Item #140943965 (The Paranormal) Archive of 16 typed transcripts from Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats. Cleve Backster, Joseph Banks Rhine, Ruth Carter Stapleton, Rusty Smith Carnarius, Jack H. Holland, Robert Miller, Paul Sauvin, Don Galloway, Walter Houston Clark, William Parker, Judith Skutch Whitson, Jim Gross.
(The Paranormal) Archive of 16 typed transcripts from Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats
(The Paranormal) Archive of 16 typed transcripts from Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats
(The Paranormal) Archive of 16 typed transcripts from Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats
(The Paranormal) Archive of 16 typed transcripts from Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats

(The Paranormal) Archive of 16 typed transcripts from Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats

Elizabethtown, PA and various locations: [No Publisher], 1977-1980.

A collection of 16 typed transcriptions and interviews presented to the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The organization that sponsored these retreats, Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, was an interfaith research group on occult and paranormal phenomena established by psychic Arthur Ford in 1956.

Lecturers include an interesting cross section of figures in New Age thought, parapsychology, and, curiously, politics including Cleve Backster (a CIA interrogator who became fascinated by paranormal phenomena and began experimenting on plants and their intelligence and reaction to psychic phenomena) and J.B. Rhine, a botanist who became a prominent parapsychologist. Ruth Carter Stapleton was the youngest sister of President Jimmy Carter who was active in Christian healing ministries. Walter Houston Clark (1902-1994) was a professor of the psychology of religion at Andover Newton Theological School and an early participant in the Harvard Psychedelic Drug Project. He became an associate of psychedelic guru Timothy Leary. This file of transcripts was originally found in the archives of an editor of the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Journal and their book series. Scarce with no copies of most if not all transcripts not located in OCLC WorldCat.

Very Good condition overall with a number of hand corrections, presumably by transcribers, to text. Archive includes a copy of the book Pivotal Day in a Critical Year by Jim Gross with an interview of "psychic widow" Rusty Smith Carnarius; Chicago: Aries Press, 1980.

Contents are as follows:

1. Backster, Cleve. [Untitled transcription of a speech on plants and psychic energy]. 26 pp.Undated, ca. 1978.

2. Carnarius, Rusty Smith. Devotion Services. 1980. 9 pp.
3. - Phoenix Fire: The Regenerative Light Within. 1980. Tape #6013. 32 pp. Transcribed by Becky Purcell.
4. - To Walk in the World More Aware. 1978 SFF Elizabethtown Retreat; Tape #137. 19 pp.

5. Clark, Dr. Walter Houston. Consciousness/ Mystical Experiences. Lecture given at a conference on human growth into higher consciousness. Fredericksburg, VA, May 28-30, 1977. Transcribed by G Musselman. Photocopy.

6. Galloway, Don. Psychic Links to the Spirituall Anchor. 1977, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. 16 pp. Galloway was a clairvoyant medium.

7. Holland, Dr. Jack H. Holism and Science. 1980. 19 pp. Holland was an educator and author.
8. - The Creative Nature of Man. 1980. 21pp. B. Purcell, Texas mailing address taped to corner. Marked number two, tape #269.
9. - The Practice of the Presence with Him. 1980. 21 pp. Upper corner mark number three, tape number 270. Transcribed by Becky Purcell.
10. - The Power of the Word. 18 pp. Transcribers signature at top. Tape #271.
11. - Overcoming Stress through Self Awareness. 18 pp. Tape #272.

12. Miller, Robert and Paul Sauvin. Methods of Detecting and Measuring Healing Energies. In 2 parts, each 7 pp; with photocopied material. Upper corner inscribed "1978 USPA conference transcribed by Vera Holm."

13. Parker, Dr. William. Consciousness/ Prayer. Fredericksburg, VA. May 28–30 1977. Creative Living Institute. Transcribed by G. Musselman. 22 pp. with two pages per sheet.

14. Rhine, Dr. J.B. [Speech given 5/18/73 on the psychology of religion]. 15 pp. Transcribed by Vera Holm.

15. Stapleton, Ruth Carter. Healing Memories. Fredericksburg, Virginia. May 1977. Creative Living Institute. 16 pp. in two columns. Transcribed by G. Musselman.

16. Whitson, Judith Skutch. Personal Transformation. 1979 SFF Carleton Retreat. 17pp. Transcribed by Becky Purcell. Item #140943965

Price: $2,000.00