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Society for Psychical Research

Index Society for Psychical Research

The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is a nonprofit organisation in the United Kingdom. [1]

125 relations: Alan Gauld, Alfred A. Knopf, Alfred Russel Wallace, Alister Hardy, American Society for Psychical Research, Andrew Lang, Apparitional experience, Archie Roy, Arthur Balfour, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arvi Grotenfelt, Automatic writing, Édouard Isidore Buguet, Balfour Stewart, Bernard Carr, Borley Rectory, C. D. Broad, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge University Press, Cambridgeshire, Camille Flammarion, Charles Massey, Charles Richet, Clement Mundle, College of Psychic Studies, Crookes tube, Cross-Correspondences, David Fontana, Deborah Delanoy, Deductive reasoning, Dissociation (psychology), Donald J. West, E. R. Dodds, Edith Balfour Lyttelton, Edmund Gurney, Edmund Rogers, Edward Clodd, Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick, Enfield Poltergeist, English language, Eric Dingwall, Eusapia Palladino, Eva Carrière, F. C. S. Schiller, F. J. M. Stratton, Frank Podmore, Frederic John Poynton, Frederic W. H. Myers, Frederick Hudson (photographer), Gardner Murphy, ..., George Nugent Merle Tyrrell, Gerald Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour, Gilbert Murray, H. H. Price, Hans Driesch, Helena Blavatsky, Henri Bergson, Henry Sidgwick, Hensleigh Wedgwood, Hypnosis, Ian Stevenson, Ideation (creative process), India, Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Ivor Lloyd Tuckett, Janet Oppenheim, John Beloff, John Grant (author), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Joseph Banks Rhine, Joseph McCabe, L. P. Jacks, Leo Ruickbie, Louisa E. Rhine, Magical thinking, Mediumship, Michael Shermer, Mina Crandon, Nandor Fodor, Nonprofit organization, Odic force, Oliver Lodge, Outline of parapsychology, Oxford University Press, Paranormal, Parapsychology, Paul Kurtz, Poltergeist, Prometheus Books, Psychic, Psychology, Ray Hyman, Renée Haynes, Richard Hodgson (parapsychologist), Robert H. Thouless, Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh, Roger Luckhurst, Routledge, Ruth Brandon, Samuel Soal, Séance, Simeon Edmunds, Slate (writing), Spirit photography, Stefan Ossowiecki, Telepathy, Théodule-Armand Ribot, The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, Thomas Walker Mitchell, Toronto, Trevor H. Hall, Victor J. Stenger, W. A. H. Rushton, Walter Franklin Prince, West Kensington, William Boyd Carpenter, William Crookes, William Eglinton, William F. Barrett, William H. Mumler, William Hodson Brock, William Hope (paranormal investigator), William James, William McDougall (psychologist), William Stainton Moses. Expand index (75 more) »

Alan Gauld

Alan Gauld (born 1932) is a British parapsychologist, psychologist and writer best known for his research on the history of hypnotism.

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Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915.

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Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 18237 November 1913) was an English naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist.

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Alister Hardy

Sir Alister Clavering Hardy FRS FRSE FLS (10 February 1896 – 22 May 1985) was an English marine biologist, an expert on marine ecosystems spanning organisms from zooplankton to whales.

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American Society for Psychical Research

The American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) is an organisation dedicated to parapsychology based in New York City, where it maintains offices and a library.

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Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang, FBA (31 March 184420 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology.

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Apparitional experience

In parapsychology, an apparitional experience is an anomalous experience characterized by the apparent perception of either a living being or an inanimate object without there being any material stimulus for such a perception.

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Archie Roy

Archie Edmiston Roy FRSE, FRAS (24 June 1924 – 27 December 2012) was Professor Emeritus of Astronomy in the University of Glasgow.

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Arthur Balfour

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, (25 July 184819 March 1930) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905.

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.

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Arvi Grotenfelt

Arvid (Arvi) Grotenfelt (10 April 1863, Helsinki – 29 March 1941), was a Finnish philosopher and psychologist.

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Automatic writing

Automatic writing or psychography is a claimed psychic ability allowing a person to produce written words without consciously writing.

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Édouard Isidore Buguet

Édouard Isidore Buguet (1840-1901) was a French medium and spirit photographer.

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Balfour Stewart

Balfour Stewart (1 November 182819 December 1887) was a Scottish physicist.

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Bernard Carr

Bernard J. Carr is a British professor of mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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Borley Rectory

Borley Rectory was a Victorian house that gained fame as "the most haunted house in England" after being described as such by psychic researcher Harry Price.

