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Fiction

In this aisle, you will find sources offering entertainment as well as insights and observations concerning matters both ghostly and spiritual.

Other aisles feature books specializing in other types of evidence.
Click on a title to purchase or learn more about an item. The opinions expressed herein are those of the various authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Academy, its members, or staff.
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Movies
Ghost
A murdered man employs a "fake" medium to protect his wife from his killer. A really great movie and a fairly accurate portrayal of souls who have not yet crossed over. Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. [1990]
Ghost Town Ghost Town
A good ghost story doesn't have to be scary, or even serious; this one is absolutely hilarious. Ricky Gervais stars as a misanthrope dentist whose near-death experience results in his ability to see ghosts, or at least those having unfinished business in Manhattan. [2008]
It's A Wonderful Life
These days it's easy to smile at the opening sequence's special effects that show God as a sort of flickering nebula, but that's probably closer to reality than most modern portrayals. As for the angel, Clarence, and the exploration of an alternate reality, well, this 1947 movie was way ahead of its time. Stars Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Not just the best Christmas movie ever, a genuine contender for best movie ever made. [1947]
The Sixth Sense
Endorsed as fairly realistic by several psychics who, as children, could also "see dead people." Bruce Willis stars as the psychologist and Haley Joel Osment as the perceptive child in the movie with the most suprising ending. Brilliantly directed by M. Night Shyamalan. [1999]
Topper Topper - the TV series
For many of today's seniors, this television show was their first introduction to the idea of friendly ghosts … at least the non-animated kind. Topper is a situation comedy centered around a stuffy banker who moves into a house previously owned by a couple who were killed in a skiing accident. Trouble is, the couple, and their St, Bernard, refuse to move out.
What Dreams May Come
A man attempts to rescue his wife from her self-imposed hell. A very entertaining film with stunning visuals. Probably the most accurate representation of heaven ever filmed. Starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, and Max von Sydow. [1998]
Books
Emir's Education Emir's Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers
If you didn't read this as a child, you should make up for that deficiency as quickly as possible. Readers of all ages will be captivated as the young prince Emir learns the wonders of his new world and the necessity of death. [1979]
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
An elderly mechanic crosses over and learns important lessons from a few of those whose lives he touched. Think It's A Wonderful Life combined with What Dreams May Come. A small book that manages to avoid being saccharine — most of the tiime. [2005]
Halloween Tree The Halloween Tree
Never before has the spooky been so educational. A group of boys are taken by the mysterious Moundshroud on a world-wide tour of Halloween past and present. By Ray Bradbury, sci-fi master and author of Something Wicked This Way Comes. [1972]
Oversoul 7 The Oversoul Seven Trilogy
Before she died, Jane Roberts channeled 13 "Seth" books and wrote, while not entranced, 10 others based on the Seth material (New books are still being created from the extensive notes that she and her husband made of the Seth sessions.) Four of the ten are fiction, three of these concern the adventures of "Oversoul Seven." Now these metaphysical adventures are all within the covers of a single volume. The first book is the best, but all are both entertaining and eye-opening. [1973, 1979, 1984]
Star Rover The Star Rover - Book
Based on the real-life saga of Ed Morrell, this Jack London novel tells how a falsely imprisoned man overcomes terrible tortures and ultimately triumphs via out-of-body experiences and the re-living of past lives. Absolutely fascinating. [1915]
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