Colin Wilson has explored the paranormal universe ever since he researched his first highly successful work, The Occult: "the most interesting, informative and thought-provoking book on the subject."* Now, 20 years later, he offers an even wider examination of the mystical and paranormal. And what he has produced is amazing—a thoroughly convincing general theory of the occult. Wilson powerfully posits that our so-called "normal" experience may in fact besubnormal, and that evolution has brought us near the edge of a quantum leap into a hugely expanded human consciousness. Combining fascinating glimpses into the paranormal world with the latest scientific thinking on the nature of "physical reality," he reveals the usually unseen powers of the human mind and discusses why he has become convinced that disembodied spirits do exist.