Engaging the Anomalous

Collected Essays on Anthropology, the Paranormal, Mediumship and Extraordinary Experience
by Jack Hunter

Publisher: White Crow Productions Ltd.

Publication Date: May 13, 2018

ISBN: 9781786770561

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Engaging the Anomalous is a collection of essays written by Jack Hunter between 2010-17. Together, the essays push toward the development of a non-reductive, participatory and experiential anthropology of the paranormal. Over the course of the book, Hunter surveys:

• Trends in anthropology's engagement with the paranormal
• The anthropology and neuroscience of spirit possession
• The history of Spiritualism and the phenomena of physical mediumship
• The overlaps between mediumistic practices and other mind-body phenomena

Hunter also poses serious questions about consciousness, experience, spirits, mediumship, psi, the nature of reality, and how best to investigate and understand them. In addition, the book features a selection of illuminating interviews with the author, as well as an original Foreword by leading parapsychologist and trickster theorist George P. Hansen. Engaging the Anomalousis a bold contribution to Anomalistic literature.