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  • Searchable site contains articles, texts, images, bibliographies, and links.
  • Bibliography on alchemy and its influences, includes URLs for those items available online.
  • "The American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP) is a nonprofit educational association that is dedicated to the support of people who are interested in or who are studying Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC). This website offers examples, techniques and concepts concerning Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental TransCommunication."
  • Site which details the Greek system of magic and ritual.
  • The site "contains biographies and quotations of significant figures in the history of mysticism, and others, such as poets and philosophers, who have made important observations on the nature of existence. Each entry contains biographical details, quotations and pictures, where available, as well as links to help you search for further information and books by or about the subject."
  • Focuses on controlled, laboratory studies of such experiences as mind-matter interaction phenomena, distant healing, clairvoyance, and precognition.
  • Covers the areas of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, dreams, hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, personal growth, transpersonal psychology.
  • A broad collection of web articles devoted to all aspects of religion, myth, occultism, and spirituality.
  • "Information on traditional and modern spiritualities."
  • A compendium of Oriental and Theosophical terms, by G. de Purucker.Second and Revised Edition copyright ? 1996 by Theosophical University Press (print version also available) First Edition published by Rider & Co., London, 1933.
  • About.com's page of links to resources concerning paranormal phenomena.
  • "Supernatural, paranormal and pseudoscientific beliefs proliferate worldwide. This virtual museum includes descriptions and images of artifacts and souvenirs associated with such beliefs from around the world."
  • "This site is an effort to organize the research of Charles Hoy Fort [an early 20th century writer in the field of phenomenalism] into a more easily utilized resource by gathering and placing under various subject headings the vast amount of information scattered throughout Fort's books. The information contained within these pages is gleaned from extensive study of the four non-fiction books published by Charles Fort in his lifetime."
  • An online encyclopedia with over 450 articles which attempt "to objectively describe past and present ideas, concepts, beliefs, and practices in the worlds of the occult, mysticism and paranormal."
  • Based on a University of Michigan Library exhibition devoted to "magic and its practitioners in the Mediterranean basin and the Near East from the 1st to the 7th centuries A.D."
  • "Washington State Ghost Society was organized in 1998, and was the first ghost investigation group in the state to assist those troubled by their experiences with hauntings."

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