Recommended Reading

This list includes popular and technical books. A range of views is included from responsible belief to responsible scepticism, though this was not possible for all listed categories.

The AIPR does not endorse specific books other than those recommended for our AIPR Certificate courses. Nor does the AIPR endorse specific explanations for parapsychological experiences.

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Parapsychology – see also Skeptical Critiques of Parapsychology; and Physics: New Perspectives

Berger, A. & J. (1991). The encyclopedia of parapsychology and psychical research. New York: Paragon House.

Broughton, Richard (1992). Parapsychology: The controversial science. London: Rider.

Edge, Hoyt L., Morris, Robert L., Palmer, John & Rush, Joseph H. (1986). Foundations of parapsychology. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Irwin, Harvey J. & Watt, Caroline A. (2007). An introduction to parapsychology (5th edition). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. Irwin is an Australian psychologist.

Leahey, T. & G. (1983). Psychology’s occult doubles. Chicago: Nelson Hall.

McClenon, J. (1984). Deviant science.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Radin, Dean (2009). The noetic universe: The scientific evidence for psychic phenomena. London: Corgi. Originally published, 1997.

Radin, Dean (2009). Entangled Minds: Extrasensory experiences in a quantum reality. New York: Paraview Pocket Books.

Rhine, Louisa (1981). The invisible picture. Jefferson NC: McFarland. Case studies.

Roberts, Ron & Groome, David, editors (2001). Parapsychology: The science of unusual experience. London: Arnold / Hodder Headline.

Storm, Lance (2010). An Investigation of Psychopraxia Theory. Saabrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Thalbourne, Michael A. (1993). A glossary of terms used in parapsychology (2nd edition). Charlottesville, VA: Puente.

Thalbourne, Michael A. & Storm, Lance, editors (2005). Parapsychology in the 21st century: Essays on the future of psychical research. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.


Aboriginal Religion – see also Australian Themes

Cawte, John (1996). Healers of Arnhem Land. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.

Charlesworth, Max, and others, editors (1984/1986). Religion in Aboriginal Australia. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.

Eliade, Mircea (1973). Australian religions. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Elkin, A. P. (1977). Aboriginal men of high degree (2nd edition). St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. Medicine men.

Reid, Jan, editor (1983). Sorcerers and healing spirits. St Lucia, University of Queensland Press.

Rose, Ronald (1956). Living magic. NY: McNally. Anecdotes of psychical practices among Aborigines.


Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) – see also Mind and Consciousness; and Psychology of Anomalous Experiences

Baker, R. (1992). Hidden memories. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Voices and visions (skeptical).

Evans, H. (1989). Alternate states of consciousness. Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Inglis, B. (1989). Trance. London: Grafton.

Kelly, E. & Locke, R. (1981). ASCs and psi. New York: Parapsychology Foundation.

Tart, C., editor (1990). Altered states of consciousness (3rd edition). SF: Harper Collins.

Wolman, B. & Ullman, M., editors (1986). Handbook of states of consciousness. New York: Van Nostrand.


Animals and Pets – see also Australian Themes

Bauer, H. (1988). The enigma of Loch Ness. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Boone, J. A. (1976). Kinship with all life. London: Harper & Row.

Rogo, D. Scott (1982). ESP and your pet. New York: Tempo Books.

Wylder, J. (pseudonym) (1981). Psychic pets. London: New English Library. Anecdotal.


Anomalous Experiences – see Psychology of Anomalous Experiences


Apparitions, Ghosts and Hauntings  – see also Australian Themes; and Poltergeists

Evans, Hilary (1984). Visions – apparitions – alien visitors.  Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Finucane, R. (1986). Appearances of the dead. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Cultural history of ghosts.

Haining, Peter, editor (1982). The ghost stories of Charles Dickens. London: Michael Joseph. He saw apparitions.

Houran, James & Lange, Rense, editors (2001). Hauntings and poltergeists: Multidisciplinary perspectives. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Hufford, David. (1982). The terror that comes in the night. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Old Hag apparitions and supernatural assault.

Jaffe, A. (1957 1979). Apparitions (Revised edition). Irving, TX: Spring. Archetypal model.

MacKenzie, Andrew. (1982). Hauntings and apparitions. London: Paladin.

Schatzman, Morton. (1980). The story of Ruth. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Case study – traumatic origin of apparitions.

Slade, P. & Bentall, R. (1988). Sensory deception. London: Croom Helm. Hallucinations.

