Category: Psychic / Mediums

In A Still, Small Voice, famed psychic Echo Bodine turns to a subject she knows deeply and is passionate about: intuition. Using humorous anecdotes and a positive, readable style, this sequel to Echoes of the Soul explores what intuition is, where it’s located, what it sounds like, and how to cultivate it. The author, who comes from a family of psychics, exposes the various internalized voices that can mask one’s intuition. These include the voices of parents, grandparents, peers, therapists, significant others, religious figures, and society, along with such emotions as anger, fear, guilt, and despair.

The book challenges the notions that psychic abilities and intuition are the same or that they are in some way suspect. One chapter is devoted to the many practical benefits that come from listening to intuition; another looks at the “faith-building times” in life and how to cope with others’ negative reactions to one’s setting off on a spiritual path.

Echo Bodine first discovered she was born with psychic abilities and the gift of healing at the age of 17. Her abilities include clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (sensing), and clairgustance (smell). She took psychic classes for two years and practiced on friends and family for twelve years before beginning her full time practice as a psychic, healer and ghostbuster in 1979.

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The Bible and Gifts of the Spirit by psychic Echo Bodine

Echo Bodine shares her perspective about psychics, prophets and the gifts of the Spirit as discussed in the Bible.

For readers of Proof of Heaven, the astonishing story of a woman with an extraordinary psychic gift—and a powerful message from the Other Side that can help us to live more beautifully in the here and now.

Laura Lynne Jackson is a wife, a mother, a high school English teacher—and a psychic medium. Where most believe an impenetrable wall divides the world between the living and the dead, Jackson sees bright, brilliant cords of light that pass through a barrier as thin as a sheet of paper. Her gifts tested and verified by some of the most prominent scientific organizations studying paranormal phenomena, Jackson has dedicated her life to exploring our connection to the Other Side, conversing with departed loved ones, and helping people come to terms with loss. In The Light Between Us, she shares her remarkable journey and the lessons in love she’s learned along the way.

Jackson is just a child when she first realizes she is different from her peers. She has tremendous empathy and often finds herself overcome by the emotions of those around her. She has premonitions about friends and family members that leave her feeling helpless, sad, and confused. She confides in her mother—and learns that the gift runs in the family.

For twenty years Jackson leads a double life. By day, she teaches literature to Long Island high school students. At night, in private, she conducts readings that connect people with loved ones who have passed and imparts information with shocking accuracy and insight. And then one day, her two worlds become one and she comes to fully embrace her gift and her purpose.

Jackson writes with clarity and grace, using her unique perspective to address the eternal questions that vex us all: Why are we here? What happens when we die? How do we find our true path in this life? Here too are deeply affecting accounts of ordinary people reunited with their departed friends and family members—true stories of forgiveness and reconciliation that transcend the barrier between life and death.

The Light Between Us provides guideposts for living a rich and fulfilling life. In her beautiful worldview, Laura Lynne Jackson reminds us that our relationship to those we love endures across space and time; that we are all connected and invested in one another’s lives; and that we are here to give and receive love selflessly. Her story offers a new understanding of the vast reach of our consciousness and enlarges our view of the human experience.

Laura Lynne Jackson is a high school English teacher and psychic medium who has been certified by the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential and the Forever Family Foundation. She lives on Long Island with her husband and their three children. This is her first book

Angel Reader Laura Lyn investigates President Jimmy Carter’s (first) Haunted House

Join Laura Lyn as she investigates the former home of President Jimmy Carter in Plains, Georgia. Once used to hide escaped slaves as part of the underground railroad, the house was also home to a mentally disabled woman who was forced to live in a small hole in the attic floor.
Discover the history of this haunted landmark!

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Gordon Smith, the internationally respected Medium and author of the bestselling autobiography Spirit Messenger, astounds people with the accurate messages he brings from the ‘other side’.

In his down-to-earth style Gordon explains:

– How Mediums and psychics get their information
– Why spirits choose to communicate with us
– The truth about ghosts, poltergeists and hauntings
– Out-of-body experiences and altered states of awareness
– Re-incarnation and memories of past lives.

