Philosophy of Paranormal Phenomena





Background Material

F. Bateman
  • (and S. G. Soal) Modern Experiments in Telepathy (Faber, 1954).
    Whately Carington
  • Telepathy (Methuen, 1945).
  • Thought transference, an outline of facts, theory and implications of telepathy (New York: Creative Age Press, 1946).
    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The New Revelation (1918).
    Martin Gardner
  • Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (Dover, 1957). -- at Amazon.
  • Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus (Prometheus Books, (reprint) 1990). -- at Amazon.
    Edmund Gurney
  • (and Frederic W. H. Myers and Frank Podmore) Phantasms of the Living, 2 vols. (1886).
    Sylvan Muldoon
  • (and Hereward Carrington) The Projection of the Astral Body (1929).
  • The Case for Astral Projection (1936).
  • (and Hereward Carrington) The Phenomena of the Astral Body (1951).
    F. W. H. Myers
  • Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death (Longmans, 1903).
    Janet Oppenheim
  • The Other World, Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 1985). -- at Amazon.
    Frank Podmore
    Modern spiritualism (1902). Republished as Mediums of the 19th Century (New Hyde Park, N.Y., University Books, (1963).
    J. B. Rhine
  • Extra-Sensory Perception (Boston: Society for Psychical Research, 1935).
  • New Frontiers of the Mind (New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937).
    Samuel G. Soal
  • The Experimental Situation in Psychical Research (London: The Society for Psychical Research, 1947).
  • Modern Experiments in Telepathy -- at Amazon.
    G. N. M. Tyrrell
  • The Personality of Man (Penguin, 1946).


    C. D. Broad
  • "The Relevance of Psychical Research to Philosophy" Philosophy 24 (1949): 291-309. Reprinted in
  • Religion, Philosophy and Psychical Research (Routledge & Keagan Paul, 1953).
  • Lectures on Psychic Research (Routledge, 1962).