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OTHER PARANORMAL PHENOMENA
Places of Power - Measuring the Secret Energy of Ancient Sites by Paul Devereux
This is an excellent book which details the Dragon Project in the late 70's to mid 80's which attempted to correlate measurable energy anomolies with sacred sites and ruins in Britain. While the instrumentation was crude by today's standards, they found some interesting variations in background radiation, molecular resonance signatures and DC magnetism which they could not explain. Fascinating reading and required study for anyone in Feng Shui or the paranormal fields dealing with Earth mysteries. I can appreciate Mr. Devereux's attention to detail and his reluctance to jump to unnecessary conclusions. He is the skeptic's skeptic and I look forward to reading more of his publications.
Here is a link to his webpage:
ISBN 0713727659 10 Pounds British Sterling 224 pages
Psience: How New Discoveries in Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena by Marie D. Jones
Besides having the longest subtitle of any book reviewed here, Mrs. Jones also covers the broadest swath of paranormal phenomena whose explanations may lie under the quantum mechanic umbrella. While this theory / ideology has been in the air for some time, you see evidence that Mrs. Jones did her homework in pulling actual facts out rather than falling into a mire of quasi-scientific double talk which many New Agers with a poor grasp of physics tend to wander into.
Even if you are skeptical of ghosts and goblins, this is a quick primer on brane & string theories, the Zero Point Field and other near science fiction coolness. Easy to read and interesting.
ISBN-10 1-56414-895-5 $15.99 254 pages
The Paranormal Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to All Things Otherworldly by Charles E. Sellier
A very interesting book which intelligently covers a wide gamut of phenomena, while adding extra detail and perspective not found elsewhere. I tend to shy away from conspiracy theories and the like, but this book makes it accessible and plausible reading. I give it four out of five ghosts.
ISBN 0737303085 $17.95 290 pages
The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles by Eltjo H. Haselhoff Ph. D.
This is simply one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen on any paranormal subject. The photography presentation is stunning and there is a plethora of illustrations and mathematical diagrams which make a subject that I only cared peripherally about, into something fascinating and compelling. The detail into which Dr. Haselhoff goes is impressive and so are his credentials. He has worked with high-powered gas lasers, nonlinear optics, free electron laser research and particle accelerator technology which makes him a uniquely qualified person as well as the proverbial rocket scientist.
He has been on hand personally to study the formations and his personal accounts are well told and interesting. He does draw some sober conclusions and sums up his beliefs very concisely in the concluding chapter of the book. I only hope that he gets into ghost hunting as I would love to see a book like this in our field.
ISBN 1583940464 $20.00 157 pages
The UFO Investigator's Handbook by Craig Glenday Published in 1999
This is a basic, though decently written guide which is suitable for older children (some graphic images) and adults alike. Does a good job with categorizations and even has a suggested equipment list. Good use of photography throughout and fairly readable - you only wish that it were much longer and more comprehensive.
ISBN 0762406194 $14.95 144 pages
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"The Walrus and The Carpenter"
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)