Saturday, 1 November 2014

Paranthropology Vol. 5 No. 4 - Now Available to Download


Differentiating Experiences from Events, and Validity from Authenticity in the Anthropology of Consciousness - Stanley Krippner & Mark A. Schroll

Reflections on Methodological Concerns in the Anthropology of Consciousness: A Response to Krippner & Schroll - Hillary S. Webb

Interplay of Perspectives in the Anthropology of Consciousness: A Commentary on Krippner & Schroll - Susan Greenwood

Experiencing Dream Telepathy (Or Non-Local Memory): A Fifty Year Retrospective Autobiographical Analysis - Mark A. Schroll

Psychic Dreams: Evidence, Transformational Process and Magical Thinking - David Luke

Whose Dream Is It Anyway? A Commentary on Experiencing Dream Telepathy (or Non-local Memory): A 50 Year Retrospective Autobiographical Analysis - Zelda Hall

Sacred Places and Home Dream Reports: Methodological Reassessments and Reflections on Paul Devereux’s Experiment in Wales and England - Stanley Krippner & Mark A. Schroll

Geomantic Earthmind: Practicing Earth Yoga: A Response to Krippner & Schroll - Bethe Hagens

Commentary: Barometers for the Anomalous? Dreams and Transpersonal Archaeology - Ryan Hurd

Bohm’s Influence on Ullman’s Theory of the Origin of Dreams: Reflections and Insights from Montague Ullman’s Last Interview - Mark A. Schroll

Dreaming, Ullman, and Bohm: A Commentary - Daniel Deslauries

Epilogue: Toward a New Paradigm of the Varieties of Transformative Experience - Mark A. Schroll & Darlene Viggiano.

Review: ‘Seeing Fairies: From the Lost Archives of the Fairy Investigation Society, Authentic Reports of Fairies in Modern Times’ by Marjorie T. Johnson - James McClenon

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Paranthropology Vol. 5 No. 3 - Now Available to Download


The Spectrum of Specters:
 Making Sense of Ghostly Encounters - Jammie Price

The Witch from “His-Story” to “Her-Stories”: Changing Contexts - Matt Coward

The Complexities of Evaluating  Evidence for “Psychic” Effects: 
Spontaneous Case Research in Parapsychology and Some Considerations for Progression - S. Alexander Hardison

Ritual as Therapy:
 Steps Towards an Ethnography of the Invisible - Peter Mark Adams

‘Research Among Spirits, Ghosts and Deities: How to Study Non-Ordinary Realities’ - Panel at BASR Annual Conference, The Open University, 
September 2014

COMMENTARY: Progressivism, Materialism, Anthropology, Politics, and the Paranormal: Reflections on a Talk on William James' "Excision" - T. Peter Park

REVIEW: ‘Talking With the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds’ Edited by Jack Hunter & David Luke - William Rowlandson

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Friday, 30 May 2014

Paranthropology Vol. 5 No. 2 - Now Available to Download

Here it is, finally, Paranthropology Vol. 5 No. 2, co-edited with Dr. Hannah Gilbert. Featuring:

Exploring the Extraordinary - Hannah Gilbert

Profane Illuminations: Machines, Indian Ghosts, and Boundless Flights through Nature at Contemporary Paranormal Gatherings in America - Darryl Caterine

Magic or Science: A Look at Reiki in American Medicine - Joshua Graham

Hidden Apprenticeships, Hidden Loves: Transmission of Enhanced Awareness in Mediumistic and Shamanic Traditions - David Gordon Wilson

Communication Across the Chasm:Experiences With the Deceased - John A. Napora 

Book Hauntings - Mark Valentine

Orbs, some definitive evidence that they are not paranormal - Steven T. Parsons

Interview: Andy Sharp (English Heretic) - Hannah Gilbert

Playback Hex: William Burroughs and the Magical Objectivity of the Tape Recorder - James Riley

REVIEW: Exploring the Extraordinary Conference (Gettysburg College, March 21 to 23) - T. Peter Park

REVIEW: ‘Folie et Paranormal’ by Renaud Evrard - Jean-Michel Abrassart

REVIEW: ‘Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England’ by J.S. La Fontaine - Michael J. Rush

Monday, 31 March 2014

'Talking With the Spirits' - New Edited Book on Spirit Mediumship

I am pleased to announce the publication of 'Talking With the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds’ a collection of 12 essays exploring spirit mediumship traditions around the world.
Edited by Jack Hunter & David Luke, and featuring chapters from Fiona Bowie, Hannah Gilbert, Deirdre Meintel, Jack Hunter, Tamlyn Ryan, Barbara Stockigt, Diana Espirito Santo, Bettina E. Schmidt, David Luke, Everton de Oliveira Maraldi, Wellington Zangari, Fatima Regina Machado & Stanley Krippner, Charles F. Emmons and Fabian Graham.
‘What happens when a largely tabooed method (comparativism) hones in on a completely tabooed subject (spirits)? This. Astonishing possibilities, insights, and new directions follow in the wake of these essays, which demonstrate again and again both careful ethnographic description and a most remarkable open-mindedness with respect to the phenomena themselves. What some are calling the “ontological turn” in the humanities just got a bit sharper.’
- Jeffrey J. Kripal, PhD, author of Authors of The Impossible: The Paranormal and The Sacred.
The book is available to order for £19.95 from Amazon UK, or $26.99 from Amazon US.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Paranthropology Vol. 5 No. 1 (January 2014) - Now Published!

"Is the Anomalist on a Fool’s Errand?" - Thomas E. Bullard

"A Phenomenological Evolution of Parapsychology’s 
Philosophy of Science" - Jacob W. Glazie

"Commentary: Contemplating Parapsychology's Evolving Philosophy of Science" - Mark A. Schroll

"Experiences of Synchronicity and Anthropological Endeavours (Part 2): 
‘Beyond a Psychology of Projection into a Cosmology of Synchronicity’
"- Christel Mattheeuws

"The Mystical Brain:
The Primordial Roots of Religion" 
- Charles D. Laughlin

"The Paranormal Body:
Reflections on Indian Perspectives 
Towards the Paranormal" - Loriliai Biernacki

"A Case of Xenoglossy Occurring 
Under Hypnosis" - Ohkado Masayuko 
& Okamoto Satoshi

"Navigating to the Inside:
 First Person Science Perspectives on Consciousness and Psi
" - Rafael G. Locke

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