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Parapsychology, Spiritualism, Life After Death & Reincarnation: 
Suggested Reading

compiled by Daniel H. Caldwell


Parapsychology:   Introductions and Overviews

Parapsychology:  Histories

Parapsychology:  Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Spiritualism

Life After Death

Reincarnation


Parapsychology:  Introductions and Overviews

Broughton, Robert S. (1991). Parapsychology: The Controversial Science. New York: Ballantine Books.
Cardeņa, Etzel, Lynn, Steven Jay, & Krippner, Stanley (2000).  Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association
Carter, Chris (2007).  Parapsychology and the Skeptics: A Scientific Argument for the Existence of ESP.   Pittsburgh PA: Sterling House Publishers.
Edge, H.L., Morris, R.L., Palmer, J., & Rush, J. (1986). Foundations of Parapsychology: Exploring the Boundaries of Human Capability. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas.
Eysenck, H.J., & Sargent, C. (1993). Explaining the Unexplained: Mysteries of the Paranormal. London: Prion.
Feather, Sally Rhine and Schmicker, Michael (2005). The Gift: ESP, The Ordinary Experiences of Ordinary People, New York: St. Martins Press.
Grattan-Guiness, Ivor (1982).  Psychical Research: A Guide to Its History, Principles and Practices. Wellingborough, England: Aquarian Press.
Henry, Jane. (Ed.) (2005). Parapsychology: Research on Exceptional Experiences. London: Routledge.
Irwin, Harvey J. and Watt, Caroline A. (2007).  An Introduction to Parapsychology.  5th ed.   Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co.
Radin, Dean (1997). The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. San Francisco: HarperEdge.
Radin, Dean (2006).  Entangled Minds:  Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality.  New York:  Paraview Pocket Books.
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.
Stokes, Douglas M. (2007).   The Conscious Mind and the Material World: On Psi, the Soul and the Self.   Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.


Parapsychology:  Histories

Beloff, John (1993).   Parapsychology: A Concise History. London: Athlone Press.
Braude, Stephen (1997).   The Limits of Influence (rev. ed.). Lanham, MD: University Press of America
Douglas, Alfred (1976).  Extra Sensory Powers : a Century of Psychical Research.   London: Gollancz.
Gauld, Alan (1968).  The Founders of Psychical Research. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
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.
Mishlove, Jeffrey (1993).  The Roots of Consciousness: The Classic Encyclopedia of Consciousness Studies.  Revised & Expanded Ed.  Tulsa, Oklahoma:  Council Oak Books.


Parapsychology:   Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Berger, Arthur S. (1991). The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House.
George, Leonard. (1995). Alternative Realities: The Paranormal, the Mystic, and the Transcendent in Human Experience. New York: Facts on File.
Guiley, Rosemary E. (1991). Harpers Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience. San Francisco, California: HarperSan-Francisco.
Inglis, Brian. (1985). The Paranormal: An Encyclopedia of Psychic Phenomena. Glasgow: Grafton Books.
Melton, J. Gordon. (Ed.) (1996). Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology.  4th Edition. Detroit, Michigan: Gale.
Stein, Gordon. (Ed.) (1996). The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.


