Music and the Paranormal

An Encyclopedic Dictionary


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About the Book

Exploring the paranormal through musical phenomena, this encyclopedia covers a range of anomalies, from musical mediumship to locations throughout the world where music has been heard with no obvious source. Other manifestations, such as the abilities of musical savants and the anesthetic use of music during surgical procedures, are included with a focus on paraphysical aspects. Entries describe examples from earliest history up to the present—interpretation is left to the reader. Broader themes and concepts are discussed in appendices, with additional references provided for further study.

About the Author(s)

Melvyn J. Willin, the Honorary Archive Liaison Officer to the Society for Psychical Research in London, holds two doctorates in music and paranormal research from British universities. He has written several books and academic articles on other anomalous phenomena including apparitions, poltergeists, near-death-experiences and alleged paranormality within the martial arts.

Bibliographic Details

Melvyn J. Willin

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 249
Bibliographic Info: 27 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8598-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4471-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
The Encyclopedia 5
Appendix 1: A Selection of References to Rosemary Brown 217
Appendix 2: The Cases Explored in D. Scott Rogo’s NAD Books 219
Appendix 3: Selected Books and Articles Devoted to the ­Sound-Music Hypotheses 225
Bibliography 227
Index 235

Book Reviews & Awards

“An invaluable addition…highly recommended”—Fortean Times