenomena, spirits and hauntings, anomalous events in the development and practice of analytical psychology, and the divinatory techniques of astrology and the I Ching. The book also features Jung's most lucid account of his theory in the form of his short essay "On Synchronicity," and a number of Jung's less-known writings on parapsychology, his astrological experiment, and the relationship between mind and body. Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal addresses subjects that were fundamental to Jung's personal and professional development. Probing deeply into the theory of synchronicity, Roderick Main clarifies issues that have long been a source of confusion to Jung's readers.
Categories: Psychology

The Paranormal

The Paranormal

Contents include: Introduction: Putative phenomena; Conditioning and learning; Paranormal experiences in terms of normal behavioural mechanisms; Interesting speculations on paranormal reports based on extensions of conditioning models: ...

Author: Michael A. Persinger

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 0842204768

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 195

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Contents include: Introduction: Putative phenomena; Conditioning and learning; Paranormal experiences in terms of normal behavioural mechanisms; Interesting speculations on paranormal reports based on extensions of conditioning models: Paranormal experiences as responses to actual external stimuli; Possible physical mechanisms for paranormal responses.
Categories: Parapsychology

Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

In this thorough review of pseudoscience and the paranormal in contemporary life, psychologist Terence Hines teaches readers how to carefully evaluate all such claims in terms of scientific evidence.Hines devotes separate chapters to ...

Author: Terence Hines

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781615920853

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 500

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...sure to please both the armchair skeptic looking for clear rebuttals to paranormal nonsense and the scientist interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms involved in supernatural beliefs.- Skeptical InquirerI found [it] an eye-opener in everything said....Hines writes with great insight and plain speaking without belittling the reader with anything but common-sense....this book has my unreserved recommendation to be read and thoroughly digested and deeply thought about.- SFCrowsnest.co.ukTelevision, the movies, and computer games fill the minds of their viewers with a daily staple of fantasy, from tales of UFO landings, haunted houses, and communication with the dead to claims of miraculous cures by gifted healers or breakthrough treatments by means of fringe medicine. The paranormal is so ubiquitous in one form of entertainment or another that many people easily lose sight of the distinction between the real and the imaginary, or they never learn to make the distinction in the first place. In this thorough review of pseudoscience and the paranormal in contemporary life, psychologist Terence Hines teaches readers how to carefully evaluate all such claims in terms of scientific evidence.Hines devotes separate chapters to psychics; life after death; parapsychology; astrology; UFOs; ancient astronauts, cosmic collisions, and the Bermuda Triangle; faith healing; and more. New to this second edition are extended sections on psychoanalysis and pseudopsychologies, especially recovered memory therapy, satanic ritual abuse, facilitated communication, and other questionable psychotherapies. There are also new chapters on alternative medicine, which is now marketed in our drug stores, and on environmental pseudoscience, with special emphasis on the evidence that certain technologies like cell phones or environmental agents like asbestos cause cancer.Finally, Hines discusses the psychological causes for belief in the paranormal despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. This valuable, highly interesting, and completely accessible analysis critiques the whole range of current paranormal claims.Terence M. Hines (Pleasantville, NY) is professor of psychology at Pace University, and the author of the first edition of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Psychology of the Paranormal

The Psychology of the Paranormal

The book explains how psychologists have conducted experiments to provide insight into phenomena such as clairvoyance, astrology, and alien abduction, as well as teaching us fundamental truths about human belief systems.

Author: David Groome

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351391122

Category: Psychology

Page: 92

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Can mediums communicate with the dead? Do people really believe they’ve been abducted by aliens? Why do some people make life decisions based on their horoscope? The Psychology of the Paranormal explores some commonly held beliefs regarding experiences so strange they can defy an obvious scientific explanation. The book explains how psychologists have conducted experiments to provide insight into phenomena such as clairvoyance, astrology, and alien abduction, as well as teaching us fundamental truths about human belief systems. From debunking myths about Extra Sensory Perception, to considering whether our lives can truly be fated by the stars, The Psychology of the Paranormal shows us that however unlikely, belief in the paranormal will continue to be widespread.
Categories: Psychology

The Paranormal

The Paranormal

He even suggests that the paranormal is to be found in the scriptures.This remarkable book, which includes interviews with those who have experienced the paranormal, should prove to be irresistible reading.