Gordon’s experiences and research have inspired him with a passion to reveal the truth, and this fascinating book deals with these insider topics.

Gordon Smith, the author of Spirit Messenger and The Unbelievable Truth, is an astoundingly accurate medium who’s renowned for his ability to give exact names of people, places, and even streets. Gordon travels all around the world demonstrating his abilities, offering healing and comfort to thousands of people. His extraordinary skills have attracted the attention of university scientists researching psychic phenomena, as well as countless numbers of journalists and documentary producers.

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The Unbelievable Truth by Gordon Smith

While Gordon is the first person to acknowledge that people’s imagination, grief or distress can affect their perceptions, and that charlatans and frauds only add to the confusion, his incredible experiences and research have inspired him with a passion to reveal what really happens in the Spirit World. In The Unbelievable Truth, he lifts the lid on these ‘insider’ topics with wit, insight and great knowledge.

The catastrophic problems we face today are speeding up the pace of evolution and calling forth the current expansion in human consciousness. With our world in crisis, our very survival depends on our ability to access higher sources of wisdom and guidance, says author Colleen Mauro, former founder / chief editor of the magazine Intuition.

The aim of Spiritual Telepathy is to help in that process. Written in a personal, easy-to-read style, it provides both theory and ancient techniques from the Ageless Wisdom Tradition linking mind and soul. Mauro makes a point to explain how the new science validates each of the many spiritual teachings she covers. Throughout the book, she shows that our culture’s most celebrated creative thinkers those we call geniuses or visionaries all have had the ability to access the subtle world of the soul. And with inspiring stories of ordinary people , she also assures us that we can all gain access to the universal wellspring of creativity and inspiration. Mauro colours the book with her own experiences practicing these teachings, encouraging readers that they, too, can find success.

Colleen Mauro has thirty years of experience in magazine publishing, including work as a publisher, editor, advertising director, and circulation and marketing consultant. A lifelong interest in the untapped powers of the mind led her to the launch of Intuition magazine in 1988. Intuition explored the higher potential of the mind and the many and varied ways of knowing – intuition, inspiration and telepathy – providing both research and how-to information in easy-to-read form for the general reader.

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A revolutionary scientific explanation of psychic phenomena and the nature of human consciousness.

Although much is now known about the brain, relatively little has been determined about where consciousness comes from: What is the source of the “I” in our internal monologue? How does something as nonmaterial as consciousness arise from something material like the brain? Dr. Diane Powell, a Johns Hopkins–trained neuroscientist, has brilliantly reassessed the meaning and nature of consciousness by exploring research on the workings of psychic phenomena.

Over the past few decades several well-designed and rigorously supervised experiments have documented the existence of telepathic interconnection, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and out-of-body experiences. Mainstream science has largely ignored these data because they all defy the traditional model of consciousness as being solely the product of brain chemistry.

Building from these experiments, Powell constructs a new theory of consciousness. I ntegrating concepts from physics, neuroscience, and other disciplines, she offers an insightful and intriguing explanation of ESP, provocatively claiming that the existence of psychic abilities expands our understanding and appreciation of consciousness. Psychic abilities are also consistent with findings in modern physics: For example, psychokinesis implies that consciousness is a type of force field, while precognition suggests that the past, present, and future exist concurrently.

Eye-opening in its conclusions and exciting in its implications, The ESP Enigma will challenge your preconceived notions and expand your mind.

Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D., completed her training in medicine, neurology, and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a former member of Harvard Medical School’s faculty and of a part-time think tank on consciousness at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and has published articles in neuroscience and neuropsychiatry journals. She lives in Medford, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California.

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Conversation with Deepak Chopra and Diane Powell, MD

Published on May 1, 2015
Does the savant syndrome open the window to non-local consciousness? Is our true identity beyond space time?

Dr. Powell, author
The ESP Enigma: A Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena

The spirit world, orbs, energy, and the spirit of Princess Diana are discussed with Hazel Courteney. Can negative energy forces be overcome, and are there human connections to reptilians? We explore mystical understanding, awakening, and transcendence in this uncensored Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.