Tyrrell, G. N. M. (1953/1973). Apparitions (Revised edition). London: Society for Psychical Research. Classic summary of 61 case studies.

Wilson, Ian (1995). In search of ghosts. London: Headline.


Astrology – see also Occultism; and New Age and Counterculture

Culver, R. & lanna, P. (1988). Astrology: True or false? Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Skeptical.

Eysenck, H. & Nias, D. (1982). Astrology. London: Temple-Smith.

Gauquelin, Michel (1991). Neo-astrology: A Copernican revolution. London: Arkana.

Howe, Ellic (1984). Astrology and the Third Reich. Wellingborough: Aquarian.


Auras  – see also Electromagnetism and Life

Regush, N., editor (1974, 1977). The human aura. New York: Berkley.


Australian Themes – see also Aboriginal Religion

Allenby, Guy (2008). Ian Gawler: The dragon’s blessing. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Biography – nontraditional cancer treatments.

Basterfield, Keith (1997). UFOs: A report on Australian encounters (Revised edition). Melbourne: Reed Books.

Chalker, Bill (1996). The Oz files: The Australian story. Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove. UFO reports.

Clarke, Patricia (1999). Rosa! Rosa! A life of Rosa Praed, novelist and spiritualist. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Cusack, Frank (1975). Australian ghosts. Sydney: Arkon / Angus & Robertson. Anecdotal compilation.

Davis, Richard (1998). The ghost guide to Australia. Sydney: Bantam. Collection of Australian ghost stories, by location.

Gabay, Al (1992). The mystic life of Alfred Deakin. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. Australian prime minister & spiritualist.

Healy, Tony & Cropper, Paul (1994). Out of the shadows: Mystery animals of Australia. Sydney: Ironbark / Pan Macmillan.

Roe, Jill (1986). Beyond belief: Theosophy in Australia 1879 – 1939. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.



Barrett, W. & Besterman, T. (1926/1968). The divining rod. NY: University Books.

Muhl, Anita (1930/1963). Automatic writing. New York: Helix. And the unconscious.

Vogt, E. & Hyman, Ray (1979). Water witching (2nd edition). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Critical study of water divining.


Biography – see also Australian Themes

Blackmore, Susan (1996). In search of the light: The adventures of a parapsychologist. Amherst, NY: Prometheus.

Brian, D. (1982). The enchanted voyager: The life of J.B. Rhine. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Biography of the pioneer parapsychologist.

Hoffman, E. (1988). The right to be human. LA: Tarcher. Biography of Abraham Maslow, humanistic psychologist.

Jones, Kelvin I. (1989). Conan Doyle and the spirits: The spiritualist career of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Tillett, Gregory (1982). The elder brother: A biography of Charles Webster Leadbeater. London: Routledge Kegan Paul. Controversial theosophist.


Christianity – see also Spirituality; Meditation and Yoga; and Mystical and Peak Experiences; and New Religious Movements

Beskow, Per (1983). Strange tales about Jesus. Philadelphia: Fortress. Cults based on Jesus.

Carroll, M. (1986). The cult of the Virgin Mary. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Virgin Mary visions.

Davies, Stevan L. (1995). Jesus the healer. London: SCM Press.

McClure, Ken (1983). The evidence for visions of the Virgin Mary. Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Perry, Michael (1984). Psychic studies: A Christian’s view.  Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Wilson, Ian (1979). The Turin Shroud. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Wilson, Ian (1984). Jesus: The Evidence. London: Pan.

Wilson, W. (1985). The grace to grow. Toronto: Bantam. Christian spiritual healing.


Coincidences and Synchronicity

Aziz, R. (1990). C.G. Jung’s psychology of religion and synchronicity. Albany: SUNY Press.

Inglis, Brian (1990). Coincidence: A matter of chance or synchronicity?  London: Hutchinson.

Cambray, Joseph (2009). Synchronicity: Nature and psyche in an interconnected universe. College Station, TX: TAMU Press.

Jung, Carl (1955/1972). Synchronicity: An acausal connecting principle. London: Routledge.

Peat, F. David (1987). Synchronicity: The bridge between matter and mind. New York: Bantam.

Storm, Lance, editor. (2008). Synchronicity: Multiple perspectives on meaningful coincidence. Pari, Italy: Pari Publishing.


