College of Virginia Division of Perceptual Research Really useful Studying (Professional-Paranormal)[edit]


“The next is a listing of books on numerous elements of psychical analysis (often known as parapsychology) which are really useful by the college on the Division of Perceptual Research. There are books on psychical analysis usually, a lot of which cowl a wide range of matters, and books on numerous particular matters as effectively.

Many of those books are out-of-print (designated by an OOP on the finish of the entry) however could also be out there by means of public or college libraries or from used e book shops. The OOP designations are primarily based on the March 2000 Books-in-Print database.

Whereas a few of the books listed below are by division college most usually are not. Books and articles written by division college are listed within the Publications part of this Site.”

psychical analysis usually[edit]

  • Broughton, Richard S. Parapsychology: The Controversial Science. New York: Ballantine, 1992. A very good normal introduction to the issues, findings and implications of the science of parapsychology.
  • Chauvin, Rémy. Parapsychology: When the Irrational Rejoins Science. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1985. Assessment of chosen elements of contemporary parapsychological analysis. OOP
  • Edge, Hoyt L., Morris, Robert L., Rush, Joseph H., and Palmer, John. Foundations of Parapsychology: Exploring the Boundaries of Human Functionality. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986. A extra superior survey of strategies and findings in trendy parapsychology. OOP
  • Gurney, Edmund, Myers, Frederic, and Podmore, Frank. Phantasms of the Residing. 2 vols. North Stratford, NH: Ayer Firm Publishers, 1975. A basic. The primary main publication (in 1886) of the Society for Psychical Analysis, primarily reporting a whole bunch of circumstances investigated by the authors, but additionally indispensable studying for anybody critically occupied with psychical analysis and its issues and strategies for investigating spontaneous circumstances.
  • Hintze, Naomi A. and Pratt, J. Gaither. The Psychic Realm: What Can You Imagine? New York: Random Home, 1975. The e book covers a variety of psychic phenomena. The primary writer describes case materials in fashionable language within the first a part of every chapter, and the second writer then discusses every subject from the scientific viewpoint. OOP
  • Irwin, H.J. An Introduction to Parapsychology, third version. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999. One other normal introduction to the sector, with chapters on such particular matters as NDEs, OBEs, apparitions, poltergeists, and reincarnation.
  • Jahn, Robert G. and Dunne, Brenda J. Margins of Actuality: The Function of Consciousness within the Bodily World. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. OOP
  • Krippner, S. (ed.), Advances in Parapsychological Analysis, Eight vols. An ongoing sequence of articles reviewing latest analysis on all kinds of matters of present curiosity to parapsychologists.
   Vol. 1 Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books 1977
   Vol. 2 Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books 1978
   Vol. three Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books 1982
   Vol. Four Jefferson, NC: McFarland 1984 OOP
   Vol. 5 Jefferson, NC: McFarland 1987 OOP
   Vol. 6 Jefferson, NC: McFarland 1990 OOP
   Vol. 7 Jefferson, NC: McFarland 1994
   Vol. Eight Jefferson, NC: McFarland 1997 OOP
  • Murphy, Gardner (with Laura A. Dale). Problem of Psychical Analysis. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1979. (Harper and Row, 1961, 1970). An summary of spontaneous circumstances, experimental work, and the postmortem survival query by a number one psychologist.
  • Myers, Frederic W.H. Human Persona and Its Survival of Bodily Dying. North Stratford, NH: Ayer Firm Publishers, 1975. (Initially revealed in 1903). The opposite main basic of early psychical analysis, and certainly of psychology, wherein Myers describes a variety of unconscious psychological phenomena, together with dissociation, sleep, genius, hypnotism, automatisms, and trance, inside the context of his concept of human character as extending past the confines of regular psychophysiological functioning.
  • Radin, Dean. The Aware Universe: The Scientific Reality of Psychic Phenomena. New York: HarperEdge, 1997.
  • Rhine, Louisa E. The Invisible Image: A Research of Psychic Experiences. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1981. Abstract of the writer’s analysis with claims of spontaneous psychic experiences. OOP
  • Rhine, Louisa E. Psi: What Is It? New York: Harper and Row, 1975. A complete normal survey of the sector of parapsychology, written by one of many founders of experimental parapsychology at Duke College. OOP
  • Stokes, Douglas M. The Nature of Thoughts: Parapsychology and the Function of Consciousness within the Bodily World. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Firm, 1997.
  • West, Donald J. Psychical Analysis Right now. London: Gerald Duckworth, 1954. A brief, readable survey of the entire area. OOP
  • White, Rhea. Parapsychology: Sources of Data 1973-1989. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1990. An replace of quantity 18, under. OOP
  • White, Rhea. Surveys in Parapsychology. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1976. A group of evaluation articles on numerous elements of parapsychology, offering complete surveys of the periodical literature of the sector.
  • White, Rhea A. and Dale, Laura A. Parapsychology: Sources of Data. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1973. Lists numerous publications within the area of psychical analysis/parapsychology and directs readers to extra sources. OOP
  • Wolman, B. B., Ed. Handbook of Parapsychology. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1985 (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977). A big e book with technical papers written by specialists primarily for scientists, however containing plentiful particulars and references to different publications for readers wishing to review the topic extra deeply. OOP

