Paranthropology

May 12th, 2011 § 0 comments

Here’s a great resource ….

Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal. It’s a newsletter put together by Jack Hunter, a graduate student of Archeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol.

As stated in the masthead, it’s meant to “provide a platform for the dissemination of new research and ideas pertaining to anthropological approaches to the study of paranormal beliefs, associated practices and phenomena.”

In other words, they’re looking at the paranormal from an anthropological perspective.

Though the focus is anthropological, they branch into psychology, parapsychology, sociology, folklore and history.

Articles include titles like ‘The Therapeutic, Ethical and Relational Dynamics of Mediumship and Psychic Consultations‘, ‘Ethnographic Encounters with the Paranormal,’ and ‘Clairvoyance, Class & Convention‘. The theme of April’s issue is ‘PSI & the Psychedelic Experience.’

It’s great. And despite some occasionally wordy titles, very readable.

Even better, it’s available for free download.

Take a look!

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