Conjuring – see Deception, Fraud, Hoaxes, Conjuring


Creativity – see Intuition and Creativity


Crystals and Scrying (Crystal-Gazing)

Bestermann, Theodore (1965). Crystal-gazing. NY: University Books.

Jerome, L. (1989). Crystal power. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Skeptical, seen as placebo effect.


Deception, Fraud, Hoaxes, Conjuring  – see also Research Methodology

Annemann, Theodore (1944/1983). Practical mental magic. New York: Dover.

Broad, William & Wade, Nicholas (1983). Betrayers of the truth: Fraud and deceit in the halls of science. London: Century.

Fuller, Uriah [Gardner, Martin]. Confessions of a psychic. Teaneck, NJ: Karl Fulves.

Fulves, Karl (1979). Self-working mental magic. NY: Dover. Mindreading tricks.

Fedler, Fred (1989). Media hoaxes. Ames, IA: Iowa University Press.

Goleman, Daniel (1985). Simple lies, vital truths. NY: Simon & Schuster. Self-deception.

Kohn, Alexander (1986). False prophets: Fraud and error in science and medicine. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

MacDougall, Curtis (1982). Hoaxes (2nd edition).  New York: Dover.


Déjà Vu Experiences – see Psychology of Anomalous Experiences


Dissociation and Multiple Personality – see also Possession and Exorcism

Christie-Murray, David (1978). Voices from the gods. London: Routledge. Glossolalia (speaking in tongues).

Hilgard, Ernest (1986). Divided consciousness (Revised edition). New York: Wiley.

Rogo, D. Scott (1987). The infinite boundary. NY: Dodd & Mead.

Rowan, John (1990). Sub-personalities. London: Routledge.

Schreiber, F. (1975). Sybil. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Case study of abuse.

Sizemore, Chris (1989). A mind of my own. New York: Morrow. Autobiography of Eve.


Dowsing or Water Divining – see Automatisms


Dreams – see also Extrasensory Perception (ESP)

Faraday, Ann (1976). The dream game. New York: Perennial.

Gackenbach, Jayne & Bosveld, J. (1989). Control your dreams. New York: Harper & Row. Lucid dreams.

Inglis, Brian (1987). The power of dreams. London: Grafton.

LaBerge, S. (1985). Lucid dreaming. New York: Ballantine.

Ullman, Montague & Limmer, C., editors (1989). The variety of dream experience. Aquarian.


Electromagnetism and Life

Burr, H. (1972).Blueprint for immortality: The electric patterns of life. London:C.W. Daniel.

Dakin, H. (1978). High-voltage photography (3rd edition). San Francisco: Dakin. Kirlian photography.

Dumitrescu, 1. & Kenyon, J. (1983). Electrographic imaging in medicine and biology. Sudbury, UK: Spearman.

Smith, Cyril & Best, Simon (1989). Electromagnetic man. London: Dent.


Exorcism – see Possession and Exorcism


Extrasensory Perception (ESP)

Aune, David (1983). Prophecy in early Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Dean, Douglas and others (1974). Executive ESP. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Hearne, Keith (1989). Visions of the future. Wellingborough: Aquarian. Precognition.

Lyons, A. & Truzzi, M. (1991). The blue sense: Psychic detectives and crime. New York: Mysterious Press.

Rhine, J.B. (1964/1983). Extrasensory perception (Revised). Boston: Branden.

Stewart, R.J. (1990). The elements of prophecy. Shaftesbury: Element Books.

Ullman, M. and others (1989). Dream telepathy (2nd edition). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.


Fantasy, Imagery and Sensitivity

Aron, Elaine N. (2003). The highly sensitive person: How to thrive when the world overwhelms you. London: Element.

Cohen, Daniel & MacKeith, S. (1990). The development of imagination: The private worlds of childhood. London: Routledge.

Klinger, Eric (1990). Daydreaming: Using waking fantasy and imagery for self-knowledge and creativity. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Person, Ethel S. (1992). The force of fantasy: Its roles, its benefits and what it reveals about our lives. London: HarperCollins.

Singer, Dorothy & Jerome (1990). The house of make-believe. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Child-play and imagination.

Watkins, Mary (1976/1984). Waking dreams. Dallas, TX: Spring.



Vilenskaya, Larissa & Steffy, J. (1991). Fire-walking. Falls Bridge, CT: Bramble.


