Top 10 ESP – Extrasensory Perception Books of 2016.

 

Extrasensory perception, also called ESP or Esper, has been defined as the sixth sense or the extra sense. It refers to the reception of information through the mind and not through any of the five physical senses. The top 10 books of 2016 were books on this emerging branch of psychology. Some of the best books to read have been written on this topic by eminent psychologists and neuroscientists.

 

An Essay on Apparitions in which Their Appearance is Accounted for by Causes Wholly Independent of Preternatural Agency

First published in 1810, this book was initially written to prove the existence of ghosts and that they are natural, rather than supernatural in origin.

Read it For:
The varied topics covered in chapters like Universal Belief in Ghosts-Addison and his Opinions-Luther; his Ideas of Madmen, and of Idiots.”
Don't Read it For:
The ideas voiced are centuries old and will not stand in the reasoning of today.
What makes this book stand out?:
The ideas voiced are centuries old and will not stand in the reasoning of today.

Secretly Psychic: My Lifetime of Extra Sensory Perceptions

A book about the several thousand psychic experiences of the author including astro-travel, mind reading, interaction with spirits, mental teleportation, and other such experiences. This is one of the top 10 books on the topic, published in 2016.

Read it For:
An insight into the psychic abilities of the author and how she used them to help others
Don't Read it For:
The book is slow in the beginning, and it takes some time to wholly capture the attention of the reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
The honesty reflected in the pages of this autobiographical memoir, as the author strives to get her abilities recognized and validated as beneficial to the public.

The New Science of the Paranormal: From the Research Lab To Real Life Paperback

The authors of this book attempt to clear from the mind of the readers any illusions and to lift their consciousness to a higher level. A book often included in book recommendations about the topic.

Read it For:
Readers can read this book to enlighten themselves about the various ways in which they can make their life more successful and happy.
Don't Read it For:
The narrative is difficult to follow, and some readers might not agree with the views offered by the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The claim that it makes of expanding the consciousness of the readers, thereby enhancing their inner powers and abilities.

Extrasensory Perception Phenomena

A book with the objective of throwing light upon the extra sensory perception phenomenon, while telling the reader about quantum brainwaves.

Read it For:
The argument that it presents by saying that the velocity propagation of the extrasensory information exceeds the velocity of light.
Don't Read it For:
Readers might not agree with the point of view presented in this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The new approach it presents to the argument of ESP while proposing Heavyside Quants as its carriers.
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Extrasensory Perception: A Philosophical Treatise

Explaining the “"inexplicable coincidences,” the author of the book tries to explain to the reader the meaning of extrasensory perception.

Read it For:
A book that should be read by anyone who is interested in finding out the possible reasons behind “inexplicable coincidences.”
Don't Read it For:
Starting out slow, the book takes some time to pull the reader in.
What makes this book stand out?:
The witty narrative and the brilliantly precise way in which the author tries to make himself understood.

Why We Snap: Understanding the Rage Circuit in Your Brain

A book that claims to uncover what causes seemingly normal people to either burst out in terrible acts of violence and anger or act out in extreme heroism. It claims to answer the question whether we are in full control of our actions.

Read it For:
An essential reading, written engagingly and providing practical advice on how readers can recognize and prevent the nine triggers.
Don't Read it For:
The book strays away at times from its main objective of rage to detailed heroic pursuits and wartime stories.
What makes this book stand out?:
The conclusion the book draws about rage and how it attempts to make society understand that rage is a capacity we all possess, rather than something which only exists in people with mental health issues. A book that is one of the best books to read about the topic.

Extrasensory perception: The FBI Files

A real account of the FBI, CIA and Army Intelligence’s interest in the research work done by Mr. William Foos on Extra Sensory Perception and how they could use ESP to enforce the law and gather intelligence.

Read it For:
A detailed and fascinating FBI report about the interest shown by the CIA and FBI on ESP.
Don't Read it For:
There is no way to identify whether the author is providing credible information or not.
What makes this book stand out?:
The information provided on the study of ESP and why government agencies have such a keen interest in it. This book is often included in the top 10 books of 2016.

Parapsychology: the science of unusual experience

A book that provides readers with the opportunity to increase their knowledge about the paranormal by bringing them up to date with the new developments made in that field.

Read it For:
Its chapters on diverse subjects like conspiracy theories, possession, exorcism, reincarnation and others.
Don't Read it For:
Since the book deals with a niche subject, it can be criticized by skeptics who do not believe in its field of reasoning.
What makes this book stand out?:
The varied and very interesting topics bridge the gap between traditional and fringe psychology, making it a must-read for believers, skeptics, students, professors and anybody else interested in this topic.

Whispers from the Wild: Listening to Voices from the Animal Kingdom

The author writes this book as a guide on how to communicate with animals as well as communicating messages from endangered animals to the people who have endangered them.

Read it For:
Brilliant and vivid portraits painted by the author of animals like the Great White Sharks to Black Mamba snakes.
Don't Read it For:
The book rambles cuts short interesting stories and often goes into long monologues that might make the reader bored.
What makes this book stand out?:
Whispers from the Wild stands out for its hilarious, riveting, uplifting, important and fun style of writing. One of the best books of 2016.

Apparitions; or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses

First published in 1815, it is a collection of real-life stories about people who have experienced ghosts and communicated with spirits using their ESP abilities.

Read it For:
The stories that cover a wide range of topics on human encounters with the supernatural and are often humorous.
Don't Read it For:
An old book, the stories often drag and are slow to pick up.
What makes this book stand out?:
The wit and hilarity of the book, which was written to dispel fears regarding the paranormal.

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