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The Hidden Whisper
by Dr JJ Lumsden
(noun): ‘Noisy spirit’;
paranormal source of physical disturbances.
In a retirement
community in the desert of southern Arizona, Jack and Chloe Monroe have an
unwanted guest. What once appeared merely strange has now taken on sinister
overtones. What once seemed a curiosity now seems terrifying.
researcher Dr. Luke Jackson reluctantly takes up the investigation and finds
himself drawn into a series of unexplained events at the Monroe house. Time
is against Luke. He has just one week to unravel the mystery before he must
Whisper offers a rare opportunity to enter the intriguing world of the
paranormal through the eyes of Luke Jackson. Written by real life
parapsychologist Dr. JJ Lumsden, the fictional narrative is combined with
extensive endnotes and references that cover Extra Sensory Perception,
Psychokinesis, Haunts, Out of Body Experiences and more. A must-read book
for anyone who wants to learn about the paranormal.
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There's 100 bonus pages of in-depth
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..a fascinating book... an
excellent introduction to the different aspects of parapsychology. Lumsden
writes with wit and insight.
...a fast paced read and one of those
books you just don’t want to put down!For anyone interested in the paranormal and metaphysical, this is a
fun book and one that I enjoyed immensely.
This book works on
many levels, an excellent introduction to the concepts current in the
field of parapsychology... at best you may learn something new, and at worst
you'll have read a witty and well-written paranormal detective story
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The story is captivating and the quality of 70-some pages of endnotes and over
12 pages of references to studies are an invaluable resource to anyone who takes these subjects seriously... [the
author shows] the
required critical thinking of both sides of the parapsychological
...a unique fiction, non-fiction mix that is very well
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well written… an appealing blend
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Beyond an interesting and
captivating story, the author also successfully adds an extra dimension
that provides his readers with an excellent education in the basics of
real life parapsychology. Skeptics and believers in the paranormal alike
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...a ghost investigation novel that has all
the elements of a good detective mystery and spooky thriller...an engrossing haunting tale... an
informative overview of the
current theories on the phenomena.
Dr. Lumsden may well have created a new art
form... a story placed in an educational context that informs as well as
entertains. We might dub it
www.fiction.edu and hope that there will be
others of its genre. Professor Stanley Krippner, AHP Perspective.
Here’s a novel novel. J. J. Lumsden has written a
story about a parapsychologist investigating an apparent poltergeist, using
the plotline as a vehicle to provide serious information, in the form of
endnotes, on psi research. The result is entertaining and instructive in
equal measure, and will appeal to SPR members as well as the general reader
who would like to know more about parapsychology. Society for Psychical Research Book Review.
The Book's Video Trailer (2008)
Ask the Author
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Why did you write a parapsychology book?
When people find out what you do, a good few questions normally follow.
Some people think the paranormal is nonsense, others less so. It just seemed
clear to me that folk might like an easy-to-read and accessible book that
illuminates parapsychology and the paranormal.
you choose this 'novel / popular science' format?
Just so the book isn't too full-on. People can dip in and out of the
endnotes when they want to learn more about particular topic areas, whilst
(hopefully) enjoying the main part of the book as a stand-alone story.
How do you
become a parapsychologist?
Parapsychologists hail from a number of disciplines including physics,
philosophy and psychiatry (lots of 'P's it seems), but most have
psychology backgrounds (mainly experimental, but also clinical). There are a
couple of universities in the UK that teach parapsychology, both as courses
at the undergraduate level, and as postgraduate qualifications.
I did my doctorate at Edinburgh University's 'Koestler Parapsychology
Unit', which is part of the psychology department. Since it was founded in
1985, the KPU has turned out over two dozen PhD graduates, and been home to
scores of laboratory experiments.
Any lecture tours planned? What about in the USA?
I think we'll have to see how well the book does first.
I really loved The Hidden Whisper. Fantastic! The book
would make a great movie - any chance we'll see Luke Jackson starring on the
Thank you for your kind words. The Big Screen? Maybe one
In the book, you discuss Zener Cards.
Do you have any pictures of what they actually look like?
I've seen Ghostbusters. Do you live in a Firehouse and
drive a Cadillac ambulance as well?
Summarize your book in 10 words or less.
Columbo meets Scooby Doo meets Stephen King.
Is it true that cockroaches have been used in parapsychology
Indeed. Helmut Schmidt (in 1970) set up an experiment to test whether
cockroaches were able to use psychokinesis to prevent themselves from being
electrically shocked. He found significant but unexpected results - the
cockroaches were being shocked more often than they should by
chance. This outcome prompted Schmidt to have a good think about the nature
of psi, and ultimately led him to hypothesise that the experimenter may have
a substantial effect upon the study outcome - using his or her psi to
influence matters without consciously realising it (i.e. the test animals
were not responsible). Other experiments with animals (which seemed
particularly popular in the 1970s) have included: Baby Chicks: See Schmidt
(1970b). Cats and ESP: See Osis & Foster (1953). Lizards: Watkins (1971).
Gerbils: Parker (1974). Rats: Craig & Treurniet (1974)