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C. D. Broad

Charlie Dunbar Broad (30 December 1887 – 11 March 1971), usually cited as C. D. Broad, was an English epistemologist, historian of philosophy, philosopher of science, moral philosopher, and writer on the philosophical aspects of psychical research.

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Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library is the main research library of the University of Cambridge in England.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs.), is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.

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Camille Flammarion

Nicolas Camille Flammarion FRAS (26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer and author.

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Charles Massey

Charles Carleton Massey (1838-1905) most well known as C. C. Massey was a British barrister, Christian mystic and psychical researcher.

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Charles Richet

Prof Charles Robert Richet (25 August 1850 – 4 December 1935) was a French physiologist at the Collège de France known for his pioneering work in immunology.

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Clement Mundle

Clement Williams Kennedy Mundle (10 August 1916 – 27 July 1989) was a Scottish philosopher and parapsychologist.

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College of Psychic Studies

The College of Psychic Studies (founded in 1884 as the London Spiritualist Alliance) is a non-profit organisation based in South Kensington, London.

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Crookes tube

A Crookes tube (also Crookes–Hittorf tube) is an early experimental electrical discharge tube, with partial vacuum, invented by English physicist William Crookes and others around 1869-1875, in which cathode rays, streams of electrons, were discovered.

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Cross-Correspondences

The cross-correspondences refers to a series of automatic scripts and trance utterances from a group of automatic writers and mediums, involving members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR).

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David Fontana

David G. J. Fontana FBPsS (1 November 1934 – 18 October 2010) was a British psychologist, parapsychologist and author.

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Deborah Delanoy

Deborah Delanoy is a parapsychologist.

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Deductive reasoning

Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic, logical deduction is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion.

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Dissociation (psychology)

In psychology, dissociation is any of a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experiences.

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Donald J. West

Donald James West (born 1924) is a British psychiatrist, parapsychologist and author.

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E. R. Dodds

Eric Robertson Dodds (26 July 1893 – 8 April 1979) was an Irish classical scholar.

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Edith Balfour Lyttelton

Dame Edith Sophy Lyttelton (née Balfour; 4 April 1865 – 2 September 1948) was a British novelist, playwright, World War I-era activist and spiritualist.

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Edmund Gurney

Edmund Gurney (23 March 1847 – 23 June 1888) was an English psychologist and parapsychologist.

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Edmund Rogers

Edmund Dawson Rogers (born Holt, Norfolk, England, 7 August 1823, died Finchley, London, 28 September 1910), was an English journalist and spiritualist.

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Edward Clodd

Edward Clodd (July 1, 1840 - March 16, 1930) was an English banker, writer and anthropologist.

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Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick

Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick, (née Balfour; 11 March 1845 – 10 February 1936), known as Nora to her family and friends, was a physics researcher assisting Lord Rayleigh, an activist for the higher education of women, Principal of Newnham College of the University of Cambridge, and a leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research.

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Enfield Poltergeist

The Enfield Poltergeist is the name given to seemingly supernatural activity at 284 Green Street, a council house in Brimsdown, Enfield, England between 1977 and 1979 involving two sisters, aged 11 and 13.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Eric Dingwall

Eric John Dingwall (1890–1986) was a British anthropologist and psychical researcher.

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Eusapia Palladino

Eusapia Palladino (alternate spelling: Paladino; 21 January 1854 – 16 May 1918) was an Italian Spiritualist physical medium.

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Eva Carrière

Eva Carrière (born Marthe Béraud 1886 in France, died sometime after 1922), also known as Eva C, was a prominent spiritualist and psychic medium in the early 20th century.

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F. C. S. Schiller

Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (16 August 1864 – 6 August 1937), usually cited as F. C. S. Schiller, was a German-British philosopher.

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F. J. M. Stratton

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick John Marrian Stratton DSO OBE TD DL FRS PRAS (16 October 1881 – 2 September 1960) was a British astrophysicist, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge from 1928 to 1947 and a decorated British Army officer.

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Frank Podmore

Frank Podmore (5 February 1856 – 14 August 1910) was an English author, and founding member of the Fabian Society.

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Frederic John Poynton

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Frederic W. H. Myers

Frederic William Henry Myers (6 February 1843 – 17 January 1901) was a poet, classicist, philologist, and a founder of the Society for Psychical Research.

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Frederick Hudson (photographer)

Frederick Augustus Hudson (B. CA. 1812) was a British spirit photographer who was active in the 1870s.

