Paranthropology 4:4

Paranthropology 4:4

The latest issue (Vol 4, Number 4) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology (“anthropological approaches to the paranormal”) is now available to download (or you can read it online via Scribd). Here’s the complete rundown of features in the latest issue:

  • “Harry Potter and All That: Children’s Understanding of Magic” – Simon Dein
  • “Divination Systems Within Archaic Shamanic Traditions of Central and Eastern Europe” – Henry Dosedla
  • “Art and Transpersonal Experience: Anthropology of Spiritual Symbolism and Tibetan Tantric Buddhist Visualization Practice” – Charles D. Laughlin
  • “Experiences of Synchronicity and Anthropological Endeavours: An Anthropologist Goes Weird” – Christel Mattheeuws
  • “Invoking the Rational in Acknowledging the Irrational: A Haunting in Malta” – John Micallef
  • “Anthropology and the Paranormal: Report on a Symposium at the Esalen Institute” – Fiona Bowie

And in case you haven’t read this great resource before, all of the previous issues remain available to download from the site as well. I know from experience the work that goes into doing something like this, so if you get something out of the journal make it your mission to throw some money their way with a PayPal donation.