Ghosts, Spirits, and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies

Editor: Cardin, Matt
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069683-8
Category: Science
Book Status: Available
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This book traces the trajectory of paranormal studies from its early role as a serious academic and scientific topic studied by mainstream scientists and eminent scholars to its current popularity in books, film, and TV. This compelling reference work details the experiences, encounters, and ideas that make up this controversial field of study.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • A
  • Abduction Experience
  • Akashic Records
  • Alchemy
  • American Society for Psychical Research
  • Angels
  • Animals and the Paranormal
  • Anomalistic Psychology
  • Apparitions
  • Art, Creativity, and the Paranormal
  • Astral Plane
  • Astrology
  • Aura
  • Automatic Writing
  • B
  • Bilocation
  • C
  • Cayce, Edgar
  • Channeling
  • Clairvoyance
  • Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
  • Consciousness
  • D
  • Demonology
  • Discarnate Entity
  • Divination
  • Doppelgänger
  • Drugs and the Paranormal
  • E
  • Ectoplasm
  • Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP)
  • Enfield Poltergeist
  • Exorcism
  • Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
  • F
  • Fate Magazine
  • Fort, Charles
  • Fortean Phenomena
  • Fox Sisters, The
  • G
  • Ganzfeld Technique, The
  • Geller, Uri
  • GHost
  • Ghosts
  • Gooch, Stan
  • H
  • Hallucinations
  • Haraldsson, Erlendur
  • Haunting
  • Healing, Psychic and Spiritual
  • Hypnagogic State
  • I
  • Imaginal
  • J
  • James, William
  • Jung, Carl
  • K
  • Keel, John A.
  • Kirlian Photography
  • Koestler Parapsychology Unit
  • Krippner, Stanley
  • L
  • Lily Dale Assembly
  • Lucid Dreams
  • M
  • Meditation
  • Mediumship
  • Mesmerism
  • Miracles
  • Myers, Frederic W. H.
  • Mystical Experience
  • N
  • Near-Death Experience (NDE)
  • New Age
  • O
  • Occultism
  • Ouija Board
  • Out-of-Body Experience (OBE)
  • P
  • Paranormal
  • Paranormal Dreams
  • Paranormal in Literature
  • Paranormal in Movies
  • Paranormal on Television
  • Parapsychological Association
  • Parapsychology
  • Past-Life Readings
  • Past-Life Regression
  • Poltergeist
  • Possession
  • Precognition
  • Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research
  • Prophecy
  • Pseudoscience
  • Psi
  • Psychic Archaeology
  • Psychical Research
  • Psychokinesis (PK)
  • R
  • Randi, James
  • Reincarnation
  • Religion and the Paranormal
  • Remote Viewing
  • Rhine Research Center
  • Ritual Magic
  • S
  • Science of Mysticism
  • Scrying
  • Séance
  • Shamanism
  • Sheep-Goat Effect
  • Siddhis
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Society for Psychical Research
  • Spirit Photography
  • Spiritism
  • Spiritualism
  • Stanford Research Institute
  • Stevenson, Ian
  • Strieber, Whitley
  • Survival after Death
  • Swedenborg, Emanuel
  • Synchronicity
  • T
  • Tarot
  • Telepathic Hypnosis
  • Telepathy
  • Theosophy
  • Thoughtography
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • U
  • UFO
  • Unconscious Mind
  • V
  • Vallée, Jacques
  • Vampires and Poltergeists
  • Vasiliev, Leonid Leonidovich
  • W
  • Whiteman, Michael
  • Wilson, Colin
  • Witchcraft
  • Witches and Poltergeists
  • Z
  • Zombies
  • Bibliography
  • About the Editor and Contributors