In this revised and updated edition of Varieties of Anomalous Experience,  edited by Etzel Cardeña, Steven Jay Lynn, and Stanley Krippner, contributors present a wide range of research on anomalous experiences, from commonly documented sensations like synesthesia, lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences and auditory and visual hallucinations, to rarer and more seemingly inexplicable experiences such as anomalous healing, past-lives, near-death experiences, mystical experiences, and even alien abductions. The book makes a compelling case for the inclusion of these marginalized and under-recognized experiences as not merely incidental, but essential to our understanding of human psychology.

This book places the kinds of raw experiences that form the bedrock of parapsychology into a context of a broad spectrum of unusual experiences and demonstrates that they are all not only amenable to the methods of science, but essential for the development of a truly adequate science of human nature. 

The Parapsychological Association Book Award was established in 2015 to recognize books in the field of parapsychology that make significant contributions to science and to the cultural conversation about the implications of parapsychology. Visit the PA Book Award Page to learn more about the award and previous winners.