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A Bibliographic Exploration, 1st Edition

Edited by Joel Bjorling


378 pages

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Hardback: 9780367342722
pub: 2019-07-10
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Originally published in 1992, Channeling is a comprehensive bibliography on the subject of channeling. The book defines channeling as any message received or conveyed from transcendent entities and covers material on the history of channeling, those that have claimed to transcend death, contact with UFOs and contemporary channeling groups. The book acts as a research guide and seeks to outline the historical roots of channeling, explaining its major teachings and considers its significance as a spiritual movement. It provides sources from books, booklets, articles, and ephemeral material and offers a comprehensive list of both primary and secondary materials related to channeling, the bibliography takes the most diverse and useful sources of the time. This volume although published almost 30 years ago, still provides a unique and insightful collection for academics of religion, in particular those researching spiritualism and the occult.

Table of Contents


1 Channeling: A Historical Approach

2. Predecessors of Modern Channeling

3. The "I Am" Movement

4. UFO Contactee Channeling

5. Contemporary Channeling


1 Directory of Mediumship and Channeling Groups

2. Critical Resources

Author Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Spiritualism

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1974 and 1992, draw together research by leading academics in spiritualism, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines spirituality from a broad range of disciplines, from the spirituality in the Christian church, spirituality in Africa, and Afro-American religions, as well as examining the areas of channeling, mediumship and spirit possession. In this 3-volume set, there are two incredibly unique and insightful bibliographic source collections, examining both primary and secondary source listings across the subject of spiritualism and one volume providing field research into spirituality in the Christian church and in the occult. This collection is an incredibly useful tool for researchers examining the broad area of spiritualism and will be of interest to researchers, academics and students of anthropology, religion and sociology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Spirituality