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Intrusions: Society and the Paranormal

Evans, Hilary

 Hilary Evans, a British free-lance writer and co-founder of the Mary Evans Picture Library, provides a history of the attitudes of lay people to the paranormal. He observes that on several occasions laypersons have not been in agreement with official positions, whether religious or scientific, regarding anomalous phenomena. He deals with primitive magic, witchcraft, apparitions, spiritualism, levitation, table-tipping, mediumship and UFOs. Throughout he discusses psi as a social phenomenon. Evans is interested not so much in whether psi is an established fact but rather in the fact that people believe it. He concludes that his study highlights the persistence of the paranormal in the public mind, and he takes science to task for not coming to terms with it. Science has failed not only society but itself—not for not finding an explanation, but for not looking for one.
Publisher Information:Boston, MA: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. 2O6p. Bibliography: 196-201; 54 illustrations; Index: 203-206
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