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The latest issue (Vol 5, Number 2) 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:

  • “Profane Illuminations: Machines, Indian Ghosts, and Boundless Flights through Nature at Contemporary Paranormal Gatherings in America”, by Darryl Caterine
  • “Magic or Science: A Look at Reiki in American Medicine”, by Joshua Graham
  • “Hidden Apprenticeships, Hidden Loves: Transmission of Enhanced Awareness in Mediumistic and Shamanic Traditions”, by David Gordon Wilson
  • “Communication Across the Chasm: Experiences With the Deceased”, by John A. Napora
  • “Book Hauntings”, by Mark Valentine
  • “Orbs, some deļ¬nitive evidence that they are not paranormal”, by Steven T. Parsons
  • An interview with Andy Sharp (English Heretic), by Hannah Gilbert
  • “Playback Hex: William Burroughs and the Magical Objectivity of the Tape Recorder”, by James Riley
  • A review of the ‘Exploring the Extraordinary Conference’ (Gettysburg College, March 21 to 23), by T. Peter Park
  • A review of Folie et Paranormal (Renaud Evrard), by Jean-Michel Abrassart
  • A review of Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England (J.S. La Fontaine) by Michael J. Rush

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.