on after-death communications (ADCs)[edit]

  • Guggenheim, Invoice and Guggenheim, Judy. Hiya From Heaven. New York: Bantam Books, 1995.
  • LaGrand, Louis E. After Dying Communication: Closing Farewells. St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1997.
  • Wright, Sylvia Hart. When Spirits Come Calling: The Open-minded Skeptic’s Information to After Dying Contacts. Blue Dolphin Publishing, 2002.
  • Arcangel, Dianne. Afterlife Encounters: Atypical Individuals, Extraordinary Experiences. Hampton Roads Publishing Co. Inc, 2005

apparitions and hauntings[edit]

  • Bayless, R. Apparitions and Survival of Dying. New Hyde Park, NY: Primary Books, 1973. OOP
  • Bennett, E. Apparitions and Haunted Homes. Ann Arbor: Gryphon Books, 1971. OOP
  • Finucane, R.C. Appearances of the Lifeless: A Cultural Historical past of Ghosts. New York: Prometheus, 1984. OOP
  • Flammarion, Camille. Haunted Homes. Detroit: Gale Analysis, 1971 (initially revealed in 1924). OOP
  • Inexperienced, Celia, and McCreery, Charles. Apparitions. New York: State Mutual E book & Periodical Service, Ltd., 1989.
  • MacKenzie, Andrew. Apparitions and Ghosts. London: Arthur Barker, 1971. The writer reviews almost fifty new circumstances of apparitions investigated by him. OOP
  • MacKenzie, Andrew. Hauntings and Apparitions. London: Heinemann, 1982. Assessment of basic circumstances and fundamental concepts on apparitions and hauntings. Emphasis on work of the London-based Society for Psychical Analysis. OOP
  • Salter, W.H. Ghosts and Apparitions. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1938. OOP
  • Tyrrell, G. N. M. Apparitions. London: Society for Psychical Analysis, 1973. OOP

deathbed visions[edit]

  • Barrett, William, Sir. Dying-bed Visions: The Psychical Experiences of the Dying. New York: Aquarian Press, 1988 (initially revealed in 1926).
  • Osis, Karlis, and Haraldsson, Erlendur. On the Hour of Dying: A New Take a look at Proof for Life after Dying, third version. Norwalk, CT: Hastings Home, 1997. OOP


  • Heywood, Rosalind. Past the Attain of Sense: An Inquiry into Additional-Sensory Notion. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1974. A readable survey of parapsychology together with the sooner investigations bearing on survival of human character after loss of life. OOP
  • Pratt, Joseph Gaither. Parapsychology: an Insider’s View of ESP. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977 (initially revealed by New York: Dutton, 1968). A really readable and largely autobiographical account, first written in 1963, describing the various areas of parapsychology which the writer personally investigated, together with accounts of his well-known ESP experiments with Pearce and Woodruff at Duke College, his investigation of the Seaford poltergeist case, and his analysis on animal ESP. OOP
  • Sinclair, Upton. Psychological Radio. New York: New York: Time-Life Books, 1991 (initially revealed by Charles C Thomas, 1930, 1962). Upton Sinclair’s report of experiments in extrasensory notion carried out along with his spouse. Introduction by William McDougall and quick preface by Albert Einstein.

the historical past of psychical analysis[edit]