Health: Complementary & Healing (Faith, Psychic, Spiritual)

Carlson, Rick & Shields, B., editors (1989). Healers on healing. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Macrae, Janet (1987). Therapeutic touch. New York: Knopf. As devised by Delores Krieger.

Mintz, Elizabeth (1983). The psychic thread. New York: Human Sciences Press. In psychotherapy.

Randi, James (1987). The faith healers. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Frauds exposed.

Rose, Louis (1971). Faith healing. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Skeptical.

Singh, Simon & Ernst, Edzard (2009). Trick or treatment? Alternative medicine on trial. London: Corgi. Skeptical.


Health: Holistic and Psychosomatic – see also Transpersonal Studies (Spiritual Emergency)

Cassell, Eric (1978). The healers art. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Cousins, Norman (1991). Head first: Biology of hope and the healing spirit. New York: Penguin.

Frank, J. & J. (1991). Persuasion and healing (3rd edition). Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hirshberg, Caryle & Barasch, Marc I. (1995). Remarkable recovery: What extraordinary healings tell us about getting well and staying well. London: Headline. Cases of recovery from terminal illness.

Jampolsky, Lee (1991). Healing the addictive mind. Berkley, CA: Celestial Arts.

Locke, S. & Colligan, D. (1986). The healer within. New York: New American Library.

Pietroni, Patrick (1991). The greening of medicine. London: Gollancz.

Rossi, Ernest (1986). The psychobiology of mind-body healing.  New York: Norton.


History of Psychic Research – see also Spiritualism

Beloff, John (1993). Parapsychology: A concise history. London; Athlone.

Berger, Arthur (1988). Lives and letters in American parapsychology. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. Biographies, 1850-1987.

Gauld, Alan (1968). The founders of psychical research. London: Routledge.

Haynes, Renee (1982). The Society for Psychical Research, 1882-1982. London: Macdonald.

Mauskopf, S. & McVaugh, M. (1981). The elusive science. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Humanistic Psychology

Maslow, Abraham (1976). The farther reaches of human nature. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Rogers, Carl (1981). A way of being. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Rowan, John (1983). The reality game. London: Routledge. Counselling.


Intuition and Creativity

Inglis, Brian (1989). The unknown guest: The mystery of intuition. London: Coronet.

Myers, David G. (2004). Intuition: Its powers and perils. New Haven: Nota Bene / Yale University Press.

Obler, Loraine & Fein, D., editors (1988). The exceptional brain. New York: Guilford.

Tammet, Daniel 2007). Born on a blue day. London: Hodder. Autobiography of autistic savant with remarkable mental abilities.

Vaughan, Frances (1979). Awakening intuition. Garden City, NY: Anchor.

West, Thomas (1991). In the mind’s eye: Visual thinkers, gifted people with learning difficulties. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.


Jungian Psychology – see also Coincidence and Synchronicity

Jung, Carl (1963/1983). Memories, dreams, reflections. London: Flamingo. Autobiographical reflections.

Jung, Carl (1980). The archetypes and the collective unconscious. Princeton University Press.

Jung, Carl (1977). Psychology and the occult. Princeton University Press.

Wehr, Gerhard (1988). Jung: A biography. Boston: Shambhala.


Magic Dissociation and Multiple Personality – see Deception, Fraud, Hoaxes, Conjuring; and Dissociation and Multiple Personality; and Occultism


Meditation and Yoga

Blofeld, John (1977). Mantras: Sacred words of power. London: Unwin.

Feuerstein, Georg (1989). Yoga: The technology of ecstasy. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Feuerstein, Georg (1990). Encyclopedic dictionary of yoga. London: Unwin.

Goleman, Daniel (1988). The meditative mind. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Hewitt, James (1983). The complete book of yoga. London: Rider.

Johnston, Willard (1982). Riding the ox home: A history of meditation. Boston: Beacon.

Kaplan, Aryeh (1978/1988). Meditation and the Bible. York Beach, MN: Weiser.

Kaplan, Aryeh (1982/1985). Meditation and Kabbalah. York Beach, MN: Weiser.

Murphy, Michael & Donovan, S. (1989). The physical and psychological effects of meditation. San Rafael, CA: Esalen.

Naranjo, C. (1990). How to be: Meditation in spirit and practice. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

West, Michael, editor (1987). The psychology of meditation. Oxford: Clarendon.


Mediumship/Channelling/Psychics/Visionaries – see also Survival of Death

Garrett, Eileen (1969, 1991). Many voices. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life. Autobiography.

