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6040 -- MÜLLER, KLAUS E.

Der sechste Sinn. Ethnologische Studien zu Phänomenen der außersinnlichen Wahrnehmung
Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag 2004

212 pp., Euro 20.80; ISBN 3-89942-203-1

The sixth sense. Anthropological studies on phenomena of extrasensual perception
Paranormal experiences like clairvoyance, telepathy, spirit contact, near-death experiences, and precognition have been part and parcel of ’premodern´, traditional cultures. Müller tries to explain these phenomena on an anthropological basis, including recent parapsychological and natural-scientific (physical) insights ­ from an ’occidental´ (and thus ’Christian´) position of the history of ideas. So in this essay anthropological data as well as the ’western´ history of ideas converge and result in an overview of such phenomena.

Keywords: clairvoyance, telepathy, spirit contact, near-death experiences, precognition, sixth sense, paranormal experience, extrasensual experience

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