Spiritualism

Brandon, Ruth (1983).  The Spiritualists:  The Passion for the Occult in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.  New York : Knopf.
Braude, Stephen (1997). The Limits of Influence.  Revised Edition.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Buckland, Raymond (2005).  The Spirit Book:  The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channelling, and Spirit Communication.  Canton, Michigan.: Visible Ink Press.
Carrington, Hereward (1930). The Story of Psychic Science. London: Rider.
Crookall, Robert (1961).    The Supreme Adventure:  Analyses of Psychic Communications.   London:   James Clarke.
Douglas, Alfred (1976).  Extra Sensory Powers : A Century of Psychical Research.   London: Gollancz.
Doyle,  Conan (1926).  The History of Spiritualism.   2 Volumes.  London:  Cassell.
Fodor, Nandor (1933).  Encyclopaedia of Psychic Science.   London: Arthurs Press.
Fontana, David (2004)Is There An Afterlife?:  A Comprehensive Overview of the Evidence.  Hants, UK:  O Books.
Gauld, Alan (1968). The Founders of Psychical Research. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Gauld,Alan (1982). Mediumship and Survival: A Century of Investigations. London: Heinemann.
Heywood, Rosalind (1974).  Beyond the Reach of Sense: An Inquiry into Extra-Sensory Perception. New York: E. P. Dutton.
Hill, J. Arthur (1919).  Spiritualism: Its History, Phenomena And Doctrine.    New York:  George H. Doran Company.
Holms, A. Campbell (1969). The Facts of Psychic Science and Philosophy: Collated and Discussed. New Hyde Park, NY: University Books. (Original work published 1925).
Inglis, Brian (1992). Natural and Supernatural: A History of the Paranormal from Earliest Times to 1914. Revised Edition.   Dorset: Prism.
Inglis, Brian. (1984). Science and Parascience: A History of the Paranormal, 1914-1939. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
Klimo, Jon. (1998). Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources. 2nd Revised Edition.   Berkeley, California:  North Atlantic Books.
Oppenheim, Janet. (1985). The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Melton, J.Gordon. (Ed.) (1996). Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology.  4th Edition. Detroit, MI: Gale.
Podmore, Frank. (1902). Modern Spiritualism: A History and a Criticism. 2 Volumes.  London: Methuen.
Stemman, Roy. (1976).  Spirits and Spirit Worlds.  Danbury, Conneticut: Danbury Press.
Tymn, Michael (2008).  The Articulate Dead:  They Brought the Spirit World AliveLakeville, Minnesota:  Galde Press.