A published columnist in the Daily Mail and Sunday Times, Hazel Courtney has written seven books and operates the website,

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Available: August 2015

For over forty years Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett has communicated with thousands of spirits who have shared their experiences with death and what happened afterwards. In It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, Robinett delves into what heaven is like, if there is a hell, and what the transition to the Other Side is like depending upon cause of death (suicide, natural, accidental, illness, etc). With personal experiences and stories from clients, she also discusses the many signs and symbols that our loved ones share with us to assure that it is a wonderful afterlife.

Kristy Robinett (Livonia, MI) is a professional psychic medium. In addition to giving readings and teaching workshops, she uses her psychic skills to assist with police investigations. Kristy lectures across the country and has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, and Coast to Coast. She is also the author of Forevermore – Guided in Spirit by Edgar Allan Poe, Messenger Between Worlds – True Stories from a Psychic Medium, Higher Intuitions Oracle, Ghosts of Southeast Michigan and Michigan’s Haunted Legends and Lore. Visit her online at

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Published on Feb 17, 2015
What do the healer, the mystic, the psychic, and the spy all have in common? They are all in touch with their non-local mind and our community of spirit. During the 1970’s and 80’s, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) carried out investigations of our ability to experience
and describe distant events blocked from ordinary perception. is intuitive capacity was named remote viewing, and the research was supported by the CIA, NASA and many other government organizations for gathering intelligence information about world-wide activities during the Cold War.

Physicist Russell Targ, co-founder of this previously SECRET psychic research program, will describe the very best evidence for extrasensory perception, precognition, intuitive diagnosis and distant healing. He will describe many of these applications, together with the spiritual implications of psychic abilities from the Hindu mystic Patanjali, and the Dzogchen dharma masters, down to the present time, as they might be applied to expanding ones timeless and nonlocal awareness.

He will discuss developing remote viewing skill; how to recognize the actual psychic signal, and separate it from mental noise of memory, imagination, and analysis – and why should we bother with ESP? e kind of tasks that kept the SRI program in business for twenty-three years include the following: SRI psychics found a downed Russian bomber in Africa; reported on the health of American hostages in Iran; described Soviet weapons factories in Siberia; located a kidnapped US general in Italy; and accurately forecasted the failure of a Chinese atomic-bomb test three days before it occurred, etc. When San Francisco heiress Patricia Hearst was abducted from her home in Berkeley, a psychic with the SRI team was the first to identify the kidnapper by name and then accurately describe and locate the kidnap car.

On February 4, 1974, members of the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped nineteen-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley, California apartment. Desperate to find her, the police called physicist Russell Targ and Pat Price, a psychic retired police commissioner. As Price turned the pages of the police mug book filled with hundreds of photos, suddenly he pointed to one of them and announced, “That’s the ringleader.” The man was Donald DeFreeze, who was indeed subsequently so identified. Price also described the type and location of the kidnap car, enabling the police to find it within minutes. That remarkable event is one reason Targ believes in ESP. Another occurred when his group made $120,000 by forecasting for nine weeks in a row the changes in the silver-commodity futures market.

As a scientist, Targ demands proof. His experience is based on two decades of investigations at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), which he cofounded with physicist Harold Puthoff in 1972. This twenty-million dollar program launched during the Cold War was supported by the CIA, NASA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Army and Air Force Intelligence. The experiments they conducted routinely presented results could have happened by chance less than once in a million. Targ describes four types of experiments:

1. Remote Viewing
, in which a person describes places and events independent of space and time. For example, while in California Price drew to scale a Soviet weapons factory at Semipalitinsk with great accuracy later confirmed by Satellite photography. In another remote viewing, Targ accurately sketched an airport in San Andreas, Columbia himself.

2. Distant Mental Influence
, where the thoughts of the experimenter can positively or negatively affect the physiology (heart rate, skin resistance, etc.) of a distant person.

3. Whole field isolation
, where someone in a state of sensory isolation accurately describes the visual experiences of someone else in another place.

4. Precognition and retrocausality, showing that the future can affect the past. That is, the elephant you see on television in the morning can be the cause of your having dreamed about elephants the previous night.

