Recommended Reading

While there are many (far too many to list here) outstanding books on topics that relate to the work of the Institute, here are a few of our favorites. Be sure to join our email list to receive updates to this list and learn about the monthly featured title. Have a title to recommend? Let us know!

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Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation by David Nicol

From the Publisher:
Can awakened consciousness contribute to social change and, if so, how? David Nicol introduces the concept of “subtle activism” to describe the use of consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer to support collective transformation, such as global meditation directed toward peaceful resolution of a conflict. Subtle activism represents a bridge between the consciousness movement and the movements for peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice. It is not a substitute for physical action but rather a potentially crucial component of a more integrated approach to social change. Although ancient lore is rife with tales of shamans and adepts intervening on spiritual levels for the benefit of humanity, this book is the first comprehensive treatment of this topic. Nicol grounds his consideration in the available scientific research and in dialogue with a broad range of thinkers in the fields of consciousness studies, transpersonal theory, and New Paradigm thought.

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J.B. Rhine: Letters 1923-1939: ESP and the Foundations of Parapsychology by J.B. Rhine

From the Publisher:
“During the 1930s a new approach to exploring human consciousness began at Duke University with Professor J. B. Rhine’s experimental research on extra-sensory perception, or ESP. His findings on telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis challenged conventional disbelief. Rhine’s findings and his first popular book, New Frontiers of the Mind, ignited excitement and controversy–among not only scientists but the public at large. Rhine’s letters chronicle his efforts to find reliable evidence of psychic ability, from the seance room to psychic animals and finally to a university research laboratory. Covering the years 1923-1939, they reveal a gripping story of groundbreaking research, told in the words of the main player as he worked with his team, subjects, critics and supporters alike.”

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The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain by Annie Murphy Paul

From the Publisher:
The Extended Mind suggests that the things and the space around us have a profound effect on how we think, feel, and develop. There are profound cultural implications and socioeconomic implications that are essential for us to understand. Here are a few of the lessons we all can learn to take better advantage of the world outside our brains to improve the way we think and help our brains reach their full potential.”

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Essential Reading

If you are new to psi research and looking for a place to start, try these titles.

One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters by Larry Dossey M.D.

From the Publisher:
“Dossey’s premise is that all individual minds are part of an infinite, collective dimension of consciousness he calls the One Mind. This state—which we can all access—explains phenomena as diverse as epiphanies, creative breakthroughs, premonitions of danger or disaster, near-death experiences, communication with other species and with the dead, reincarnation, the movement of herds, flocks, and schools, and remote healing.”

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An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life by Mark Gober 

From the Publisher:
“Consciousness creates all material reality. Biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down.”

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Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife by Leslie Kean

From the Publisher:
Leslie Kean’s impeccably researched, page-turning investigation, reveals stunning and wide-ranging evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death.

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Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities by Dean Radin PhD

From the Publisher:
“Focusing on Patanjali’s mysterious Yoga Sutras — 2,000 year-old meditation practices believed to release our extraordinary powers — Radin offers powerful evidence confirming that sometimes fact is much stranger, spookier, and more wonderful than the wildest fiction.”

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Windbridge Institute Books

Investigating Mediums: A Windbridge Institute Collection by Julie Beischel PhD

From the Publisher:
For the first time in one place, Investigating Mediums: A Windbridge Institute Collection features Dr. Julie Beischel’s three books previously only available electronically: Among Mediums: A Scientist’s Quest for Answers, Meaningful Messages: Making the Most of Your Mediumship Reading, and From the Mouths of Mediums Vol. 1: Experiencing Communication.

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Among Mediums: A Scientist’s Quest for Answers (Kindle) by Julie Beischel PhD

From the Publisher:
Can psychic mediums really talk to the dead? Following the suicide of her mother and an evidential mediumship reading, Dr. Julie Beischel forfeited a potentially lucrative career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue rigorous scientific research with mediums full-time.

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From the Mouths of Mediums Vol. 1: Experiencing Communication (Kindle) by Julie Beischel PhD

From the Publisher:
In this volume, Beischel interviews 13 Windbridge Certified Research Mediums, who discuss how they experience communication from the deceased; what suggestions they have for people interested in experiencing communication on their own; and why it might be that someone has not heard from their loved one. 

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Meaningful Messages: Making the Most of Your Mediumship Reading (Kindle) by Julie Beischel PhD

From the Publisher:
Meaningful Messages provides 10 helpful hints for people interested in receiving a reading from a psychic medium. It’s a short overview of the do’s and don’ts to keep in mind as you prepare for, experience, and reflect on a reading from a medium.

