A summary of parapsychological research into apparitional experiences

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Baker, Ian S. 2002. A summary of parapsychological research into apparitional experiences. in: Centre for Seventeenth Century Studies, University of Durham..
AuthorsBaker, Ian S.
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This paper was written in order to provide a summary of research into people’s contemporary experiences of apparitions. The material presented here is different to material presented in other papers at the conference in two main respects: firstly, the majority of material examines experiences from a psychological or parapsychological perspective; and secondly, most of the material covered here, whether it is from an experiment or an account of an experience, is from present-day sources, as opposed to the early modern period that most of the papers from the conference were covering. The aim of this was to provide the delegates at the conference with an idea of how present-day apparitional experiences are actively researched, in the hope that this might provide fresh perspective on historical and literary accounts of apparitional experiences.

This paper was written in order to provide a summary of research into people’s contemporary experiences of apparitions. The material presented here is different to material presented in other papers at the conference in two main respects: firstly, the majority of material examines experiences from a psychological or parapsychological
perspective; and secondly, most of the material covered here, whether it is from an experiment or an account of an experience, is from present-day sources, as opposed to
the early modern period that most of the papers from the conference were covering. The aim of this was to provide the delegates at the conference with an idea of how
present-day apparitional experiences are actively researched, in the hope that this might provide fresh perspective on historical and literary accounts of apparitional experiences.

KeywordsApparitions; Parapsychology
Year2002
PublisherCentre for Seventeenth Century Studies, University of Durham.
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Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/617847
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