Download e-book for kindle: Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred by Jeffrey J. Kripal

By Jeffrey J. Kripal

ISBN-10: 0226453898

ISBN-13: 9780226453897

Publish 12 months note: First released might fifteenth 2010
-------------------------

Most students push aside study into the magical as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of faith, whose paintings clearly attends to occasions past the area of empirical technological know-how, have proven scant curiosity within the topic. however the background of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped resource of perception into the sacred and via tracing that heritage during the final centuries of Western concept we will see its power centrality to the serious research of religion.

Kripal grounds his examine within the paintings of 4 significant figures within the background of paranormal study:
• psychical researcher Frederic Myers;
• author and stand-up comedian Charles Fort;
• astronomer, machine scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and
• thinker and sociologist Bertrand Méheust.

Through incisive analyses of those thinkers, Kripal ushers the reader right into a beguiling international someplace among truth, fiction, and fraud. The cultural background of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love tale; the occult dimensions of technological know-how fiction; chilly conflict psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and the intimate dating among realization and tradition all come jointly in Authors of the very unlikely, a stunning and profound examine how the mystical bridges the sacred and the medical

Show description

Read Online or Download Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred PDF

Similar paranormal phenomena books

Download e-book for kindle: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2) by Deborah Harkness

The number one ny Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches—"as captivating, engrossing, and very unlikely to place down as its predecessor" (Miami Herald)

J. okay. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a number of writers catch the mind's eye the way in which that Deborah Harkness has along with her ny Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the conflict for a misplaced, enchanted manuscript referred to as Ashmole 782.

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliffhanger finishing, Shadow of evening takes Diana and Matthew on a visit via time to Elizabethan London, the place they're plunged right into a global of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew's outdated pals, the varsity of evening. because the look for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to educate her in magic, the internet of Matthew's previous tightens round them, they usually embark on a truly different—and enormously extra dangerous—journey.

The ebook of lifestyles, the much-anticipated end to the All Souls trilogy, might be released by way of Viking in July 2014.

Download e-book for iPad: The Raven (The Florentine, Book 1) by Sylvain Reynard

From the hot York instances bestselling writer of the Gabriel sequence comes a dismal, sensual story of romance in a urban shrouded in mystery…

Raven wooden spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fantastic works of Renaissance paintings. yet an blameless stroll domestic after a night with buddies alterations her existence perpetually. while she intervenes within the mindless beating of a homeless guy, his attackers activate her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is simply semi-conscious while their attack is interrupted through a cacophony of growls via her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, yet now not prior to catching a glimpse of a shadowy determine who whispers to her…

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably replaced. She returns to the Uffizi, yet nobody acknowledges her and extra disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent a whole week. with out recollection of the occasions prime as much as her disappearance, Raven additionally learns that her absence coincides with one of many biggest robberies in Uffizi background – the robbery of a suite of worthwhile Botticelli illustrations. whilst the baffled police strength identifies her as its best suspect, Raven is eager to transparent her identify. She seeks out one among Florence’s wealthiest and elusive males in an try and discover the reality approximately her disappearance. Their stumble upon leads Raven to a dismal underworld whose population kill to maintain their secrets…

New PDF release: The Last American Vampire

Ny instances bestselling writer Seth Grahame-Smith returns with the follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter--a sweeping, exchange historical past of twentieth Century the US as noticeable during the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges.

In Reconstruction-era the USA, vampire Henry Sturges is looking for renewed function within the wake of his good friend Abraham Lincoln's surprising demise. Henry's might be an expansive trip that first sends him to England for an unforeseen come upon with Jack the Ripper, then to manhattan urban for the start of a brand new American century, the sunrise of the electrical period of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing catastrophe of the 1937 Hindenburg crash.

Along the way in which, Henry is going at the street in a Kerouac-influenced journey as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire heritage via Russia's October Revolution, the 1st and moment international Wars, and the JFK assassination.

Expansive in scope and severe in execution, THE final AMERICAN VAMPIRE is bound to attract the passionate readers who made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway luck.

Download e-book for kindle: Oracle's Moon (Elder Races, Book 4) by Thea Harrison

While Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are either killed, Grace inherits the facility and duties of the Oracle of Louisville, in addition to her sister's younger children--neither of which she is ready for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of condominium Marid, comes to a decision to make himself part of the family either as dad or mum and counterpoint to Grace's impudence in the direction of the Elder Races.

Extra resources for Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred

Sample text

Somewhere in that interview he was commenting on the near-perfect match between some of my drawings and the target. His statement was something like, "Joe provides this kind of spectacular detail about twenty percent of the time. " This statement was made along with other statements that reflected a target hit rate of about sixty to sixty-five percent. But in this statement, he was specifically referring to near perfect drawings, something that rarely happens in remote viewing. Unfortunately, when it was edited, it was taken completely out of context.

Unknown targets are filled with problems. As an example, a totally unknown target, like a UFO sighting, makes a very poor target. Even if you have a perfect description of the area in which the sighting has taken place, you are still left without any information that can validate specifics about the actual target—the UFOs. In my experience, the chances of stating UFO material obtained through remote viewing is correct are very close to zero. Likewise, the existence of a totally unknown target is almost never checked out on the ground.

People do this in a lot of different ways. " Well, I'm talking about the same kind of thing. For instance, the way a person shifts in a chair might tell us when we are getting close to a correct answer. How people fold their arms during a conversation or what they do with their hands transfer information as well. Even where and how a person moves his eyes while answering a question can tell us whether we are right or wrong, or if they are inventing a response to throw us off the track, or if they simply don't know.

Download PDF sample

Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred by Jeffrey J. Kripal


by Christopher
4.5

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 27 votes