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PF Bibliography #44: Parapsychology’s Forgotten Phenomena

Luminous Phenomena and Auras

Alvarado, C.S. (1987). Observations of luminous phenomena around the human body: A review. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 54, 38-60.

Alvarado C.S., & Zingrone, N.L. (1994). Individual differences in aura vision: Relationship to visual imagery and imaginative-fantasy experiences. European Journal of Parapsychology, 10, 1-30.

Karagulla, S. (1967). Breakthrough to creativity: Your higher sense perception. Los Angeles: DeVors.

Leadbeater, C.W. (1952). Man visible and invisible: Examples of different types of men as seen by means of trained clairvoyance. Adyar, India: Theosophical Publishing House.

Loftin, R.W. (1990). Auras: Searching for the light. Skeptical Inquirer, 14, 403-409.

Tart, C.T. (1972). Concerning the scientific study of the human aura. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 46, 1-21.

Zingrone, N.L., & Alvarado, C.S. (1997). Correlates of aura vision: The role of psi experiences, dissociation, absorption and synesthesia-like experiences. The Parapsychological Association 40th Annual Convention Held in Conjunction with the Society for Psychical Research: Proceedings of Presented Papers, pp. 533-549.

Death-Related Phenomena

Barrett, W.F. (1926). Death-bed visions. London: Methuen.

Crookall, R. (1967). Events on the threshold of the after life: “Clues” as to “the greatest of all enigmas.” Moradabad, India: Darshana International.

Flammarion, C. (1922) Death and its mystery: At the moment of death (L. Carroll, Trans.) New York: Century. (Original work published 1921)

Howarth, G., and Kellehear, A. (2001). Shared near-death and related illness experiences: Steps on an unscheduled journey. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 20, 71-85.

Monk, D. (1922). The process of dying witnessed by eight persons: Visible evidences of the spirit body. Light, 42, 182.

Rhine, L.E. (1963). Spontaneous physical effects and the psi process. Journal of Parapsychology, 27, 84-122.

Snell, J. (1959). The ministry of angels: Here and beyond. New York: Citadel Press. (Original work published 1918)

Wright, S.H. (2002). When spirits come calling: The open-minded skeptic’s guide to after-death contacts. Nevada City, CA: Blue Dolphin.

Apparitional Phenomena

Evans, H. (2002). Seeing ghosts: Experiences of the paranormal. London: John Murray.

Gurney, E., Myers, F.W.H., & Podmore, F. (1886). Phantasms of the living (2 vols.). London: Trübner.

Hart, H., and Collaborators. (1956). Six theories about apparitions. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 50, 153-239.

Morton, R. (1892). Record of a haunted house. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 8, 311-332.

Osis, K. (1986). Characteristics of purposeful action in an apparition case. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 80, 175-193.

Sherwood, S.J. (2000). Black Dog apparitions. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 94, 151-164.

Sidgwick, H., Johnson, A., Myers, F.W.H., Podmore, F., & Sidgwick, E.M. (1894). Report on the Census of Hallucinations. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 10, 25-422.

Mediumistic Materializations

Alvarado, C.S. (2005). Concepts of force in early psychical research. Pesquisa Psi:

Crawford, W.J. (1921). The psychic structures at the Goligher Circle. New York: E.P. Dutton.

Crowley, J.R. Ectoplasm: A report from experiences.

Crookes, W. (1874). Researches in the phenomena of spiritualism. London: J. Burns. (1904 edition

Geley, G. (1927). Clairvoyance and materialisation: A record of experiments. London: T. Fisher Unwin.
Hamilton, T.G. (1977). Intention and survival.

Richet, C. (1923). Ectoplasms. Chapter from Thirty Years of Psychical research. New York: Macmillan.

Schrenck-Notzing, Baron [A.F.] von. (1920). Phenomena of materialisation: A contribution to the investigation of mediumistic teleplastics (rev. ed.). London: Paul Trench, Trubner.

Religious Phenomena

Nickell, J. (1993). Looking for a miracle: Weeping icons, relics, stigmata, visions and healing cures. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books.

Omez, R. (1958). Psychical phenomena. New York: Hawthorn Books.

Schwebel, L.J. (1999). Parapsychological interpretations of religious experiences (Video; Perspectives Lecture Series #9). New York: Parapsychology Foundation.

Schwebel, L.J. (2004). Apparitions, healings, and weeping Madonnas: Christianity and the paranormal. New York : Paulist Press.

Thurston, H. (1952). The physical phenomena of mysticism (J.C. Crehan, ed.). London: Burns Oates.

Zimdars-Swartz, S. (1992). Encountering Mary: From La Salette to Medjugorge. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

© Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., November 2005. Prepared by CSA.



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