elcome to Vol. 3 No. 1, the ﬁrst issue of
for 2012. This issue features an eclecticrange of articles which I’m sure readers will ﬁndfascinating and informative. In “The Sublime and theProfane” Patricia ‘Iolana considers the connectionsbetween psychometric and religious experience, witha particular emphasis on Jung’s theory of thecollective unconscious and Rupert Sheldrake’sconcept of the morphogenetic ﬁeld. In “Money GodCults in Taiwan” Fabian Graham takes aparanthropological approach to the interpretation of a new social phenomenon in Taiwan. In “Proceeding With Caution,” Charles Tart, an early pioneer of Transpersonal Psychology, gives an overview of thedevelopment of what he terms “essential science.” In“Transpersonal Anthropology: What is it, and Whatare the Problems we Face Doing it?” CharlesLaughlin gives an introduction to the development of the theoretical approaches and methodologies of transpersonal anthropology. In “ContemporaryPhysical Mediumship: Is it Part of a ContinuousTradition?” I explore the alleged phenomena of contemporary physical mediums and compare themto the phenomena documented in the classicliterature of psychical research. Robert McLuhan’sarticle “Charles Richet at the Villa Carmen”examines one of the strangest cases from the annalsof psychical research, again dealing with physicalmediumship. William Rowlandson’s article“Nourished by Dreams, Visions and William James”highlights similarities in the philosophies of thepsychedelic guru Terrence McKenna and the author Jose Luis Borges. In “An Inner Curriculum Vitae”Paul Devereux gives a sneak preview of an article setto appear in the ﬁrst Ecology, Cosmos andConsciousness anthology, edited by David Luke andpublished by Strange Attractor Press. And ﬁnally, inthe “Reviews and Overviews” section CharlesLaughlin gives an summary of his new book ondreaming “Communing With the Gods,” publishedby the Daily Grail, and Guy Lyon Playfair discusses afew of the fascinating experiences documented in hisnewly reissued book “The Flying Cow,” published by White Crow Books. I hope you enjoy.
Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal Vol. 3 No. 1 3
The Sublime and the Profane: A Thealogical Account of Psychometric Experiences
Within aSacred Space
- Patricia ‘Iolana
Money God Cults in Taiwan: A Paranthropological Approach
Proceeding With Caution: What Went Wrong? The Death and Rebirthof Essential Science
- Charles T. Tart
Obituary: William G. Roll(1924-2012)
- Greg Taylor
Transpersonal Anthropology: What is it, and What are the Problems weFace Doing it?
- Charles D. Laughlin
Contemporary PhysicalMediumship: Is it Part of aContinuous Tradition?
Charles Richet at the Villa Carmen
Nourished by Dreams, Visions and William James: The RadicalPhilosophies of Borges and TerenceMcKenna
- William Rowlandson
An Inner Curriculum Vitae -
Reviews & Overviews:Communing With the Gods
Charles D. Laughlin
Brazil: Where Cows Might Fly
Guy Lyon Playfair