Extrasensory Perception - 2 new books, by Ed May and Sonali Marwaha (editors)

Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha, editors, Extrasensory Perception. Volume 1: History, Controversy, and Research. Volume 2: Theories of Psi. Praeger (2015).

This is a superb up-to-date compilation of articles on the current state of psi/Anomalous Cognition/remote viewing research. The set is expensive and the writing is at times “thick”, but this is a must-have for those keen to know about the current state of scientific research, what has been accomplished, and prospects for the future.

Included is a concise, very informative article on the history of psi/AC research; an encyclopedic rendering of (nearly all) possible philosophical positions on the relation between mind and body; replication issues in mainstream and AC research; several thought-provoking articles on presentiment and precognition; AC from the perspective of the physics domain and the neuroscience domain; the full transcript of Joe McMoneagle’s astounding session on the construction of a hitherto unknown Russian submarine; a list of existing institutions and journals – and much more!

Last year Ed May and Sonali Marwaha published “Anomalous Cognition: Remote Viewing Research and Theory”.

In the same year Ed May (with Victor Rubel and Loyd Auerbach) published “ESP Wars: East and West: An Account of the Military Use of Psychic Espionage as Narrated by the Key Russian and American Players”.

And Ed May promises more soon! May was the Director of Star Gate program from 1985-1995 and has indicated that there will be a volume (or two) in 2016 which he aims to be the definitive account of the Star Gate research conducted by SRI/SAIC during that period.


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I thought this book was excellent. I especially liked that the deputy director of the KGB would go on record!