Congratulations are in order for Zofia Weaver and Krzysztof Janoszka for their outstanding work on The Mind at Large: Clairvoyance, Psychics, Police and Life After Death (A Polish Perspective).

The Mind at Large provides a case for how psi can be useful in day-to-day scenarios such as crime solving. The "blue sense" employed by clairvoyants and mediums can be lent to police cases that often go unsolved. But where is the documentation of such an application of psi?

The publication of The Mind at Large is a monumental feat. Zofia Weaver applies her specialized knowledge of Polish sources to provide new information to English-speaking readers. Many stories in The Mind at Large convey the experiences of mediums of the first half of the twentieth century. Others document the experiences of mediums to the present day. Ten contemporary investigations (between 1993 to 2008) are documented in this book.

Parapsychology’s history and current research are succinctly summarized, and psychic detective practice is put into perspective. Jackowski is explicitly compared with Joe McMoneagle (from the US secret military program Stargate) and Stefan Ossowiecki (a successful Polish clairvoyant of the twentieth century). This comparative approach supports the discussion of evidence as well as the analysis of the underlying processes. Cautious conclusions and suggestions for further research end the book as the natural starting point of a new way for scientific inquiry.

This book is important for parapsychologists, and many active in the field have provided endorsements, but the book is written at an accessible reading level so that both the professional and citizen parapsychologist can enjoy it.

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.