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
Certificate courses. Nor does the AIPR endorse specific
explanations for parapsychological experiences.
Many of the books
listed are out-of-print. New books also frequently go in and out
of print. Editions may vary. Check Bookfinder (www.bookfinder.com)
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additions are welcome.
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.
(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
Leahey, T. & G. (1983).
Psychology's occult doubles. Chicago: Nelson Hall.
McClelland, 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
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,
Cawte, John (1996).
Healers of Arnhem Land. Sydney: University of New South Wales
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
Rose, Ronald (1956).
Living magic. NY: McNally. Anecdotes ofpsychical
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
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
Wolman, B. & Ullman,
M., editors (1986). Handbook of states of consciousness. New York:
Animals and Pets see also
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.
Psychology of Anomalous Experiences
Apparitions, Ghosts and
see also Australian Themes; and Poltergeists
Twelftree, G. (1985).
Christ triumphant. London: Hodder & Stoughton. Historical.
(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.
See also: Physics
Owen, Iris & Sparrow,
M. (1976). Conjuring up Philip. New York: Harper & Row.
Randi, James (1982).
The truth about Uri Geller. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus. Revealed
Rogo, D. Scott (1986).
Mind over matter. Wellingborough: Aquarian.
Psychology of Anomalous
Fantasy, Imagery and Sensitivity;
(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:
Neppe, Vernon (1983).
The psychology of deja vu. Johannesburg: University of
Reed, G. (1988). The
psychology of anomalous experience (Revised edition). Buffalo:
Ross, H. (1974).
Behaviour and perception in strange environments. London: Allen
Zusne, L. & Jones, W.
(1989). Anomalistic psychology (2nd edition). Hillsdale, NJ:
Berger, A. & J.,
editors (1991). Reincarnation: Fact or fable? Wellingborough:
(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.
Fraud, Hoaxes, Conjuring
Braud, William &
Anderson, Rosemarie (1998). Transpersonal research methods for the
social sciences. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
(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
- see also Aboriginal Religion
Drury, Nevill (1989).
The elements shamanism. Shaftesbury: Element Books.
(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:
Sociology of the
Bartholomew, Robert E.
(2001). Little green men, meowing nuns and head-hunting panics: A
study of mass psychogenic illness and social delusion. Jefferson,
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
Greeley, Andrew (1975).
The sociology of the paranormal. Beverley Hills, CA: Sage.
Spiritualism see also
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
and New Religious Movements; and Meditation and Yoga;
and Mystical and Peak Experiences; and Transpersonal
Berman, Morris (1984).
The re-enchantment of the world. Toronto: Bantam.
(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
Smith, Huston (1977).
Forgotten truth: The primordial tradition. New York: Harper
Wilson, Ian (1991). The
bleeding mind. London: Paladin. About stigmata.
Survival of Death
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.
- see Coincidence and Synchronicity
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
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