  • Beloff, John. Parapsychology: A Concise Historical past. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. A quick historic survey of the sector from its origins in renaissance magic, mesmerism, and spiritualism, by means of 19th-century psychical analysis, early 20th-century psychical analysis and experimental parapsychology, to newer developments.
  • Gauld, Alan. The Founders of Psychical Analysis. New York: Schocken Books, Inc, 1968. OOP
  • Grattan-Guinness, Ivor. Psychical Analysis: A Information to Its Historical past, Ideas and Practices. Wellingborough, England: Aquarian Press, 1982. OOP
  • Haynes, Renée. The Society for Psychical Analysis, 1882-1982: A Historical past. London: MacDonald & Co., 1982. OOP

the mind-body relationship and ideas of actuality[edit]

  • Past Physicalism: Towards Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality edited by Edward F. Kelly, Adam Crabtree, and Paul Marshall, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, 602 pages. ISBN 978-1-4422-3238-9, digital ISBN 978-1-4422-3240-2. This e book is the product of an uncommon fellowship of scientists and humanities students who dispute the view that actuality is solely bodily, and that human beings are nothing greater than extraordinarily difficult organic machines.
  • Ducasse, C.J. A Essential Examination of the Perception in Life After Dying. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1961. OOP
  • Ducasse, C.J. Nature, Life, and Dying. LaSalle, IL: Open Courtroom Publishing, 1951. OOP
  • Ducasse, C.J. Paranormal Phenomena, Science & Life after Dying (Parapsychological Monographs No. 8). New York: Parapsychology Basis, 1969.
  • Gauld, Alan. Mediumship and Survival: A Century of Investigations. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 1984. Assessment of several types of proof for survival, basic circumstances and mediums, theories, and methodological and philosophical issues.
  • Irreducible Thoughts: Towards a Psychology for the 21st Century. Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Alan Gauld, Michael Grosso, and Bruce Greyson co-authored this e book. Present mainstream scientific opinion holds that each one elements of human thoughts and consciousness are generated by bodily processes occurring within the mind. This e book demonstrates with empirical proof that this reductive materialism just isn’t solely incomplete however false.
  • Penfield, W. The Thriller of the Thoughts. Princeton: Princeton College Press, 1975. OOP
  • Popper, Ok.R., and Eccles, J.C. The Self and Its Mind: An Argument for Interactionism. New York: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 1985.
  • Presti, David. Foundational Ideas in Neuroscience: A Mind-Thoughts Odyssey. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, December 2015. This e book presents neuroscience (the examine of mind, thoughts, and conduct) in easy-to-understand methods, with a deal with ideas of curiosity to all science readers. Rigorous and detailed , however it’s meant for any and all readers occupied with studying about up to date mind science. From molecules and cells to thoughts and consciousness, the identified and the mysterious are offered within the context of the historical past of contemporary biology, with a watch towards growing instinct about how the mind works and higher appreciating the wonder and rising public presence of neuroscience.
  • Woollacott, Marjorie H., Infinite Consciousness: The Awakening of a Scientific Thoughts. Rowman & Littlefield, October 2015. As a neuroscientist, Marjorie Woollacott had no doubts that the mind was a purely bodily entity managed by chemical substances and electrical pulses. When she experimented with meditation for the primary time, nonetheless, her whole world modified. Woollacott’s journey by means of years of meditation has made her query the truth she constructed her profession upon and has compelled her to ask what human consciousness actually is. Infinite Consciousness pairs Woollacott’s analysis as a neuroscientist together with her self-revelations in regards to the thoughts’s non secular energy. Between the scientific and non secular worlds, she breaks open the definition of human consciousness to analyze the existence of a non-physical and infinitely highly effective thoughts.

near-death experiences (NDEs)[edit]