Hastings, Arthur (1990). With the tongues of men and angels. Forth Worth: Holt Rinehart.

Klimo, J. (1987 1991). Psychics, prophets and mystics. London: Aquarian. Channelling.

Le Vert, L. (1979). The prophecies and enigmas of Nostradamus. Glen Rock, NJ: Firebell.

Stanley, M., ed. (1989). Emanuel Swedenborg: Essential readings. Shaftesbury: Element.

Wilson, Ian (2003). Nostradamus: The evidence. London: Orion.


Mind and Consciousness  – see also Altered States of Consciousness; and Psychology of Anomalistic Experiences

Kelly, William (1991). Psychology of the unconscious. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Tart, Charles (1975). States of consciousness. New York: Dutton.


Multiple Personality – see Dissociation and Multiple Personality



Hamel, Peter (1978). Through music to the self. Shaftesbury: Element Books.

McClenon, R. (1991). The healing forces of music. Element Books. Cultural history.

Ratner, L. (1983). The musical experience. San Francisco: Freeman.

Rouget, G. (1986). Music and trance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Mystical and Peak Experiences – see also Spirituality, and Physics: New Perspectives

Bucke, Richard (1901/1973). Cosmic consciousness. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel.

Deikman, Arthur (1982). The observing self. Boston: Beacon. Psychotherapy.

Drury, Nevill (1991). The visionary human. Sydney: Bantam. Mysticism and the paranormal.

Hoffman, E. (1981/1989). The way of splendor. Northvale, NJ: Aronson. Jewish mysticism.

Johnston, William (1981). The inner eye of love. London: Fount.

Laski, Marghanita (1961/1990). Ecstasy in secular and religious experiences. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Laski, Marghanita (1980). Everyday ecstasy. London: Thames & Hudson.

Maslow, Abraham (1976). Religious values and peak experiences. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Sannella, Lee (1987). The kundalini experience. Lower Lake, CA: Integral Publishing.

Schimmel, A. (1975) Mystical dimensions of Islam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.


Mythology and Folklore – see also Jungian Psychology

Brunvald, Jan (1989). Curses! Broiled again! New York: Norton. About urban folklore.

Campbell, Joseph (1973). Myths to live by. London: Paladin.

Eliade, Mircea (1943). Myths, dreams and mysteries. New York: Harper & Row.

Feinstein, D. & Krippner, S. (1989). Personal mythology. London: Mandala / Unwin.


Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) – see also Out-Of-Body Experiences

Fenwick, Peter & Elizabeth (1996). The truth in the light: An investigation of over 300 near-death experiences. London: Headline.

Holden, Janice M., Greyson, Bruce & James, Debbie, editors. (2009). The handbook of near-death experiences. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Mitchell, Craig (1996). Near death stories from the other side. Melbourne: Mandarin / Reed. Collection of Australian anecdotes.

Moody, Raymond (1976). Life after life. New York: Bantam.

Morse, Melvin & Perry, P. (1990). Closer to the light. New York: Villard. Childhood NDEs.

Ring, Kenneth (1982). Life at death. New York: Morrow.

Ring, Kenneth & Cooper, Sharon (1999). Mindsight: Near-death and out-of-body experiences in the blind. Palo Alto, CA: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Sabom, Michael (1982). Recollections of death. London: Corgi.

Sutherland, Cherie (1992). Transformed by the light: Life after near-death experiences. Sydney: Bantam. Based on her PhD thesis, University of NSW.

Zaleski, C. (1987). Otherworld journeys. New York: Oxford University Press. Medieval NDEs.


New Age and Counterculture

Basil, Robert, editor (1988). Not necessarily the New Age: Critical essays. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Bloom, William, editor (1991). The New Age. London: Rider. Anthology of writings.

D’Antonio, Michael (1991). Heaven on earth.  Glendale, CA: Crown. American scene.

Melton, J. Gordon and others (1990). New Age encyclopedia. Detroit: Gale Research.

Perry, Michael (1992). Gods within. London: SPCK. Christian critique.

Stevens, Jay (1989). Storming heaven: LSD and the American dream. London: Paladin.


New Religious Movements (NRMs), Cults and Sects

Barker, Eileen (1989). New religious movements. London: HMSO. Practical guide.

Conway, Flo & Siegelman, Jim (1978). Snapping: America’s epidemic of sudden personality change.  NY: Delta.