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Visualizing Intention Paperback: Art Informed by Science by Mark Boccuzzi

From the Publisher:
Can the power of our thoughts influence the physical world around us? What if we could see our intentions, hopes, and fears displayed before us? Could these images allow us to connect with our deeper selves, with others, with our departed loved ones? The Windbridge Institute research team spent a year exploring these and other questions relating to the extended nature of consciousness and the connections that exist between our minds and the physical world. Here are the results: a unique and beautiful method for the artistic representation of focused intentions.

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Consciousness

An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness and the Implications for Everyday Life by Mark Gober 

From the Publisher:
“Consciousness creates all material reality. Biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down.”

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Practical Meditation: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide by Giovanni Dienstmann

From the Publisher:
Explore a variety of meditation techniques, from mindfulness meditation to tai chi, to find the practices that suit you. Use the short “mini-meditations” to sample a variety of different styles. Find out the benefits of meditation on your mind and brain, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects.

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One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters by Larry Dossey M.D.

From the Publisher:
“Dossey’s premise is that all individual minds are part of an infinite, collective dimension of consciousness he calls the One Mind. This state—which we can all access—explains phenomena as diverse as epiphanies, creative breakthroughs, premonitions of danger or disaster, near-death experiences, communication with other species and with the dead, reincarnation, the movement of herds, flocks, and schools, and remote healing.”

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Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness by Dr. Imants Baruss PhD, Julia Mossbridge, PhD

From the Publisher:
In this book, Barušs and Mossbridge utilize findings from quantum mechanics, special relativity, philosophy, and paranormal psychology to build a rigorous, scientific investigation into the origins and nature of human consciousness. Along the way, they examine the scientific literature on concepts such as mediumship, out-of-body and near-death experiences, telekinesis, “apparent” vs. “deep time,” and mind-to-mind communication, and introduce eye-opening ideas about our shared reality. The result is a revelatory tour of the “post-materialist” world—and a roadmap for consciousness research in the twenty-first century.

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Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century by Edward Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly

From the Publisher:
Current mainstream opinion in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind holds that all aspects of the human mind and consciousness are generated by physical processes occurring in brains. Views of this sort have dominated recent scholarly publications. The present volume, however, demonstrates empirically that this reductive materialism is not only incomplete but false.

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The H.I.S.S. of the A.S.P: Understanding the Anomalously Sensitive Person by David Ritchey

From the Publisher:
This persuasive work, on the leading edge in the field of transpersonal psychology, carries the reader to the frontiers of higher consciousness and human potential. It is a thought-provoking, life-changing book that has profound significance for the ultimate comprehension of the nature of the human spirit.

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Parapsychology

Dark Cognition: Evidence for Psi and its Implications for Consciousness by David Vernon

From the Publisher
“Outlining the scientific evidence behind psi research, Dark Cognition expertly reveals that such anomalous phenomena clearly exist, highlighting that the prevailing view of consciousness, purely as a phenomenon of the brain, fails to account for the empirical findings.”

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Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century Edited by Etzel Cardeña, John Palmer, David Marcusson-Clavertz

From the Publisher:
This book is the first in almost 40 years to provide a comprehensive scientific overview of research in the field of parapsychology, explaining what we know and don’t know about so-called psi phenomena, such as “telepathy,” “precognition” or “psychokinesis.”

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The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition, How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life by Theresa Cheung, Julia Mossbridge, Loyd Auerbach (Preface), Dr. Dean Radin (Introduction)

From the Publisher:
The authors reveal revolutionary new research showing that sensing the future is possible, they also provide practical tools and techniques you can use to develop your own powers of precognition.

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An Introduction to Parapsychology (5th Edition) by Harvey J. Irwin, Caroline A. Watt

From the Publisher:
The objective of this book is to provide an introductory survey of parapsychologists’ efforts to explore the authenticity and bases of anomalous, apparently paranormal phenomena. It outlines the origins of parapsychological research and critically reviews investigations of extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and the evaluation of parapsychology as a scientific enterprise.

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A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal: Our Secret Powers Telepathy, Clairvoyance & Precognition by Terje G. Simonsen

From the publisher:
“This is the most entertaining and broad survey of the paranormal ever made, combining forgotten lore, evidence from parapsychological experiments, and the testament of scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicists and philosophers, and also quite a few celebrities. Exploring the possibility that paranormal phenomena maybe and that some most likely are objectively real, this travelogue through the twilight zone of human consciousness is both scientifically rigorous and extremely entertaining.” 

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