  • Holden, Janice, Greyson, Bruce, James, Debbie. The Handbook of Close to-Dying Experiences. Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger Publishers, 2009.
  • Fenwick, Peter, and Fenwick, Elizabeth. The Reality within the Gentle: An Investigation of Over 300 Close to-Dying Experiences. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1997.
  • Greyson, Bruce, and Flynn, Charles (eds.) The Close to-Dying Expertise: Issues, Prospects, Views. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1984.
  • Moody, R.A., Jr. Life After Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1984 (initially revealed by Mockingbird Books in 1975). The primary trendy account of near-death experiences by the person who coined the time period. OOP
  • Ring, Kenneth. Heading Towards Omega: In Search of the Which means of the Close to-Dying Expertise. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1984.
  • Ring, Kenneth. Life at Dying: A Scientific Investigation of the Close to-Dying Expertise. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1980. An in-depth examination of the NDE, derived from the writer’s examine of over 100 circumstances. OOP
  • Sabom, Michael B. Recollections of Dying: A Medical Investigation. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. A heart specialist’s examine of NDEs, primarily amongst his personal sufferers, together with a very attention-grabbing account of some circumstances apparently involving the affected person’s paranormal consciousness of objectively verifiable occasions. OOP
  • Zaleski, C. Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Close to-Dying Experiences in Medieval and Fashionable Occasions. New York: Oxford College Press, 1987.

out-of-body experiences (OBEs)[edit]

  • Blackmore, Susan J. Past the Physique: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Physique Experiences. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 1991. Assessment of spontaneous and experimental research of OBEs. Theories and ideas are additionally mentioned. Blackmore is considerably damaging about paranormal options of OBEs.
  • Gabbard, Glen O., and Twemlow, Stuart W. With the Eyes of the Thoughts: An Empirical Evaluation of Out-of-Physique States. New York: Praeger, 1984. OOP
  • Irwin, Harvey J. Flight of Thoughts: A Psychological Research of the Out-of-Physique Expertise. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1985. An in-depth examination of the OBE, in assist of the writer’s speculation that the OBE is an imaginal course of reasonably than precise spatial separation of thoughts and physique. OOP
  • Mitchell, Janet L. Out-of-Physique Experiences. New York: Ballantine, 1987. Not so complete or crucial as Blackmore’s (1), however extra optimistic in its interpretations.

bodily phenomena (psychokinesis, and so forth.)[edit]

  • Robinson, Diana. To Stretch a Plank: A Survey of Psychokinesis. Chicago: Nelson-Corridor, 1981. Assessment of laboratory and area research of paranormal bodily phenomena. Bodily mediums and theoretical concerns additionally obtain consideration.


  • Gauld, Alan, and Cornell, A. D. Poltergeists. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1982. OOP
  • Goss, M. Poltergeists: An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English, circa 1880-1975. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979.
  • Owen, A.R.G. Can We Clarify the Poltergeist? New York: Helix Press, 1964. OOP
  • Roll, William G. The Poltergeist. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1976. (Signet, 1972). A survey of poltergeist circumstances investigated by the writer, together with a dialogue of attainable explanations for these phenomena. OOP
  • Thurston, H. Ghosts and Poltergeists. Ridgefield, CT: Roman Catholic Books, 1998 (initially revealed by Burns Oates, London in 1953).


  • Tucker Jim. Return to Life: Extraordinary Circumstances of Kids Who Keep in mind Earlier Lives. New York: St. Martin Press, 2013. This e book focuses on latest U.S. circumstances of youngsters who report reminiscences of earlier lives.
  • Tucker, Jim. Life Earlier than Life: A Scientific Investigation of Kids’s Reminiscences of Earlier Lives. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005. This e book is a evaluation of our analysis with kids who report reminiscences of earlier lives written for most people. Learn a evaluation of this e book because it appeared within the Journal of Scientific Exploration , 19 (4), 2005 , by Harvard Biologist Michael Levin.
  • Shroder, Tom. Outdated Souls: The Scientific Proof for Previous Lives. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999. In 1997 Dr. Stevenson agreed to let Tom Shroder, an editor on the Washington Publish, journey with him by means of India, Lebanon and the USA as he investigated circumstances of youngsters who appeared to recollect earlier lives. That is Shroder’s e book about these experiences. Now out in paperback as Outdated Souls: Compelling Proof from Kids Who Keep in mind Previous Lives from Fireplace Books.
  • Stevenson, Ian. Kids Who Keep in mind Earlier Lives: A Query of Reincarnation, revised ed., 2001. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Firm (initially revealed by College Press of Virginia, 1987). Dr. Stevenson describes, for the overall reader, analysis performed over the previous forty years. He additionally addresses a few of the questions regularly requested about these circumstances.
  • Stevenson, Ian. Twenty Circumstances Suggestive of Reincarnation. Charlottesville, VA: College Press of Virginia, 1974 (initially revealed as Vol. 26, Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Analysis, 1966). Detailed reviews of twenty circumstances of youngsters (from 5 completely different nations) who claimed to recollect earlier lives.
  • Stevenson, Ian. The place Reincarnation and Biology Intersect. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997. A 200 web page synopsis of Dr. Stevenson’s 2 quantity, 2000+ web page Reincarnation and Biology.

