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The Resource Fringe-ology : how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldn't, Steve Volk

Fringe-ology : how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldn't, Steve Volk

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Fringe-ology : how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldn't
Title
Fringe-ology
Title remainder
how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldn't
Statement of responsibility
Steve Volk
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Fringe-ology
Title variation remainder
how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldnt
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eng
Summary
"FRINGE-OLOGY is a rollicking narrative journey into the unexplored territory where modern science and the paranormal converge. In it, reporter Steve Volk peeks over an anesthesiologist's shoulder as he claps a mask over a patient's face and leads us on an exploration of the deepest realm of our being. He sits beside a world famous psychologist whose research entailed watching patients die, and who concluded that death is not the end, a belief that set her own legendary career aflame. He pores over psychical research conducted by military scientists that concluded psi-phenomenon exists, and watches quantum physicists battle over the results. He offers intimate accounts of individuals who have life-changing paranormal experiences, but because of modern social stigmas must be very discreet about sharing them. Volk interviews people claiming to have been abducted by aliens, and meets a N.A.S.A. astronaut whose trip to outer space turned him into a passionate paranormalist. He investigates what happens in the brains of people undergoing a religious experience, and learns how to control his dreams. He goes hunting for specters in some of this country's most renowned haunted locations, and even wrestles with his own family's mind-bending ghost story. In the end, what Volk discovers is that there is enough mystery left in the world to humble us all, and that out of this humility arises the opportunity to answer some of the most fundamental questions that lie at the heart of human existence: Is there a God? Are we alone in the universe? What happens when we die?"--
Summary
"FRINGE-OLOGY is a rollicking narrative journey into the unexplored territory where modern science and the paranormal converge. In it, reporter Steve Volk peeks over an anesthesiologist's shoulder as he claps a mask over a patient's face and leads us on an exploration of the deepest realm of our being. He sits beside a world famous psychologist whose research entailed watching patients die, and who concluded that death is not the end, a belief that set her own legendary career aflame. He pores over psychical research conducted by military scientists that concluded psi-phenomenon exists, and watches quantum physicists battle over the results. He offers intimate accounts of individuals who have life-changing paranormal experiences, but because of modern social stigmas must be very discreet about sharing them. Volk interviews people claiming to have been abducted by aliens, and meets a N.A.S.A. astronaut whose trip to outer space turned him into a passionate paranormalist. He investigates what happens in the brains of people undergoing a religious experience, and learns how to control his dreams. He goes hunting for specters in some of this country's most renowned haunted locations, and even wrestles with his own family's mind-bending ghost story. In the end, what Volk discovers is that there is enough mystery left in the world to humble us all, and that out of this humility arises the opportunity to answer some of the most fundamental questions that lie at the heart of human existence: Is there a God? Are we alone in the universe? What happens when we die?"--
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395371
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Volk, Steve
Dewey number
130
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF1031
LC item number
.V65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Parapsychology
  • Supernatural
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Supernatural
Target audience
adult
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how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldn't
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Fringe-ology : how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldn't, Steve Volk
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2010048655
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780061857713
Lccn
2010048655
Label
Fringe-ology : how I tried to explain away the unexplainable-and couldn't, Steve Volk
Publication
Control code
2010048655
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780061857713
Lccn
2010048655

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