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Gardner Murphy

Gardner Murphy (July 8, 1895 – March 18, 1979) was an American psychologist specialising in social and personality psychology and parapsychology.

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George Nugent Merle Tyrrell

George Nugent Merle Tyrrell (1879 - October 29, 1952), most well known as G. N. M. Tyrrell was a British mathematician, physicist, radio engineer and parapsychologist.

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Gerald Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour

Gerald William Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour, PC (9 April 1853 – 14 January 1945), known as Gerald Balfour or Rt Hon G. W. Balfour until 1930, was a senior British Conservative politician who became a peer on the death of his brother, former prime minister Arthur Balfour, in 1930.

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Gilbert Murray

George Gilbert Aimé Murray, (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres.

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H. H. Price

Henry Habberley Price (17 May 1899 – 26 November 1984), usually cited as H. H. Price, was a Welsh philosopher, known for his work on perception.

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Hans Driesch

Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch (28 October 1867 – 17 April 1941) was a German biologist and philosopher from Bad Kreuznach.

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Helena Blavatsky

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 8 May 1891) was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.

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Henri Bergson

Henri-Louis Bergson (18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until World War II.

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Henry Sidgwick

Henry Sidgwick (31 May 1838 – 28 August 1900) was an English utilitarian philosopher and economist; he held the Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy from the year 1883 until his death.

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Hensleigh Wedgwood

Hensleigh Wedgwood (21 January 1803 – 2 June 1891) was a British etymologist, philologist and barrister, author of A Dictionary of English Etymology.

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Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.

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Ian Stevenson

Ian Pretyman Stevenson (October 31, 1918 – February 8, 2007) was a Canadian-born U.S. psychiatrist.

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Ideation (creative process)

Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas, where an idea is understood as a basic element of thought that can be either visual, concrete, or abstract.

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India

India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Ivor Owen Grattan-Guinness (23 June 1941 – 12 December 2014) was a historian of mathematics and logic.

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Ivor Lloyd Tuckett

Ivor Lloyd Tuckett (1 February 1873 – 28 November 1942) was a British professor of physiology, physician, and skeptic.

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Janet Oppenheim

Janet Oppenheim (1948–1994) was an American historian.

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John Beloff

John Beloff (19 April 1920 – 1 June 2006) was a psychology professor at Edinburgh University and parapsychologist.

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John Grant (author)

John Grant (born 22 November 1949) is a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction.

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John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, (12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was a physicist who, with William Ramsay, discovered argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904.

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Joseph Banks Rhine

Joseph Banks Rhine (September 29, 1895 – February 20, 1980), usually known as J. B. Rhine, was an American botanist who founded parapsychology as a branch of psychology, founding the parapsychology lab at Duke University, the Journal of Parapsychology, the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, and the Parapsychological Association.

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Joseph McCabe

Joseph Martin McCabe (12 November 1867 – 10 January 1955) was an English writer and speaker on freethought, after having been a Roman Catholic priest earlier in his life.

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L. P. Jacks

Lawrence Pearsall Jacks (9 October 1860 – 17 February 1955), abbreviated L. P. Jacks was an English educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister who rose to prominence in the period from World War I to World War II.

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Leo Ruickbie

Leo Ruickbie is an historian and sociologist of religion, specializing in paranormal beliefs, magic, witchcraft and Wicca.

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Louisa E. Rhine

Louisa Ella Rhine (née Weckesser November 9, 1891 – March 17, 1983) was an American doctor of botany and is known for her work in parapsychology.

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Magical thinking

Magical thinking is a term used in anthropology and psychology, denoting the fallacious attribution of causal relationships between actions and events, with subtle differences in meaning between the two fields.

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Mediumship

Mediumship is the practice of certain people—known as mediums—to purportedly mediate communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings.

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Michael Shermer

Michael Brant Shermer (born September 8, 1954) is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.

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Mina Crandon

Mina "Margery" Crandon (1888–November 1, 1941) was a well known psychical medium who claimed that she channeled her dead brother, Walter Stinson.

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Nandor Fodor

Nandor Fodor (May 13, 1895 in Beregszász, Hungary – May 17, 1964 in New York City, New York) was a British and American parapsychologist, psychoanalyst, author and journalist of Hungarian origin.

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Nonprofit organization

A non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.

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Odic force

The Odic force (also called Od, Odyle, Önd, Odes, Odylic, Odyllic, or Odems) is the name given in the mid-19th century to a hypothetical vital energy or life force by Baron Carl von Reichenbach.

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Oliver Lodge

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, (12 June 1851 – 22 August 1940) was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of, and holder of key patents for, radio.

