The author, a retired lawyer and former president of the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research has spent many years researching psychic phenomena and observing how it interacts with our daily lives. In Talking about Psychical Research: Thoughts on Life, Death and the Nature of Reality, Mary Rose Barrington asks, “What is the point of psychical research?” She goes on to share her thoughts on subjects including telepathy, clairvoyance, ‘ jotts’, scepticism, psychic force and her ‘small theory of everything’, and in doing so provides us with an enlightening, erudite and entertaining read.
About the author
Mary Rose Barrington, MA, graduated from ghost stories to Lodge’s Survival of Man while at school, and later took a turn as President of the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research. She joined the SPR in 1957, becoming a Council member in 1962. She has participated in many investigations and experiments, and has served on the Spontaneous Cases Committee since its inception. Before retirement she was a lawyer and charity administrator, and in the voluntary sector engaged actively in the causes of animal protection and voluntary euthanasia. In 1995 she was elected as Vice-President of the Society. Her most substantial publication is A World in a Grain of Sand: The Clairvoyance of Stefan Ossowiecki, written jointly with Ian Stevenson and Zofia Weaver (McFarland, 2005).
She appeared in the episode ‘Ripples in Time; of the British paranormal documentary television series Ghosthunters.
Outside of her parapsychology work, she supports animal rights and voluntary euthanasia. She was once a chairperson of the British Voluntary Euthanasia Society.
Publisher: White Crow Books
Published January 2019
Size: 229 x 152 mm