Deikman, Arthur J. (1990). The wrong way home. Boston: Beacon. Cult behavior.

Hassan, Steven (1988). Combatting cult mind control. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.


Occultism – see also Astrology; and Possession and Exorcism; and Paranormal Beliefs

Cawthorne, Nigel (2003). Witch hunt: History of a persecution. Leicester: Capella/Arcturus.

Drury, Nevill & Tillett, Gregory (1982). Other temples, other Gods. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. Occult in Australia.

Flint, Valerie (1991). The rise of magic in early medieval Europe. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Goodrick-Clark, N. (1985). The occult roots of Nazism. Wellingborough: Thorsons.

Kies, C. (1986). The occult in the Western world. Hamden, CT: Shoe String. Bibliography.

O’Grady, Joan (1989). The prince of darkness. Shaftesbury: Element Books. The devil in folklore.

Thomas, Keith (1978). Religion and the decline of magic. Penguin. 16-17th Century England.


Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs)

Blackmore, Susan (1983). Beyond the body. London: Paladin.

Gabbard, G. & Twemlow, S. (1984). With eyes of the mind. New York: Praeger (Greenwood).

Irwin, Harvey J. (1985). Flight of mind. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow.

Murray, Craig, editor. (2009). Psychological scientific perspectives on out-of-body and near-death experiences. New York: Nova Science.

Rogo, D. Scott (1982). Leaving the body. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Practical techniques.


Paranormal Beliefs

Irwin, Harvey J. (2009). The psychology of paranormal belief. Hatfield, Herts: University Of Hertfordshire Press.

Schumaker, John F. (1990). Wings of illusion: The origin, nature and future of paranormal belief. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Shermer, Michael (1997). Why people believe weird things: Pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time. New York: Freeman. Skeptical critique.

Vyse, Stuart A. (1997). Believing in magic: The psychology of superstition. New York: Oxford University Press.


Personal and Spiritual Growth – see also Mystical and Peak Experiences; and Humanistic Psychology; and Transpersonal Studies; and Spirituality

Anthony, Dick and others (1986). Spiritual choices. New York: Paragon House. Recognising authentic spiritual paths.

Drury, Nevill (1989). The elements of human potential. Shaftesbury: Element.

Feuerstein, Georg (1990). Holy madness. New York: Paragon. “Crazy wisdom” spirituality abused.

Langer, Ellen (1991). Mindfulness: Choice and control in everyday life. London: Harvill.

Murphy, Michael (1991). The future of the body. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Tart, Charles (1986). Waking up. Boston: Shambhala.

Tart, Charles (1989). Open mind discriminating mind. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Wilber, K. and others, editors (1986). Transformations of consciousness. Boston: Shambhala.



Bales, E. (1987). A ready reference to philosophy east and west. University Press of America.

Flew, A., editor (1978). Readings in the philosophical problems of parapsychology. Prometheus. Skeptical.

Grim, P., editor (1982). Philosophy of science and the occult.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Needleman, J. & Appelbaum, D., editors (1990). Real philosophy. London: Arkana.


Physics: New Perspectives

Bohm, David (1983). Wholeness and the implicate order. London: Ark / Routledge.

Heisenberg, Werner (1962/1989). Physics and philosophy. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Jahn, Robert G. & Dunne, Brenda J. (1987). Margins of reality: The role of consciousness in the physical world. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Sheldrake, Rupert (1989). The presence of the past. London: Fontana. Morphogenetic fields.

Weber, Renee (1986). Dialogues with scientists and sages. London: Routledge.

Wilber, K, editor (1984). Mystical writings of the world’s great physicists. Boulder: Shambhala.


Poltergeists  – see also Apparitions, Ghosts and Hauntings

Gauld, Alan & Cornell, A. (1979). Poltergeists. London: Routledge.

Goss, M. (1979). Poltergeists. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow. Bibliography, 1880-1973.

Owen, A.J.R. (1964). Can we explain the poltergeist? New York: Helix.

Rogo, D. Scott (1979/1991). The poltergeist experience. Harmondsworth: Penguin.


Possession and Exorcism – see also Dissociation and Multiple Personality; and Occultism

Oesterreich, Truagott (1921/1974). Possession and exorcism. New York: Causeway Books.

Perry, Michael, editor (1987).  Deliverance. London: SPCK.

