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This volume undertakes a study of unusual light phenomena—the usual province of psychic mediums and sensational film thrillers like White Noise—based on 400 unpublished accounts collected over the course of a thirty-year period. Going beyond existing studies in this genre—including angelic and near-death experiences—Mark Fox shows that experiences of unusual, spiritual, and paranormal lights are cross-cultural, transhistorical, and widely reported. Demonstrating that these experiences share a surprisingly common core of characteristics—including sensations of benignity and love—and drawing on a number of vivid, unpublished and dramatic testimonies, this account illuminates the manifestation of unusual light phenomena during times of crisis.
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Mark Fox is lecturer in philosophy and religious studies at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham.Review:
'Mark Fox's book provides a valuable biography of Hardy and a history of the Religious Experience Research Unit. To anyone interested in anomalous events that bridge the objective and subjective worlds, this book is essential reading. A relevant, scholarly and well presented volume.'Bob Rickard, The Fortean Times, Sept 2008
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Book Description University of Wales Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Nearly new hardback: firm, square and tight, no snags or splits. Complete with dustjacket: sharp and bright, no tears or chips. Contents fresh and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in very presentable condition. Seller Inventory # 086512