Exploring the Paranormal: Perspectives on Belief and Experience

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This important anthology brings toge ther the work of leading authorities on paranormal belief and experience. Includes chapters on mind-expanding drugs near-death experiences mysticism and meditation. Contributors include such recognized authorities as Charles Tart, Stanley Krippner Harvey Irwin, Anthony Flew, and John Beloff. The three editors have made every effort to achieve a balanced and intelligent view of these always-controversial topics.

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John F. Schumaker is a retired clinical psychologist, academic, author, and social critic who lives in Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand.  His self-authored books are In Search of Happiness: Understanding an Endangered State of Mind (Kindle 2016; Penguin Books 2006; German edition Das Manipulierte Gluck: Von den trügerischen Verheißungen der Konsumkultur: WJS, Berlin);  The Age of Insanity: Modernity and Mental Health (Praeger); The Corruption of Reality: A Unified Theory of Religion, Hypnosis, and Psychopathology (Prometheus Books); and Wings of Illusion (Prometheus Books).  His edited books are Religion and Mental Health (Oxford University Press), Human Suggestibility (Routledge); Cultural Cognition and Psychopathology (Praeger); Psychology and the Developing World (Praeger); Motivation and Culture (Routledge); and Perspectives on Belief and Experience (Prism Press).  His essays for The New Internationalist magazine include "The Demoralized Mind," "The Happiness Conspiracy," "The Triumph of Triviality," "Dying for the Things We Love," "Dead Zone," and "Starstruck." Among his earlier essays in other sources are "Killing the Things We Love," "Rubber Soul," "Ocean Warrior," "Immune to Satisfaction," and "Mark of the Beast."            
Sadly, George Zollschan passed away several years ago at his home in Israel.  It was George -- such an amazing and unforgettable character -- who got me started with book publication while we taught together at Warrnambool Institute in Victoria, Australia.    I have lost touch with Greg Walsh.

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