Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Paranthropology Vol. 3 No. 3 Now Available to Download

The July 2012 issue of Paranthropology is finally available to download, and features the following articles:

"A Paradigm Breaking Hypothesis for Solving the Mind-Body Problem" - Bernardo Kastrup

"Psychic Surgery as a "Breaking Frame": Ethnographic Observations of a London Based Psychic Surgeon" - Lara Bauer

"Tylor and Neo-Tylorian Approaches to the Study of Religion: Re-Evaluating an Important Lineage in the Theorisation of Religion" - Liam Sutherland

"Child Witches: From Imaginary Cannibalism to Ritual Abuse in London" - Leo Ruickbie

"The Shamanic Flight of the Soul: Visiting Other Worlds" - Erwin Rooijakkers

"Entheogenic Spirituality and Gender in Australia" - Joseph Gelfer

REVIEW: Raymond Tallis: "Aping Mankind" at the Watershed, Bristol - Jack Hunter

REVIEW: "Perspective on Clinical Parapsychology: An Introductory Reader" - Callum E. Cooper

The journal is available to download from a variety of different sources, visit the following link for more information:


I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Paranthropology Second Anniversary Anthology Now Available in Hardback

The Paranthropology Second Anniverary Anthology is now available to order as a hardback book:


Just click on the 'Buy Now' tab. 

Here's a blurb:

We are living in a complicated period in relation to our understanding of 'extraordinary' phenomena. Naive materialist approaches are more assertive than ever, in anthropology and in the world more generally. At the same time, the taboos against admitting to the reality of the paranormal are weakening. There is a growing body of writing which takes the paranormal and extraordinary seriously, while bringing to it the same academic standards that any other subject matter would require. This is a valuable and important development, and it helps open the way to new modes of understanding in the sciences and social sciences that will not reject scientific rationality, but expand that rationality so as to include more of the world of human experience. The articles in this Paranthropology reader provide important clues and suggestions, along with rigorous argument, to help us in exploring what is likely to be a major area of anthropological engagement in coming years. Dr. Geoffrey Samuel, Cardiff University.

I hope you enjoy it.