Twelftree, G. (1985). Christ triumphant.  London: Hodder & Stoughton. Historical.


Psychic Development

Mishlove, Jeffrey (1983). Psi development systems. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Rogo, D. Scott (1984). Our psychic potentials. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Tart, Charles (1976). Learning to use ESP. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Psychokinesis (PK)

See also: Physics (Jahn); Poltergeists.

Owen, Iris & Sparrow, M. (1976). Conjuring up Philip. New York: Harper & Row.

Randi, James (1982). The truth about Uri Geller. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Revealed as conjuror.

Rogo, D. Scott (1986). Mind over matter. Wellingborough: Aquarian.


Psychology of Anomalous Experiences  – see also Fantasy, Imagery and Sensitivity; and Synesthesia (Blurring of Senses); and Intuition and Creativity; and Humanistic Psychology; and Jungian Psychology; and Transpersonal Studies

Cardena, Etzel, Lynn, Steven Jay, & Krippner, Stanley, editors (2000). Varieties of anomalous experience: Examining the scientific evidence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Neher, Andrew (1990). The psychology of transcendence (Revised edition). New York: Dover.

Neppe, Vernon (1983). The psychology of deja vu. Johannesburg: University of Witwatersrand Press.

Reed, G. (1988). The psychology of anomalous experience (Revised edition). Buffalo: Prometheus.

Ross, H. (1974). Behaviour and perception in strange environments. London: Allen Unwin.

Zusne, L. & Jones, W. (1989). Anomalistic psychology (2nd edition). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.



Berger, A. & J., editors (1991). Reincarnation: Fact or fable? Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Christie-Murray, David (1981/1988). Reincarnation. Sydney: Unity Press.

Rogo, D. Scott (1985). The search for yesterday. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Stevenson, Ian (1987). Children who remember previous lives. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia.

Wilson, Ian (1982). Reincarnation?  London: Pan.


Research Methodology – see also Deception, Fraud, Hoaxes, Conjuring

Braud, William & Anderson, Rosemarie (1998). Transpersonal research methods for the social sciences. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Wiseman, Richard (1997). Deception and self-deception: Investigating psychics. Amherst, NY: Prometheus.

Wiseman, Richard & Morris, R. L. (1995). Guidelines for testing psychic claimants. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.


Scientific Inquiry and Research Methodology – see also Deception, Fraud, Hoaxes and Conjuring

Braud, William & Anderson, Rosemarie (1998). Transpersonal research methods for the social sciences. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Hess, David J. (1993). Science in the new age: The paranormal, its defenders and debunkers, and American culture. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Roberts, Royston M. (1989). Serendipity: Accidental discoveries in science. New York: Wiley.

Wiseman, Richard (1997). Deception and self-deception: Investigating psychics. Amherst, NY: Prometheus.

Wiseman, Richard & Morris, Robert L. (1995). Guidelines for testing psychic claimants. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.


Shamanism – see also Aboriginal Religion

Drury, Nevill (1989). The elements shamanism. Shaftesbury: Element Books.

Eliade, Mircea (1951/1972). Shamanism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Harner, Michael (1982). The way of the shaman. Toronto: Bantam.

Storm, Lance & Rock, Adam J. (2011). Shamanism and psi: Imagery Cultivation as an alternative to the ganzfeld protocol. Sydney, Australia: AIPR, Inc.

Walsh, Roger (1991). The spirit of shamanism. London: Mandala.


Skeptical Critiques of Parapsychology – see also specific topics (includes skeptical books)

Alcock, J. (1990). Science and supernature. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Hines, T. (1988). Pseudoscience and the paranormal. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Hyman, Ray (1988). The elusive quarry.  Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Kurtz, Paul, (Ed.) (1985). The skeptics handbook of parapsychology. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.


Sociology of the Paranormal

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2001). Little green men, meowing nuns and head-hunting panics: A study of mass psychogenic illness and social delusion. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Bartholomew, Robert E. & Evans, Hilary (2004). Panic attacks: Media manipulation and mass delusion. Stroud: Sutton Publishing.

Berger, Peter (1970). A rumour of angels. Garden City, NY: Anchor. The supernatural rediscovered.

Greeley, Andrew (1975). The sociology of the paranormal. Beverley Hills, CA: Sage.


Spiritualism – see also Biography

Brandon, Ruth (1984). The spiritualists: The passion for the occult in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Moore, R. L. (1977). In search of white crows. New York: Oxford University Press.

