General Topics

Altered states of consciousness that vary from the ordinary waking state, for instance with hypnotism and trance mediumship, have long been associated with paranormal experiences.

Anomalistics is the study of anomalies unexplained by science, of the kind noted and described by Charles Fort (Forteana), but with a greater emphasis on scientific evaluation.

Anthropologists have long been fascinated by belief in the supernatural, a near universal aspect of human culture. This chronological survey describes many of those who have addressed the topic. 

Traces the development of interest in paranormal phenomena and parapsychology in Brazil in the past half-century, from the conflicts generated by differing religious perspectives to more recent attempts to carry out serious research in universities.

Cambridge philosopher (1887-1971) whose interests encompassed parapsychology, and who theorized on topics such as precognition and post-mortem survival.

This article describes some recent experimental and theoretical work in China, including successful attempts to train ESP abilities in blind children. It has been contributed by Professor Yi-Fang Chang, a physicist at China’s Yumman University.

A phenomenon that emerged in the early twentieth century in the study of mediumship and automatic writing, in which deceased psychical researchers appeared to be signalling to their living colleagues the fact of their having survived death. 

Traditional method of locating underground water or minerals by the movement of a pair of metal rods, a forked stick or a pendulum. 

A list of some two hundred well-known intellectuals - scientists, thinkers, writers, and artists - who took seriously the possibility of psychical phenomena.

Overview of activity in the field of (mainly experimental) parapsychology across continental Europe.