The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist: Toward a General Theory of the Paranormal
First published in 1974, this groundbreaking volume relates field theory of altered states of consciousness and compares the surprisingly similar views of mediums, mystics, and physicists.
When renowned psychologist Lawrence LeShan first explored clairvoyance and precognition it shook his belief in everyday reality. As a result, it led him to postulate other states of consciousness, which he calls “Clairvoyant Reality” and “Transpsychic Reality.” Although LeShan was trained in the traditional scientific method, he discovered that these altered realities—including the knowledge of future events, the ability to heal from great distances, and other paranormal phenomena—operated according to their own laws.
Filled with mesmerizing case examples, quotations, and observations from LeShan's own personal experience, The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist includes LeShan's essay, “Human Survival on Biological Death,” where he brings a fresh perspective to the theory of the afterlife. A classic guide for the study of parapsychology, readers will be intrigued by this collection of unique ideas.
• A classic in the field, often thought of as the author's best work
• Author is renowned as a psychologist and a leader in the modern study of mind-body interaction
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Review: The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist: Toward a General Theory of the ParanormalUser Review - Ron - Goodreads
LeShan is doing what he can to bring together in a scientific manner the (quantum)physical, mystical and the "paranormal". He makes a case for on-going study and he shows how the three often describe the world in very similar ways. Read full review
Review: The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist: Toward a General Theory of the ParanormalUser Review - James M. Madsen, MD - Goodreads
This book complements LeShan's Alternate Realities (qv) in discussing the nature of several possible definitions or states of reality. It's a great metaphysical ride and far less New Agey than subsequent books on the subject. Read full review