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Learn all about Parapsychology and the Paranormal with the Parapsychology Book and eBook The Hidden Whisper

by Dr JJ Lumsden

pol-ter-geist (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.

Paranormal 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 return home.

The Hidden 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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ISBN: 978-0955911415
£8.99 / $12.99 Print (330 Pages)
£1.99 / $2.99 Kindle (681kb)


A most unusual detective story.

Want to dive into the science and learn about Extra Sensory Perception, Psychokinesis, Ghosts, Poltergeists and more, but don't know where to start? Or you don't want to wade through dry academic textbooks? Welcome to The Hidden Whisper!

Learn about:

  • Extra Sensory Perception

  • Psychokinesis

  • Ghosts & Poltergeists

  • Direct Mental Interactions with Living Systems

  • Out-of-Body Experiences

  • Remote Healing

  • How fake psychics do what they do

  • And more!



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Best Parapsychology Book

Learn all about parapsychology as fictional parapsychologist Luke Jackson investigates a poltergeist outbreak in Southern Arizona.

There's 100 bonus pages of in-depth endnotes and references that goes into greater depth.

Available as Hardcopy, iBook and Kindle



Articles & Interviews

Paranormal Magazine:
ESP and the Ganzfeld

Pseudo Psychics and The Art of the Con

 Edinburgh Evening News:





JJ (James) Lumsden

Written by the real life Experimental Parapsychologist - Dr. JJ Lumsden


Dr JJ Lumsden Parapsychologist | Lumsden-Cook

Dr JJ Lumsden


Link to Parapsychology Blog

What is Parapsychology?

How do you become a Parapsychologist?

What is Extra Sensory Perception?


Links to
parapsychology organizations and parapsychology blogs

The Parapsychological Association

The Koestler Parapsychology Unit
(University of Edinburgh)

The Society for Psychical Research

The Rhine Research Center

Global Consciousness Project

American Society for Psychical Research

JJ Lumsden's Parapsychology Blog



  • ..a fascinating book... an excellent introduction to the different aspects of parapsychology.
    Lumsden writes with wit and insight. 
    Tucson Citizen

  • ...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 super, 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

  • An extremely well-written and suspenseful page-turner from real life parapsychologist JJ Lumsden Yoga Magazine

  • Two Thumbs Up

  • 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 debate

  • ...a unique fiction, non-fiction mix that is very well written...entertaining and amusing as well. If you like reading about parapsychology and the paranormal, then you should buy it http://www.ghostsamongus...

  • intriguing and well written… an appealing blend of science and detective story.
    paranormal magazine

  • 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 will enjoy JJ Lumsden's The Hidden Whisper.  http://publicparapsychology..

  • … an enjoyable, suspenseful, and satisfying read

  • ...a ghost investigation novel that has all the elements of a good detective mystery and spooky 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 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.

Why did 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 Big Screen?

Thank you for your kind words. The Big Screen? Maybe one day...

In the book, you discuss Zener Cards.
Do you have any pictures of what they actually look like?

I've placed some sample Zener Cards on my blog here. A pack of Zener cards would contain five of each card type; twenty-five in total.

I've seen Ghostbusters. Do you live in a Firehouse and
drive a Cadillac ambulance as well?

Errr..... no.

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 experiments?

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)

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