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Manifesting Spirits
An Anthropological Study of Mediumship and the Paranormal
Jack Hunter
ISBN: 9781912807888
Book (Paperback)
AEON Books, Aeon Books
$29.99
6 x 9
256 pages
January 11, 2021


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Manifesting Spirits is an ethnographic study of a contemporary trance mediumship development circle in suburban Bristol. The book has a particular emphasis on the ways in which extraordinary experiences had in sťances lead to expanded notions of self and consciousness for both mediums and sitters, and the processes by which spirits are manifested in sťance situations. Overall, the book makes strides toward the development of a nonreductive anthropology of the paranormal that embraces complexity and pushes beyond established models.

Dr. Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology, and the paranormal. He lives in the hills of Mid Wales with his family. He is currently a visiting lecturer in the department of theology and religious studies at the University of Chester, a tutor in cultural astronomy and astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and an access to higher education lecturer in the humanities and social sciences at Newtown College. He is an honorary research fellow of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre and a research fellow of the Parapsychology Foundation.
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