Final chapters present evidence for survival after death; explain how ESP works based on the Buddhist/Hindu view of our selves as nonlocal, eternal awareness; discuss the ethics of exercising psychic abilities,and show us how to explore ESP ourselves. “I am convinced,” Targ says, “that most people can learn to move from their ordinary mind to one not obstructed by conventional barriers of space and time. Who would not want to try that?”

Russell Targ
is a physicist and author, and was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications. He holds his B.S. in Physics from Queens College, and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University. Targ has received two National Aeronautics and Space Administration awards for inventions and contributions in lasers and laser communications, and has published over one hundred scientific papers on lasers, plasma physics and ESP research.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Targ co-founded and worked for the CIA-sponsored Stanford Research Institute’s investigation into psychic abilities. His work in this new area, called remote viewing, was published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and in Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1983 and 1984, he accepted invitations to present remote viewing demonstrations and address the USSR Academy of Sciences on this research.

In 1997, Targ retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist, where he developed airborne laser systems for the detection of windshear. Targ now teaches remote viewing workshops worldwide and continues to write. He is co-author of eight books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities, including Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing, Transformation of Consciousness and his autobiography Do You See What I See: Memoirs of a Blind Biker.

Russell Targ is also an editor, publisher, songwriter, producer and teacher. He lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife Patricia.

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Published on Jan 2, 2013

Russell Targ, laser physicist and well-known author, cofounded Stanford Research Institute’s $25 million program to explore psychic abilities in the 1970’s and 80’s. His new book “The Reality of ESP” details this research. Much like the meditative practices described by Buddhists teachings for the past three millennia, Targ teaches how to separate the analytical overlay, or mental mind chatter, from the true psychic information we all inherently possess.

“Psychic Ability, Remote Viewing and A Course in Miracles” with Russell Targ, Physicist

“Psychic Ability, Remote Viewing and A Course in Miracles”

Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser, and co-founder of the Stanford Research Institute’s investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s.

His work in this new area, called remote viewing, has been published in several well-known scientific journals.

Russell is also an author, and is the co-author of nine books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities: and his most recent book is “The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities.”

In 1997 Russell retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist.

He is a student of A Course in Miracles, and also a long-time friend of Judy Skutch-Whitson who is the Founder and President of the Foundation for Inner Peace, publisher of the spiritual text known as “A Course in Miracles.”

Russell now pursues ESP research in Palo Alto, California, and teaches remote viewing worldwide.

Experience miraculous healer, John of God, as seen through the eyes of medium Gail Thackray who sees, feels, and hears things that most “normal” people do not. Follow Gail on her personal journey to the spiritual healing center of John of God in Brazil.

Experience miraculous healings, supernatural activity, and astonishing psychic events. Gail gives a unique view of the powerful healings that occur in this blessed place. As a medium and healer herself, Gail initially thinks she is going to “assist” in the work here. She is told by the spirits, “you can leave your ego at the door, you’re here to be healed too!” She shares the personal details of her own healing which requires an intimate look at her relationships and life. As she starts to open up again, she finds her life taking unexpected twists and turns, and a budding romance appears.

It is in this quaint village in Brazil that Gail receives her most profound spiritual experience yet-a direct connection to Source. Overwhelmed with emotion, Gail asks the spirits if she can share this “feeling” with those back home. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Gail unexpectedly finds that her clients are now experiencing the healing energies from Brazil, receiving spontaneous healings through her live events and writings. The spirits in Brazil have taken Gail to a whole new level. Spiritually empowering yet refreshingly funny, Gail takes us on her otherworldly journey while dealing with everyday issues we can relate to.

Gail Thackray was raised in Yorkshire, England and prides herself on having kept her English down-to-earth sensibility. Her life changed at age forty when she discovered she was a medium and able to talk to spirits on the other side. Helping others connect to Source and to develop their own natural psychic abilities is her passion. Gail lectures at events worldwide, doing live appearances as a healer, medium, and educator. When at home in Los Angeles, she writes, lectures, and teaches about mediumship, healing, animal communication, manifesting, and other aspects of spirituality.