Author: Hugh Montefiore

Publisher: Upfront Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000092847882

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 348

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The paranormal concerns happenings and experiences which defy rational or scientific explanation. Most people believe that they occur, but scientists tend to dismiss them as superstition, and the churches seem frightened of them. Experienced author, Bishop Hugh Montefiore, makes here a serious study of this fascinating subject. Never averse to controversy, he is not afraid to take on Professor Richard Dawkins, the well-known populariser of the natural sciences, who dismisses the paranormal out of hand. Here the subject is dealt with in a balanced and reasonable fashion. He cites many cases, giving reasons for and against accepting them as paranormal. Suggesting criteria by which to judge them, he leaves readers to make up their own minds, until the last chapter, where he gives his own conclusions.He ranges more widely than previous books on the subject by including the paranormal in religion. In the first part, he examines alleged cases of telepathy, precognition, automatic writing, mediums, ghosts, poltergeists and hauntings, and even astrology. In the second part, he considers the paranormal in religion, including near death experiences, exorcism and reincarnation. In the third part, he examines specifically Christian experiences, including visions and the extraordinary experiences of mystics. He even suggests that the paranormal is to be found in the scriptures.This remarkable book, which includes interviews with those who have experienced the paranormal, should prove to be irresistible reading.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Modern Science and the Paranormal

Modern Science and the Paranormal

This book uses scientific theory to explain some of the extrascientific phenomena such as UFOs and poltergeists.

Author: Marie D. Jones

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435851795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 154

This book uses scientific theory to explain some of the extrascientific phenomena such as UFOs and poltergeists.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Music Witchcraft and the Paranormal

Music  Witchcraft and the Paranormal

A series of essays on parapsychology and psychical research with special reference to the importance of music in paganism and witchcraft.

Author: Melvyn J. Willin

Publisher: Melrose Press

ISBN: 9781905226184

Category: Music

Page: 315

View: 853

A series of essays on parapsychology and psychical research with special reference to the importance of music in paganism and witchcraft. The author investigates the use of music in telepathic contact using controlled experiments. He looks at mediums who claim contact with dead composers and people who have heard 'ghostly' music are also examined.
Categories: Music

Hunting Ghosts Thrilling Tales of the Paranormal

Hunting Ghosts  Thrilling Tales of the Paranormal

Whatever the case may be, you will certainly find what you are looking for in the tales collected in this volume... for there are, dear reader, nightmares that a wait as you prepare to take a journey through the pages collected herein.

Author: Buck Weiss

Publisher: BLACK OAK MEDIA INC

ISBN: 9781618760166

Category:

Page: 264

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"What draws us to tales of the supernatural? Is it that desire to find belief and comfort in the possibility that life continues after the physical body has died and turned to ash? ...The recent proliferation of "ghost-hunting" shows on TV, and "found-footage" style movies (Grave Encounters, Blair Witch, etc) further speaks to our own obsessions with the paranormal, and the desire to find answers as they pertain to the possibility of our species' extended existence - here's an entire anthology dedicated to that very subject! Whatever the case may be, you will certainly find what you are looking for in the tales collected in this volume... for there are, dear reader, nightmares that a wait as you prepare to take a journey through the pages collected herein." --Anthony D.P. Mann, HorrorETC Podcast & Terror of Dracula You have seen all the television shows, now take a journey to the netherworld with this anthology of ghost hunting fiction. Not even the SyFy Channel can prepare you for what lies within. Stories include: The Children of the Infinite by Scott Bartlett, Alibi Jones and the Ghost in the Machine by Mike Luoma, The Book of Blackthorne by Dorraine Fisher, Singing by the Fire by Jamieson Ridenhour, The Old House by Michael Kleen, and many more! Let your imagination take you to places yet unexplored, from old derelict farms, to dark forests, to haunted bathrooms and beyond. Some of the most exciting talent in supernatural fiction is represented in this anthology.
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Freaky Stories About the Paranormal

Freaky Stories About the Paranormal

This book shows readers that there is often a blurry line between fact and the paranormal, and sometimes fact is even stranger than fiction.

