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White Crow Books, under the broad umbrella of world spirituality, is a search for truth. We're looking for the insight which can be found both in the mouths of spiritual teachers – and also under stones where others don’t always look. Accordingly, the blogs in this section of the website will be updated regularly, going where they will, reflecting pioneering thinking and ideas for your consideration. Drop in when you have a moment and seek different company. You can of course join the conversation by adding a comment; or you can simply join in by being here.
Carla Wills-Brandon   Carla Wills-Brandon
Carla Wills-Brandon is a marriage and family therapist and grief expert, and one of the few researchers focused on the departing vision as proof of life after death. Having researched nearly 2,000 such encounters for more than 30 years, she is a sought-after lecturer and has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs.
Guy Lyon Playfair   Guy Lyon Playfair
Guy Lyon Playfair spent many years in Brazil as a freelance journalist for The Economist, Time, and the Associated Press, also working for four years in the press section of the US Agency for International Development. His most recent book is Twin Telepathy. He lives in London and is a council member of the Society for Psychical Research.
Ineke Koedam   Ineke Koedam
It is Ineke’s mission to contribute to the broadening of conscious awareness around dying and death. She is the author of In the Light of Death: Experiences on the Threshold Between Life and Death. The book outlines how profound meaning can be found in dying in our preperation for death.
Michael Cocks   Michael Cocks
Michael Cocks is editor of the e-journal, The Ground of Faith. Every two months he republishes articles from the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, Inc. including articles from Michael Tymn; also from The Christian Parapsychologist, Victor Zammit’s weekly newsletter, and from many other sources.
Michael Tymn   Michael Tymn
A resident of Kailua, Hawaii, Michael E Tymn is vice-president of the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, Inc., and editor of the Academy’s quarterly magazine, The Searchlight. He is the author of several books, including The Afterlife Revealed, Transcending the Titanic and The Afterlife Explorers, which are published by White Crow Books.
Simon Parke   Simon Parke
Simon Parke was a priest in the Church of England for 20 years and is now a freelance writer. His most recent books include The One-Minute Mystic, Shelf Life, and The Enneagram: A Private Session with the World’s Greatest Psychologist.
Stafford Betty   Stafford Betty
Stafford Betty earned his Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University, where he specialized in Asian religious thought and Sanskrit. Today he is a professor of world religions at California State University, Bakersfield, and has evolved as one of the world’s most acclaimed experts on the afterlife. In 2011 he published The Afterlife Unveiled, which has emerged as a classic in the field. Another of his recent books, The Imprisoned Splendor, is a novel set in the afterlife. All told he has published eight books, most recently Heaven and Hell Unveiled: Updates from the World of Spirit, published by White Crow, and dozens of articles and essays on a wide variety of subjects. Betty’s earlier publications focused on the philosophy of religion and are available at academia.edu. He has traveled to India four times, most recently in 2010 to deliver the keynote address at a convocation of Vedantins in Udupi. He writes a blog for The Huffington Post and White Crow Books in an attempt to reach non-specialists. His writes and speaks with uncommon clarity and regularly addresses conference and radio audiences.
The White Crow   The White Crow
The name ‘White Crow’ says much about us. It pays homage to the great 19th century spiritual adventurer, William James: ‘To upset the conclusion that all crows are black,’ he said, ‘there is no need to seek demonstration that no crow is black; it is sufficient to produce one white crow; a single one is sufficient.’ William James was a truth seeker, and in this same spirit of exploration, we journey on—seeking out spiritual truths where we find them, and hopefully becoming a little more enlightened along the way.
Tricia Robertson   Tricia Robertson
Tricia is a long term council member, past Vice President and immediate past President of the Scottish Society for Psychical Research. In addition to 29 years of experience in investigating spontaneous cases, Tricia has appeared on various radio and TV programmes and has been invited, over many of years, to speak to varied organisations throughout the UK.
 
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The Role of Affinities and the Group-Soul by Anabela Cardoso – Affinities seem to play an important role in the next world. We have touched on the subject in a previous chapter and I have discussed it in earlier publications (Cardoso, 2010, 2003). Indeed, the meaning and importance of the Group-Soul described in the mediumistic literature, e.g. the information received purportedly from the deceased Frederic Myers by Geraldine Cummins (Cummins, 2012), have been emphasized in my own contacts. Read here
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