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Healer Gail Thackray on her first visit to John of God

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We all suffer the loss of a loved one. This uplifting book will guide you on your journey through grief and inspire you with evidence of the afterlife.

A practicing lawyer for over two decades, Mark Anthony is also a gifted medium who has worked with thousands of clients. He shares incredible true stories of contact with spirits and their enduring messages of forgiveness, gratitude, and acceptance. Even more remarkable, you will be able to recognize and make contact with the spirits of your loved ones.

Compelling, comforting, and inspiring for those of all backgrounds and faiths, Never Letting Go offers true healing through messages of hope from the Other Side.

Mark Anthony, the Psychic Lawyer™ is a psychic medium specializing in communication with spirits. He is descended from a long line of psychics and mediums that have been helping people connect with deceased loved ones for over 100 years.

His book, “Never Letting Go,” (October, 2011, Llewellyn) is the definitive guide to healing grief with help from the Other Side. The video about “Never Letting Go” can be viewed by visiting:

Although he has inherited the ability to communicate with spirits, Mark has worked conscientiously to expand his psychic gifts to the fullest potential. This includes study at the prestigious Arthur Findlay College for the Advancement of Psychic Science in England.

Mark is also a successful attorney and certified mediator, licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the United States Supreme Court. He earned his law degree from Mercer University in Georgia and studied law at Oxford University, England.

As both a defense and prosecuting attorney, Mark has solid experience with a wide range of criminal offenders from shoplifters to carjackers to murderers. His professional life has been enhanced by his exceptional intuition. His psychic gifts have provided him with a unique outlook on criminal behavior as well as uncanny empathy for murder victim’s families.

A charismatic, intelligent and humorous accomplished public speaker, Mark regularly lectures at universities, civic, religious, spiritual, and grief support groups on Life after Death and Contact with the Spirit World. He also appears world wide on radio and television as an expert in spirit contact and the paranormal, as well as connecting audience members to loved ones on the other side.



Great Day Houston: Mark Anthony Returns to Discuss Robin Williams and Provides Audience Readings

Published on Sep 10, 2014

Great Day Houston: Mark Anthony The Psychic Lawyer® Returns to Discuss Robin Williams’ suicide, the science of Spirit Communication and Provides Audience Readings.

Pub Date: Sept 8, 2014

Adventures of the Soul is a manual for anyone who has ever questioned where they come from, why they are here, and where they go after they die. Sharing his intuitive experiences of communicating with the Spirit World for the past 30 years, internationally renowned medium James Van Praagh takes you on a spiritual sojourn to discover the unique design of your very own soul and explore its various adventures as it travels between worlds. You’ll learn to open up your mind to your soul’s unbounded wisdom and gain a bigger perspective of life and a better grasp of your significant part in it.

This book will further assist you in understanding and recognising various soul lessons you came back to Earth to learn, such as sorrow, forgiveness, grief, love and joy. By utilising this knowledge, you will come to identify your soul’s intricacies and start to live a life that truly fulfils your soul’s destiny: following the path to love. This is one journey that will force you to look at life and death in a completely different light!

James Van Praagh is the internationally renowned #1 New York Times best-selling author who has worked as the voice of the Spirit World for the past 30 years. He has appeared on Oprah, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, Coast to Coast, and many other programs. He is also the successful creator and producer of CBS’s long-running series The Ghost Whisperer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. …

James Van Praagh: Tune into the spiritual world

Pub Date: June 2014

Developing your natural psychic abilities begins with an open heart, and the more you connect with your heart, the easier your psychic abilities flow. In this introduction to psychic development, learning to embrace your spiritual gifts is based on the three pillars: developing awareness, auric vision, and intuition.

The Way of the Psychic Heart
is a four-part, easy-to-use guide about embarking on your own spiritual path. Everyone is psychic; it’s a normal state that we’ve forgotten and must get back in touch with through the heart, rather than learning and practicing just from the mind. Reconnect with your psychic heart through quizzes, question prompts, exercises, personal stories from the author, and simple instruction. With practice and the keys to develop your abilities presented in this book, you’ll integrate intuition into everything you do.

