The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology

The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology

Courtney M. Block

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The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology covers the history of parapsychology, key international figures, and a decade-by-decade annotated bibliography of research.

It includes find information on early psychical researchers from around the globe and how the work of those psychical researchers inspired the creation of the modern field of parapsychology. Alongside biographical entries about key figures are sketches of those at the center of psychical inquiry, like mediums and others who seemingly have the ability to manifest strange phenomena.

The Encyclopedia covers the Spiritualism era which influenced early psychical inquiry and how it influenced psychical thought around the globe. More contemporary coverage includes biographical entries for current international researchers who continue to investigate the depths of psi phenomena.

In order to provide comprehensive coverage of historical and modern research into psi phenomena, the Encyclopedia features a decade-by-decade bibliography of resources that highlight the shifting theories and experiments of the field, starting from the 1870s and going through the 2020s. This section includes a wide variety of research into topics such as psychokinesis, hauntings, poltergeists (also known as recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis), near-death experiences, extrasensory perception, remote viewing, and much more.

Appendices provide information on international parapsychological research organizations and a quick start research guide.

With information on key figures and research on an international scale, The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology provides an approachable yet comprehensive compendium of information.


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Courtney M. Block:

Courtney M. Block is the Reference, Instruction, & User Engagement Librarian at Indiana University Southeast, and the author of Researching the Paranormal: How to Find Reliable Information about Parapsychology, Ghosts, Astrology, Cryptozoology, Near-Death Experiences, and More. She has assisted students with one-on-one research studies since 2016, and many of these sessions have involved inquiries into paranormal studies. Additionally, she has organized and hosted paranormal lectures and haunted walking tours, and has assisted with scientific, paranormal investigations since 2015 through membership in the Institute for the Study of Religious and Anomalous Experience.

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