First titles out now from the new ebook series The Paranormal, resurrecting top titles from classic authors the paranormal.
With the first five titles live on the web, the series will produce more than 60 titles in 2012. The team behind The Ghost Chronicles and Ghosts Caught on Film print book series have launched The Paranormal ebook series to bring rare, classic and out-of-print books on psychic mediumship, ghosts, witchcraft and more, to the digital age.
The first five titles from The Paranormal span a range of topics from psychical research to discussion on life after death by some of the most influential authors in Victorian spiritualism and in modern psychical research.
Catherine Crowe’s The Night Side of Nature was a bestseller when it was originally published in 1851 and it delves into the means of investigating supernatural happenings. Exploring strange encounters, precognitive dreaming, near-death experiences, apparitions, and wraiths, the book examines cases of supernatural happenings of the day. For sceptics, there is rational examination and compelling evidence that will tempt them to open their mind. For believers there is evidence of the hidden power of spiritual seeing and intuitive knowing; the ring of authenticity attached itself to this exhaustive investigation of the paranormal and the unexplained.
Psychical Research and Survival, James Hyslop, considers evidence for psychical phenomena, proceeding on scientific lines. The chief of the many problems that confront it is concerned with phenomena purporting to establish the fact of the survival of human personality after bodily death. This title describes the genesis and the work of psychical research with special reference to this central problem, and deals with its scientific, philosophic, religious and moral implications.
Life After Death, edited by Sir James Marchant, is a collection of essays from Victorian Spiritualists and contemporary Christian religious leaders discussing different theories on what happens after death. Originally published in 1925 the book features an essay from Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, President of the Society for Psychical Research from 1901 to 1903.
The Paranormal series has also released a digital edition of William Henry Salter’s classic work on paranormal investigation, Ghosts and Apparitions, originally published in 1938. The former president of the Society for Psychical Research participated in a number of experiments and became an authority on the subject of automatic writing. He was also interested in telepathy, apparitions, mediumship, and the evidence for survival.
Edited by American psychologist Carl Murchison, The Case for and Against Psychical Belief is a collection of fourteen essays from top spiritualists of the 1920s including Sir Oliver Lodge, Harry Houdini, Mary Austin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Paranormal series consultant, Dr Melvyn Willin, author of Ghosts Caught on Film, is looking forward to presenting a range of ebooks throughout the year covering everything from angels and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft. Speaking of the project, Dr Willin said ‘We’re very excited and already have a number of interesting vintage titles ready to bring back for the Paranormality series. We hope to publish more than 50 ebooks this year with the aim of captivating even the most hardened skeptics.’
For more inoformation about the series, visit www.fwmedia.co.uk/theparanormal