The Paranormal: A Guide to the Unexplained

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9780713726152: The Paranormal: A Guide to the Unexplained

A rare and different approach to the paranormal -- one that applies scientific rigor and reveals what is true and what is not in telepathy, reincarnation, possession, and a host of other unusual phenomena. The author cares about truth, not dogma, so each fascinating case study gets thorough -- and fair -- consideration. Encounter celebrated mediums and psychics. Sift through tales of past lives recalled during hypnosis, as well as multiple personalities. Weigh the facts surrounding magic, entities, mind over matter, hysteria, stigmatics, and time travel. Photographs and drawings serve as potential evidence. Do you think that fuzzy image of a man in Combermere Abbey is a ghost? Were Eleonore Zugun's scars self-inflicted or caused by an angry spirit? "North provides an informed commentary on all facets of parapsychology, including life after death, mind over matter, ESP, and precognition...(He) seeks to explain all paranormal phenomena in a novel way. Taking a cue from Carl Jung, he postulates a collective, communal database of human memory that individuals can interact with, consciously or unconsciously....A speculative essay with a different perspective. -- Booklist. "(An) intelligent and measured volume..". -- Publishers Weekly.

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Here is a look at various facets of the paranormal such as ghosts, telepathy, and telekinesis. The book is too brief to take more than a glimpse at each aspect of paranormal phenomena, but what sets it apart is Anthony North's attempt to prove not so much that each individual case is true, but simply that there is something underlying "reality" as we have come to define it, something yet to be classified by science but no less real than gravity.

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North provides an informed commentary on all facets of parapsychology, including life after death, mind over matter, ESP, and precognition. The cases, research, and theories will be familiar to those already interested in the topic, but North seeks to explain all paranormal phenomena in a novel way. Taking a cue from Carl Jung, he postulates a collective, communal database of human memory that individuals can interact with, consciously or unconsciously. Ghosts and hauntings are audiovisual manifestations. Telepathy and clairvoyance involve information transfer from this database. Visions of the future are probability calculations based on the sum total of all human knowledge. Mind over matter is made possible by tapping into the quantum energies in which this memory is stored. By acknowledging the existence of this communal unconscious and making use of it, individuals and humanity at large will flourish. A speculative essay with a different perspective. George Eberhart

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Published by Blandford Pr (1996)
ISBN 10: 0713726156 ISBN 13: 9780713726152
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