Life After Death

Almeder, Robert F. (1992). Death and Personal Survival: The Evidence for Life After Death. Lanham, MD: Littlefield Adams.
Badham, Paul, & Badham, Linda 1982).  Immortality or Extinction?   Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble Books
Becker, Carl B. (1993). Paranormal Experience and Survival of Death. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Berger, Arthur S. and Berger, J.  (1995).  Fear of the Unknown: Enlightened Aid-In-Dying.  Westport, Connecticut:  Praeger.
Braude, Stephen. E. (2003). Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
Christopher, Milbourne (1979).  Search for the Soul:  An Insider's Report on the Continuing Quest by Psychics and Scientists for Evidence for Life After Death.    New York:  Thomas Y. Crowell. 
Crookall, Robert (1961).  The Supreme Adventure:  Analyses of Psychic Communications.   London:   James Clarke.
Currie, Ian (1998).  Visions of Immortality: The Incredible Findings of a Century of Research on Death.  Boston, Massachusetts:    Element Books, Incorporated.
Doore, Gary. (ed.) (1990). What Survives? Contemporary Explorations of Life After Death. Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher.
Ducasse, C. J. (1961). A Critical Examination of the Belief in a Life After Death. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.
Edwards, Paul (ed.) (1992).  Immortality.   New York: Macmillan.
Fontana, David (2004)  Is There An Afterlife?:  A Comprehensive Overview of the Evidence.  Hants, UK:  O Books.
Gauld, Alan (1982). Mediumship and Survival: A Century of Investigations. London: Heinemann.
Griffin, David R. (1997). Parapsychology, Philosophy and Spirituality: A Postmodern Exploration. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Hart, Hornell (1959). The Enigma of Survival. The Case For and Against an After Life. London: Rider & Company.
Hick, John (1994).    Death and Eternal Life.  Louisville, Kentucky:  Westminster/John Knox Press. 
Iverson, Jeffrey (1992).  In Search of the Dead:  A Scientific Investigation of Evidence for Life After Death.  New York:  HarperCollins Publishers.
Jacobson, Nils O. (1974).   Life Without death? On Parapsychology, Mysticism, and the Question of Survival. New York:  Delacorte Press.
Johnson, Raynor C. (1953).  The Imprisoned Splendour.    London: Hodder and Stoughton.
Kastenbaum, Robert (1995). Is There Life After Death?The Latest Evidence Analysed.  Revised Edition.  London:  Prion.
Lamont, Corliss (1990).  The Illusion of Immortality. 5th Edition.  New York: Continuum Publishing Company.
Lester, David (2005).  Is There Life After Death?:  An Examination of the Empirical Evidence.  Jefferson, North Carolina:   McFarland & Company, Inc.
Lewis, James R. (2001).  The Death and Afterlife Book: The Encyclopedia of Death, Near Death, and Life After Death.    Detroit, Michigan:  Visible Ink Press.
Lorimer, David (1984). Survival?: Body, Mind, and Death in the Light of Psychic Experience.  London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Lund
, David H. (1985).   Person, Souls and Death:  A Philosophical Investigation of an Afterlife.  Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Moore, Brooke Noel (1981).  The Philosophical Possibilities Beyond Death.  Springfield, Illinois:  Charles C. Thomas, Publisher.
Moreland, J. P., and Gary Habermas (2001).  Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books.
Moreman, Christopher M. (2008).  Beyond the Threshold:  Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions. Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, Inc.
Morse, Don (2000).  Searching for Eternity:  A Scientist's Spiritual Journey to Overcome Death Anxiety. Memphis, Tennessee:  Eagle Wing Books, Inc.
Osborn, Arthur Walter (1937).  The Superphysical:  A Review of the Evidence for Continued Existence, Reincarnation, and Mystical States of Consciousness. London:  Ivor Nicholson & Watson.
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.
Paterson, R. W. K.   (1995).  Philosophy and the Belief in a Life after Death. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Reader's Digest Association (1992).  Life beyond Death.   Pleasantville, New York.: Reader's Digest Association.
Reyes, Benito F.  (1970).  Scientific Evidence of the Existence of the Soul.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Theosophical Publishing House.
Roy
, Archie.E.  (1996). The Archives of the Mind.  Stanstead:  SNU Publications.
Salter, W. H. (1961).  Zoar or the Evidence of Psychical Research Concerning Survival. London:  Sidgwick and Jackson
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Wilson, Ian (1987).  The After Death Experience:  The Physics of the Non-Physical.  New York:  William Morrow and Company. 


Reincarnation

Cranston, Sylvia and Williams, Carey (1984).  Reincarnation: A New Horizon in Science, Religion and SocietyNew York: Julian Press.
Cranston, Sylvia, editor, (1994) .  Reincarnation -- The Phoenix Fire Mystery: An East-West Dialogue on Death and Rebirth from the Worlds of Religion, Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Art, and Literature, and from Great Thinkers of the Past and Present.  Compiled & edited by Sylvia Cranston.  Pasadena, Calfornia:  Theosophical University Press.
Edwards, Paul (1996). Reincarnation: A critical examination. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
Fenwick, Peter, and Fenwick, Elizabeth (2001),   Past lives: An investigation into reincarnation memories. New York: Berkley Publishing Group.
Geisler, Norman and Amano, J. Yutaka (1986).  The Reincarnation Sensation.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Tyndale House Publishers.
Howe, Jr., Quincy (1987).  Reincarnation for the Christian.  2nd ed.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Theosophical Publishing House.
Rogo, D. Scott (1985).  The Search for Yesterday: A Critical Examination of the Evidence for Reincarnation.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.  241 pp.
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
Stevenson, Ian (1974). Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1974 (originally published as Vol. 26, Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research, 1966).
Stevenson, Ian. (1997) Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect. Westport, CT: Praeger.
TenDam, Hans. (2003).  Exploring Reincarnation:    The Classic Guide to the Evidence for Past-Life Experiences.  London:  Rider.
Tucker, Jim (2005). Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives.  New York: St. Martin's Press.


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