survival after loss of life[edit]

  • Griffin, David Ray. Parapsychology, Philosophy and Spirituality: A Postmodern Exploration. Albany, State College of New York Press, 1997.
  • Paterson, R. W. Ok. Philosophy and the Perception in a Life after Dying. Library of Faith and Philosophy sequence. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.


  • Stevenson, Ian. Telepathic Impressions. Ann Arbor: Books on Demand, [no date given] initially revealed by College Press of Virginia in 1970).
  • Ullman, Montague, and Krippner, Stanley (with Alan Vaughan). Dream Telepathy. 2nd ed., Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1989. A report of the experiments on telepathic goals performed at Maimonides Medical Middle in New York, together with a restricted survey of spontaneous dream telepathy circumstances.

different chosen matters[edit]

  • Gauld, Alan. A Historical past of Hypnotism. Cambridge: Cambridge College Press, 1995.
  • LeShan, Lawrence. The Medium, The Mystic, and the Physicist. Viking Press, 1995 and 1974. OOP
  • Stevenson, Ian. Unlearned Language: New Research in Xenoglossy. Charlottesville, VA: College Press of Virginia, 1984.
  • Rhine, Louisa E. Hidden Channels of the Thoughts. New York: Time-Life Books, 1990 (initially revealed in 1961). A abstract and dialogue of reviews of spontaneous circumstances, not investigated however taken at face worth as despatched in by (often) the particular person having the expertise. Offers attention-grabbing indications of the patterns within the circumstances. OOP

Literature Antagonistic to Paranormal Claims[edit]

Normal Overviews and Pre-existing Bibliographies[edit]

  • Why Is There a Skeptical Motion? by Daniel Loxton, 2013. Offered by the Skeptics Society—
  • Bibliography (pp. xxix-lix) in Farrington, Elijah; Pidgeon, Charles F; Worth, Harry; Dingwall, Eric John; Medium, A., pseud. (1922). Revelations of a spirit medium; facsimile version, with notes, bibliography, glossary and index. London : Ok. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd.; New York, E. P. Dutton & co.
  • Hövelmann, Gerd. (1985). “Skeptical Literature in Parapsychology: An Annotated Bibliograpy”. In Paul Kurtz. A Skeptic’s Handbook of Parapsychology. Prometheus Books. pp. 449-491. ISBN 0-87975-300-5

Listing of skeptical books crucial of mediums, paranormal claims, parapsychology, or spiritualism[edit]

