Blavatsky Study Center

Parapsychology, Spiritualism,
Life After Death, Reincarnation 

Suggested Reading

compiled by Daniel H. Caldwell


Parapsychology:   Introductions and Overviews

Parapsychology:  Histories

Parapsychology:  Collections of Psychic Experiences

Parapsychology and the Skeptics

Spiritualism

Life After Death

Reincarnation


Parapsychology:  Introductions and Overviews

Broughton, Robert S. (1991). Parapsychology: The Controversial Science. New York: Ballantine Books.
Eysenck, H.J., & Sargent, C. (1993). Explaining the Unexplained: Mysteries of the Paranormal. London: Prion.
Schmicker, Michael (2002).  Best Evidence: An Investigative Reporter's Three-Year Quest to Uncover the Best Scientific Evidence for ESP, Psychokinesis, Mental Healing, Ghosts and Poltergeists, Dowsing, Mediums, Near Death Experiences, Reincarnation, and Other Impossible Phenomena That Refuse to Disappear. 2nd edition.  San Jose: Writers Club Press.
Radin, Dean (1997). The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. San Francisco: HarperEdge.
Inglis, Brian. (1985).  The Paranormal: An Encyclopedia of Psychic Phenomena. Glasgow: Grafton Books.


Parapsychology:  Histories

Douglas, Alfred (1976).  Extra Sensory Powers : a Century of Psychical Research.   London: Gollancz.
Heywood Rosalind (1974).  Beyond the Reach of Sense: An Inquiry into Extra-Sensory Perception. New York: E. P. Dutton.
Inglis, Brian (1977).  Natural and Supernatural: A History of the Paranormal from Earliest Times to 1914. London: Hodder and Stoughton. (Rev. Ed., Dorset: Prism, 1992)
Inglis, Brian (1984).  Science and Parascience: A History of the Paranormal, 1914-1939. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
Beloff, John (1993).   Parapsychology: A Concise History. London: Athlone Press.


Parapsychology:   Collections of Psychic Experiences

Feather, Sally Rhine and Schmicker, Michael (2005). The Gift: ESP, The Ordinary Experiences of Ordinary People, New York: St. Martins Press.
Jacobson, Nils O. (1974).   Life Without death? On Parapsychology, Mysticism, and the Question of Survival. New York:  Delacorte Press.
Currie, Ian (11978, 998).  Visions of Immortality: The Incredible Findings of a Century of Research on Death.  Boston, Massachusetts:    Element Books, Incorporated.
Johnson, Raynor C. (1953).  The Imprisoned Splendour.    London: Hodder and Stoughton.
Osborn, Arthur Walter (1966).  The Meaning of Personal Existence:  In the Light of Paranormal Phenomena, the Doctrine of Reincarnation, and Mystical States of Consciousness.  Wheaton, Illinois:   Theosophical Publishing House.


Parapsychology and the Skeptics

Carter, Chris (2007).  Parapsychology and the Skeptics: A Scientific Argument for the Existence of ESP.   Pittsburgh PA: Sterling House Publishers.
McLuhan, Robert. (2010).  Randi's Prize: What Skeptics Say About the Paranormal, Why They Are Wrong and Why It Matters.   Leicester, United Kingdom: Matador.
Beauregard, Mario (2012).  Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives.   New York, New York: HarperOne.
Tart, Charles T. (2009).  The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal Is Bringing Science and Spirit Together.   Oakland, California: NewHarbinger Publications, Inc.
Inglis, Brian. (1986).  The Hidden Power.   London: Jonathan Cape, Ltd.


Spiritualism

Stemman, Roy. (1976).  Spirits and Spirit Worlds.  Danbury, Conneticut: Danbury Press.
Gauld, Alan (1968). The Founders of Psychical Research. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Braude, Stephen (1997). The Limits of Influence.  Revised Edition.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Gauld,Alan (1982). Mediumship and Survival: A Century of Investigations. London: Heinemann.
Doyle,  Conan (1926).  The History of Spiritualism.   2 Volumes.  London:  Cassell.


Life After Death

Kean, Leslie (2017).  Surviving Death:  A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife.  New York:  Three Rivers Press.
Moreman, Christopher M. (2017, 2008). Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions. 2nd Revised Ed. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers.
Carter, Chris. (2012). Science and the Afterlife Experience:Evidence for the Immortality of Consciousness. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions.
Griffin, David R. (1997). Parapsychology, Philosophy and Spirituality: A Postmodern Exploration. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Braude, Stephen. E. (2003). Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
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Reincarnation

Cranston, Sylvia and Williams, Carey (1984).  Reincarnation: A New Horizon in Science, Religion and SocietyNew York: Julian Press.
Tucker, Jim (2005). Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives.  New York: St. Martin's Press.
Stevenson, Ian (2001).   Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation.  2nd Revised Edition. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company (originally published by University Press of Virginia, 1987
Haraldsson, Erlendur and Matlock, James G. (2016).  I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation..  Hove, United Kingdom: White Crow Books. 
Rogo, D. Scott (1985).  The Search for Yesterday: A Critical Examination of the Evidence for Reincarnation.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall .


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