The Origins of Psychic Phenomena: Poltergeists, Incubi, Succubi, and the Unconscious Mind

Stan Gooch (Author)

Product Details

Inner Traditions International
Publish Date
February 07, 2007
6.04 X 0.72 X 9.0 inches | 0.94 pounds
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About the Author

Stan Gooch began his career as a highly regarded psychological researcher by exploring the evolution and history of the brain in his books Total Man and Personality and Evolution. His subsequent research on paranormal influences and Neanderthal culture appear in his books The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals, The Double Helix of the Mind, and The Secret Life of Humans. He passed away in 2010.


"The Origins of Psychic Phenomena is an interesting read no matter where you stand on belief in extraordinary phenomena. The field remains fraught with mysteries, especially those dealing with succubi and incubi."-- "Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., author of The Spiritual Universe"
"I have long felt that Stan Gooch is one of the most brilliant paranormal investigators of the past century."-- "Colin Wilson, author of The Occult and The Outsider"
"If you are looking to have a much better understanding of some of the most difficult and obscure areas of the human psyche and how the unconscious makes sense of the world we live in, then pick up a copy of Origins."-- "Mark Stavish, Institute for Hermetic Studies, April 2007"
. . . validates the reality of psychic phenomena, while at the same time affirming the depth of the individual psyche--the House of the Soul.-- "Parallel Perspectives, April 2007"
If you are looking for something unusual about the origins of psychic phenomena, poltergeists, incubi, succubi, and the subject of the unconscious mind, then Stan Gooch's well-written book is for you.-- "Lee Prosser,, May 2007"
. . . covers a wide variety of phenomena beyond those listed in the title. . . . excellent arguments and rationale.-- "D. Tigermoon, The Pagan Review, Oct 2007"
. . . will not only make us more receptive to these cerebellar communiques but also encourage us to derive benefit from them in the form of increased awareness, heightened intuition, and psychological equilibrium.-- "Jay Beldo, Mysteries, Issue 22, Nov/Dec 2008"