A history of the paranormal, from earliest times to 1914. Combines the best of scholarship and readability in this survey of ESP, clairvoyance, ghosts, poltergeists, and more. This thorough study is the first and only exhaustive history of the topic.
‘I believe it to be an extraordinarily important and valuable work, sensational in what it contains and even more so in its implications. . . he has piled up a mountain of evidence, searchingly examined and scrupulously evaluated.’
Bernard Levin, The Times
‘It has the two basic qualities which make books on history endure: it is both scholarly and readable.’
Arthur Koestler, the Guardian
‘A tour de force. . . one of those works, like H. G. Wells Outline of History, that fires the imagination and leaves the reader feeling stunned, but excited.’
Colin Wilson, Evening News