Chad Mercree (Naples, Florida) has had psychic experiences for as long as he can remember. He has spent many years independently exploring his psychic gifts. He also holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University, MI, and has meditated and communed with nature for many years

Publication Date: 1st May ’14

In their travels around the globe, Doreen Virtue and her son Grant (the best-selling authors of Angel Words) have met thousands of talented people who dream of being healers, spiritual teachers, or writers; or of opening healing centers or schools.

They also long to be able to afford organic food, vitamin supplements, exercise instruction, trips to spiritual power places, and wonderful homes. However, they don’t move forward because they don’t understand how to attract the financial resources that are the basis for how the physical world operates. Doreen and Grant wrote this book to show you how Heaven can give you material and emotional support as you strive to attain your life purpose and manifest everything you desire.

Each of the 11 chapters features a message from the Angels of Abundance—the specialty angels who ensure that your Divine mission here on Earth isn’t hampered by lack. Whether you wish to have more money, time, ideas, or opportunities, the Angels of Abundance will hold your hand and help you over the hurdles that have kept you from realizing your dreams—until now!

Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., is a spiritual doctor of psychology and fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended master realms. She is the author of 22 books on mind-body-spirit themes, including Healing with the Angels, Divine Guidance, Angel Therapy, The Lightworker’s Way, and Archangels & Ascended Masters.

Dr. Virtue is the founder and former director of WomanKind Psychiatric Hospital at Cumberland Hall Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and she served as an administrator at Woodside Women’s Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both all-women psychiatric hospitals specialized in treating women’s psychological issues. Dr. Virtue also directed three outpatient psychiatric centers, including an adolescent drug & alcohol abuse center. Dr. Virtue has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The View with Barbara Walters, Donny & Marie, Roseanne, and many others.

Grant Virtue is a fifth-generation metaphysician, certified Angel Therapy Practitioner®, and medium. He has studied candle magic extensively for ten years. Grant has developed his intuitive, spiritual, and manifesting abilities naturally over the years in supportive and spiritually open-minded environments. He never really related as a child with the mainstream expectations of children, and by 15 was studying theology and computer programming at the same time as attending “regular” school.

Angel Therapy for Healing By Doreen Virtue

Angel Messages for 2014 with Doreen Virtue

Published on Dec 31, 2013

A 30-minute video of Doreen Virtue giving messages about 2014, a 12-month angel card reading, and a guided meditation to help you to have more confidence to move forward with your priorities in the new year

Most scholars dismiss research into the paranormal as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of religion, whose work naturally attends to events beyond the realm of empirical science, have shown scant interest in the subject. But the history of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped source of insight into the sacred and by tracing that history through the last two centuries of Western thought we can see its potential centrality to the critical study of religion.

Kripal grounds his study in the work of four major figures in the history of paranormal research: psychical researcher Frederic Myers; writer and humorist Charles Fort; astronomer, computer scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and philosopher and sociologist Bertrand Méheust. Through incisive analyses of these thinkers, Kripal ushers the reader into a beguiling world somewhere between fact, fiction, and fraud. The cultural history of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love story; the occult dimensions of science fiction; cold war psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and the intimate relationship between consciousness and culture all come together in Authors of the Impossible, a dazzling and profound look at how the paranormal bridges the sacred and the scientific.

Jeffrey J. Kripal is the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University. He is the author of several books, including Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion and The Serpent’s Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion.

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Jeffrey Kripal with Dana Sawyer – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Feb 22, 2014

Jeffrey J. Kripal holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University, where he chaired the Department of Religious Studies for nine years and helped create the GEM Program, a doctoral concentration in the study of Gnosticism, Esotericism, and Mysticism that is the largest program of its kind in the world. Jeff is the author of seven books, including Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms, Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal, and Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred. He specializes in the comparative study and analysis of extreme religious states from the ancient world to today. His full body of work can be seen at

Dana Sawyer is a professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art, and a lecturer on world religions for the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. His expertise is in Hindu and Buddhist systems of philosophy, and he has a professional interest in exploring the appeal of Asian religions on the Western mind. In that regard, he has written a critically acclaimed biography of Aldous Huxley and has just finished writing the authorized biography of Huston Smith, the renowned scholar of world religions.


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