Fringe-Ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable - and Couldn't

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2012-06-05
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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Paranormal claims don't traditionally sit well with reporters, but journalist Steve Volk decided to focus his tenacity on a new beat: a NASA astronaut-turned-mystic, a world-famous psychologist who taught us about dying and decided death may not exist at all, and scientists attempting to verify what mystics have been reporting for millennia. From his journey into the bizarre, Volk discovers that the "fringe" story strikes at the core of what it means to be human.

Author Biography

Steve Volk is a longtime staff writer and regular contributor at Philadelphia magazine. His work has been published by Rolling Stone, VIBE, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Weekly, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and St. Petersburg Times. Volk has received dozens of journalism awards and lives in Philadelphia. Visit die author online

Table of Contents

Introduction: What We Talk About When We Talk About the Paranormalp. 1
On Death and Not Dyingp. 21
The Provocative Beginning of Near-Death-Experience Research
Do You See What I See?p. 53
The Curious Conflict Between Telepathy Skeptics and Believers
Out of Our Heads? Off with Their Heads!p. 83
Consciousness Outside the Brain
Blazing Saddlesp. 113
UPOs and the Strange Lights Over a Texas Town
Was There a Ghost in My House?p. 139
The Unexplained Noises That Fueled a Childhood Mystery
To Infinity and Beyondp. 153
What Science and Spirituality Look Like from Outer Space
The Open Mindp. 177
How New Science Is Revealing the Power of Meditation and Prayer
The Impossible Dreamp. 205
Sleep as an Untapped Resource for an Awakened Life
After-Death Communication?p. 233
How a New Therapy Uses the Dead to Help Patients Live
You Can't Go Home Againp. 251
Has Anyone Else Encountered a Ghost in My Old House?
Our Time in Hellp. 255
Lucid Dreaming and its Most Potent Lesson for Science and Spirituality
Acknowledgmentsp. 267
Notes and Sourcesp. 269
Indexp. 313
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