If you are seriously interested in parapsychology, we recommend the following resources. The book images are linked to Amazon.com.
The first two books below describe the scientific status of psi research as of 1997 and 1992, by Dean Radin and Richard Broughton, respectively. The third is a journalistic account of the US government's use of psi, by Jim Schnabel.
This 400 page paperback by Lynn Robinson is one of the ubiquitous Complete Idiot's series of books. Contrary to the title, it's a surprisingly good popular introduction to psychic phenomena. The science is up to date and reasonably accurate, it includes many exercises and ample sound advice for exploring your own psychic potential, and it's a fun read.
The next three begin with the personal story of one of the most consistently accurate remote viewers who worked for the US Army, Joe McMoneagle. The next book by the late Carl Sagan provides a good overview of how orthodox science views some popular beliefs. The third is an exposť about the irrational ways that mainstream science often reacts to frontier ideas and inventions, by Richard Milton.
In this next group, the first book by Rupert Sheldrake discusses common ideas that have been overlooked by mainstream science, but can be tested and explored by anyone. The second is a book edited by Charles Tart which examines parapsychological aspects of spirituality and religions. The third book by Ken Wilber attempts the impossible task of integrating practically everything (and succeeds better than most previous efforts).
Below is first a summary of the psi research program conducted at Princeton University's PEAR Lab, then a book on psi and spiritual healing by psi research pioneer Russell Targ and healer Jane Katra, a book by the same authors on "How to know God without believing in anything," a book of predictions by famed remote viewer Joe McMoneagle, and a comprehensive CD-ROM about psi, with many videos and tests you can try.
Below is the compelling personal story of a clairvoyant psychiatrist.
This is a good video tape of an A&E TV program special on Psychic Spies
Bem, D. J. and Honorton, C. (1994). Does psi exist? Replicable evidence for an anomalous process of information transfer, Psychological Bulletin, 115, 4-18. Here's the article online: psi in the ganzfeld.
Child, I. L. (1985). Psychology and anomalous observations: The question of ESP in dreams. American Psychologist, 40, 1219-1230.
Jahn, R. G. and Dunne, B. J. (1986). On the quantum mechanics of consciousness, with application to anomalous phenomena. Foundations of Physics, 16, 721-772.
Jahn, R. G. (1982). The persistent paradox of psychic phenomena: An engineering perspective. Proceedings of the IEEE, 70, 136-170.
Radin, D. I. (1989). Searching for "signatures" in anomalous human-machine interaction research: A neural network approach. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 3, 185-200.
Radin, D. I. & Nelson, R. D. (1989). Evidence for consciousness-related anomalies in random physical systems. Foundations of Physics, 19, 1499-1514.
Radin, D. I. (1994). On complexity and pragmatism. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 8 (4), 523-534.
Rao, K. R. & Palmer, J. (1987). The anomaly called psi: Recent research and criticism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 10, 539-551.
Utts, J. (1991). Replication and meta-analysis in parapsychology. Statistical Science, 6, 363-378.
Two review articles on distant healing intention experiments can be found in the journal: Distant Intentionality and Healing- Assessing the Evidence, by Marilyn Schlitz and William Braud, and Evaluating Distant Healing- A Research Review, by Elisabeth Targ.
Jessica Utts' Report on Remote Viewing for the US government, critic Ray Hyman's Response to Utts' Report, and her Response to Hyman's Response.
The books and videos here are linked to