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Outline of parapsychology

Parapsychology is a field of research that studies a number of ostensible paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and apparitional experiences.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Paranormal

Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.

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Parapsychology

Parapsychology is the study of paranormal and psychic phenomena which include telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other paranormal claims.

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Paul Kurtz

Paul Kurtz (December 21, 1925 – October 20, 2012) was a prominent American scientific skeptic and secular humanist.

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Poltergeist

In folklore and parapsychology, a poltergeist (German for "noisy ghost" or "noisy spirit") is a type of ghost or spirit that is responsible for physical disturbances, such as loud noises and objects being moved or destroyed.

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Prometheus Books

Prometheus Books is a publishing company founded in August 1969 by the philosopher Paul Kurtz (who was also the founder of the Council for Secular Humanism, Center for Inquiry, and co-founder of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry).

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Psychic

A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses, particularly involving telepathy or clairvoyance, or who performs acts that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws.

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Psychology

Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.

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Ray Hyman

Ray Hyman (born June 23, 1928, Chelsea, Massachusetts) is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and a noted critic of parapsychology.

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Renée Haynes

Renée Oriana Haynes (23 July 1906 - 1994), also known as Renée Tickell was a British novelist and psychical researcher.

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Richard Hodgson (parapsychologist)

Richard Hodgson (1855–1905) was an Australian-born psychical researcher.

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Robert H. Thouless

Robert Henry Thouless (15 July 1894 – 25 September 1984) was a British psychologist and parapsychologist.

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Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh

Robert John Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh FRS (28 August 1875 – 13 December 1947) was a British peer and physicist.

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Roger Luckhurst

Roger Luckhurst is a British writer and academic.

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Routledge

Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Ruth Brandon

Ruth Brandon (born 1943) is a British journalist, historian and author.

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Samuel Soal

Samuel George Soal (1889–1975) — known as S.G. Soal — was a British mathematician and parapsychologist.

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Séance

A séance or seance is an attempt to communicate with spirits.

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Simeon Edmunds

Simeon Edmunds (1917 – 1969) was a British psychical researcher and writer on hypnotism.

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Slate (writing)

A slate is a thin piece of hard flat material, such as the rock also called slate, that is used as a medium for writing.

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Spirit photography

Spirit photography is a type of photography whose primary attempt is to capture images of ghosts and other spiritual entities, especially in ghost hunting and has a strong history dating back to the late 19th century.

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Stefan Ossowiecki

Stefan Ossowiecki (1877–1944) was a Polish engineer who was, during his lifetime, promoted as one of Europe's best-known psychics.

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Telepathy

Telepathy (from the Greek τῆλε, tele meaning "distant" and πάθος, pathos or -patheia meaning "feeling, perception, passion, affliction, experience") is the purported transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction.

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Théodule-Armand Ribot

Théodule-Armand Ribot (18 December 1839 – 9 December 1916), French psychologist, was born at Guingamp, and was educated at the Lycée de St Brieuc.

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The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is a collection of articles that discuss the Skeptics Society's scientific findings of investigations into popular pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.

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Thomas Walker Mitchell

Thomas Walker Mitchell (1869–1944) most commonly referred to as T. W. Mitchell was a British physician and psychical researcher.

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Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.

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Trevor H. Hall

Trevor Henry Hall (1910–1991) was a British author, surveyor, and sceptic of paranormal phenomena.

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Victor J. Stenger

Victor John Stenger (January 29, 1935 – August 25, 2014) was an American particle physicist, philosopher, author, and religious skeptic.

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W. A. H. Rushton

William Albert Hugh Rushton FRS (8 December 1901 – 21 June 1980) was professor of Physiology at Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Walter Franklin Prince

Walter Franklin Prince (22 April 1863 – 7 August 1934) was an American parapsychologist and founder of the Boston Society for Psychical Research in Boston.

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West Kensington

West Kensington is an area of West London, England, 3.4 miles (5.5 km) west of Charing Cross.

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William Boyd Carpenter

William Boyd Carpenter (26 March 1841, Liverpool – 26 October 1918, Westminster) was a Church of England cleric who became Bishop of Ripon and court chaplain to Queen Victoria.

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William Crookes

Sir William Crookes (17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was a British chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry in London, and worked on spectroscopy.

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William Eglinton

William Eglinton (1857–1933), also known as William Eglington was a British spiritualist medium who was exposed as a fraud.

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William F. Barrett

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William H. Mumler

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William Hodson Brock

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William McDougall (psychologist)

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JASPR, JSPR, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Psychical_Research

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