‘In an age often touted as 'post-modern'—when we are seeing more multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of the humanities and the sciences than ever before—it is appropriate and timely that the book Paranthropology: Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal should be offered to a believing and a skeptical world. It is expected of such a book—an anthology to be precise—that the best minds working in the fields of anthropology and parapsychology be represented in its pages. That expectation is fulfilled. In Hunter’s Paranthropology, we see a merging of parapsychological and anthropological theories, ideas, and speculations; and we see explored realms of mind, and culture, and physical experience not usually covered in textbooks on either parapsychology or anthropology alone. The new science of paranthropology bridges an academic gap, and the multi-contributor book Paranthropology is the first tentative step on that bridge towards a greater understanding of our human potential.’
Dr. Lance Storm, Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research.
‘Paranthropology has arisen at a crucial time for the academic study of the paranormal. For over a century the scientific research has been largely dominated by paradigms from psychology and physics. The laboratory findings of parapsychology demonstrate that many people can unconsciously influence a psychic event. Thus, psychic processes are inherently social, and social sciences are needed to understand them. Paranthropology explicitly addresses social processes. It provides a forum for new and diverse voices, an opportunity to present data neglected by others, and a chance for cross-pollination of ideas. Personally, I find Paranthropology exhilarating.'
George P. Hansen, Author of The Trickster and the Paranormal.
Book website: http://paranthropologyjournal.weebly.com/anthology.html