Friday, November 17, 2006

New Book: The Spirit of Dr. Bindelof

Anomalist Books has recently released a new book by Dr. Rosemarie Pilkington titled The Spirit of Dr. Bindelof: The Enigma of Seance Phenomena. This book focuses on one little known episode of physical mediumship, Gilbert Roller's autobiographical account of a group of teenage boys who experimented with séance phenomena and contacted an alleged spirit named Dr. Bindelof in the 1930s. Author Rosemarie Pilkington follows up with the history of these extraordinary physical mediums and the remarkable feats they perform, placing the Bindelof case within this wider framework and bringing it up to date with a review of contemporary "secular" mediums. More information is available at the site,

Rosemarie Pilkington is a writer, musician, and educator. She has a Ph.D. in psychology (consciousness studies) from Saybrook Institute. In addition to writing many articles and book reviews on psychic phenomena, she compiled and edited Men and Women of Parapsychology : Personal Reflections, published in 1987 by McFarland, an anthology that earned praise in Europe and the Americas and spawned several similar books in the years that followed.

Anomalist Books is a publishing company to watch. They publish books devoted exclusively to unexplained mysteries, unorthodox mysteries, unorthodox theories, and unexpected discoveries. Using on demand print technology, they are able to publish trade paperbacks at a reasonable price. Their catalogue is likely to be of interest to readers of this blog, and I encourage you to check them out.

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