Author: M. H. Seeley

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781482448504

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 171

Aliens, ghosts, and cryptids may all fall under the category of "strange" or "unusual," but all are classified as paranormal. There are plenty of spooky and scary stories throughout history. From Abraham Lincoln's doppelganger to the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle and even the feeling of déjà vu, there are many unexplained phenomena. Even some aspects of history itself are still a mystery, like the Antikythera mechanism found in a Greek shipwreck. This book shows readers that there is often a blurry line between fact and the paranormal, and sometimes fact is even stranger than fiction.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Skeptic s Guide to the Paranormal

The Skeptic s Guide to the Paranormal

A rational explanation of 27 paranormal phenomena - from walking over hot coals to spontaneous combustion - that appear to defy the laws of science.

Author: Lynne Kelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741140595

Category: Combustion, Spontaneous human

Page: 260

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A rational explanation of 27 paranormal phenomena - from walking over hot coals to spontaneous combustion - that appear to defy the laws of science.
Categories: Combustion, Spontaneous human

Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal

Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal

I confess I am a bit passionate about the paranormal. I truly believe that claims of
astrologers, psychics, spiritualists, mind-readers, spoon-benders, practitioners of
complementary and alternative medicine, acupuncturists, faith healers, and ...

Author: Jonathan C. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358940

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity. Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at www.wiley.com/go/pseudoscience
Categories: Psychology

Miracles God Science and Psychology in the Paranormal 3 volumes

Miracles  God  Science  and Psychology in the Paranormal  3 volumes

should be devoted to reporting incidents of the paranormal so that a universe of
discourse and a vehicle for discussion could be developed for taking such data
into consideration. At present the paranormal is not discussed in the scientific ...

Author: J. Harold Ellens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275997236

Category: Psychology

Page: 980

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Can science, psychology, and biology explain miracles? This three-volume set attempts to answer that question, presenting the latest, as well as classic, thinking and research regarding miracles from fields that include psychology, psychiatry, theology, biology, and history. We have all heard of what seem miraculous events, which have surfaced across history. They range from stigmata and bleeding icons to deadly tumors that disappear and healers who succeed just by laying hands on the afflicted; from people who can predict unexpected events to so-called mediums and those who can allegedly see and speak with the dead. These books, led by an eminent scholar who serves as series editor for the Praeger series Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality, examine miracles of body, mind, and spirit, presenting the most recent research and writing on these uncommon events, aiming to bring hard science to some of the most persistent and peculiar phenomena associated with the human race. Can science, psychology, and biology explain miracles? This three-volume set attempts to answer that question, presenting the latest, as well as classic, thinking and research regarding miracles from fields that include psychology, psychiatry, theology, biology, and history. From news of a crippled woman who left her wheelchair and walked after an evangelist prayed over her, to stories of people who died on the operating table only to be revived to tell of bright lights and the pathway to the afterlife, we've all heard of what seem miraculous events. They have surfaced across history. They range from stigmata and bleeding icons to deadly tumors that disappear, and healers who succeed just by laying hands on the afflicted; from people who can predict unexpected events to so-called mediums and those who can allegedly see and speak with the dead. Some miracles are intricately tied to religious beliefs, but there are millions of people who ascribe to no particular religion, yet still believe that things happen that defy all laws of nature, and thus defy scientific explanation. In these books, eminent scholar J. Harold Ellens and his team of expert contributors examine miracles of body, mind, and spirit, presenting the most recent research and writing on these uncommon events as they aim to bring hard science to some of the most persistent—and peculiar—phenomena associated with the human race.
Categories: Psychology

The Paranormal Gazette

The Paranormal Gazette

“I'm Simon, that's Gemma, theProfessor, AMI andMakee. And you are?” “Private
Peter Benjamin. But youhaven't answered my question.” “Were sorry,” repliedthe
Professor, “we work for the Paranormal Gazette newspaper and you are our next
 ...