  • The American Institutes for Analysis (1995). An Analysis of Distant Viewing: Analysis and Functions.
  • David Abbott. (1907). Behind the Scenes with the Mediums. Chicago, IL: Open Courtroom.
  • David Abbott. (1908). The Historical past of a Unusual Case. Chicago, IL: Open Courtroom.
  • David Abbott. (1913). The Spirit Portrait Thriller: Its Closing Answer. Chicago, IL: Open Courtroom.
  • James Alcock. (1981). Parapsychology-Science Or Magic?: A Psychological Perspective. Pergamon Press.
  • James Alcock. (1990). Science and Supernature. Prometheus Books.
  • John Henry Anderson. The Magic of Spirit Rapping, Writing Mediums, and Desk Turning, Being an Expose of the Frauds of Spirit Rappers and Descriptive of the Mechanism of the Rapping Desk. London: R. S. Francis Printer.
  • Theodore Annemann. (1983). Sensible Psychological Magic. Dover Publications.
  • Robert Baker. (1996). Hidden Reminiscences: Voices and Visions from Inside. Prometheus Books.
  • Samri Samuel Baldwin. (1879). Spirit Mediums Uncovered. Melbourne: M’Carron, Hen.
  • Samri Samuel Baldwin. (1895). The Secrets and techniques of Mahatma Land Defined. Brooklyn, NY: T. J. Dyson & Son.
  • Charles Marsh Beadnell. (1920). The Actuality or Unreality of Spiritualistic Phenomena: Being a Criticism of Dr. W.J. Crawford’s Investigation into Levitations and Raps. Watts & Co.
  • Theodore Besterman. (1930). Some Fashionable Mediums. Methuen & Firm.
  • Theodore Besterman. (1968). Collected Papers on the Paranormal. Garrett Publications.
  • John Sales space. (1984). Psychic Paradoxes. Los Alamitos, CA: Ridgeway.
  • Ruth Brandon. (1983). The Spiritualists: The Ardour for the Occult within the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Alfred E. Knopf.
  • Martin Bridgstock. (2009). Past Perception: Skepticism, Science and the Paranormal. Cambridge College Press.
  • William Hodson Brock. (2008). William Crookes (1832-1919) and the Commercialization of Science. Ashgate.
  • Hereward Carrington. (1907). The Bodily Phenomena of Spiritualism. Herbert B. Turner & Co.
  • Hereward Carrington. (1913). Hindu Magic: An Expose of the Methods of the Yogis and Fakirs of India. Kansas Metropolis, MO: The Sphinx.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1969). Houdini: The Untold Story. Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1970). ESP, Seers & Psychics. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1973). The Illustrated Historical past of Magic. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1975). Mediums, Mystics & the Occult. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Milbourne Christopher. (1979). Seek for the Soul. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
  • Edward Clodd. (1917). The Query: A Temporary Historical past and Examination of Fashionable Spiritualism. Grant Richards, London.
  • Robert Cogan. (1998). Essential Pondering: Step by Step. College Press of America.
  • Andrew Colman. (1987). Info, Fallacies and Frauds in Psychology. Unwin Hyman.
  • Walter Cook dinner. (1917). Reflections on “Raymond”. London: Grant Richards.
  • Edmund Smith Conklin. (1927). Ideas of Irregular Psychology. H. Holt and Firm.
  • Tony Cornell. (2002). Investigating the Paranormal. Helix Press.
  • Bob Couttie. (1988). Forbidden Information: The Paranormal Paradox. Cambridge, England: Lutterworth.
  • Amos Norton Craft. (1881). Epidemic Delusions: Containing an Exposé of the Superstitions and Frauds which Underlie Some Historic And Fashionable Delusions, Together with Especial Reference to Fashionable Spiritualism. Walden and Stowe.
  • Millais Culpin. (1920). Spiritualism and the New Psychology: An Clarification of Spiritualist Phenomena and Beliefs in Phrases of Fashionable Information. Edward Arnold, London.
  • Stuart Cumberland. (1918). That Different World: Private Experiences of Mystics and Their Mysticism. London: Grant Richards.
  • Stuart Cumberland. (1919). Spiritualism: The Inside Reality. London: Odhams.
  • Reuben Briggs Davenport. (1888). The Dying-Blow to Spiritualism: Being the true story of the Fox sisters, as revealed by authority of Margaret Fox Kane and Catherine Fox Jencken. New York: G. W. Dillingham.
  • Eric Dingwall, Trevor H. Corridor. (1958). 4 Fashionable Ghosts. London: Gerald Duckworth.
  • Eric Dingwall. (1966). The Critics’ Dilemma: Additional Feedback on Some Nineteenth Century Investigations. Crowhurt, Sussex, England.
  • Herr Dobler. (1869). Expose’ of the Davenport Brothers. Belfast, Eire: D. & J. Allen.
