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.