A comprehensive list of texts / videos / talks is impossible for this vast area. This initial list (to which we can add suggestions) is designed to give you a good understanding of the main issues and much of more recent work in scientific experiments, ideas, philosophy, and relevant controversies. Some of these authors and organisations have published much more of interest to spiritualists and anyone with an open mind, enjoy!


Text Resources

Gary E. Schwartz PhD – The Afterlife Experiments 

[mediumship subjected to rigorous scientific method] and other books.

Dr Oliver LazarBeyond Matter (2023)

just about every argument you could ever need, inspired by a spirit event from a medic/computer scientist, if you only read one book....

Paul J. van Leeuwen – Quantum Physics is NOT weird

[the consciousness interpretation by a physicist who gave a talk at Stansted Hall]

Dr Eben Alexander – Proof of Heaven

[best-selling account of near-death experience by a neurosurgeon]

Alexander Moreira-Almeida , Marianna de Abreu Costa , Humberto Schubert Coelho - The Science of Life after Death

Science of Life After Death | SpringerLink  a new top quality academically rigorous work full of references, bringing together a lot of studies, history and irrefutable argument to show that there is an abundance of valid evidence and scientific space for survival after death.

Stephen C. Meyer – Return of the God Hypothesis

[uses scientific method and scientists' quotes to show that some materialist scientific claims are not all that they seem] 

Richard Milton – Shattering the myths of Darwinism

[explains that random mutation and natural selection are not the explanations of evolution]

Association for the Advancement of Post-materialist Science – volumes 1 and 2 “Expanding Science” and “Is Consciousness Primary?” collected articles 

[US and Canadian scientists, medics, and other thinkers on consciousness and how to describe it scientifically] and now volume 3 on personal experiences of scientists.

Philip Goff – Galileo's Error

[a modern take on panpsychism – the idea that consciousness is in literally everything to a degree, by philosopher at Durham University, UK]

Jeffrey Kripal – The Flip

[American theologian's account of how consciousness, not matter, underlies all that exists]

Mysterious Minds - The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums, and other Extraordinary People',

it is a series of articles edited by Stanley Krippner and Harris L Friedman.


Miracles, God, Science and Psychology in the Paranormal' by J. Harold Ellens, Editor

David Lorimer – (Several books), including A New Renaissance: Transforming Science, Spirit and Society

Dean Radin, American scientist

Several books on psi phenomena and mathematical proof of evidence


Anil Seth – Being You, a new science of consciousness

[explains how he thinks the brain creates consciousness as a necessary biological survival mechanism – very much not a spiritualist approach!]


Other Reading

 Many books for the lay person about time (for example by Carlo Rovelli) and relativity and quantum theory, for example The Matter Myth by Paul Davies and John Gribbin. Some are worth reading to understand some of the complexities and controversies in contemporary physics, cosmology and indeed biology.




Videos below are offered as access to said persons channel not specific topics.


Sabine Hossenfelder is a straight-down-the-line science skeptic -just when you're getting excited, she pours rational cold-water on that idea!



Arvin Ash – delightful style, open-minded, well presented difficult science ideas explained.



David Chalmers on TED talks – How do you explain consciousness.



Jeffrey Mishlove – Thinking Allowed and New Thinking Allowed channels – very much making connections between science and spirit.



Web Generally

IONS and Windridge Institute in US, in addition to AAPS (association for the advancement of post-materialist science)


The Scientific and Medical Network in UK – membership, talks, events, magazine, book reviews on spiritual and related issues – brilliant!! The Monroe Institute – consciousness science. UK's Society for Psychical Research (SPR)