  • Thomas W. Driver. (1916). The Delusion of Fashionable Spiritualism and the Rochester Knockings. Wellington: Watkins, Tyer & Tolan.
  • Joseph Dunninger. (1935). Contained in the Medium’s Cupboard. New York: David Kemp.
  • Joseph Dunninger. (1936). How you can Make a Ghost Stroll. New York: David Kemp.
  • Willis Dutcher. (Dr. X). (1922). On the Different Aspect of the Footlights: An Expose of Routines, Equipment and Deceptions Resorted to by Mediums, Clairvoyants, Fortune Tellers and Crystal Gazers in Deluding the Public. Berlin, WI: Heaney Magic.
  • Simeon Edmunds. (1966). Spiritualism: A Essential Survey. Aquarian Press.
  • Bergen Evans. (1954). The Spoor of Spooks: And Different Nonsense. Knopf.
  • Henry Ridgely Evans. (1897). Hours with the Ghosts or Nineteenth Century. Witchcraft. Chicago, IL: Laird & Lee.
  • Henry Ridgely Evans. (1902). The Spirit World Unmasked. Chicago, IL: Laird & Lee.
  • Edmund Edward Fournier d’Albe. (1922). The Goligher Circle. J. M. Watkins.
  • Antony Flew. (1953). A New Strategy To Psychical Analysis. Watts & Co.
  • Michael W. Friedlander. (1998). On the Fringes of Science. Westview Press.
  • Samri Frikell (Fulton Oursler). (1930). Spirit Mediums Uncovered. New York: New Metropolitan Fiction.
  • Martin Gardner. (1957). Fads and Fallacies within the Title of Science. Dover Publications.
  • Martin Gardner. (1989). Science: Good, Dangerous, and Bogus. Prometheus Books.
  • Thomas Gilovich. (1993). How We Know What is not So: Fallibility of Human Motive in On a regular basis Life. Free Press.
  • Robert Goldenson. (1973). Mysteries of the Thoughts: The Drama of Human Habits. Doubleday.
  • Will Goldston. (1942). Methods Of The Masters. G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd.
  • Trevor H. Corridor. (1963). The Spiritualists: The Story of Florence Cook dinner and William Crookes. Helix Press.
  • Trevor H. Corridor. (1973). Outdated Conjuring Books: A Bibliographical and Historic Research With a Supplementary Verify-Listing. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
  • C. E. M. Hansel. (1989). The Seek for Psychic Energy: ESP and Parapsychology Revisited. Prometheus Books. (incorporates responses to criticisms of Hansel’s earlier work)
  • Ben Harris. (1985). Gellerism Revealed: The Psychology and Methodology Behind the Geller Impact. Calgary: Micky Hades Worldwide.
  • Melvin Harris. (2003). Investigating the Unexplained: Psychic Detectives, the Amityville Horror-mongers, Jack the Ripper, and Different Mysteries of the Paranormal. Prometheus Books.
  • Terence Hines. (2003). Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. Prometheus Books.
  • Simon Hoggart, Mike Hutchinson. (1995). Weird Beliefs. Richard Cohen Books.
  • Paul Hookham. (1917). Raymond: A Rejoinder Questioning The Validity of Sure Proof and of Sir Oliver Lodge’s Conclusions Concerning It. B. H. Blackwell.
  • Ray Hyman. (1989). The Elusive Quarry: A Scientific Appraisal of Psychical Analysis. Prometheus Books.
  • Pendie L. Jewett. (1873). Spiritualism and Charlatanism; Or the Methods of the Media: Embodying an Expose? Of the Manifestations of Fashionable Spiritualism By a Committee of Enterprise Males of New-York. New York: S. W. Inexperienced, Printer and Stereotyper.
  • William Kalush, Larry Ratso Sloman. (2006). The Secret Lifetime of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero. Atria Books.
  • Joseph Jastrow. (1918). The Psychology of Conviction: A Research of Beliefs and Attitudes. Houghton Mifflin Firm.
  • Joseph Jastrow. (1935). Want and Knowledge: Episodes within the Vagaries of Perception. D. Appleton-Century Firm.
  • Robert Kastenbaum. (1984). Is There Life After Dying?. Rider and Firm.
  • M. Lamar Keene. (1997). The Psychic Mafia. Prometheus Books.
  • Martyn Jolly. (2006). Faces of the Residing Lifeless: The Perception in Spirit Pictures. Miegunyah Press.
  • Paul Kurtz. (1985). Spiritualists, Mediums and Psychics: Some Proof of Fraud. In Paul Kurtz (ed.). A Skeptic’s Handbook of Parapsychology. Prometheus Books. pp. 177-223.
  • Sofie Lachapelle. (2011). Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism to Psychical Analysis and Metapsychics in France, 1853-1931. Johns Hopkins College Press.
  • Peter Lamont. (2013). Extraordinary Beliefs: A Historic Strategy to a Psychological Drawback. Cambridge College Press.
  • Egon Larsen. (1966). The Deceivers: Lives of the Nice Imposters. Roy Publishers.
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