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Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld Hardcover – January 1, 2003
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I'm grateful to Harpur for reintroducing the World Soul to jaded Western readers who may have lost sight of the mysterious "Other World" which co-exists with our modern rational universe in such an uneasy manner. He's onto something important here. This book is a classic; I'm certain people will still be reading it a century from now.
The author suggests an alternative explanation for "paranormal" phenomena, that is, an alternative to the rigid scientific method--an explanation that likewise does not accept such phenomena as literal occurence. Instead he suggests that they spring from the "daimonic" inner space of consciousness. They do exist, but they cannot be measured, weighed, etc. At the same time, they are not the literal or concrete realities of true believers. They exist on their own terms, not so much to please us, as to tease us.
ANYBODY interested in psychic & other strange phenomena will LOVE this book!
The Origins of Psychic Phenomena: Poltergeists, Incubi, Succubi, and the Unconscious Mind
This is a serious, yet vastly enjoyable read. It helps to have a broad range of knowledge as the author obviously does, but don't let that stop you. This book opens doors that none have even approached before.
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