Oppenheim, J. (1985). The other world. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. England, 1850-1914.

Pearsall, R. (1972). The table-rappers. London: Michael Joseph.


Spirituality – see also Christianity; and New Religious Movements; and Meditation and Yoga; and Mystical and Peak Experiences; and Transpersonal Studies

Berman, Morris (1984). The re-enchantment of the world. Toronto: Bantam.

Bettelheim, Bruno (1985). Freud and Man’s soul. London: Flamingo. His use of the word “soul”, poorly translated into English.

Booth, L. (1991). When God becomes a drug. Los Angeles: Tarcher. Religious addiction.

Eliade, Mircea (1959). The sacred and the profane. San Diego: Harvest (HBJ).

Hardy, Alister (1980). The spiritual nature of man. Oxford: Clarendon.

Hay, David (1982). Exploring inner space (Revised edition). London: Mowbray.

May, G.C. (1988). Addiction and grace. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

James, William (1902 / 1961). The varieties of religious experience.  New York: Collier.

Kurtz, Paul (1986). The transcendental temptation. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Humanist view.

Smith, Huston (1977). Forgotten truth: The primordial tradition. New York: Harper Colophon.

Wilson, Ian (1991). The bleeding mind. London: Paladin. About stigmata.


Survival of Death – see also Mediumship/Channelling/Psychics/Visionaries

Berger, A. (1987). Aristocracy of the dead. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Berger, A. (1988). Evidence of life after death. Springfield, IL: Thomas.

Gauld, Alan (1982). Mediumship and survival. London: Paladin.

Rogo, D. Scott (1986). Life after death: The case for survival. Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Stevenson, Ian (1984). Unlearned language. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia. About xenoglossy.

Storm, Lance & Thalbourne, Michael A., editors (2006). The survival of human consciousness: Essays on the possibility of life after death. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Wilson, Colin (1985). Afterlife. London: Harrap.

Wilson, Ian (1998). Life after death: The evidence. London: Pan.


Synchronicity – see Coincidence and Synchronicity


Synesthesia (Blurring of Senses)

Cytowic, Richard E. (1993). The man who tasted shapes: A bizarre medical mystery offers revolutionary insights into emotions, reasoning, and consciousness. NY: Tarcher / Putnam.

Dann, Kevin T. (1998). Bright colours: Synaesthesia and the search for transcendental knowledge. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Harrison, John (2001). Synaesthesia: The strangest thing. Oxford: Oxforn University Press.


Transpersonal Studies – see also Health: Complementary & Healing; and Health: Holistic and Psychosomatic; and Spirituality

Boorstein, Seymour, editor (1996). Transpersonal psychotherapy (2nd edition). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Bragdon, Emma (1990). The call of spiritual emergency. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Diespecker, Don (1991). One mind: An introduction to transpersonal psychology. Bellingen, NSW: Earthrise.

Grof, Stan & Christina, editors (1989). Spiritual emergency. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Grof, Christina & Stan (1990). The stormy search for the self. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Mijares, Sharon G. & Khalsa. G. S., editors (2005). The psychospiritual clinician’s handbook: Alternative methods for understanding and treating mental disorders. New York: Haworth Reference.

Nelson, John (1991). Healing the split: Madness or transcendence? Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Rowan, John (2005). The transpersonal: Spirituality in psychotherapy and counselling (2nd edition). London: Routledge.

Scotton, Bruce W., Chinen, Allan B., & Battista, John R., editors (1996). Textbook of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology. New York: BasicBooks.

Tart, Charles, editor (1975). Transpersonal psychologies. New York: Harper Colophon.

Walsh, Roger & Vaughan, Frances, editors (1993). Paths beyond ego: The transpersonal vision. New York: Tarcher / Putnam.

Wilber, Ken (1977). The spectrum of consciousness. Wheaton, IL: Quest.

Wilber, Ken (1990). Eye to eye (2nd edition). Boston: Shambhala.


UFOs and Encounter Experiences – see also Animals and Pets; and Australian Themes

Evans, Hilary (1987). Gods, spirits, cosmic guardians. Wellingborough: Aquarian.

Hynek, J. Allen (1974/1990). The UFO experience. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life.

Klass, Phil (1989). UFO abductions (Revised edition). Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Skeptical account.

Vallee, Jacques (1977). UFOS: The psychic solution. London: Panther.


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