Author: Anthony Bartholomew

Publisher: Anthony Bartholomew

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 123

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Simon and his six year old daughter, Gemma, inherit an old watermill from Simon's grand-father. The watermill is also home to a paranormal investigation newspaper business. Simon and Gemma decide to not only move into the watermill but to also continue the newspaper and therefore make a living for themselves in their new home. They are soon joined by a group of friends as their introduction into the supernatural, paranormal world of investigating begins with a late evening telephone call from an old lady who is experiencing a haunting from a spirit. Armed with gadgets, a friendly ghost, and an android friend they visit the old lady little knowing that they are walking into a trap set by a devious and extremely malevolent entity.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Critical Reflections on the Paranormal

Critical Reflections on the Paranormal

Collection of essays that clarifies and evaluates the various aspects of paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, psychokinesis, trance-mediumship, near-death experiences and past-life memories.

Author: Michael F. Stoeber

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791430634

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Collection of essays that clarifies and evaluates the various aspects of paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, psychokinesis, trance-mediumship, near-death experiences and past-life memories.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Paranormal Playbook

The Paranormal Playbook

No matter how hard they work, Mary Joy's basketball team can't win a game.

Author: Vanessa Lanang

Publisher: Darby Creek ™

ISBN: 9781541564718

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 120

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No matter how hard they work, Mary Joy's basketball team can't win a game. But after one of their losses, she and some of her teammates find an old playbook. They use a few of the new plays in their next game, and to everyone's surprise, crush their opponent. But soon each win is followed by an incident of bad luck for the players—a missing pet, a sprained ankle, a car accident—leading them to believe the playbook is responsible. Soon the team decides winning isn't worth the risk. But how can they stop the playbook before it hurts anyone else?
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The Pooka and the Paranormal

The Pooka and the Paranormal

Who, at some time or another, has not wished for a Pooka in his life--that shape-shifting creature from Celtic lore who can literally make dreams come true?

Author: Larry Carter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595344161

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Who, at some time or another, has not wished for a Pooka in his life-that shape-shifting creature from Celtic lore who can literally make dreams come true? Meet Genesis Boa, a poet who fancies his girlfriend, Zeezy Willig, is a Pooka. She is something-intelligent, sexy, and at times, clairvoyant. As her wonders unfold, Genesis says to her: "Let's be what other couples dream of." Zeezy signs on. But Zeezy is no Pooka-a fact that continuously eludes this man who, from time to time, ponders, then discounts that he is a paranormal. Soon, uplifted by each other, the two lovers soar-above the frightened wanna-bes, beyond the graveyard of wrecked romances below. It is almost easy. But when reality strikes, the self-proclaimed "Millennium Couple" topples earthward. All appears lost as Genesis staggers north in search of something that might not exist. In the throes of his crumbling world, Genesis is becoming a paranormal and doesn't realize it. On the shores of Lake Superior, he meets what may be a real Pooka, but he doesn't know.
Categories: Fiction

More Freaky Stories About the Paranormal

More Freaky Stories About the Paranormal

Do you believe that the truth is out there? This book will fascinate both young skeptics and paranormal believers alike with true tales about creepy happenings, strange people, and bizarre places.

Author: Jill Keppeler

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781538240731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Do you believe that the truth is out there? This book will fascinate both young skeptics and paranormal believers alike with true tales about creepy happenings, strange people, and bizarre places. Eerie photographs will connect readers to the intriguing text, and scientific explanations will leave them even more in awe of our freaky, wonderful world. Science and history combine to make this volume a must-read for every young ghost hunter and would-be scientist.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Science and the Paranormal

Science and the Paranormal

Essays by authorities in the field of the paranormal take a look at phenomena that have long been dismissed by scientists and discuss new evidence surrounding such topics as UFOs, and the Bermuda Triangle.

Author: George Ogden Abell

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000014238314

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 414

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Essays by authorities in the field of the paranormal take a look at phenomena that have long been dismissed by scientists and discuss new evidence surrounding such topics as UFOs, and the Bermuda Triangle.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit