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Occult & Paranormal
  • Author:
    Stan Gooch
  • ISBN:
    0704503077
  • ISBN13:
    978-0704503076
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  • Publisher:
    Wildwood House Ltd; 1st edition (March 23, 1978)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
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    Occult & Paranormal
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Stan Gooch (born 1932 in Lewisham, London, died 13 September 2010) was a British psychologist and author who is probably best known as the proponent of a "hybrid-origin theory" of human evolution.

Stan Gooch (born 1932 in Lewisham, London, died 13 September 2010) was a British psychologist and author who is probably best known as the proponent of a "hybrid-origin theory" of human evolution. Gooch's first book Total Man (1972) was an attempt to examine all fields of interest relevant to humans today.

In The Paranormal (1978), Gooch reveals that prior to obtaining a degree in psychology, in his mid-twenties, he had been trained as a medium. The book in a first part deals with his own paranormal experiences and those of his acquaintances and in a second part presents a theoretical examination of the paranormal.

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Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13: 9780060907495.

He passed away in 2010.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. One of the world’s leading experts on the influence of Neanderthal Man on the cultural and biological development of humanity, Gooch contends that the Neanderthals’ enlarged cerebellum was a source of deep connection with the psychic and dream worlds, which remains extant in modern man in paranormal phenomena that conventional science cannot explain.

Author’s Note: Occasionally the names of people and locales have been changed in the interests of those not wishing for publicity. A book about the paranormal should open with a sense of wonder and delight. Chapter One takes us without preamble straight into the astonishments of the ‘alternative universe’ - that breathtaking world which somehow exists in complete contradiction to the universe our normal senses discern around us.

Flag as Inappropriate. Gooch's first book Total Man (1972) was an attempt to examine all fields of interest relevant to man today. In The Paranormal (1978), Gooch reveals that prior to obtaining a degree in psychology, in his mid-twenties, he had been trained as a medium.


Coiril
Very nice book in good condition!
Gardagar
The 1970s appeared to be a time when semi-intellectual books on the paranormal were quite popular. While writers like Colin Wilson tended to fill their books with anecdotes about paranormal phenomena that had little factual support, Stan Gooch tends to take a more sceptical approach to much of the claims made about the paranormal. One will notice, however, that Gooch claims to have some paranormal abilities himself and does not apply the same scepticism to his own experiences. This may be because Gooch fundamentally believes that the paranormal is something you experience first-hand rather then something you can measure objectively. This irreducibly subjective nature of the paranormal is the basis of part of the argument for the paranormal that Gooch makes in the book. In this book you will find not only Gooch's accounts of his paranormal experiences but also other accounts of seemingly paranormal events, many of which involve animals. The stories of animals and their owners having telepathic and clairvoyant connections with each other are touching - one brief anecdote is even about a cockroach that a family once saved! The most interesting part of the book for me is Gooch's argument that theoretical measures of statistical outcomes are not reflected in observed outcomes of seemingly random events. Gooch argues that certain statistically rare events such as the development of life and certain meaningful coincidences (Jungian Synchronicities) are not merely statistical flukes but statistical miracles when we relate them to our usual observations involving random events. Gooch also shares his unusual views on Extra-Sensory Perception and brain function, suggesting that the Cerebellum is the seat of the unconscious mind and ties this view in with homo-sapiens evolutionary descent from the Neanderthals. Wildly speculative but interesting stuff. Why don't academics publish books like this now? Apparently, Gooch left academia so he had the freedom to write his books on these wild ideas. He died practically living in poverty....perhaps there is the answer.